In today’s weekly news round-up, last week saw IFSEC 2015 return to the ExCel, London and Editor Larry Anderson takes a look at the best of what the global security market had on offer at the show. Contributing Editor Ron Alalouff was also out in full force at the show and chatter on the show floor indicates that system integration was one of the major themes at this year’s show. Larry also recently sat down with new global player IDIS America in their new office in Dallas, Texas. See the article here.

In corporate news, a study by YouGov for Vanderbilt reveals that more than one in four of small and medium sized British businesses have suffered loss, disruption or inconvenience as a direct result of physical or cyber security breaches. Finally, ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks are securing an assisted-living facility in Sweden, creating a people centred, secure system. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, next week sees the return of IFSEC International, taking place on 16th – 18th June at the ExCel in London. Highlights of the show will include ASSA ABLOY’s low energy electric locksOT Systems’ EoC live demonstrations and TDSi’s participation at “Harmony Village”.  Check out our full coverage of the show here.

In his latest Security Beat article, Larry Anderson looks at Physical Security Information Management and whether we are witnessing the death of an acronym. European Correspondent Jeremy Malies speaks to David Marshall, Professor of Computer Vision at Cardiff University on crowd movements and the impact this has on security, with a particular focus on video analytics and the “flocking birds” model. In her latest Expert Commentary article, Deborah O’Mara assesses how the cloud is increasing service opportunities for integrators. Finally, BriefCam’s President & CEO Dror Irani says there is valuable information hiding within raw surveillance video footage – with its extraction creating both efficiency and value for an organisation. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, this week saw Vanderbilt complete its acquisition of Security Products from Siemens. The acquisition will not only considerably expand the company’s presence in the security industry, but will also enhance its competitive position in what is a highly fragmented market. In part one of our Home Automation series, Randy Southerland looks at how high growth numbers reflect the democratisation of home automation, creating the Smart Home for almost everyone.

Our latest Expert Commentary sees Mitchell Kane of Vanderbilt suggest that there is room for improvement for open architecture in access control. In the final part of his series on Video Storage, Larry Anderson looks at how cost considerations, in particularly strategic management costs, are important when considering video storage systems. Finally, Mark Friday of Shrader Engineering argues that Moore’s Law is driving future security industry predictions. Check our Mark’s article to see his bold predictions for the future. Read more security news…

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