Author: Claire Mahoney

Make the most of your existing analogue infrastructure and utilise Ethernet over coaxial cable technology for an easy move to a modern IP-based video surveillance system. That’s the message from AMG Systems, the UK manufacturer and global leader in the field of video transmission. AMG sales...

Joining an award-winning line of perimeter protection thermal cameras, the FLIR FB-Series O thermal security camera features a 320x240 resolution thermal imaging sensor that detects potential intruders in total darkness, and through sun glare, smoke, dust, and light fog. Three separate lens options provide narrow-to-wide...

Changing Middle East government security strategies are opening up major opportunities for much needed security expertise in the region says ME based security consultant Jean Perois    In the GCC, critical infrastructure has seen a spectacular transformation. While in the past it focused on mainly hydrocarbon production...

Mobile surveillance solutions sometimes result in a compromise in detection performance and accuracy. But as Eric Olson explains, a new integrated sensor approach means that they no longer have to Perimeters are getting more and more complicated to defend, and at the same time, security budgets...

Vivotek has unveiled the latest release of its video management software, VAST 2 which offers brand new intuitive user interface and boasts an extended range of user-centered functionalities, including auto setup, advanced search, and custom layout as well as additional add-on functions for failover protection,...

Dubai Opera is now one of the world's smartest and most energy-efficient performance spaces thanks to an extremely powerful building management platform from Siemens. The dhow-shaped building is a multi-format performing arts centre which accommodates up to 2,000 spectators. An innovative feature of Dubai Opera is...

The newly formed International Critical Control Rooms Alliance (ICCRA) has launched its first project – to drive the standardisation of critical control room technical interfaces for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) organisations. There is currently no common interface standard between the telecoms solution – whatever...

Timothy Compston takes the temperature of the thermal imaging market and finds there is a lot of hot competition and some cool contenders for market share The thermal camera landscape is changing fast as uncooled camera and sensor prices fall and more traditional video surveillance camera vendors add...

Attendees at this year’s IFSEC International will have the opportunity to experience a number of new and innovative cameras from Pelco by Schneider Electric (Stand D800). Headlining these advanced solutions are the company’s ExSite Enhanced Explosion-Proof Cameras which are engineered to survive in the most...

Body worn camera specialists Edesix’s is launching a range of discreet incident recorders to help protect vulnerable staff. The VideoTag Series ( the VT-100 and VT-50), stream live footage and have a standby battery-life of up to three months. The VT Series also provides audio and video...

NXN (formerly neXgen Group), a leading Smart Cities Digital Services organisation in the region has joined forces with McAfee to launch a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) practice in the Middle East. The MSSP practice will enable NXN to build on their Smart City Managed Service...

Nedap has received an Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award for its smart parking solution in the Turkish city of Izmir. As part of the cities’ large scale Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) implementation, that includes solutions to optimise traffic and transportation, 2,000 parking spaces have been equipped...

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation solutions specialists, Frontier Pitts, says that it has seen a surge of interest in its temporary and permanent barrier and blocker solutions over the last year from all over the globe. The company has been responsible for multiple projects of this nature in...

Cities around the world are adopting ever smarter, joined-up solutions to keep their citizens safe in the face of terrorism and crime, as well as ensuring other key aspects of city life – like traffic – are moving in the right direction. Timothy Compston reports   IHS...

The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia concluded its debut run this May in high style, welcoming 6,131 Saudi trade buyers at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. The visitor count was nearly double than what was anticipated by organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East and...

In this special blog, Steven Malone, director of Security Product Management at Mimecast looks at what you can do to improve your cyber resilience in the wake of the recent Wannacrypt ransomware attack The global reach and considerable impact of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry/Wcry) ransomware is a wake-up call...

Smiths Detection chose the Airport Show in Dubai to unveil its advanced screening and management platform - Checkpoint.Evoplus. This sophisticated software has been designed to support next-generation checkpoint X-ray screening equipment, streamlining security processes to help increase passenger throughput; optimise resources; reduce operational costs; and...

Transguard, a division of Emirates Group Security (EGS) has been awarded the Dubai Quality Award (DQA) at the 23rd annual Business Excellence Awards. Transguard provides logistics services to more than 100 destinations across the globe and is the only security agency authorised by Dubai Civil Aviation...

Al Murabit Security Services (Al Murabit) has opened its new office in Burjessia, Basra, demonstrating its commitment to deliver its full security service offering to customers in southern Iraq, as well as through its headquarters in Baghdad. Situated in the southern oilfields, the new office relocates...

  The first Intersec Saudi Arabia was inaugurated today (2 May) by HH Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Jalawi Al Saud, Deputy Governor of Makkah Region for Security Affairs under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques...

Hikvision MENA will be hitting the road over the next couple of months for a 14-date series of seminars across the Middle East region. The tour which takes in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt is the second regional event of its kind for...

Security and Telecoms specialists Matrix will be holding a one day product summit on 1st May at the Riyadh Marriot Hotel, Saudi Arabia. The company will showcase a number of biometric and access control products, including its latest 'Your Mobile Your Identity' access control app which uses...

The latest addition to Panasonic’s security camera range is set to offer a significant improvement in operability as well as a reduction in the cost of storage and maintenance for city CCTV surveillance. The outdoor, vandal-proof, Full-HD, PTZ camera (WV-X6531N) comes equipped with a x40 optical...

The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia takes place in just over under two weeks. The show will feature 140 exhibitors from 25 countries when it opens from 2-4 May 2017 at the Jeddah Center for Forums & Events.   The biggest names in the business signed...

The eighth edition of the Dubai International Air Chief’s Conference (DIAC 2017) will take place on November 11, 2017 under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the UAE, and Ruler...

Digital Barriers has secured a recurring revenue software contract for its facial recognition technology with Careem, a leading ride hailing provider in the Middle East and North Africa, with operations across more than fifty cities, across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, Kuwait,...

Timothy Compston navigates through the latest anti-drone solutions that have been developed to clip the wings of the soaring number of drones taking flight Few would argue that, when deployed correctly, drones – or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) – act as a powerful force multiplier for...

With Genetec this year celebrating two-decades in the security industry, Timothy Compston spoke to Pierre Racz, president and ceo, about cyber security, causing controversy and how he’s a software geek at heart   Pierre Racz, founded Genetec back in 1997. Since then, Genetec has been transformed into...

Information security training specialists, SANS Institute, is hosting a set of instructor-led classroom training workshops in Riyadh in May to help prepare students wishing to take the associated globally renowned GIAC certification exams. ‘SANS Riyadh 2017’ will feature four courses, covering cyber security essentials as well as...