Author: Claire Mahoney

The latest in security innovation and education is about to hit Sydney with the Security Exhibition & Conference, the largest commercial event for the security industry in Australia, returning to the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour from 24-26 July 2019. Once a year, across...

SimonsVoss Technologies GmbH, part of the Allegion group - a global leader in digital locking and physical access control systems - has entered a technology partnership in Europe with Morphean. The new technology partnership, that will utilise SimonsVoss’ digital access control system SmartIntego[1], extends Morphean’s...

Optex has celebrated a number of technological firsts in its 40 year history, including the world’s first automatic door sensor using far infrared technology and one of the first wireless security sensors. SME speaks to Masaya Kida, managing director for Optex EMEA about whats behind...

As one of the Middle East’s first companies dedicated to the pursuit of improving quality of life, Bee’ah is setting a benchmark in AI capabilities within the region and around the world through smart platforms. It has now teamed up with Johnson Controls and Microsoft...

Today the video surveillance camera technology landscape is changing beyond all recognition thanks to powerful 'system-on-a-chip' architecture. We lift the lid on today's cameras to find out more about the features being adopted including more advanced processing - like AI (Artificial Intelligence) based video analytics...

Timothy Compston checks out the latest Point-Of-Sale (POS) security solutions that are ringing the changes in the battle against customer theft and staff fraud including a new system gaining traction that advanced algorithms to deter the growing problem of theft at self-service check-outs There is little...

Panasonic will leverage its innovative technologies and solid track record in high-profile global events as it gears up to empower business organisations participating at mega events, like the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai.  The company also announced that it will deploy skilled experts on site...

Vision-Box is set to supply Bahrain International Airport’s new Passenger Terminal Building with a state-of-the-art Automated Border Control platform. Located in Muharraq, Bahrain International Airport (BIA) serves as an important hub in the Gulf region. It is currently being transformed through the Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP),...

Wavestore’s VMS recent pre-qualification for major customer projects across the Middle East has led to the company reporting increased sales activity across the region. Wavestore works closely with a wide range of technology partners to ensure its video recording and management software is at the heart...

Matrix, a leading manufacturer and provider of Telecom and Security solutions, will be showcasing several of its latest security solutions and its forthcoming Matrix Insight 2019 events in Jeddah and Riyadh this April. Solutions on show will include its newly launched face recognition technology for authentication...

Airbus provided secure communications technology for the formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain from 29 to 31 March. The Bahrain International Circuit Organisation used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure to ensure a smooth organization and secure the race. “Events, such as Formula 1 races,...

One of the UAE's youngest hackers took to the stage at the recent Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2019) GISEC, the region’s largest cybersecurity forum, is a yearly event organised by Dubai Police and Dubai Electronic Security center, where the world’s best hackers demonstrate...

Doors are opening to the cloud for access control. Timothy Compston asks are there any hurdles that still need to be overcome for the cloud's wider adoption for access control? As more and more business functions become reliant on the cloud - essentially off premises computing...

Despite ongoing concerns about state data-sharing, new research has revealed that senior decision makers prioritise media reputation (71%) and face-to-face relationships (72%) over where a vendor is based (58%) when evaluating a potential security partner. The research, commissioned by Say Communications explored senior decision makers’ attitudes...

Only four out of 10 CEOs in Saudi Arabia say their organisation is prepared to thwart any cyber-attack, according to the second edition of the “Saudi Arabia CEO Outlook 2018” report released by KPMG Al Fozan & Partners. Fifty-two percent of Saudi CEOs also believe becoming...

Johnson Controls' aviation specific CEM Systems AC2000 Airport access control solution has been selected to secure the new Bahrain International Airport. The CEM Systems AC2000 Airport software and industry leading CEM Systems hardware is being installed at Bahrain International Airport to ensure the highest level of...

A secure facility is priority number one. However, while modern credential and reader technology is being adopted for physical access control solutions, research shows that organisations continue to utilise legacy communication protocols creating vulnerabilities and risk. Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) delivers benefits and advantages that...

Finnish locking solutions provider Abloy is expanding its international business operations with a major  focus on the global railway industry. To facilitate this growth and support its professional customers worldwide, Abloy will open new competence centres in in North America, Southern Europe and in the Asia-Pacific...

Uniview, a leading video surveillance manufacturer has provided a range of cutting-edge security technologies for the Transworld Group of companies in Qatar. Transworld is a shipping agency with offices across the region, including the UAE, Saudi, Oman, Kuwait, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Pakistan and...

A recent spate of drone incidents at two of the world's busiest airports over have brought anti-drone technology once again into the spotlight. Aviation authorities in Dubai however have been ahead of the game on this for some time as Philip Ingram MBE reports The closure...

Genetec Inc. a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence today announced a new version of Security Center, the company’s open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. With customisable live dashboards, enhanced privacy...

The acquisition of Paramount Group’s newly launched, next generation armoured personnel carrier, the Mbombe 4, was announced by the United Arab Emirates at IDEX 2019, the largest defence and security Expo in the Middle East. The announcement was made by the UAE’s Ministry of Defence on the first...

The International Defence Conference (IDC) 2019, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, began this week in Abu Dhabi under the theme ‘Shaping Our Shared Future: Strengthening Our...

“Today the industry still has the tendency to tackle common problems with proprietary solutions.” Security Middle East speaks to Johan Jubbega, president of the newly-formed Open Security and Safety Alliance which aims to offer of more collaborative approach to today's security challenges by offering specifications for a...