In today’s news round-up, our Expert Panel analyses the importance of looking at the global market when sourcing system components and the reasons for its importance. Also on the topic of global markets, VP of Hunt Electronics John Wu summarises the benefits of sourcing the right OEM/ODM manufacturer, especially for local surveillance companies.

Arjan Bouter looks at the importance of regularly upgrading physical security systems as a must to avoid losing valuable time and data. Looking at transportation applications, Larry Anderson speaks to a number of suppliers on the range of security goals required in order to meet the solutions of a business. In her new article, Vicki Contavespi uncovers the truth on cyber criminals targeting SCADA embedded systems and the high-risk sector for cyber incidents that energy sectors face. Finally, Neil Heller’s latest article in the networking basics for security professionals series looks at how PoE worksRead more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, reflecting on the future of security systems in the transportation market, Larry Anderson predicts an optimistic outlook for the vertical market in his latest expert commentary. Randy Southerland’s latest article identifies why so many security companies are favouring military veterans, employing them for various positions including manned guarding and management roles. In corporate news, IHS Analyst Jon Cropley has responded to the ground-breaking acquisition between Canon and Axis Communications, which he claims could be the start of a series of major acquisitions in 2015.

Also in corporate news, Samsung’s Peter Ainsworth outlines how increased processing technology of DSP chipsets in cameras is creating a new era for surveillance. In application news, Nedap has installed Automatic Vehicle Identification technology across airport terminals in order to monitor, control and optimise taxi access. Finally, GJD Manufacturing has announced its participation at  ISC West 2015, featuring its new Clarius Plus LED illuminators and curtain detector. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, our Expert Panel discusses how governments and other authoritative bodies manage public privacy objections on newly installed CCTV in our latest Round table article. In corporate news, Mayflex has formed an agreement to distribute the ISONAS range of access control products in the UK and UAE. Meyertech has announced that its ONVIF conformant CCTV solutions range will be showcased at Yorkshire & Humberside Partners Business Crime 2015. Also in the UK, Corps Security has appointed Ralph Davies as Business Development Director. He will be responsible for implementing a strategic growth plan and new market approaches.

In events news, Matrox has announced its participation at both the ISE and DSE tradeshows which will feature the Matrox Avio KVM extender for use with the Portalis pro-xi® workstation integrator. Over in the Middle East, iOmniscient security has secured the Qatar International Islamic Bank, using patented IQ-180 software to detect skimming devices on ATM machines. Finally, our Editor Larry Anderson outlines the innovations that are disrupting the access control marketRead more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Samsung Techwin has upgraded the video surveillance system for the Çelikler Seyitömer thermal power plant in Turkey, providing 45 network PTZ dome cameras and the SRN-1000 NVR in the first phase of installation. In corporate news, SALTO and Maxxess have formed a partnership and are bringing their Virtual Network and universal security management software together to deliver an integrated platform for managing access points. Over in India, IHS has forecast that the video surveillance industry in the Indian market will grow at an increasing rate over the next five years, with much of the growth coming from government spending.

In other corporate news, Sentry360 introduces two new additions to the company: Jeff Muelier as Chief Technology Officer and Scott Merrell as Director of Business Development. Finally, Open Options have unveiled their new site, which offers the latest information on Open Options’ software, video, lock card, and reader integrations. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, in the run-up to Intersec Dubai 2015, Gallagher has announced its plans to preview its award winning extensive product portfolio, which includes its K20 Tensioner Link System and Z10 Tension Sensor perimeter security solutions. In corporate news, video surveillance technology expert Vlado Damjanovski has written a book about the concept of Dallmeier’s Panomera® multi-focal sensor technology and its advantages for installation, as well as aspects such as depth of field, picture quality, low light and dynamic range.

