In today’s weekly round-up, Schneider Electric has been ranked 9th in the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. The Global 100 is determined using twelve quantitative sustainability indicators, including the amount of revenue companies generate per unit of energy consumed and lost-time injury rate. In events news, ASSA ABLOY hopes to expand its presence in the Middle East market after seeing a high demand for its wireless SMARTair™ and Aperio® products at Intersec 2015. Also in events news, Matrox has announced its participation at both the ISE and DSE tradeshows which will feature the Matrox Avio KVM extender for use with the Portalis pro-xi® workstation integrator.

Our Expert Panel discusses how governments and other authoritative bodies manage public privacy objections on newly installed CCTV in our latest Round table article. Finally, Axis Communications has introduced Andrew Martin as retail business development manager to its northern European senior management team. Andrew has worked in retail security, loss prevention and operations for over 25 years. Read more security news…


In today’s weekly news round-up, Dahua Technology has collaborated with Banco do Brasil S.A., the largest Brazilian and Latin American bank, to install over 20,000 units of analogue cameras and 1,500 units of DVRs across Brazil. As we draw closer to the Intersec security exhibition in Dubai, ASSA ABLOY has announced that they will be on hand to showcase its latest wireless access control innovations from Aperio®, SMARTair™ and CLIQ®.

In application news, Samsung Techwin’s network dome cameras have been installed at Europe’s largest indoor trampoline arena in Manchester. Also in application news, Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management technology is helping Taminco USA to manage employee safety and to uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials. Over in Indonesia, 200 VIVOTEK surveillance cameras have been installed at Sido Muncul, the country’s leading producers of health drinks and products.

In France and around the world, questions about security have been raised in light of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris last week. Our Editor Larry Anderson has written a piece in his column reflecting on the problems the recent tragedy has for the security industry. Our European Correspondent Jeremy Malies has also written a piece reflecting on the lessons to be learned for physical security. Read more security news…


A week after the tragic attacks at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, the surviving members of the magazine’s staff have just published the latest issue. Over the last week, questions regarding security measures – both what could have been done and what can be done going forward – have been circling around in our industry. Our Editor Larry Anderson has written a piece in his column reflecting on the problems the recent tragedy has for the security industry. Our European Correspondent Jeremy Malies has also written a piece reflecting on the lessons to be learned for physical security.

On the subject of increasing security in large metropolises, Xtralis has announced that it is working with London City Police to explore solutions to allow live video and audio transmission so that tactical decisions can be made more quickly. As we draw closer to the upcoming Intersec 2015 security exhibition in Dubai, ASSA ABLOY has announced that they will be on hand to showcase its latest wireless access control innovations from Aperio®, SMARTair™ and CLIQ®. In application news, Samsung Techwin’s network dome cameras have been installed at Europe’s largest indoor trampoline arena in Manchester. In other corporate news, VIVOTEK has installed a total of 200 high quality cameras at Sido Muncul, Indonesia’s leading producers of health drinks and products. In corporate news, eyevis has launched two national demonstration venues in London and Manchester for potential customers to witness their state-of-the-art equipment. Read more security news…


In today’s weekly round-up, IDIS unveiled its plans to release its industry-leading DirectIP™ one-stop-shop surveillance solution at Intersec Dubai 2015. The range will provide solutions for the transport, retail and enterprise markets. In application news, Milestone Systems has implemented its XProtect® video management software throughout a chain of KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Starbucks locations in New Zealand. The installations were introduced to reduce the number of thefts and measure the day-to-day operations efficiently.

Also in application news, NEDAP’s SENSIT parking system is enhancing parking services and safety for visitors of shopping malls, airports and train stations worldwide. SENSIT has proven to be a valuable tool in parking enforcement by monitoring the real-time usage of individual parking spaces. Over in the US, Dallmeier recently deployed Panomera® multifocal sensor technology to secure the Veterans’ Day “Concert for Valor” in Washington D.C. Finally, ASSA ABLOY’s Security Doors division has designed, supplied and installed over 700 steel acoustic and personnel doorsets at 25 Churchill Place, a 23-storey skyscraper in London’s Canary Wharf business district. Read more security news…


In today’s news round-up, TDSi is working alongside its Vietnamese security integration partner GTCSI (Giang Viet System Integrated Corp) to offer the latest security and access control systems to the growing Vietnamese and Cambodian security market. In other corporate news, Verint Systems has announced its participation in Imperial Capital’s Security Investor Conference, which takes place in New York from the 10th-11th December. A live webcast will be available via Verint Systems and Imperial Capital’s site.

