In today’s weekly news round-up, part 6 of our series on Home Automation looks at the expanding number of devices and services that are now being offered. Monitronics Security is continuing to stress the importance of professional monitoring services to its dealers and their customers as a critical component of recurring monthly revenue (RMR).

On the topic of social media use within the security industry, Honeywell is leveraging Twitter to bring higher levels of situational awareness and emergency communications to its life safety products. A recent conference by ADT Security Services focused on deceptive alarm sales practices and the need to report such practices. Deborah L.O’Mara highlights the necessity to educate consumers and alarm companies about fraudulent home sales initiatives. Finally, Vidsys CEO & Founder James I.Chong discusses PSIM transition to Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) in our latest Expert Commentary article. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, representatives from LUSAX Security Informatics, part of Lund University in Sweden, take a look at the forces driving digitisation, with a particular focus on how these forces impact the physical security industry. In another Expert Commentary, Larry speaks to a number of manufacturers about video storage solutions and how the field has experienced its share of misconceptions.

Over in Germany, May 2015 will see the start of LTV’s 2-week roadshow across the country. Join LTV in Stuttgart, Köln, Berlin and Hannover. Neil Heller’s final article in the Networking Basics for Security Professionals series focuses on understanding the role of midspans to supply power. Over in the Education vertical, Honeywell, Idesco, and Isonas give their take on how technology is contributing to a holistic security approach at schools. Finally, Larry’s latest Security Beat article outlines the benefits of OnSSI’s recent acquisition of SeeTecRead more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Jeremy Malies looks at how physical security technology is aiding the Nedap earthquake response, with a particular look at how drones have helped create maps to aid rescue workers. In his latest Security Beat article, Larry Anderson revisits Canon’s acquisition of Axis, with it being revealed recently that a wrinkle has emerged in the process. In further acquisition news, Larry speaks to Phybridge CEO John Croce regarding their recent acquisition of NVT. Phybridge will be leveraging NVT’s long-term reputation in the market, while expanding NVT’s existing product portfolio with Phybridge’s products.

In Part 5 of our series on Primary/Secondary education, SourceSecurity.com speaks to Idesco, Isonas, Allegion and Honeywell about the commonplace nature of limited financial resources in schools. Finally, Gary Rubin, Director for Analysis and Support and System Planning Corporation, gives us the low down on challenges to video analytics adoption, with a specific focus on Video Content Analysis (VCA). Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, we start with a number of Security Essen news announcements, with the show opening tomorrow in Germany. Milestone Systems and Zucchetti are ready to revolutionise the PSIM world (Physical Security Information Management), with the two companies presenting technology integration between XProtect, the new IP video management platform from Milestone Systems, and XAtlas access control solution, developed by Zucchetti Axess. Panasonic will use Security Essen in Germany to launch a new 360°, ultra-high 4K resolution intelligent surveillance camera.

Also at Security Essen 2014, Axis Communications will present the AXIS A1001 network door controller, a brand new product for selective admission control, specifically designed for smaller offices, industrial companies and the retail sector. Honeywell will showcase its latest fire and security solutions, with the Honeywell booth featuring new developments in fire alarm, management and notification systems, as well as access control, intruder detection, video surveillance and integrated security solutions. Finally, VIVOTEK surveillance solutions are helping to create a secure and relaxed environment for guests at the Bania Hotel in Poland. A combination of VIVOTEK FD8162 IP dome cameras and FD8134 fixed dome network cameras secure both indoor and outdoor locations across the hotel. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, VIVOTEK network surveillance cameras and Exacq video management software have been deployed at the Prairie Hill School District in Illinois. The security team at Prairie Hill School District are now able to manage and monitor the recorded high definition video captured by 196 VIVOTEK cameras using the Exacq software. Over in Germany, AxxonSoft will showcase its video management software at Security Essen 2014. AxxonSoft will feature the Axxon Next VMS and the Axxon Intellect PSIM software platform.

In corporate news, The Mercury Group has become a Honeywell Authorised Dealer for Commercial Security Systems (CSS). The Mercury Group offers a wide range of security technology, including perimeter protection systems, video surveillance and management software. In application news, ACTi’s Mobile Vehicle solution is ensuring a safer environment on public transport. The solution provides active monitoring and displaying of live feeds in-vehicle to deter criminal activity. Finally, Airbus Defence and Space has provided the Indonesian Air Force with aircraft identification and air surveillance equipment. The company has delivered two of its MSSR 2000 I radars to equip the mobile air surveillance and tracking systems of the Indonesian Air Force. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, ONVIF is launching a proactive education and enforcement campaign to ensure that all claims of ONVIF conformance by manufacturers of IP-based physical security products are valid. The education and enforcement initiative aims to further protect the ONVIF brand and more pre-emptively monitor ONVIF’s copyrights, trademarks and logos on an ongoing basis. Over in the UK, Honeywell has been selected to join the National Grid Integrated Security Solutions (ISS) framework. The framework will be used to design, supply, install and commission integrated security solutions for the UK’s utilities infrastructure.

