from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/iraq.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2015 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Universal Protection Service acquires Guardsmarkhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9768-ga-co-9321-ga.18294.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9768-ga-co-9321-ga.18294.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The combination of Guardsmark and Universal establishes the largest U.S.-owned security services company</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Universal Protection Service, a division of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/universal-services-of-america.html" class="blue_bold">Universal Services of America</a> and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and Partners Group, announced recently that it has acquired <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/guardsmark.html"...NICE Systems’ Physical Security business acquired by Battery Ventureshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9744-ga.18293.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9744-ga.18293.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>NICE&rsquo;s Physical Security business unit provides video surveillance technologies to security-aware organisations</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/nice-systems-inc-security-sector.html" class="blue_bold">NICE Systems</a> has entered into an agreement to sell its Physical Security business unit to Battery Ventures, a technology investment firm, for a total consideration of up to $100 million, comprising of $85 million in cash and up to additional $15 million...Saudi Safety & Security international exhibition and forum to return in 2016http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8018-ga-co-12941-ga-co-353-ga-co-13234-ga-co-13233-ga.18292.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8018-ga-co-12941-ga-co-353-ga-co-13234-ga-co-13233-ga.18292.htmlEvents NewsWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The 2016 event will focus more on industrial security, associated with safety and security protection of industrial facilities and assets</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Saudi Arabia&rsquo;s leading security, fire and safety workshop and exhibition will return in 2016. The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/saudi-safety-and-security-2016.html" class="blue_bold">Saudi Safety &amp; Security Forum and Exhibition 2016</a> will be taking place...OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.0 and C2P integration enhances security systemshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-9011-ga-co-3252-ga-co-2673-ga-co-2005-ga-co-10219-ga-co-13231-ga-co-7994-ga-co-827-ga-co-10851-ga-co-2851-ga-co-2871-ga-co-6100-ga-co-994-ga-co-2910-ga-co-13232-ga-co-2345-ga-co-12143-ga-co-2784-ga-co-10885-ga-co-2878-ga-co-6799-ga-co-3079-ga.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-9011-ga-co-3252-ga-co-2673-ga-co-2005-ga-co-10219-ga-co-13231-ga-co-7994-ga-co-827-ga-co-10851-ga-co-2851-ga-co-2871-ga-co-6100-ga-co-994-ga-co-2910-ga-co-13232-ga-co-2345-ga-co-12143-ga-co-2784-ga-co-10885-ga-co-2878-ga-co-6799-ga-co-3079-ga.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>On the heels of the release of Ocularis 5.0, OnSSI has now announced the introduction of several new technology integrations for its recently released VMS with C2P&rsquo;s software solution. Ocularis 5.0, which is based on a new recorder, maximises HDD storage effectiveness with dynamic data management for automatic storage load balancing, End-to-End 256 bit AES Encryption and edge recording support. The newly certified integrations with Ocularis 5.0, provide security professionals with valuable situational information across a wide range of applications including banking, access control, asset tracking, license plate recognition and point-of-sale.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;The correlation of video and data creates an extremely effective and intelligent security solution,&rdquo;</em> said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI. <em>&ldquo;Ocularis&rsquo; open architecture not only makes this integration possible, it results in a powerful tool that meets a variety of demanding...Pulse Secure, access and mobile security solutions leader, signs distribution agreement with Arrow in Europehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-13230-ga-co-13048-ga.18290.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-13230-ga-co-13048-ga.18290.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Under the agreement, Arrow will market and distribute Pulse Secure&rsquo;s full line of SSL VPN and Mobile Security solutions</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/pulse-secure-llc.html" class="blue_bold">Pulse Secure</a>, a leader in access and mobile security solutions to enterprise and service providers, and <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/arrow-electronics-uk.html" class="blue_bold">Arrow</a> in Europe have signed a...Tyco lawsuit pending; warehouse security systems loopholes allegedly exploitedhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5961-ga-co-10181-ga.18286.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5961-ga-co-10181-ga.18286.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 299px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><em><strong></strong></em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><em><strong>A civil trial against <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/tyco-integrated-security.html" class="blue_bold">Tyco Integrated Security</a> was adjourned by a federal judge on July 14 and is now rescheduled for October 19. The lawsuit arose out of the burglary of a pharmaceutical warehouse in Enfield, Conn., owned by Eli Lilly. Eli Lilly&rsquo;s insurance company, National Union Fire Insurance Company claims that Tyco failed to protect confidential details of the warehouse...MorphoTrak face recognition and identification vendor traininghttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10849-ga-co-11321-ga.18284.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10849-ga-co-11321-ga.18284.