In today’s weekly news round-up, HID Global has recently announced that it has joined the Secure Identity Alliance, the industry’s reference body for secure documents and eServices. Through the Alliance, the company hopes to play an instrumental role in helping governments streamline the integration of new systems and processes. In corporate news, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Mercor SA’s fire doors section. A leading manufacturer of security and fire doors in Eastern Europe, Mercor has a strong market position in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In application news, Oncam Grandeye has been awarded a contract for Glasgow-based Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Over in China, through its International Partners Program, Bosch will collaborate with Hikvision in a long-term, strategic partnership. The collaboration offers seamless integration of Bosch HD cameras and Hikvision’s NVR. Finally, Dallmeier has been chosen to upgrade the existing system at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The system has consisted of Dallmeier surveillance cameras and recorders for many years, and  will now be expanded to encompass other areas such as the shop, entrances and lifts. Read more security news… 

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