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  • What are the hot access control trends for 2017?

    Philip Verner, EMEA sales director, CEM Systems/Tyco Security Products looks at the access control trends to that will be influencing the security market this year “There are many trends and topics which will dominate the security industry this year. These include the growth of ‘smart......

  • Home front

    Security companies, tech giants and telecoms providers are all jostling for a share of the smart homes market and planning for the anticipated moment when IoT goes mass market   Growing awareness and acceptance of automation technology among consumers, increasing internet connectivity and a wel...

  • Six of the best

    Johan Paulsson, CTO, Axis Communications gives his view on the top technology trends in the security market that will influence the industry the most in 2017   On a global level the world is going through turbulent times with conflicts, political uncertainty, an ongoing refugee......

  • New Milestone

    Milestone Systems announced the appointment of a new regional director at Intersec. Christian Ringler takes over from long-serving Peter Biltsted who who recently retired. Claire Mahoney caught up with Christian at the show to find out how he plans to run Milestone’s regional operations. These......

  • The data game

    Claire Mahoney speaks to Costa Boukouvalas, CEO of Dubai-based surveillance storage company AgilityGrid about how their business has adapted and grown alongside the need for greater data storage and retention in the UAE … What is you core product offering and how is it different......

  • Interoperability – Talking about an evolution

    The demand for interoperability and multi-platform/device integration exploded in 2016. Jonathan Lewit, chair of ONVIF’s Communication Committee and director of Technology Leadership for Pelto by Schneider Electric, discusses this uptake, as well as ONVIF’s new profiles, the importance o...

  • Performance over price

    Customer demand for better quality cameras to cope with emerging security threats is growing, say leading developers. SME reports. In the Middle East the CCTV purchasing trend over the last few months has been an encouraging one, according to leading manufacturers who are predicting a......

  • PSIM manufacturers misleading the market?

    Stephen Smith, managing director of ISM, says some PSIM manufacturers are misleading the market, both in regard to what their technology is capable of and how much they should pay for the pleasure of installing it. “In the September/October issue of Security Middle East, an......

  • Forward thinking

    Alida Scholtz was appointed as chief executive officer and managing director of G4S UAE in 2016. She tells SME about her leadership style and the wave of positive reforms she is implementing at the company I feel that as a leader you need to get......

  • Central Control

    Leading PSIM developers are now Looking to offer integrated security systems aimed at the growing needs of Large scale enterprises and the increasing trend for smart city applications. SME reports PSIM solutions has been developed over the last decade to let organisations integrate unconnected secur...

  • Heat Wave

    Security Middle East looks at the value of thermal imaging cameras for use in perimeter applications and finds that when it comes to accurate detection at a distance they are hard to beat … Thermal imaging cameras are widely regarded as one of the best......

  • Crime fighting Combination

    Do more CCTV systemsmake us more secure? According to Jean Turgeon, vice president & chief technologist at Avaya, it’s all in the network. Millions of CCTV are being deployed around the world. Is this enough? Deploying more security cameras can only help in discouraging people from......

  • Timing is right

    Every government around the world takes the safety and security of its elected representatives and personnel extremely seriously. This is certainly the case in Jordan where the 150 elected representatives in the national parliament recently benefited from a complete upgrade of their CCTV surveillanc...

  • A piece of the action

    There will be something for everyone at this year’s IFSEC, be they manufacturers, distributors, installers and integrators or end users. SME provides a rundown of what to expect this June. Returning to ExCel London for the third year running, the addition of some exciting features......

  • VSaaS and video streaming: The growth of the cloud

    The growth of video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) and cloud-recording is giving security planners a new set of options for extending what they do with surveillance, as well as opening up the market to smaller non- professional security users. VSaaS offers organisations both a......