Surveillance & Security News for October 2015

Hikvision IP CCTV system secures Ghana’s International Airport

Levels of security inside the Aviation industry have never been higher; mainly due to increased terrorism threat levels across the globe, combined with a worldwide rise in smuggling activity. No airport is immune from these pressures and Ghana’s ‘Kotoka International’ can now claim to meet ACC3, the highest accreditation in the aviation industry, thanks to their recent investment in the latest generation of IP CCTV systems from Hikvision. Ghana’s Kotoka International Air...

Hikvision surveillance equipment protects pupils on school buses in Dubai

Introduction Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman is a vast urban region encompassing the cities of Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman. It stretches along 184 kilometres of the coastline of the United Arab Emirates and is the fastest growing urban area in the entire region. A combined population of approximately 3.25 million makes it one of the top 10 Arab urban areas by population and the region’s $100 billion economy makes it Arabia’s eighth largest. The area also includes some of the most prominent univers...

SMARTair upgrades security, flexibility and user-friendliness at Madrid’s top business and finance university

SMARTair™ is an access control system perfectly suited to organisations making the step up from mechanical master keys. At CUNEF, students and staff now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards. With SMARTair™, CUNEF facility managers can tailor access rights down to the level of the individual user or door. If someone loses their card, there’s no security threat. Facilities managers issue a new card and the lost card is automatically invalidated. Because there is no wiring inv...

AxxonSoft Intellect PSIM platform provides unified security system at Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH in Poland

The IT field is booming – drawing both big dollars and increasing crime. Digital theft is on the upswing, making reliable security more critical than ever for research facilities. In the last year, AxxonSoft and its technology partners have implemented a number of major security projects at scientific and educational institutions. One of these is integration of an AxxonSoft-powered security system at the Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH in Krakow, Poland. Academic Computer Centre Cyf...

Enterprise Security and Risk Management (ESRM) requires more comprehensive skill sets from security staff

(Click to see larger image) The ASIS Foundation & the University of Phoenix College of Security and Justice's Enterprise Security Competency model Are you competent in your security job or profession? How do you know? According to research carried out by the ASIS Foundation, security has begun to evolve beyond guarding doors, checking IDs and screening briefcases and purses. Today, something called Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) is subsuming the...

How museums employ security measures to counteract art thefts

Major art heists often feature audacity that defeats even the most thorough security protocols  Museum security, like art, is ever-changing. Traditional security practices like manned guarding alone are not sufficient to keep thieves at bay. Modern security technologies such as video surveillance, motions detectors, intruder alarms and other physical security devices also play an equally important role in securing museums and its art work. Regrettably, having all the...

FST Biometrics version 3.0.7 IMID Access with easy administration and improved user experience

FST Biometrics, the leading biometric identification solutions provider, recently announced the release of IMID Access version 3.0.7. Enhancements added to the product will result in easier administration of the system and improve the product's user experience. Features IMID Cast Realising FST Biometrics’ vision of providing secure access that does not interfere with the pace of life, IMID Access 3.0.7 features IMID Cast, which allows users more self-reliance and decreases the need for a...

Veracity expands UK sales team with Geoff Gritton, continuing company's 10 year growth

Veracity celebrated its 10th anniversary in October, and has grown from 3 to 50 staff with four offices across the UK & US Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, has announced an expansion of its sales team to help it meet increased demand from international customers and partners. Previous role & responsibilities Veracity welcomes Geoff Gritton, an experienced...

ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016 to feature Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention exhibition

EMDI will showcase latest solutions in disaster monitoring and relief, and emergency engineering rescue Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are ramping up efforts to enhance emergency response and disaster prevention services, as the rise in natural disasters in the region outpaces the global average and more sophisticated solutions become available on the market. In the past three decades, natural disasters have affected more than 40 million people...

Xtralis VESDA VLP and VLC aspirating smoke detectors for Ricardo Vehicle Emissions Research Centre in Shoreham, UK

UK fire prevention specialist Southern Fire Alarms was selected by Ricardo to provide reliable and resilient fire prevention at the landmark facility Xtralis VESDA VLP and VLC aspirating smoke detectors are providing very early warning smoke detection for the Ricardo Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC), a new facility for the development of next-generation clean, low carbon vehicles located in Shoreham, UK. Ricardo is a global engineering, strategic and environmental...

Boon Edam Tourlock 120S revolving door installed at Walla Walla Regional Airport in Washington

Boon Edam Tourlock 120S one-way security revolving door helps better meet TSA protocols at the airport Boon Edam Inc., the leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors in the Americas, recently announced that Walla Walla Regional Airport, in Washington State, has installed a Boon Edam revolving door to upgrade security and ensure tighter Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) compliance. Walla Walla airport The original airport building was constructed...

Growing demand for qualified security guards throws spotlight on security industry transitions

Conley’s security officers must study for and acquire a Certified Protection Officer (CPO) certification After nearly 40 years of a sustained and concentrated effort to transition the security industry to the security profession, Tom Conley is still beating his “security profession drum” at full volume. He still hopes that the security industry-to-profession movement will one day be a reality. He sees himself as an eternal optimist embarking on a feat of...

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