Security devices

The five questions bank security and IT leaders need to answer about cybersecurity

Organisations across the world face a new risk paradigm: one that encompasses cyber and physical threats. We’ve heard the stories associated with ATM skimming, identity theft, data breaches, scams, and phishing. Large financial services organisations are often the victim of hackers looking to steal corporate information and transactional data or funds, and criminals continue to become more sophisticated in their approach. Growth in cyber-attacks Additionally, cyber-threats have taken a...

Simon Shawley joins Wavestore as Sales Director

Wavestore, the British developer of innovative open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS), has appointed Simon Shawley as its new Sales Director to oversee the company’s sales strategy and drive growth across EMEA. Simon, who joined on 1st February 2018, has over 25 years’ experience in the electronic security market having previously held senior sales and business development positions for companies including Hanwha Techwin and DVTel. Wavestore, the...

Orisec introduces compact and easy-to-install Covert Wireless Shock Detector

At less than 1 inch wide, Orisec have launched a Covert Wireless Shock Detector which is small enough to install in almost any location, even concealed within uPVC window and door frames. Orisec designs and manufactures wireless and wired intruder alarm equipment exclusively for professional installers. Founded on invention and innovation with a focus on exceptional design and performance, Orisec has filed more than 100 patents, registered designs and trademarks. Above all, their products are r...

PSA appoints Ric McCullough as Chief Operating Officer

PSA has named Ric McCullough chief operating officer for the company as of February 1, 2018. McCullough has served as the vice president of sales and customer service for PSA since 2012 and was responsible for the daily sales and customer success operations for the company. With his appointment to COO, McCullough will expand his role to also oversee marketing, vendor relations and educational programs and services for the company. McCullough brings over 30 years of operations, sales and custome...

Allegion completes acquisition of commercial door manufacturer QMI

Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a global security products and solutions provider, has completed, through one of its subsidiaries, the previously announced acquisition of QMI. Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, QMI is one of the Middle East’s largest manufacturers of commercial steel and wood doors and frames. This product offering is closely aligned with Allegion’s core business and specification capabilities, and it provides customers with full-door solutions in the Middle East...

Hanwha Techwin Europe collaborates with ADI Global Distribution to promote Wisenet video surveillance solutions

Hanwha Techwin Europe has teamed up with ADI Global Distribution to create a Pan-European marketing campaign to raise awareness and highlight the advantages Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software offer to installers and system integrators. The two companies will conduct a wide range of marketing activities including live demonstrations of the comprehensive range of Wisenet video surveillance solutions at roadshows and seminars, the placement of advertisements in leadin...

Round Table Discussions

What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

Body-worn cameras are becoming more common every day, driven both by needs of the marketplace and technology developments. However, questions remain about the usefulness of the devices, and their future role in promoting safety and security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

How does the IT department influence security purchases?

In recent years, information technology (IT) departments at end user companies have often been seen as adversaries of traditional security departments – or, at least, as a thorn in their side. One of the issues is territorial: As physical security products have migrated to use of Internet protocols and the network infrastructure, the IT and security departments have clashed – erm… make that interacted – more and more often. New realities such as cybersecurity have made i...

How do you measure return on investment (ROI) in the security market?

Measuring return on investment (ROI) has long presented a challenge to the security marketplace. Investment in security is often viewed as a necessary cost whose benefits cannot be measured. For example, how do you measure the value of an event that doesn’t happen (i.e., that has been prevented)? The difficulty of measuring ROI doesn’t diminish customers’ appetite for it, however. Today’s choosy customers are driven more than ever by the bottom line and expect any and all...