In today’s weekly news round-up, Paul Wong, Managing Director of Bosch Security Systems, shares his optimistic view of current security industry trends with SourceSecurity.com. Paul believes that the security market is generally in good shape, with improvements in video image quality and integration driving growth and shaping the market. In our latest expert commentary article, Karen Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer of Sielox LLC, discusses best practices that can help schools identify and address a wide variety of potential issues, including medical emergencies, missing students or other crisis situations.

In her latest article, Deborah L. O’Mara looks at COPS Monitoring’s focus on helping security companies easily add a wide range of new services and corresponding RMR. Michael Fickes reports on a lawsuit against Tyco Integrated Security that has arose out of the burglary of a pharmaceutical warehouse in Enfield, Connecticut. Finally, Editor Larry Anderson reflects on some of his fondest memories of Frank De Fina, whose recent death shocked the security industry. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, End User Correspondent Michael Fickes discusses how schools should make more effort to use visitor management technology to enhance the level of safety. On the topic of video analytics, Larry Anderson addresses false alarms that occur, despite attempts to eliminate the issue. The upcoming ASIS 14th European Security Conference & Exhibition has announced Dr Thomas de Maizière as the keynote speaker, introducing the subject of economic security architecture in Germany.

Over in the Far East, Hikvision has entered a partnership with Agent Video Intelligence, allowing the embedded component to run across Hikvision cameras. Over in Germany, Vanderbilt has appointed Jürgen Schnöbel as its Chief Financial Officer, overseeing financial management from its new headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. Finally, the Security Solution division of Samsung Techwin Europe has appointed Dan England as its Partner Manager, working with its Application Partners and VMS developers. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, our expert panel discusses the current limitations of cloud-based systems on the security market and how the situation will develop over the next five years.  Reflecting on the increasing number of innovative cameras with an open platform framework, Tom Cook, VP of Sales at Samsung Techwin US sheds light on the new era of camera apps which are changing the surveillance system design to meet specific needs.

In corporate news, Hikvision has announced revenues of $2.82 billion for the financial year 2014, highlighting its continued growth in overseas and domestic markets. In application news, Milestone Systems has collaborated with Copenhagen Zoo to broadcast the birth of a male rhino calf online using its open platform VMS. The broadcast attracted more than 35,000 views on YouTube and generated further media interest. Finally, NEXT Biometrics has received $100,000 from a new client to develop an undisclosed application within a new field. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, we start with product announcements for the upcoming Intersec 2015 exhibition. Hikvision will be at the show to reveal its new generation DS-7108NI-E1/V/W WiFi Router NVR, in an expansion of the company’s highly trusted Easy IP line-up. VIVOTEK will also be at Intersec to launch its AW-GEV-264A series, the world’s first L2 PoE Gigabit switches with IP surveillance management functions. Showcasing their enlarged range of tripod turnstiles will be Automatic Systems. Their TR 49x range of tripod turnstiles is an efficient and easy solution for the automation of secure entrance control.

In application news, Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management technology is helping Taminco USA to manage employee safety and to uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials. Finally, CriticalArc’s Safezone has been installed at the University of York to provide round-the-clock safety reassurance to students and staff, allowing security or first aid personnel to pinpoint the location where assistance is needed. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Hikvision has announced its collaboration with EMCS, one of the UK’s largest independent monitoring stations, to proactively monitor every customers’ CCTV system and send an email if any problem is detected. In events news, Intersec 2015 is set to take place next week and is expected to see over 1,200 exhibitors attending, with 300 specialising in access control systems. In other events news, the organisers of Interpol are inviting participants to be accredited for INTERPOL World, taking place from 14-16 April in Singapore.

In application news, Mul-T-Lock’s WatchLock intelligent padlock has been selected to secure costly equipment at various William Davis sites across the UK. WatchLock not only tracks activity, but also enables geofence parameters to send notifications if equipment are relocated from predefined locations. Finally, CriticalArc’s revolutionary distributed command and control solution, SafeZone, has been rolled out in Northumbria University to improve security and safety efforts on its campuses. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, an agreement has been signed which will see the controlling shareholders of Samsung Techwin and other Samsung Group affiliates sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group. The transaction is expected to be completed during the first half of 2015. In other corporate news, Hikvision recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Thirty-three customers from across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, spent six days where they learned about Hikvision’s assortment of unique products and were treated to cultural outings.

