The recent news coverage of last week’s violent student protests against tuition fees in London has prompted the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) to highlight the important role that the private security industry could play in avoiding future clashes. Following the discovery of the two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) inside two packages sent from Yemen, a global review of belly-hold and pure cargo flight security has been launched.

In other news, CASSIDIAN has won a contract to link Berlin State’s 28 control centres to the digital radio network of its public safety authorities and organisations (BOS) via two concentrators. APT has also been commissioned to upgrade access control parking systems at the Bullring in Birmingham. Lastly, Andy Ellis has been appointed as Managing Director of ADT UK & Ireland. Read more security news…

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At the top of the security news pile today, the Brazilian Federal Police has announced the deployment of a TETRAPOL IP network from EADS Defence and Security in the state of Ceara. The hosts of INDESEC Expo 2010 have declared the event, which focussed on security solutions for the government of India, a “grand success”.

In the UK, Bedford Borough Council has implemented an X-Series platform from Mirasys Ltd to monitor its CCTV infrastructure, while Exacq has announced the integration of its video surveillance software with SANYO’s high definition cameras. Finally, Holly Tsourides has been appointed Vice President of worldwide sales for video surveillance operators VideoIQ. Read more security news…

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Today’s round-up begins with big news on the military front, as EADS Defence & Security enhance US maritime security with the delivery of a second TRS-3D Naval Radar to Lockheed Martin, key contractors to the US Navy. In a show of personal, rather than military, muscle, Vistec Systems will be protecting every branch of nationwide fitness chain The Gym with a robust access control solution from Paxton.

At the upcoming Security Essen 2010 conference, Nedap will be launching their AES 3.0 video management software, and Infinova IP cameras will now be a major line of defence at 22 separate Indian airports to aid in the nation’s fight against terrorism. Finally, Sony’s IP surveillance systems will be installed in the Grossmont School District in the US, with a specific view to targeting school shootings. Read more news

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