In today’s news round-up, Michael Fickes defines “organisational resilience” and how it helps organisations remain viable and eliminate security silos and divisional silos. Looking further into video analytics, Larry Anderson explores ways in which video analytics can be used within forensics to provide investigators faster access to any video clip, based on the content of the video. At the upcoming Counter Terror Expo, taking place between the 20th – 21st of April at Olympia London, the addition of the World Terror Congress will see leading intelligence and security experts join senior representatives from the Home Office, GCHQ, the Metropolitan Police and UK Parliament to discuss the growing and diverse threats posed by terrorism.

In application news, Delta Scientific DSC800 decorative bollards have been deployed to protect Windsor Castle from terrorist vehicle attacks. These decorative bollards can stop a 15,000 pound (6,800 kg) vehicle travelling at 30 mph (50 kph). Finally, at The Marlborough Science Academy, Amthal Fire & Security has installed its electronic security solution to upgrade the school’s existing fire and security measures. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, in light of the news of Canon’s $2.8 billion offer to buy Axis, our Expert Panel highlights some of the other surprising developments in the security industry over the last 12 months. Focusing on the social unrest within the European Union financial market, Jeremy Malies looks at how this has impacted the physical security budgets in the public sector. On the topic of drones, Vicki Contavespi highlights the recent incident that occurred at the White House involving the popular gadget.

In corporate news, ASSA ABLOY has offered educational premises a more affordable, efficient access control solutions in order to reduce energy costs. Finally, Amthal Fire & Security has introduced a new campaign offering guidance to schools on how to choose the right solutions to create safer environments. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, an agreement has been signed which will see the controlling shareholders of Samsung Techwin and other Samsung Group affiliates sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group. The transaction is expected to be completed during the first half of 2015. In other corporate news, Hikvision recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Thirty-three customers from across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, spent six days where they learned about Hikvision’s assortment of unique products and were treated to cultural outings.

In application news, IdenTrust™ recently announced that it has been selected by MEDENT® to provide IGC PKI certificates. Each individual IGC PKI certificate provides two-factor authentication for identity authentication and digital signing, as well as a certificate for encryption. Over in the U.K, Amthal Fire & Security has secured the tender for Notting Hill Housing Group to provide total electronic security solutions and maintenance across the social enterprise’s three office locations in London. In events news, Suprema has won the “Best Product” award for its BioEntry W fingerprint access control terminal at this year’s All-Over-IP Expo in Moscow. BioEntry W provides the benefits of an IP access control system with high-level security provided by fingerprint biometrics. Read more security news…

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