In today’s news round-up, following Canon’s $2.8 billion bid to buy Axis Communication, Larry Anderson takes a look back at the companies shared history and gets the inside scoop from Fredrik Nilsson on what the acquisition means for both companies. Speaking to SecureWatch, Deborah O’Mara unveils details about the company’s new $4 million commercial and residential central station – Fusion Centre – and explores SecureWatch’s growing focus on video surveillance and new technologies.

In application news, Comelit Group UK has supplied an IP video door entry system for a multi-block residential development within the idyllic north London village of Mill Hill. At the University of Bath, students can now have 24-hour access to laptops and games consoles thanks to Traka’s asset management lockers & key cabinets. The lockers also help the university to protect its investment and manage the use and misuse of the equipment. Finally, Matrix Comsec will be launching its access control panel and readers at Secutech India 2015, which takes place from 12 – 14 March 2015. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems has implemented its XProtect® video management software throughout a chain of KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Starbucks locations in New Zealand. The installations were introduced to reduce the number of thefts and measure the day-to-day operations efficiently. In corporate news, OnSSI has received the Axis Communications 2014 Application Development Partner (ADP) award in the Caribbean region. Customers have recognised the strength of pairing the reliability of the Ocularis software with the Axis IP cameras.

Over in Sweden, Automatic Systems has supplied traffic barriers to the Norra länken motorway project through its local partner Swarco. The barriers are integrated within the sophisticated traffic control and security systems deployed in the region and nationwide. Also in application news, Idesco has deployed a one-of-a-kind combined access control and rescue control system designed specifically for mining environments as part of Pyhäsalmi Mine’s ongoing effort to improve work safety. Finally, Matrox Graphics has recently announced that its graphic cards have been validated for use alongside the Mura MPX-based video wall controllers to power up to four independent console displays. The Matrox Mura MPX-based video walls will be on display at the upcoming ISE and DSE tradeshows. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, TDSi has announced that it will be exhibiting at the APS Specialist Safety/Security Exhibition at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in the Paris from the 24th to 26th September 2013. Its new EXgarde 4.1 Integrated Access Control software will be among an array of new products on show. In corporate news, ASSA ABLOY has been ranked 78th in Forbes’ list of the world’s most innovative companies 2013. Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY, says this result is due to the company’s substantial investments in innovation within the past seven years. Agent Vi has also joined the Milestone Systems Certified Solution Program, which verifies the joint product offering available to Agent Vi and Milestone channel partners.

In application news, Grosvenor Technology’s new SATEON browser-based access control system has been installed at Mitsubishi Electric’s Air Conditioning Division based in Scotland as part of a major security upgrade. Lastly, IMS research has advised that despite the increased buzz surrounding mobile technologies and wireless locks, it is the less sensational trends, such as encryption and multi-technology readers, which are taking centre stage in the access control market. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global will address the critical advances in the design and delivery of credentials for major government ID programs at the ID WORLD International Congress in Frankfurt, Germany from October 16th – 18th, 2012. LEGIC has announced that is chosen Shanghai Smarfid Security Equipment Co., Ltd. as a licence partner. Smarfid is particularly known as a provider of IP65 OLED display readers. Also in corporate news, Oncam Grandeye has appointed Russell F. Tate as its Vice President of Sales, Americas. Tate brings more than 20 years of experience to the job, with a specialisation in high-growth electronic security companies in the retail arena.

In application news, Vemotion Interactive’s encoder technology solution has been deployed in a fleet of EnterpriseMouchel vehicles in London to assist the provider in managing its client’s road network. Also in the UK, Leading pharmaceutical logistics company Movianto has selected Raytec LED technology as part of a security upgrade at its UK headquarters in Bedford. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Arecont Vision megapixel cameras have been installed at Lotte Department Store in Busan, Korea to enable store management to control liability costs by refuting claims that customers’ cars were damaged while in the store’s parking area. In the UK, ASSA Abloy’s masterkey suite has been deployed to help restore the historic clock tower at Blair Castle to its former glory. Over in the city of Chomutov in the Czech Republic, IndigoVision’s IP Video technology has been installed as part of the city’s strategy to reduce crime and improve traffic flow monitoring.

