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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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23 Mar International Security Forum to kick off in Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and in partnership with INTERPOL and the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World, Abu Dhabi is preparing to host Ministers of Interior and Justice as well as...

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16 Mar Qognify claims to meet security and IT needs in one

A new product has been launched by Qognify to address the growing need to securely store critical data. Qblock combines Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Isilon storage and Qognify’s VisionHub Video Management Solution and allows users to scale their solution as much as required, without...

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23 Feb Saudi to host smart cities conference this May

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA), Dar Al Riyadh and Nispana have announced that Saudi's first Smart Cities Conference will take place in May 2017 in Riyadh. The event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh and it...

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15 Feb 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 crisis and...

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10 Feb Hikvision launches new embedded NVR series

Hikvision has launched two new high-performance professional standard embedded NVR series with X86 architecture and Intel chipsets. Suitable for medium to large scale applications and supporting multiple HD inputs, the new Hikvision high-end embedded NVRs offer improved decoding capability, with the DS-96000NI-I24 supporting up to 20...

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01 Feb Intersec ends on an all time high

Intersec 2017 concluded on 24th January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition, with a new record in exhibitor and visitor participation ensuring the three-day event wrapped up proceedings on an all-time high. According to organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Intersec 2017 attracted 33,501 visitors from...

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12 Jan New law governing Dubai security industry launched this month

The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry framework, guidelines and expectations. The SIRA Forum takes place on 24 January at...

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06 Jan 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 article...

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05 Jan 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 your...

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31 Dec April summit to focus on planning security at major events

Reed Exhibitions is teaming up with local company, Major Events International (MEI) to put together a summit for those involved in the security of major events. The Major Events Safety & Security Summit, an event covering implications of security for major events and all crowded places will...

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22 Dec Genetec to focus on unifying physical security at Intersec

Genetec will be showcasing a number of new high-end security and surveillance systems at Intersec which will be held from January 22 to January 24, 2017 in Dubai. The company has expressed its confidence in meeting the growing demand in the Middle East region’s retail and...

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30 Nov Record number of terrorist attacks in October 2016

Non-state armed groups carried out more attacks in October 2016 than any other month in the past 12 months, with over half of them in the Middle East and Africa, according to new data released today by IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics...

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11 Oct Nedap secures parking areas at Dubai Airport Freezone

A Nedap solution for long-range vehicle identification and safe and convenient access control has been installed by Alpha Plus Security & Alarm Systems at the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA). The uPASS solution  is said to provide convenient vehicle access without forcing tenants to stop their vehicle...

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29 Sep Middle East security market set to double

The Middle East market for security, safety, and fire protection is on track for double digit growth over the next four years, as regional governments and the private sector look for improved technologies to better protect assets, people, businesses, and borders. Led by the Gulf nations...

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20 Sep Humans better at recognising faces than algorithmns

Humans are better at recognising faces than algorithms, according to research at a British University. According to research undertaken by the Applied Psychology Unit at the University of Greenwich, so-called ‘Super Recognisers’ are humans with extraordinary abilities in recollecting facial features. And for every one recognition...

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06 Sep Bravo becomes Tetra forum’s newest Middle East member

International critical communications organisation, the TCCA (Tetra Critical Communications Association )has welcomed network operator, Bravo, as its newest Middle East member. Bravo is the only licensed national operator in Saudi Arabia to provide wireless PTT communication solutions to the enterprise, government and industrial sectors across the...

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02 Sep Hikvision launches thermal cameras for hazardous areas

Hikvision has launched a new range of thermal cameras for hazardous areas which will capture vivid, high-resolution HD video of moving objects at resolutions up to 640 x 512 pixels, unhindered by either darkness or inclement weather. The cameras also feature three innovative functionalities for image quality...

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19 Aug Biometric micro-ATMs eyed for inclusion in India

Researchers in India have developed a small mobile ATM that uses iris and fingerprint recognition for transactions. Developed by Evolute Company, the handheld devices with biometric verification can deliver all the services expected from a traditional ATM such as cash withdrawal, cash deposit and balance...

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19 Aug Smiths awarded £19m detection systems contract for Egypt airports

Smiths Detection has been awarded contracts worth almost £19m by Falcon Group to provide advanced detection systems for passenger checkpoint, hold baggage and cargo screening to airports across Egypt. The award for X-ray scanners, people screening systems and trace detectors is part of national programme to...

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09 Aug IDIS platinum sponsor of the Smarter Dubai Forum

IDIS has announced that it will be a platinum sponsor of this year’s Smarter Dubai Forum for Safety and Security taking place at the Sofitel Downtown Dubai hotel on 20th September 2016. Following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Ben Rashid Al-Maktoom, the United...

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