To sum up the week’s top stories, we begin with an application story from ACTi, who has secured a large-scale investment from Coca-cola Icecek to push ahead with a security project. In pre-Security Essen news, Optelecom-NKF, EverFocus and Bosch have announced that they will be showcasing their latest security solutions at the upcoming show. Siemens stressed the importance of open standards in security at a recent press conference held in Essen.

In corporate news, 3M is to purchase Cogent Inc, a provider of biometric authentication solutions, for $943 million. Abloy UK has opened a new series of seminars for industry consultants and end-users to learn more about security issues in the education sector. Lastly, wireless video surveillance has been an advantage to the fight against crime in the city of Dallas and those who attend ASIS 2010 later this year will get a chance to see it first-hand. Read more news…

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