In today’s weekly news round-up, Contributing Editor Ron Alalouff speaks to Mike Hurst, Vice Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International about ethics and the security industry. Adam Shane of AMAG Technology looks at mitigating risk and achieving compliance while reducing cost in one of our latest Expert Commentary articles. In another Expert Commentary, Scott Lindley of Farpointe Data argues that long range identification is now the 3rd major contactless access control system, with an increased interest in long range reading (433 MHz technology) being seen.

In his latest Security Beat article, Larry Anderson speaks to Tyco Integrated Security about their recent break into the small business security sector. Finally, IFSEC 2015 is fast approaching and with that a number of companies are announcing their participation at the show, including Sony, ONVIF, and Cop Security. Check out our full coverage here. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Larry Anderson provides an insight into the complexities of video analytics, and explores the benefits of using the technology near or inside the camera.  Focusing on transportation, Larry discusses how many end users in the vertical market are embracing open video management platforms and in particular, Milestone Systems’ offering of open platform VMS.

On the topic of platforms, VIMOC Technologies explains how IoT (Internet of Things) can be used for the improvement and development of intelligence-equipped cities. In Events news, Nedap and ASIS International have announced its collaboration to launch  the ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition with a networking party on the 29 March. Finally, the 2nd Central Asia and Caspian Oil & Gas Security Forum is due to take place on the 3rd – 4th March, focusing on issues posing security threats for the oil industry in Central AsiaRead more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Milestone Systems has announced new partnerships with Netgear and Zucchetti Axess. Netgear resellers and more than 2,400 of its partners will now be able to sell solutions with Milestone XProtect, while Zucchetti has become a certified Milestone access control partner. In events news, Axis Communications unveiled its AXIS A4011-E Reader at ASIS International. The reader supports touch-free entry with most entry card formats and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation.

Also at ASIS, CEM Systems’ emerald multifunctional touch screen terminal has been awarded 2014 Security’s Best Award in the ASIS Accolades Awards. emerald is a Touchscreen Reader, Door Controller, VOIP Intercom and System Terminal all in a single box. In corporate news, Hikvision USA has collaborated with Smartvue Corporation to provide cloud-based video surveillance service in the U.S. and Canadian markets. The two companies will provide the cloud-based video surveillance service and camera-to-cloud solution to small, medium, and enterprise organisations. Finally, Lenel has made enhancements to its Lenel Certification Program. The improved program makes it easier for customers to register for training, take job-specific courses, save money, and earn continuing education credits. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, CEM Systems’ emerald multifunctional touch screen terminal has been awarded 2014 Security’s Best Award in the ASIS Accolades Awards. emerald is a Touchscreen Reader, Door Controller, VOIP Intercom and System Terminal all in a single box. In application news, Hikvision has partnered with NexGen Integration to equip the U.S. Army with a comprehensive security system at Fort Leonard Wood military base. Hikvision’s 9000 series Hybrid DVRs, 6701 / 6704 encoder modules and iVMS-4200 software were all used within the system.

In corporate news, Axis Communications has been named as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States by Great Place to Work®. Ranked number 16, this is the first time Axis has received this honour. Over in the UK, ASSA ABLOY access and door control solutions are providing advanced security to the education sector. Recent successful specifications have included projects at universities in Oxford, Nottingham and Sheffield. Finally, the BSIA is inviting its members to submit nominations for its 2015 Security Personnel Awards. The BSIA’s annual awards are presented both regionally and nationally, and reward security personnel for their achievements across five key categories. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, MOBOTIX presented its new i25 compact sized Hemispheric camera at ASIS International 2014. The wall mountable i25 captures an entire room with 180° wall-to-wall view, without any blind spots. Over at booth number 2411, Avigilon displayed its latest release of the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software. The Control Center 5.4 software enables complete video analytics configuration and management support for Avigilon’s HD Dome and HD Bullet cameras.

Also at ASIS, DVTEL showcased its ioimage HD CF-5222 and CF-5212 cameras. The ioimage HD cameras include the benefits of DVTEL’s Quasar high-resolution, low-bandwidth and minimised and predictable storage and are optimised for outdoor and low-light conditions. Other attendees at the event included Milestone Systems, which displayed its new Husky Hybrid network video recorders. The Husky series of NVRs now offer versions with integrated encoders that make it simple to connect analogue and digital cameras, which run on IP networks, to the same box. Finally, last week’s Security Essen 2014 marked its 40th anniversary with more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world. For the first time, the premier global fair in Essen offered more than 40 market segments from mechanical and digital security technology via fire protection and video surveillance, right up to IT security and counter-terrorism. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, DVTEL is showcasing its ioimage HD CF-5222 and CF-5212 cameras at ASIS International 2014. The ioimage HD cameras include the benefits of DVTEL’s Quasar high-resolution, low-bandwidth and minimised and predictable storage and are optimised for outdoor and low-light conditions. In other events news, AMAG Technology has announced the release of its Symmetry V8 access control software. The unified security solution offers integrators and end users a solution to manage all their security functions seamlessly in one system through an intuitive user interface.