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Dr. Nicole Spaun, Principal Facial Biometric Expert for MorphoTrak, will lead the training in face comparison</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/morphotrak.html" class="blue_bold">MorphoTrak</a>, a U.S. subsidiary of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/morpho.html" class="blue_bold">Morpho</a> (Safran), announced recently that it will offer vendor-independent training* in face comparison, filling an acknowledged gap in the field of...GJD to exhibit D-TECT Dual Anti-Masking detector at ADI Belgium expohttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-755-ga.18282.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-755-ga.18282.htmlEvents NewsTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>The D-TECT Dual Anti-Masking is suitable for a wide range of applications including intruder monitoring, CCTV surveillance<br /></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/gjd-ltd.html" class="blue_bold">GJD</a>, a leading British manufacturer and designer of professional external detector equipment, as well as Infra-Red and White-Light LED Illuminators has just announced that they will be exhibiting on stand 27 at the ADI Belgium expo. The event will take place at De Hoorn on the 23rd September 2015.</p> <p><strong>Free prize...Verint Systems upgrades video analytics & situational awareness platform for enhanced user experiencehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1753-ga-npr.18281.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1753-ga-npr.18281.htmlNew Product ReleasesTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Verint&reg; Systems Inc., recently introduced a series of enhancements to its situational awareness and video analytics solutions. These advancements are designed to further the end user experience and maximise visibility into an organisation&rsquo;s security operations.</p> <p><strong>Verint Situational Awareness platform upgrade</strong></p> <p>The upgraded Verint Situational Awareness&trade; platform incorporates enhanced visualisation and actionable intelligence capabilities to help security personnel achieve higher levels of security, compliance and risk reduction. Verint Situational Awareness is an open, unified software solution that helps enhance industry-standard workflows and supports operators in responding to both routine and emergency events. The system combines and analyses device relations, location data, integration, user management and data retention to drive functionality&mdash;unifying a wide range of sensors and systems into a centralised, intuitive security...ASUSTOR's Surveillance Center to 2.3 upgradedhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10420-ga-npr.18280.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10420-ga-npr.18280.htmlNew Product ReleasesTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that Surveillance Center has officially upgraded to version 2.3. All ASUSTOR NAS users with surveillance needs are welcome to download and experience this new version firsthand.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;With the growing global demand for IP surveillance solutions, we are very excited to be launching Surveillance Center 2.3 to meet these demands,&rdquo;</em> said James Su, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. <em>&ldquo;This new version of Surveillance Center increases system stability and automates more functions than ever before. We are sure it will delight all our users across the world.&rdquo; </em></p> <p><strong>For professional surveillance setups</strong></p> <p>Surveillance Center 2.3 includes even more powerful functions for professional surveillance setups. Highly flexible automated event action rules allow administrators to customise alarm handling rules. When an event occurs, the system can...Luis Valdovinos, Protection 1 Commercial District Sales Manager For Albuquerquehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10787-ga.18279.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10787-ga.18279.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Valdovinos will be responsible for overseeing and improving the commercial sales force</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/protection-1.html" class="blue_bold">Protection 1</a>, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., recently announced that it has promoted Luis Valdovinos to commercial district sales manager for the Albuquerque area. Valdovinos, who joined Protection 1 five months ago as a commercial sales consultant, will report to General Manager...OffSite Vision with Mark Chait to expand security solution offerings in government sectorhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-13033-ga.18278.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-13033-ga.18278.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/offsite-vision-holdings.html" class="blue_bold"></a> <table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>OSVH&rsquo;s main focus is to continue delivering unique security monitoring solutions to the government</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/offsite-vision-holdings.html" class="blue_bold"><span class="blue_bold">OffSite Vision Holdings</span></a>, Inc. (OSVH), specialists in real-time security and safety solutions, recently announced that the company is continuing to expand its presence in the government sector by partnering with - Mark Chait, President of Sabre...Victor Milani, CBC AMERICAS’ new Executive Vice Presidenthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6149-ga-co-458-ga-co-724-ga.18277.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6149-ga-co-458-ga-co-724-ga.18277.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Milani will direct sales and marketing for the North, Central and South America</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/cbc-america-corp.html" class="blue_bold">CBC AMERICAS Corp.</a>, a premier manufacturer of intelligent video surveillance systems announces a key executive promotion in the wake of continued growth and success in the Imaging Technology Division.</p> <p>Victor Milani, former Vice President, Corporate Strategy, has been promoted to Executive Vice President.</p> <p>Milani...Skillweb’s new MySmartTask app for remote security workforce managementhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12059-ga-npr.18276.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12059-ga-npr.18276.