In today’s news round-up, Neil Heller discusses the intricate networking standards of PoE in part 6 of his networking basics for security professionals series. On the topic of the US electric grid, Vicki Contavespi looks at regulatory requirements and whether these are sufficient enough to prevent cyber-security hacking. In application news, Airbus Defence and Space has agreed to supply an undisclosed Middle Eastern country with its Z:NightOwl M surveillance system, specifically designed for long-range purposes.

Over in the Far East, Bosch has installed its video surveillance solution system which includes the IP PTZ dome camera and IP dome cameras in the Lotte Centre – a 65 floor skyscraper in Vietnam. Finally, BSIA has announced its success at Intersec 2015 which was held last month in Dubai, with the BSIA-organised UK Pavilion having its highest-ever turnout of UK companies. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Larry Anderson’s latest Security Beat takes a look at the security market post Canon acquisition, with a focus on the company’s efforts to commit to open systems. Taking a look at video analytics, our latest articles in the series look at real-world scenarios that have taken advantage of the latest video analytics systems, and how the retail industry is benefiting from the use of video analytics.

In the transportation vertical, Larry looks at how general and purpose-built cameras are performing well, with new features available including facial recognition. Finally, on the topic of organisational resilience, Michael Fickes provides an overview of its meaning and how it is affecting the security industry. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Larry Anderson looks at  how the performance of purpose-built cameras is improving the transportation sector, reflecting on the camera’s ability to have clear facial recognition of passengers. Randy Southerland examines how military veterans in the security industry are utilised in order to develop strategies, making them an attractive quality to employ for large scale events and positions.

In application news, CriticalArc Safezone has enhanced safety measures of the University of South Australia by installing its innovative and cost-reducing SafeZone across six campuses. In corporate news, A10 Networks has announced Henk Jan Spanjaard as the Vice President of Sales. With over 20 years’ experience working in security and data management, he will be overseeing all activities including channel partnerships across the region. Finally, Manchester Security 2015 has announced the availability of exhibition space. Confirmed speakers will focus on a wide range of issues including child protection and counter terrorism.Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Michael Fickes defines “organisational resilience” and how it helps organisations remain viable and eliminate security silos and divisional silos. Looking further into video analytics, Larry Anderson explores ways in which video analytics can be used within forensics to provide investigators faster access to any video clip, based on the content of the video. At the upcoming Counter Terror Expo, taking place between the 20th – 21st of April at Olympia London, the addition of the World Terror Congress will see leading intelligence and security experts join senior representatives from the Home Office, GCHQ, the Metropolitan Police and UK Parliament to discuss the growing and diverse threats posed by terrorism.

In application news, Delta Scientific DSC800 decorative bollards have been deployed to protect Windsor Castle from terrorist vehicle attacks. These decorative bollards can stop a 15,000 pound (6,800 kg) vehicle travelling at 30 mph (50 kph). Finally, at The Marlborough Science Academy, Amthal Fire & Security has installed its electronic security solution to upgrade the school’s existing fire and security measures. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Larry Anderson focuses on analytics as he takes a look at real-world scenarios that have taken advantage of the latest video analytics systems. Whether it’d be monitoring pedestrian exit lanes at airports or providing business intelligence on the average speed of vehicles, there are many ways that video analytics can be used beyond security needs. In another article, Larry also touches on how high-quality images can maximise the success of any video analytics installation.

Following Canon’s bid to buy Axis, Fredrik Nilsson reiterates Axis’s commitment to open systems in our latest Security Beat article. In his latest article on the role of veterans in security, Randy Southerland explores the benefits of hiring veterans as uniformed guards and management personnel. Finally, at the upcoming Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe, taking place 4th and 5th March 2015, Ivo Opstelten, Minister for Security and Justice of The Netherlands will be delivering the opening keynote presentation and touching on Europe’s changing position on security and the protection of its assets following the recent events in Copenhagen, Paris and Brussels. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, our Expert Panel analyses the importance of looking at the global market when sourcing system components and the reasons for its importance. Also on the topic of global markets, VP of Hunt Electronics John Wu summarises the benefits of sourcing the right OEM/ODM manufacturer, especially for local surveillance companies.

