In today’s weekly round-up, Neil Heller Vice President of Vigitron highlights the bandwidth limitations when switching networks, often viewed as transparent transmission products, in the latest instalment of his networking basics for security professionals series. In light of the pending transaction between Vanderbilt and Siemens, Larry Anderson looks at what steps Vanderbilt is taking to finalise the deal and the challenges involved. In another commentary piece, the topic of investment in the security industry becomes prevalent as the value of the security industry increases.

In corporate news, BSIA’s CCTV section chairman Simon Adcock has responded to the comments made by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter  about the effectiveness of CCTV cameras in England and Wales. In application news, Brickcom has successfully installed high quality IP video surveillance systems and cameras at TangCity hotel in Indonesia, providing 24 hour monitoring and emergency handling. Finally, SSAIB received the first certification body to gain UKAS British Standard 102000 for investigative services. Read more security news….