In today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems has implemented its XProtect® video management software throughout a chain of KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Starbucks locations in New Zealand. The installations were introduced to reduce the number of thefts and measure the day-to-day operations efficiently. In corporate news, OnSSI has received the Axis Communications 2014 Application Development Partner (ADP) award in the Caribbean region. Customers have recognised the strength of pairing the reliability of the Ocularis software with the Axis IP cameras.

Over in Sweden, Automatic Systems has supplied traffic barriers to the Norra länken motorway project through its local partner Swarco. The barriers are integrated within the sophisticated traffic control and security systems deployed in the region and nationwide. Also in application news, Idesco has deployed a one-of-a-kind combined access control and rescue control system designed specifically for mining environments as part of Pyhäsalmi Mine’s ongoing effort to improve work safety. Finally, Matrox Graphics has recently announced that its graphic cards have been validated for use alongside the Mura MPX-based video wall controllers to power up to four independent console displays. The Matrox Mura MPX-based video walls will be on display at the upcoming ISE and DSE tradeshows. Read more security news…

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Looking back at the top stories of the week, we start with a report from IMS Research which suggests that the industry must look beyond Brazil when it comes to opportunities in the Latin American CCTV market. In corporate news, Digital Barriers has announced its third acquisition of the year, adding COE Group to its portfolio. For those off to Essen next week, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) will be showcasing an exclusive preview of access control systems at the show.

In application news, an integrated security system from Chubb has been installed at South Cheshire College in Crewe, England, while an innovative IP solution from Mayflex and MOBOTIX is helping Tiger24 monitor surf and beach conditions. Lastly, the International Professional Security Association has commented on a leaked US government memo obtained by the BBC regarding the Security Industry Authority.  Read more security news…

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