In today’s news round-up, TDSi will showcase its range of integrated security solutions at the 2014 Norbain Roadshow (North). Visitors will be shown how TDSi’s EXgarde access control software and VUgarde video monitoring system can work together as a full overview security solution, administered through a centralised portal. In application news, Axis Communications’ Q1931-E thermal network cameras have been installed at a photovoltaic solar park in Bologna. The cameras are equipped with VTrack intrusion video analysis software from Technoaware and monitor the perimeter of the site.

In corporate news, the BSIA recently hosted 25th anniversary celebrations for the CoESS General Assembly. As part of the celebrations, the BSIA invited a large delegation of European industry representatives to London to discuss and debate pan-European issues, regulatory provisions and best practice for the sector. Over in the US, STANLEY Security has announced this year’s Together For Safer Schools Grant Program, which is now open to the higher education market. Under the program, STANLEY gives higher education institutions the chance to obtain a share of its products and services. Finally, 3xLOGIC VIGIL surveillance systems have been deployed at over 1,200 Murphy USA convenience stores.  The systems are comprised of 3xLOGIC IP and hybrid appliances, cameras and business intelligence software integrated into a customised solution designed by CBE, Inc. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, ONVIF is launching a proactive education and enforcement campaign to ensure that all claims of ONVIF conformance by manufacturers of IP-based physical security products are valid. The education and enforcement initiative aims to further protect the ONVIF brand and more pre-emptively monitor ONVIF’s copyrights, trademarks and logos on an ongoing basis. Over in the UK, Honeywell has been selected to join the National Grid Integrated Security Solutions (ISS) framework. The framework will be used to design, supply, install and commission integrated security solutions for the UK’s utilities infrastructure.

Also in the UK, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is set to host a networking event for the UK’s Information Destruction sector. The event is planned for the 4th December and will include educational and motivational presentations, networking opportunities and a charity auction. In other corporate news, Regent Samsic has appointed Richard Webster as its new Commercial Manager. Richard brings to the company comprehensive expertise of the security sector attained at a senior sales level with other service providers. Finally, Stuart Pizzey, MBE, has been appointed Police Liaison & Commercial Risk Advisor at The Shield Group. Stuart will develop relationships with businesses across Greater Manchester and throughout the North-west, advising on business risk and solutions. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Surveon 360° megapixel surveillance and RAID solutions have been deployed in Coseimpa shops across Venezuela. Surveon CAM7511 5 megapixel 360° fisheye cameras are securing the cashier areas while the CAM6351 has been implemented to monitor exterior areas. Over in Italy, Allegion has completed a project to provide an electronic access control system for B&B Hotels Italia. A touch screen kiosk at reception allows guests to enter their personal information and check-in/check-out details, while the Ariane Systems software interfaces with a CISA encoder, programming the security card which is then dispensed to the guest.

In corporate news, newly-elected Chairman of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Pauline Norstrom, has said she will focus on raising stakeholders’ awareness of the value of quality and innovation over price. In her inaugural address to BSIA members and industry stakeholders at the Association’s Annual Luncheon earlier this month, Pauline outlined her goals for her two-year tenure as Chair. Over in India, Matrix Comsec has concluded its sixth annual partners Growth Summit in Goa. The three day event focused on top performing Matrix system integrators who were awarded for their outstanding sales performance for the year 2013-14. Finally, 3VR has named Bruce Nisbet as the new Director of Sales for the Western U.S. Region. Nisbet will be responsible for managing all aspects of the sales process in western North America. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Dahua Technology has the 2nd largest market share in video surveillance according a report by IHS. Dahua’s global market share in terms of DVR and network security cameras were ranked as runner-up and 4th place respectively. Also in corporate news, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has reinforced the role played by security firms in delivering cost savings to police forces across the UK. Continued partnerships between the police and private security firms have helped forces across the country reduce costs in the face of public sector budget cuts, the BSIA said.

Over in France, Videotec has moved its French branch of business to the outskirts of Paris. Previously based close to Rouen, the branch is now moving to the “Parc d’Activité de Courtabœuf”, one of the largest industrial areas to the south of the capital. Across the Atlantic, ADT has closed the acquisition of Reliance Protectron from Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership in Canada. The acquisition will significantly strengthens ADT’s business in Canada. Finally, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has elected Mohammad Soleimani, CTO and Executive Vice President of Kastle Systems, as its Chairman. Joshua Jackson, Director of Global Product Integration for STANLEY Security, has meanwhile been elected as Vice Chairman. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global has announced that its World Headquarters and North American Operations Centre in Austin has been LEED Platinum certified. The company achieved certification under the Commercial Interiors category. In corporate news, Oncam Grandeye has appointed Adrian Marsh as its new Chief Operating Officer. Previous COO Graham Wallis will continue as Oncam Grandeye’s Regional President of the Americas.

In application news, VIVOTEK’s SD8363E full HD speed dome network cameras have been deployed to aid the Brazilian military who are safeguarding the matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. VIVOTEK’s SD8363E is especially ideal for monitoring wide open spaces like stadiums. In corporate news, Wavestore has recruited Pete Ward as EMEA Account Manager. Pete will be working closely with installers, system integrators and Wavestore distributors to identify new business opportunities. Finally, the British Security Industry Association has launched its annual end-user survey for the security industry. The online survey aims to measure changing attitudes to security among those responsible for buying and using security products and services. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Suprema has revealed its biometric scanner products are now certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Suprema is the first to receive the certification in the biometric access control and time attendance segment in association with its local partner in India, A-ID Systems. In events news, Panasonic used IFSEC 2014 as a platform to announce its new partnership with Bravida Fire & Security. Under the OEM agreement, Bravida’s “Integra” access and intruder platform will be added to Panasonic’s portfolio of security products and will see the company enter the European access control market for the first time.

