In today’s news round-up, in light of the news of Canon’s $2.8 billion offer to buy Axis, our Expert Panel highlights some of the other surprising developments in the security industry over the last 12 months. Focusing on the social unrest within the European Union financial market, Jeremy Malies looks at how this has impacted the physical security budgets in the public sector. On the topic of drones, Vicki Contavespi highlights the recent incident that occurred at the White House involving the popular gadget.

In corporate news, ASSA ABLOY has offered educational premises a more affordable, efficient access control solutions in order to reduce energy costs. Finally, Amthal Fire & Security has introduced a new campaign offering guidance to schools on how to choose the right solutions to create safer environments. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly round-up, Neil Heller Vice President of Vigitron highlights the bandwidth limitations when switching networks, often viewed as transparent transmission products, in the latest instalment of his networking basics for security professionals series. In light of the pending transaction between Vanderbilt and Siemens, Larry Anderson looks at what steps Vanderbilt is taking to finalise the deal and the challenges involved. In another commentary piece, the topic of investment in the security industry becomes prevalent as the value of the security industry increases.

In corporate news, BSIA’s CCTV section chairman Simon Adcock has responded to the comments made by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter  about the effectiveness of CCTV cameras in England and Wales. In application news, Brickcom has successfully installed high quality IP video surveillance systems and cameras at TangCity hotel in Indonesia, providing 24 hour monitoring and emergency handling. Finally, SSAIB received the first certification body to gain UKAS British Standard 102000 for investigative services. Read more security news….

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In today’s news round-up, Cathexis will demonstrate its latest VMS integration on Canon’s stand at IFSEC 2013. Cathexis has integrated the new range of Canon Full HD IP cameras into its CatVision video management software suite. In corporate news, Oncam Grandeye has appointed Paul Such as Vice President of Sales for Europe and the Middle East (EMEA). Paul brings almost 20 years experience to the job, with a specialisation in high-growth sales across the security industry.

In other corporate news, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the Home Office’s appointment of Stephen Phipson as the new Director of Security Industry Engagement in its Office for Security and Counter Terrorism. Stephen will coordinate the interaction between the Government and the UK’s private security industry. In applications news, a state-of-the-art surveillance system from Axis Communications has been installed at a prestigious Hotel in London. The installation comprises several different types of high-specification Axis network cameras. Finally, ADT Fire & Security has been selected as security provider for the new Aberdeen Emergency Care Centre. Read more security news…

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In today’s new round-up, Winsted has won the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. Generally accepted as the UK’s most prestigious recognition of outstanding business performance, the Queens Awards are made in honour of the Queen’s birthday. In events news, DVTEL will showcase its video surveillance solutions at Expo Seguridad 2013. DVTEL’s Quasar video surveillance cameras and plug-and-play Meridian NVR will also be on display at the event, which opens today in Mexico.

In other events news, this week’s Cards & Payments Asia 2013 will highlight the growth of mobile and contactless technology. More than 100 industry leaders will address conference attendees on the most pressing issues, challenges and opportunities in the banking industry. Over in Monaco, COMPRION has won the Best Testing Solution category at WIMA NFC MONACO 2013. The competition is designed to bring to the forefront the latest innovative applications, solutions and hardware through multi-track vertical categories. Finally, FST21 has opened a new office in Brazil. Based in São Paulo, the office is staffed by eight administrative, sales and technical personnel who will serve FST21′s growing customer base in South America. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Geutebruck France has recently opened its fourth office. Situated in Bordeaux, the new premises provides sales and technical support to the South West of France. The office will be headed by Arnaud Tacchini, who has recently joined the company. In events news, ASSA ABLOY will showcase its Aperio wireless locking technology range at IFSEC 2013, with the full Aperio product range being on display at the ASSA ABLOY stand.

