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, AxxonSoft’s  Axxon Next VMS has been chosen to consolidate the geographically scattered surveillance system of Colina in Chile. Installed as part of a government initiative, the system now spans 25 different cameras and is helping fight crime in the city. In corporate news, Ingersoll Rand has announced a new partnership with Feedback Data. The partnership will further enhance the distribution of Ingersoll Rand’s biometric hand reader, HandPunch.

Over in Sweden, Ray Mauritsson of Axis Communications has been named “CEO of the Year 2013” in the large company category. He received the award for his success in strengthening Axis’ position as market leader. In other corporate news, November is shaping up to be a record month for CCTV installations in London, according to CCTV.co.uk. Recent statistics suggest that November is the peak month for burglaries, meaning that companies and households are giving greater consideration to increasing security. Finally, with winter fast approaching and darker nights looming, Entatech is introducing a number of new CCTV and Security products to coincide with National Home Security Week. Read more security news…

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