In today’s news round-up, Part 7 of Larry Anderson’s transportation series looks at how effective key management is essential for the industry. Neil Heller presents the 60 Watt dilemma in the next chapter of his Networking Basics series. On the topic of cloud-based systems, Larry Anderon’s latest Security Beat article discusses the current challenges facing security data and the future in protecting the marketplace.

In application news, SALTO has secured a London-based medical centre by installing electronic access control doors fitted with offline networked handle sets. With ISC West 2015 just weeks away, Deborah O’Mara speaks to leading integrator Securadyne Systems and gets their perspective on how the show benefits them. Finally, Urmet has been chosen to install its 2-Wire system at a Victorian restoration project in Kent. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, Canon’s bid to buy Axis Communications was undoubtedly the big news of the week, with blanket coverage worldwide. In a deal estimated at $2.8 billion, this is set to make Canon a force to be reckoned with within the security industry, particularly with its previous acquisition of Milestone Systems in 2014. Two days on from the breaking news, Larry Anderson looks back at potential clues that the deal was on the cards. IHS Analyst Jon Cropley has also responded to the acquisition bid, which he claims could be the start of a series of major acquisitions in 2015.

With the rise of cloud-based systems, our Expert Panel discusses the current limitations of the technology in our latest Round Table article. Switching attention to the pending transaction between Vanderbilt and Siemens, Larry Anderson looks at what steps Vanderbilt is taking to finalise the deal and the challenges involved. Lastly, 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. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, our expert panel discusses the current limitations of cloud-based systems on the security market and how the situation will develop over the next five years.  Reflecting on the increasing number of innovative cameras with an open platform framework, Tom Cook, VP of Sales at Samsung Techwin US sheds light on the new era of camera apps which are changing the surveillance system design to meet specific needs.

In corporate news, Hikvision has announced revenues of $2.82 billion for the financial year 2014, highlighting its continued growth in overseas and domestic markets. In application news, Milestone Systems has collaborated with Copenhagen Zoo to broadcast the birth of a male rhino calf online using its open platform VMS. The broadcast attracted more than 35,000 views on YouTube and generated further media interest. Finally, NEXT Biometrics has received $100,000 from a new client to develop an undisclosed application within a new field. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, we focus on the upcoming IFSEC tradeshow. Paxton has announced that it will showcase its Net2 Entry door entry system at IFSEC ahead of its release later this year to give customers a sneak preview of the breakthrough product. LILIN is preparing to collaborate with signagelive at IFSEC to deliver a cloud-powered media solution to every visitor to their stand this year. Iomega will be presenting a new suite of server class and standard class NAS drives, complete with built-in support for network cameras by Axis, MOBOTIX, Bosch, Panasonic and many other IP camera vendors.

UK Specialist Certification Body SSAIB will be taking the valuable opportunity of its IFSEC presence this year to explain, face-to-face, the advantages of its certification schemes. Lastly, at the recent EURO ID 2012 in Berlin, HID Global unveiled its expanded portfolio of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions from its Identification Technologies business segment, including many new tag designs never before shown in Europe.  Read more security news…

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