In today’s weekly news round-up, Panasonic has acquired Cameramanager.com. The acquisition of the cloud-based video solutions company reinforces Panasonic’s existing security business as it looks to extend its cloud-based solutions to the business and consumer markets. In other news from Panasonic, it was announced this week that their cameras were used to film the pioneering Channel 4 documentary “The Murder Trial”. This marks the first time that remotely-operated cameras have been placed inside a British criminal court to capture a criminal trial in its entirety and the AW-HE120 PTZ cameras were chosen due to their compact and discreet design, silent operation and wide range of focal angles and distances. In application news, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless locking solution has been fitted as part of an access control solution at Thames Reach’s Employment Academy in London. One of the challenges ASSA ABLOY had to overcome in the project was preserving the aesthetic of the Grade II listed Victorian building, whilst still providing a practical and effective security solution.

In corporate news, Oncam Grandeye has announced that its OnVu360 surveillance app has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since its release in November 2012. The app offers users access to the de-warping functions of the company’s award-winning 360-degree surveillance cameras via their mobile device. In other corporate news, Verint Systems Inc. has recently announced that the number of customers in the global financial services sector deploying its Actionable Intelligence Solutions is increasing. Its solutions’ ability to capture, analyse and act on large volumes of data helps companies to make more informed and effective business decisions. Finally, IDIS are to provide DirectIP video surveillance solutions for Tavcom’s training centre in Bishops Waltham in the UK, as part of the centre’s renovation. Tavcom’s training experts will use DirectIP to help educate security industry professionals on how to best take advantage of the advanced technology built into the latest generation security products and solutions. Read more security news…