In today’s weekly news round-up, Paul Wong, Managing Director of Bosch Security Systems, shares his optimistic view of current security industry trends with SourceSecurity.com. Paul believes that the security market is generally in good shape, with improvements in video image quality and integration driving growth and shaping the market. In our latest expert commentary article, Karen Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer of Sielox LLC, discusses best practices that can help schools identify and address a wide variety of potential issues, including medical emergencies, missing students or other crisis situations.

In her latest article, Deborah L. O’Mara looks at COPS Monitoring’s focus on helping security companies easily add a wide range of new services and corresponding RMR. Michael Fickes reports on a lawsuit against Tyco Integrated Security that has arose out of the burglary of a pharmaceutical warehouse in Enfield, Connecticut. Finally, Editor Larry Anderson reflects on some of his fondest memories of Frank De Fina, whose recent death shocked the security industry. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Neil Heller discusses the intricate networking standards of PoE in part 6 of his networking basics for security professionals series. On the topic of the US electric grid, Vicki Contavespi looks at regulatory requirements and whether these are sufficient enough to prevent cyber-security hacking. In application news, Airbus Defence and Space has agreed to supply an undisclosed Middle Eastern country with its Z:NightOwl M surveillance system, specifically designed for long-range purposes.

Over in the Far East, Bosch has installed its video surveillance solution system which includes the IP PTZ dome camera and IP dome cameras in the Lotte Centre – a 65 floor skyscraper in Vietnam. Finally, BSIA has announced its success at Intersec 2015 which was held last month in Dubai, with the BSIA-organised UK Pavilion having its highest-ever turnout of UK companies. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Keyscan has been acquired by Kaba Holding. The acquisition of Keyscan will strengthen both companies’ product offerings throughout the Americas. Also in corporate news, Genetec has announced the appointment of Canadian businessman Georges Karam to Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Karam will be responsible for setting the company’s global commercial strategy and organisational development trajectory to drive business growth and market share for Genetec.

In application news, ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access for Hospitality went live recently when Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. introduced SPG® Keyless, a keyless entry system allowing Starwood Preferred Guest® members to use their smartphone as a key. Over in Germany, Bosch video surveillance solutions have been deployed in the MesseTurm high-rise building in Frankfurt to protect tenants, visitors and suppliers. The video solution is operated via three comfortable operator workstations, giving security personnel a clear view of all protected areas at all times. Finally, SALTO is set to exhibit at Transport Security Expo in London from Tuesday 2nd December to Wednesday 3rd December 2014. The show is the perfect location for SALTO to showcase their wide range of contactless access control solutions which are already used by Heathrow Airport, British Airways, DHL, Munich Airport, Ireland West Airport Knock and many more. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Mobotix AG has released details of its technology partnership with icomply. icomply will fully integrate MOBOTIX technology into the V-TAS Pro software platform to enable seamless control of the entire MOBOTIX range. In other corporate news, Brian Wiser has been named President of Sales – North America for Bosch Security Systems. Brian will lead the sales, support, training, customer service and marketing organisations in North America.

In events news, Allegion will showcase its ENGAGE technology-enabled Schlage NDE Series wireless electronic locks at ASHE 2014, which opened yesterday in Chicago. ENGAGE enabled wireless locks can be integrated into most popular access control systems for greater capabilities, including real-time control. Over in Latin America, the video surveillance equipment market is forecast to see annual average growth rates of over 14%, according to IHS. The total Latin American market for CCTV and video surveillance equipment is estimated to have been worth $565.3 million in 2013. Finally, Navtech Radar is now the world leading supplier of radar based Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) for airports. The company has installed 16 AdvanceGuard solutions at airports including Ostrava in the Czech Republic, Valencia in Spain, and Bristol Airport in the UK. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Seagate Technology will be showcasing its complete surveillance storage portfolio for safety, security and video analytics at this year’s IFSEC 2014, which takes place next week in London. Also at IFSEC, HID Global will showcase its portfolio of solutions to create, manage and use secure identities for a number of vertical markets.

