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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In today’s news round-up, ASSA ABLOY Group brands SARGENT and McKinney have been honoured with Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) at this year’s Greenbuild 2013. SARGENT was awarded for its BHW Trim and IN120 WiFi Access Control Lock, and McKinney for its new Square Barrel Hinge. In events news, SANS Brussels will present four security training courses covering network penetration testing, forensic investigations, intrusion detection and security essentials.

Over in Brazil, Cassidian has announced details of its new Brazilian subsidiary, Optronbras Ltda. Optronbras will build up its own engineering and manufacturing structures, as well as enter the local market for optical and optronic devices. In corporate news, Pilgrims Group has appointed David Peploe as Director of Global Operations. Peploe’s background includes seventeen years in military and government roles and thirteen years in corporate risk management. Finally, CCTV.co.uk has called for the mandatory installation of security cameras in all new buildings to aid in the fight against crime. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, MOBOTIX has released details of an installation at Trent Valley Academy in Lincolnshire. Twelve MOBOTIX cameras have been installed to provide base line security covering high traffic areas within the campus and all video is accessible using MOBOTIX Control Centre software. In corporate news, Gallagher has announced that it plans to expand its overseas operations with the opening of a new office in Bangkok at the end of the year.

In application news, Milestone Systems’ IP video management system has been integrated with EIA Inc.’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection to help the Nassau County Police Department in New York fight criminal firearm activity. The solution uses ShotSpotter’s sensors to locate gunshots in the coverage area of the surveillance cameras. Over in Canada, thermal, fixed dome and pan/tilt/zoom cameras from Axis Communications have been deployed at the 101th Grey Cup Festival in Regina, Saskatchewan. The solution will protect visitors and volunteers of the five-day festival. Finally, Cassidian has been selected to upgrade the German Armed Forces’ identification systems to NATO’s new “Mode 5” IFF standard. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, Genetec recently announced that its new cloud-based video monitoring service, Stratocast, is offering restaurants throughout North America an affordable way to help them safeguard their patrons and inventory. The software allows restaurant owners to keep an eye on who is coming and going, and ensure the well-being of diners and staff. In application news, Milestone’s XProtect IP video surveillance software has been installed in the city of Alleroed in Denmark to reduce crime and violent activity throughout the city. The software allows for the streaming of surveillance footage through Milestone’s mobile client.

In events news, this year’s Security Excellence Awards took place last week in London. Security experts gathered to see the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security industry has to offer. This year’s winners included Axis Security, Reliance High-Tech and Corps Security. Also at the Security Excellence Awards, members of the BSIA were acknowledged for their industry-leading products and services, with winners in seven categories. Finally, Survey Copter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cassidian, has won a contract to supply the Austrian Ministry of Defence with six Tracker mini unmanned air systems. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, a new partnership between Bosch Security Systems and Streaming Networks will deliver integrated license plate recognition functionality within the Video Management System (VMS) v4.5 from Bosch. The companies are working together to give customers greater capabilities for gathering vehicle information as part of their security surveillance infrastructure. In events news, PTZ Security, an AxxonSoft-certified distributor, will showcase Axxon Next at Denmark’s SecurityUser Expo 2013. The next generation, open-platform video management software will be demonstrated to security distributors, wholesalers and systems integrators.

In other events news, Cassidian will present its new OMS 200 low-profile optronic mast at this year’s DSEI exhibition, which opens today in London. Using newly developed passive sensors, the system improves reconnaissance capabilities. In corporate news, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) recently announced that its membership now includes all of the UK’s Top 10 security guarding companies, following the recent admission of The Shield Group Limited. Finally, Bernhard Sommer has been appointed Chairman of the Management Board at SimonsVoss Technologies and will be responsible for new partnerships with value added resellers. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Cassidian will showcase its defence and security solutions at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon in Moscow.  Products to be exhibited will include its missile warning system MILDS AN/AAR-60, which is able to detect the presence and direction of incoming missile threats. In corporate news, The International Women’s Media Foundation has recently launched the first ever global survey regarding concerns over the security of female journalists. The survey, created in conjunction with the International News Safety Institute, will produce much needed data on the challenges faced by women in news media around the world.

Over in Israel, Valens has become a Steering Member of the high definition surveillance standard body HDcctv Alliance. It is hoped that the company’s participation will accelerate worldwide migration to HD surveillance. In other corporate news, Facewatch has appointed Michael Gordon Gibson to its Senior Management team. Michael will oversee the delivery of Facewatch’s service to several national and international police forces. Finally, Integrated Systems Events is to hold its Smart Building Conference in London on Tuesday 15 October. The Conference was held for the first time in Amsterdam in January of this year, where it drew a sell out attendance of over 150 professional delegates. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Avigilon’s Senior Sales Director for Northern Europe, Dean Brazenall, will speak at this year’s All-over-IP Expo, alongside high-profile industry business leaders from Axis Communications and Bosch Security Systems. In his keynote entitled “Why Cities Choose HDTV: 3 Reasons and 3 Results”, Dean will address Russian government authorities and businesses, and focus on why the world’s cities prefer megapixel video surveillance solutions. In application news, Dallmeier’s Panomera multifocal sensor system has been used to secure the Allianz Arena in Munich. The Panomera system operates with multiple lenses, making it possible to provide excellent resolution surveillance over a large area from a single installation point.