Also in the UK, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is set to host a networking event for the UK’s Information Destruction sector. The event is planned for the 4th December and will include educational and motivational presentations, networking opportunities and a charity auction. In other corporate news, Regent Samsic has appointed Richard Webster as its new Commercial Manager. Richard brings to the company comprehensive expertise of the security sector attained at a senior sales level with other service providers. Finally, Stuart Pizzey, MBE, has been appointed Police Liaison & Commercial Risk Advisor at The Shield Group. Stuart will develop relationships with businesses across Greater Manchester and throughout the North-west, advising on business risk and solutions. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Aditya Infotech Ltd. has recently announced the availability of the Dahua High Definition Composite Video Interface range in India. The HDCVI range provides high definition video transmission over co-axial cable at affordable value. In corporate news, Mayflex has announced that it has achieved Gold-level partner status on the Avigilon Value-Added Distributor Partner Program. The Program aims to recognise commitments and reward efforts made by Avigilon’s partners to ensure business growth.

In other corporate news, Honeywell has announced the signing of the 100th member to its Channel Partner Programme. Developed to reward top customers and foster long term, mutually beneficial relationships, the Channel Partner Programme currently runs in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and the Czech Republic. In application news, Urmet has been selected to provide 52 PoE Elekta Glass Panels for all of the entrances at a high-end residential project near Tower Bridge in London. Finally, Worldwide Business Research has announced the launch of the Safe Cities Asia conference and exhibition, which will take place in Singapore this May. The event will focus on six sections including Biometrics and Urban Security. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, security solutions from Dahua have been selected by distributor Videotrend to safeguard the Autodromo di Modena motorsports park in Italy. Dahua’s HD network cameras, speed dome cameras and 128 Channel Super NVR capture high quality images of the most important positions of the track. Over in Dubai, Tavcom has launched an extensive CCTV training programme for students at the International Centre for Security and Safety (ICSS).

In events news, Winsted will demonstrate its new console design and its EnVision command console at next year’s Intersec Dubai 2014. In corporate news, Honeywell has recently welcomed Globelink Security Systems as an authorised dealer for its Commercial Security Systems (CSS) programme. The programme supports commercial and industrial security dealers by offering customised marketing support, targeted sales opportunities and technical training. Finally, the 10th SEGURITEC PERU is set to take place in May 2014 in Lima, Peru. Exhibitors confirmed for next year’s SEGURITEC PERU include Tyco, March Networks and Hochiki. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, AxxonSoft displayed its products at this year’s International Technical Fair in Bulgaria. AxxonSoft partner Andy demonstrated the Axxon Next video management system, as well as a pre-release of version 3.5 of the software. Over in China, manufacturers including Panasonic, Bosch, Honeywell, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony and Siemens presented their innovations at CPSE, which took place last week in Shenzhen.

Over in India, NXT-ID Inc. recently announced an agreement with Voice of Big data (VOBD), to distribute its 3D FaceMatch biometric facial recognition identification systems. In corporate news, Identive will hold an audio webcast and conference call to discuss the results of its 2013 third quarter this Thursday 7th November. Company CEO Jason Hart and CFO David Wear will host the webcast and conference call for financial analysts and investors, which will be followed by a Q&A session. Finally, Esoteric Ltd. has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, ASSA ABLOY Access Control has launched a new seminar to help clients understand keyless access solutions. The CPD Seminar will provide an introduction to access control and the different keyless access solutions, components and products. In events news Security Technology Live has announced that its debut 2014 show has seen high interest from security manufacturers and distributors keen to operate in the security channel market. The show opens in Birmingham next May and has already sold 50% of its floor space.

In corporate news, System Sensor Europe has appointed Peter Mita as Business Manager. Peter will be responsible for managing and building relationships with fire systems integration partners. Over in Asia, IB Consultancy has introduced the Non-Conventional Threat CBRNe Awards to support the international CBRNe Community. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of products, innovation and capability. Finally, IT4VISION is upgrading the CCTV system in a Newcastle comedy club. The new cameras will give a general view of in front of the stage, the club’s side seating area and its rear seating area. Read more security news…

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