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On today’s news round-up, Panasonic will be showcasing its latest security and surveillance solutions at this year’s IFSEC tradeshow, taking place in Birmingham from the 14th – 17th May. Optex will also be exhibiting its IP and wireless ready security intrusion detection as well as its high-end perimeter protection capabilities, including four new products that complement its strategy of providing a multi-tiered approach to site protection. Commend UK will also be at the show introducing the first “virtual” software-based Intercom Server - a revolutionary addition to Commend’s Intercom 2.0 range, designed specifically to help customers with the latest IT infrastructure.

In other news, HID Global’s network access control solutions and contactless readers have been deployed at the Fuxi power plant in China’s Sichuan province. The new system provides increased security that ensures the operational safety of production and facility areas. Lastly, PureTech Systems has integrated its PureActiv wide area surveillance solution with the MIC Series 550 PTZ camera from Bosch. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, at this year’s Moscow International Protection, Security and Fire Safety (MIPS) exhibition, which concludes today, the British Security Industry Association’s Export Council will be on hand to provide advice and guidance on the latest products and services that the UK has to offer. To expand its presence in Latin America, HID Global has opened a new office in Mexico. This will enable the company to deliver more comprehensive and responsive support and other services to customers and integrator partners in the region. Looking ahead to this year’s London Olympics, Manchester businesses were given an exclusive insight into security planning for this summer’s large-scale city-centre events at the annual Manchester Security exhibition and seminar, which was held last week.

In other news, SightLogix and CNL Software have formed a technology partnership. The integration combines the benefits of SightLogix video analytic cameras and CNL software’s PSecurityCenter™ PSIM platform. Lastly, ADT has installed an intruder prevention solution from Bandit UK to enable independent boutique retailer Om Sai Jewellers to mitigate risks and react appropriately to acts of criminality against the business. Read more security news…

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To start this week’s round-up, we begin with Wavestore, who has been chosen to upgrade the CCTV system of Citypoint, one of the City of London’s landmark buildings. At Oxford University Press, Integrated Security Design has installed Raytec’s RAYLUX Urban LED illumination to provide an eco-friendly lighting solution. In its latest report, IMS Research comments on the global growth of security cameras being sold through the retail channel in 2010.

In events news, Fujinon will be introducing its new 60x, day/night 2 megapixel resolution HD telephoto CCTV zoom lens at IFSEC 2011. At Counter Terror Expo, Vemotion Interactive will be showcasing its Rapid Deployment Encoder. Lastly, this year’s Tetra World Compress is set to take place in Budapest, offering a range of learning and networking opportunities. Read more security news…

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To end the working week, we begin with Hikvision, who recently hosted ONVIF Technical Committee and Technical Services Committee meetings. At the meetings, ONVIF working groups advanced their efforts in developing specification of the global standard for interoperability of IP-based physical security products. Looking ahead to Counter Terror Expo 2011, CBC has announced that it will be showcasing its range of advanced CCTV systems and Procter Fencing Systems will also be at the show, demonstrating its high-security perimeter fencing and gates.

In the UK, Mul-T-Lock’s innovative Smartair standalone system has been supplied to the BMW showroom in Wollaston. At this year’s Luxury Motor Show in Nottinghamshire, Octavian will be providing complete security at the mega event. To monitor a number of custody suites, West Midlands Police has deployed an integrated surveillance solution from Visimetrics. Lastly, IMS Research reports that innovative video door phones are enabling residents to see who is at their apartment complex or front door from anywhere in the world. Read more security news…

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To end the working week, we start with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), who has reported that following the second reading of the Protection of Freedoms Bill in the House of Commons earlier this week, many MPs are in support of the crime-solving capabilities of CCTV systems. For those interested in perimeter security issues, SightLogix has released an Outdoor Video Analytics Best Practices whitepaper which offers tips and practical advise for deploying accurate and cost-effective video security outdoors. TeleEye has adopted a new logo to strengthen its brand image and reinforce its core values.

In other news, Korean retail giants Home plus and Shinsegae E-mart are utilising HID’s FARGO HDP5000 high-definition printer/encoders to introduce a pilot digital gift card issuance project. Lastly, as part of a major upgrade at Huntingdonshire College, Guardian Security has selected SharpView from J2K Video to form the centre of a new enhanced CCTV security system. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, CBC’s Ganz C-AllView ruggedised PTZ and thermal cameras are helping the police to fight crime and track down criminals as they have been installed on a helicopter base. Basler and SeeTec have teamed up to provide an integrated video surveillance solution. In response to increasing market demand for its digital CCTV cameras, Lumenera is expanding its manufacturing facilities by 70-per cent.

In events news, Tyco Security Products will be unveiling a host of innovative access control, intrusion & video products from its security brands at Intersec, Dubai. Lastly, March Networks has launched Partner Connections - a new programme that provides their extensive Certified Solution Provider (CSP) community a greater competitive advantage in the marketplace through multiple sales incentives. Read more security news…

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To kick off the first news round-up of the new week, Pelco and Gallagher have brought together their, respectively, Endura NVR and Cardax FT access control systems to create a bi-directional interface. Arecont Vision has launched a Reseller Partner Programme, which will “help systems integrators expand their business leveraging Arecont Vision’s leadership position in the megapixel IP camera market”.

Axis Communications has rolled out free online courses, allowing in-depth training at its Axis Communications Academy, while the Ertan power plant in Western China is now having its security handled by Infinova’s analogue CCTV system. And finally, SIA and CANASA have written a joint letter to Natural Resources Canada demanding that electronic security systems are exempt from energy efficiency requirements. Read more news…

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This week, we take a look at different applications for surveillance systems.

According to Optelecom-NFK, CCTV cameras may be omnipresent in cities, but they are not used for detecting crime alone. Indeed, they are far more useful for ensuring the smooth operation of a city and its transport systems. This is further illustrated by the use of ASL’s IP-based public address system in the London Underground network. By now, over 130 LUL stations rely on ASL’s safety critical voice evacuation systems.

Also in London, Avigilon has installed a high definition megapixel video surveillance system on the Greenwich Peninsula, home to the spectacular O2 complex, in order to monitor traffic, as well as in the 2,350 capacity live music venue inside The O2. The security professionals are confident that they can achieve full coverage of the entire area. Read more news…

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On today’s mid-week round-up, we focus on security applications from around the globe, starting with an application in Thailand. The cement and mortar provider Siam City Cement has opted to upgrade its surveillance system with Aimetis’s intelligent video management software. At the port city of Bodrum in Turkey, Proxim Wireless’s WiMAX solution is helping to connect over 70 CCTV cameras.

In Norway, the national rail administrator Jernbaneverket is using ASL’s IP based public address solution to improve quality and intelligibility of PA announcements. Lastly, to facilitate comprehensive event monitoring across the breadth of diverse areas, the British Transport Police has chosen video management software from Synectics. Read more news…

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In the world of security today:

For those off to the dizzy lights of Las Vegas to attend ISC West you will be able to see the launch the world’s first 2-megapixel CCD-based IP network camera courtesy of Hikvision.

At the Moscow International Protection & Security Exhibition or “MIPS” among the key industry players will be Nedap. As their presents in the Russian market extends they are looking forward to further growth in the region.

Moving on from tradeshow updates, Dallmeier CCTV cameras go underwater for live coverage of Guinness World Records attempt, found out more…

And finally, Optelecom celebrates as it wins a major traffic management contract in South Carolina, USA.

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