Author: Claire Mahoney

360 Vision Technology, the UK manufacturer of rugged PTZ and thermal imaging cameras, will be promoting the use of radar imaging in its new Technology Learning Webinar. Scheduled for Thursday 4 February, 10am-11am, the free-of-charge radar technology webinar explores basic principles, applications, design considerations and system...

Axis Communications has appointed Ettiene Van Der Watt to the role of regional director, Middle East & Africa, which includes United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Africa and Levant countries. Ettiene has been part of the Axis family for close to a decade and...

“We are witnessing a new generation of specialised mass notification and critical communications solutions coming to the fore that are designed to deliver targeted, geo-specific information in a joined-up way” Recent events in the Austrian capital of Vienna have once again served to underscore the dangers...

Saab has received a follow on contract with the United Arab Emirates regarding the sale of two GlobalEye systems, Saab’s advanced airborne surveillance system. The order value is USD 1.018 billion and the contract period is 2020-2025. The original contract with the United Arab Emirates for...

"What is perhaps most positive for the security industry is PwC’s latest Middle East survey. It found that impact of COVID-19 has compelled many businesses to address issues around inadequate technology. The majority of those surveyed realise the need to digitise functions and operations with Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2021) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021), held from 21 – 25 February 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, have signed a strategic agreement with the Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun). A key enabler of the...

Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as a part of Dubai 10X initiative, announced the launch of end-to-end managed security services in the region. Customers can now avail Moro...

A lot has changed over the past few months and retailers have felt the impact of it. Reflecting on Milestone’s recent ‘Retail - Normal Service Resumed?’ white paper focused on the Covid-19 theme, barox Kommunikation AG, the global manufacturer of professional video switches, media converters...

Qualys a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today launched the Qualys UAE Cloud, a platform that will allow public and private enterprises across the Middle East to innovate as Qualys brings them unprecedented security and visibility across their hybrid IT...

IBM Security has announced the official opening of its first Security Operations Center in Saudi Arabia and the region to provide managed security services to private and government sector customers. Through the center, IBM will offer clients in Saudi Arabia the option of managing their...

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...