In today’s weekly news round-up, Part 3 of Randy Southerland’s series on Home Automation looks at the opportunities available for security companies within the sector due to the growth of “Smart Home” technology. Deborah O’Mara revisits video analytics in her latest article, with a particular focus on its application beyond security. Also on the topic of video analytics, European Correspondent Jeremy Malies looks at street violence prevention through the use of video analytics.

As the world has grown more and more interconnected through the Internet and company networks, cybercrime has grown at an alarming rate. Mike Fickes assess cyber security risks and vulnerabilities within the security industry. Finally, how can the security industry help keep contraband out of prisons, particularly with the rise of supply methods such a drones? Read more security news…