In today’s news round-up, Avigilon has chosen the finalists for its HD surveillance system donation. After placing a worldwide call for nominations of charities that would benefit from the system, the company has identified five outstanding organisations as finalists. In application news, Raytec’s LED illuminators have helped increase productivity at the world’s largest bauxite mine in Western Australia. The vibration resistant illuminators are designed specifically for challenging environments such as mines and oil rigs and are continuing to perform to a high standard after 12 months of use.

In corporate news, Honeywell has introduced its new CPD approved presentation on aspiration smoke detection. The seminar presentation, entitled “Utilising Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technologies to deliver EN54-20 compliant very early stage smoke detection solutions to a broad range of challenging applications”, aims to explain how tools and technologies have evolved to increase the effectiveness of fire protection systems. In other corporate news, IMS Research has published a new report on the global mobile video surveillance market. “The World Market for Mobile Video Surveillance” found that a surplus supply of wireless download technology was fitted to 16% of all video recorders sold in mobile video surveillance markets during 2012. Finally, Xtralis’ ADPRO portfolio has won three top 2013 security awards. The industry recognised ADPRO FastTrace 2/2X Platform, PRO Intelligent PIR and IntrusionTrace PLUS as innovative and reliable products. Read more security news…