Surveillance & Security News for December 2015

US and German security exhibitors to take centre stage at Intersec 2016

The global gathering at the three-day event is as impressive as ever, reinforced by 14 country pavilions The global significance of the Middle East’s security and safety market has been underlined by top German and US companies leading a large turnout of international exhibitors at Intersec 2016 next month. The 18th edition of Intersec, the world’s leading trade show for security, safety, and fire protection, will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors from 54 countri...

Bosch fire alarm system secures Etisalat headquarters in UAE

The centralised Bosch Building Integration System is used to coordinate, operate, and monitor all of the alarm system components Bosch Security Systems has just installed a state-of-the-art fire alarm system at the headquarters of Etisalat, the leading provider of telecommunications services in the United Arab Emirates. Etisalat supplies the UAE’s 4.2 million inhabitants with 4 million mobile connections, and has one of the highest saturation rates in the mobile sector w...

ExacqVision 7.4 VMS integrated with DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion System

With the release of exacqVision 7.4 video management system (VMS) software, Tyco Security Products introduces a native integration between exacqVision version 7.4 and the DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion system. exacqVision version 7.4 video management system (VMS) software also includes new health setup indicators, filtering, CameraLinks in Exacq mobile and enhanced server management in Enterprise System Manager (ESM), a health monitoring program for use with exacqVision Enterprise network video r...

Ward Security appointed main security provider for Kings Hill development, Kent

Ward Security’s remit is to look after the business and retail areas of the development Ward Security has been appointed by Liberty Property Trust as the main security provider for its prestigious Kings Hill development near Maidstone, Kent. The multifaceted contract, which began on 1st December 2015, sees Ward Security manage part of the 800 acre former RAF site. Kings Hill is a mixed-use development which includes offices, homes, restaurants, sports and leisure facili...

Synectics’ Synergy 3 enhances public space surveillance capabilities at London boroughs

Synergy 3 will ensure that operators can immediately react to footage with responsive camera control Two London boroughs have selected Synectics’ Synergy 3 command and control platform as part of significant upgrade projects to enhance public space surveillance capabilities. The London boroughs of Bromley and Merton have a collective population of over half a million, making public safety a priority and a challenge. Both face unique demands on resources. As London&...

Viscount Systems Certified Channel Partner Programme announced

The initiative is designed to help system integrators expand business opportunities and revenue growth Viscount Systems, Inc., a software company specialising in physical and logical security solutions, recently announced its Viscount Systems Certified Channel Partner Program. The initiative is designed to help system integrators expand business opportunities and revenue growth through the delivery of Viscount access control and security management solutions.   Developin...

Security industry helps raise funds for Mission 500 at the SIA Gala and Miamix Mixer events

The funds raised will help support children in need, both locally and internationally, through World Vision Mission 500 has received over $18,000 in donations at two recent industry events thanks to the support of kindhearted donors, partners and generous sponsors in the security community. The donations from these two events bring this year’s total to $507,000.   Supporting underprivileged children The funds, raised at the SIA (Security Industry Association)...

OnSSI appoints Jenne as distributor of Ocularis 5 video-centric PSIM solution

Jenne Inc will offer an enhanced presence for Ocularis in the U.S OnSSI, the market leader in open-architecture and intelligent IP video surveillance software, continues to expand the company’s global network of reseller partners with the appointment of Jenne, Inc. as a distributor of its Ocularis 5 video-centric physical security information management (PSIM) solution. Adding to their impressive list of 160 technology hardware and software manufacturers and solution pro...

SkyTech 2016 UAS conference & exhibition announces speaker line-up

SkyTech’s conferences will cover a broad spectrum of UAS developments and industry applications The SkyTech 2016 UAS conference & exhibition has announced its speaker line-up for January’s event. International experts will consider key developments from across the unmanned aviation industry, alongside discussion of UAS applications for a range of business markets. 40 speakers across three conferences An extensive conference programme will see 40 speakers...

650 ATM attacks annually in Italy call for physical security solutions that anticipate and curb heists

The proportion of failed ATM attacks is more than 50%, but the collateraldamage is high and growing ATM security providers and products can take various countermeasures to mitigate attacks on ATMs. The key is to detect an attack in its preparation phase. Speaking at ATM Security 2015 in London, Claudio Ferioli, head of physical security at Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo, provided an overview of the current state of physical attacks on ATMs in Italy. As the largest bank in the...

Increased adoption of fingerprint based solutions, two-factor authentication to touch new high in 2016

The extraordinary global adoption of fingerprint based solutions, from mobile devices to credentials, will continue to expand and touch new markets in 2016. The trend to move away from passwords and PINs is really building momentum in logical and physical access. Widespread use of biometric security The security industry in 2015 continued to improve, along with the overall economy. Regulatory agencies are taking the lead as two-factor authentication is becoming a more mainstream concept. From...

The new face of modern security: Situational awareness through citizen engagement and social media

The nature of risk has changed, and there is a blurring of lines between cyber, physical and online security. These changes are spurring organisational changes as well. Most recently, the unexpected attacks against Paris have escalated the importance of security worldwide – and there’s an even greater focus on leveraging even more sources of information in an effort to gain greater situational awareness to react faster, more efficiently and effectively.   Changing...

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