In today’s weekly round-up, as the Canon-Axis acquisition continues to dominate the news agenda, Deborah O’Mara gets initial reactions from a number of system integrators on what the consolidation means for the companies and the security industry as a whole. Taking a different angle, Larry Anderson highlights the shared history of the two companies and gets the inside scoop from Fredrik Nilsson on the future of Axis following the buyout.

Focusing on video analytics, Larry Anderson summarises views from some of the leading providers on how the technology has matured into a robust and dependable option for a variety of applications. In another article, he also looks at how multiple high-value markets such as critical infrastructure, airports and transportation are embracing the technology. In our latest Round Table article, our Expert Panel highlights some of the other surprising developments in the security industry over the last 12 months. Finally, Charles McCready of Panasonic explores the recording considerations for an evolving security market, giving tips on how to choose the right recording solution. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, Arecont Vision made headlines when its IP surveillance camera installed at a drive in ATM in Texas, USA captured shocking footage of a young woman robbed and kidnapped at gunpoint.  In corporate news, Siemens has entered into a partnership with Milestone Systems to enhance their security portfolio, allowing Sivelliance™ VMS technology to be compatible with Milestone’s IP video management systems.

Over in the US, Panasonic has acquired VMS developer Video Insight as part of its strategy to expand in the North American education market. Following the surprise announcement, Larry Anderson gave us his take of what this means for Panasonic’s future. In events news, Axxonsoft showcased version 4.0 of the Axxon Next VMS and the Axxon Intellect PSIM platform at Intersec 2015. Finally, our Expert Panel discusses opportunities to maximise the benefits of using common technologies in the marketplace in our latest Round Table discussion. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Siemens has entered into a partnership with Milestone Systems to enhance their security portfolio, allowing Sivelliance™ VMS technology to be compatible with Milestone’s IP video management systems. Our Correspondent Vicki Contavespi talks about the greater risks the US electric grid encounters as complex ownership arrangements and operating systems evolve. In corporate news, Winsted has announced its move to a new UK office as its export sales demands increase, facilitating more stock holding and controlled growth.

Over in the US, Panasonic has acquired VMS developer Video Insight as part of its strategy to expand in the North American education market. In India, CP PLUS has retained the number one spot in the Indian video surveillance market, according to IHS technology report. Finally, a dredging boat moored near Scunthorpe previously attacked by vandals has been successfully secured by OPTEX outdoor sensors which are linked to an alarm receiving centreRead 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 weekly news round-up, Oncam Grandeye has appointed Adrian Marsh as its new Chief Operating Officer. Previous COO Graham Wallis will continue as Oncam Grandeye’s Regional President of the Americas. In events news, data protection and data security will be major topics at this year’s Security Essen. According to estimates by the Federation of German Industries, the damage caused by data and knowledge theft amounts to at least 50 billion euros every year.

In other events news, Delta Scientific showcased its counter-terrorist vehicle control systems at the Delta Equipment Demonstration event which took place in June this year. Government officials, security professionals, integrators and contractors came together at Delta’s Fredericksburg office to view anti-terrorism barriers, bollards, crash-rated gates and other equipment, including new products. In application news, Panasonic surveillance cameras are being used by DCNS at the Tomorrowland festival taking place in Belgium this weekend. DNCS has installed a structured network consisting of a fibre cable backbone and a wireless network on the festival site. Over in Brazil, VIVOTEK’s SD8363E full HD speed dome network cameras were deployed to aid the Brazilian military who were safeguarding the matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. VIVOTEK’s SD8363E is especially ideal for monitoring wide open spaces like stadiums. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Panasonic surveillance cameras are being used by DCNS at the Tomorrowland festival in Belgium. DNCS has installed a structured network consisting of a fibre cable backbone and a wireless network on the festival site. In the UK, the Environment Agency has deployed ES2 disaster warning sirens to warn of dangers at Chesil Beach in Dorset, England. The alarm sirens can be initiated either remotely from the Environment Agency’s incident room via the web, from the Environment Agency’s lookout post in the village by radio or independently using a key at each installation.

In corporate news, ISM has announced Penta Techsecure as its business development partner in the Middle East. Based in Dubai, Penta Techsecure is also the regional partner for Bosch, Senstar, KBC Networks and Commend. Over in Texas, TRI-ED will host free, one-day roadshows this autumn. The Technology Roadshows will take place on September 3rd at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown and October 7th at the Hilton North Houston. Finally, vacant property expert Orbis has released a new white paper on property guardianship. According to the white paper, property guardians provide a cost-effective security solution for landlords concerned about the security of empty properties. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Suprema has revealed its biometric scanner products are now certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Suprema is the first to receive the certification in the biometric access control and time attendance segment in association with its local partner in India, A-ID Systems. In events news, Panasonic used IFSEC 2014 as a platform to announce its new partnership with Bravida Fire & Security. Under the OEM agreement, Bravida’s “Integra” access and intruder platform will be added to Panasonic’s portfolio of security products and will see the company enter the European access control market for the first time.

In corporate news, IHS has predicted the global multi-sensor detector market to grow by 7% from 2013 to 2018. In its “World Market for Fire Detection and Suppression Products” report, IHS said the mass-market trend in North America and Western Europe is towards the increased use of multi-sensor detectors. IFSEC also played host to the 20th anniversary celebrations of the British Security Industry Association’s Export Council. Celebrations included brief presentations from members of the Export Council. Finally, Synectics has been awarded a contract to supply CCTV for the new Yemen Gas Pipeline by Amec Spie. The pipeline will supply feed gas at a rate of 1.1 billion cubic feet per day from the processing centres at Al-Kamil Processing Unit (KPU) to the liquefaction plant at Balhaf on the Gulf of Aden. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, IDIS and CCTV CENTER have announced a strategic alliance and distribution agreement. The partnership makes CCTV CENTER the exclusive distributor of IDIS’ DirectIP full-HD surveillance solutions to the Spanish and Portuguese markets. In corporate news, Milestone Systems has appointed Erik Friis Mondorf as the company’s Country Manager for Japan. Erik will be working closely with Milestone distributors as well as supporting existing Manufacturer Alliance Partners (MAPs) such as Canon, JVC, Kenwood, OPTEX, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba Teli.

In other corporate news, the British Security Industry Association has welcomed the Home Office’s appointment of Antony Porter as Surveillance Camera Commissioner. In application news, Airbus Defence and Space (formerly Cassidian) helped ensure the safety of guests at this year’s Munich Security Conference, which took place earlier this month. Finally, Brickom’s IP cameras have been deployed in one of Chile’s most famous shopping malls. Several different cameras were used in the installation, including the OSD-040 outdoor speed dome camera, and the MD-300Np-360P Panomorph 360° mini dome camera. Read mores security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, multiple products from ASSA ABLOY have been installed at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) building in Brisbane, Australia. The 3570 series Lockwood commercial mortise locks are being used to safeguard the four floors of laboratory research rooms. Over in China, Dahua has introduced its HDCVI technology at this year’s China Public Security Expo 2013. The HDCVI technology was also awarded the “Gold Excellence Award 2014″ from the show organisers.

In corporate news, Cameramanager.com, a recent acquisition of Panasonic Europe, has been ranked in Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™ EMEA list. The Technology Fast 500 list acts as an industry benchmark, signifying a company’s accomplishment to shareholders, venture capitalists and industry analysts. In application news, Tavcom has announced that it will be training technicians and engineers as part of a homeland security project in the Middle East. Finally, Mul-T-Lock’s MT5 key & cylinder platform has been installed at the College of Psychic Studies in London to restrict the unauthorised distribution of keys around the college. 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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