In today’s news round-up, IDIS has announced the appointment of Billy Hopkins to the role of Regional Sales Manager. Billy will manage distribution sales in South East England to meet increased demand for next generation DirectIP™ high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Also in corporate news, PSA Security Network recently announced a new vendor partnership with Alertus Technologies. The Alertus Notification System provides “one-touch” instant command and control of all enterprise alerting modalities throughout large area, high-occupancy facilities.

Over in Brazil, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire lock company Silvana and steel fire door company Metalika. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group’s footprint in Brazil. Also recently merged are Tyco International Ltd. and Tyco International plc, a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland. As a result of the merger, each shareholder of Tyco International Ltd. received one share of Tyco International plc for each share of Tyco International Ltd. held immediately prior to the merger. Finally, in events news, OPTEX will be exhibiting its complete detection and access control solutions at the upcoming Transport Security Expo next week. OPTEX Managing Director Ricky Miwa says these new developments show that the company is constantly investing in research and development for sensing technology in order to support its transportation customer’s projects. Read more security news…

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On today’s round up, Bosch has announced that despite the uncertainty in the wake of the events in Japan, it continues to see favourable prospects for growth and earnings and is confident that its sales will pass the 50-billion-euro mark. In Singapore, Senstar Corporation will be opening a new office to increase Senstar’s share of the growing perimeter security market in the country. At this year’s Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Cassidian’s technology secured the vital radio communication throughout the event.

In other news, Visimetrics is set to launch its Forensic Investigation Network Database at IFSEC 2011. For those attending the Moscow International Protection, Security and Fire Safety (MIPS) exhibition which kicks off today, members of the BSIA’s Export Council will be showcasing a range of products and services. Read more security news…

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We begin the news round-up with Milestone, who is riding high as its ninth annual Milestone Integration Partner Symposium (MIPS) conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, attracts over 200 industry professionals. In northern Italy, March Networks’ IP video solution has been chosen to enhance surveillance across 14 major toll motorways. As part of a major overhaul of its CCTV surveillance infrastructure, North East Lincolnshire Council in the UK has opted for Bosch Security Systems to upgrade its new surveillance network.

In other news, Wavestore and CNL have entered into a technological partnership to separate distributed video intelligence from proprietary technology. Lastly, proximity readers, door stations and door controllers from Dublin-based Access Control Technology (ACT) have been installed in residential accommodation at the University of Gdansk, Poland. Read more security news…

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We begin the round-up with news from QED, who have formed a partnership with Ideal Industries to stock their networking equipment. Also, intruder detection specialist Southwest Microwave has secured a partnership with CNL to integrate its perimeter security system. In other corporate news, Honeywell announced that UK security consultancy CornerStone has achieved Associate Member status of the Honeywell Trained Specifier Certification (TSC) programme.

In application news, Milestone surveillance software is providing centralised management for the city of Dublin, Ohio. In Torfaen, South Wales, the IP-based CCTV surveillance solution from Synectics has met the Council’s needs for a progressive CCTV monitoring system. Read more news…

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