In today’s weekly news round-up, Samsung Techwin’s video surveillance products have been approved for use with Network Rail infrastructure and issued the PADS Certificate of Acceptance. The products were evaluated and comprehensively tested to ensure that they are reliable, fit for purpose and comply with Network Rail’s demanding standards in respect of safety. Also in the UK, ASSA ABLOY has secured a contract to supply products for Birmingham Dental Hospital & School of Dentistry. An array of ASSA products will be supplied to the project, including ASSA’s robust, high security P600 cylinders, as well as cam motion door closers that will fulfil the Equality Act 2010.

Also in corporate news, integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi recently held a Bake Off challenge to raise money for the Boo charity, which aims to offer opportunities for some of the poorest children in Africa. In application news, Suprema announced that it will be providing its fingerprint solution to the Venezuelan government to help combat the nation’s staple shortage and smuggling. Thousands of Suprema BioMini solutions have been ordered by the government thus far. Finally, Gallagher has added another esteemed award to its growing list of accolades after the company won the New Zealand Engineering Innovators of the Year award. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, an agreement has been signed which will see the controlling shareholders of Samsung Techwin and other Samsung Group affiliates sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group. The transaction is expected to be completed during the first half of 2015. In other corporate news, Hikvision recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Thirty-three customers from across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, spent six days where they learned about Hikvision’s assortment of unique products and were treated to cultural outings.

In application news, IdenTrust™ recently announced that it has been selected by MEDENT® to provide IGC PKI certificates. Each individual IGC PKI certificate provides two-factor authentication for identity authentication and digital signing, as well as a certificate for encryption. Over in the U.K, Amthal Fire & Security has secured the tender for Notting Hill Housing Group to provide total electronic security solutions and maintenance across the social enterprise’s three office locations in London. In events news, Suprema has won the “Best Product” award for its BioEntry W fingerprint access control terminal at this year’s All-Over-IP Expo in Moscow. BioEntry W provides the benefits of an IP access control system with high-level security provided by fingerprint biometrics. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, REACT will be showcasing one of the first public demonstrations of an in-camera real-time analytics solution at the IP EXPO taking place 17th to 18th October 2012 in London. On display at the show will be the MOBOTIX video analysis tools which generate statistical data inside the camera for real-time analysis and expert as a structured report. In corporate news, Samsung has appointed Pedro Correia to take on the newly created role of UK Pre-Sales Manager. Pedro will work closely with installers, system integrators and distributors to provide pre-sales support in respect of system design, product specification and tender compliance issues. SSAIB, the UK’s leading certification body for organisations, has gained UKAS approval for its Telecare ServicesScheme, offering telecare system suppliers, installation and maintenance companies, monitoring centres, response providers and others a significant advantage in this expanding market.

In application news, ievo fingerprint readers have been installed in 5 sites of a UK fitness chain to improve the efficiency within their gyms. Over in Banglaesh, India, Dhaka police have completed the initial phase of upgrading the analogue communications system to digital one by adopting Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) solution provided by Hytera. Read more security news…

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