In today’s news round-up, an Iranian factory has installed 32 VIVOTEK cameras as part of a plan to enhance security. The project included 6 different models from VIVOTEK’s indoor and outdoor megapixel camera range. In corporate news, TDSi Directors John Davies & Mike Sussman have predicted a number of security and access control industry trends for 2014. Near Field Communications, cloud-based security and biometrics were among the trends expected to evolve this year.

In application news, a burglary suspect has been caught in the act thanks to the PTZ P5534-E camera from Axis Communications. The camera was originally set up by Simon King Wildlife to monitor the nocturnal comings and goings of a family of urban foxes in London. Over in Norway, Zwipe’s contact-less smart card with on-card fingerprint reading has been installed at the Simonsen VogtWiig law firm to manage access to doors and printers. Finally, IHS has released its first industry report on the mechanical and peripheral locking devices market. The report estimates the world market to be valued at $5.2 billion in 2013, including products such as electromagnetic locks, and exit devices. Read more security news…