In application news, IdenTrust™ recently announced that it has been selected by MEDENT® to provide IGC PKI certificates. Each individual IGC PKI certificate provides two-factor authentication for identity authentication and digital signing, as well as a certificate for encryption. Over in the U.K, Amthal Fire & Security has secured the tender for Notting Hill Housing Group to provide total electronic security solutions and maintenance across the social enterprise’s three office locations in London. In events news, Suprema has won the “Best Product” award for its BioEntry W fingerprint access control terminal at this year’s All-Over-IP Expo in Moscow. BioEntry W provides the benefits of an IP access control system with high-level security provided by fingerprint biometrics. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, video surveillance solutions from Hikvision USA have been used to safeguard over 4,000 residents in New York’s River Park Towers. Essential prerequisites for the VMS included ease of use and the ability to manage new megapixel cameras alongside pre-existing installations on a single platform. In corporate news, Mayflex has signed an agreement to distribute Digital Barriers’ intelligent video analytics application for reliable zone-based intrusion detection. SafeZone-edge is designed to protect secure facilities and reliably monitor remote sites, with exceptional detection accuracy and minimal false alarms.

Over in London, Urmet has been awarded another prestigious development contract alongside a leading London property developer, St George. Urmet’s powerful IPervoice IP-based door entry system, coupled with its latest range of full-IP PoE 7” Imodo touchscreens, Folio hands-free colour monitors and Elekta Glass and Steel entry panels and PIO controller have been installed at Fulham Reach development. In events news, PSA Security Network has announced the call for presentations for its 40th Annual TEC conference. TEC 2015 will be held at the Westin Westminster in Westminster, Colorado, on May 4th-8th, 2015. Finally, East Africa Energy Infrastructure Security 2015 Forum, which takes place next February, will address a range of issues including counter-terrorism, local conflicts and violence, employee relations and maritime security. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, SourceSecurity.com recently attended Avigilon’s Video Analytics launch event in London. The event included a presentation on the latest products in the analytics range, the HD Video Appliance Series. In corporate news, Hikvision and Western Digital hosted a joint video surveillance seminar in Dubai last month. The seminar was held to promote the latest technologies from both companies: Hikvision’s Turbo HD Analogue Solution and WD’s Purple hard drives.

In application news, ASSA ABLOY, Access Control’s Aperio® wireless locking technology has been installed at Manchester Central Library. Grantfen Fire and Security were selected to provide a Genetec Security Centre unified platform, which has been integrated with the Aperio® solution. Over in India, Matrix will showcase its range of Access Control, Time-Attendance and Video Surveillance Solutions at IFSEC India 2014. Products on display will include the COSEC ARC, a unique IP based access control panel. In corporate news, Sargent and Greenleaf has appointed Brian Leary as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Brian will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day operational management for Sargent and Greenleaf. Finally, a Dahua Road Show will be taking place tomorrow in London. A number of products will be displayed, including the whole series of IPC, HDCVI, and analogue cameras. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Milestone Systems has announced new partnerships with Netgear and Zucchetti Axess. Netgear resellers and more than 2,400 of its partners will now be able to sell solutions with Milestone XProtect, while Zucchetti has become a certified Milestone access control partner. In events news, Axis Communications unveiled its AXIS A4011-E Reader at ASIS International. The reader supports touch-free entry with most entry card formats and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation.

Also at ASIS, CEM Systems’ emerald multifunctional touch screen terminal has been awarded 2014 Security’s Best Award in the ASIS Accolades Awards. emerald is a Touchscreen Reader, Door Controller, VOIP Intercom and System Terminal all in a single box. In corporate news, Hikvision USA has collaborated with Smartvue Corporation to provide cloud-based video surveillance service in the U.S. and Canadian markets. The two companies will provide the cloud-based video surveillance service and camera-to-cloud solution to small, medium, and enterprise organisations. Finally, Lenel has made enhancements to its Lenel Certification Program. The improved program makes it easier for customers to register for training, take job-specific courses, save money, and earn continuing education credits. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, CEM Systems’ emerald multifunctional touch screen terminal has been awarded 2014 Security’s Best Award in the ASIS Accolades Awards. emerald is a Touchscreen Reader, Door Controller, VOIP Intercom and System Terminal all in a single box. In application news, Hikvision has partnered with NexGen Integration to equip the U.S. Army with a comprehensive security system at Fort Leonard Wood military base. Hikvision’s 9000 series Hybrid DVRs, 6701 / 6704 encoder modules and iVMS-4200 software were all used within the system.

In corporate news, Axis Communications has been named as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States by Great Place to Work®. Ranked number 16, this is the first time Axis has received this honour. Over in the UK, ASSA ABLOY access and door control solutions are providing advanced security to the education sector. Recent successful specifications have included projects at universities in Oxford, Nottingham and Sheffield. Finally, the BSIA is inviting its members to submit nominations for its 2015 Security Personnel Awards. The BSIA’s annual awards are presented both regionally and nationally, and reward security personnel for their achievements across five key categories. Read more security news…

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