In today’s news round-up, our Expert Panel discusses opportunities to maximise the benefits of using common technologies in the marketplace in our latest Round Table discussion. In events news, Milestone Systems showcased its XProtect portfolio and Husky network video recorders at Intersec 2015, after announcing its intentions to expand in the Middle East and African regions.

Focusing on hospital security, our End User Correspondent Michael Fickes reviews the basics of protection in the event of mass shootings. In light of the rising use of access control in schools, our correspondent Deborah O’Mara explores how schools are improving their security installations to cope with potential threats. Finally, ASIS has announced Axel Petri as a keynote speaker for the 14th European Security Conference & Exhibition to be held in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, Schneider Electric has been ranked 9th in the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. The Global 100 is determined using twelve quantitative sustainability indicators, including the amount of revenue companies generate per unit of energy consumed and lost-time injury rate. In events news, ASSA ABLOY hopes to expand its presence in the Middle East market after seeing a high demand for its wireless SMARTair™ and Aperio® products at Intersec 2015. Also in events news, Matrox has announced its participation at both the ISE and DSE tradeshows which will feature the Matrox Avio KVM extender for use with the Portalis pro-xi® workstation integrator.

Our Expert Panel discusses how governments and other authoritative bodies manage public privacy objections on newly installed CCTV in our latest Round table article. Finally, Axis Communications has introduced Andrew Martin as retail business development manager to its northern European senior management team. Andrew has worked in retail security, loss prevention and operations for over 25 years. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Schneider Electric has been ranked 9th in the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. The Global 100 is determined using twelve quantitative sustainability indicators, including the amount of revenue companies generate per unit of energy consumed and lost-time injury rate. Schneider Electric seeks to prove that economic, environmental and social interests are convergent. Over in the US, Tyco Integrated Security will once again serve as Official Security Provider to STAPLES Center and L.A. Live in a new deal with AEG. It will also orchestrate all the security product procurement and service in the planned security renovation at STAPES Center.

In corporate news, Wavestore has entered into a distribution partnership with NBM Distribution Ltd, supplying hardware based solutions to its extensive customer base in the EMEA region. Over in Germany, CCV Deutschland, a provider of electronic payment products, has signed a deal with Identiv to develop a complete solution for unattended contactless payments. Finally, Apex Insight’s latest report on UK security guarding services predicts the  market to grow faster in 2015. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, ASSA ABLOY has announced its aims to expand in the Middle East market after seeing a high demand for its wireless SMARTair™ and Aperio® products at Intersec 2015. In corporate news, Raytec has launched a new website highlighting its dedicated range of hazardous area LED lighting solutions.

Over in South Africa, Octavian Security is expecting to open its new office on 5th February in order to build relations with Africa’s most prominent businesses. The office will create 15 head office jobs in addition to a further 500 jobs for security personnel. Also in South Africa, ODSecurity have deployed their largest order of low dosage full body scanners and two SOTER RS units in seven correctional facilities. Finally, The Security Institute has awarded its Chairman’s Charity for 2015 to Help for Heroes for its comprehensive support to British servicemen and women. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Airbus and Defence and Space has won a contract to deliver a Terrestrial Trunked Radio (Tetra) Communication system for Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security. It is expected to be fully deployed by the first quarter of 2015. In corporate news, Axis Communications has introduced Andrew Martin as retail business development manager to its northern European senior management team. Andrew has worked in retail security, loss prevention and operations for over 25 years. In application news, a Kentec fire alarm control panel along with a fire safety system from ADI Global are set to be installed in a new National Memorial to be built on the famous white cliffs between Folkestone and Dover in early 2015.

Following last week’s Intersec 2015 tradeshow, results from a British Security Industry Association (BSIA) survey has revealed the high demand for UK security businesses and solutions in the Middle East, despite the backdrop of increased international competition. Finally, North Central Security Services (NCSS) has been selected to provide an access control solution to HOPE Family Health, a non-profit organisation for uninsured or vulnerable Tennessee residents. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, our Expert Panel discusses how governments and other authoritative bodies manage public privacy objections on newly installed CCTV in our latest Round table article. In corporate news, Mayflex has formed an agreement to distribute the ISONAS range of access control products in the UK and UAE. Meyertech has announced that its ONVIF conformant CCTV solutions range will be showcased at Yorkshire & Humberside Partners Business Crime 2015. Also in the UK, Corps Security has appointed Ralph Davies as Business Development Director. He will be responsible for implementing a strategic growth plan and new market approaches.

