In today’s weekly news round-up, Jeremy Malies looks at how physical security technology is aiding the Nedap earthquake response, with a particular look at how drones have helped create maps to aid rescue workers. In his latest Security Beat article, Larry Anderson revisits Canon’s acquisition of Axis, with it being revealed recently that a wrinkle has emerged in the process. In further acquisition news, Larry speaks to Phybridge CEO John Croce regarding their recent acquisition of NVT. Phybridge will be leveraging NVT’s long-term reputation in the market, while expanding NVT’s existing product portfolio with Phybridge’s products.

In Part 5 of our series on Primary/Secondary education, SourceSecurity.com speaks to Idesco, Isonas, Allegion and Honeywell about the commonplace nature of limited financial resources in schools. Finally, Gary Rubin, Director for Analysis and Support and System Planning Corporation, gives us the low down on challenges to video analytics adoption, with a specific focus on Video Content Analysis (VCA). Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, following Canon’s $2.8 billion bid to buy Axis Communication, Larry Anderson takes a look back at the companies shared history and gets the inside scoop from Fredrik Nilsson on what the acquisition means for both companies. Speaking to SecureWatch, Deborah O’Mara unveils details about the company’s new $4 million commercial and residential central station – Fusion Centre – and explores SecureWatch’s growing focus on video surveillance and new technologies.

In application news, Comelit Group UK has supplied an IP video door entry system for a multi-block residential development within the idyllic north London village of Mill Hill. At the University of Bath, students can now have 24-hour access to laptops and games consoles thanks to Traka’s asset management lockers & key cabinets. The lockers also help the university to protect its investment and manage the use and misuse of the equipment. Finally, Matrix Comsec will be launching its access control panel and readers at Secutech India 2015, which takes place from 12 – 14 March 2015. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, in light of the news of Canon’s $2.8 billion offer to buy Axis, our Expert Panel highlights some of the other surprising developments in the security industry over the last 12 months. Focusing on the social unrest within the European Union financial market, Jeremy Malies looks at how this has impacted the physical security budgets in the public sector. On the topic of drones, Vicki Contavespi highlights the recent incident that occurred at the White House involving the popular gadget.

In corporate news, ASSA ABLOY has offered educational premises a more affordable, efficient access control solutions in order to reduce energy costs. Finally, Amthal Fire & Security has introduced a new campaign offering guidance to schools on how to choose the right solutions to create safer environments. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, Canon’s bid to buy Axis Communications was undoubtedly the big news of the week, with blanket coverage worldwide. In a deal estimated at $2.8 billion, this is set to make Canon a force to be reckoned with within the security industry, particularly with its previous acquisition of Milestone Systems in 2014. Two days on from the breaking news, Larry Anderson looks back at potential clues that the deal was on the cards. IHS Analyst Jon Cropley has also responded to the acquisition bid, which he claims could be the start of a series of major acquisitions in 2015.

With the rise of cloud-based systems, our Expert Panel discusses the current limitations of the technology in our latest Round Table article. Switching attention to the pending transaction between Vanderbilt and Siemens, Larry Anderson looks at what steps Vanderbilt is taking to finalise the deal and the challenges involved. Lastly, Randy Southerland’s latest article identifies why so many security companies are favouring military veterans, employing them for various positions including manned guarding and management roles. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, reflecting on the future of security systems in the transportation market, Larry Anderson predicts an optimistic outlook for the vertical market in his latest expert commentary. Randy Southerland’s latest article identifies why so many security companies are favouring military veterans, employing them for various positions including manned guarding and management roles. In corporate news, IHS Analyst Jon Cropley has responded to the ground-breaking acquisition between Canon and Axis Communications, which he claims could be the start of a series of major acquisitions in 2015.

Also in corporate news, Samsung’s Peter Ainsworth outlines how increased processing technology of DSP chipsets in cameras is creating a new era for surveillance. In application news, Nedap has installed Automatic Vehicle Identification technology across airport terminals in order to monitor, control and optimise taxi access. Finally, GJD Manufacturing has announced its participation at  ISC West 2015, featuring its new Clarius Plus LED illuminators and curtain detector. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, breaking news hits the security industry as Canon has offered a record $2.8 billion to buy IP surveillance manufacturer Axis Communications, making this Canon’s biggest acquisition to date. In response to the public offer, Axis Communications’ Board of Directors has released a statement advising shareholders to accept the offer. Following Canon’s acquisition of Milestone in 2014, this deal could make Canon even more of a major player within the security industry.

This announcement is in keeping with Larry Anderson’s recent article on the potential investment opportunities available within the security industry. Axis Communications has also hinted at possible new product launches, in a recent Q&A sponsored by Memoori Research.

