On today’s news round-up, Magal S3 has announced that it will secure the African Cup of Nations Football Championship to be held in January 2012. By providing a fully integrated security system, the contract includes coverage of multiple sites such as a few football grounds, two stadiums and the Olympic villages. Over in Europe, HD video surveillance manufacturer artec technologies AG secures the “MAIN TOWER” in Frankfurt, Germany. Also in application news, intelligent IP video solutions provider March Networks and its partner, Campus, have announced that they will protect 50 remote solar farms across southern Italy by providing their Video Management System (VMS) and advanced video analytics.

In events news, thanks to its lowest bitrate and good HD quality, TeleEye’s MX763-HD camera has been selected as one of the finalists for the Secutech Camera Excellence Award 2011, which took place in April 20-22. Bosch’s new Safe & Sound Security and Audio Tour truck has been recognised with the 2011 Event Design Award in the category “Best Mobile Marketing Vehicle”. Read more security news…

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