In events news, Matrox has announced its participation at both the ISE and DSE tradeshows which will feature the Matrox Avio KVM extender for use with the Portalis pro-xi® workstation integrator. Over in the Middle East, iOmniscient security has secured the Qatar International Islamic Bank, using patented IQ-180 software to detect skimming devices on ATM machines. Finally, our Editor Larry Anderson outlines the innovations that are disrupting the access control marketRead more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, LEGIC has exhibited new products including the new LEGIC IDConnected service at this week’s Omnicard 2015, which closes today in Berlin. Arecont Vision showcased new upgrades to its popular MegaView® 2 true day/night bullet cameras at Intersec earlier this week, equipped with STELLAR Low Light technology and the CorridorView™ feature.

In application news, Traka key management systems are securing Twickenham stadium as part of the stadiums refurbishment work ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup.  In Turkey, Samsung Techwin has upgraded the video surveillance system for the Çelikler Seyitömer thermal power plant by providing 45 network PTZ dome cameras and the SRN-1000 NVR in the first phase of installation  In corporate news, SALTO and Maxxess have formed a partnership and are bringing their Virtual Network and universal security management software together to deliver an integrated platform for managing access points. Read more security news….

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In today’s news round-up, LEGIC has announced their participation at Omnicard 2015, which opened yesterday in Berlin, Germany. LEGIC is showcasing its latest products including the new LEGIC IDConnect service. In application news, Traka key management systems are securing Twickenham stadium as part of the stadiums refurbishment work ahead of the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

In corporate news, Sony’s security division has announced Marc Roth as Channel Account Manager for the development of IP and analogue solutions. The new hire highlights Sony’s continued investment in its video security division, demonstrating its continued commitment to growth across the UK and EMEA markets. In other corporate news, the Security Institute has helped to raise a total of £28,795 during various events throughout 2014, with the proceeds going towards Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sufferers. Finally, Maxxess unveiled its ambit cloud-based enterprise workforce management solution at Intersec 2015, which closed yesterday in Dubai. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, the last day of Intersec Dubai 2015 has unveiled exciting product showcases and appointments in the security industry. Arecont Vision is showcasing new upgrades to its popular MegaView® 2 true day/night bullet cameras, including STELLAR Low Light technology and the CorridorView™ feature. Also at the show, IDIS has announced the opening of their headquarters in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis, and has also introduced Harry Kwon as the new General Manager for the Middle East and Jamil Alasfar as Region Sales Manager.

Members of the BSIA’s Export Council are also at Intersec demonstrating the best of British security innovations and services, underlining Intersec’s status as a must attend event for British security companies. Showcasing access control solutions at the show is Galaxy Control Systems, who is demonstrating the unique capabilities of its v.10.4 solution for schools. Finally, Maxxess and 360 Vision Technology are showcasing the new-off-the-shelf integration that saw Predator HD cameras integrated into Maxxess’ powerful security management platform, eFusion. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Samsung Techwin has upgraded the video surveillance system for the Çelikler Seyitömer thermal power plant in Turkey, providing 45 network PTZ dome cameras and the SRN-1000 NVR in the first phase of installation. In corporate news, SALTO and Maxxess have formed a partnership and are bringing their Virtual Network and universal security management software together to deliver an integrated platform for managing access points. Over in India, IHS has forecast that the video surveillance industry in the Indian market will grow at an increasing rate over the next five years, with much of the growth coming from government spending.

In other corporate news, Sentry360 introduces two new additions to the company: Jeff Muelier as Chief Technology Officer and Scott Merrell as Director of Business Development. Finally, Open Options have unveiled their new site, which offers the latest information on Open Options’ software, video, lock card, and reader integrations. Read more security news…

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