In today’s news round-up, Dahua has won the IP Camera Excellence Award at this year’s Secutech 2013The DH-IPC-HF5200 full HD network camera was voted for having the best performance by a number of senior industrial media editors, professional technical experts and system installers. In application news, Xtralis and SECONTEC have partnered to install Xtralis’ intruder solutions at Volkswagen and Audi dealership car lots in Germany. The ADPRO FastTrace by Xtralis provides remote visual verification with bi-directional audio and appropriate alarm handling.

In corporate news, CNL Software has announced a partnership with Condortech Services, as part of its CNL Software Channel Alliance Program (CAP). Over in Spain, ADI-FAD has named Fermax’s Smile, a hands-free intercom monitor, as one of the best products of the year. Smile has been awarded the “Delta Selection 2013″, due to its quality of design, high-performance and user-friendly design. Finally, a recent report by IMS Research has predicted that the market for electronic security equipment for city surveillance will double in size from 2012 to 2017. By 2017, wireless infrastructure and CCTV and video surveillance equipment will amount to just over $3.2 billion, up from $1.4 billion in 2012. Read more security news…