Surveillance & Security News for February 2010

Axis Security receives Approved Contractor Status from SIA

All those working in the private security industry in Northern Ireland now need to hold an SIA licenceAxis Security, one of the UK's fastest growing providers of integrated security solutions, has achieved Approved Contractor Status under the recently launched Northern Ireland SIA regulation. SIA regulation in Northern Ireland was introduced on the 1st December 2009 to ensure that training and professionalism in the private security industry are of the same high standard across the whole of the...

Mobotix unveil product innovation roadmap at UK & Ireland National Partner Conference

 The Mobotix 2010 roadmap includes the release of a new HiRes camera new door communications products SourceSecurity.com recently attended the much-anticipated Mobotix UK and Ireland National Partner conference at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow. The event consisted of technical and product releases, partner presentations, live demonstration and the prestigious Mobotix Gala Awards Dinner. During day two of the event, founder,visionary and CEO of Mobotix, Dr. Ralf Hinkel unv...

Eurasia Com partners with XING

Eurasia Com is a one-stop-shop for telecom professionals to network and develop their businessFor the second year, Informa Telecoms & Media are pleased to welcome XING as the Official Networking Partner for Eurasia Com conference and exhibition.  "We are very excited to work again with XING," said Caroline Wiezien, Marketing Manager for Eurasia Com. "Networking is the key at the event with delegates returning year-on-year to share experiences, learn from their colleagues...

IPSA voices critique of Security Industry Authority's prosecution policy towards clients employing contracted unlicensed staff

Security companies' customers would be taking more care in future when selecting a security company"When the Security Industry Authority (SIA) first arrived on the scene, they expressed the view that the cost of licensing would be recouped by security companies, with customers happy to pay for a more professional service.However security companies soon discovered reluctance on the part of the majority of customers to pay any increase, even before the current recession started. Rather they h...

GDSF Asia 2010 to provide a wealth of information on video surveillance industry developments

  GDSF's refined focus on digital surveillance offers information on the latest security developments The 9th annual Global Digital Solutions Forum (GDSF), held concurrently with SecuTech Expo 2010, explores IP surveillance trends, benefits and applications.GDSF Asia 2010 invites world-class security providers to discuss security developments. The forum's theme, Driving IP Convergence, focuses on integration's role in changing security. The event opens with a speech from M...

Vision Day Conference announces the launch of an array of security products from Samsung

 The new product ranges would enable Samsung Techwin to offer customers a total security solutionSamsung Techwin Europe's partners and members of the press who attended the Samsung 2010 Vision Day Conference heard Managing Director Mr. Jake Kim state that the company intended to launch 170 new products during 2010, which would include the introduction of new access control, door entry, and fire and intruder detection systems alongside new video surveillance product ranges.Mr. Kim explained...

Diebold sponsors SIA networking event at ISC West

The reception is an annual networking event held by the SIA at ISC West in Las VegasDiebold, Incorporated has signed on as the top-level "Hall of Fame" sponsor of next month's Security Industry Association (SIA) Customer Appreciation Reception.The reception is an annual networking event held by SIA at ISC West in Las Vegas. This year's gathering is scheduled for March 23 at ESPN Zone.Diebold is a long-time member of SIA, and V. John Stroia, the company's vice president for government s...

CCTV manufacturer AMG Systems appoints Sheetal Shanbhag head of sales for India

Sheetal has over a decade's experience in business development, key account and personnel managementAMG Systems Ltd. announced that Sheetal G. Shanbhag has joined the company as Country Head for India, based out of Mumbai. Sheetal comes from a position as Head of Sales and Marketing in EFKON India - a company specialised in ITS solutions for traffic management and tolling. Sheetal has spent more than a decade gaining extensive experience in business development, key account and personn...

Video surveillance systems supplier SightLogix receives Lenel factory certification

SightLogix provides accurate and cost-effective area and perimeter securitySightLogix®, Inc., a supplier of intelligent video surveillance systems for outdoor security applications, has received Lenel factory certification as a member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program. The certification confirms compatibility between SightLogix automated surveillance equipment and Lenel Systems International, Inc.'s OnGuard security management system.SightLogix' combination of edge-based video analyti...

Octavian Security appoints new operations and finance directors

 L-R Octavian Security directors, Sarbjit Bitter and Sam SinghJust weeks after announcing the arrival of director Kavita Oberoi who now co-owns the business with founder Sukhi Ghuman - security company, Octavian Security has announced the further board appointments of Sam Singh as operations director and Sarbjit Bitter as finance director. Sam Singh, who joins Octavian from BP, where he was UK Fuels quality manager, will bring over 25 years experience of quality management in the oil,...

CNL forms partnership with SHIELD Safety and Security

The Middle East is a market where CNL sees huge potential for their command and control softwareCNL, a world leader in developing Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, announces it has formed a strategic partnership with SHIELD Safety and Security, the military and police supply division of Bin Salem Holdings. SHIELD is dedicated but not limited to serving the needs of government security and industrial corporations within the Middle East Region.Through the partnership, SHIEL...

Integrated IP video surveillance solution from Overland Storage and Mobotix lowers deployment costs

 Overland Storage and Mobotix have reduced implementation time by 50% with their integrated solutionOverland Storage, Inc., a leading, global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, and Mobotix AG, the technology leader for high resolution network camera systems, today introduced a unified management console that simplifies the deployment of world class video surveillance and archive solutions featuring Mobotix IP network camera systems and Overland's award-winning family of SnapServer...

