In today’s news round-up, our latest Round Table discussion looks at when is it safe to use video systems for corporate networks, reflecting on new IT trends and updates which impact sharing networks. On the topic of business improvements, Michael Fickes’ latest article looks at how to utilise experts in order to avoid regional risks.

Over in the US, Vicki Contavespi takes a closer look at the CIP-014-1 standard, which became effective on the Federal Register in January 2015. Part 4 of Randy Southerland’s series on Veterans in security looks at how security employers are recognising military veterans for their characteristics, complimenting the skills required for the industry. Finally, Axis IP video solutions have successfully prevented over 200 businesses from criminal activity at Clacksfirst Business Improvement District in Scotland. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, as the Canon-Axis acquisition continues to dominate the news agenda, Deborah O’Mara gets initial reactions from a number of system integrators on what the consolidation means for the companies and the security industry as a whole. Taking a different angle, Larry Anderson highlights the shared history of the two companies and gets the inside scoop from Fredrik Nilsson on the future of Axis following the buyout.

Focusing on video analytics, Larry Anderson summarises views from some of the leading providers on how the technology has matured into a robust and dependable option for a variety of applications. In another article, he also looks at how multiple high-value markets such as critical infrastructure, airports and transportation are embracing the technology. In our latest Round Table article, our Expert Panel highlights some of the other surprising developments in the security industry over the last 12 months. Finally, Charles McCready of Panasonic explores the recording considerations for an evolving security market, giving tips on how to choose the right recording solution. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, following Canon’s $2.8 billion bid to buy Axis Communication, Larry Anderson takes a look back at the companies shared history and gets the inside scoop from Fredrik Nilsson on what the acquisition means for both companies. Speaking to SecureWatch, Deborah O’Mara unveils details about the company’s new $4 million commercial and residential central station – Fusion Centre – and explores SecureWatch’s growing focus on video surveillance and new technologies.

In application news, Comelit Group UK has supplied an IP video door entry system for a multi-block residential development within the idyllic north London village of Mill Hill. At the University of Bath, students can now have 24-hour access to laptops and games consoles thanks to Traka’s asset management lockers & key cabinets. The lockers also help the university to protect its investment and manage the use and misuse of the equipment. Finally, Matrix Comsec will be launching its access control panel and readers at Secutech India 2015, which takes place from 12 – 14 March 2015. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Teleste recently announced that it has been awarded the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) certification from Loyd’s Register Quality Assurance. The globally recognised certification was granted to Teleste in March 2014 and proves Teleste’s high standards in developing, designing and manufacturing video surveillance solutions that meet the requirements of the railway industry. In events news, TDSi has announced that it will be taking part in three key presentations at IFSEC 2014, which is being held at its new venue at the ExCel London from 17th to 19th June 2014. The company will also be showcasing its latest integrated products and services throughout the event.

In corporate news, Axis has presented its January – March 2014 Q1 interim report, with an increase in net sales of 15 percent.  In other corporate news, Kelvin Hughes has announced that it has reached the Finalist stage of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2014 in the Made in Herts category. The inspiring Hertfordshire campaign was launched in 2012 by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce to focus on and celebrate the expertise, achievements, and outstanding contribution that businesses and individuals make. Finally, the MorphoAccess® SIGMA Series reader submitted by MorphoTrak has won the Best of Biometrics Award at the 2014 New Product Showcase held by the Security Industry Association at ISC West 2014. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Axis Communications recently announced version 2.10 of the AXIS Camera Companion software, a digital surveillance solution for installations of 16 cameras or less. The new version of the free software client offers features to improve usability, mobile viewing and storage options, and will be displayed at ASIS International next week in Axis’ booth #1034. In corporate news, Raytec is delighted to welcome Corey Markell and Sophie Collingwood to their global sales team. With staff in the UK (headquarters), North America, Germany, China and eventually Australia, Raytec’s sales force is growing rapidly to meet global demand for local, specialist lighting support.

In other corporate news, members of Gillingham and Shaftesbury Young Farmers Club are looking the part in new rugby shirts, thanks to sponsorship from Wessex Fire & Security. Managing Director Chris Stott said the Shaftesbury-based company aims to support local groups in the area and was very pleased to sponsor the club. In application news, Mexico’s government has ordered 100 Hytera portable radios to prevent danger to fishermen caught in storms at sea. In other application news, it has been announced that Dr. Steven Fawkes, Chairman of Day One Energy Solutions and author of the ‘Only Elevent Percent’ blog, will deliver one of the two keynote speeches at the  Smart Building Conference 2013 to be held at Dexter House, London on Tuesday 15 October. The other keynote speaker will be Jeremy Towler, Senior Manager, Energy & Smart Technologies at the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA). Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Bosch and Dahua have announced a strategic product partnership which allows HD cameras from Dahua and Bosch’s Network Video Recorder and VMS to be integrated. In events news, Genetec will demonstrate the new features of its Synergis Master Controller v.2.1 r at ASIS 2013. SMC v.2.1 will allow Genetec customers to extend their Synergis system to work with ASSA ABLOY SARGENT and Corbin Russwin WiFi and PoE locks.

