Author: Claire Mahoney

Outdated camera firmware, and failing to change default passwords present some of the biggest weaknesses in cybersecurity defense. As the number of interconnected security devices keeps on growing, keeping pace with the latest updates can be tricky and very time-consuming. According to new research* conducted...

The growing need for remote towers was one of the hot topics discussed at the Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) conference, held at Dubai Airshow 2019 on the 19 and 20 November. The importance of collaboration across the industry was also a key theme, as delegates...

The annual BAPCO Conference & Exhibition, the leading public safety communications technology event in the UK, has opened for registrations. Taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 10 – 11 March, BAPCO 2020 will bring together public safety technology users, manufacturers, technologists, academics and...

Invixium a manufacturer of modern IP-based biometric solutions has announced a joint distribution partnership with Zone of Multi Resources (ZMR), a key supplier of security, communications and technology solutions servicing Saudi Arabia. With this new agreement ZMR now offers Invixium’s full line of advanced biometric solutions...

IFSEC is expanding into the Egyptian market with the launch of IFSEC Egypt. The event will be held in Cairo’s EIEC on 4-6 November 2020 alongside the fire safety show FIREX Egypt, which takes place for the first time on 3-5 November 2019, and the long-established...

Wavestore’s highly secure, open platform Video Management Software (VMS) has been approved by Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA). SIRA is a government body responsible for managing the security industry in Dubai. Since it was established in 2016, developers have been required to obtain SIRA certification...

The results are in for Securexpo East Africa 2019 and organisers have confirmed the show’s visitor growth rate since 2018 at 36%. This year’s post-show statistics have uncovered several other successes from the show, making it their largest and most successful to date. Mr Fazul Mohamed,...

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries has expanded its corrosion testing facilities at its Sharjah Laboratory Complex to assists clients in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt. The upgrade and expansion of the Sharjah facility allows Intertek to offer enhanced...

Security Middle East editor, Claire Mahoney talks to Jamil Al-Asfar, senior sales manager, IDIS Middle East & Africa about the challenges involved in supplying one of the biggest bank security systems upgrade in the region The Middle East has some of the most stringent video storage...

Hikvision launched the first MENA Hikvision Ecosystem Alliance Event 2019 in Dubai last week bringing together government end users, leading technology enterprises, AI Technology professionals, system integrators and over 200 CXO level decision makers, to explore the potential for collaborating and developing new technology opportunities...

A group of British security companies has formed a consortium to take to this month's OFSEC fire & security exhibition in Oman. The Nukleas Integrated Security Solutions (NISS) consortium aims to provide a one-stop solution for command and control/surveillance requirements and is actively looking to work with...

More than 500 companies will present the smartest security & fire solutions for homes, cities and workplaces at Fiera Milano next month. Intelligent video cameras that warn in case of potential risk, anti-intrusion solutions that can be managed remotely, integrated cloud systems, biometrics, facial recognition, artificial...

Following the success of the 2018 inaugural edition, ISNR Innovation Awards 2020 is coming back, with 11 categories and endorsed by ISNR Government partners’ experts from Ministry of Interior and UAE Police HQs, including Dubai Police represented by Brigadier Walid Al Mannaei, as Head of...

The IP camera market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $8 billion to over $20 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rise in the demand for modern security solutions to enhance road...

Abu Dhabi Municipality has overhauled its legacy networking infrastructure and deployed powerful new Wi-Fi 6 technology from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, that has laid the foundation for its Smart Digital Workplace initiative. Ahmad Al Hammadi, IT manager at Abu Dhabi Municipality says, “We understand...

VirtuPort inaugurated the 7th edition of the Middle East and North Africa Information Security conference 2019, under the theme: Cyberspace, The New Frontier Deception, Orchestration and Blackholes”, yesterday in Riyadh (9th Sept). The conference was attended by world experts and international companies specialising in cybersecurity. According...

An advanced, hybrid surveillance upgrade for Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank (NCB) has earned IDIS and its integration partner Almajal G4S a place in the finals of the 2019 Intersec Awards. The project is one of the biggest financial surveillance system upgrades ever seen in...

Meraj Khan, business development manager - Critical Infrastructure, Axis Communication Middle East looks at how if you protect the core of your operations the benefits will be felt across the key security related areas of your organisation What is Critical Infrastructure? Critical Infrastructure is a broad...

Brive Hospital in France has selected STid and Vauban Systems to provide access control to its premises and guarantee the protection of its patients. Since November 2016, the Ministry of Health has required all public and private health care facilities to set up a Security Plan...

Timothy Compston explores why the vetting and screening of airport workers is high on the aviation security agenda thanks to a series of major terrorist incidents The vetting of those employed at airports is one aspect of security that has been raised by many commentators as...

Milestone Systems recently received Security Equipment Approval from the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) of Dubai. SIRA is a government body regulating the security industry in the Emirate of Dubai, providing protection to the community using preventive security systems and precautionary measures. Video Guard, an initiative by...

Paxton has launched a new global website with new features and pages all based on installer feedback. Features include: new information-rich product pages, with videos, case studies, instructions and brochures, an installer resource area for everything you need to fit and quote Paxton, a handy image download...

Vivotek has introduced its first license plate recognition camera - the B9387-LPR  which can identify license plates from over 70 countries around the world. The camera also offers efficient access control management through black & white lists and multi-site camera centralised maintenance. The black & white list...

Airport Solutions Dubai, taking place 19-20 November within the Dubai Airshow will offer an opportunity for the airport community to explore technology advancements to meet future capacity demands, says the organisers, Tarsus. As passenger numbers continue to rise globally, airports are seeking innovative solutions to meet...

Informa Markets has announced further growth for the 2019 edition of IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show. Taking place on 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London, the shows demonstrated notable visitor growth, representing 39,188 unique visitors – including thousands of international...