In today’s weekly news round-up, last week saw IFSEC 2015 return to the ExCel, London and Editor Larry Anderson takes a look at the best of what the global security market had on offer at the show. Contributing Editor Ron Alalouff was also out in full force at the show and chatter on the show floor indicates that system integration was one of the major themes at this year’s show. Larry also recently sat down with new global player IDIS America in their new office in Dallas, Texas. See the article here.

In corporate news, a study by YouGov for Vanderbilt reveals that more than one in four of small and medium sized British businesses have suffered loss, disruption or inconvenience as a direct result of physical or cyber security breaches. Finally, ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks are securing an assisted-living facility in Sweden, creating a people centred, secure system. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, next week sees the return of IFSEC International, taking place on 16th – 18th June at the ExCel in London. Highlights of the show will include ASSA ABLOY’s low energy electric locksOT Systems’ EoC live demonstrations and TDSi’s participation at “Harmony Village”.  Check out our full coverage of the show here.

In his latest Security Beat article, Larry Anderson looks at Physical Security Information Management and whether we are witnessing the death of an acronym. European Correspondent Jeremy Malies speaks to David Marshall, Professor of Computer Vision at Cardiff University on crowd movements and the impact this has on security, with a particular focus on video analytics and the “flocking birds” model. In her latest Expert Commentary article, Deborah O’Mara assesses how the cloud is increasing service opportunities for integrators. Finally, BriefCam’s President & CEO Dror Irani says there is valuable information hiding within raw surveillance video footage – with its extraction creating both efficiency and value for an organisation. Read more security news…

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In this week’s news round-up, we have the latest coverage of the ISC West show as it moves into Day 2. Larry Anderson gives a summary of the latest innovations and technologies on show from the industry’s big players: MOBOTIX, Axis Communications, Canon and many more. Our correspondent at the show, Deborah O’Mara, has also provided her take of Day 1 at ISC West by giving a breakdown of ASSA ABLOY’s media press conference and what it sees at the key trends in 2015. In the run up to ISC West, we asked our Expert Panel to comment on what they expected would be the “big news” coming out of the show, read their comments in our latest Round Table article.

Focusing on mergers & acquisition, Larry Anderson writes on AMAG and Salient Systems partnership and what this new venture will mean to both companies’ future development and growth. Another merger which was announced earlier this week came from Phybridge, a technology company focused on the long reach transmission needs of the Communications and Physical Security industry. It announced that it was in the process of acquiring Network Video Technologies. This follows a number of top mergers & acquisitions which have taken place over the course of the last 12 months. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, our Expert Panel looks at the benefits and ways to improve security training among end users and integrators, emphasising how valuable training is to create competent and knowledgeable professionals. In part six of our video analytics series, Larry looks at how cost effective thermal cameras and video analytics are becoming suitable for non-military customers.

In application news, VIVOTEK has successfully installed their surveillance solutions at German Hypermarket EDEKA Voth. In events news, ASSA ABLOY is demonstrating its new mobile platform Seos at the Mobile World Congress, which closes today in Barcelona. Finally, 3xLOGIC has acquired the access control product lines of infinias Inc., subsequently aiming to offer a fully integrated scalable video and EAC cloud solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Part 6 of our Video Analytics series looks at combining thermal cameras and video analytics, which in turn creates a more affordable robust system. In his latest Security Beat, Larry Anderson reflects on the highlights of The AMAG Symposium 2015 ,which centred its theme on the spirit of collaboration, emphasising the need to combine multiple technologies in a unified whole.

In events news, ASSA ABLOY is demonstrating its new mobile platform Seos at the Mobile World Congress, which opened on Monday in Barcelona. Also at the event, ImmerVision are launching their 360° optical and imaging technology, radically changing the industry for mobile users capturing experiences. Finally, VIVOTEK have successfully installed their surveillance solutions at German Hypermarket EDEKA Voth. 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, ASSA ABLOY has announced its aims to expand in the Middle East market after seeing a high demand for its wireless SMARTair™ and Aperio® products at Intersec 2015. In corporate news, Raytec has launched a new website highlighting its dedicated range of hazardous area LED lighting solutions.

Over in South Africa, Octavian Security is expecting to open its new office on 5th February in order to build relations with Africa’s most prominent businesses. The office will create 15 head office jobs in addition to a further 500 jobs for security personnel. Also in South Africa, ODSecurity have deployed their largest order of low dosage full body scanners and two SOTER RS units in seven correctional facilities. Finally, The Security Institute has awarded its Chairman’s Charity for 2015 to Help for Heroes for its comprehensive support to British servicemen and women. Read more security news…

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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…

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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…

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In today’s weekly round-up, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Digi Electronic Lock, the leading digital door lock manufacturer in China. The acquisition is another strategic step in ASSA ABLOY’s expansion into new growth segments in China and other emerging markets. In corporate news, Milestone Systems has elevated Samsung Techwin to the status of Elite Partner in the Milestone Camera Partner Program (CaPP). Samsung is only one of eight Milestone camera partners in the world to achieve this status.

Also in corporate news, BCDVideo has announced the new certification of Johnson Controls’ P2000 video management system on their Nova Series line of enterprise-class storage solutions. In events news, LTV will begin its two week roadshow across Germany in May 2015, showcasing its wide product range and complete product portfolio for small and big installations. Finally, Foxstream has announced a partnership with Samsung Techwin. The partnership allows for Foxstream’s people counting application to be run on board Samsung Techwin’s Open Platform WiseNetIII cameras. Read more security news…

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