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Skillweb has launched a support and messaging app which enables security businesses to better communicate and engage with their remotely-based staff, while at the same time streamline administrative and control room procedures. MySmartTask is a downloadable app, suitable for the workforce&rsquo;s personal smartphones, which enables security officers to quickly view their latest rosters and confirm availability for work shifts, dramatically reducing the number of calls required to finalise schedules by up to 75 per cent.</p> <p><strong>Operates alongside SmartTask solution</strong></p> <p>MySmartTask operates alongside the existing SmartTask employee scheduling and remote workforce management solution. This means when rosters are created a breakdown of work planned can now be sent directly to staff via the app at the touch of a button. Employees will then have the option to accept or decline shifts with a single tap, simplifying the roster confirmation process and removing the...Ward Security security officers for Battle of Britain memorial eventhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10392-ga.18275.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10392-ga.18275.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>Ward supplied a team of 16 operatives when the Queen opened The Wing visitor centre at the National Memorial to the few</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/ward-security.html" class="blue_bold">Ward Security</a> has provided 20 officers to help ensure security at a memorial day to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which took place at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent. At the event, HRH Prince Michael of...Abbey Grey Security appoints Steve Norris, former Conservative party VC, as Chairmanhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6064-ga-co-13224-ga.18274.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6064-ga-co-13224-ga.18274.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Steve&rsquo;s appointment comes just as the company announces its first international contract, guarding Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>London-based security firm, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/abbey-grey-security-group.html" class="blue_bold">Abbey Grey Security Group</a> has appointed businessman and former Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party Steve Norris as Chairman.</p> <p>Founded by CEO Derek Horne and Operations...Securitas to manage National Gallery security staff serviceshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-7962-ga.18272.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-7962-ga.18272.htmlApplications NewsMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Securitas will also manage some visitor facing services for the Gallery</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The National Gallery has appointed <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/securitas-security-services-ltd.html" class="blue_bold">Securitas</a> as its partner to manage some visitor facing and security staff services.</p> <p>This is part of its commitment to modernisation and a move that will enable the gallery to operate with greater flexibility, allowing it to provide an even better service to its more...WavestoreUSA NS1 video storage and management server for security dealer markethttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10112-ga-npr.18269.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10112-ga-npr.18269.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>WavestoreUSA, a world class innovator in open platform digital Video Storage and Management Systems, announces the new release of the NS1 Video Storage and Management Server, a revolutionary new product geared specifically to the Commercial and Residential Security Dealer market. The highly reliable NS1 delivers quality video performance enhancements, along with security integration capabilities and optimisations for video analytics and management in a very low cost, extremely easy to use and ultra-compact digital video recording device.</p> <p><strong>Integration with leading video camera models</strong></p> <p>The perfect solution for either on-premise, mobile or perimeter video surveillance and monitoring applications, the easy to install and operate NS1 Server, supports up to 16 IP cameras with a choice of H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4, and MJPEG compression, and provides 2 TB of recording storage. Audio recording is also supported.</p> <p>The NS1 Servers come preloaded with the...School security & safety best practices: Designing physical security frameworkhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3019-ga.18255.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3019-ga.18255.htmlExpert CommentaryMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 299px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><em><strong><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/school-security.html" class="blue_bold">School security</a> has increasingly become an area of focus among school boards and municipalities. Officials are constantly seeking to implement or improve security and safety policies, procedures and technologies to offer the highest level of protection for students, staff and visitors. Every second counts in an emergency or crisis, making it imperative that schools have policies and procedures in place that make it possible to lock down buildings instantly...All-over-IP Expo 2015: Conference topics correspond to fastest growing markets in Russiahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6163-ga-co-10674-ga-co-1151-ga.18273.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6163-ga-co-10674-ga-co-1151-ga.18273.htmlEvents NewsSat, 01 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Trending topics will be explored within Identity Management and Access Control; Smart Cities; Intelligent Video 2.0/Machine Vision; Intelligent Video 2.0</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>New topics for <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/all-over-ip-expo-2015.html" class="blue_bold">All-over-IP Expo 2015</a> correspond to the fastest growing markets in Russia for 2015&ndash;2016. Vendors who are focused on advanced identity management, access control,...