Over in South America, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire ODIS Limitada in Chile. Established in 1930, ODIS Limitada is a leading supplier of access control products to the Chilean market. In application news, Axis Communications have committed to keep Chicago’s Stratford Square Mall secure throughout the holidays with various Axis camera models. The cameras also enable the mall security team to cooperate with specific stores and the local police department in identifying and prosecuting criminals. Finally, PSA Security Network has announced a vendor partnership with CheckVideo. The partnership enables PSA customers to specify CheckVideo into opportunities which require advanced video analytics functionality. Read more security news…


In today’s news round-up, recently attended Avigilon’s Video Analytics launch event in London. The event included a presentation on the latest products in the analytics range, the HD Video Appliance Series. In corporate news, Hikvision and Western Digital hosted a joint video surveillance seminar in Dubai last month. The seminar was held to promote the latest technologies from both companies: Hikvision’s Turbo HD Analogue Solution and WD’s Purple hard drives.

In application news, ASSA ABLOY, Access Control’s Aperio® wireless locking technology has been installed at Manchester Central Library. Grantfen Fire and Security were selected to provide a Genetec Security Centre unified platform, which has been integrated with the Aperio® solution. Over in India, Matrix will showcase its range of Access Control, Time-Attendance and Video Surveillance Solutions at IFSEC India 2014. Products on display will include the COSEC ARC, a unique IP based access control panel. In corporate news, Sargent and Greenleaf has appointed Brian Leary as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Brian will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day operational management for Sargent and Greenleaf. Finally, a Dahua Road Show will be taking place tomorrow in London. A number of products will be displayed, including the whole series of IPC, HDCVI, and analogue cameras. Read more security news…


In today’s news round-up, at the recent IFSEC tradeshow at London’s ExCeL, ASSA ABLOY’s key highlights included its battery powered online and offline locks, cylinders and escutcheons from the revolutionary Aperio® wireless locking technology portfolio. The products were also featured on 16 other OEM partner stands at the show. Panasonic also took the opportunity to showcase a range of its surveillance solutions, including the WJ-NV300 stand-alone recorder, which provides full feature IP video surveillance including viewing, recording, alarming, searching, networking and management.

In application news, VIVOTEK’s IP-based surveillance solution has been installed in a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the busy central business and finance district in Taipei City, Taiwan. To protect its guests and assets, the Landis Taipei Hotel deployed VIVOTEK’s video management software and 5 VIVOTEK camera models, including the Fisheye Fixed Dome Network Camera, Fixed Dome Network Camera, and Fixed Network Camera. In the UK, Green Gate Access Systems has completed the installation of a solar powered double gate automation project at Agrivert, a waste management solutions company. The solution has given Agrivert the ability to operate their gates remotely and provide an intercom system to a remote out of hours phone for visitors to the plant. Lastly, IndigoVision’s German team demonstrated the benefits of its IP video security solution to an exclusive audience in Munich. The event featured guest speaker Paul Heardman, British Consul-General for Munich. Read more security news…


In today’s weekly news round-up, Netgenium Systems has become the first access control specialist to integrate with ASSA ABLOY Access Control’s Aperio locking solutions. ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio is designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors and wirelessly connect them online or offline to new or existing access control systems. In application news, MOBOTIX has released details of a successful implementation of its T24 Door Station technology at the prestigious City Harbour development in London Docklands. The T24 video entry phone units are connected via an internal IP network to deliver bi-directional audio and high resolution colour video to Grandstream IP based video phones within each apartment.

In other application news, Genetec has announced that Europe’s busiest exhibition centre, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, has recently completed installation of Genetec’s Security Center as its unified security platform. By choosing Security Center, the NEC was able to integrate its video surveillance with Genetec Omnicast, and traffic management with Genetec AutoVu. In corporate news, The Arecont Vision Technology Partner of the Year for 2012 has now been presented to Milestone in all three regions of the world. The awards acknowledge the strength in the companies’ collaborative efforts in the growing market for megapixel IP network video surveillance solutions. Finally, SALTO Systems been recognised by IMS Research as the 8th largest access control company worldwide. According to the IMS report named “The World Market for Access Control Equipment – 2013 Edition”, SALTO has solidly broken into the ranks of the world’s top ten access control companies. Read more security news…



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