Over in Taiwan, VIVOTEK has been selected from amongst 1,155 products to be awarded with the 2015 “Taiwan Excellence Award”.  For more than two decades, the award has been widely regarded as the mark of quality products from Taiwan. Also in corporate news, Pro-Vision has recently signed an agreement to supply and support Videx Security’s Portal Plus access control range. Finally, Ezitracker has introduced plans to drive sales aimed at specialist security companies and facilities management providers that offer security services. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, REACT will be showcasing one of the first public demonstrations of an in-camera real-time analytics solution at the IP EXPO taking place 17th to 18th October 2012 in London. On display at the show will be the MOBOTIX video analysis tools which generate statistical data inside the camera for real-time analysis and expert as a structured report. In corporate news, Samsung has appointed Pedro Correia to take on the newly created role of UK Pre-Sales Manager. Pedro will work closely with installers, system integrators and distributors to provide pre-sales support in respect of system design, product specification and tender compliance issues. SSAIB, the UK’s leading certification body for organisations, has gained UKAS approval for its Telecare ServicesScheme, offering telecare system suppliers, installation and maintenance companies, monitoring centres, response providers and others a significant advantage in this expanding market.

In application news, ievo fingerprint readers have been installed in 5 sites of a UK fitness chain to improve the efficiency within their gyms. Over in Banglaesh, India, Dhaka police have completed the initial phase of upgrading the analogue communications system to digital one by adopting Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) solution provided by Hytera. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global has achieved shipments of over 150 million high-technology eID solutions to governments around the world. The company’s management team and employees, along with local political and business officials, celebrated this milestone in a special ceremony in Ireland. Also in the UK, the natural history/wildlife production company Carynx Wild has deployed CBC C-Allview cameras to monitor activities at a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Reserve in north Wales and a nature reserve in Hampshire.

In other news, in his inaugural speech, newly appointed chairman of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Geoff Zeidler stressed the importance of “absolute clarity” in setting the long-term direction of the Association against a challenging backdrop of a changing regulatory and market environment. Bosch’s annual Bosch Security Certified Partner (BSCP) Appreciation Night gave a chance for Bosch Security Systems’ Asia Pacific management to interact with their Malaysian counterparts. Lastly, Harper Chalice has announced the appointment of Hedaperimeterlarm Ab Limited as distributors in Scandinavia for PulseSecure electrified perimeter security systems. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, at the  2012 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) taking place in Nashville, USA, which concludes today, Altronix is showcasing its eBridge line of IP over Coax Adapters, a high-performance and cost-effective solution to transmit IP video and data over coaxial cable for distances greater than 2,000 feet without the need for repeaters. OnSSI is also at the show exhibiting its ground-breaking Ocularis-X technology in a powerful live demonstration. In corporate news, CORNELL has announced that it has forged a new distribution relationship with AIPHONE to be its primary and preferred distributor for both their NHX-Nurse Call System & their IS Series Rescue Assistance System.

In application news, the New York State Bridge Authority has chosen to deploy SightLogix’ video perimeter security system to secure the Bear Mountain Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge which together serve more than 1 million Hudson River crossings each week. In Brazil, Lumidigm recently announced that it is deploying fingerprint sensors into automated teller machines (ATMs) of one of Brazil’s largest state-owned banks via partners Diebold Brazil. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, Opgal Optronics Industries will be showcasing its innovative line of advanced thermal camera and imaging solutions at IFSEC 2012, taking place next week. Axis Communications has also announced that it will be demonstrating how it is leading the way in convergence from analogue to IP CCTV at the show. For those on the look-out for new access control solutions at IFSEC, Idesco will be presenting its new innovative AESCO security package.

In other news, MOBOTIX has announced the Group’s key figures in accordance with IFRS for the first half of fiscal year 2011/12 (October 1, 2011 to  March 31, 2012) ahead of time. In the current fiscal year 2011/12, the MOBOTIX Group recorded a strong second quarter with revenue growth of 18% compared to the prior year. Lastly, Stockport Homes has installed Mul-T-Lock’s MT5 high security locking system to all newly fitted fire doors to create a master key suite and balance resident reassurance with the need for emergency escape. Read more security news…

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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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