Elsewhere in the industry, VIVOTEK IP cameras are helping to secure Mongolia’s largest commercial bank, Khan Bank. A total of 675 VIVOTEK cameras have been installed across Khan Bank’s Mongolian network. Over in Ecuador, IP-based video surveillance technologies from Verint Systems have been deployed in the city of Guayaquil to expand on the city’s proactive Safe City initiative. Finally, WebWayOne has donated equipment to Tavcom Training’s Alarm Systems courses to help students gain practical experience in alarm handling. Read more security news….

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Milestone Systems’ President and CEO Lars Thinggaard has announced in a statement that the company is to continue with its open platform strategy following its acquisition by Canon. Lars said Milestone will take this step to accelerate the growth of its VMS business. In events news, IDIS and Pro-Vision announced that they have signed a strategic alliance and distribution agreement during this year’s IFSEC. Pro-Vision will provide and support the full end-to-end IDIS DirectIP suite.

In application news, access control products and solutions from HID Global and ASSA ABLOY have been used to secure 6 of the 12 stadiums in Brazil hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. HID Global and ASSA ABLOY products are being used at new stadiums in Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Curitiba, and Brasilia, as well as at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. In events news, Dahua has announced that its 3.0 megapixel intelligent video spot detector (DH-ITC304) was awarded ITS Golden Lion at ITS 2014. Finally, Dallmeier’s Panomera Truck will return to the road in September 2014. The roadshow will make a number of European stops including this year’s Security Essen in Germany. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, we start with a statement from Milestone System’s President and CEO, Lars Thinggard. In his statement, Lars outlines that Milestone will continue with its open platform strategy following its acquisition by Canon. In application news, access control products and solutions from HID Global and ASSA ABLOY have been used to secure 6 of the 12 stadiums in Brazil hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. HID Global and ASSA ABLOY products are being used at new stadiums in Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Curitiba, and Brasilia, as well as at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

In events news, IDIS and Pro-Vision Distribution recently announced that they have signed a strategic alliance and distribution agreement during this year’s IFSEC International. Pro-Vision will provide and support the full end-to-end IDIS DirectIP suite. Also at IFSEC 2014, TDSi’s integrated security solutions attracted an increased number of visitors at its stand over previous years. TDSi was focused on promoting and educating visitors to the benefits of its integrated systems; including a demonstration of its latest EXgarde PRO 4.3 integrated security software solution. Finally, Synectics has invested in a new Operations Centre in North Lincolnshire in the UK to provide industry-leading support for its global customer base. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, we start with breaking news from Canon and Milestone Systems. Canon has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Milestone via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best in class video management software expertise. In events news, storage solutions provider Seagate Technology will showcase its 7th Generation Surveillance HDD at next week’s IFSEC 2014.Visitors will also be able to see products in action with demonstration solutions from QNAP, Samsung, Synology, and Hikvision.

In corporate news, Remcam has launched a new service designed to help MOBOTIX Partners offer remotely monitored security services across the UK. The new subscription service uses RemoteGUARD software integrated seamlessly into the advanced features pioneered by the MOBOTIX decentralised CCTV systems including motion analytics, two way audio and the new ground breaking MX Activity Sensor. In application news, Wyndham Hamilton Park hotel in New Jersey has deployed Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher® key control and management system. In addition to securing keys, Wyndham Hamilton Park has customised their KeyWatcher with locker modules to hold its iPod Touch devices. Finally, Pyronix will exhibit its latest products, services and technological innovations at IFSEC 2014, with end user control being the main topic of discussion at the Pyronix stand. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, IDIS and CCTV CENTER have announced a strategic alliance and distribution agreement. The partnership makes CCTV CENTER the exclusive distributor of IDIS’ DirectIP full-HD surveillance solutions to the Spanish and Portuguese markets. In corporate news, Milestone Systems has appointed Erik Friis Mondorf as the company’s Country Manager for Japan. Erik will be working closely with Milestone distributors as well as supporting existing Manufacturer Alliance Partners (MAPs) such as Canon, JVC, Kenwood, OPTEX, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba Teli.

In other corporate news, the British Security Industry Association has welcomed the Home Office’s appointment of Antony Porter as Surveillance Camera Commissioner. In application news, Airbus Defence and Space (formerly Cassidian) helped ensure the safety of guests at this year’s Munich Security Conference, which took place earlier this month. Finally, Brickom’s IP cameras have been deployed in one of Chile’s most famous shopping malls. Several different cameras were used in the installation, including the OSD-040 outdoor speed dome camera, and the MD-300Np-360P Panomorph 360° mini dome camera. Read mores security news… 

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