In other events news, The Women’s Security Council (WSC) has granted Axis Communications’ Vice President of Global Sales its Woman of the Year Award 2013 in the manufacturer category. The WSC award honours the top female professionals in the physical security industry in a variety of categories. The winners were presented at this year’s ISC West. In corporate news, Dallmeier has received Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification. Certification as an Authorised Economic Operator identifies Dallmeier as a reliable and trustworthy organisation in international commerce. Finally, Honeywell Building Solutions has secured a three year contract to maintain business critical systems at Raithwaite Hall Country Retreat. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, CNL Software’s IPSecurityCenter has been deployed to help protect a multi-billion dollar port organisation. During an emergency, the Command Center is able to give selective remote access to video surveillance for the city’s Emergency Management team. In events news, Secutech 2013, which opens on the 24th of April, will include over 510 security exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. Highlights of this year’s show will include the Access Control pavilion, where exhibitors will display products such as access control for parking and gates, as well as smart home equipment.

In other events news, NICE Systems will feature enhancements to its integrated product portfolio at ISC West 2013, which opens tomorrow in Las Vegas. Bold Communications will feature its Gemini monitoring platform at IFSEC 2013, which will be held in Birmingham from the 13th-16th of May. Finally, Synectics will provide live solution and integration demonstrations at AUCSO 2013. They will also present the benefits of Synergy, a security management platform. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, SALTO Systems will launch its new product catalogue at IFSEC 2013. The latest versions of the SALTO GEO cylinder and XS4 electronic escutcheon are among the products featured in SALTO’s new catalogue. In applications news, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless locking solution has been selected to secure i2 Office locations across the UK. A selection of over 200 E100 escutcheons and C100 cylinder platforms have been fitted to date, with every i2 Office building across the UK anticipated to change to Aperio access control.

In other application news, Quadrant’s CCTV innovation is helping to secure Great Yarmouth town centre. The project is being managed by the Community Safety Company Ltd., which is responsible for the town’s CCTV strategy. In corporate news, Sukhi Ghuman, founder and CEO of Octavian Security, has won the Excellence in Customer Service category at the Asian Achievers Awards 2013. Organised by the Indo British Business Forum, the awards recognise eminent government and business sector leaders. Finally, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the release of a new report entitled “Roads to Success: SME Exports” which has been published by the House of Lords Select Committee. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, HID has launched its enhanced FARGO HDP5000 Printer/Encoder at CARTES Asia 2013, which closed on 28th March. The enhanced HDP5000 now includes an expanded feature set, including increased card throughput speeds for higher productivity. In other events news, SALTO Systems’ new locking solution, Clay, will make its world debut at IFSEC 2013. Clay utilises the versatility of the cloud, giving users the ability to control building access remotely and manage it in real-time via any device with an internet connection.

In corporate news, Milestone Systems has appointed Sunny Kong as Director of Sales in Asia. Sunny has more than 19 years experience as a manager of sales, business development, products and support. In application news, Hikvision’s video surveillance solution has been installed at New Delhi University in India as part of a project to improve student safety and reduce instances of theft. Finally, Sony recently announced that it has expanded its UK distribution channel through a new agreement with leading IP video security supplier, CCTV Center. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, ASSA ABLOY has installed security doors at London’s Canary Wharf. The 700 steel doors are fire, acoustic and blast rated. In events news, last week’s Secutech India 2013 attracted 130 security and fire security industry suppliers.

In corporate news, Winsted has promoted Jonathan Oseland as Assistant Manager to support expanding operations across Europe and the Middle East. Over in Spain, Cassidian is participating in the ATLANTE programme, launched by the Spanish Centre for Industrial Technological Development. Finally, Synectics has further expanded its sales team in response to increased demand for its surveillance solutions. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Cassidian has deployed an island-wide TETRA network in Taiwan for the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (ROC). In corporate news, Pyronix Chairman and CEO, Julie Kenny, has been named the most influential woman in the security industry. Multitone has appointed Clive McGovern as a new Board Director. Clive joins the board with a 20 year history of high-tech digital electronic sales.

In other corporate news, Nedap will provide an insight on migration to smart cards at HECSA’s Conference and Exhibition on smart card and HFC technology, which takes place in March. In events news, ADATA Technology will showcase its memory solutions at this week’s Embedded World 2013, which takes place in Nuremberg, Germany. Read more security news…

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