from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/sierra-leone.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2014 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT Samsung Techwin shares acquired by Hanwha Grouphttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1437-ga.15846.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1437-ga.15846.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 28 Nov 2014 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 controlling shareholders of Samsung will sell their holding stakes to Hanwha Group</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>An agreement has been signed which will see the controlling shareholders of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/samsung-techwin.html" class="blue_bold">Samsung Techwin</a>, including Samsung Electronics, Samsung C&amp;T and other Samsung Group affiliates, sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Hanwha Group&rsquo;s investment in Samsung Techwin will enable us to continued research, design, and...IdenTrust’s IGC PKI certificates installed at MEDENThttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga-co-11526-ga.15844.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga-co-11526-ga.15844.htmlApplications NewsFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 161px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>MEDENT is rolling out the IdenTrust IGC PKI certificates to its New York state customers</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/identrust-inc.html" class="blue_bold">IdenTrust&trade;</a>&nbsp;(part of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/hid-global.html" class="blue_bold">HID Global</a>&reg;, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions) recently announced that it has been selected by MEDENT&reg; to provide IGC PKI certificates, which have been cross-certified to...Suprema’s BioEntry W fingerprint access control terminal wins Best Product at 2014 All-Over-IP Expohttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2366-ga.15841.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2366-ga.15841.htmlEvents NewsFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 270px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>BioEntry W provides the benefits of an IP access control system with high-level security</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/suprema.html" class="blue_bold">Suprema</a>, a leading global provider of technology in biometrics and security, has won an award for its fingerprint access control terminal, BioEntry W, at this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/all-over-ip-2014.html" class="blue_bold">All-Over-IP Expo</a> in Moscow.</p> <p>All-Over-IP...Amthal Fire & Security to provide total electronic security solutions across Notting Hill Housing Group’s three officeshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12412-ga-co-7100-ga-co-1591-ga.15831.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12412-ga-co-7100-ga-co-1591-ga.15831.htmlApplications NewsFri, 28 Nov 2014 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>Amthal has developed a total security solution, implementing intruder alarms, CCTV and access control</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/amthal-fire-and-security.html" class="blue_bold">Amthal Fire &amp; Security</a> has secured the tender for Notting Hill Housing Group to provide total electronic security solutions and maintenance across the social enterprise&rsquo;s three office locations in London.</p> <p>Notting Hill Housing Group is a...Hikvision customers visit company headquarters in Hangzhou, Chinahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3425-ga.15830.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3425-ga.15830.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 270px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Customers attended various product presentations from Hikvision&rsquo;s research staff</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/hikvision.html" class="blue_bold">Hikvision</a>, the world's leading supplier of video surveillance equipment and solutions, recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, China.</p> <p>Thirty-three customers from across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, spent six days in China, where they learned about...Tyco International Ltd announces merger with subsidiary Tyco International plchttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1726-ga.15827.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1726-ga.15827.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 270px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Tyco also announced its new global headquarters is the same as its global business services center in Cork</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/tyco-international.html" class="blue_bold">Tyco International plc</a> 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...ASSA ABLOY acquires Silvana and Metalika in Brazilhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga.15826.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga.15826.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 266px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Silvana and Metalika represent the Group&rsquo;s first major acquisitions in the large Brazilian market</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/assa-abloy-emea.html" class="blue_bold">ASSA ABLOY</a> 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&rsquo;s footprint in Brazil.</p> <p><em>"I am very pleased that Silvana and Metalika are joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. Silvana and Metalika represent...OPTEX to demonstrate complete detection and access control solutions at Transport Security Expo 2014http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1261-ga.15823.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1261-ga.15823.htmlEvents NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 2px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The OPTEX products include thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas<br /></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/optex.html" class="blue_bold">OPTEX </a>will 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 railway...PSA Security Network announces new vendor partnership with Alertus Technologieshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12387-ga-co-3292-ga.15821.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12387-ga-co-3292-ga.15821.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 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>Alertus has been engineering netcentric emergency alert systems for universities and colleges</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/psa-security-network.html" class="blue_bold">PSA Security Network</a> recently announced a new vendor partnership with <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/alertus-technologies.html" class="blue_bold">Alertus Technologies</a>. Alertus leads the industry in unified...Remote network monitoring and net neutralityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12447-ga-co-12346-ga.15820.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12447-ga-co-12346-ga.15820.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Regardless of where you stand on net neutrality, there&rsquo;s a bigger slice to the story &ndash; how to monitor the health and performance of a network to ensure system performance.</strong></p> <p><strong>While an Internet fast lane for everyone makes sense, the reality is that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are often under-delivering on promised network speeds and bandwidth. And while the Federal Communications Commission&rsquo;s (FCC) will likely delay net neutrality rules until next year, the effect ISPs have over streaming media and bandwidth speeds is already being seen in choppy service, especially...IDIS appoints Billy Hopkins as Regional Sales Managerhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-408-ga-co-11380-ga-co-10191-ga-co-1233-ga-co-1437-ga-co-8399-ga.15813.