In today’s news round-up, our expert panel discusses the current limitations of cloud-based systems on the security market and how the situation will develop over the next five years.  Reflecting on the increasing number of innovative cameras with an open platform framework, Tom Cook, VP of Sales at Samsung Techwin US sheds light on the new era of camera apps which are changing the surveillance system design to meet specific needs.

In corporate news, Hikvision has announced revenues of $2.82 billion for the financial year 2014, highlighting its continued growth in overseas and domestic markets. In application news, Milestone Systems has collaborated with Copenhagen Zoo to broadcast the birth of a male rhino calf online using its open platform VMS. The broadcast attracted more than 35,000 views on YouTube and generated further media interest. Finally, NEXT Biometrics has received $100,000 from a new client to develop an undisclosed application within a new field. 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, Arecont Vision megapixel cameras have been installed at Lotte Department Store in Busan, Korea to enable store management to control liability costs by refuting claims that customers’ cars were damaged while in the store’s parking area. In the UK, ASSA Abloy’s masterkey suite has been deployed to help restore the historic clock tower at Blair Castle to its former glory. Over in the city of Chomutov in the Czech Republic, IndigoVision’s IP Video technology has been installed as part of the city’s strategy to reduce crime and improve traffic flow monitoring.

In other news, to mark its tenth anniversary, IR imaging sensor manufacturer ULIS recently announced that it will invest EUR 20 million investment in a new state-of-the-art facility to meet increasing market demands for IR technology. Lastly, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has advised that biometric technology could provide a highly effective way to reduce fraud in the USA’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, at the  2012 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) taking place in Nashville, USA, which concludes today, Altronix is showcasing its eBridge line of IP over Coax Adapters, a high-performance and cost-effective solution to transmit IP video and data over coaxial cable for distances greater than 2,000 feet without the need for repeaters. OnSSI is also at the show exhibiting its ground-breaking Ocularis-X technology in a powerful live demonstration. In corporate news, CORNELL has announced that it has forged a new distribution relationship with AIPHONE to be its primary and preferred distributor for both their NHX-Nurse Call System & their IS Series Rescue Assistance System.

In application news, the New York State Bridge Authority has chosen to deploy SightLogix’ video perimeter security system to secure the Bear Mountain Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge which together serve more than 1 million Hudson River crossings each week. In Brazil, Lumidigm recently announced that it is deploying fingerprint sensors into automated teller machines (ATMs) of one of Brazil’s largest state-owned banks via partners Diebold Brazil. 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 the weekly round-up today, CEM Systems has announced that its security management system has been selected to secure Farmers fashion department stores based in New Zealand. Over in California, the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Airport has implemented a NICE Systems situation management solution to help with the coordination of the hub for all Los Angeles International Airport’s operations and response activities.  In events news, ASIS International has made a call for the submissions of presentations for its 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition, which will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012.

Taking a look at partnerships, Videor has enlarged its Power over Ethernet portfolio – essential for networked security technology – with Phihong PoE solutions. Continuing with the theme, Siqura has announced that its IP security solutions are now compatible with Agent Vi’s video analytics software. To end on a high-note, at the IFSEC 2011 Security Industry Awards, iOmniscient’s Face Recognition in a Crowd Technology was honoured with the award for the Best CCTV Product of the YearRead more security news…

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On today’s mid-week news round-up, in the London Borough of Sutton in the UK, MOBOTIX’s high-resolution IP cameras have been deployed to help residents to reduce congestion at the Kimpton Park Way Re-use and Recycling centre. In corporate news, Senstar has announced that it is now the newest member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, the leading international trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. To reward loyalty, Pelco has launched a new reward program aimed at delivering industry-leading discounts, rebates, training and support to their partners.

In other news, Lumidigm partner i-Evo will be showcasing its a range of biometric fingerprint readers at IFSEC. Lastly, Ingersoll Rand has partnered with Innovise Enterprise Service Management (ESM) to supply a complete access control, CCTV, intruder alarm and fire alarm management solution in a single “integrated” system. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, HID Global’s network access control and biometric reader solutions have been selected by the Dental Council of India (DCI) to streamline their time and attendance management system. At Roger Williams University, Johnson Controls has implemented an efficient, cost-effective way to manage security access for students, faculty and staff across the 140-acre campus. For those attending IFSEC 2011, Magnet Schultz Ltd. will unveil a series of custom solenoid application solutions at the show.

In corporate news, Geonovo has redesigned the packaging for its Romad RSP-100 lone worker protection device as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Lastly, Jeremy Morton has joined CNL Software as its new Director of Sales. Read more security news…

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To end the working week, we focus on ISC West show news. As we reach the last day of the show, Avigilon has introduced its Control Center 4.8 Network Video Management Software. HID Global is also showcasing its U.S Federal Identity Compliance initiative for Physical Access Control at the event. For those interested to learn more about outdoor video analytics systems for perimeter security applications, SightLogix has launched a new National Accounts Programme for large-scale integrators.

In corporate news, Arecont Vision has integrated its megapixel cameras with FST21 safe identity management systems. Lastly, the COMPRION terminal simulator has been adopted by 5 card manufacturers and many world-leading operators to test their smart cards according to ISO/IEC 7816, SWP and HCI specifications. Read more security news…

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To begin the working week, we start with news from Genetec, who has been awarded Montreal’s 2011 Top Employers award for the 6th consecutive time. This special designation pays tribute to select Montreal-area employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. At Jerry’s Nugget casino in Las Vegas, Basler’s IP network cameras have been installed to secure the gaming facilities. Lumidigm and Imprivata have joined forces to deliver a biometric authentication solution for healthcare clinicians that require reliable and fast access to electronic medical record (EMR) applications when wearing surgical gloves.

In other news, Quantum Secure’s SAFE software suite has been deployed at one of the largest gas and utility facilities in the United States to help with compliance for relevant NERC CIP regulations. Lastly, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced 11 course dates across the United States and Canada for its Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) programme. Read more security news…

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