In today’s news round-up, ASSA ABLOY has announced its aims to expand in the Middle East market after seeing a high demand for its wireless SMARTair™ and Aperio® products at Intersec 2015. In corporate news, Raytec has launched a new website highlighting its dedicated range of hazardous area LED lighting solutions.

Over in South Africa, Octavian Security is expecting to open its new office on 5th February in order to build relations with Africa’s most prominent businesses. The office will create 15 head office jobs in addition to a further 500 jobs for security personnel. Also in South Africa, ODSecurity have deployed their largest order of low dosage full body scanners and two SOTER RS units in seven correctional facilities. Finally, The Security Institute has awarded its Chairman’s Charity for 2015 to Help for Heroes for its comprehensive support to British servicemen and women. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Vicon has named Bret McGowan as Senior Vice-President Sales for the Americas, Far East and Western Africa. Following Vicon’s ongoing integration with IQinVision, Bret will take responsibility for the combined sales organisation. In application news, Raytec has installed its VARIO i8-3 infrared lighting solution for a residential client in Vancouver. The illuminators deliver enhanced, even illumination allowing camera systems to provide the very best images at night.

In other corporate news, Wavestore and Ogier Electronics have entered into a technology partnership. The two companies’ respective solutions are now being specified together for video surveillance projects networked using Ogier’s microwave transmission solutions. Over in the US, Galaxy Control Systems has appointed David Terrill as Global Application Engineer for the West. David will lead dealer training and technical support programs, as well as on-site training and technical support initiatives. In events news, Meyertech will demonstrate its FUSION-Eclipse video management software at Milipol 2014 in Qatar from 20th-22nd October. Meyertech invites visitors to stand E 048 to witness its FUSION VMS in action with technology partner 360 Vision and their range of Predator cameras. Finally, a Dahua Road Show will be taking place on 21st October 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 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. Also in corporate news, 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.

In events news, Raytec’s VARIO IPPoE network illuminators range won a Technology Innovation award at the recent Security Essen exhibition. Raytec fought off tough competition and beat 6 other big names in manufacturing to win the bronze title at the event. Over in the UAE, 1,300 exhibitors from the safety and security industries are set to showcase their latest products and services at Intersec 2015. Prominent companies are currently targeting large-scale business growth and increased opportunities in the region due to the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020. Finally, cryptovision has delivered its software for Nigeria’s national electronic identity card. Core software components including PKI, card applications and smart card middleware were provided by cryptovision. 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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In today’s news round-up, 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. Over in London, the Association of Security Consultants (ASC) has made its annual awards under the Imbert Prize with support and sponsorship from Samsung Techwin. The ceremony at the Royal Air Force Club in London was attended by 80 members.

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 application news, RISCO delivered a comprehensive security solution at the 2014 World Cup games in Brazil. Installed at the all-new 44,000 capacity Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba is RISCO Group’s powerful Command & Control solution, access control and customised ticketing and validation system. Finally, South Australia Water has chosen Raytec Infra-Red illuminators in a perimeter security upgrade of its water treatment plant in Adelaide. AG Security Group won the tender for the project by putting forward Raytec’s Infra-Red CCTV lighting solution. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Arecont Vision has increased its sales support for the European market with the addition of four new regional sales managers. The new additions support Arecont Vision’s continued global expansion and sustained growth. In events news, Lenel Systems will present Prism, its open IP video management solution (VMS), at this year’s IFSEC International. Lenel will also highlight access-intrusion integration based on the Advisor Master panel range, a proprietary intrusion platform that is well-known in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

2N will also be exhibiting at this year’s IFSEC. At the event, 2N will be demonstrating the latest additions to their security product portfolio including their new Helios IP Verso HD Modular Door Entry System. In application news, VARIO Infra-Red LED lighting from Raytec has “exceeded expectations” as part of a high security IP CCTV system to protect an exclusive, multi-million dollar residential property in Unley Park, Adelaide, South Australia. Finally, Octavian Security has appointed four new senior staff, with two new directors joining its board. Reshma Sheik and Nathan Potter have been appointed to the board, while Mandy Hundal and Laura Forster have been appointed senior managers. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Dahua HDCVI Academy has officially announced Videotrend s.r.l as its second distribution partner. The partnership will leverage benefits for both companies as well as for end-users. In application news, a well-known Hungarian spa has chosen to upgrade its existing surveillance solution with VIVOTEK cameras. The solution consists of 173 VIVOTEK network cameras including the latest 5-Megapixel fisheye fixed dome, and the full HD speed dome.