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-408-ga-co-11380-ga-co-10191-ga-co-1233-ga-co-1437-ga-co-8399-ga.15813.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 241px; height: 262px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center" style="text-align: center;"> <p><strong>Billy brings over ten years' experience from across the security buying chain</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/idis.html" class="blue_bold">IDIS</a> 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&trade; high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Taking responsibility for leveraging and nurturing new and existing...Costs, usability, and support among access control challengeshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-2731-ga-co-11891-ga-co-2173-ga-co-9826-ga-co-9003-ga.15812.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-2731-ga-co-11891-ga-co-2173-ga-co-9826-ga-co-9003-ga.15812.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 103px; height: 306px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Technology is shifting rapidly in the access control market, but another obstacle is the need to communicate the value of the technology to users. Specifically, access control can sometimes get overshadowed by <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/video-surveillance.html" class="blue_bold">video surveillance</a> as it competes for a share of the customer&rsquo;s security dollars.</p> <p>From a pure security standpoint, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/electronic-access-control.html" class="blue_bold">electronic access control</a> is better suited than video surveillance to...Today’s CCTV Systems: Would George Orwell approve?http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12446-ga.15787.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12446-ga.15787.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> The phrase &ldquo;Big Brother&rdquo; 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 approve of many of the uses to which we currently put camera surveillance. <p>If you Google &ldquo;<a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/product-categories/cctv.html" class="blue_bold">CCTV</a>&rdquo; with &ldquo;Big Brother,&rdquo; your top hits will...U.S. Security Associates ranks among "the global elite" in training and development programmeshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10472-ga.15822.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10472-ga.15822.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 116px; height: 293px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>This is the ninth consecutive year the security company has been selected as one of the 125 leading training organisations</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Training magazine ranks <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/u-s-security-associates-inc.html" class="blue_bold">U.S. Security Associates</a> among &ldquo;the global elite&rdquo; 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...Milestone announces extended availability of Husky Series of network video recorder appliances in Latin Americahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1151-ga-npr.15819.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1151-ga-npr.15819.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>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&reg; video management software (VMS).</p> <p>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 be shown at a series of events around Latin America over the coming months.</p> <p>Based on appearances alone, the Milestone Husky NVRs are different from others in the market. The appliances are sleek and sophisticated &ndash; designed to fit any environment, even on a small retail shop&rsquo;s shelf! Ensuring reliability and durability, the hardware is industrial-grade and works seamlessly with Milestone&rsquo;s VMS. Yet, it is the flexibility of the Milestone Husky Series that...Fluidmesh launches new POINT-TO-POINT KIThttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1914-ga-npr.15817.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1914-ga-npr.15817.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>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 5 GHz band and use a 2x2 MIMO radio technology for maximum performances and reliability.</p> <p><em>"We have designed PONTE to capture the entry-level wireless PTP market and offer integrators an intuitive and cost-effective solution for those simple wireless jobs where budget is limited,"</em> notes Cosimo Malesci EVP Sales &amp; Marketing and Fluidmesh co-founder. <em>"The product offers all the quality and technology that comes with all Fluidmesh radios, as well as live tech support by...Traka develops smart access management system for UK’s Southeastern rail companyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1708-ga.15811.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1708-ga.15811.htmlApplications NewsTue, 25 Nov 2014 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>Traka developed the access management system in which keys are permanently attached to an iFob</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/traka.html" class="blue_bold">Traka</a>, the key and asset management specialist, has installed a smart access management system at one of the UK&rsquo;s leading rail companies, Southeastern.</p> <p>The company covers 1,000 miles of railway infrastructure and carries around 570,000 passengers every weekday in the South East of England. The company serves commuter-belt Britain with 1,400...Airbus Defence and Space receives contract for maintenance of US Air Force’s Eagle Vision stationshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5980-ga.15810.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5980-ga.15810.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 270px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Eagle Vision is a lightweight deployable, commercial satellite imagery downlink ground system</strong></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> has been awarded a contract for system evolution and maintenance of the US Air Force&rsquo;s five Eagle Vision stations until 2019. Systems evolutions are related to foot print reduction (transit cases versus shelter), smaller antenna dishes and integration of new...Bringing Consumer Appeal to Home Securityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12443-ga-co-9385-ga-co-9938-ga.15809.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12443-ga-co-9385-ga-co-9938-ga.15809.htmlExpert CommentaryTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <strong><em>Interactive makes services more relevant</em></strong> <p><strong>With behemoths such as AT&amp;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. </strong></p> <p>Whether or not this competitive caterwauling in television, print and social media will raise the actual penetration rate of home security is still unknown, but it&rsquo;s certainly moving these services in the direction of mainstream consumption. According to industry research firm <a...Matrox celebrates 20th anniversary of core desktop management softwarehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9825-ga.15808.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9825-ga.15808.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 280px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The latest products to include PowerDesk are the Matrox C-Series cards, six-head card with board-to-board framelock</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/matrox-graphics-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Matrox&reg; Graphics Inc.</a> recently announced the 20th anniversary of its core desktop management software Matrox PowerDesk&trade; that lets users of Matrox graphics cards, external multi-display adapters and display wall products easily configure and manage multi-monitor setups. The latest products to include...