Over in Copenhagen, Axis Communications invited 40 of its top-performing gold partners from across the Northern European region to its traditional VIP Partner Event. The theme for the event was “experience smarter video surveillance” and aimed to reinforce how effective partnerships could drive market growth. In application news, Ecl-ips has announced that it has upgraded its diverse UPS and monitoring systems to a Schneider/APC centric platform. Finally, Connexion2 is supplying marathon runner Mark Allison with a 3G enabled 9 Series Identicom, to help secure his personal safety and communication as he attempts to run 2,600 miles across Australia in 70 days. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Cathexis has integrated Axis Communications’ network video products into its CatVision IP VMS. CatVision will be launched to the UK and wider European markets at IFSEC 2013. Also at IFSEC, Panasonic Professional will introduce a brand new range of surveillance solutions. Panasonic will demonstrate enhanced Business Intelligence Video System (BIVS) analytics making it possible for businesses to both deploy surveillance and to gain real-time insight into business activities driving greater ROI and enhancing commercial success.

In applications news, communication solutions from Hytera have been used to secure the City of Cachoeirinha in Brazil. Hytera’s professional dispatcher system, SmartDispatch, and portable and mobile terminals PD78X/MD78X were deployed across the city. In events news, Response Electronics will launch a new range of home security products at IFSEC 2013. The miGuard range is packed with the latest technology including RFID tags for family members and keyholders, remote interface via iPhone/Android app, and GSM/SMS alerts. Finally at IFSEC, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) will conduct a series of networking events, including lone worker protection and member events. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, Mobotix AG has released details of changes within its UK management team which aims to capitalise on strong growth in the UK. Dominic Chapman has been promoted to UK Country Manager, taking over from Mike Lewis, and Trevor Holt has been appointed as Technical Project Engineer for the UK. In application news, Arecont Vision’s megapixel cameras have been installed at the King Soopers Distribution Center located on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. The cameras are mounted just below the approximately 40-foot ceilings to ensure they are not damaged by forklifts.  Over in the UK, the SALTO SALLIS access control solution has been deployed to provide wireless online locking using their existing personalised RFID cards at the University of Nottingham.

Also in the UK, 102 fixed Axis P1343 network cameras have been deployed in the New Tyne Crossing tunnels, which has been one of the UK’s worst traffic black spots. Idesco’s EPC reader has been selected for deployment in a vehicle identification application for a major Australian mining operation. The customer’s coal mining site required a robustly rugged system for identifying its very large mining vehicles. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Mobotix AG has released details of changes within its UK management team which aims to capitalise on strong growth in the UK. Dominic Chapman has been promoted to UK Country Manager, taking over from Mike Lewis, and Trevor Holt has been appointed as Technical Project Engineer for the UK. In application news, 102 fixed Axis P1343 network cameras have been deployed in the New Tyne Crossing tunnels in the UK, which has been one of the UK’s worst traffic black spots. Over in Nottingham, the SALTO SALLIS access control solution has been deployed to provide wireless online locking using their existing personalised RFID cards at the city’s University.

In events news, VARIO, the latest lighting development from Raytec, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Security Excellence Awards, for “Security Innovation of the Year”. Also in London, the UK Border Force has announced its official participation and support for the first annual BORDERPOL Conference and Exhibition scheduled for mid-October this year. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, SightLogix has announced the appointment of TaylorLong & Associates, Inc. as its manufacturer’s representative for the Northwest US region. S2 Security Corporation has launched S2 Global, a better way to manage distributed physical security systems. Also in corporate news, LRG Marketing has announced the launch of their new website, which includes a complete graphic redesign, a rebuild with entirely new structure and navigation and a better experience for the user. In application news, the AXIS Q1604 network video camera and a Mirasys system have been praised by a leading Donegal businessman for helping to foil a kidnap plot and identifying the gang of masked men involved.

In events news, Innovative Security Designs has announced that its Jaguar 1080P camera was selected as the overall winner of the Security 2012 Exhibition’s New Product of the Year Award. Over in Shanghai, the organiser of MATELEC EIBT China 2013 has announced that the Jury Delegation of the “New Technology & New Product Selection and Presentation” has been successfully launched.  Read more security news…

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