In events news, Cassidian will showcase its defence and security solutions at Interseg 2013. The company will present several of its crisis, emergency response and control centre solutions at the event, which will takes place later this month in Rio de Janeiro. In corporate news, the British Security Industry Association’s Vacant Property Protection Group has released its official Code of Practice. The new code provides guidelines for the provision of security for vacant properties according to the property’s type and condition. Finally, ievo has launched its new brand, website and Smartphone applications. Due to the growing international demand for its products, ievo decided to re-strategise its brand whilst maintaining its credible, confident and innovative image. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Traka has announced a strategic partnership with Secure Technology Solutions Ltd (STSL) who will become a value-added distributor for the European region. Traka and STSL will be joined by Redcloud and HID at the Security Technology Symposium where attendees can learn more about the latest in security technology. Find out more here. In corporate news, Samsung Techwin has welcomed Mark Hirst as Business Development Manager in its professional security division. Mark will be responsible for developing relationships with key market influencers, in order to identify new sales opportunities for Samsung Techwin’s comprehensive range of IP network based video surveillance solutions.

In application news, Cassidian’s radio communication technology was used to secure Stockholm during the recent royal wedding. Using the Swedish nationwide Rakel TETRA radio communication system provided by Cassidian and operated by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Stockholm Police together with the Swedish Security Service were responsible for the safety of some 470 high-ranking guests. In other application news, AG Neovo has been chosen by Taipei Metro to provide the CCTV displays it needs for a new route, the Xinyi Line. Twenty five units of AG Neovo’s SX-19P have been installed at information desks across seven stations. In addition, the RX-W32 has been deployed at train platforms to monitor the safety of passengers. Finally, SALTO’s access control solution is securing the Lough Erne Golf Resort, where world leaders recently met for the G8 summit. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Samsung Techwin has welcomed Mark Hirst as Business Development Manager in its professional security division. Mark will be responsible for developing relationships with key market influencers, in order to identify new sales opportunities for Samsung Techwin’s comprehensive range of IP network based video surveillance solutions. In events news, Suprema’s access control and visitor management system has won the “Best Innovative Product” Award at MIPS 2013. The contest winner’s equipment is listed in the governmental list of recommended products, meaning the winning companies have the right to sell direct to equipment installers and end-users without going through lengthy certification procedures.

In other events news, IP UserGroup Latin America will host the next security technology event IP-in-Action LIVE, which will take place in Mexico in September 2013. The event will feature educational presentations and the latest IP security products. In application news, Cassidian’s radio communication technology was used to secure Stockholm during the recent royal wedding. Using the Swedish nationwide Rakel TETRA radio communication system provided by Cassidian and operated by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Stockholm Police together with the Swedish Security Service were responsible for the safety of some 470 high-ranking guests. Finally, AG Neovo has been chosen by Taipei Metro to provide the CCTV displays it needs for a new route, the Xinyi Line. Twenty five units of AG Neovo’s SX-19P have been installed at information desks across seven stations. In addition, the RX-W32 has been deployed at train platforms to monitor the safety of passengers. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Dahua, LILIN and VIVOTEK were among the winners of this year’s Secutech Excellence Awards. The winners were announced at the 16th edition of Secutech which was held from 24 – 26 April 2013 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, Taiwan. From the 25 entries, 6 products received the IP Camera Excellence Award, and 3 products were given the NVR Excellence Award. In application news, Cassidian has completed an integrated security system for the protection of Tanger Med harbour in northern Morocco. The system combats illegal immigration, terrorist attacks and smuggling on the territory of Africa’s biggest port.

In corporate news, Mint Security is encouraging businesses across the country to be vigilant when it comes to fire safety and have their fire alarms serviced appropriately. In order to perform to their full potential, a fire alarm system must be designed in accordance with a thorough, complete and approved risk assessment of a workplace so that risk is minimised at every opportunity. In other corporate news, in light of recent squatting protests in London, the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Vacant Property Protection Group is warning owners of vacant commercial properties to be on heightened alert. Simon Alderson, chairman of the group, has devised 6 key actions that owners can take to help protect their vacant properties. Finally, Grosvenor Technology’s SATEON browser-based access control system has been used to secure Gateway College in LeicesterRead more security news…

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