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, TDSi has appointed Gary Aimson as Strategic Business Development Manager and Sophie Wilkins as Marketing Assistant to facilitate TDSi’s ongoing growth. In other corporate news, Octavian Security has joined the UK Government’s Think, Act, Report initiative alongside over 2.5 million employees. The initiative encourages companies to think about gender equality, take action to promote opportunities in their workplace and report on what they are doing.

In events news, Wavestore will be exhibiting at Transport Security Expo, which takes place on 2nd-3rd December at Olympia, London. Wavestore will be demonstrating how key features of the open platform Wavestore video management software (VMS) can assist the transport sector to combat criminal and terrorist activity. Also in events news, Suprema hosted its Suprema Global Partner Program (SGPP) 2014 this week in Korea. The Suprema Global Partner Program (SGPP) has been deemed a high-level futuristic platform for the business of biometrics and security since it was first hosted in 2010. Finally, German supermarket giant German supermarket giant Aldi has selected Castel to supply IP intercom systems for its new regional distribution and staff administration centres across the UK. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, G4S will be giving away iPads to 10 attendees at this year’s ASIS 2012 show. Winners will be drawn daily from those who complete the G4S Puzzle Game. Lumidigm has announced Innometriks Inc. will be demonstrating its Rhino reader which utilises Lumidigm fingerprint biometrics to handle high security authentication applications. Videx will also be at the show, exhibiting its CyberKey Vault Management system.

At the Essen Security show, taking place from the 25th to the 28th of September 2012, Heitel and Xtralis will be showcasing several new security solutions, including the HeiTel VideoGateway series and VESDA –  the world’s leading brand of very early warning smoke detector. Lastly, HID Global has announced that it has entered into an agreement with RedCloud, provider of web-based physical access control systems. The agreement will enable RedCloud to resell HID Global’s EasyLobby Secure Visitor Management (SVM) software as part of a comprehensive solution. 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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On the mid-week news round-up today, Danbury St. Croix Casino has rolled the dice on North American Video, adopting its video surveillance system for use at their Wisconsin location. Kaba is to install a time and attendance solution at the offices of industrial services provider Cape.

The Perimeter Protection & Intrusion Detection Workshop, taking place on September 14, will be graced with a talk from Navtech Radar’s Jason Burger, while Coca-Cola Icecek, located in Turkey, has made a large-scale investment in a security project from ACTi. Finally, 3M is to purchase Cogent Inc, a provider of biometric authentication solutions for $943 million. Read more news…

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This week, there were a number of application news articles from around the globe. In New Jersey, Avigilon’s high definition (HD) cameras were installed in Trend Motors dealership to secure the facility and at the Pasienky Stadium in Bratislava, Slovakia, IQeye HD surveillance cameras took centre stage as they captured offenders at the stadium.

In the corporate world, a partnership was struck between DSX and Integrated Solutions to create biometric access control solutions. Thales UK and Intellect announced the launch of a project to identify and trial new technologies that can be used to enhance aviation security. In events news, Dallmeier announced that it is to showcase its new megapixel cameras at the upcoming Security Essen 2010 tradeshow. Read more news…

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At the top of the security news pile today we have an announcement from Axis Communication of great success. According to the network / IP provider it delivered a growth if 17 per cent in sales for 2009.

In New Hampshire, lawmakers have sided overwhelmingly with the Security Industry Association (SIA) on a crucial biometrics issue, found out more…

Honeywell have teamed up with Smith & Wesson Security Services to add Honeywell products to their security offering. Mobotix announces the arrival of its video IP Door Station T24 at this year’s Light+Building in Frankfurt, Germany. The new video IP Door Station, T24, is based on the international video telephony standard VoIP/SIP.

Lastly as ISC West has is on the brink of opening its doors, we have a article announcing VideoIQ plans to showcase its new range of iCVR-MP intelligent megapixel dome cameras.

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