In today’s news round-up, an agreement has been signed which will see the controlling shareholders of Samsung Techwin and other Samsung Group affiliates sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group. The transaction is expected to be completed during the first half of 2015. In other corporate news, Hikvision recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Thirty-three customers from across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, spent six days where they learned about Hikvision’s assortment of unique products and were treated to cultural outings.

In application news, IdenTrust™ recently announced that it has been selected by MEDENT® to provide IGC PKI certificates. Each individual IGC PKI certificate provides two-factor authentication for identity authentication and digital signing, as well as a certificate for encryption. Over in the U.K, Amthal Fire & Security has secured the tender for Notting Hill Housing Group to provide total electronic security solutions and maintenance across the social enterprise’s three office locations in London. In events news, Suprema has won the “Best Product” award for its BioEntry W fingerprint access control terminal at this year’s All-Over-IP Expo in Moscow. BioEntry W provides the benefits of an IP access control system with high-level security provided by fingerprint biometrics. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Vanderbilt Industries recently announced that it will focus its market identity on the Vanderbilt name brand. Following Vanderbilt Industries’ announcement of the pending acquisition of Siemens’ Security Products, the new entity, renamed Vanderbilt International GmbH, will begin to utilise the Vanderbilt name, creating a common company brand identity for both the North American and European business units. Also in corporate news, Schneider Electric has partnered with ASSA ABLOY Access Control UK to enhance its Continuum building management system. ASSA ABLOY’s latest Aperio® wireless cylinders, PINpad escutcheon and L100 have been integrated into the Schneider Electric access control product line.

In application news, Traka has installed a smart access management system at one of the UK’s leading rail companies, Southeastern. Traka developed a bespoke access management system in which keys are permanently attached to an iFob, which locks into an automated key dispensing machine. Also in the UK, IDIS has announced the appointment of Billy Hopkins to the role of Regional Sales Manager. Billy will manage distribution sales in South East England to meet increased demand for next generation DirectIP™ high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Lastly, Genetec recently announced a new partnership with automated payment systems manufacturer VenTek. Together, Genetec and VenTek now offer seamless integration between the VenTek Pay-by-License (PBL) solution and Genetec AutoVu, the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, IDIS has announced the appointment of Billy Hopkins to the role of Regional Sales Manager. Billy will manage distribution sales in South East England to meet increased demand for next generation DirectIP™ high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Also in corporate news, PSA Security Network recently announced a new vendor partnership with Alertus Technologies. The Alertus Notification System provides “one-touch” instant command and control of all enterprise alerting modalities throughout large area, high-occupancy facilities.

Over in Brazil, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire lock company Silvana and steel fire door company Metalika. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group’s footprint in Brazil. Also recently merged are Tyco International Ltd. and Tyco International plc, a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland. As a result of the merger, each shareholder of Tyco International Ltd. received one share of Tyco International plc for each share of Tyco International Ltd. held immediately prior to the merger. Finally, in events news, OPTEX will be exhibiting its complete detection and access control solutions at the upcoming Transport Security Expo next week. OPTEX Managing Director Ricky Miwa says these new developments show that the company is constantly investing in research and development for sensing technology in order to support its transportation customer’s projects. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Traka has installed a smart access management system at one of the UK’s leading rail companies, Southeastern. Traka developed a bespoke access management system in which keys are permanently attached to an iFob, which locks into an automated key dispensing machine. In corporate news, Genetec recently announced a new partnership with automated payment systems manufacturer VenTek. Together, Genetec and VenTek now offer seamless integration between the VenTek Pay-by-License (PBL) solution and Genetec AutoVu, the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system.

In other corporate news, ONVIF recently hosted its annual membership meeting. Attendees heard presentations on ONVIF successes from 2014 and an outline of new initiatives for 2015, such as the planned release of Profile Q and a new client test tool. Matrox recently announced the 20th anniversary of its core desktop management software Matrox PowerDesk™ that lets users of Matrox graphics cards, external multi-display adapters and display wall products easily configure and manage multi-monitor setups. Finally, Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract for system evolution and maintenance of the US Air Force’s five Eagle Vision stations until 2019. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Schneider Electric has partnered with ASSA ABLOY Access Control UK to enhance its Continuum building management system. ASSA ABLOY’s latest Aperio® wireless cylinders, PINpad escutcheon and L100 have been integrated into the Schneider Electric access control product line. Also in corporate news, Vanderbilt Industries recently announced that it will focus its market identity on the Vanderbilt name brand. Following Vanderbilt Industries’ announcement of the pending acquisition of Siemens’ Security Products, the new entity, renamed Vanderbilt International GmbH, will begin to utilise the Vanderbilt name, creating a common company brand identity for both the North American and European business units.

In application news, Automotive servicing business Tractamotors has realised a 60% reduction in losses for the retail arm of its business following the installation of nearly 50 Axis network cameras to its site in Cavan, Ireland. Axis Communications and partner Encom developed a solution that combined Axis network cameras and a Milestone XProtect video surveillance system. Over in the UK, transmission solutions manufacturer AMG recently announced two new appointments: Andrew Pigram has joined as Sales and Marketing Director and Sara Bullock as Business Development Director. Finally, security systems integrator ISD Tech recently announced that it has achieved BAFE accreditation for the design, commissioning, installation and maintenance of fire detection systems. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global recently announced the addition of new strategic partners who have joined the company’s Enterprise Application Partners programme, further expanding the ecosystem of available products that are powered by award-winning Seos technology. In application news, Caterham High School in the UK has recently installed a remotely monitored security system supplied by specialist infrared CCTV supplier, Basson Group. The products fitted were from Basson’s range of long-distance IR cameras, monitored by Kent-based CCTV and Alarm Monitoring company, FLR Spectron.

