In today’s weekly news round-up, next week sees the return of IFSEC International, taking place on 16th – 18th June at the ExCel in London. Highlights of the show will include ASSA ABLOY’s low energy electric locksOT Systems’ EoC live demonstrations and TDSi’s participation at “Harmony Village”.  Check out our full coverage of the show here.

In his latest Security Beat article, Larry Anderson looks at Physical Security Information Management and whether we are witnessing the death of an acronym. European Correspondent Jeremy Malies speaks to David Marshall, Professor of Computer Vision at Cardiff University on crowd movements and the impact this has on security, with a particular focus on video analytics and the “flocking birds” model. In her latest Expert Commentary article, Deborah O’Mara assesses how the cloud is increasing service opportunities for integrators. Finally, BriefCam’s President & CEO Dror Irani says there is valuable information hiding within raw surveillance video footage – with its extraction creating both efficiency and value for an organisation. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Genetec recently 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. Octavian Security has announced a joint venture to expand the business into new territories by founding a new Turkish division. Connecting with Turkish company EKOL, the development of Octavian Turkey sees both parties take significant strides into the Turkish security market.

In other corporate news, Farsight Security Services has reported a 73% increase over a three-year period in the number of unmanned petrol forecourts it monitors. The increase signifies a growth in popularity for remote monitoring over staffing the high-risk environment. In events news, BriefCam is presenting its new BriefCam Syndex product range at the Israel HLS Exhibition (iHLS 2014) this week. BriefCam Syndex is a next-generation product range based on Video Synopsis technology. Finally, COP Security will be exhibiting at the NSI Installer Summit later this month. COP will be showcasing its new “Nexus” range of high-performance “Plug & Play” IP cameras and NVR products at the conference. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, a number of companies will be showcasing a variety of new products at this week’s ASIS International 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Briefcam has announced that it will be launching Version 2.3 of its award-winning VS Forensics and VS Enterprise products while Next Level Security Systems will highlight the next evolution of its open platform, IP-based security technologies. Also at ASIS, Honeywell will be showcasing its new IP video systems and an enhanced version of its Pro-Watch security-management platform.

In application news, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner will be investing £4 million into purchasing cameras from Reveal Media, manufacturer of the RS3-SX, RS2 and RS1 body worn cameras. In corporate news, IQinVision has announced two key executive appointments and a number of new manufacturers’ representative firms to continue to expand its sales network, alongside launching a customer-centric website. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, BriefCam has announced a partnership with leading North American systems integrator Convergint Technologies. Convergint customers will now be able to benefit from BriefCam’s award-winning Video Synopsis, which allows users to browse hours of video in minutes. In response to robust demand, SeeView Security has announced that it is launching a formal programme to address the needs of large-scale data centres, which are increasingly used for cloud computing applications.

In application news, Cassidian has delivered the new Yas Island Event Management Room to the Abu Dhabi Security Committee. It was successfully operated in order to ensure the security of all events and concerts around the 2011Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race. Over in Dubai, Tecom Investments has centralised its security for 24 buildings in three technology parks with artec’s MULTIEYE-HYBRID® video surveillance solution. In Germany, nine Bavarian casinos will have their surveillance operations completely transformed with the installation of a fully digital IP video solution from IndigoVision.  Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, ASIS International has selected BriefCam as one of the top 10 winners of the ASIS Accolades Security’s Best competition. Over in the US, DigitalPersona’s fingerprint readers are enhancing access security for Children’s Clinics in Southern Arizona. The new system improves workflow efficiency and increases patient data security. Also in application news, Cassidian’s TETRA network for emergency response has secured the 26th Universiade games in Shenzhen.

In corporate news, Tri-Ed/Northern Video CEO Steven Roth has been unanimously selected as the 2011 Lippert Award winner by a panel of past award recipients. The award, which recognises excellent contributions to the security industry, will be presented to Roth at the 2011 Security Week Gala, hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA) in November. Also in corporate news, mobiDEOS has appointed former police chief Stephen M. Cercone as Law Enforcement Advisor. Mr. Cercone will lead the company’s efforts in the public safety and law enforcement markets. Read more security news…

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