Allegion UK Steps up to the Challenge, Raising Awareness for Fire Safety

Allegion UK, a leading specialist in fire safety and security products and solutions, recently took an impressive 500,000 steps towards raising £500 in aid of Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) and The Fire Fighters Charity. Using two treadmills, 35 employees from the Allegion UK team worked as one to take part in their corporate challenge to walk, run, jog or dance 500,000 steps in four days. During the challenge, the team joined forces with the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS), who visited the Allegion offices in Aston, Birmingham, to help…

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ASIS International Releases New ESRM Guideline

ASIS International released its Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline, which takes a different approach to traditional security. The new guideline is the first strategic security management tool of its kind, elevating the security function by estab lishing a partnership between security professionals and business leaders to manage security risks. The objective of ESRM is to identify, evaluate, and mitigate the likelihood and/ or impact of security risks to the organization with priority given to protective activities that help enable the organization to advance its overall mission. ESRM positions the…

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MOBOTIX Successful Cooperation

MOBOTIX has taken another step towards making its technology available and integrating it in partner systems. After extensive development processes and testing, all MOBOTIX IoT camera solutions have been integrated in Gentec’s cloud-based Stratocast video management system. Genetec has been one of MOBOTIX’s most important technology partners for many years. “The integration of our camera systems in Stratocast, whose high level of cybersecurity is put to the test in annual stress tests and evaluations, is another milestone in the long-term cooperative relationship between MOBOTIX and Genetec,” says Hartmut Sprave, CTO…

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Sophos Named Best Small Business Endpoint Security Solution

Sophos has recently been named the 2019 Best Small Business Endpoint security solution by SE Labs in its inaugural ‘Annual Report.’ The new report recognizes Intercept X Advanced as the industry’s best for endpoint threat protection based on strong product performance following months of in-depth testing. “SE Labs tested more than 50 different products using over 5,000 targeted attacks. These attacks were run in a realistic way using publicly available hacking tools,” according to the report, “To ensure our testing is as realistic and useful as possible, we monitor real-world…

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Stratocast Cloud-Based VMS

Expansion of the Genetec Stratocast™ portfolio gives users unparalleled flexibility and freedom of choice when selecting their cameras Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence has recently announced that Stratocast™, its cloud-based video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS), powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing platform, now supports new camera models from Bosch, MOBOTIX and EUKLIS. Stratocast also supports hybrid-cloud deployments for users wishing to keep certain on-premise storage and infrastructure hardware while gradually transitioning everything to the cloud. Thanks to the Stratocast open architecture, the…

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ASSA ABLOY Acquires Placard in Australia

“Placard is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group. The company reinforces our current offering within secure cards. The acquisition of Placard considerably enhances the Group´s position in the Pacific smart card market and will provide complementary growth opportunities,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY “Placard’s large installed base of customers in the Australasia region demonstrates the continued strength of secure cards and their relevance in the lives of millions of people every day,” says Stefan Widing, Executive Vice President and Head of HID Global,…

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OSAC Celebrates National Forensic Science Week

Forensic science can be a powerful force in support of justice and public safety. Properly applied, it clears the innocent and helps convict the guilty. The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) is working to strengthen forensic science by facilitating the development of technically sound standards and encouraging their implementation. In recognition of National Forensic Science Week 2019, held September 15-21, OSAC took to LinkedIn and highlighted several standards and guidelines currently on the OSAC Registry or in the registry approval process that will be beneficial for…

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Pivot3 Large-Scale Surveillance Solution Recognized for Innovation in Campus Safety

Pivot3 large-scale surveillance solution has recently received the 2019 Campus Safety Best Award, which recognizes the most innovative solutions designed to enhance security and safety in campus environments. Selected for demonstrating excellence in the video surveillance category, Pivot3’s large-scale surveillance solution provides the performance that is required for largescale environments at a lower cost than any other enterprise solution. This honor marks the fourth award Pivot3 has received for the large-scale solution within the past year, after it was also recognized as a 2018 Innovative Product Award winner at Global…

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M&A in Defence & Security Market Reaches Record High

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the defence and security domains was valued at USD130 billion during the three months to 30 June 2019, according to Jane’s by IHS Markit. This compared with USD5.4 billion during the prior three months and an average of USD10 billion each quarter over the prior ten years. The merger of Raytheon and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in a USD121 billion all-stock transaction was announced in June this year to create Raytheon Technologies Corporation with combined sales in the region of USD74 billion. The deal…

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Hikvision Announces Half-yearly Financial Results with 14.60% Growth

Hikvision, the world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions, has reported a total operating revenue of RMB 23.92 billion for the first half of 2019, representing a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 14.60%. Net profits attributable to shareholders of the company amounted to RMB 4.22 billion, a growth of 1.67% YoY. The company also reported strong financial performance during the second quarter of 2019, with 21.46% growth YoY in total operating revenue and 14.98% growth YoY in net profits. The company performed a retrospective adjustment or restatement of previous…

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