In events news, Matrix will be at Secutech Thailand to showcase its complete portfolio of security products encompassing range of access control, time-attendance and video surveillance solutions. Matrix will also launch its SATATYA HVR series, a single solution for IP and analogue surveillance needs. In other events news, the Gulf Traffic exhibition will be taking place in Dubai from 8th – 10th December. Navtech Radar will be at the show to exhibit its unique ClearWay Automatic Incident Detection (AID) system, which provides vehicle and pedestrian incident detection. Finally, looking forward to 2015, Kentech Electronics will be exhibiting their leading fire detection and alarm control products at the Intersec 2015 in Dubai. Show visitors will be able to see live demonstrations and discuss the rollout of the all-new Taktis product range. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Antony Smith has joined AD Group from Tyco as the new business development manager for fire detection solution brand FireVu. He will be focusing on the data centre industry and will also be working across a range of sectors including petrochemicals and manufacturing. Also in corporate news,  Milestone Systems has fully reported performance certification of five more Milestone Solution Partner integrations with IT infrastructure components such as servers, storage, and workstation products. The companies achieving this comprehensive process with documented results are EMC, HP Workstation, NetApp, PROMISE Technology and Seneca.

In application news, Verint recently announced that Sao Bernardo do Campo has deployed a comprehensive security intelligence platform that includes Verint Video Management Software™, Verint Situation Management Center™ and Verint IP Cameras as part of its “Safe City Program.” Over in the UK, Sawbridgeworth Town Council has completed its upgrade to next generation IDIS DirectIP™ full-HD wireless network surveillance. Designed and installed by systems integrator Sunstone IP Systems, the council selected the DirectIP solution based on performance, affordability and Sunstone’s innovative system design. Finally, Tim Myers, Director of Product Management at Tyco Security Products, was a featured speaker at CONNECTIONS Europe: Monetising Strategies for the Connected Home, which took place earlier this week. Myers participated in the panel discussion which explored new strategies, business models and partnership opportunities between players in the smart home market. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Antony Smith has joined AD Group from Tyco as the new business development manager for fire detection solution brand FireVu. He will be focusing on the data centre industry and will also be working across a range of sectors including petrochemicals and manufacturing. In other corporate news, DVS Limited has employed five new starters to sustain the incredible growth they it has experienced in recent years.

In application news, Sawbridgeworth Town Council in the UK has completed its upgrade to next generation IDIS DirectIP™ full-HD wireless network surveillance. Designed and installed by systems integrator Sunstone IP Systems, the council selected the DirectIP solution based on performance, affordability and Sunstone’s innovative system design. Also in the UK, ASSA ABLOY has supplied a range of products to the Camino mental health facility to help mitigate patient risk. ASSA’s DC256 clutch thumbturns were installed, offering privacy to patients while ensuring that staff can gain entry at all times in case of emergency. Finally, CNL Software has announced that it will be participating in the Teleste Video Surveillance Summit in Dubai on 7th December. Focused around the deployments of surveillance systems in urban environments, the summit will demonstrate the latest technologies and innovations available to solve today’s challenges in Middle Eastern cities. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Tyco Security Products recently announced that Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, will be a featured speaker at CONNECTIONS Europe: Monetising Strategies for the Connected Home, taking place this week. Myers will participate in the panel discussion which will explore new strategies, business models and partnership opportunities between players in the smart home market. Also in events news, Wavesight will be participating in a Video Surveillance Summit organised by Finnish technology company, Teleste. The event will enable delegates to learn more about the latest technologies and innovations to solve today’s challenges in building a safe city environment. Bosses at Vemotion are hailing this year’s Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition as a great success as the firm stands poised on the brink of greater UK and global demand for its products and services.

In application news, Verint® Systems Inc. recently announced that Sao Bernardo do Campo has deployed a comprehensive security intelligence platform that includes Verint Video Management Software™, Verint Situation Management Center™ and Verint IP Cameras as part of its “Safe City Program.” The goal of the initiative was to implement comprehensive supporting technology to facilitate collaboration between the city’s municipal agencies to enhance public safety. Finally, a recent report by Markets and Markets reveals that in the next five years, the maritime security market will experience a significant growth from $13.94 billion in 2014 to $20.87 billion in 2019. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems has fully reported performance certification of five more Milestone Solution Partner integrations with IT infrastructure components such as servers, storage, and workstation products. The companies achieving this comprehensive process with documented results are EMC, HP Workstation, NetApp, PROMISE Technology and Seneca. Also in corporate news, Geutebruck has unveiled a new website. Features include clear navigation, adaptive display and a fast, simple search function.

Over in the US, SightLogix continues to grow its sales organisation with the addition of personnel in South Carolina and Texas. Bill Lozon has joined the company as District Sales Manager for the Southeast Region, while Rachel Young has joined as District Sales Manager for the South-Central Region. Global security technology company Identiv has reported its financial results for the third quarter (Q3) of 2014. The company reaffirms revenue guidance for fiscal year 2014 of revenue between $80 million and $90 million. Finally, Meyertech, developers of the FUSION range of video and information management software for CCTV systems, recently launched its 4th generation VMS application, FUSION-Eclipse at the Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition in the UK. Read more security news…

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