In today’s news round-up, our Expert Panel discusses opportunities to maximise the benefits of using common technologies in the marketplace in our latest Round Table discussion. In events news, Milestone Systems showcased its XProtect portfolio and Husky network video recorders at Intersec 2015, after announcing its intentions to expand in the Middle East and African regions.

Focusing on hospital security, our End User Correspondent Michael Fickes reviews the basics of protection in the event of mass shootings. In light of the rising use of access control in schools, our correspondent Deborah O’Mara explores how schools are improving their security installations to cope with potential threats. Finally, ASIS has announced Axel Petri as a keynote speaker for the 14th European Security Conference & Exhibition to be held in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, MOBOTIX presented its first thermographic camera, the M15D-Thermal at Light+Building 2014 in Frankfurt. The company also demonstrated its current 5-megapixel camera platform and introduced new software developments as well as solutions in the area of building technology. Over in Taiwan, Dahua announced that its DH-IPC-HF5281 network camera has won the “IP Camera Excellence Award” at Secutech Taipei 2014. This is the third year in a row that Dahua’s products have been recognised by international security professionals.

In other events news, ASSA ABLOY will demonstrate its innovative range of access control and door security solutions at this year’s IFSEC International. Also on display will be leading edge products from brands in the Group’s portfolio including Abloy, Eff-Eff, Mul-T-Lock, Traka and Yale. Over in the Netherlands, the ASIS Welcome Party powered by Nedap took place at the World Forum on the 1st of April.  The event was held to kick off the 13th edition of the ASIS European Security Conference in The Hague. Finally, HID Global has released an infographic illustrating the results of a survey it conducted on physical access control. The survey of 600 respondents revealed enterprise end users’ perceptions about the importance of industry best practices and how well organisations feel they can defend against increasingly dangerous and costly security threats. Read more security news…

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