Surveillance & Security News for June 2010

Airport security technology projects fund gets a boost from DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano

ARRA committed more than $3 billion for homeland security projects through DHS and the GSAUS Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced approximately $78 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for airport security technology projects - designed to enhance the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) efforts to strengthen security at airports while creating jobs across the country."These state-of-the-art technologies will s...

SightLogix’s smart surveillance solutions get approval from Avigilon

SightSensor video cameras are now compatible with Avigilon's Control Center HD video management softwareSightLogix®, the leading supplier of automated outdoor video systems for area and perimeter security, has partnered with Avigilon to provide compatibility of SightSensor™ intelligent video cameras with Avigilon's Control Center high-definition (HD) video management software. SightSensor™ thermal and visible intrusion detection cameras are designed for accurate, automated video...

Ingersoll Rand's access control system, PegaSys, gets new installer - Scan Alarms & Security Systems Ltd.

PegaSys is the latest in wireless intelligent access control from Ingersoll RandIngersoll Rand announce appointment of Scan Alarms & Security Systems Ltd. as PegaSys approved installer in Northern Ireland.In their new capacity as approved installer for Ireland, Scan Alarms will support the specification of the new PegaSys Intelligent Access Control System, create quotations, supply and install systems and provide after-sales service, support and maintenance.PegaSys, the latest in wireless in...

EADS Defence & Security, Belgacom and A.S.T.R.I.D come together to manage radio network

The A.S.T.R.I.D. network is intended for Belgian emergency and safety services, state security organisations etcMaintenance of the Belgian TETRA radio-communications network, command and control centres and the IT networkNew show of confidence from the Belgian operator A.S.T.R.I.D.Annual amount of around €14 million over 5 yearsThe EADS-Belgacom consortium has signed a new contract with the national operator A.S.T.R.I.D. for the maintenance of the TETRA secure radio-communications network,...

Future-proof integrated access control solution from TDSi secures Southmead Hospital

Working in close partnership to deliver an integrated access control system for Southmead Hospital in Bristol, TDSi and Sovereign Fire and Security are implementing a modern, robust and future-proof solution.  In 2008, North Bristol NHS Trust identified the need for a new access control system to replace life-expired equipment at Southmead, with a view not only to replacing current equipment but also to developing a solution that would be suitable for the city's new £430 million...

Wrexham MP, Ian Lucas, backs Approved Cables Initiative, championed by security cable manufacturer, Prysmian

Prysmian is a lead supporter of the ACI and is at the front of the fight against non-approved and counterfeit cablesNewly re-elected MP for Wrexham, Ian Lucas, spent some of his pre-election campaign visiting Prysmian's factory in Wrexham, North Wales and confirmed his backing for the ACI in the process. Prysmian is a lead supporter of the ACI and is at the front of the fight against non-approved and counterfeit cables. Days before being re-elected to office, Mr Lucas had a tour of the facility...

DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano, continues efforts to enhance aviation security with a visit to UAE

The meeting marked the fifth in a series of major international summits intended to strengthen global aviation securityDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the invitation of UAE Minister of the Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, to meet with her counterparts from the Middle East region and officials from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to discuss ways to bolster global aviation security."Th...

ASSA ABLOY and Controlsoft showcase latest access control innovations

The event strengthens a newly formed partnership between Controlsoft and ASSA ABLOY Access ControlSystems integrators from across the industry enjoyed an insight into the latest combinations in access control technology at a recent innovations event, jointly hosted by ASSA ABLOY Access Control and Controlsoft.The event, which took place at ASSA ABLOY Access Control's Watford training academy, provided delegates with a practical introduction to Controlsoft's I-Net system architecture and ASSA ABL...

Axis Security strengthens team with appointment of David Riley as Commercial Manager

David's role is to build on Axis Security's early successDavid Riley has been appointed as the new North East Commercial Manager for Axis Security, the nationwide manned guarding and electronic security business that last month opened a regional operations centre in Newcastle. David has previous management experience within the security industry with Chubb and Reliance.Axis Security, one of the UK's fastest growing manned guarding businesses, is well-known for providing high-level security...

Learn the know-how of HD camera technology with Sanyo's training courses

Sanyo has hired Stephen Lightfoot to design and produce the content of the surveillance training coursesSanyo has announced that it will be offering training courses to educate end-users, specifiers and consultants, installers, system integrators and distributors on how to design, install and commission a CCTV system based around Full HD camera technology."Since the beginning of 2010 we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people who wish to learn more about our Full HD camer...

Octavian Security's founder, Sukhi Ghuman, to share business expertise

Sukhi will also be sharing his views on what security means to businessesSukhi Ghuman, founder of Derby based Octavian Security, is to share some of his business experiences and expertise at Cooper Parry's next Pride Park Business Club event to be held at its Centro Place offices on 15 June.Speaking at the breakfast seminar, Sukhi, whose business has just relocated to Pride Park from Nottingham, will share Octavian's meteoric journey - from spare bedroom start-up to its 27th place in the Su...

New York hospital converts from analogue to IP surveillance to ensure safety for patients, personnel and property

"We are a public facility that needs to be hospitable and accessible to the community on the one hand, but on the other hand, we see changes in such growing communities as ours where crime becomes more of an issue.  We are committed to ensuring the safety of both our patients and employees," says the Executive Vice President at a hospital in New York State. "It's a vulnerable population with many of the patients being elderly or psychiatric, and we have to protect them at the same time as t...

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