In other news, to mark its tenth anniversary, IR imaging sensor manufacturer ULIS recently announced that it will invest EUR 20 million investment in a new state-of-the-art facility to meet increasing market demands for IR technology. Lastly, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has advised that biometric technology could provide a highly effective way to reduce fraud in the USA’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global has achieved shipments of over 150 million high-technology eID solutions to governments around the world. The company’s management team and employees, along with local political and business officials, celebrated this milestone in a special ceremony in Ireland. Also in the UK, the natural history/wildlife production company Carynx Wild has deployed CBC C-Allview cameras to monitor activities at a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Reserve in north Wales and a nature reserve in Hampshire.

In other news, in his inaugural speech, newly appointed chairman of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Geoff Zeidler stressed the importance of “absolute clarity” in setting the long-term direction of the Association against a challenging backdrop of a changing regulatory and market environment. Bosch’s annual Bosch Security Certified Partner (BSCP) Appreciation Night gave a chance for Bosch Security Systems’ Asia Pacific management to interact with their Malaysian counterparts. Lastly, Harper Chalice has announced the appointment of Hedaperimeterlarm Ab Limited as distributors in Scandinavia for PulseSecure electrified perimeter security systems. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, with the London Olympics about to begin in as little as 21 days, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched a dedicated Close Protection co-ordination unit to help visiting dignitaries get in touch with suppliers that work to the relevant British Standards for quality. In corporate news, Julie Kenny CBE DL was awarded the National First Women Award for Engineering and Manufacturing, in recognition of what she has achieved as Chairman and CEO of Pyronix. CNL Software has signed Orion Security Solutions as a channel partner. The new partnership will enable Orion to offer its customers integrated PSIM solutions based on the IPSecurityCenter PSIM platform.

In other news, SALTO’s lockable electronic mailbox solution has been deployed by The University of Warwick as part of the new development of its Sherbourne Hall of Residence. Lastly, a Morse Watchman automated key control and asset management system has been implemented at the garden-style, gated Brookview Apartment community in Marlton, New Jersey, to help eliminate the problem of lost keys and unmanaged access. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, Malca-Amit UK, a leading provider of secure logistical solutions and full operational services for companies dealing with precious commodities, has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system at its new UK warehouse and corporate office to protect and safeguard its clients’ precious cargo. In Latin America, Itautec, a manufacturer/integrator of consumer electronics, banking and retail automation, is now deploying the first 12,000 units of a 33,000-unit ATM network with Lumidigm’s multispectral fingerprint readers for one of Latin America’s largest private banks. Over in Sardinia, IndigoVision has completed a security upgrade at the Villa Devoto, the seat of local government in Sardinia, which is also home to institutional office of the Sardinian President.

In other news, Hikvision has been named as the No.1 global vendor of CCTV and video surveillance equipment in 2011 in a recent IMS Research report. Also on the rise is Opgal, who has been ranked as one of the top ten perimeter security equipment providers in the world by IMS Research. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, Opgal Optronics Industries will be showcasing its innovative line of advanced thermal camera and imaging solutions at IFSEC 2012, taking place next week. Axis Communications has also announced that it will be demonstrating how it is leading the way in convergence from analogue to IP CCTV at the show. For those on the look-out for new access control solutions at IFSEC, Idesco will be presenting its new innovative AESCO security package.

In other news, MOBOTIX has announced the Group’s key figures in accordance with IFRS for the first half of fiscal year 2011/12 (October 1, 2011 to  March 31, 2012) ahead of time. In the current fiscal year 2011/12, the MOBOTIX Group recorded a strong second quarter with revenue growth of 18% compared to the prior year. Lastly, Stockport Homes has installed Mul-T-Lock’s MT5 high security locking system to all newly fitted fire doors to create a master key suite and balance resident reassurance with the need for emergency escape. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, we start with the latest IFSEC news updates. For those in need of knowledge of IP-based systems and products, IFSEC 2012 organisers will be hosting an extensive IP education awareness programme at this year’s show in order to help visitors safeguard their future business. RISCO Group’s new access management solution axesplus will be on showcase at IFSEC. The solution is designed to meet the stringent security requirements of high-end, multi-site and multi-tenanted deployments.

In application news, Avigilon has been chosen to provide its high-definition surveillance system to secure the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque. The system will ensure the security of guests at their hotel and 100,000 square foot casino. HID Global FARGO printers/encoders will be deployed by AwardWallet LLC to produce secure ID cards for its consumer loyalty programme tracking and management service. Lastly, SightLogix has appointed Todd Brodrick as its new Director of Sales in the Western United States. Read more security news…

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