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Learning to combine the cloud and on-premise security in 2018

This time last year, we predicted 2017 would be the year digital identities began transforming trusted access and other interactions in physical and online environments. Continuous authentication experience Demand grew for unified identity and access management systems supporting both cards and mobile devices. Trusted identities began bridging the gap between connected workers and smart buildings. We saw new IoT use cases that employ location services technologies to create a continuous authe...

Cybersecurity must be a surveillance industry priority for 2018

We predicted last year that more vendors would introduce copies of Arecont Vision’s multi-sensor 180-360 degree panoramic and adjustable-view multi-sensor cameras in 2017, which came true. More vendors now offer their own 1st generation copies of the pioneering technology we introduced in 2006. We’ve continued to lead this market, introducing new 5th generation single-sensor and multi-sensor cameras that are used by customers worldwide. The SurroundVideo Omni G3 with Remote Setup c...

Matrix Comsec to showcase security solutions and systems at Intersec 2018

Matrix will be participating in INTERSEC, taking place in Dubai from 21st to 23rd January 2018. The main objective behind participating in the event is to demonstrate the new security solutions. In the event Matrix will showcase futuristic technologies from the security domain. The Matrix Access Control and Time-Attendance domain will showcase its newly-launched Face Recognition technology for authentication through mobile. This technology enables contactless authentication with precise and acc...

Veracity expands services in the Middle East with new Dubai offices and increased attendance at Intersec 2018

Veracity, a provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, returns to Intersec 2018 in Dubai with a larger company presence across three partner booths. Stronger customer relationships Since establishing its new office in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Veracity has developed stronger relationships with its customers, partners and its supply chain across the region, fuelling rapid growth. The office has responsibility for th...

WaveLynx Technologies announces release of SIA-Standard OSDP Access Reader

WaveLynx Technologies, a developer of customisable physical security readers and credentialing, announced the release of their newest wall mount access reader to their Ethos product portfolio. The Ethos product line are the first access readers manufactured to leverage the full extent of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) V2.1.7 specification with the use of Secure Channel-encrypted communication and remote upgrade and maintenance capabilities....

OPTEX demonstrates multi-layered approach to protecting critical infrastructure at Intersec 2018

Sensor manufacturer OPTEX will be demonstrating its multi-layered approach to protecting critical infrastructure – from the initial outer perimeter to the inner areas, including detection of unauthorised access. “In the Middle East region,” says Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa), “we are focusing on the high security element of our intrusion detection portfolio that protects critical infrastructure as there is the requiremen...

Security systems integrators will need increased IT expertise in 2018

The security market is very active right now. Business is strong, according to most of the people that I talk to in the industry. In 2017, we at The Protection Bureau had one of our best years ever revenue-wise. Because of a strong economy, businesses are spending money on security. 2017 growing trends The trends that happened in 2017 vary. One trend that is growing is the national account concept. This is because clients are deploying more and more enterprise-level systems and taking advanta...

2018 security trends: AI continues to grow as business systems integrate

Throughout 2017, customers have been increasingly looking for technological answers to a plethora of their business needs, and the surveillance industry has seen a rapid boost because of this. In particular, we’ve seen more organisations harness video to fulfil much more than just their security requirements. Combining physical and cyber security Businesses are now using surveillance to address areas such as health and safety, sales and marketing as it fast becomes more of a business opp...

Video surveillance and access control data will allow users to see the bigger picture in 2018

As we take a look back on 2017, there are a number of trends we need to highlight — all of which have redefined our industry. Cybersecurity played a huge role in physical security, driven by the increase in the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the overall interconnectivity between devices and expanding cloud technologies. Although exceptionally beneficial, the IoT also brings with it an increased amount of cyber vulnerabilities. As security systems are using the Internet more and m...

2017 security trends: Increased role of technology integration and robotics

The year 2017 has been a banner one for physical security with the advent of increasingly sophisticated technology to manage threats. As we approach 2018, the field widens with regard to solutions that will expand the capability of security teams seeking ways to shore up their risk exposure and expand situational intelligence. Here’s a recap of milestones and areas we see as important in the new year. Technology integration Technology integration played an even greater role in the market...

AI, cybersecurity and SaaS: 3 key security trends for 2018

Global economic expansion and technology improvements continued to drive demand this year for IP cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), access control and other security technologies.   A strong year for security Overall, 2017 represented another strong year for the security industry. A combination of falling prices and improved IP camera performance helped drive camera sales during the year as the migration from analogue to IP continued to pick up momentum. Advancements i...

Video analytics will be key to security ROI in 2018

The security industry was strong and healthy in 2017. High-end security markets, such as the power distribution and critical infrastructure sectors, saw continued growth and opportunity for perimeter security technologies like thermal imaging, video analytics and radar. For the low-end security markets, there was significant competition from Chinese manufacturers. Despite this challenge, we saw continued growth from premium Western security manufacturers in 2017 in which many introduced cost-ef...