from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/malawi.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT Air crash in French Alps raises access control questionshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/16967.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/16967.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 311px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The questions surrounding Germanwings Airbus A320 air crash also deal with access control and lone worker protection topics</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Questions surrounding the Germanwings Airbus A320 air crash centre not just on mental health, but on a topic we deal with daily &ndash; <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/product-categories/access-control.html" class="blue_bold">access control</a>. According to the flight recorder, the co-pilot of the doomed aircraft locked himself alone in the cockpit and deliberately slammed...ISC West combines the familiar with the unexpectedhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10191-ga-co-8173-ga-co-7919-ga-co-3292-ga-co-1508-ga-sb.16964.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10191-ga-co-8173-ga-co-7919-ga-co-3292-ga-co-1508-ga-sb.16964.htmlSecurity BeatFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>For attendees at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/isc-west-2015.html" class="blue_bold">ISC West</a> in Las Vegas, the show each year brings together elements that are comfortably familiar with elements that are brand new, even unexpected. The U.S. security marketplace&rsquo;s largest yearly gathering is an unrivalled forum for new product introductions, and the exhibition sets the stage for much that happens in the market throughout the rest of the year.</p> <p>The ISC West exhibit hall at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas will be open April 15-17, and education sessions will be April 14-16. Each year, ISC West hosts more than 1,000 international and domestic security product <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/search-results/company-search/t.manufacturers.html" class="blue_bold">manufacturer</a> companies and more than 26,000 security professionals. The event is sponsored by the <a...Hikvision opens local product Experience Center in Pakistanhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10946-ga-co-3425-ga.16961.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10946-ga-co-3425-ga.16961.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 27 Mar 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 Experience Center to provide the valued customers an opportunity to lively view the product offerings from Hikvision</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/hikvision.html" class="blue_bold">Hikvision</a>, the global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has recently set up a local product Experience Center at Karachi, Pakistan. Presented by <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/digital-links.html" class="blue_bold">Digital Links</a> &ndash; the...ISC West 2015: Cognitec FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 camera to be showcasedhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4970-ga-co-2232-ga-co-3194-ga.16960.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4970-ga-co-2232-ga-co-3194-ga.16960.htmlEvents NewsFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 228px; height: 294px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p class="Default"><strong>The camera provides optimal image quality for real-time face recognition even under challenging conditions</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="Default"><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/cognitec-systems-gmbh.html" class="blue_bold">Cognitec</a> now offers a highly specialised IP video camera with built-in face detection and tracking technology as a component of its FaceVACS-VideoScan product. The FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 camera provides optimal image...Protection & Management 2015: Sir Ranulph Fiennes confirmed for Inspirational Speaker Serieshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10347-ga.16957.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10347-ga.16957.htmlEvents NewsFri, 27 Mar 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>Sir Ranulph Fiennes will touch on how the ability to perform under extreme pressure determines success</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE has recently been revealed as the second high-profile speaker confirmed for the Inspirational Speaker Series at this year&rsquo;s Protection &amp; Management Series; he will take to the stage on Wednesday 17th June at 2.30pm at ExCeL London.</p> <p><span style="color: #777777; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal;...Lorne Terry joins Hikvision Canada as Sales Directorhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12558-ga.16953.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12558-ga.16953.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 27 Mar 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>Terry will help expand the scope of newly launched Hikvision Canada <br /></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/hikvision-usa-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Hikvision</a>&reg;, the world&rsquo;s leading manufacturer of award-winning, innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is proud to announce that Lorne Terry has joined the company as sales director for Hikvision Canada Inc. With over twenty years of experience and a distinguished history of driving revenue growth in North America, Mr....Addressing the unique security challenges of primary/secondary schoolshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3123-ga-co-11504-ga-co-9380-ga-co-3108-ga-co-2173-ga-co-855-ga-co-6100-ga.16951.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3123-ga-co-11504-ga-co-9380-ga-co-3108-ga-co-2173-ga-co-855-ga-co-6100-ga.16951.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Schools are unlike commercial buildings or other facilities in several ways, and the differences impact how they should be secured. For one thing, the inhabitants are mainly children and won&rsquo;t carry card credentials. Also, schools have distinct traffic flows and are open all hours of the day for after-school activities and evening and weekend usage. <em>&ldquo;Security solutions must take into account this flexible and fluid schedule,&rdquo;</em> says Minu Youngkin, vertical marketing manager, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/allegion-plc.html" class="blue_bold">Allegion</a>.