In corporate news, IHS has predicted the global multi-sensor detector market to grow by 7% from 2013 to 2018. In its “World Market for Fire Detection and Suppression Products” report, IHS said the mass-market trend in North America and Western Europe is towards the increased use of multi-sensor detectors. IFSEC also played host to the 20th anniversary celebrations of the British Security Industry Association’s Export Council. Celebrations included brief presentations from members of the Export Council. Finally, Synectics has been awarded a contract to supply CCTV for the new Yemen Gas Pipeline by Amec Spie. The pipeline will supply feed gas at a rate of 1.1 billion cubic feet per day from the processing centres at Al-Kamil Processing Unit (KPU) to the liquefaction plant at Balhaf on the Gulf of Aden. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global will be showcasing its secure identity solutions for the first time at this year’s All-over-IP Expo 2014. Jaroslav Barton, Sales Director at HID Global, will also give a keynote on “Breakthrough Trends for Secure ID Management 2014–2015″ at the event. In other events news, PCSC will demonstrate its access control and fibre optic detections systems at IFSEC 2014, which takes place this month in London.

In application news, seven companies who are members of the British Security Industry Association have been selected by Police Scotland to secure the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Selected companies include Corps Security and G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd. In corporate news, authentication solutions provider Lumidigm has announced a European distribution agreement with MTRIX. Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging is a sophisticated technology specifically developed to overcome the fingerprint capture problems found with conventional imaging system. Finally, NAS specialist Synology has introduced two new members to its Technical Support teams. Darren Blakeley and James Howe join the Technical Support team as Advisors. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, security industry professionals have spoken out in defence of ‘zero-hours’ contracts, following a pledge from the Government to review such arrangements. In a recent British Security Industry Association survey, 79.2% of the BSIA’s members agreed with the concept of zero hours contracts, citing increased flexibility and the ability to meet unexpected demand as key benefits. In application news, DIGIEVER and VIVOTEK have partnered to supply the security system for a Latvian plywood factory. In addition to using it as a security tool, the factory is using the system to improve the efficiency of its manufacturing processes.

In other application news, Axis Security has been awarded a contract to provide CCTV monitoring and access control to the British Pipeline Agency control centre in Kingsbury, Staffordshire. The project will start with an initial monitoring of three stations and will extend to the remaining 13 stations by 2015, once system installations are complete. In corporate news, a new IMS Research report, entitled “The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment” predicts that revenue for network video will overtake analogue for the first time in 2014. Analogue cameras are still forecast to continue outselling network cameras in terms of number purchased until 2017. Finally, API Holographics has completed the first phase of redevelopment at its Salford site. The company has updated and enhanced the site’s physical security to boost confidence in the supply chain for API customers and end users. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global continues its drive to help financial institutions secure their online banking services. Through its Identity Assurance portfolio and channel partnership initiatives, the company is encouraging the adoption of layered authentication as part of a strategy for protecting transactions. In application news, Milestone Systems has provided technology for a new video learning system for the University of St Andrews School of Medicine. The platform records clinical skills practical exams and mock patient interviews, providing students with the opportunity to learn from videos of their interactions after the event.

In corporate news, the British Security Industry Association has called for clarity on the future of security regulation from the UK Government. Discussions on the issue began in 2010, when the Government announced plans to abolish the current regulator, the Security Industry Authority. Over in France, Hytera radio systems helped monitor this summer’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, a motorsports car race held in the Loire region. Hytera provided 200 hand radios and three digital analogue switch repeaters to the show, which was attended by more than 245,000 people. Finally, AJAR-tec has announced that it is now an officially accredited Silver Chanel Partner for Agent VI, the video analytics software company. The partnership will allow AJAR-tec to offer the latest video analytics software as part of their IP CCTV offering. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, video management software from Aimetis has been deployed at Perth Airport. Aimetis Symphony provides the airport with a single platform for upgrading the existing analogue CCTV system to operate over an IP network, as well as a scalable system allowing new cameras to be added as required. In other application news, IQinVision has recently announced that Woonstad Rotterdam Housing Corporation in the Netherlands is using IQinVision HD megapixel cameras for enhanced security at its housing estates. For this project, the company has 39 sites under surveillance, each with approximately five cameras placed at strategic locations both inside and outside the housing units.

In corporate news, LEGIC Identsystems AG has gained another strong partner from China, Shanghai Airlink Technologies. The system integrator specialises in developing security solutions, in particular CCTV, access control and intruder alarm systems. In other corporate news, AxxonSoft has recently joined with its Spanish partner and distributor, Hommax Sistemas, to hold their first-ever series of seminars on AxxonSoft software. In the second half of each seminar, experts from both companies engaged with installers and integrators and were able to propose solutions for some high-priority projects on the spot. The British Security Industry Association has awarded former chairman Julie Kenny for her contribution to the security industry. Kenny spoke of her high regard for the Association and described winning the award as an “honour”.  Finally, Videotec has recently established a representative agency in Israel to provide a local support and promotion of their company and products. The head of the agency will be in charge of sales, promotion and marketing in the area as well as provide technical back-up to customers. Read more security news…

 

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