And the snow keeps coming down. Hope everyone’s been staying warm. The theme of new beginnings for the new year continues with HID Global’s extension of its iCLASS readers which can now be used by Dutch government agencies. Also, artec technologies AG and Teletec Connect will now be distributing MULTIEYE products in Denmark and Scandinavia.

Lastly we leave you with some food for thought. CCTV cameras may seem like a fundamental part of retail outlets these days but how effective are they really? Siemens Building Technologies discusses effectiveness in CCTV retail installations.