In application news, 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. Over in Russia, Bosch fire alarm systems, public address and evacuation technology and a comprehensive video surveillance system have all been installed at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre in Sochi. Finally, Milestone Systems has announced details of its Milestone Learning Portal, an online education tool which will train and certify industry professionals on the technical and commercial details of Milestone products. The portal features online training and certification programs that have been specifically tailored to meet educational needs. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global has announced the acquisition of Lumidigm. The acquisition extends HID Global’s authentication portfolio while positioning the company to deliver a variety of new secure identity solutions. In corporate news, AirLive has announced the launch of its new website Airlive Surveillance. The new site showcases AirLive’s IP video surveillance solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

In the UK, Managing Director of TDSi John Davies is taking part in a Student Mentoring scheme for Sixth Form students at The Bourne Academy in Bournemouth. The scheme aims to pair students with a local business expert to help them develop skills to apply in their post-studies careers. In events news, Dallmeier will present its new solutions for traffic telematics applications, including its new Panomera Traffic Video-IP total solution, at InterTraffic 2014. Finally, Milestone Systems recently held its ninth annual MIPS partner conference. The event included presentations from Samsung Techwin CEO Cheol Kyo Kim, Bernhard Schuster, VP of Bosch Security Systems, and Johan Lembre, Director of Corporate Sales Projects for Axis Communications. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems has announced its elevation of Bosch Security Systems to the status of Elite Partner in the Milestone Alliance Partner programme (MAP). The promotion makes Bosch Security Systems one of the few partners in the world to achieve this status. In events news, Teleste recently participated in the CSTB 2014 Forum in Moscow alongside Russian partner, Kontur-M. At the event, Teleste presented the PRO MPEG FEC functionality of their reliable Luminato headend platform with a LIVE demo.

Over in Dubai, TDSi completed this year’s Intersec 2014 event with an unprecedented number of new business contacts and interest from visitors. TDSi’s appearance at Intersec and the launch of EXgarde 4.2 follows an impressive sales performance and growth last year. In corporate news, Raytec have been chosen as the first ever Axis Gold Technology Partner for Northern Europe. The Gold Partner status follows many years of collaboration between the two companies. Finally, ASIS International has announced that Europol has agreed to partner with ASIS Europe 2014. As part of the partnership, Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, will be a keynote speaker at ASIS Europe 2014Read more security news… 

 

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In today’s news round-up, Avigilon has announced the promotion of two of its top performers. Bryan Schmode has been appointed Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, and Pedro Simoes to Senior Vice President of Global Sales. In application news, an integrated security and communications system from Bosch has been deployed at The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. The installation includes 192 NDC455, VG4 and VG5 series cameras.

Also in Singapore, The National Institute of Education has selected MESSOA security solutions to improve its physical security on campus. A total of 170 cameras, including the NDF821PRO dome camera and the NCB855PRO box camera, have been installed at strategic locations across the campus. In corporate news, Brickcom has been demonstrating its wired and wireless solution and license plate recognition solution at a number of events. The most recent demonstration took place at a two day property protection training event for Brickcom customers. Finally, Sentry360 has welcomed Erik Pilsits as its new Support and Development Engineer. Erik joins from a background of multi-media services technology. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, a new partnership between Bosch Security Systems and Streaming Networks will deliver integrated license plate recognition functionality within the Video Management System (VMS) v4.5 from Bosch. The companies are working together to give customers greater capabilities for gathering vehicle information as part of their security surveillance infrastructure. In events news, PTZ Security, an AxxonSoft-certified distributor, will showcase Axxon Next at Denmark’s SecurityUser Expo 2013. The next generation, open-platform video management software will be demonstrated to security distributors, wholesalers and systems integrators.

In other events news, Cassidian will present its new OMS 200 low-profile optronic mast at this year’s DSEI exhibition, which opens today in London. Using newly developed passive sensors, the system improves reconnaissance capabilities. In corporate news, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) recently announced that its membership now includes all of the UK’s Top 10 security guarding companies, following the recent admission of The Shield Group Limited. Finally, Bernhard Sommer has been appointed Chairman of the Management Board at SimonsVoss Technologies and will be responsible for new partnerships with value added resellers. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Traka management systems are being used by BT to track keys at its £90m flagship International Data Centre in Cardiff Bay, Wales. Operations at the centre are supported by security measures which ensure access to the building is restricted to authorised personnel. In corporate news, a partnership between Bosch Security Systems and OnSSI is driving greater product integration capabilities between Bosch IP video devices and the Ocularis IP video surveillance and security platform. Ocularis v3.6 now supports edge recording and new high definition cameras from Bosch.

In applications news, Brazilian transport manufacturer Randon Group has selected IndigoVision to provide an IP video security solution for its assembly plant in Guaralhos. The project required reusing existing security camera hardware as well as offering the latest IP camera technology. Over in the Dominican Republic, the Government’s Ministry of the Presidency has awarded Hytera a radio communications project, which will see TETRA radio implemented in the Santo Domingo area. Finally, Matrix will launch its Office-in-a-Box solution NAVAN CNX200 at NigeriaCom 2013. The company will also showcase its range of business phone systems, converged voice and data solutions, Android/iOS mobile softphone and GSM-VoIP gateways. Read more security news…

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