Surveillance & Security News for August 2019

PetroCloud security, monitoring and automation solutions provider rebrands as Twenty20 Solutions

PetroCloud, a provider of security, monitoring and automation solutions for customers with remote operations, announced that it has changed its name from PetroCloud to Twenty20 Solutions. “We’ve studied how to best represent ourselves to our customers, and this name transition is the perfect solution,” said Peter Shaper, interim CEO, Twenty20 Solutions. “Our new name better reflects who we are today and how we serve customers across many different industries.” Int...

Luxul to showcase technology lineup and a wide range of solutions at CEDIA Expo 2019

Luxul, the innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, announces its technology lineup for CEDIA Expo 2019, taking place September 12-14 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. In Legrand | AV's booth 905, Luxul will exhibit a wide range of solutions that deliver reliable, high-performance networks in smart homes, including a new wireless mesh solution and cloud remote monitoring and management system; Self-Healing managed Gigabit switches; the next generation of wireless cont...

MOBOTIX thermal imaging cameras and OpenView fire detection system installed at Your Homes Newcastle

Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) manages more than 26,000 properties on behalf of Newcastle City Council. They are piloting an innovative fire detection system in partnership with OpenView Security Solutions, the UK’s largest privately-owned independent security company and a national supplier of fire, electrical and mechanical services to the public and private housing sector. MOBOTIX thermal imaging cameras have been installed in 3 multi-storey blocks across the city to continually monitor te...

System Surveyor appoints Rod Whisnant as the CTO to enhance system design platform

Applying a quarter century of software experience, technology pioneer Rod Whisnant has joined System Surveyor as its CTO. He will lead the next stage of development for System Surveyor, an intelligent system design platform. The mobile, SaaS-based platform enables virtual teams to work together to better plan, install, and maintain the systems required in all commercial, education, healthcare, and government facilities. “Rod’s diverse background, strong focus on the user experience,...

GlobalPlatform appoints Chris Steck as Strategic Director for IoT security

Given the increasing need for internet of things (IoT) device security and trust, GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has appointed a Strategic Director with significant expertise in IoT development and deployment. Chris Steck, Head of Standardisation, IoT & Industries at Cisco, a full member of GlobalPlatform, will work to accelerate the organisation’s work on IoT security. He will provide strategic guidance to the Board of Directors on GlobalPlatfor...

Safer Scotland enhances security at a West Lothian site with canine capability to deter intruders

He is man’s best friend, but the bad guys’ worst enemy. That is why technology-based security specialist Safer Scotland backed up its state-of-the-art crime prevention precautions at a troublesome site in West Lothian recently with a canine capability which has sent the local predators packing. The Paisley-based company brought in what Safer Scotland Director Ryan Clark said is the ‘last line of defence’ – a trained dog handler and his German Shepherd companion &nd...

Legrand announces its 10-minute training schedule for CEDIA Expo 2019

Legrand | AV Residential Solutions announces its 10-minute training schedule for CEDIA Expo 2019, taking place Sept. 12-14 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. In Booth 905, Legrand | AV brands and seven of its key technology partners will conduct 10-minute presentations covering a wide range of topics — all accompanied by giveaways — every half hour for the duration of the show. "Providing a quick and convenient way to learn about a wide of range of topics, our 10-minute tr...

Avigilon Corporation’s announces Third Generation High Definition Video Appliance

The Third Generation HDVA is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of video security by simplifying deployment and maintenance. Its all-in-one solution includes an Avigilon Control Center (ACC) server, a managed network switch, a storage server and an ACC™ Client workstation for local video access. Video Management Software A flexible licensing structure provides the option to choose any edition and number of ACC licenses and pre-loaded video management software, helping to reduce t...

MOBOTIX attains ‘CNPP certified’ product certification; commits to resist electronic cyber-attacks

MOBOTIX is the first manufacturer in Europe to receive the “CNPP certified” product certification, offering a commitment to resist IT and electronic cyber-attacks. “This recognition is proof of quality, performance, and also of the trust of our customers at a time when digital security is becoming a key issue for all stakeholders,” says Patrice Ferrant, Regional Sales Manager, France. MOBOTIX announced its intention to focus more on cyber-security over one and a half yea...

NuTech National hires Wayne Kalish as its new Chief Financial Officer

NuTech National, is a 38-year national security alarm technology company based in Maitland, Florida with government clearances, securing government and military contractors (Lockheed Martin, Embraer, Brinks, Dunbar). NuTech’s second division includes some of the largest national retail chains (Ascena Retail Group, Estee Lauder, Finish Line, Walmart) and ecommerce groups (Amazon) in North America. Aviation security expert Greg DeTardo, CEO of NuTech National, announced Wayne joining NuTec...

Frost & Sullivan’s Global First Responder C3I Market report highlights impact of digital surveillance

Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, Global First Responder C3I Market, Forecast to 2025, reveals that digitisation, automation, and event analysis are transforming first responder technologies. The report further states that latest advancements in equipment and technology are needed for more proactive operations and intelligence-led mission planning. Digital mobile radios Special emphasis is being placed on digital surveillance and digital mobile radios over legacy solutions for incr...

Linx International Group’s Ciaran Barry admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals

Linx International Group, a pioneer in the provision of security, risk management, consultancy and training services, announced that its Director of Group Operations, Ciaran Barry CSyP, has been admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, which is recognised as the gold standard of competence in security. The Register of Chartered Security Professionals was established under a Royal Charter issued to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in the UK and was launched i...

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