In today’s news round-up, following Canon’s $2.8 billion bid to buy Axis Communication, Larry Anderson takes a look back at the companies shared history and gets the inside scoop from Fredrik Nilsson on what the acquisition means for both companies. Speaking to SecureWatch, Deborah O’Mara unveils details about the company’s new $4 million commercial and residential central station – Fusion Centre – and explores SecureWatch’s growing focus on video surveillance and new technologies.

In application news, Comelit Group UK has supplied an IP video door entry system for a multi-block residential development within the idyllic north London village of Mill Hill. At the University of Bath, students can now have 24-hour access to laptops and games consoles thanks to Traka’s asset management lockers & key cabinets. The lockers also help the university to protect its investment and manage the use and misuse of the equipment. Finally, Matrix Comsec will be launching its access control panel and readers at Secutech India 2015, which takes place from 12 – 14 March 2015. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, IdenTrust® (part of HID Global®) announced that it has achieved U.S. Federal Bridge Authority (US FBCA) cross-certification at Basic, Medium Software, Medium Hardware, and PIV-I Assurance levels with its IGC PKI certificate. IGC PKI certificates are a critical component of converged physical and logical access credentials that are compliant with PIV-I and PIV-C standards. In other news, Pelco recently announced that they are strengthening their relationship with Avaya to deliver superior performance and simplicity to IP video security and surveillance customers. This global alliance partnership will enable deeper collaboration on technology development and interoperability, providing customers with a network platform optimised for demanding video surveillance systems.

In the UK, the British Security Industry Association has announced that the Business Crime Conference will take place in London this November. The event will give businesses the opportunity to learn more about reducing their security risk. Over in Germany, ONVIF recently hosted its 11th Developers’ Plugfest. With record numbers of interoperability implementations and multiple testings of ONVIF conformant video, access control and edge devices, this year’s Developers’ Plugfest was the most fruitful in ONVIF’s history. Finally, NCT CBRNe Asia has concluded its third year with over 250 visitors from over 30 countries. The NCT CBRNe Awards Gala Dinner was highlight of this 3-day event. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, at the recent IFSEC tradeshow at London’s ExCeL, ASSA ABLOY’s key highlights included its battery powered online and offline locks, cylinders and escutcheons from the revolutionary Aperio® wireless locking technology portfolio. The products were also featured on 16 other OEM partner stands at the show. Panasonic also took the opportunity to showcase a range of its surveillance solutions, including the WJ-NV300 stand-alone recorder, which provides full feature IP video surveillance including viewing, recording, alarming, searching, networking and management.

In application news, VIVOTEK’s IP-based surveillance solution has been installed in a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the busy central business and finance district in Taipei City, Taiwan. To protect its guests and assets, the Landis Taipei Hotel deployed VIVOTEK’s video management software and 5 VIVOTEK camera models, including the Fisheye Fixed Dome Network Camera, Fixed Dome Network Camera, and Fixed Network Camera. In the UK, Green Gate Access Systems has completed the installation of a solar powered double gate automation project at Agrivert, a waste management solutions company. The solution has given Agrivert the ability to operate their gates remotely and provide an intercom system to a remote out of hours phone for visitors to the plant. Lastly, IndigoVision’s German team demonstrated the benefits of its IP video security solution to an exclusive audience in Munich. The event featured guest speaker Paul Heardman, British Consul-General for Munich. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, VIVOTEK megapixel cameras have been deployed at Assan Motor and Atlas Khodro offices and showrooms in Iran to help improve their surveillance systems. Following the completion of the installation in February this year, both companies are very pleased with the high image quality of the VIVOTEK cameras and the improvements they have made to the surveillance system as a whole. In the UK, NW Systems video streaming and video monitoring & recording services have been selected by one of the UK’s most respected property development groups, Argent LLP, to provide live and recorded images to the King’s Cross development project in London. Images from selected cameras are simultaneously being streamed using NW Systems’ Steamdays 2 live streaming service to help stimulate engagement and meet the public’s interest in the development project.

