In today’s news round-up, Vanderbilt Industries has entered into an agreement to acquire Siemens’ Security Products business. The business will be renamed Vanderbilt International and Joseph J. Grillo will be Managing Director, working from the new operational headquarters in Germany. In other corporate news, MasterCard and Zwipe have launched the world’s first contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor. The card also includes the Zwipe secure biometric authentication technology that holds the cardholder’s biometric data.

Over in the Netherlands, Nedap Identification Systems has appointed Wouter Vansteenkiste as Senior Channel Development Manager. Wouter will strengthen the team that manages Nedap’s worldwide partner channel. Also in corporate news, OnSSI has appointed Tim Brand as Regional Manager for Southeast US. Tim will be instrumental in ensuring the growth of OnSSI’s leading Ocularis platform in the region. In events news, the HDcctv Alliance will host a technology and product gallery at Security China 2014. The first certified HDcctv 2.0-compliant products will be shown by Dahua and Shany as part of the gallery. Finally, SeeTec and BCDVideo have entered into a new technology partnership. Under the partnership, BCDVideo’s recording server and SeeTec’s Cayuga VMS will be offered as a joint security solution. Read more security news…