In today’s news round-up, Michael Fickes defines “organisational resilience” and how it helps organisations remain viable and eliminate security silos and divisional silos. Looking further into video analytics, Larry Anderson explores ways in which video analytics can be used within forensics to provide investigators faster access to any video clip, based on the content of the video. At the upcoming Counter Terror Expo, taking place between the 20th – 21st of April at Olympia London, the addition of the World Terror Congress will see leading intelligence and security experts join senior representatives from the Home Office, GCHQ, the Metropolitan Police and UK Parliament to discuss the growing and diverse threats posed by terrorism.

In application news, Delta Scientific DSC800 decorative bollards have been deployed to protect Windsor Castle from terrorist vehicle attacks. These decorative bollards can stop a 15,000 pound (6,800 kg) vehicle travelling at 30 mph (50 kph). Finally, at The Marlborough Science Academy, Amthal Fire & Security has installed its electronic security solution to upgrade the school’s existing fire and security measures. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, in light of the news of Canon’s $2.8 billion offer to buy Axis, our Expert Panel highlights some of the other surprising developments in the security industry over the last 12 months. Focusing on the social unrest within the European Union financial market, Jeremy Malies looks at how this has impacted the physical security budgets in the public sector. On the topic of drones, Vicki Contavespi highlights the recent incident that occurred at the White House involving the popular gadget.

In corporate news, ASSA ABLOY has offered educational premises a more affordable, efficient access control solutions in order to reduce energy costs. Finally, Amthal Fire & Security has introduced a new campaign offering guidance to schools on how to choose the right solutions to create safer environments. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, Genetec has launched the AutoVu Premier Partner category for North America. The new partner category complements Genetec’s Channel Partner Program by offering end-users access to channel partners who have been recognised by Genetec to be qualified in the installation of AutoVu mobile license plate recognition (LPR) solutions. ASSA Abloy has released a downloadable white paper to discuss the issues and security solutions available for educational premises, which can improve the student experience.

In other news, Axis Communications has advised that with the continuing developments of IP CCTV technology, shoplifting at self-service tills will soon be a problem of the past. In corporate news, Arecont Vision has appointed four sales executives to its EMEA team to drive continued growth of its industry leading megapixel camera technology in the region. Lastly, Axxon Intellect Enterprise software by AxxonSoft has been integrated with the VS3D visualisation platform by Coherent Synchro. Read more security news…

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