In today’s news round-up, Neil Heller discusses the intricate networking standards of PoE in part 6 of his networking basics for security professionals series. On the topic of the US electric grid, Vicki Contavespi looks at regulatory requirements and whether these are sufficient enough to prevent cyber-security hacking. In application news, Airbus Defence and Space has agreed to supply an undisclosed Middle Eastern country with its Z:NightOwl M surveillance system, specifically designed for long-range purposes.

Over in the Far East, Bosch has installed its video surveillance solution system which includes the IP PTZ dome camera and IP dome cameras in the Lotte Centre – a 65 floor skyscraper in Vietnam. Finally, BSIA has announced its success at Intersec 2015 which was held last month in Dubai, with the BSIA-organised UK Pavilion having its highest-ever turnout of UK companies. Read 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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A week after the tragic attacks at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, the surviving members of the magazine’s staff have just published the latest issue. Over the last week, questions regarding security measures – both what could have been done and what can be done going forward – have been circling around in our industry. Our Editor Larry Anderson has written a piece in his column reflecting on the problems the recent tragedy has for the security industry. Our European Correspondent Jeremy Malies has also written a piece reflecting on the lessons to be learned for physical security.

On the subject of increasing security in large metropolises, Xtralis has announced that it is working with London City Police to explore solutions to allow live video and audio transmission so that tactical decisions can be made more quickly. As we draw closer to the upcoming Intersec 2015 security exhibition in Dubai, ASSA ABLOY has announced that they will be on hand to showcase its latest wireless access control innovations from Aperio®, SMARTair™ and CLIQ®. In application news, Samsung Techwin’s network dome cameras have been installed at Europe’s largest indoor trampoline arena in Manchester. In other corporate news, VIVOTEK has installed a total of 200 high quality cameras at Sido Muncul, Indonesia’s leading producers of health drinks and products. In corporate news, eyevis has launched two national demonstration venues in London and Manchester for potential customers to witness their state-of-the-art equipment. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, the Supervisory Board of Mobotix AG has appointed Dr. Tristan Haage as a new member of the Management Board for the area of Sales. With his appointment, Mobotix gains a leader with many years of management experience in international sales. In corporate news, AD Group has recruited two new product managers, Usmon Khadim and Matthew Flaherty, to manage the complete product life cycle and ensure AD Group continues to realign and re-position its differentiated product and technology solutions with its target market sectors and sales channels.

Over in the US, Avigilon recently announced its acquisition of ObjectVideo’s 76 US and international patents and over 50 US and international patent applications for US$80.3 million. Also in corporate news, SALTO Systems will be displaying their new mobile technology for food service industry at the Horecava 2015 taking place from 12-15 January at the RAI International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Finally, VIVOTEK has installed high-coverage, low-profile fixed-dome network cameras to the newly opened Lublin City Culture Centre in Lublin, the largest city in Eastern Poland. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently made the headlines with the success of the “Mangalyaan” Mars Orbit Spacecraft, the first space agency to do so on its first attempt. ISRO recently installed IndigoVision’s BX HD PTZ Dome Cameras to manage security at the Mars Mission control room in Bangalore. In events news, Christie is exhibiting its surveillance and security solutions this week at SecureTech 2014, Canada’s only all-encompassing public safety, emergency management, and security showcase. The Christie booth includes high resolution flat panels, the Christie Phoenix® open content management platform and the Christie® Brio Team+ integrated wireless collaboration system.

Also in events news, Sicurezza, the International Biennial of Security and Fire Prevention, is set to take place next week in Italy. One of the objectives of an event such as Sicurezza is to provide companies with tools they can use to develop their business in Italy and abroad. In corporate news, Norbain has announced a new partnership with leading Video Management Software (VMS) provider Cathexis, Europe. The Cathexis range of solid VMS products will enhance Norbain’s offering to retail customers and other vertical markets. Finally, also announcing a business partnership are CriticalArc and Building Defence Systems (BDS). Through the partnership, BDS has become CriticalArc’s business development representative reseller. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Alvarion has announced that its wireless solution was deployed by NetX Internet, the primary communication and Internet access company for Marvel’s “The Avengers,” to help deliver secure and seamless wireless broadband connectivity for film production. At Singapore’s first major and biggest suburban mall, Bosch dome and PTZ cameras have been installed to offer a discreet accessible network surveillance system. In the US, Tornado chasers have chosen OnSSI’s Ocularis video management software to simplify capture of multiple high-definition video images of tornadoes and severe weather.

In other news, AMG-Panogenics megapixel cameras have been integrated with the Cathexis CatVision IP Surveillance Software Suite to offer clients a holistic surveillance solution. Lastly, Europa has further demonstrated a commitment to being recognised as a first class provider of professional security services after becoming a member of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA). Read more security news…

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On the news round-up this week, Mike Newton, CEO of CCTV specialists AD Group, came fourth in Round 4 of the 2010 Le Mans Series at the Hungaroring, driving for the RML AD Group. RML AD Group are currently top of the LMP 2 Class standings with the final race due to take place at Silverstone this month. In event news, Siemens will be showcasing its latest integrated security management system, Siveillance Fusion, at Security 2010 in Essen.

Axis Communications has launched a series of online training courses, teaching users about the latest developments in IP surveillance technology at their “Axis Communications Academy”, while Infinova has announced that its pressurised PTZ dome cameras are being employed in a ship-overlooking capacity at the Panama Canal. And finally, Samsung will be taking its surveillance technology products out and about all September, as their 2010 Road Show travels all over the US. Read more news…

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The first round-up of September springs to life with the news that Matrox and Milestone will be demonstrating their integrated security system at Security 2010 over the next three days. The legendary Panama Canal will be overseen by Infinova’s V1750A pressurised dome cameras, which have been tasked with making sure vessels stay in their assigned spaces while waiting to go through the locks.

British security firm Octavian Security has become the official UK security arm of Swissport International, taking control of the Checkport UK franchise, while Samsung will go going on the road throughout September allowing dealers and installers a hands-on opportunity to experience the Samsung video surveillance product line. And finally, Axel Schmidt has been appointed as General Manager of SALTO’s German Business Unit. Read more news…

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It was a big week for Vicon Industries, as its PTZ dome cameras were deployed as  “beach cams” in the Floridian resort of Sarasota, broadcasting 24-hour footage to show potential tourists that the resort remains unaffected by the BP oil spill. British aluminium and stainless steel firm Richard Austin Alloys received a return on its investment in MOBOTIX’s CCTV system, according to a report from the megapixel camera manufacturer.

VIDEOR grabbed a gong for “Security Partner of the Year 2009” from Axis, for being its most successful distributor in EMEA. HID Global announced plans to show its physical access control solutions at IFSEC South Africa 2010. And finally, congratulations went out to Geutebruck, as the video surveillance manufacturer celebrated its 40thbirthdayRead more news…

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