Author: Claire Mahoney

20 Nov First phase of smart parking scheme goes live in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched the initial phase of a Smart Parking Project covering controlled parking at Al-Rigga and the World Trade Center areas. The project has been implemented by Energy International Corporation using smart parking sensors from Nedap and provides new...

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17 Nov CEM Systems AC2000 airport security system chosen for Muscat and Salalah

Johnson Controls' aviation specific CEM Systems AC2000 Airport access control system has been selected to secure Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, Oman, the largest airport in the country. The solution features intelligent CEM Systems IP card readers and portable hand-held readers. Muscat  is currently undergoing an...

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15 Nov Dubai Police goes green with new eco measures

Etihad Energy Services Company (ESCO) has signed a service agreement with Dubai Police to provide energy efficient and sustainable solutions for its 34 facilities including police stations, prisons, and offices. "Dubai Police has always been at the forefront of green and sustainable initiatives. We are pleased...

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13 Nov Former MI5 chief addresses cyber security specialists in Abu Dhabi

Former director general of the United Kingdom’s MI5, Dame Stella Rimington addressed the region's leading info-security specialists at the RSA® Conference held in Abu Dhabi on 7- 8 November at the Emirates Palace. Over 1100 prominent global and regional specialists attended the conference which featured 34 sponsors...

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08 Nov Saudi video surveillance market on the up as oil prices recover

Despite registering a decline over the last couple of years, the video surveillance market in Saudi Arabia is once again experiencing an upswing according to a new report from market analysts, 6W Research. A drop in oil prices and government spending cuts brought several major infrastructure...

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30 Oct Hikvision launches fixed and mobile under vehicle surveillance

Hikvision has moved into the under vehicle surveillance market with the launch of two new types of UVSS's - one fixed model and one portable. Both models can accurately capture an image of the underside of a moving vehicle to provide detailed critical security monitoring. They can...

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18 Oct Former head of MI5 to speak at RSA Conference in Abu Dhabi

The program of speakers for the third RSA Conference Abu Dhabi next month has been announced. Taking place from November 7-8 at the Emirates Palace, the event will see regional and global experts discuss topics including cybercrime, security strategy, infrastructure and operations, blockchain, AI, cloud,...

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13 Oct Spearfish wins major contract to manage security operations in Nigeria

Risk and security management company, Spearfish has been appointed to oversee security management for a major international development organisation in Nigeria. A team of Spearfish consultants have been embedded within the organisation’s operations from where they will manage its security programmes and provide live support and...

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12 Oct Region’s commercial security market set to double in next four years

Growing demand for streamlined and IP network video surveillance will double the value of the Middle East’s commercial security market over the next four years, with hospitality likely to witness the highest growth of all end-user segments, according to new research. Driven by increased investments and...

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11 Oct New Smiths scanner eliminates need to remove liquids from carry on baggage

Smiths Detection has introduced the eagerly awaited HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX checkpoint scanner – the first to feature the company’s proprietary CT (Computed Tomography) scanning technology that eliminates the need to remove electronic devices and liquids from hand luggage Subject to approval from the appropriate local authorities,...

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11 Oct DarkMatter UAE cyber security specialists become ISNR partners for 2018 show

UAE based cyber security firm DarkMatter has been named the strategic partner for ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018, jointly organised by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Reed Exhibitions. Rabih Dabboussi, DarkMatter’s senior vice president of Sales, Marketing and Business Development says: “Our innovative and world-class cyber security...

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04 Oct Risky business

The drive towards smart cities means that more transport systems are being integrated with traditional network surveillance equipment. But as the number of connected devices increases, so does the cyber risk. Philip Ingram reports   According to a 2016 EU Transport sector economic analysis report, transport plays...

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04 Oct Are we pricing PSIM out of the market?

Manufacturers of PSIM systems must stop penalising end-users with costly upgrades and maintenance agreements if the true benefits of integration are to be enjoyed, writes Stephen Smith, managing director of Integrated Security Manufacturing Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) systems have come a long way in an...

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04 Oct Home security specialists to make Middle East debut at Gitex

Home security specialists, Ring will be making its Middle East debut at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. The company will use the exhibition as a platform to unveil its latest suite of smart home security products such as Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell Elite,...

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02 Oct 20th anniversary of region’s biggest security event

Intersec is set to celebrate two decades of remarkable success when it opens doors in January 2018 in Dubai. The 20th anniversary edition will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from 58 countries, while over 31,000 visitors from 128 countries are expected to attend as they seek...

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26 Sep Airbus signs deal to establish radio tech in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi radio communications operator Bravo has decided to provide Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) infrastructures from Airbus in order to renew the existing public safety network in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Airbus will deliver and deploy 150 Tetra base stations in the coming months. After Bravo’s positive...

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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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