In today’s weekly news round-up, ASSA ABLOY’s 580 electric lock has been installed on doors at Stockholm’s Karolinska University Hospital, maintaining secure access protection while allowing rapid evacuation and re-entry. After a successful pilot project on 20 doors, the technology is now being implemented on 350 doors across the hospital. In corporate news, Dahua Technology has joined the HDcctv Alliance as a Steering Member and taken positions on the body’s board of directors. The company hopes that its participation will help to accelerate the worldwide migration to HD surveillance.

In application news, AxxonSoft and VisionxIP have completed the installation of a Safe City municipal video surveillance system in Rio Gallegos, Argentina. The project combines Axxon Next software with hardware from VisionxIP and is managed by a situation centre which responds quickly to events. Over in Latvia, DIGIEVER and VIVOTEK have partnered to supply the security system for a plywood factory. In addition to using it as a security tool, the factory is using the system to improve the efficiency of its manufacturing processes. Finally, Axis Communications, PROTECT and Milestone Systems have collaborated on a fog security system. The PROTECT fog cannons are linked to Axis thermal cameras, and both systems can be controlled using Milestone Systems software. Read more security news…