Author: Claire Mahoney

Companies in the Middle East need to be on high alert over how their brands are being exploited by cybercriminals, writes Werno Gevers cybersecurity expert at Mimecast Middle East organisations are growing wary of criminals exploiting their brands to target their customers, partners or the general...

New mask mandates in the region have increased the need for new facial recognition solutions, writes Aluisio Figueiredo CEO ISS (Intelligent Security Systems) The expansion of facial recognition into the mainstream of commercial, corporate and government access control strategies has been ongoing for several years. Because it...

Louise Bou-Rached, Milestone System's key account manager for the UAE looks at nine ways that video technology can help retailers optimise the shopping experience while adhering to the Coronavirus rules During the Coronavirus crisis, the challenges for retailers are many: how do we comply with new...

Security Middle East speaks to Illyas Kooliyankal, chief information security officer of ADIB – the UAE’s leading Islamic retail bank about the how the bank has dealt with the security challenges caused by the current pandemic What were the challenges that you faced during Covid?...

The current pandemic is still dominating our lives and not surprisingly continues to dominate our magazine. Reducing opportunities for virus transmission is now a major priority for all businesses particularly those that are forward facing such as retail. Video surveillance technology has for several years now...

Andrea Babbs of anti-virus solutions provider Vipre says that as well as combatting external cyber threats businesses need to remain focused on the threat of accidental insider data leakage  Cybercrime has rapidly become the world’s fastest growing form of criminal activity, and is showing no sign of slowing...

Honeywell has announced new solutions to its Healthy Buildings Safety & Security offering that help building owners comply with social distancing and mask guidelines. Using deep learning artificial intelligence video analytics, the Honeywell Pro-Watch and MAXPRO Network Video Recorders (NVR) and Video Management Systems (VMS)...

Honeywell has announced the release of its Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite, a software platform designed to help protect people and property, optimise productivity and ensure compliance with industry regulations. Pro-Watch Intelligent Command is a web-based user interface that provides organisations complete situational awareness of their security...

Contactless deliveries have assumed paramount importance following COVID-19. As cases rise again, Mohammad Meraj Hoda, vice president of Business Development – Middle East & Africa at Ring gives us a look at how video doorbells improve all-round safety With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to...

Ashraf Sheet, regional director, Middle East & Africa at Infoblox looks at the growing threat of DDos attacks coming to a server near you! In 2020 DDoS attacks continue to increase both in volume and in frequency. Nexusguard Research just reported a 542% increase in DDoS attacks...

Iris identification biometric technology from Aditech has been chosen by Google to secure data centre access management Following a selection process that included a number of on-site meetings and demos in select locations, followed by different implementation stages, both locally and internationally, Iris Recognition became a...

Panasonic has announced a collaboration with the software company A.I.Tech. It brings together i-PRO’s industry leading security cameras with built-in AI capabilities and groundbreaking intelligent applications to provide a range of business solutions based on deep learning, many applicable to the current COVID-19 environment. The deep...

When it comes to biometrics for security there is little doubt that facial recognition is now at the very forefront of 'frictionless' ways to authenticate the identity of individuals. Timothy Compston casts his eye over the latest developments We are seeing the latest generation of powerful facial...

H.E. Khalifa Ibrahim Al Saleis, CEO & Executive Director Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) commits to Intersec “The Dubai Government’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) is committed to providing Dubai with the highest levels of safety and security through the implementation of international best practices in...

New whitepaper highlights benefits of integrated access control systems to help organisations transform security and operations, but stresses that existing barriers are preventing adoption. Axis Communications, has announced its latest whitepaper: The digitisation and cyber security of physical access control, to highlight the many benefits of...

Aluisio Figueiredo CEO at ISS - Intelligent Security Systems explains why the convergence of technologies and integration of information and communication have increased the threats   According to a recent research project conducted in May 2020 by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global critical infrastructure protection (CIP) market is estimated...

With the number of cameras, camera resolutions, and associated video surveillance footage on the rise we take a closer look at the opportunities, challenges, and economics, associated with moving vital evidence into the cloud With more and more business functions reliant on cloud computing and storage...

US Iris recognition company Iris ID has supplied its contactless IrisAccess biometric technology for employee time and attendance at several hotels in Iraq. The Millennium hotels – the Millennium Kurdistan, the Copthorne Hotel Baranan and Millennium Kurdistan Hotel and Spa – are located in the Sulaymaniyah province in the country’s Kurdistan region. Mohammed Murad,...

Security Middle East caught up with George Bou Mitri, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, META to talk about how smart technologies will be essential in ensuring business continuity over the coming months How are large-scale IoT-based projects such as smart cities being adversely affected by...

Airbus’ secure communication solutions; Tactilon Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat are currently being rolled-out across local public safety entities in Kuwait to help strengthen their mission-critical communication systems. The concerned authorities will benefit from an Airbus Tetra network and infrastructure, with advanced multimedia capabilities such as...

Honeywell and Mubadala Investment Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Strata Manufacturing, reached the manufacturing landmark of producing one million N95 masks in Strata’s Al Ain facility this week. The collaboration is providing critical personal protective equipment (PPE) for the UAE’s front line health workers, while transforming the country into...

In a report released by Honeywell based on cybersecurity threat data collected from hundreds of industrial facilities globally, the severity of threats detected to operational technology (OT) systems has risen by significant amounts over a 12-month period. The findings from the latest Honeywell Industrial USB Threat...

Cybercriminals are targeting the growing online presence of businesses in the region, with attacks on web applications being the leading form of exploit. With this growing trend towards digital service channels, Dimension Data’s parent company, NTT Ltd., in its  2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report, has found...

UK surveillance platform manufacturer Silent Sentinel has extended its range of elevated body temperature detection cameras with the addition of a thermal only option called the Modum Lite. As standard the Modum Lite is accurate to within 0.5 degrees, however when deployed with the optional...

The fast-paced growth of Milestone Systems has resulted in a new regional headquarters in Dubai Media City. The move means double the office space for employees. The premises include a state-of-the-art Experience Centre equipped with new technology capable of simulating and demonstrating a wide range of...

Bosch has announced the launch of INTEOX, a new camera platform that claims to be the first fully open platform of its kind. It supports neural network based analytics, the next step in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. It also enables app developers and integration partners...

NIT an Ingram Micro Company (NIT) and a leading regional value-added distributor of IP surveillance and physical security solutions in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, have signed a distribution agreement with barox Kommunikation GmbH, a leading manufacturer of network switches designed for...

Despite the growing market for VMS and VsaaS, Timothy Compston finds out that NVR technology is still very much the workhorse in the banking and transport sectors When it comes to the world of video surveillance these days it is all too easy to overlook dedicated...

COVID-19 continues to change the way companies do business in the Middle East. And one of the largest banks in Jordan is using solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) to adapt. Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) has implemented  Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops across its 64...

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider is increasing the availability of its Remote Video Inspection (RVI) service to ensure business continuity of critical vendor inspection services across the oil and gas supply chain during the current health and safety site restrictions. International Oil Companies...

A Tunisian police project is using surveillance robots to help impose lockdown restrictions. The 'P-Guard' project robot has been deployed on the streets of the Tunisian capitol by the interior ministry. The robot is manufactured by a company called Enova Robotics and was originally designed for security...

 telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreeda three-year contract to install the CLEARKSYTM Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The CLEARKSYTM Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical infrastructure sites, including airports. Its implementation at Bristol Airport, an international transport hub and one of the ten...

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