In today’s news round-up, Samsung Techwin has upgraded the video surveillance system for the Çelikler Seyitömer thermal power plant in Turkey, providing 45 network PTZ dome cameras and the SRN-1000 NVR in the first phase of installation. In corporate news, SALTO and Maxxess have formed a partnership and are bringing their Virtual Network and universal security management software together to deliver an integrated platform for managing access points. Over in India, IHS has forecast that the video surveillance industry in the Indian market will grow at an increasing rate over the next five years, with much of the growth coming from government spending.

In other corporate news, Sentry360 introduces two new additions to the company: Jeff Muelier as Chief Technology Officer and Scott Merrell as Director of Business Development. Finally, Open Options have unveiled their new site, which offers the latest information on Open Options’ software, video, lock card, and reader integrations. Read more security news…

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A week after the tragic attacks at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, the surviving members of the magazine’s staff have just published the latest issue. Over the last week, questions regarding security measures – both what could have been done and what can be done going forward – have been circling around in our industry. Our Editor Larry Anderson has written a piece in his column reflecting on the problems the recent tragedy has for the security industry. Our European Correspondent Jeremy Malies has also written a piece reflecting on the lessons to be learned for physical security.

On the subject of increasing security in large metropolises, Xtralis has announced that it is working with London City Police to explore solutions to allow live video and audio transmission so that tactical decisions can be made more quickly. As we draw closer to the upcoming Intersec 2015 security exhibition in Dubai, ASSA ABLOY has announced that they will be on hand to showcase its latest wireless access control innovations from Aperio®, SMARTair™ and CLIQ®. In application news, Samsung Techwin’s network dome cameras have been installed at Europe’s largest indoor trampoline arena in Manchester. In other corporate news, VIVOTEK has installed a total of 200 high quality cameras at Sido Muncul, Indonesia’s leading producers of health drinks and products. In corporate news, eyevis has launched two national demonstration venues in London and Manchester for potential customers to witness their state-of-the-art equipment. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Digi Electronic Lock, the leading digital door lock manufacturer in China. The acquisition is another strategic step in ASSA ABLOY’s expansion into new growth segments in China and other emerging markets. In corporate news, Milestone Systems has elevated Samsung Techwin to the status of Elite Partner in the Milestone Camera Partner Program (CaPP). Samsung is only one of eight Milestone camera partners in the world to achieve this status.

Also in corporate news, BCDVideo has announced the new certification of Johnson Controls’ P2000 video management system on their Nova Series line of enterprise-class storage solutions. In events news, LTV will begin its two week roadshow across Germany in May 2015, showcasing its wide product range and complete product portfolio for small and big installations. Finally, Foxstream has announced a partnership with Samsung Techwin. The partnership allows for Foxstream’s people counting application to be run on board Samsung Techwin’s Open Platform WiseNetIII cameras. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, BCDVideo has announced the new certification of Johnson Controls’ P2000 video management system on their Nova Series line of enterprise-class storage solutions. In corporate news, Foxstream has announced a partnership with Samsung Techwin. The partnership allows for Foxstream’s people counting application to be run on board Samsung Techwin’s Open Platform WiseNetIII cameras. Over in the UK, SSAIB has appointed Alex Charmichael as Chief Executive during its 20th anniversary as the leading fire, security and telecare certification body. Alex leaves his current post as Director of Technical Services and Exports at BSIA.

In other corporate news, CNL software has received Lenel factory certification for its IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program. The certification allows CNL Software and Lenel to be installed in the U.S, Europe and Middle East with aggregated security, precision and faster reactions. Finally, Penton has announced its keynote speakers for the 2015 International Wireless Communications Expo, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in March 2015. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Milestone Systems has elevated Samsung Techwin to the status of Elite Partner in the Milestone Camera Partner Program (CaPP). Samsung is only one of eight Milestone camera partners in the world to achieve this status. In corporate news, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Digi Electronic Lock, the leading digital door lock manufacturer in China. The acquisition is another strategic step in ASSA ABLOY’s expansion into new growth segments in China and other emerging markets.

