Surveillance & Security News for November 2014

Today’s CCTV Systems: Would George Orwell Approve?

Orwell’s 1984 depicts a post-apocalyptic dystopia in which camera surveillance is used to oppress the individual The phrase “Big Brother” has been in our vocabulary for eight decades now. Its use is linked exclusively with negative images of a surveillance state (and, of course, a bad reality television show). But would George Orwell, a non-religious democrat, be happy with the way the anti-CCTV lobby has appropriated the phrase? The fact is, Orwell would app...

IDIS Appoints Billy Hopkins As Regional Sales Manager

Billy brings over ten years' experience from across the security buying chain IDIS has announced the appointment of Billy Hopkins to the role of Regional Sales Manager based out of the IDIS European headquarters in Brentford, London. Billy will manage distribution sales in South East England to meet increased demand for next generation DirectIP™ high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Taking responsibility for leveraging and nurturing new and existing distributi...

PSA Security Network Announces New Vendor Partnership With Alertus Technologies

Alertus has been engineering netcentric emergency alert systems for universities and colleges PSA Security Network recently announced a new vendor partnership with Alertus Technologies. Alertus leads the industry in unified facility notification and has been engineering netcentric emergency alert systems for universities and colleges, K–12 schools, corporations, industrial sites, medical centers, the Department of Defense, and other government organizations for more than...

ASSA ABLOY Acquires Silvana And Metalika In Brazil

Silvana and Metalika represent the Group’s first major acquisitions in the large Brazilian market ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Silvana, a leading lock company, and has acquired Metalika, a leading steel fire door company, both located in Brazil. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group’s footprint in Brazil. "I am very pleased that Silvana and Metalika are joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. Silvana and Metalika represent the Group’s firs...

Tyco International Ltd Announces Merger With Subsidiary Tyco International Plc

Tyco also announced its new global headquarters is the same as its global business services center in Cork Tyco International plc recently announced the completion of the merger between Tyco International Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiary, 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 i...

OPTEX To Demonstrate Complete Detection And Access Control Solutions At Transport Security Expo 2014

The OPTEX products include thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas OPTEXwill be exhibiting complete detection and access control solutions tailored for the transportation sector. This includes high security intrusion detection systems for perimeter protection; access control, directional analysis and thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas; and obstacle/people detection for railroad safety applications. Intrusion detection is param...

BORDERPOL Appoints Ms. Janice Kephart As Director Of The Americas Program

Ms. Kephart is a border and ID security expert who served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission BORDERPOL is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Janice Kephart as the Director of the Americas Program. Ms. Kephart brings her extensive experience in border security systems and her international credibility to BORDERPOL. Ms. Kephart is a border and ID security expert who served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission and was a key author of the Staff Monograph, 9/11 and Terrorist Tr...

US: Pelco Announces Availability Of Latest Esprit Series In Full 1080p High Definition

Pelco by Schneider Electric recently announced that its industry-leading Esprit® Series integrated positioning system is now available in full 1080p high-definition (HD) with the new Esprit HD Series. The Esprit HD Positioning System provides users with crystal-clear, live streaming of images through a standard web browser, a Pelco VMS or integration to other video systems via an API or ONVIF S to deliver on the industry’s need for excellent performance and image quality in all setting...

U.S. Security Associates Ranks Among the Global Elite" Training And Development Programs

This is the ninth consecutive year the security company has been selected as one of the 125 leading training organizations Training magazine ranks U.S. Security Associates among “the global elite” in employer-sponsored training and development programs. On November 18, Training magazine announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125. This is the ninth consecutive year the security company has been selected as one of the 125 leading training organizatio...

Milestone Announces Extended Availability Of Husky Series Of Network Video Recorder Appliances In Latin America

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), announces extended availability for the Milestone Husky Series of network video recorder (NVR) appliances in Latin America. These NVR appliances are pre-installed with globally leading Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS). The Milestone Husky Series of NVRs has already been introduced in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The entire line of models is now available in all of the Americas, and will b...

Fluidmesh launches new POINT-TO-POINT KIT

Fluidmesh Networks, a worldwide leader in wireless systems for security, industrial, and mission-critical applications, is pleased to announce the introduction of its 5.1-5.8 GHZ POINT-TO-POINT KIT. Complete with two radios, two mounting brackets and two Power over Ethernet (PoE) injectors, the Fluidmesh PONTE-50 is designed to quickly and cost-effectively create simple wireless links. It provides up to 50 Mbps of real throughput up to two miles in Line of Sight (LOS). The radios operate on the...

Bringing Consumer Appeal to Home Security

The residential intrusion alarm market in the Americas is expected to grow by 9.5% in 2015 Interactive makes services more relevant With behemoths such as AT&T Digital Life, Comcast Xfinity and now Google promoting interactive services, the traditional security industry has become the default beneficiary of deep-pocket competitors who dole out big bucks to advertise their solutions. Whether or not this competitive caterwauling in television, print and social media will...

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