In today’s news round-up, Dahua, LILIN and VIVOTEK were among the winners of this year’s Secutech Excellence Awards. The winners were announced at the 16th edition of Secutech which was held from 24 – 26 April 2013 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, Taiwan. From the 25 entries, 6 products received the IP Camera Excellence Award, and 3 products were given the NVR Excellence Award. In application news, Cassidian has completed an integrated security system for the protection of Tanger Med harbour in northern Morocco. The system combats illegal immigration, terrorist attacks and smuggling on the territory of Africa’s biggest port.

In corporate news, Mint Security is encouraging businesses across the country to be vigilant when it comes to fire safety and have their fire alarms serviced appropriately. In order to perform to their full potential, a fire alarm system must be designed in accordance with a thorough, complete and approved risk assessment of a workplace so that risk is minimised at every opportunity. In other corporate news, in light of recent squatting protests in London, the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Vacant Property Protection Group is warning owners of vacant commercial properties to be on heightened alert. Simon Alderson, chairman of the group, has devised 6 key actions that owners can take to help protect their vacant properties. Finally, Grosvenor Technology’s SATEON browser-based access control system has been used to secure Gateway College in LeicesterRead more security news…