Surveillance & Security News for December 2018

Qognify Acquires On-net Surveillance Systems And SeeTec GmbH To Expand Global Network

Qognify - the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for Physical Security and Enterprise Incident Management - announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) and the OnSSI company - SeeTec GmbH. In bringing these award-winning technology solution portfolios together under one roof - including Qognify VisionHub, OnSSI Ocularis and SeeTec Cayuga - Qognify becomes one of the largest VMS, Video Analytics, PSIM and critical inciden...

Balancing The Scales: How Open Options Acquisition Complements New Owner ACRE

Open Options, based in Addison, Texas, provides a truly open access control architecture that will strengthen the ACRE portfolio and increase the breadth of solutions offered by the global provider of security systems. The acquisition of Open Options is also an opportunity for ACRE to focus on growth opportunities in North America and “balance the scales a bit,” says Joe Grillo, CEO of ACRE, which significantly grew its reach in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the acquisiti...

Maxxess To Showcase Enhanced People Management And Hospitality Access Solutions At Intersec 2019

Maxxess will be at Intersec 2019 showcasing its latest advances in corporate risk reduction, improved people management and smarter hospitality access solutions - including new releases in its popular eFusion and Ambit solutions. The latest version of the VisitorPoint module within the eFusion security management platform will be showcased, offering a host of new streamlined functions for efficient people and visitor management. Harnessing current advances in cloud computing and mobile communic...

Zepcam Supplies Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) To Police Forces All Over The World To Fight Crime And Terror

More and more police forces in the EU are getting equipped with bodycams. Recently the State Police of Niedersachsen in Germany, the Police of Mechelen in Belgium and the Police in the Czech Republic have signed contracts for the supply of bodycams by Dutch company Zepcam. Body Worn Video (BWV) And Body Worn Cameras (BWC) Body worn video (BWV) and body worn camera’s (BWC) improve the safety of law enforcement officers Body worn video (BWV) and body worn camera’s (BWC) improve the s...

Lodge Security Acquires Ladbroke Security Services To Provide Enhanced Asset Management Solutions

Lodge Security acquires Ladbroke Security Services, which has 120 staff and sales of £2.25 million. The company was founded in 1990 by the retailer Chinacraft to protect its assets and has expanded its services to include 30 independent customers. Operating primarily in London and the Southeast, Ladbroke provides managed security services that include 24-hour concierge, front of house reception, guarding, remote video and CCTV monitoring, key-holding and patrol services. Lodge Security is...

STANLEY Security Safeguards Wraps & Tints’ By Installing An Intruder Alarm System

STANLEY Security, one of the most trusted names in the world of security, has installed an intruder alarm system at Wraps & Tints’ new premises, which houses high value vehicles. The system not only protects the contents but also meets the insurance company’s needs, keeping everyone happy! Based in Leyland, Lancashire, Wraps & Tints is the North West’s Paint Protection Film, Vehicle Wrapping and Window Tinting installers. The company has gone from strength to strength...

ASSA ABLOY Acquires Exidor To Offer Innovative Range Of Products For Customers

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Exidor Ltd from Chamberlin Plc. Exidor is a long established manufacturer of panic and emergency exit hardware in the UK. ASSA ABLOY is an international group with around 47,000 employees and sales close to £6.4 billion. In the UK, ASSA ABLOY is best known for the Yale and UNION brands and has its Head Office and main manufacturing centre in Willenhall.  Innovative Product Range Given the strong commercial synergies between Exidor and ASSA ABLOY Opening Solu...

Hikvision USA Helps Raise Financial Aid To Help Family Rebuild Their Home Destroyed In Hurricane Maria

Employees from Hikvision USA Inc., global provider of security hardware equipment and software solutions, raised funds and helped a family make much-needed repairs to their home as part of a Mission 500 security industry service project. Raising Funds For Hurricane Victims Hikvision raised US$ 2,790 for the project, and three Hikvision employees joined 18 other security industry professionals on the November service trip to Ponce, Puerto Rico. For three days, the group worked alongside family...

Bird Home Automation Group Launches DoorBird D2101IKH IP Video Door Intercom

Berlin-based manufacturer Bird Home Automation Group expands its line of IP video door intercoms with the new DoorBird D2101IKH. This new model is equipped with an info panel and an integrated keypad for access control PIN codes. Further components of this powerful door intercom and access control solution include a wide-angle camera, RFID reader, one call button and two-way audio system. Backlit Info Panel The DoorBird D2101IKH IP video door intercom is weatherproof and made of stainless stee...

NEC Welcomes Industry Collaboration And Discussion On The Future Of Facial Recognition Technology

As a provider of facial recognition and other biometric, as well as information and communications technologies, NEC Corporation welcomes greater industry collaboration and effective discussion for the future of facial recognition technology and business. As a point of background, NEC produces face, iris, fingerprint, palm print, finger vein, voice and ear acoustic recognition technologies, and has over 700 biometric recognition installations in over 70 countries around the world. In recent wee...

ACRE Strengthens Access Control Product Portfolio By Acquiring Texas-based Access Control Solutions Firm, Open Options

ACRE, global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Open Options based in Addison, Texas. Strategic Acquisition Of ComNet And ACT This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio. This is the latest M&A activity since ACRE completed the acquisitions of ComNet (Danbury, Conn.) and Access Control Technologies “ACT” (D...

SeeTec Launches New Version Of Video Management Applications SeeTec Cayuga And SeeTec BVI

SeeTec, provider of video management software solutions in Europe, launches the second release of its products in 2018. The recent version R13 of the video management software SeeTec Cayuga comes with a new interface to unleash the software’s full potential in integrated security ecosystems, generating significant added value for corporate and enterprise customers. SeeTec BVI, the customisable video solution to support business processes, undergoes a paradigm shift towards real-time operat...