Author: Claire Mahoney

21 Sep ICT and Harco agree distribution deal for EMEA

Integrated Control Technology (Europe) Ltd have announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Harco HIS to meet increased demand for the ProtegeGX and WX platforms across EMEA. The agreement will enable both companies to cater to the growing demand for integrated security systems incorporating access control, intrusion...

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11 Sep New app for airport analytics management

A new analytics tool has been developed by airport security specialist, Vision-Box, to help assist airport operators and security staff manage passenger details and complex operational metrics. Called vb dashbox, the new web-based tool is designed to harness, analyse and give meaning to raw data and present...

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08 Sep CNL Software and Promise Technology form technology partnership

PSIM provider CNL Software has entered a technology collaboration with leading developer of open storage platforms for video surveillance, Promise Technology. The partnership says the company will enable it to provide an IPSecurityCenter PSIM platform in which Promise’s high performance storage solutions can be used. “We believe...

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05 Sep British company launches low-cost radar for critical infrastructure market

Blighter Surveillance Systems a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, has introduced a lower cost, entry level version of its Blighter B400 Series Doppler ground surveillance radar aimed specifically at airports and critical infrastructure sites. The new version of the radar delivers...

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16 Aug Ethernet over coax – an easy move to IP?

Make the most of your existing analogue infrastructure and utilise Ethernet over coaxial cable technology for an easy move to a modern IP-based video surveillance system. That’s the message from AMG Systems, the UK manufacturer and global leader in the field of video transmission. AMG sales...

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10 Aug Flexibility from FLIR with new thermal camera range

Joining an award-winning line of perimeter protection thermal cameras, the FLIR FB-Series O thermal security camera features a 320x240 resolution thermal imaging sensor that detects potential intruders in total darkness, and through sun glare, smoke, dust, and light fog. Three separate lens options provide narrow-to-wide...

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31 Jul A new dawn for security in the region

Changing Middle East government security strategies are opening up major opportunities for much needed security expertise in the region says ME based security consultant Jean Perois    In the GCC, critical infrastructure has seen a spectacular transformation. While in the past it focused on mainly hydrocarbon production...

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31 Jul No compromise at the perimeter

Mobile surveillance solutions sometimes result in a compromise in detection performance and accuracy. But as Eric Olson explains, a new integrated sensor approach means that they no longer have to Perimeters are getting more and more complicated to defend, and at the same time, security budgets...

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20 Jul Vivotek announces latest release of VAST video management system

Vivotek has unveiled the latest release of its video management software, VAST 2 which offers brand new intuitive user interface and boasts an extended range of user-centered functionalities, including auto setup, advanced search, and custom layout as well as additional add-on functions for failover protection,...

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04 Jul Dubai Opera gets smart with building management solution from Siemens

Dubai Opera is now one of the world's smartest and most energy-efficient performance spaces thanks to an extremely powerful building management platform from Siemens. The dhow-shaped building is a multi-format performing arts centre which accommodates up to 2,000 spectators. An innovative feature of Dubai Opera is...

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16 Jun New Critical Control Rooms group sets out first challenges

The newly formed International Critical Control Rooms Alliance (ICCRA) has launched its first project – to drive the standardisation of critical control room technical interfaces for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) organisations. There is currently no common interface standard between the telecoms solution – whatever...

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15 Jun Turning up the heat on thermal imaging

Timothy Compston takes the temperature of the thermal imaging market and finds there is a lot of hot competition and some cool contenders for market share The thermal camera landscape is changing fast as uncooled camera and sensor prices fall and more traditional video surveillance camera vendors add...

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14 Jun Pelco introduces explosion proof cameras for IFSEC 2017

Attendees at this year’s IFSEC International will have the opportunity to experience a number of new and innovative cameras from Pelco by Schneider Electric (Stand D800). Headlining these advanced solutions are the company’s ExSite Enhanced Explosion-Proof Cameras which are engineered to survive in the most...

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08 Jun Discreet incident recording solution to protect frontline staff

Body worn camera specialists Edesix’s is launching a range of discreet incident recorders to help protect vulnerable staff. The VideoTag Series ( the VT-100 and VT-50), stream live footage and have a standby battery-life of up to three months. The VT Series also provides audio and video...