In other corporate news, ISONAS has announced Robert Lydic as their new Vice President of Sales. Mr. Lydic will be responsible for managing the outside sales team and working to increase revenue with the existing distribution, integration and ecosystem partners. Security systems training course provider Tavcom has launched an online shop to provide installation and service engineers with easy access to installation equipment. Also available online is a one-person multi-line identifier and troubleshooting tool. In events news, Matrox® Graphics will demonstrate the new Matrox C Series™ multi-display graphic cards and Matrox Mura MPX™ video wall controller boards at Intersec Dubai 2015. The attendees are invited to see how the latest Matrox products can be used to capture and display video and data in homeland security, policing, commercial security and other security and safety control rooms. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Samsung Techwin’s video surveillance products have been approved for use with Network Rail infrastructure and issued the PADS Certificate of Acceptance. The products were evaluated and comprehensively tested to ensure that they are reliable, fit for purpose and comply with Network Rail’s demanding standards in respect of safety. In other corporate news, integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi recently held a Bake Off challenge to raise money for the Boo charity, which aims to offer opportunities for some of the poorest children in Africa.

In application news, Suprema announced that it will be providing its fingerprint solution to the Venezuelan government to help combat the nation’s staple shortage and smuggling. Thousands of Suprema BioMini solutions have been ordered by the government thus far. In events news, Navtech Radar is to exhibit its award winning AdvanceGuard solution for surveillance and PDS at Intersec Dubai 2015. Navtech Radar will demonstrate the new version of the Witness advanced security control software suite at the show. Finally, Matrox® Graphics Inc. and Matrox Video will demonstrate the new C-Series multi-display graphics cards at ISE 2015. Matrox C-Series delivers outstanding performance, stability and usability to power video management systems and small-scale display walls in control room and security system applications. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, an agreement has been signed which will see the controlling shareholders of Samsung Techwin and other Samsung Group affiliates sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group. The transaction is expected to be completed during the first half of 2015. In other corporate news, Hikvision recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Thirty-three customers from across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, spent six days where they learned about Hikvision’s assortment of unique products and were treated to cultural outings.

In application news, IdenTrust™ recently announced that it has been selected by MEDENT® to provide IGC PKI certificates. Each individual IGC PKI certificate provides two-factor authentication for identity authentication and digital signing, as well as a certificate for encryption. Over in the U.K, Amthal Fire & Security has secured the tender for Notting Hill Housing Group to provide total electronic security solutions and maintenance across the social enterprise’s three office locations in London. In events news, Suprema has won the “Best Product” award for its BioEntry W fingerprint access control terminal at this year’s All-Over-IP Expo in Moscow. BioEntry W provides the benefits of an IP access control system with high-level security provided by fingerprint biometrics. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, 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 other corporate news, Tavcom has introduced two new e-learning courses which focus on Access Control and Intruder & Perimeter Alarms. Both courses are BTEC Level 3 certificated, with each course broken down into eight individual training modules.

In events news, the BSIA has reported an increase in demand for British-made technology among Asian buyers as IFSEC Southeast Asia commences in Kuala Lumpur. BSIA members showcasing their products at the exhibition from 3rd-5th September include GJD Manufacturing, Metham Aviation Design and TDSi. Over in the US, Agent Vi and Samsung Techwin will be exhibiting their new integrated systems at ASIS International. Under this new strategic partnership, Agent Vi’s embedded component can run simultaneously on up to 200 Samsung Techwin WiseNetIII cameras per single server. Finally, Sony will showcase its SNC-VB632D full HD IR bullet camera and 4K video security developments at Security Essen 2014. 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, Hangzhou city’s Safe City project has been upgraded by Dahua’s latest IP video surveillance solutions. There are 32 local police stations equipped with Dahua IP surveillance systems, collecting video from over 3,000 cameras installed at intersections, tunnels, metro entrances, school gates and other public locations. In corporate news, Samsung Techwin has appointed Jorge Gomez as Vice President of Business Development for Europe, Russia and CIS. Based at Samsung Techwin’s European Headquarters in Chertsey, UK, Jorge will direct and provide leadership for the company’s fast growing business development team.

In other corporate news, Allegion has appointed Jo Milne-Rowe as specification leader for door solutions. Jo’s appointment highlights the growing importance of the new build specification sector for Allegion. In events news, Avigilon Corporation Senior Sales Director Dean Brazenall will deliver a keynote address on effective crowd management at this year’s All-over-IP Expo 2014. Finally, LEGIC will showcase its latest near field communication (NFC) solutions at IFSEC 2014, which takes place next week in London. Read more security news…

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