In corporate news, EET Europarts has signed a distribution agreement with ACTi. With the distribution of ACTi products, EET Europarts will further broaden its customer value proposition within the range of security and surveillance solutions. Over in India, IndigoVision’s high definition cameras have been deployed at the prestigious Qatar Insurance Company to provide video security for their offices in remote locations. Lastly, at the recent IFSEC 2014 tradeshow, Maxxess demonstrated version 6 of its security management software platform, eFusion. With over 50 new features and enhancements to the platform, the eFusion upgrade is available to existing customers subscribed to software support plans at no extra cost. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, REACT will be showcasing one of the first public demonstrations of an in-camera real-time analytics solution at the IP EXPO taking place 17th to 18th October 2012 in London. On display at the show will be the MOBOTIX video analysis tools which generate statistical data inside the camera for real-time analysis and expert as a structured report. In corporate news, Samsung has appointed Pedro Correia to take on the newly created role of UK Pre-Sales Manager. Pedro will work closely with installers, system integrators and distributors to provide pre-sales support in respect of system design, product specification and tender compliance issues. SSAIB, the UK’s leading certification body for organisations, has gained UKAS approval for its Telecare ServicesScheme, offering telecare system suppliers, installation and maintenance companies, monitoring centres, response providers and others a significant advantage in this expanding market.

In application news, ievo fingerprint readers have been installed in 5 sites of a UK fitness chain to improve the efficiency within their gyms. Over in Banglaesh, India, Dhaka police have completed the initial phase of upgrading the analogue communications system to digital one by adopting Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) solution provided by Hytera. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Arecont Vision megapixel cameras have been installed at Lotte Department Store in Busan, Korea to enable store management to control liability costs by refuting claims that customers’ cars were damaged while in the store’s parking area. In the UK, ASSA Abloy’s masterkey suite has been deployed to help restore the historic clock tower at Blair Castle to its former glory. Over in the city of Chomutov in the Czech Republic, IndigoVision’s IP Video technology has been installed as part of the city’s strategy to reduce crime and improve traffic flow monitoring.

In other news, to mark its tenth anniversary, IR imaging sensor manufacturer ULIS recently announced that it will invest EUR 20 million investment in a new state-of-the-art facility to meet increasing market demands for IR technology. Lastly, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has advised that biometric technology could provide a highly effective way to reduce fraud in the USA’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, Malca-Amit UK, a leading provider of secure logistical solutions and full operational services for companies dealing with precious commodities, has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system at its new UK warehouse and corporate office to protect and safeguard its clients’ precious cargo. In Latin America, Itautec, a manufacturer/integrator of consumer electronics, banking and retail automation, is now deploying the first 12,000 units of a 33,000-unit ATM network with Lumidigm’s multispectral fingerprint readers for one of Latin America’s largest private banks. Over in Sardinia, IndigoVision has completed a security upgrade at the Villa Devoto, the seat of local government in Sardinia, which is also home to institutional office of the Sardinian President.

In other news, Hikvision has been named as the No.1 global vendor of CCTV and video surveillance equipment in 2011 in a recent IMS Research report. Also on the rise is Opgal, who has been ranked as one of the top ten perimeter security equipment providers in the world by IMS Research. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, IMS Research has advised that Samsung Techwin America is ranked second in terms of analogue camera market share and fifth in overall camera share. This latest ranking moves Samsung up from the sixth overall position it held in 2010, and increases its market share from 4.5% in 2010 to 4.6% in 2011. Organisers of the upcoming Transport Security Expo have unveiled an expanded workshop programme for the forthcoming event. These knowledge-centric seminars deliver a rich source of detailed information presented by leading industry experts.

Looking back at the MIPS exhibition, organisers have confirmed that the event is once again the largest exhibition for the security and fire safety industry in Eastern Europe and Russia. In application news, IndigoVision’s distributed architecture and IP Video solution has enabled ORLEN Lietuva oil refinery in Mazeikiai to install and monitor cameras in remote areas of the refinery. Lastly, IdentiSys, sales and service integrator of identification card issuance, emergency response and access control / CCTV security systems, has acquired the Identification Division of Claritus. Read more security news…

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On today’s news round-up, the director of surveillance operations at several Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurants in Arkansas, USA has chosen to install the MobileCamViewer application from mobiDEOS to keep a 24/7 watch over two locations. Over in Athens, IndigoVision’s integrated IP Video surveillance system is helping to keep traffic flowing smoothly on the Attika Tollway, with hundreds of cameras helping operators identify and respond to problems on the road. In the UK, East Stoke village in Nottinghamshire, which became the first village in the country to win the “Secured by Design” award in March 2011, is now crime-free, thanks to its newly installed IP surveillance system from Mayflex.

In other news, the Secutech Awards have identified the best HD surveillance products on the market. An expert jury and international visitors chose 16 winning products, which included products from Sony, Dahua and Vivotek. Lastly, Tecton has signed an OEM partnership deal with AMG-Panogenics Technology, a British manufacturer of 5 Megapixel cameras. 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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