</p> <p>Also, schools tend to have a longer selling cycle &ndash; typically an average of 18 months, Youngkin adds. The sales process is also more complex and involves multiple stakeholders. Other considerations include propped doors, multiple visitors, high staff turnover and competing budgets.</p> <strong>Each school presents its own unique challenges</strong> <p>The...Counter Terror Expo 2015: dedicated to mitigate the threat of terrorism in UK and abroadhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4970-ga-co-824-ga.16941.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-4970-ga-co-824-ga.16941.htmlEvents NewsFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 3px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>CTX to showcase the latest technology, equipment, and training services which will strongly assist anti-terror services</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/counter-terror-expo-2015.html" class="blue_bold">Counter Terror Expo (CTX)</a>, the leading international exhibition and conference dedicated to mitigating the threat of terrorism, will be staged at Olympia, London on April 21 and 22, 2015. <p>The event comes at a time when the threat from terrorism across much of the world is at...Networking basics for security professionals: Do you believe in specifications?http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/16949.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/16949.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 239px; height: 323px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Misreading specifications of transmission products can lead to making the wrong selection</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Manufacturers&rsquo; product specifications are the main source of determining product purchases for video security users. In many cases, the ability to pretest a product under the actual operating conditions is almost impossible. Often the choice is between several different product <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/search-results/company-search/t.manufacturers.html" class="blue_bold">manufacturers</a>. The time...IDIS DirectIP™ launch at ISC West 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10191-ga-co-3194-ga.16947.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10191-ga-co-3194-ga.16947.htmlEvents NewsThu, 26 Mar 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>IDIS will demonstrate the quality and flexibility of its latest-generation HD IP surveillance solution at ISC West</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Global surveillance powerhouse, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/idis.html" class="blue_bold">IDIS</a>, will launch its game-changing DirectIP&trade; video surveillance solution at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/isc-west-2015.html" class="blue_bold">ISC West 2015</a>. IDIS DirectIP&trade; is an affordable, plug-and-play, high-definition solution for businesses large and small; and...MicroPower SOLVEIL surveillance systemhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9267-ga-npr.16945.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9267-ga-npr.16945.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 26 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>MicroPower Technologies Inc., an award-winning provider of surveillance solutions optimised for rapid, cost-effective deployment, announced recently the release of its new SOLVEIL&trade; Surveillance System, a wireless, solar-powered solution that delivers high-resolution video to ensure increased security protection, rapid investigations and operations monitoring in outdoor environments.</p> <p>Part of MicroPower&rsquo;s SOLVEIL portfolio includes SOLVEIL HD, a powerful and highly reliable megapixel camera that enables users to achieve high-resolution video coverage in perimeter and outdoor areas for enhanced security and operations monitoring. The camera delivers 720p megapixel resolution for detailed image capture and has configurable frame rate capability up to 15 fps. SOLVEIL&rsquo;s integrated wireless and solar-power capabilities eliminate the need for power, network and transmission cabling, reducing upfront costs and installation complexity. Additionally, the system...Farpointe Data long range wireless transmitter installed at Kolea, Waikoloa Beach Resorthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-420-ga-co-574-ga-co-2736-ga-co-2298-ga-co-1191-ga.16943.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-420-ga-co-574-ga-co-2736-ga-co-2298-ga-co-1191-ga.16943.htmlApplications NewsThu, 26 Mar 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>Integrated with gate entry system, long range solution opens Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort's main gate</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/farpointe-data-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Farpointe Data</a>, a <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/dorma.html" class="blue_bold">DORMA Group Company</a>, the access control industry's trusted global partner for RFID solutions, recently announced that its Ranger WRR-4+...Kevin Tart Milestone's new U.S.Channel Business Managerhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1151-ga.16942.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1151-ga.16942.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 26 Mar 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>Kevin specialises in high-end systems integration and design with a passion for solving security challenges</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/milestone-systems.html" class="blue_bold">Milestone Systems</a>, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), announces Kevin Tart as the new Channel Business Manager for the Southeast Region of the U.S., taking over from Jana Sherer who is now Distribution Channel Manager along with John Borman. Kevin Tart is based out of...Antaira industrial PoE+ gigabit switcheshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11317-ga-npr.16937.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11317-ga-npr.16937.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 26 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Antaira Technologies is a leading developer and supplier of industrial device networking and communication solutions for harsh environmental applications and is proud to announce its expansion in the industrial PoE+ networking infrastructure family with the LNP-0702C-SFP and LNP-0702C-SFP-24 series.