Learn how the Georgia Tech Police Department deployed a web-based physical access control system (PACS) to manage facility access from any web browser, partition role-based access privileges by building, synchronize with campus-wide identity management systems and reduce total cost of ownership.

In today’s weekly news round-up, our latest Round Table discussion looks at when is it safe to use video systems for corporate networks, reflecting on new IT trends and updates which impact sharing networks. On the topic of business improvements, Michael Fickes’ latest article looks at how to utilise intelligence analysts in order to avoid regional risks. In part seven of the video analytics series, Larry Anderson looks at how smart thermal cameras accurately detect people in variable lighting conditions. Finally, Vicki Contavespi takes a closer look at the CIP-014-1 standard, which became effective on the Federal Register in January 2015. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Delta Scientific recently unveiled its range of anti-terrorism barriers and bollards at its Palmdale home office. 100 security professionals, integrators and contractors were given an insight into Delta’s vehicle access control equipment. In part seven of the video analytics series, Larry Anderson looks at how smart thermal cameras accurately detect people in variable lighting conditions. In the lead up to ISC WestTyco has announced the InnovationWorks program, aimed to help innovators and entrepreneurs bring new and dynamic ideas to the marketplace.

In application news, Zwipe can now offer its customers biometric authorisation thanks to its partnership with the aptiq Alliance program, a collaborative group of global companies that support Allegion’s aptiq smart card technology to create an eco-friendly, secure solution. As spring 2015 approaches, Farsight reflects on last year’s security breach statistics, which revealed the number of incidents was 46% higher in spring compared to winter. Finally, Global Security Asia announced a successful turnout with over 5,000 visitors, addressing key issues surrounding the ISIS threat to the region. 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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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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