Surveillance & Security News for November 2010

Q1 Labs open new offices in response to growing demand for SIEM and Security Intelligence Solutions

Q1 Labs has hired Pierre Herbolet to work with partners in Spain and Italy to deliver security intelligence solutionsQ1 Labs, a global provider of total security intelligence solutions, has announced its strongest year-to-date growth in Europe and has committed more resources to ensure partners and customers benefit from its expertise within SIEM. The company has added over 55 customers in Europe in Q3 2010 alone, and in the first three quarters of 2010, has more than doubled its EMEA custo...

Airport security set to receive a boost with invention of liquid explosives scanner

The most promising of the upcoming technologies is whole body imaging technologiesScientists have designed a prototype scanner to detect bottled liquid explosives at airports, the bottled liquid scanner which employs ultra-low field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology called MagViz (Magnetic Vision) but the technology still a long way from being widely adopted. Gulzar Ahmed Janjua, Chief of Security, for the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, believes that technology will play a huge par...

Security Alliance stands as one to work with the Government to form new regulations

The Security Alliance will now hold discussions with the Government and the SIAThe Government's announcement on 14 October that there will be a phased transition to a new regulatory system was given a cautious welcome by the Security Alliance on 15 October. Since then, the stakeholders in industry who formed that Alliance have met and agreed that they will act in a transparent and consensual way to reflect the security industry's views as a single voice and will work with central and devolved go...

Avigilon's HD Surveillance System secures the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance SystemAvigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, announced that its customer - the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office - was named the "Most Effective Municipal or County Security Programme, Project, or Agency" for deploying the Avigilon HD Surveillance System at its detention centre in the GSN 2010 Homeland Security Awards. The GSN Homeland Secu...

BSIA backs airport security measures as an important step in the fight against terrorism

The BSIA reaction comes after airport security measures in the UK were criticisedAs Western airlines once again become the focus of terrorist threat, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is highlighting the ongoing importance of aviation security in the fight against extremism.A plot by Yemen-based members of terrorist group Al-Qaida to smuggle explosive materials within innocuous-looking printer cartridges on US cargo planes was uncovered sometime back, causing authorities...

Nedap's security management system installed at Hindustan Unilever Limited's Corporate Office

The gates that give access to the campus are equipped with Nedap long range vehicle identification readersHindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company in India, has chosen Nedap's security management system AEOS to secure its new corporate office in Mumbai.The Indian subsidiary of Unilever recently moved its corporate office within the city of Mumbai to a new ultramodern campus, which is spread over 12.5 acres of land and will house over 1600 employees. The ca...

G4S’ Custom Protection Officer, Igor Kovacevic, recognised for heroic role in fighting Memphis hotel fire

The Brownyard Award is presented to a security professional to honour heroism in the execution of dutiesIgor Kovacevic, a G4S Custom Protection Officer® who extinguished a hotel fire in Memphis and helped to evacuate 130 occupants safely, has received the Brownyard Award for Meritorious Service presented at the ASIS Foundation Dinner on October 14 in Dallas, Texas. Each year, the Brownyard Award is presented to a security professional to honour heroism in the execution of his or her duties....

Raytec demonstrates effectiveness of CCTV lighting with spoof video

British comedy was used by Raytec to show how CCTV lighting enhances performance of cameras at nightRaytec's latest viral video marketing campaign certainly got everyone talking. The spoof nature ‘mockumentary' video used typical British comedy to communicate the fundamental need for dedicated CCTV lighting to improve the performance of any security camera during the hours of darkness. Using new media and humour to capture attention and urge people to pass it on, the video received in...

Wireless video surveillance: Opening the door to the endless possibilities

  Bridging the gaps in wired infrastructure with wireless broadband Today, public and urban business organisations have sophisticated geographically dispersed infrastructures, which require centralised supervision and the deployment of global security and surveillance networks. As the necessity for public and personal safety increases, the market and demand for multisite surveillance solutions with rigorous, video-based security standards is growing. One of the most recent...

IMS Research forecasts growth of video surveillance equipment in the Balkan region

Romania is the largest market for video surveillance equipment in the Balkan StatesA new report from IMS Research, ‘The East Europe and Russia Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment', forecasts strong growth for video surveillance equipment in the Balkan region. This is due to increasing foreign investment and countries with low video surveillance penetration at present, such as Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, beginning to increase the level of spending on physical security....

Firm foundations for CCTV

Pennine Housing 2000 (PH2K) which manages just over 11,000 social housing properties in Calderdale, West Yorkshire is now operating what is thought to be the most advanced IP-enabled CCTV monitoring solution of any housing association in the UK.  This is the culmination of an ambitious project, which saw close cooperation between Pennine, consultants Faber Maunsell - who came up with the initial concept - integrators BBV and CCTV solutions providers Dedicated Micros.  T...

Johnson Controls' integrated building management system proves capable of effective university security

The University has implemented stringent BACnet compatibility standards including intrinsic alarmingLong-time commitment to integration supports university's current and future goalsThe expressed goal of the University of Minnesota and a challenge handed down by its president is to become one of the top three publicly funded research institutions in the world. That challenge impacts every department within the University including Facilities Management which strives to be efficient, effective an...

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