In today’s weekly news round-up, our latest Round Table discusses whether the recruitment of security managers is traditionally from military and law enforcement backgrounds or whether the industry is becoming more dynamic in its recruitment. Larry Anderson’s latest Security Beat article focuses on the 10th anniversary of Milestone’s Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS), which took place between February 24th-25th in Las Vegas. The event saw its largest turnout, with 463 participants including manufacturers, integrators and experts from the security industry.

On the topic of physical security, Deborah O’Mara focuses on the transition from closed systems to a more open solution, allowing total integration. In application news, Oncam has unveiled its 360-degree surveillance platform at IBS-Mapei in Dubai. Finally, Salto’s RFID access control system is helping secure 378 en-suite student bedrooms at Spring Mews. Salto’s advanced contactless access control technology is used throughout the site to control security. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Arecont Vision has appointed Jeff Whitney as Vice President of Marketing. Whitney will lead worldwide marketing at a time of strong global sales growth for Arecont Vision. In events news, next week’s Security Essen 2014 will portray the latest trends in security technology and the efficiency of the international security sector, including the first 4k network cameras according to the new HDTV standard.

Over in the US, Vicon has appointed Eric Fullerton as Chief Executive Officer and Director. Eric will help Vicon rise to prominence in the video security and surveillance systems market and integrate the businesses and operations of Vicon and IQinVision. In application news, the Hyatt Regency Dallas recently implemented the Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher Touch™ key control system. All key access activity is automatically documented by the system so the hotel management has an accurate record of who accessed keys and when. Finally, Milestone and GuardTrax will showcase their integrated officer phone app solution at ASIS International 2014. The integrated solution delivers unique threat alert, identification, video verification, resolution and reporting capabilities for security guarding companies, mobile patrols and in-house units. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone and GuardTrax will showcase their integrated officer phone app solution at ASIS International 2014. The integrated solution delivers unique threat alert, identification, video verification, resolution and reporting capabilities for security guarding companies, mobile patrols and in-house units. In corporate news, Mayflex has signed a distribution agreement with BCDVideo for recording, directory and networking products. Under the agreement, Mayflex will distribute BCDVideo products across the UK and UAE.

In other events news, TDSi is showcasing its range of integrated security solutions to visitors at Midwich’s Technology Exposed event this week. TDSi will be demonstrating the business opportunities for installers in providing integrated access control solutions as part of the wider IT systems used by their clients. Over in Germany, Videotec will unveil the preview of its new ULISSE MAXI PTZ camera at Security Essen. The new model is now available with LED illuminators to ensure superior quality images even during the night. Finally, Xentry Systems has partnered with Ascom to deliver healthcare communications solutions in the Greater Ohio region in the US. The partnership will help ensure the security of hospitals, staff and patients across the region. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, ASSA ABLOY will display its Aperio®, SMARTair™ and eCLIQ™ products at Security Essen 2014. The Aperio® range now features battery-powered locks, cylinders, and escutcheons for online or offline integration. In corporate news, Milestone is strengthening its organisation with a number of new appointments. These appointments include Mike Taylor as Director of Sales, North America, and Ava Parissay as Senior Products Manager in the Professional Business Unit at Milestone’s Danish headquarters.

In other events news, AxxonSoft will also be attending Security Essen to showcase its video management software. AxxonSoft will feature the Axxon Next VMS and the Axxon Intellect PSIM software platform. In application news, 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. Finally, CNL Software will be showcasing the latest release of its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution at ASIS International 2014. The solution enhances business intelligence gathering: enabling the mapping of incident trends and ensuring the highlighting of weaknesses to inform future security investment. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone is strengthening its organisation with a number of new appointments. These appointments include Mike Taylor as Director of Sales, North America, and Ava Parissay as Senior Products Manager in the Professional Business Unit at Milestone’s Danish headquarters. In events news, ASSA ABLOY will display its Aperio®, SMARTair™ and eCLIQ™ solutions at Security Essen 2014. The Aperio® range now features battery-powered locks, cylinders, and escutcheons for online or offline integration.

Over in the UK, a team of 8 staff from Mayflex recently took part in a 23-mile trek along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. The team raised over £8,000 in total, with donations still being made. In other corporate news, Raytec has welcomed 5 graduates to its Graduate Trainee Programme. The graduates will embark on a two-year programme of projects in different areas of the business, taking on roles in sales, marketing, product design and R&D. Finally, Guardian24’s lone worker solutions are helping to protect Notting Hill Housing Group’s staff. The solution from Guardian24 enables users to quickly and easily log their visits when they are going out in the community by calling an automated log line. Read more security news…

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We’re proud to announce that our eagerly-anticipated Round Table Discussions have been launched this week! The topics so far have focused on the role of consultants within the security technology buying decision and what new security technology is poised to have the greatest impact in 2014 and beyond. Check it out!

