On today’s news round-up, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has just launched a free guide for using access control systems in the utilities sector. The guide explains how access control systems can better improve the protection of sites such as water, oil and nuclear plants, as well as administrative or production offices within the sector. NICE Systems has announced the financial results for the third quarter ending on the 30th of September 2011. NICE recorded revenues of $200.4 million, up 14% year over year.

In events news, Gallagher will be launching its new Command Centre v7.00 at events across the UK where end-users, channel partners and consultants will have a chance to see demonstrations and ask staff about the products. Also in the UK, Panasonic is presenting a series of keynotes covering many aspects of its i-Pro SmartHD security and surveillance solutions. Over in Paris, HID Global’s Secure Identity ObjectÔ (SIO) technology has won a CARTES & IDentification 2011 SESAME award for the most innovative solution of the year. Read more security news…

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