In today’s news round-up, IDIS has announced a strategic alliance with Sunstone Systems to bring next generation DirectIP surveillance solutions to the UK. Sunstone has completed its first DirectIP rollout at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s school in Gloucestershire. In corporate news, Suprema has been awarded the “Order of Industrial Service Merit” by the Korean government. The award recognises Korea’s top contributing local companies.

In events news, last week’s Scotland: Secure for Business event hosted by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) welcomed over 175 delegates at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. 20 exhibitors were on hand to provide Scottish based businesses with advice and guidance on the latest security solutions. Over in South Africa, the country’s network video surveillance equipment market has surpassed the analogue market for the first time in 2012, according to Video Surveillance Analyst Josh Woodhouse from IHS. Finally, Matrox Graphics Inc. and Matrox Video will jointly present their products at next year’s Integrated Systems Europe 2014, which takes place in Amsterdam in February. Read more security news…