In today’s news round-up, G4S Secure Solutions Inc. has recently announced that it plans to hire 6,000 returning military veterans and their family members by the end of 2013. Marc Ladin has been named the next CMO for Arecont Vision and will be focusing on increasing market awareness of the company’s capabilities. In other corporate news, IMS Research has published a new study which suggests that smart card credentials are expected to lead the next generation of credentials used for physical access control and secondary applications.

In applications news, NICE Systems announced that it is implementing its surveillance portfolio in the city of Sochi, Russia, as part of its “Safe City” initiative for mitigating security, safety, and operational risks. Finally, Mayflex has launched the first in a series of Talking Head educational videos which involve Mayflex’s security sales team talking about various technologies available within the security arena. Read more security news…