Honeywell to showcase IP video and security solutions at upcoming UK roadshows

  Honeywell will be showcasing it's IP video and security capability at three events in the UKEQUIP® your business for the future. Honeywell is IP-ready, are you? Between March and June, Honeywell will be hosting 3 FREE half-day, events showcasing our full IP video and security capability.Honeywell will be visiting the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on Tuesday March 23rd, Old Trafford Football Stadium, Manchester on Thursday, April 29th and London in June (Date and ven...

BSIA supports use of full-body scanners in UK airports

 Full-body scanners help in carrying out important security checksIn light of the full-body scanners recently hitting the headlines again, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is highlighting the importance of safety over sensationalism.Just last week claims were made from Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan that on a recent trip through Heathrow Airport his scanned image was printed out and shared among staff. Following this incident, there have been warnings from the Equality and Hu...

CEM Systems to showcase latest security industry solutions at ISNR

 CEM will display its S3020f portable reader and software platform for the AC2000 system rangeCEM Systems, a Tyco International company, will showcase its latest industry innovations at ISNR (International Security National Resilience Exhibition & Conference), Abu Dhabi.  The exhibition takes place on 1st - 3rd March at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE.   On display will be the new CEM S3020f Portable Reader and CEM's latest version 6 software platf...

Access Direct to represent SightLogix, supplier of video analytics systems, in Canadian market

SightLogix is the leading supplier of outdoor video analytics systems SightLogix, the leading supplier of outdoor video analytics systems for area and perimeter security, has appointed Access Direct Sales Inc. to represent SightLogix in Central and Eastern Canada. Specifically, Access Direct will cover the region that includes the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  "Access Direct has an outstanding reputation for security expertise and a st...

Mirasys open VCA platform meets ONVIF and PSIA standards

Integration with VCA solution gives freedom of choice to create a feature-rich surveillance systemMirasys Ltd, a leading provider of open platform digital CCTV and video surveillance solutions, announced its support for industry standards developed by both the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) and the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) by having its Mirasys open VCA platform comply with both standards. The introduction of new standards encourages connections between netw...

CNL appoints iValue InfoSolutions as distributor of its physical security software

The partnership will help customers manage their IP based physical security infrastructureCNL, a world leader in developing physical security information management (PSIM) software, has signed a national distributor agreement in India with iValue, one of the fastest growing VAD in India. iValue InfoSolutions is focused on helping customers identify, manage & protect "Digital Assets" which are key business differentiators, thus protecting and growing business across India and SAARC...

Department of Homeland Security Secretary meets officials to spruce up global aviation security standards

 DHS Secretary Janet NapolitanoPhoto courtesy of FEMA Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano travelled to Mexico City at the invitation of her Mexican colleague, Interior Secretary Fernando Francisco Gómez-Mont, to meet with officials from North, Central and South American and Caribbean and the International Civil Aviation Organisation to discuss ways to bolster global aviation security measures and standards. "The international dimensions of the December 25...

Sabrewatch, provider of security personnel, found guilty in SIA prosecution

The SIA has obtained guilty verdicts against Sabrewatch for supplying unlicensed security guardsAfter a series of court hearings, the SIA has obtained guilty verdicts against security company Sabrewatch Limited and its directors for supplying unlicensed security guards.The result comes after a lengthy court process concerning offences committed at the time licensing of the manned guarding sector came into force - confirming that the SIA has both the power and intent to prosecute.The East Grinste...

Schneider Electric to showcase security, energy management and building control solutions at BSEC 2010

Schneider Electric will demonstrate how to monitor and control aspects of security and access control in schoolsAt BSEC 2010 experts from global energy management specialist Schneider Electric will run a series of unique on-stand "A Day in the Life of a School" demonstrations. These will show visitors how its integrated school security, energy management and building control solutions enhance the financial, operational and environmental performance of schools - and help boost pupils' p...

Surveillance software manufacturer artec joins BHE

artec is now a full member of BHE and will take part in the security conference at Fuldaartec technologies AG, manufacturer of the video surveillance software MULTIEYE® has joined the federation of manufacturers and installers of security systems, BHE. The BHE has an important task for the security industry in Germany. It is both an information and communication platform for manufacturers and installers of security systems. The BHE offers its more than 590 member companies a diverse range of...

Avigilon appoints new Senior Sales Director for HD surveillance solutions

 Michael Hodor plans to advance Avigilon's leadership position in the high-definition surveillance marketAvigilon has announced the appointment of Michael Hodor as the company's senior sales director for Western North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. A top performing sales executive and manager with sixteen years sales experience in the security industry, Hodor is responsible for driving sales and increasing awareness for Avigilon's award winning high definition (HD) survei...

Jennifer Martin takes over as NPS Chairman of Security Industry Association

 Martin has over 30 years of experience in the security industryThe Security Industry Association New Product Showcase (NPS) Planning Committee has selected Jennifer Martin of Pixim to be its new chairman.Martin, the manager of worldwide channel programs for Pixim, is a committee member who had served as a judge for the NPS for five years. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the security industry to the position."I'm very excited to have been chosen," Martin said. "...

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