In today’s news round-up, 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 as a Steering Member will accelerate the worldwide migration to HD surveillance. In application news, ADT has supplied Leicester City Football Club’s stadium with an IP CCTV security system to replace the stadium’s previous analogue security system. The entire installation took 6 weeks and included replacing some of the existing coaxial cable runs to Ethernet to allow the use of HD CCTV.

In corporate news, Octavian Security has been shortlisted as a finalist for the “Customer Care Initiative of the Year” award at the 2013 Security Excellence Awards. The company was chosen due to its commitment to improvement, innovation and client satisfaction. In other corporate news, Skills for Security has announced the appointment of Terri Jones as its new Director General. The company is confident that Terri will provide it with strategic direction, focusing on new business generation while assuming responsibility for its financial and commercial performance. Finally, Elbit Systems announced recently that its Australian subsidiary has been awarded a $32 million (USD) contract by the Australian Federal Police. The company is to supply the AFP with an investigation, intelligence and incident management solution over a four-year period. Read more security news…