In events news, HID Global is sponsoring two events at ISC West 2014 which opens today in Las Vegas. HID’s events will support Mission 500, the security industry’s initiative to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis. The first event for the Mission 500 backpack-building project is open to volunteer participation and takes place today. Also at ISC West, CyberLock, Inc. will formally introduce the CyberKey Air, a Wi-Fi enabled programmable smart key. The CyberKey Air can be uploaded with key-holder schedules and permissions for accessing CyberLock electronic cylinders. Finally, Raytec has released details of its first free webinar of 2014: ‘Introducing SPARTAN – Lighting for Hazardous Areas’, which will cover the latest advances in hazardous area lighting. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Oncam Grandeye and Sentry 360 have announced that they have settled their differences after litigating and negotiating the patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims alleged by Oncam Grandeye. Oncam Grandeye has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice, and the parties will compete on the merits in benefit of the video surveillance industry. Over in Germany, Dahua has been awarded the 2014 iF Product Design Award for its HDTV Box and the Sync Autofocus Network Camera. Dahua’s products were chosen from approximately 2,000 other entries from 37 nations to receive the iF seal of outstanding design quality.

In application news, Raytec, MOBOTIX, and Farson Digital Watercams have teamed up to provide a state-of-the-art system designed to monitor river conditions in the UK, in the wake of devastating national flooding. The system has been deployed to try to minimise future damage and provide an early warning system to residents. In events news, Arecont Vision is hosting a Customer Webinar on the 19th March. The webinar will include a presentation from Arecont Vision’s partner Digital Watchdog, and technical tips for WDR applications. Finally, management at the historic Paine Field airport is now relying on Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher Touch and KeyWatcher Illuminated key control and management system to ensure that new master keys are securely stored and accounted for. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, Oncam Grandeye and Sentry 360 have announced that they have settled their differences after litigating and negotiating the patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims alleged by Oncam Grandeye. Oncam Grandeye has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice, and the parties will compete on the merits in benefit of the video surveillance industry. In application news, Raytec, MOBOTIX, and Farson Digital Watercams have teamed up to provide a state-of-the-art system designed to monitor river conditions in the UK, in the wake of devastating national flooding. The system has been deployed to try to minimise future damage and provide an early warning system to residents.

In events news, Arecont Vision is hosting a Customer Webinar on the 19th March. The webinar will include a presentation from Arecont Vision’s partner Digital Watchdog, and technical tips for WDR applications. Over in Seattle, management at the historic Paine Field airport is now relying on Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher Touch and KeyWatcher Illuminated key control and management system to ensure that new master keys are securely stored and accounted for. Finally, Milestone Systems has hired Inger Holm Vinther as Director of Corporate Marketing and Kitty Van Der Sluis as Director of Sales Distribution in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, Samsung Techwin has announced the appointment of Kirsty Elkin as IT Channel Manager for UK & Ireland. Kirsty will be responsible for developing new sales opportunities for Samsung Techwin’s range of IP network based video surveillance solutions. In corporate news, COMPRO Technology Inc. has made VIP Computers its UK distributor. VIP Computers will be offering the complete range of COMPRO’s products and solutions to the British market.

Over in Australia, Raytec has opened a new sales office in Melbourne, following a year of significant growth in the region. In other corporate news, Skyguard has signed a distribution agreement with VSG, providing lone worker protection across the UK and Ireland. Skyguard will supply personal safety devices, mobile phone software and client administration tools to link directly with VSG’s 24 hr. manned alarm receiving centre. Finally, Quadrant Security Group (QSG), part of Synectics plc, has appointed John Young as sector lead for High Security. John will lead QSG’s dedicated High Security team, providing advanced security solutions and services to government organisations and utilities. Read more security news…

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