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05 Jun NXN launches managed security services practice in Middle East

NXN (formerly neXgen Group), a leading Smart Cities Digital Services organisation in the region has joined forces with McAfee to launch a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) practice in the Middle East. The MSSP practice will enable NXN to build on their Smart City Managed Service...

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25 May Nedap wins award for Turkish smart traffic management solution

Nedap has received an Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award for its smart parking solution in the Turkish city of Izmir. As part of the cities’ large scale Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) implementation, that includes solutions to optimise traffic and transportation, 2,000 parking spaces have been equipped...

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23 May Surge in interest in hostile vehicle mitigation

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation solutions specialists, Frontier Pitts, says that it has seen a surge of interest in its temporary and permanent barrier and blocker solutions over the last year from all over the globe. The company has been responsible for multiple projects of this nature in...

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23 May The road ahead for smart cities

Cities around the world are adopting ever smarter, joined-up solutions to keep their citizens safe in the face of terrorism and crime, as well as ensuring other key aspects of city life – like traffic – are moving in the right direction. Timothy Compston reports   IHS...

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23 May Saudi success for Intersec KSA

The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia concluded its debut run this May in high style, welcoming 6,131 Saudi trade buyers at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. The visitor count was nearly double than what was anticipated by organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East and...

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16 May WannaCrypt and what you should do now

In this special blog, Steven Malone, director of Security Product Management at Mimecast looks at what you can do to improve your cyber resilience in the wake of the recent Wannacrypt ransomware attack The global reach and considerable impact of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry/Wcry) ransomware is a wake-up call...

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15 May Smiths Detection launches Checkpoint.Evoplus at Airport Show in Dubai

Smiths Detection chose the Airport Show in Dubai to unveil its advanced screening and management platform - Checkpoint.Evoplus. This sophisticated software has been designed to support next-generation checkpoint X-ray screening equipment, streamlining security processes to help increase passenger throughput; optimise resources; reduce operational costs; and...

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04 May Transguard wins Dubai Quality Award for logistics security work

Transguard, a division of Emirates Group Security (EGS) has been awarded the Dubai Quality Award (DQA) at the 23rd annual Business Excellence Awards. Transguard provides logistics services to more than 100 destinations across the globe and is the only security agency authorised by Dubai Civil Aviation...

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03 May Al Murabit Security Services sets up new base in Southern Iraq

Al Murabit Security Services (Al Murabit) has opened its new office in Burjessia, Basra, demonstrating its commitment to deliver its full security service offering to customers in southern Iraq, as well as through its headquarters in Baghdad. Situated in the southern oilfields, the new office relocates...

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02 May Intersec Saudi gets underway

  The first Intersec Saudi Arabia was inaugurated today (2 May) by HH Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Jalawi Al Saud, Deputy Governor of Makkah Region for Security Affairs under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques...

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26 Apr Hikvision embarks on Middle East roadshow

Hikvision MENA will be hitting the road over the next couple of months for a 14-date series of seminars across the Middle East region. The tour which takes in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt is the second regional event of its kind for...

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25 Apr Matrix to hold product showcase at Riyadh Marriot

Security and Telecoms specialists Matrix will be holding a one day product summit on 1st May at the Riyadh Marriot Hotel, Saudi Arabia. The company will showcase a number of biometric and access control products, including its latest 'Your Mobile Your Identity' access control app which uses...

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24 Apr 40x zoom dome camera promises simple city surveillance

The latest addition to Panasonic’s security camera range is set to offer a significant improvement in operability as well as a reduction in the cost of storage and maintenance for city CCTV surveillance. The outdoor, vandal-proof, Full-HD, PTZ camera (WV-X6531N) comes equipped with a x40 optical...

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19 Apr Countdown is on to Intersec Saudi Arabia

The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia takes place in just over under two weeks. The show will feature 140 exhibitors from 25 countries when it opens from 2-4 May 2017 at the Jeddah Center for Forums & Events.   The biggest names in the business signed...

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19 Apr ‘Ultimate air power’ event to be held in Dubai in November

The eighth edition of the Dubai International Air Chief’s Conference (DIAC 2017) will take place on November 11, 2017 under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the UAE, and Ruler...

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