On today’s news round-up, the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) annual Apprentice Installer Awards recognised the hard work and dedication of the security industry’s apprentices as well as rewarded the high standards of service and professionalism. In corporate news, Gallagher Group has hosted a future-focused event for the staff in the market to discuss upcoming products and plans for its direction of business. Opengear has announced it will offer a 50% discount to qualified Cisco training centres around the world for the Opengear IM4200, CM4000 and ACM5000. Leading provider of mission-critical communications systems Cassidian Communications GmbH has signed an agreement with euromicron’s subsidiary telent to take over and continue Cassidian’s analogue radio activities.

In application news, the District of Columbia is now under the City Wide Surveillance Programme by Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software world leader, CNL Software. The latter is in the process of deploying the largest Safe City PSIM solution in the United States, securing nearly 5.6 million people in the Washington metropolitan area on a daily basis. Read more security news…