In today’s news round-up, the security marketplace can be a challenge when it comes to securing well-enabled employees, in particular integrators and/or end users. Our Expert Panel discusses techniques in order to improve the processes of training in the industry to create competent and knowledgeable professionals. Over in the Far East, Global Security Asia 2015 has announced its key themes including the ISIS threat and homeland security.

Over in Europe, Avigilon has successfully installed its HD Video Surveillance System in the historical City of Venice, allowing protection for its residents, safety for its tourists and preventing landmarks from vandalism. With the aftermath of the Energy Infrastructure Security Forum held on 4-5 February, keynote speaker Charles Mbuvi, Head of Security at VIVO Energy Africa, raised growing concerns on security in the East African region and in particular, securing critical infrastructures. Finally, Sony IP bullet cameras have helped to secure the TCS New York City marathon, an event participated by 50,000 runners over a 26.2 mile course. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Hangzhou city’s Safe City project has been upgraded by Dahua’s latest IP video surveillance solutions. There are 32 local police stations equipped with Dahua IP surveillance systems, collecting video from over 3,000 cameras installed at intersections, tunnels, metro entrances, school gates and other public locations. In corporate news, Samsung Techwin has appointed Jorge Gomez as Vice President of Business Development for Europe, Russia and CIS. Based at Samsung Techwin’s European Headquarters in Chertsey, UK, Jorge will direct and provide leadership for the company’s fast growing business development team.

In other corporate news, Allegion has appointed Jo Milne-Rowe as specification leader for door solutions. Jo’s appointment highlights the growing importance of the new build specification sector for Allegion. In events news, Avigilon Corporation Senior Sales Director Dean Brazenall will deliver a keynote address on effective crowd management at this year’s All-over-IP Expo 2014. Finally, LEGIC will showcase its latest near field communication (NFC) solutions at IFSEC 2014, which takes place next week in London. Read more security news…

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In today’s news weekly round-up, MOBOTIX Corp. has announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with GA. GA will serve current and new MOBOTIX value-added resellers by providing video surveillance, network and cabling solutions, wireless infrastructure and indoor/outdoor power protection. Also in corporate news, Mayflex has been appointed as a distributor for Avigilon. The agreement will see Mayflex become the UK’s distribution partner for the entire range of Avigilon solutions.

In application news, the Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher® key control and management system has been installed at the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, to safeguard the keys to the District’s vans, bulldozers, cranes, service trucks and cars. Also in the US, mobiDEOS’ MobileCamViewer has been deployed at Dolphin Precision Investment Castings to secure its multi-building campus. In events news, Max Boon, a victim of the 2009 Marriott Jakarta terrorist bomb attack, will be the closing keynote speaker at the ASIS 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong next month. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, Malca-Amit UK, a leading provider of secure logistical solutions and full operational services for companies dealing with precious commodities, has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system at its new UK warehouse and corporate office to protect and safeguard its clients’ precious cargo. In Latin America, Itautec, a manufacturer/integrator of consumer electronics, banking and retail automation, is now deploying the first 12,000 units of a 33,000-unit ATM network with Lumidigm’s multispectral fingerprint readers for one of Latin America’s largest private banks. Over in Sardinia, IndigoVision has completed a security upgrade at the Villa Devoto, the seat of local government in Sardinia, which is also home to institutional office of the Sardinian President.

In other news, Hikvision has been named as the No.1 global vendor of CCTV and video surveillance equipment in 2011 in a recent IMS Research report. Also on the rise is Opgal, who has been ranked as one of the top ten perimeter security equipment providers in the world by IMS Research. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, Cassidian and ENERTRAG will be working together on beacons for wind turbines. They have signed a declaration of intent, whereby a radar from Cassidian will be integrated into ENERTRAG’s system of beacons. Also in corporate news, RISCO Group has held its unprecedented jeep tour in the mountains of Greece, which was the grand prize of its Outdoor Adventure Campaign. Over in Canada, Avigilon Corporation has announced that it has completed its previously announced initial public offering and secondary offering of its common shares. Avigilon’s common shares have only just begun trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “AVO”.

In application news, IndigoVision’s IP video solution has been employed to streamline logistics operations at Chronopost International in Paris, France. Around 150 cameras supervise the site and provide a valuable video record of shipments. In Krakow, Poland, CEM Systems has provided security management systems to Steskal, a specialist in bakery, confectionary and catering services. The system will be installed by CEM Approved Reseller, AGIS Fire & Security in Poland (formerly ADT Fire & Security). Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems is now recognised for Continued Education Credits by BICSI. The BICSI accreditation applies to Milestone partners who take Advanced Certification training courses for Milestone’s XProtect IP VMS. Over in North America, Avigilon Corporation has announced that it has been ranked as the fourth fastest growing technology firm on Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies. Also in corporate news, Aventura and CNL Software have joined forces to integrate products into IPSecurityCenter’s PSIM platform. In application news, London’s Harrow School has recently upgraded its IP network video surveillance with a new Wavestore hybrid recording solution.

In events news, SALTO Systems will be demonstrating its latest state-of-the-art wire-free electronic access control solutions at Procurex Scotland, which will take place next week in Glasgow. Over in Canada, UTC Fire & Security highlighted their environmentally sound and resource-efficient fire fighting, security and energy management systems at the 2011 Greenbuild Exhibition in Toronto. Read more security news…

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