In today’s news round-up, IDIS has announced the appointment of Billy Hopkins to the role of Regional Sales Manager. Billy will manage distribution sales in South East England to meet increased demand for next generation DirectIP™ high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Also in corporate news, PSA Security Network recently announced a new vendor partnership with Alertus Technologies. The Alertus Notification System provides “one-touch” instant command and control of all enterprise alerting modalities throughout large area, high-occupancy facilities.

Over in Brazil, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire lock company Silvana and steel fire door company Metalika. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group’s footprint in Brazil. Also recently merged are Tyco International Ltd. and Tyco International plc, a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland. As a result of the merger, each shareholder of Tyco International Ltd. received one share of Tyco International plc for each share of Tyco International Ltd. held immediately prior to the merger. Finally, in events news, OPTEX will be exhibiting its complete detection and access control solutions at the upcoming Transport Security Expo next week. OPTEX Managing Director Ricky Miwa says these new developments show that the company is constantly investing in research and development for sensing technology in order to support its transportation customer’s projects. Read more security news…


On today’s news round-up, Bosch Security Systems has introduced the Modular Alarm Platform 5000 Certified Partner Concept to further increase reseller and end-customer satisfaction. In application news, transmission solutions manufacturer AMG has announced that they have supplied their 3700 series transmission solution for the new integrated security & surveillance solution at the OMIFCO fertiliser plant in Oman. Over in London, the JANUS access control system from Grosvenor Technology has been protecting Broadgate, one of London’s premier business communities, for the last 15 years.

In events news, Optex will be showcasing its intrusion detection and perimeter protection capabilities at Counter Terror Expo, which will take place next week in London. Over in Poland, Tyco Security Product brands CEM Systems and Visonic will be showcasing their leading security solutions at Securex 2012, also scheduled for next week. Read more security news…


On today’s weekly round-up, Tyco Security Products will be presenting a full line of access control, intrusion & video surveillance solutions at Intersec Expo 2012, Dubai, held from the 15th until the 17th of January at the Dubai International Convention Exhibition Centre. Also in corporate news, Ms Thandi St Leger has joined AMG’s International Business Development team with the view to expand their market share and increase focus in specific market verticals. Over in Canada, Infinova has acquired March Networks as an intelligent IP video solutions provider.

In events news, Olympic security has formed the main theme of the inaugural Business Crime Conference. The event was organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) in partnership with Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and Thames Valley Police forces, and in conjunction with the Federation of Small Businesses. In application news, a Swedish self-storage company has deployed QNAP’s powerful and open network storage. It plans to add more QNAP VioStor NVRs along with VIVOTEK fisheye cameras at new sites in planning and will expand beyond Sweden. Read more security news…


On today’s news round-up, Gallagher’s Command Centre v7.00 will be available to view at the Security Expo 2011. The software allows operators to create or adjust screen layouts in minutes with previews updating as they work. Looking forward to the Defence & Security Equipment International exhibition, which will take place at ExCeL London from the 13th to the 16th of September, Wavestore will display a new mobile DVR. Over in Thailand, MESSOA will be participating in Milestone’s MIPS Asia 2011, an innovative educational and networking event for the IP video surveillance and integration partners. The symposium is designed to share and exchange ideas about new business opportunities that Milestone’s Open Platform will provide and demonstrate how Milestone and MESSOA can better serve clients in the future.

In application news, the City of Plano, Texas has chosen the VidSys Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software to power the City’s new centralised security and safety platforms. CEM Systems has also announced that the CEM AC2000 Lite security management system, which offers applications like time and attendance reporting and visitor management, has been chosen to secure the Debt Management Office in Nigeria. Read more security news…



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