</p> <p>Antaira Technologies&rsquo; LNP-0702C-SFP and LNP-0702C-SFP-24 series are a cost effective 7-port industrial PoE+ gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch, with 48~55 VDC high voltage power input (LNP-0702C-SFP) and 12~36 VDC low voltage power input (LNP-0702C-SFP-24). Each unit is designed with five 10/100Tx ports, four of which support IEEE 802.3at high power PoE (30W/port) and two dual rate 100/1000Fx SFP slots.</p> <p>These product series provide a high EFT, surge (2,000 VDC), ESD (6,000VDC), and reverse polarity protection to prevent any unregulated voltage and can support the power redundancy feature using a dual power input design. There is also a built-in relay warning...Security camera manufacturers address commoditisation and lower pricinghttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3107-ga-co-227-ga-co-289-ga-co-1151-ga-co-3194-ga-co-1437-ga-co-3289-ga-sb.16930.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3107-ga-co-227-ga-co-289-ga-co-1151-ga-co-3194-ga-co-1437-ga-co-3289-ga-sb.16930.htmlSecurity BeatThu, 26 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Commoditisation of cameras and downward price pressure are big topics in the video surveillance market. There was an interesting discussion about pricing and its impact on the integrator community at last month&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/mips-2015.html" class="blue_bold">MIPS 2015</a> (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium).</p> <p>Participants were several of the major camera manufacturers, who provided a variety of viewpoints. Prompting the discussion &ndash; but with no representative on the panel &ndash; were the emerging Chinese manufacturers, who are helping to drive downward pricing. I guess we&rsquo;ll have to hear from them another time. Meanwhile, here are some of the comments from the major manufacturers who were present:</p> <p><strong>Matt Soga, senior vice president, business development, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/sony-professional-solutions-europe.html"...SIA responds to BBC report alleging fraudulent licencinghttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1-ga-co-4414-ga.16936.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1-ga-co-4414-ga.16936.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 229px; height: 296px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><em>A BBC report Monday alleges instances when <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/security-industry-authority-uk.html" class="blue_bold">Security Industry Authority (SIA)</a> licences were fraudulently obtained, prompting questions about licencing processes and whether unqualified candidates are being "fast-tracked" and provided SIA cards without taking the required hours of training and passing exams. </em></p> <p><em>Following is a statement provided to SourceSecurity.com by Robert Buxton, head of communications, Security Industry Authority, about the matter:</em></p> <p><strong>SIA assures...Sports security: Ensuring safety at sports venues a continuing challengehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/16933.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/16933.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 135px; height: 296px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Anything that can incite a crowd surge is a security threat in a sports arena</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Security at sports stadiums is making headlines across several countries during a week when UBM announced that Protection &amp; Management 2015 (which includes the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/ifsec-2015.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC International</a> trade fair) will feature Karren Brady (Baroness Brady), a career soccer executive, as one of its...ISC West 2015: Insights from more than two decadeshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12772-ga.16932.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12772-ga.16932.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 296px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Budinoff believes that ISC West is the most comprehensive product show for the physical security industry</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Daniel Budinoff, president of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/security-specialists.html" class="blue_bold">Security Specialists</a>, Stamford, Conn., is almost a permanent fixture at trade shows, especially <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/isc-west-2015.html" class="blue_bold">ISC West</a>. He attends some six to seven...Lower costs by getting security assessments righthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-177-ga-co-12770-ga.16931.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-177-ga-co-12770-ga.16931.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 141px; height: 297px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>A comprehensive security assessment will tell how to plan and manage security in the facility</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>A comprehensive security assessment will tell you how to plan and manage security in your facility. Without an assessment, you can only guess about security. For facilities with existing security programs, an assessment can also reveal whether the pieces of the system are working as they should.</p> <p>As a security director, can you do the assessment yourself? Sure, although a large school of thought favours &ldquo;fresh...Airbus to sell Rostock System Technik to Ferchau Engineeringhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5980-ga.16929.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5980-ga.16929.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 232px; height: 279px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>RST provides system engineering &amp; product manufacturing for aerospace customers worldwide</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/airbus-defence-and-space-formerly-cassidian.html" class="blue_bold">Airbus Defence and Space</a> continues its strategy of strengthening its core business and divesting non-core activities. The company has concluded an agreement to sell its subsidiary Rostock System Technik GmbH (RST) to Ferchau...