To wrap up the working week, we begin with news from Magal, who has secured three orders worth $4.1 million to provide perimeter protection solutions at homeland security sites in Asia and Latin America. HID has also received an 85,000-unit order from a major U.S. government agency for the company’s OMNIKEY contact smart card readers. The British Security Industry Association has welcomed the new Protection of the Freedoms Bill, published by the coalition government, which demands a code of practice for the CCTV industry.

In other news, Avigilon has recruited seven new sales executives and promoted two sales executives to address the growing demand for the company’s award-winning HD surveillance solution in North America and Europe. Altronix has chosen the Atkins Group to represent its product line throughout New England, Connecticut and Upstate New York. Finally, QNAP will be exhibiting its ONVIF-compliant network surveillance systems at the upcoming CeBIT 2011 show. Read more security news…