In today’s news round-up, 3xLOGIC announced yesterday that it had acquired the product line of infinias. Larry Anderson’s latest Security Beat article looks at the acquisition, particularly in relation to innovation and what this means for 3xLOGIC. Deborah O’Mara looks at the relationship between home automation and security in her latest article.

In application news, Oncam Grandeye’s 360-degree surveillance platform has been deployed by IBS-Mapei in Dubai to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations. In events news, ISC West 2015 will see Fluidmesh present on the Internet of Things (IoT), with a focus on the possibilities of the present and future of IoT. Over at the World ATM Congress 2015 which opens next week in Madrid, Airbus Defence and Space will present new product features including its next generation airport surveillance radar with enhanced detection capabilities. Finally, a Matrix Gateway solution has been installed at 60+ branch offices of the renowned bank of Zimbabwe. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, Neil Heller discusses the intricate networking standards of PoE in part 6 of his networking basics for security professionals series. On the topic of the US electric grid, Vicki Contavespi looks at regulatory requirements and whether these are sufficient enough to prevent cyber-security hacking. In application news, Airbus Defence and Space has agreed to supply an undisclosed Middle Eastern country with its Z:NightOwl M surveillance system, specifically designed for long-range purposes.

Over in the Far East, Bosch has installed its video surveillance solution system which includes the IP PTZ dome camera and IP dome cameras in the Lotte Centre – a 65 floor skyscraper in Vietnam. Finally, BSIA has announced its success at Intersec 2015 which was held last month in Dubai, with the BSIA-organised UK Pavilion having its highest-ever turnout of UK companies. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Traka has installed a smart access management system at one of the UK’s leading rail companies, Southeastern. Traka developed a bespoke access management system in which keys are permanently attached to an iFob, which locks into an automated key dispensing machine. In corporate news, Genetec recently announced a new partnership with automated payment systems manufacturer VenTek. Together, Genetec and VenTek now offer seamless integration between the VenTek Pay-by-License (PBL) solution and Genetec AutoVu, the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system.

In other corporate news, ONVIF recently hosted its annual membership meeting. Attendees heard presentations on ONVIF successes from 2014 and an outline of new initiatives for 2015, such as the planned release of Profile Q and a new client test tool. Matrox recently announced the 20th anniversary of its core desktop management software Matrox PowerDesk™ that lets users of Matrox graphics cards, external multi-display adapters and display wall products easily configure and manage multi-monitor setups. Finally, Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract for system evolution and maintenance of the US Air Force’s five Eagle Vision stations until 2019. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, VIVOTEK network surveillance cameras and Exacq video management software have been deployed at the Prairie Hill School District in Illinois. The security team at Prairie Hill School District are now able to manage and monitor the recorded high definition video captured by 196 VIVOTEK cameras using the Exacq software. Over in Germany, AxxonSoft will showcase its video management software at Security Essen 2014. AxxonSoft will feature the Axxon Next VMS and the Axxon Intellect PSIM software platform.

In corporate news, The Mercury Group has become a Honeywell Authorised Dealer for Commercial Security Systems (CSS). The Mercury Group offers a wide range of security technology, including perimeter protection systems, video surveillance and management software. In application news, ACTi’s Mobile Vehicle solution is ensuring a safer environment on public transport. The solution provides active monitoring and displaying of live feeds in-vehicle to deter criminal activity. Finally, Airbus Defence and Space has provided the Indonesian Air Force with aircraft identification and air surveillance equipment. The company has delivered two of its MSSR 2000 I radars to equip the mobile air surveillance and tracking systems of the Indonesian Air Force. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, TDSi has announced that it will be exhibiting at the Security TWENTY 14 Conference South in Bristol on the 23rd April. TDSi will be discussing its new UK channel strategy, as well as showcasing the new version of its integrated security software solution, EXgarde 4.2. In corporate news, Pierre Racz, president, CEO and founder of Genetec, sees the clout of the IT department waning in the age of “bring you own device,” cloud services and greater intelligence at the network edge. Racz says suppliers like Genetec can easily manage systems centrally and even make required changes to edge devices remotely, thus diminishing the role of IT.

In application news, an Avigilon high-definition surveillance system allows the Rolex boutique in Tel Aviv, Israel to efficiently and effectively monitor inventory and defend against theft. In other corporate news, Tyco Fire & Security has entered into a partnership with LEGIC that will allow them to implement local solutions based on LEGIC’s smartcard technology. Finally Cassidian Optronics GmbH, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, has received an order valued at more than 40 million euros from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH, for the supply of vision equipment. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, IDIS and CCTV CENTER have announced a strategic alliance and distribution agreement. The partnership makes CCTV CENTER the exclusive distributor of IDIS’ DirectIP full-HD surveillance solutions to the Spanish and Portuguese markets. In corporate news, Milestone Systems has appointed Erik Friis Mondorf as the company’s Country Manager for Japan. Erik will be working closely with Milestone distributors as well as supporting existing Manufacturer Alliance Partners (MAPs) such as Canon, JVC, Kenwood, OPTEX, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba Teli.

In other corporate news, the British Security Industry Association has welcomed the Home Office’s appointment of Antony Porter as Surveillance Camera Commissioner. In application news, Airbus Defence and Space (formerly Cassidian) helped ensure the safety of guests at this year’s Munich Security Conference, which took place earlier this month. Finally, Brickom’s IP cameras have been deployed in one of Chile’s most famous shopping malls. Several different cameras were used in the installation, including the OSD-040 outdoor speed dome camera, and the MD-300Np-360P Panomorph 360° mini dome camera. Read mores security news… 

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