In today’s news round-up, VIVOTEK megapixel cameras have been deployed at Assan Motor and Atlas Khodro offices and showrooms in Iran to help improve their surveillance systems. Following the completion of the installation in February this year, both companies are very pleased with the high image quality of the VIVOTEK cameras and the improvements they have made to the surveillance system as a whole. In the UK, NW Systems video streaming and video monitoring & recording services have been selected by one of the UK’s most respected property development groups, Argent LLP, to provide live and recorded images to the King’s Cross development project in London. Images from selected cameras are simultaneously being streamed using NW Systems’ Steamdays 2 live streaming service to help stimulate engagement and meet the public’s interest in the development project.

In corporate news, EET Europarts has signed a distribution agreement with ACTi. With the distribution of ACTi products, EET Europarts will further broaden its customer value proposition within the range of security and surveillance solutions. Over in India, IndigoVision’s high definition cameras have been deployed at the prestigious Qatar Insurance Company to provide video security for their offices in remote locations. Lastly, at the recent IFSEC 2014 tradeshow, Maxxess demonstrated version 6 of its security management software platform, eFusion. With over 50 new features and enhancements to the platform, the eFusion upgrade is available to existing customers subscribed to software support plans at no extra cost. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Hikvision has been selected to provide comprehensive security solutions to safeguard the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Hundreds of Hikvision megapixel network cameras and speed domes have been successfully applied to ensure a safer environment for local citizens and visiting tourists. In application news, HID Global’s physical access control solutions have been deployed by Norway Post. Norway Post deployed Genuine HID® multiCLASS SE® readers and multi-technology cards at its Robsrud Terminal, from where more than 60 percent of all the mail in Norway is handled.

In corporate news, Agent Vi is offering a free online training and certification program for its new savVi video analytics platform. The program includes 6 hours of online content including an online certification exam that will grant the trainees a “Certified” status. In other application news, Meyertech has provided its ONVIF conformant FUSION-Core-Solar VMS to the Hammersmith and Fulham Council in the UK. The Council’s CCTV system has more than 800 cameras comprising a mixture of fixed and PTZ cameras used to cover town centres and housing estates. Finally, ACT access control solutions have been selected to secure the ports of Dublin and Cherbourg. 911 Security Systems has installed door controllers, proximity readers and cards from ACT as part of a marine access control solution with 3,500 users. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, SourceSecurity.com Editor Larry Anderson has provided an assessment of the benefits of IFSEC 2014 after the final day of the show. Larry discusses new developments and opportunities which were presented at the three-day event in London. In corporate news, the news of Google-owned Nest Labs entering into an agreement to buy Dropcam for $555 million has sent shock waves within the home automation market. Larry has also commented on this topical news item in his recent Security Beat article on Apple’s entry into the home automation market.

In application news, IndigoVision’s solution is being used to protect spectators at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Other recent IndigoVision projects in Brazil include the Brazilian Ministry of Work and Sao Paulo International Airport. Meanwhile, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless locks have been installed at Technology Park Písek in South Bohemia, Czech Republic. The online functionality enables facilities managers at Technology Park Písek to conduct instant security audits, and to issue or revoke access rights at the click of a mouse. Finally, Hikvision has been ranked as the world’s largest CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment provider in 2013 by IHS, with a dominant 10.9% market share. This is up by more than a third, from 8% in 2012, according to the latest report from IHS Inc. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Verint Systems has announced that St. James’ School, a private Catholic school in Stratford, Connecticut, has employed its Verint Video Management Software™ (VMS) solution to boost security and help safeguard students and staff. The school will now benefit from new video surveillance cameras covering all key areas inside and outside the building. In events news, Frontier Security launched the newest updates to its Frontier R4 security management solution at the 2014 Every Building Conference & Expo in Orlando. The enhancements to the solution are designed to meet the needs of customers who are looking for an enterprise-class and extremely reliable integrated security solution with an intuitive web-based interface.

In application news, SilverNet’s Wireless network has been deployed as part of a project to upgrade Watford town centre’s video surveillance system. The system has been designed to help police respond quickly to any incidents, whilst also providing the opportunity to monitor traffic flow and the supply of live updates for the Highways Authority. In corporate news, Hikvision has been ranked as the world’s largest CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment provider in 2013, with a dominant 10.9% market share. This is up by more than a third, from 8% in 2012, according to the latest report from IHS Inc. Finally, COMPRO Technology Inc. has launched the Compro TN900RW, the world’s first IP Camera that can control home appliances. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Suprema has revealed its biometric scanner products are now certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Suprema is the first to receive the certification in the biometric access control and time attendance segment in association with its local partner in India, A-ID Systems. In events news, Panasonic used IFSEC 2014 as a platform to announce its new partnership with Bravida Fire & Security. Under the OEM agreement, Bravida’s “Integra” access and intruder platform will be added to Panasonic’s portfolio of security products and will see the company enter the European access control market for the first time.

