In today’s weekly news round-up, Part 2 of Randy Southerland’s series on Home Automation looks at how both large and small companies are rushing to enter the fast-growing Home Automation space. Check out Part 1 in the series here. End User Correspondent Michael Fickes’ latest article assesses cloud usefulness and effectiveness – with a particular focus on physical security. This week also saw Allegion announce its acquisition of SimonsVoss. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

Jeremy Malies, European Correspondent, looks at how the London Metropolitan Police are adapting to changing patterns of crime. In another article, Jeremy looks at the equipment available from the physical security industry to deter and detect stowaways who are attempting to enter the UK illegally. Finally, Keven Marier of Milestone Systems writes on video technology transformation in our latest expert commentary articleRead more security news…