Arjan Bouter looks at the importance of regularly upgrading physical security systems as a must to avoid losing valuable time and data. Looking at transportation applications, Larry Anderson speaks to a number of suppliers on the range of security goals required in order to meet the solutions of a business. In her new article, Vicki Contavespi uncovers the truth on cyber criminals targeting SCADA embedded systems and the high-risk sector for cyber incidents that energy sectors face. Finally, Neil Heller’s latest article in the networking basics for security professionals series looks at how PoE worksRead more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, as the Canon-Axis acquisition continues to dominate the news agenda, Deborah O’Mara gets initial reactions from a number of system integrators on what the consolidation means for the companies and the security industry as a whole. Taking a different angle, Larry Anderson highlights the shared history of the two companies and gets the inside scoop from Fredrik Nilsson on the future of Axis following the buyout.

Focusing on video analytics, Larry Anderson summarises views from some of the leading providers on how the technology has matured into a robust and dependable option for a variety of applications. In another article, he also looks at how multiple high-value markets such as critical infrastructure, airports and transportation are embracing the technology. In our latest Round Table article, our Expert Panel highlights some of the other surprising developments in the security industry over the last 12 months. Finally, Charles McCready of Panasonic explores the recording considerations for an evolving security market, giving tips on how to choose the right recording solution. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, following Canon’s $2.8 billion bid to buy Axis Communication, Larry Anderson takes a look back at the companies shared history and gets the inside scoop from Fredrik Nilsson on what the acquisition means for both companies. Speaking to SecureWatch, Deborah O’Mara unveils details about the company’s new $4 million commercial and residential central station – Fusion Centre – and explores SecureWatch’s growing focus on video surveillance and new technologies.

In application news, Comelit Group UK has supplied an IP video door entry system for a multi-block residential development within the idyllic north London village of Mill Hill. At the University of Bath, students can now have 24-hour access to laptops and games consoles thanks to Traka’s asset management lockers & key cabinets. The lockers also help the university to protect its investment and manage the use and misuse of the equipment. Finally, Matrix Comsec will be launching its access control panel and readers at Secutech India 2015, which takes place from 12 – 14 March 2015. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Charles McCready of Panasonic explores the recording considerations for an evolving security market, giving tips on how to choose the right recording solution. Taking another look at video analytics, Larry Anderson summarises views from some of the leading providers on how the technology has matured into a robust and dependable option for a variety of applications. Focusing on the decline of workplace violence, Michael Fickes identifies the reasons for this and solutions to resolve such cases.

In corporate news, RISCO Group has appointed Ian Stones as Head of Regional Sales to manage a team of RISCO Regional Sales Managers and Sales Engineers and expand the success of RISCO’s live video verification solution, VUpoint. Finally, to support the British Heart Foundation’s “Wear it. Beat It” campaign, TDSi had a fundraising day wearing red and raising much needed funds for the campaign. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, delving into video analytics, Larry Anderson looks at  how multiple high-value markets such as critical infrastructure, airports and transportation are embracing the technology. Larry speaks to DVTEL, SightLogix, Ispotek, Agent Vi and iOmniscient to get their take on how the technology sets to develop in the future. Looking at the emergence of CPTED as an effective crime prevention and security technique, Michael Fickes identifies how CPTED can be applied to an installation and explores its potential benefits.

As part of his series on “Networking basics for security professionals”, Neil Heller’s next instalment focuses on the transmission of video and PoE power for IP security cameras over infrastructures. “What’s in a name?” asks Deborah O’Mara, as she discusses the perception of the security industry and how this may be impacting the take up of new technologies and innovations. Finally, in the second instalment of her series on the U.S electrical grid, Vicki Contavespi looks at what the industry considers to be its most severe threats to the grid. Read more security news…

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