In today’s weekly 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.  In corporate news, Siemens has entered into a partnership with Milestone Systems to enhance their security portfolio, allowing Sivelliance™ VMS technology to be compatible with Milestone’s IP video management systems.

Over in the US, Panasonic has acquired VMS developer Video Insight as part of its strategy to expand in the North American education market. Following the surprise announcement, Larry Anderson gave us his take of what this means for Panasonic’s future. In events news, Axxonsoft showcased version 4.0 of the Axxon Next VMS and the Axxon Intellect PSIM platform at Intersec 2015. Finally, our Expert Panel discusses opportunities to maximise the benefits of using common technologies in the marketplace in our latest Round Table discussion. Read more security news…