In today’s news round-up, HID Global has recently announced that it has joined the Secure Identity Alliance, the industry’s reference body for secure documents and eServices. Through the Alliance, the company hopes to play an instrumental role in helping governments streamline the integration of new systems and processes. Over in China, through its International Partners Program, Bosch will collaborate with Hikvision in a long-term, strategic partnership. The collaboration offers seamless integration of Bosch HD cameras and Hikvision’s NVR.

In corporate news, IDIS has opened a dedicated and purpose-built training and demonstration centre at its London facility, following the launch of its DirectIP full-HD surveillance solutions. Using a range of cameras and NVRs, customers can join the monthly DirectIP sessions or book a training slot on demand. In other corporate news, a report from IHS attributes the sharp increase in the amount of data in the security market to the new high-definition (HD) video cameras entering the market . Finally, holographic security solution specialist API Holographics will exhibit its expanded design at Intergraf 2013. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, security industry professionals have spoken out in defence of ‘zero-hours’ contracts, following a pledge from the Government to review such arrangements. In a recent British Security Industry Association survey, 79.2% of the BSIA’s members agreed with the concept of zero hours contracts, citing increased flexibility and the ability to meet unexpected demand as key benefits. In application news, DIGIEVER and VIVOTEK have partnered to supply the security system for a Latvian plywood factory. In addition to using it as a security tool, the factory is using the system to improve the efficiency of its manufacturing processes.

In other application news, Axis Security has been awarded a contract to provide CCTV monitoring and access control to the British Pipeline Agency control centre in Kingsbury, Staffordshire. The project will start with an initial monitoring of three stations and will extend to the remaining 13 stations by 2015, once system installations are complete. In corporate news, a new IMS Research report, entitled “The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment” predicts that revenue for network video will overtake analogue for the first time in 2014. Analogue cameras are still forecast to continue outselling network cameras in terms of number purchased until 2017. Finally, API Holographics has completed the first phase of redevelopment at its Salford site. The company has updated and enhanced the site’s physical security to boost confidence in the supply chain for API customers and end users. Read more security news…

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