In today’s news round-up, Avigilon has appointed Central Security Distribution as its official distributor for the Australian market. CSD will now offer the complete range of Avigilon’s products and solutions to this market. In application news, Milestone video surveillance software is helping to manage traffic activities in Galway City, Ireland. Galway City Council has deployed Milestone XProtect Smart Client to manage all cameras across a large video wall, including pant-tilt-zoom (PTZ) control and zoom for detailed views of live and recorded video. In addition, Milestone Mobile has proved perfect for supporting staff using tablets and smartphones.

In other application news, The Calico Group, a leading housing group in East Lancashire, has contracted Connexion2 to provide its award-winning and ACPO accredited Identicom lone worker device (LWD). Connexion2 has supplied a total of 150 Identicom devices to Calico including a number of units with “Man Down” detection. Over in Morocco, G4S has signed a new contract with the Tangier Med Port Authority and Tangier Med Special Agency to deliver a broad range of integrated security solutions. The three-year contract, worth approximately £10 million in total turnover, will see G4S protect the port’s assets, commodities and people. Finally, Axis Security will provide Wulfrun shopping centre in the UK with 228 weekly manned guarding hours. Officers will be responsible for the security, health, safety and well-being of the tenants and public using the centre. Read more security news…