In other news, Dahua HDCVI Academy has announced Smartwares Security as its distribution partner. Under the distribution agreement, Smartwares Security will add Dahua HDCVI products to its portfolio. In application news, Eid Passport, Inc. has deployed HID Global’s ActivID Credential Management System (CMS) for its new Personal Identity Verification – Interoperable (PIV-I) managed service. Eid Passport’s service is targeted at commercial, government and military organisations that require the highest levels of identity assurance to secure sensitive physical and logical assets.

In corporate news, Wavestore has appointed Shashi K. Yadav as its Business Development Manager for the Indian Subcontinent. Shashi will be responsible for identifying new sales opportunities for Wavestore’s video recording and management solutions. Over in Denmark, Milestone is developing new capabilities in video surveillance through a partnership with the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation. Research has already resulted in the latest release of Milestone XProtect® 2014, which includes a new metadata framework which vastly improves the speed of searching and analysis. Finally, Allegion has appointed Colin Green as Area Sales Manager Hospitality. Colin will work with hotel companies across the Midlands and the Northern regions to provide them with bespoke security solutions. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global ActivID DisplayCard Tokens have been deployed at mBank in Poland. The tokens provide mBank’s corporate banking customers with an advanced, multi-factor authentication solution to securely access their Internet and mobile banking accounts.  In corporate news, Milestone is developing new capabilities in video surveillance through a partnership with the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation. Research has already resulted in the latest release of Milestone XProtect® 2014, which includes a new metadata framework which vastly improves the speed of searching and analysis.

In application news, the Texas Dow Employees Credit Union (TDECU) has extended its investment in Verint’s banking solutions. Using Verint’s technology, TDECU is helping ensure quick access to video data and analytics to monitor operations and expedite investigations across its network of financial branches, ATMs and operation centres. Over in the UK, Wavestore has provided a new high capacity server for PMS International’s distribution centre. The Wavestore server was tasked to record and store the images captured by 33 Axis cameras which were installed throughout the distribution centre. Finally, Airbus Defence and Space’s Multi-Sensor Tracking System (MST) for the Finnish Armed Forces has successfully passed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on schedule. The system will enable the Finnish Armed Forces to coordinate all sensors and command and control systems. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Milestone Systems’ President and CEO Lars Thinggaard has announced in a statement that the company is to continue with its open platform strategy following its acquisition by Canon. Lars said Milestone will take this step to accelerate the growth of its VMS business. In events news, IDIS and Pro-Vision announced that they have signed a strategic alliance and distribution agreement during this year’s IFSEC. Pro-Vision will provide and support the full end-to-end IDIS DirectIP suite.

In application news, access control products and solutions from HID Global and ASSA ABLOY have been used to secure 6 of the 12 stadiums in Brazil hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. HID Global and ASSA ABLOY products are being used at new stadiums in Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Curitiba, and Brasilia, as well as at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. In events news, Dahua has announced that its 3.0 megapixel intelligent video spot detector (DH-ITC304) was awarded ITS Golden Lion at ITS 2014. Finally, Dallmeier’s Panomera Truck will return to the road in September 2014. The roadshow will make a number of European stops including this year’s Security Essen in Germany. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global has announced that it has helped design a new national ID card and passport for the Republic of Somalia. The introduction of secure identity documents and supporting solutions will help the government of Somalia in its efforts to enhance economic development and improve the standard of living for its citizens. In events news, Traka will be showcasing its Traka21 plug and play unit at IFSEC 2014. The Traka21 unit will be ready for serial delivery starting in the fourth quarter this year. Bosch Security Systems will also be at IFSEC and will be showcasing its Dynamic Transcoding technology for smooth live video streaming and HD image playback within limited network connections.

In other events news, Dahua recently held a two-day road show in Italy, partnering with local distributor Videotrend S.r.l. The two-day event attracted hundreds of local distributors, systems integrators, installers and end-users in the region. Finally, Milestone Systems recently reported that its 2013 revenues were up 28% from 2012, outperforming an otherwise strong overall projected market growth rate of approximately 20%. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems recently reported that its 2013 revenues were up 28% from 2012, outperforming an otherwise strong overall projected market growth rate of approximately 20%. In events news, Bosch Security Systems has announced that it will be participating in this year’s IFSEC International, which takes place for the first time at the Excel in London in June. Bosch will be showcasing its Dynamic Transcoding technology for smooth live video streaming and HD image playback within limited network connections.

In corporate news, Warrior Security has reported another loss free quarter at the Tanga Cement company in Tanzania. Warrior provides security guards, CCTV and monitoring, and mobile vehicle response for Tanga. In application news, Libya Oil, one of Africa’s largest companies, has chosen cameras from Hikvision as part of a new security solution for their Head Office in Douala, Cameroon. Hikvision’s DS-2CD7353F-E(I) 2MP outdoor camera provides video surveillance for the head office’s front and main entrance. Finally, X Series mini dome IP cameras from Sony Electronics have won the Security Industry Association’s 2014 New Product Showcase for the “Best of Video Surveillance Cameras IP” Award at this year’s ISC WestRead more security news…

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