In today’s news round-up, Part 7 of Larry Anderson’s transportation series looks at how effective key management is essential for the industry. Neil Heller presents the 60 Watt dilemma in the next chapter of his Networking Basics series. On the topic of cloud-based systems, Larry Anderon’s latest Security Beat article discusses the current challenges facing security data and the future in protecting the marketplace.

In application news, SALTO has secured a London-based medical centre by installing electronic access control doors fitted with offline networked handle sets. With ISC West 2015 just weeks away, Deborah O’Mara speaks to leading integrator Securadyne Systems and gets their perspective on how the show benefits them. Finally, Urmet has been chosen to install its 2-Wire system at a Victorian restoration project in Kent. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, the Supervisory Board of Mobotix AG has appointed Dr. Tristan Haage as a new member of the Management Board for the area of Sales. With his appointment, Mobotix gains a leader with many years of management experience in international sales. In corporate news, AD Group has recruited two new product managers, Usmon Khadim and Matthew Flaherty, to manage the complete product life cycle and ensure AD Group continues to realign and re-position its differentiated product and technology solutions with its target market sectors and sales channels.

Over in the US, Avigilon recently announced its acquisition of ObjectVideo’s 76 US and international patents and over 50 US and international patent applications for US$80.3 million. Also in corporate news, SALTO Systems will be displaying their new mobile technology for food service industry at the Horecava 2015 taking place from 12-15 January at the RAI International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Finally, VIVOTEK has installed high-coverage, low-profile fixed-dome network cameras to the newly opened Lublin City Culture Centre in Lublin, the largest city in Eastern Poland. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Keyscan has been acquired by Kaba Holding. The acquisition of Keyscan will strengthen both companies’ product offerings throughout the Americas. Also in corporate news, Genetec has announced the appointment of Canadian businessman Georges Karam to Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Karam will be responsible for setting the company’s global commercial strategy and organisational development trajectory to drive business growth and market share for Genetec.

In application news, ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access for Hospitality went live recently when Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. introduced SPG® Keyless, a keyless entry system allowing Starwood Preferred Guest® members to use their smartphone as a key. Over in Germany, Bosch video surveillance solutions have been deployed in the MesseTurm high-rise building in Frankfurt to protect tenants, visitors and suppliers. The video solution is operated via three comfortable operator workstations, giving security personnel a clear view of all protected areas at all times. Finally, SALTO is set to exhibit at Transport Security Expo in London from Tuesday 2nd December to Wednesday 3rd December 2014. The show is the perfect location for SALTO to showcase their wide range of contactless access control solutions which are already used by Heathrow Airport, British Airways, DHL, Munich Airport, Ireland West Airport Knock and many more. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, the HDcctv Alliance is announcing a new global standard of HD analogue, HDCVI 2.0, which is based on Dahua’s HDCVI technology. The standard aims to provide a stringent level of certification among manufacturers. As the HDCVI technology inventor and patent owner, Dahua introduced the milestones of the HDCVI development. Also in corporate news, IDIS has formed a technology partnership with wireless networking solutions specialist SilverNet. The partnership has seen customers utilising SilverNet’s products to deliver wirelessly networked DirectIP™ surveillance solutions to deliver tangible cost savings.

Also announcing a new technology partnership are Videalert and Wavestore. The partnership will enhance the level of interoperability achieved between Videalert’s Intelligent Digital Video Platform and Wavestore’s video management software. In events news, SALTO is set to exhibit at Transport Security Expo in London from Tuesday 2nd December to Wednesday 3rd December 2014. The show is the perfect location for SALTO to showcase their wide range of contactless access control solutions which are already used by Heathrow Airport, British Airways, DHL, Munich Airport, Ireland West Airport Knock and many more. Finally, ASUSTOR Inc. has announced that it has joined AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program. ASUSTOR will now be able to receive the VAPIX® application components from AXIS, along with technical documentation, software development kit and specialised development support in order to implement a more comprehensive technical integration. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Oncam Grandeye continues its Asian expansion with the opening of a new office in Delhi. The company formally launched its new regional office at an event held on 14th October at the British High Commissioner’s residence. In other application news, Vodafone has entered an exclusive partnership with HID Global to pilot the company’s emerging mobile access solution. The new solution allows employees to physically access the workplace using only their smartphone. Over in China, TDSi is building a commanding market share in the security market. TDSi Managing Director John Davies partly attributes TDSi’s success in the country to the quality perception of British goods. Finally, SALTO Systems will exhibit its contactless hospitality access control solutions at the Independent Hotel Show, taking place from 21st-22nd October in London. SALTO’s range of contactless locks, electronic cylinders, energy savers, locker locks and new XS4 mini locks will be on display. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID Global has been named a silver partner in the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP). The partnership brings the HID Mobile Access solution and Trusted Tag Services into Samsung’s extensive product sales and marketing ecosystem. In events news, SALTO Systems will exhibit its contactless hospitality access control solutions at the Independent Hotel Show, taking place from 21st-22nd October in London. SALTO’s range of contactless locks, electronic cylinders, energy savers, locker locks and new XS4 mini locks will be on display.

