Author: Claire Mahoney

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and in partnership with INTERPOL and the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World, Abu Dhabi is preparing to host Ministers of Interior and Justice as well as...

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its offering of high-power infrared LEDs for illumination solutions to include a new wavelength (810 nm). This development will benefit camera systems, such as those used to read license plates. They can use this additional wavelength to improve image contrast making...

Philip Verner, EMEA sales director, CEM Systems/Tyco Security Products looks at the access control trends to that will be influencing the security market this year “There are many trends and topics which will dominate the security industry this year. These include the growth of ‘smart security...

A new product has been launched by Qognify to address the growing need to securely store critical data. Qblock combines Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Isilon storage and Qognify’s VisionHub Video Management Solution and allows users to scale their solution as much as required, without...

VIVA has joined forces with Intel Security to establish Bahrain’s first Cyber Defence Centre (CDC). The partnership signed on the sidelines of MEET ICT and BITEX 2017, will provide public and private enterprises across   Bahrain with a one-stop-shop for all communication and data security requirements...

CNL Software has appointed Craig Menzies to the role of general manager - Middle East as the company prepares for further expansion in the region. Craig joins CNL Software from Tyco Fire & Security UAE where he was the Security Division manager, overseeing multi-disciplinary teams working...

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA), Dar Al Riyadh and Nispana have announced that Saudi's first Smart Cities Conference will take place in May 2017 in Riyadh. The event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh and it...

The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce has announced that Brazil will participate at International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017, the latest edition of the region’s only event dedicated to unmanned systems and technologies taking place from February 19 to 23, 2017 at the Abu...

Security companies, tech giants and telecoms providers are all jostling for a share of the smart homes market and planning for the anticipated moment when IoT goes mass market   Growing awareness and acceptance of automation technology among consumers, increasing internet connectivity and a well- developed infrastructure...

Johan Paulsson, CTO, Axis Communications gives his view on the top technology trends in the security market that will influence the industry the most in 2017   On a global level the world is going through turbulent times with conflicts, political uncertainty, an ongoing refugee crisis and...

Milestone Systems announced the appointment of a new regional director at Intersec. Christian Ringler takes over from long-serving Peter Biltsted who who recently retired. Claire Mahoney caught up with Christian at the show to find out how he plans to run Milestone’s regional operations. These days...

Intel Security has announced its second annual cloud security report, “Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky.” The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications, and the evolving impact of Shadow IT of the...

Hikvision has launched two new high-performance professional standard embedded NVR series with X86 architecture and Intel chipsets. Suitable for medium to large scale applications and supporting multiple HD inputs, the new Hikvision high-end embedded NVRs offer improved decoding capability, with the DS-96000NI-I24 supporting up to 20...

Intersec 2017 concluded on 24th January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition, with a new record in exhibitor and visitor participation ensuring the three-day event wrapped up proceedings on an all-time high. According to organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Intersec 2017 attracted 33,501 visitors from...

Ducab, a UAE-based leading manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products has opened a new state of the art fire testing laboratory specifically built for the Ducab FlamBICC range of Fire Performance cables, according to BS EN/IEC standard and Ducab NuBICC nuclear cables tested in accordance...

Milestone's new regional director for the MEA has promised to make sure the company will retain its number one spot at the leading open platform VMS company in the region. Christian Ringler who takes over the role from Peter Biltsted said that the company is being...

Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) has launched the i-PRO Extreme at the security show, Intersec in Dubai, in response to fast growing demand for integrated video surveillance in the region. Industry studies indicate that the regional commercial security market is expected to be worth...

The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry framework, guidelines and expectations. The SIRA Forum takes place on 24 January at...

Stephen Smith, managing director of ISM, says some PSIM manufacturers are misleading the market, both in regard to what their technology is capable of and how much they should pay for the pleasure of installing it. "In the September/October issue of Security Middle East, an article...

Alida Scholtz was appointed as chief executive officer and managing director of G4S UAE in 2016. She tells SME about her leadership style and the wave of positive reforms she is implementing at the company I feel that as a leader you need to get your...

Hikvision will be demonstrating that it is more than just the world's biggest video surveillance manufacturer at the forthcoming Intersec show in Dubai later this month. Not only will be it be showing its new explorations in the development of intelligent data,  including its H.265+ video...

Reed Exhibitions is teaming up with local company, Major Events International (MEI) to put together a summit for those involved in the security of major events. The Major Events Safety & Security Summit, an event covering implications of security for major events and all crowded places will...

Genetec will be showcasing a number of new high-end security and surveillance systems at Intersec which will be held from January 22 to January 24, 2017 in Dubai. The company has expressed its confidence in meeting the growing demand in the Middle East region’s retail and...

Iris ID, a leading provider of iris biometric technology has announced the Qatar National Bank (QNB) has begun using its Iris ID identity recognition solution to authenticate customers using the bank’s ATMs. The technology increases transaction security and convenience by allowing customers to have PIN-free...

The Promise Surveillance Solutions Summit, held on December 7 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, brought together an impressive crowd of security professionals from throughout the Middle East excited to experience demonstrations and learn key insights on the surveillance industry’s hottest trends and technologies. Hosted by Promise...

The rise of IoT (Internet of Things), and its convergence with video analytics is set to have a profound impact on the Middle East video surveillance industry, as the regional security sector’s traditional boundaries continue to blur. Global security solutions providers at the upcoming Intersec 2017...

Nokia and the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end UAS ecosystem that will make the UAE the first country in the world to allow the operation of drones by both...

Non-state armed groups carried out more attacks in October 2016 than any other month in the past 12 months, with over half of them in the Middle East and Africa, according to new data released today by IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics...

The vast majority of successful cyber-attacks come about due to human error - the so-called 'human firewall', a chief security strategist has warned. Steven Malone, who works for email and data security company, Mimecast, says that 91% of cyber attacks start with email and addressing these human...

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, officially opened the 37th edition of The Big 5 and the co-located Middle East Concrete and PMV Live shows this week. Thousands of construction industry professionals gathered at the Dubai World Trade Centre to...

FST Biometrics has appointed Gary Drutin as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Major General (res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash, who will shift his focus to the areas of innovation and strategy development. “We are very excited that Gary is joining our team, given his outstanding sales and marketing...

Milipol Qatar 2016, the leading event dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East, opens its doors today (31 October) for its 11th edition since launching in the Middle East in 1996. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir...

The declaration from a Dubai Government official that worker lives are being put at risk due to firms failing to properly clothe and protect them has been supported by global health and safety companies and manufacturers of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Raed Al Marzouqi, head of...

More than 50 leading organisations and solution providers in the region came together for the GCC Governance, Risk and Compliance Forum at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek at the end of September. This cross-sector B2B forum attracted chief risk officers, chief compliance officers, heads...

Huawei is working with Intelligent Security Systems (ISS) to provide enhanced safe city surveillance capabilities to law enforcement agencies around the region. Intelligent Security Systems will share with Huawei its expertise on the integration of smart video surveillance camera solutions to complement Huawei’s innovative cloud-based intelligent...

A Nedap solution for long-range vehicle identification and safe and convenient access control has been installed by Alpha Plus Security & Alarm Systems at the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA). The uPASS solution  is said to provide convenient vehicle access without forcing tenants to stop their vehicle...

The Middle East market for security, safety, and fire protection is on track for double digit growth over the next four years, as regional governments and the private sector look for improved technologies to better protect assets, people, businesses, and borders. Led by the Gulf nations...