In today’s weekly news round-up, Jeremy Malies looks at how physical security technology is aiding the Nedap earthquake response, with a particular look at how drones have helped create maps to aid rescue workers. In his latest Security Beat article, Larry Anderson revisits Canon’s acquisition of Axis, with it being revealed recently that a wrinkle has emerged in the process. In further acquisition news, Larry speaks to Phybridge CEO John Croce regarding their recent acquisition of NVT. Phybridge will be leveraging NVT’s long-term reputation in the market, while expanding NVT’s existing product portfolio with Phybridge’s products.

In Part 5 of our series on Primary/Secondary education, SourceSecurity.com speaks to Idesco, Isonas, Allegion and Honeywell about the commonplace nature of limited financial resources in schools. Finally, Gary Rubin, Director for Analysis and Support and System Planning Corporation, gives us the low down on challenges to video analytics adoption, with a specific focus on Video Content Analysis (VCA). Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, with ISC West over for another year, our latest Round Table discussion looks at how the exhibition could potentially be improved to be more valuable for attendees and exhibitors alike. Check out what our Expert Panel has to say. Larry Anderson’s latest Security Beat article looks at how the latest in video surveillance equipment on show at ISC West was reflected by numbers that were heard repeatedly on the show floor – 4K and H.265. Other show highlights included Tyco Security Products showcasing its Connected Home and IDIS’ launch of IDIS America.

Michael Fickes’ latest article looks at how US retailers are battling the $36 billion problem of retail shrinkage losses, while Deborah O’Mara speaks to Mun C. Wong, PSP and President of VinTech Systems on the importance of integrity for business success. Finally, in part 4 of our series on Primary/Secondary education and security, Larry looks at how integrators should foster relationships to increase education sales. Read more security news…

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In this week’s news round-up, we have the latest coverage of the ISC West show as it moves into Day 2. Larry Anderson gives a summary of the latest innovations and technologies on show from the industry’s big players: MOBOTIX, Axis Communications, Canon and many more. Our correspondent at the show, Deborah O’Mara, has also provided her take of Day 1 at ISC West by giving a breakdown of ASSA ABLOY’s media press conference and what it sees at the key trends in 2015. In the run up to ISC West, we asked our Expert Panel to comment on what they expected would be the “big news” coming out of the show, read their comments in our latest Round Table article.

Focusing on mergers & acquisition, Larry Anderson writes on AMAG and Salient Systems partnership and what this new venture will mean to both companies’ future development and growth. Another merger which was announced earlier this week came from Phybridge, a technology company focused on the long reach transmission needs of the Communications and Physical Security industry. It announced that it was in the process of acquiring Network Video Technologies. This follows a number of top mergers & acquisitions which have taken place over the course of the last 12 months. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, our latest Round Table discussion looks at the key cybersecurity vulnerabilities of IP based systems. This week also saw the recent acquisition of SeeTec by video management company OnSSI. On the acquisition, Gadi Piran, OnSSI’s President and CTO said: “This acquisition is important for our growth, diversification and global presence strategies.” Over in the Big Apple, Milestone Systems VMS software was used in the 2014 New York City Marathon team. The software was deployed with the depth and flexibility to deliver a reliable functionality to more people in more places.

This year TDSi is celebrating 20 years of growth in the Chinese security market. TDSi’s Managing Director John Davies has commented: “We have had a phenomenal two decades of business in the Chinese security market, which is largely down to the help and support of our local expert partners. “ Looking ahead to next week’s ISC West 2015 tradeshow, the SIA has announced that the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) objectives, initial document and related educational sessions are scheduled to be released at the show. For more ISC West news coverage, take a look at our dedicated page…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, our editor Larry Anderson gives a run-down on the upcoming ISC West tradeshow, with a particular focus on the show’s benefits and latest security innovations. Check out our dedicated page showcasing all pre-show coverage. Looking at the education sector, a number of manufacturers have given their views on the unique security challenges faced by schools. Chris Bone of ASSA ABLOY explores the growth of wireless access control and how this has been received in the industry.

In his series on “Network Basics for Security Professionals” Neil Heller discusses product specifications and how these should be used when choosing a network switch. Focusing on video storage, we get the views of video storage providers on the growth of Big Data and how the surveillance storage market is evolving to meet increased demand. Lastly, Jeremy Malies reflects on the Germanwings Airbus A320 air crash and the questions it raises on access controlRead more security news…

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