In corporate news, IHS has predicted the global multi-sensor detector market to grow by 7% from 2013 to 2018. In its “World Market for Fire Detection and Suppression Products” report, IHS said the mass-market trend in North America and Western Europe is towards the increased use of multi-sensor detectors. IFSEC also played host to the 20th anniversary celebrations of the British Security Industry Association’s Export Council. Celebrations included brief presentations from members of the Export Council. Finally, Synectics has been awarded a contract to supply CCTV for the new Yemen Gas Pipeline by Amec Spie. The pipeline will supply feed gas at a rate of 1.1 billion cubic feet per day from the processing centres at Al-Kamil Processing Unit (KPU) to the liquefaction plant at Balhaf on the Gulf of Aden. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, we start with breaking news from Canon and Milestone Systems. Canon has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Milestone via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best in class video management software expertise. In events news, storage solutions provider Seagate Technology will showcase its 7th Generation Surveillance HDD at next week’s IFSEC 2014.Visitors will also be able to see products in action with demonstration solutions from QNAP, Samsung, Synology, and Hikvision.

In corporate news, Remcam has launched a new service designed to help MOBOTIX Partners offer remotely monitored security services across the UK. The new subscription service uses RemoteGUARD software integrated seamlessly into the advanced features pioneered by the MOBOTIX decentralised CCTV systems including motion analytics, two way audio and the new ground breaking MX Activity Sensor. In application news, Wyndham Hamilton Park hotel in New Jersey has deployed Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher® key control and management system. In addition to securing keys, Wyndham Hamilton Park has customised their KeyWatcher with locker modules to hold its iPod Touch devices. Finally, Pyronix will exhibit its latest products, services and technological innovations at IFSEC 2014, with end user control being the main topic of discussion at the Pyronix stand. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Seagate Technology will be showcasing its complete surveillance storage portfolio for safety, security and video analytics at this year’s IFSEC 2014, which takes place next week in London. Also at IFSEC, HID Global will showcase its portfolio of solutions to create, manage and use secure identities for a number of vertical markets.

In application news, Hangzhou city’s Safe City project has been upgraded by Dahua’s latest IP video surveillance solutions. There are 32 local police stations equipped with Dahua IP surveillance systems, collecting video from over 3,000 cameras installed at intersections, tunnels, metro entrances, school gates and other public locations. Over in Russia, Bosch fire alarm systems, public address and evacuation technology and a comprehensive video surveillance system have all been installed at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre in Sochi. Finally, Milestone Systems has announced details of its Milestone Learning Portal, an online education tool which will train and certify industry professionals on the technical and commercial details of Milestone products. The portal features online training and certification programs that have been specifically tailored to meet educational needs. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, we start with a number of new IFSEC 2014 announcements. Nedap Security Management will be presenting its “social hub” at this year’s event, which takes place next week in London. Visitors are invited to discuss and find answers to their security challenges at the hub. AEOS, Nedap’s software-based security management platform, will also be on show at the event. At stand D1800, HID Global will showcase its portfolio of solutions to create, manage and use secure identities for a number of vertical markets.

Also at IFSEC, UTC Building & Industrial Systems’ Ziton ZP2 life-safety solution will be on display, with a focus on integration and mobile services. UTC will be demonstrating how products from different fields can now work together more easily, benefiting both installers and their customers. In corporate news, Milestone Systems has announced details of its Milestone Learning Portal, an online education tool which will train and certify industry professionals on the technical and commercial details of Milestone products. The portal features online training and certification programs that have been specifically tailored to meet educational needs. Finally, IHS has reported a 7% growth in the world market for video surveillance equipment in 2013. The report also forecasts that the pace of transition will continue to be rapid in 2014 and 2015 before slowing slightly from 2016 onwards. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global and partners DLRS Group and X INFOTECH have been awarded the Regional ID Document of the Year Award 201 for their newly designed Irish electronic passport (e-passport). The new Irish e-passport is both more attractive and secure than its predecessor and combines the latest security technology with selected imagery that represents the culture, history and people of Ireland. Over in China, Hikvision’s Research & Development unit and Serving and Administration departments have moved to a new corporate complex in Hangzhou. The former buildings on Dongliu Road have been retained and are set to become the company’s manufacturing complex.

In events news, TeleEye’s “HACKER RESISTANT” surveillance solutions will be on show at this year’s IFSEC 2014, which takes place next week at the ExCel in London. Also at IFSEC, Xtralis will showcase the “Xtralis Everywhere” portfolio of detection, verification and response solutions. Finally, Suprema has provided its latest version of fingerprint PC security scanner entitled “BioMini Slim” to Kwick High-Tech & Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for Android-based biometric verification system on SIM cards issuance in Pakistan. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Hangzhou city’s Safe City project has been upgraded by Dahua’s latest IP video surveillance solutions. There are 32 local police stations equipped with Dahua IP surveillance systems, collecting video from over 3,000 cameras installed at intersections, tunnels, metro entrances, school gates and other public locations. In corporate news, Samsung Techwin has appointed Jorge Gomez as Vice President of Business Development for Europe, Russia and CIS. Based at Samsung Techwin’s European Headquarters in Chertsey, UK, Jorge will direct and provide leadership for the company’s fast growing business development team.

In other corporate news, Allegion has appointed Jo Milne-Rowe as specification leader for door solutions. Jo’s appointment highlights the growing importance of the new build specification sector for Allegion. In events news, Avigilon Corporation Senior Sales Director Dean Brazenall will deliver a keynote address on effective crowd management at this year’s All-over-IP Expo 2014. Finally, LEGIC will showcase its latest near field communication (NFC) solutions at IFSEC 2014, which takes place next week in London. Read more security news…

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