In application news, Alpro’s Functional 97 pull door handles have been installed at an ibis hotel in central Manchester. The stainless steel handles offer clients the build quality and durability associated with 316 grade and can be satin anodised, satin stainless, polished stainless, powder coated or nylon coated. Over in the US, LILIN North America has joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. D-Tools SIX users will now be able to access the entire database of LILIN’s network surveillance solutions. Finally, Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG) has formed a partnership with CTS Consolidated Telecom Services. The partnership will leverage RTTG’s expertise in developing and hosting advanced identity management programs that are designed to more effectively control access to secure facilities. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Security Essen 2014 marked its 40th anniversary with more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world. For the first time, the premier global fair in Essen offered more than 40 market segments from mechanical and digital security technology via fire protection and video surveillance, right up to IT security and counter-terrorism. In other events news, MOBOTIX is presenting its new i25 compact sized Hemispheric camera at ASIS International 2014. The wall mountable i25 captures an entire room with 180° wall-to-wall view, without any blind spots.

Also at ASIS, Avigilon is displaying its latest release of the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software. The software enables complete video analytics configuration and management support for Avigilon’s HD Dome and HD Bullet cameras. Over at booth number 1043, Milestone Systems is showcasing its new Husky Hybrid network video recorders. The Husky series of NVRs now offer versions with integrated encoders that make it simple to connect analogue and digital cameras, which run on IP networks, to the same box. Finally, SALTO Systems will be exhibiting its hospital access control solutions at the Healthcare Estates Show from 7th-8th October. SALTO will be showcasing its range of contactless locks, electronic cylinders, energy savers and locker locks all of which can be finished with BioCote technology. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, IDIS has appointed John Psyllos to the role of DirectIP Product Manager. John will work closely with IDIS technical support as well as sales and marketing to increase sales of the DirectIP™ line across Europe and the Middle East. In other corporate news, HID Global is providing students with access to its Trusted Tag Services as part of a partnership programme with Chapman University in Orange County, California. The partnership programme is aimed at challenging the students to identify key market opportunities and develop an action plan to expand the influence of HID Global’s Trusted Tag Services.

In application news, an IP video solution from Milestone Systems and Axis Communications has been deployed across the University of the West of Scotland. Boston Networks deployed the solution, which involved the integration of more than 200 new IP cameras and the consolidation of existing VMS platforms. Over in Australia, access control technology from SALTO Systems has been used to safeguard All Saints’ College in Perth. The solution includes SALTO’s standalone battery operated XS4 escutcheons, GEO electronic cylinders and XS4 locker locks. Finally, TDSi is giving visitors a preview of its new range of access control readers at IFSEC Southeast Asia, which is being held this week in Kuala Lumpur. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, SourceSecurity.com has been made media partner for INTERPOL World 2015, taking place in Singapore on 14-16 April. The event will serve as a catalyst to identify, develop and drive security initiatives for real world security situations across four key domains, including Border Management, Cyber Security, Safe Cities and Supply Chain Security. In application news, Oncam Grandeye has been awarded a contract by the Houston Airport System (HAS) to provide Evolution 360 cameras for Hobby and Bush International Airports. The cameras will be utilised at security check points, gate areas, and large general areas.

In corporate news, TDSi has expanded its Software Development team with the inclusion of new Software Test Engineer, Neil Smiley. Neil is an associate employed by Bournemouth University and will be assisting TDSi via the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme. Over in Qatar, AxxonSoft has opened a new office located in Doha. The move is part of the company’s lean-forward strategy for broadening its global presence in new markets.  Finally, SALTO Systems has been chosen to secure the new commons building on the Bath Spa University campus. The installation will extend the university’s pre-existing SALTO 350 system. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, the ASSA ABLOY 580 electric lock has been installed on doors at Stockholm’s Karolinska University Hospital, providing secure access protection while allowing rapid evacuation and re-entry. After a successful pilot project on 20 doors, the technology is now being implemented on 350 doors across the hospital. In corporate news, SALTO Systems have assisted a cycle team from Citadines Apart’hotels to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. The specialist in wire free and wireless access control solutions donated cycling gear to the team, which raised over £1,100 for the cause.

In application news, AxxonSoft and VisionxIP have completed the installation of a Safe City municipal video surveillance system in Rio Gallegos, Argentina. The project combined Axxon Next software with hardware from VisionxIP and is managed by a situation centre which responds quickly to events. Over in Macau, Dallmeier is celebrating its decade of success supplying security technology to the island state. Unlike in Mainland China, gambling is not forbidden on the island, and its expanding casinos continue to provide Dallmeier with a large market for its surveillance systems. Finally, Tavcom has participated in an award ceremony at Highbury College, Portsmouth, acknowledging the achievements of students with learning difficulties. The company recognised the contribution of the Paper Dreams training programme to its work. Read more security news…

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