In today’s weekly news round-up, our Expert Panel looks at the benefits and ways to improve security training among end users and integrators, emphasising how valuable training is to create competent and knowledgeable professionals. In part six of our video analytics series, Larry looks at how cost effective thermal cameras and video analytics are becoming suitable for non-military customers.

In application news, VIVOTEK has successfully installed their surveillance solutions at German Hypermarket EDEKA Voth. In events news, ASSA ABLOY is demonstrating its new mobile platform Seos at the Mobile World Congress, which closes today in Barcelona. Finally, 3xLOGIC has acquired the access control product lines of infinias Inc., subsequently aiming to offer a fully integrated scalable video and EAC cloud solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Read more security news…

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In today’s news round-up, Part 6 of our Video Analytics series looks at combining thermal cameras and video analytics, which in turn creates a more affordable robust system. In his latest Security Beat, Larry Anderson reflects on the highlights of The AMAG Symposium 2015 ,which centred its theme on the spirit of collaboration, emphasising the need to combine multiple technologies in a unified whole.

In events news, ASSA ABLOY is demonstrating its new mobile platform Seos at the Mobile World Congress, which opened on Monday in Barcelona. Also at the event, ImmerVision are launching their 360° optical and imaging technology, radically changing the industry for mobile users capturing experiences. Finally, VIVOTEK have successfully installed their surveillance solutions at German Hypermarket EDEKA Voth. Read more security news… 

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In today’s news round-up, breaking news hits the security industry as Canon has offered a record $2.8 billion to buy IP surveillance manufacturer Axis Communications, making this Canon’s biggest acquisition to date. In response to the public offer, Axis Communications’ Board of Directors has released a statement advising shareholders to accept the offer. Following Canon’s acquisition of Milestone in 2014, this deal could make Canon even more of a major player within the security industry.

This announcement is in keeping with Larry Anderson’s recent article on the potential investment opportunities available within the security industry. Axis Communications has also hinted at possible new product launches, in a recent Q&A sponsored by Memoori Research.

Elsewhere in the industry, VIVOTEK IP cameras are helping to secure Mongolia’s largest commercial bank, Khan Bank. A total of 675 VIVOTEK cameras have been installed across Khan Bank’s Mongolian network. Over in Ecuador, IP-based video surveillance technologies from Verint Systems have been deployed in the city of Guayaquil to expand on the city’s proactive Safe City initiative. Finally, WebWayOne has donated equipment to Tavcom Training’s Alarm Systems courses to help students gain practical experience in alarm handling. Read more security news….

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In today’s news round-up, in the run-up to Intersec Dubai 2015, Gallagher has announced its plans to preview its award winning extensive product portfolio, which includes its K20 Tensioner Link System and Z10 Tension Sensor perimeter security solutions. In corporate news, video surveillance technology expert Vlado Damjanovski has written a book about the concept of Dallmeier’s Panomera® multi-focal sensor technology and its advantages for installation, as well as aspects such as depth of field, picture quality, low light and dynamic range.

Over in Taiwan, VIVOTEK has been selected from amongst 1,155 products to be awarded with the 2015 “Taiwan Excellence Award”.  For more than two decades, the award has been widely regarded as the mark of quality products from Taiwan. Also in corporate news, Pro-Vision has recently signed an agreement to supply and support Videx Security’s Portal Plus access control range. Finally, Ezitracker has introduced plans to drive sales aimed at specialist security companies and facilities management providers that offer security services. Read more security news…

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In today’s weekly news round-up, Dahua Technology has collaborated with Banco do Brasil S.A., the largest Brazilian and Latin American bank, to install over 20,000 units of analogue cameras and 1,500 units of DVRs across Brazil. As we draw closer to the Intersec 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. Also in application news, Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management technology is helping Taminco USA to manage employee safety and to uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials. Over in Indonesia, 200 VIVOTEK surveillance cameras have been installed at Sido Muncul, the country’s leading producers of health drinks and products.

In France and around the world, questions about security have been raised in light of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris last week. 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. 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 news round-up, we start with product announcements for the upcoming Intersec 2015 exhibition. Hikvision will be at the show to reveal its new generation DS-7108NI-E1/V/W WiFi Router NVR, in an expansion of the company’s highly trusted Easy IP line-up. VIVOTEK will also be at Intersec to launch its AW-GEV-264A series, the world’s first L2 PoE Gigabit switches with IP surveillance management functions. Showcasing their enlarged range of tripod turnstiles will be Automatic Systems. Their TR 49x range of tripod turnstiles is an efficient and easy solution for the automation of secure entrance control.

In application news, Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management technology is helping Taminco USA to manage employee safety and to uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials. Finally, CriticalArc’s Safezone has been installed at the University of York to provide round-the-clock safety reassurance to students and staff, allowing security or first aid personnel to pinpoint the location where assistance is needed. 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 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 weekly news round-up, MOBOTIX Corp. has won a patent infringement lawsuit against e-Watch Inc. More inter partes review proceedings requested by MOBOTIX Corp. challenging e-Watch Inc.’s patents are pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In events news, Dahua Technology is introducing its HDCVI Gen II cameras at Security China 2014, which opened this week Beijing. The HDCVI Gen II camera features a high performance sensor and Dahua in-house chipset DH5000, which combines Image Signal Processor (ISP) and TX chipset. Also at Security China 2014, VIVOTEK is displaying its latest technologies at Hall E2 Booth No. E56, allowing visitors to have a first-hand experience of the latest surveillance systems.

In corporate news, DVTEL recently announced that it has named Jack Meltzer as Senior Director, Global A&E Program. Mr. Meltzer will help network architects, engineers and consultants to develop expertise with DVTEL’s intelligent, open video surveillance technologies and to specify projects that incorporate DVTEL solutions. Finally, Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln, Nebraska has revamped its security operations across all branches using Genetec Security Center, a unified security platform that blends video surveillance (Omnicast) and access control (Synergis). Read more security news…

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