Interview: Ashish P. Dhakan

ASHISH P. DHAKAN  (MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd.) Ashish P Dhakan does not need introduction. An Engineer and MBA by qualification, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Prama Hikvision India Private Limited had a very humble start in security industry in 2005, and over just more than a decade, he steered the company to achieve the leadership position in the industry with his characteristic attributes including sincerity, focus, dedication, honest approach towards his business, and ground to earth personality. A first-generation entrepreneur Ashish has gone…

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Securing My Square Inch of Motherland’ Thumbs Up

The significance and relevance of the term and entity ‘Chowkidars,’ and their potential and contributions towards nation building were rightly highlighted by G Kishan Reddy – Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, GoI – at the recently held 14th Security Leadership Summit 2019 organized by the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) and Association of Private Detectives and Investigators (APDI) during 15-16 November 2019 at PHD House, New Delhi. He credited the grand success of Bhartiya Janata Party in 2019 General Election of India to the campaign called…

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New Paradigms for Loss Prevention in the Digital Era

International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM) held its 29th Annual Global Conclave at Hotel Conrad, Bengaluru, during 14-15 November 2019. The centre theme of the conclave – ‘New Paradigms for Loss Prevention in the Digital Era’ was selected in consonance with the reputation of Bengaluru as the IT capital of India and a major hub of IT business in the world. Bhaskar Rao, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru, the Chief Guest on the event inaugurated the conclave on a positive note amidst a congregation of various stakeholders of…

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Infinova Participates in Intersec 2020

< Associated as the ‘Platinum Sponsor’ for the third year in a row > < Showcasing its latest technology offerings > < Saeed Hall 1, Booth #S1-G12. Dubai World Trade Center > Infinova is geared up for Intersec 2020, one of the world’s leading security exhibitions being held at Dubai during 19-21 January 2020. The company is a leading global security products manufacturer, headquartered in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, USA, with various offices worldwide. Committed to technology, quality and reliability, Infinova delivers state-of-the-art digital surveillance solutions. They specialize in offering…

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Smart Policing vis-à-vis Smart Cities & Role of Private Security Industry

A thought leader and an action catalyzer rolled into one – Anil Puri is a rare combination of a visionary, and one who has mastered the art of strategic and tactical thinking to the core. He has been using this combination to seed new ideas and to lead them to their implementations on ground. This has been a consistent feature of his career. Here he writes about the role of the private security industry in smart policing, and a unique initiative taken by the CAPSI Chairman Kunwar Vikram Singh on the…

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The Musings of an Industry Thought Leader

Anil Puri, CMD, APS Group A thought leader and an action catalyzer rolled into one – Anil Puri is a rare combination of a visionary, and one who has mastered the art of strategic and tactical thinking to the core. He has been using this combination to seed new ideas and to lead them to their implementation on ground. This has been a consistent feature of his career. Here he writes about the information security and significance of inclusion of security ab initio in planning to digitalize the company processes…

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OSAC Organizes Diplomatic Security Run 2019

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) New Delhi Chapter, US Embassy has been working towards fostering the public-private partnership between the US government, USA MNCs and local regional stakeholders. In continuation thereof, post a successful corporate social responsibility (CSR) run organised in 2016, the Council of OSAC New Delhi organised a Diplomatic Security (DS) Run on 19 October 2019 as an inclusiveness in diversity initiative at the USA embassy under the guidance of Gregary Levin, Senior Regional Security Officer (SRSO), US Embassy, and his office. This was also in line…

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2nd Leg of Hikvision Expo & Bravery Awards

20 Policemen Honoured with Bravery Awards Prama Hikvision successfully organized the second leg of Hikvision Expo in Hyderabad (14 September), Bengaluru (17 September), Coimbatore (19 September) and Kochi (21 September). In this phase, the ‘Bravery Awards’ were presented to 20 policemen at Hyderabad (5 Policemen), Bengaluru (10 Policemen) and Kochi (5 Policemen) for their exemplary services. Ashish P. Dhakan, MD and CEO, Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd., said, “We are happy to honour the policemen in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kochi for their exemplary service by presenting the Bravery Awards. We…

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Forces Network Helps Military to Corporate

Forces Network, a professional network of the military veterans in corporate, conducted a full day Military to Corporate (M2C) Transition Workshop at Holiday Inn, Aerocity, New Delhi on 20 October 2019. GR Reddy the Founder of Husys, India’s first publicly listed HR company, gave a wonderful talk on the ‘opportunities for veterans in the MSME sector.’ He had flown in from Hyderabad especially for this session. In a post event interaction he said that he was pleasantly surprised to such an energetic and positive community and looked forward to an…

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Trends in Modern Video Surveillance

Anand Chakravarti Area Vice President – MEA and APAC, Pivot3 Current Practices, Priorities & Purchase Drivers Video surveillance is a fact of modern day life and an integral part of most security operations. In developed areas, video surveillance seems so ubiquitous that it can almost be surprising when there is no video record that relates to an event of interest. From the first use of closed caption video – Germany capturing the firing of V-2 rockets during World War II – to today’s mobile, tiny drone cameras, the steady and…

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