In today’s news round-up, Arecont Vision made headlines when its IP surveillance camera installed at a drive in ATM in Texas, USA captured shocking footage of a young woman robbed and kidnapped at gunpoint. SourceSecurity.com’s Editor Larry Anderson runs through the course of events leading to the robbery in today’s Security Beat. In a new feature article, Randy Southerland discusses the future for cannabis legislation within the security industry as the stigma still hangs in the balance.

Reflecting on new research carried out by the ASIS Foundation, Michael Fickes summarises the findings and discusses trends affecting the security industry; cyber-security and crime, mobile technology, natural disasters and globalisation. In corporate news, Vanderbilt has established its international headquarters in Germany, in a move highlighting the company’s intent to become the most customer-focused integrated security systems manufacturer in Europe. Finally, VIVOTEK has successfully met Taiwan’s International Airport security demands by installing 10 state-of-the-art dome network cameras in the terminal’s Skytrain. Read more security news…