Also at ASIS, STANLEY Security division Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G) has introduced the 2890B Pedestrian Door Lock. The S&G Model 2890B PDL represents the latest design advances to produce a single motion egress door lock for the highest level of security. In corporate news, ASSA ABLOY brand UNION has become a sponsor of the National Home Security Month initiative. The nationwide initiative that runs throughout October features a series of hints and tips to highlight the ways homes can be kept safe during the darker evenings. Finally, the Guardian24 lone worker solution is protecting staff and volunteers at Macmillan Cancer Support. The Guardian24 app allows the lone working member of staff or volunteer to log into the system prior to each home/location visit, giving details of the address, who they are going to meet and the expected duration. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, ASSA ABLOY will display its Aperio®, SMARTair™ and eCLIQ™ products at Security Essen 2014. The Aperio® range now features battery-powered locks, cylinders, and escutcheons for online or offline integration. In corporate news, Milestone is strengthening its organisation with a number of new appointments. These appointments include Mike Taylor as Director of Sales, North America, and Ava Parissay as Senior Products Manager in the Professional Business Unit at Milestone’s Danish headquarters.

In other events news, AxxonSoft will also be attending Security Essen to showcase its video management software. AxxonSoft will feature the Axxon Next VMS and the Axxon Intellect PSIM software platform. In application news, 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. Finally, CNL Software will be showcasing the latest release of its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution at ASIS International 2014. The solution enhances business intelligence gathering: enabling the mapping of incident trends and ensuring the highlighting of weaknesses to inform future security investment. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Dahua Technology 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, Axis Communications recently announced the release of its first 4K resolution camera, the AXIS P1428-E. Axis showcased the camera’s 4K Ultra HD performance during last week’s ISC West 2014.

Over in the Netherlands, ASIS International held its 13th European Security Conference & Exhibition last week at the World Forum in The Hague. This year’s ASIS Europe 2014 gathered a record attendance of over 700 registered delegates from 51 countries. In corporate news, security companies are being encouraged to submit nominations for this year’s British Security Industry Association Apprentice Installer Awards ahead of the final deadline of Friday 11th April. Open to second and third year apprentice installers from across the security industry, the Apprentice Installer Awards recognise emerging talent within the sector. Finally, a study by KnowBe4 of IT Managers shows that 51% of respondents find security harder to maintain now than a year ago. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, ASSA ABLOY is providing security at one of Germany’s leading Olympic training facilities. The Olympiastützpunkt Metropolregion has installed Aperio® wireless access control to protect the 800 squads who use the facility. In application news, Tavcom is using IDIS DirectIP full-HD video surveillance solutions to train security professionals at the International Centre for Security and Safety at Dubai’s Police Academy. The courses enable the Dubai Police to issue licences to those wishing to install and maintain electronic security systems in accordance with international codes.

In corporate news, Genetec recently announced that it has been recognised as one of the top employers in Montréal for the eighth year in a row. Genetec was praised for its progressive employee programmes and for offering an outstanding place to work. In events news, this year’s Counter Terro Expo 2014 will feature high level free to attend seminars, including security and emergency response workshops. Finally, ASIS International has announced that Professor Martin Gill, Criminologist and Managing Director of Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International (UK) will be a keynote speaker at the ASIS Middle East Security Conference & ExhibitionRead more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems has announced its elevation of Bosch Security Systems to the status of Elite Partner in the Milestone Alliance Partner programme (MAP). The promotion makes Bosch Security Systems one of the few partners in the world to achieve this status. In events news, Teleste recently participated in the CSTB 2014 Forum in Moscow alongside Russian partner, Kontur-M. At the event, Teleste presented the PRO MPEG FEC functionality of their reliable Luminato headend platform with a LIVE demo.

Over in Dubai, TDSi completed this year’s Intersec 2014 event with an unprecedented number of new business contacts and interest from visitors. TDSi’s appearance at Intersec and the launch of EXgarde 4.2 follows an impressive sales performance and growth last year. In corporate news, Raytec have been chosen as the first ever Axis Gold Technology Partner for Northern Europe. The Gold Partner status follows many years of collaboration between the two companies. Finally, ASIS International has announced that Europol has agreed to partner with ASIS Europe 2014. As part of the partnership, Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, will be a keynote speaker at ASIS Europe 2014Read more security news… 

 

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