In today’s weekly news round-up, the last in a series of articles on Home Automation by Randy Southerland discusses how big players, startups and technologies are driving the future of the Smart Home industry. In his latest Security Beat, Larry speaks to Viscount Systems about how their access control system is disrupting the physical security market.

On the topic of voice biometrics, much of its growth is being driven by the increasing need to improve security levels in industries such as banking, retail, defence and health care. Contributing Editor Ron Alalouff recently spoke to Wavestore about their “Better Together”  Partner Programme, as well as Wavestore’s truly open video management system. Finally, in Part 3 of his series on casino security, Larry looks at how 4k is fast becoming the new resolution standard for casinosRead more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Editor Larry Anderson recently spoke to Oncam about their 360-degree view camera offering and recent “Heist on Cam” campaign. Part 8 of Randy Southerland’s series on Home Automation compares DIY systems vs professional home security systems. Read more articles in the series here.

In a new series on casino security, Part 1 looks at how adoption of video technology in the casino market has recently slowed down due to changes in the economy. In her latest article, Deborah O’Mara talks to New Jersey based Complete Security Systems about the challenges in attracting young talent into the security industry. In corporate news, MicroPower Technologies has recently joined ONVIF and Wavestore has announced the appointment of Glenn Fletcher as Head of Sales. Finally, Full HD video security cameras from Sony have been installed at Yicheng Prison in China to replace an antiquated analogue CCTV system. Read more security news…

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Another day, and some more news for you, good news of course. In the line up we have an announcement from Hikvision about their newly established European branch office in Amsterdam, which is set to better serve their European customers. Next Axis award OnSSI with the prestigious award of North American Application Development Partner of the Year 2009. Following this we have an application story on casino security. Detailed in the article are a dozen desirable video system features and benefits, a must see for casino buyers.

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