Author: Claire Mahoney

Wavestore, a British developer of open platform Video Management Software (VMS), has announced the opening of a Middle East office and the appointment of Mustapha Kabbara as its business development director for the region. Reporting to Wavestore’s managing director, James Smith, and based at the company’s...

NIT an Ingram Micro Company, leading regional value-added distributor of IP surveillance and physical security solutions in the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region has signed a distribution agreement with IDIS, one of the largest manufacturers of security and surveillance technology in South Korea. With this...

Axis Communications is returning for the 21st edition of Intersec from 20 – 22 January 2019. Axis will showcase the many dimensions of products, solutions and services across Retail, Critical Infrastructure and Smart Cities. Philippe Kubbinga, regional director - Middle East & Africa, Axis Communications says:  “At Axis, we have stayed at...

The two recently launched 2 megapixel Illustra Flex IR PTZs from Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, are packed with functionality which enable them to collectively provide an affordable solution for virtually any video surveillance application where the cameras are required to cover...

The 5th Edition of OFSEC - Oman Fire, Safety and Security Exhibition will be held from the 21 - 23 October 2019 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat - Sultanate of Oman. OFSEC EXPO 2019 is designed to meet the needs of the local,...

High penetration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology in critical infrastructure and the manufacturing sector has resulted in a growing number of potential cyber-attack surfaces, warns a new report. According to a recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan, cyber-attacks within the energy and utilities industries...

The majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according research from Gemalto. Two-thirds (66%) are unlikely to shop or do business with an organisation that experiences a breach where their financial...

The UAE Ministry of Finance and the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance have signed an agreement for the financing of Stage Two of the Etihad Rail national rail network. Stage Two will extend 605 kilometers from Ghuweifat on the border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah on...

ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products held its annual membership meeting in early November, with an overview of important activities of 2018 and perspective on the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile T in 2018, an...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that bookings for both indoor and outdoor spaces for the upcoming editions of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) 2019 and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2019 have already reached 95 per cent, revealing the shows’ global importance...

Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) and the British Standards Institute (BSI) have signed a memorandum of understanding on working on best practices in the area of cyber security. Amer Sharafuddin Sharaf, Senior Director - Compliance Support and Alliances, DESC and Theuns Kotzé, Managing Director – BSI...

Nedap, a leading specialist in long-range identification solutions has just launched its next generation of its Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) platform in time for Intersec Dubai. In a relatively short period, license plate recognition technology for vehicle access control has become very popular as it...

Aruba's ClearPass Network Access Control (NAC) solution has been successful in enabling National Health Insurance Company – Daman to comply with governmental network security regulations and improving the Wi-Fi network experience for employees, contractors and guests. As a semi-government entity headquartered in the UAE, it was...

Milipol Qatar 2018 held under the patronage of H.H the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani concluded its 12th edition on October 31, 2018. The three-day show which was inaugurated by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa...

An extensive distribution agreement was signed between IDIS and value-added IT distributor Mindware, which will make it easier for IT/network integrators across the Middle East and Africa to deliver advanced video surveillance projects. The deal means that from now onwards, Mindware can offer their channel partners...

Bee’ah a pioneer in sustainability in the Middle East and Evoteq, its technology partner, have announced the launch of the UAE’s first advanced Artificial Intelligence platform, which aims to digitally transform offices and operations in the region. The platform was developed by Bee’ah's digital unit, in...

Sophos a global leader in network and endpoint security has signed Ingram Micro Inc., one of the largest distributors in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, as its newest distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq and Yemen. The...

Body-worn camera specialist Edesix have already delivered their solutions to the Dubai Police. Now a growing interest in their products in the region as seen this fast-growing security tech company open a regional office and partner with leading VMS solution providers, Milestone and Genetec. We...

Tim Compston looks at the security techniques that are taking off at airports to pick up on suspicious items on passengers or in their baggage With the volume of passengers going through airports soaring at a prodigious rate and the ever-present threat of terrorism, operators are...

DW Complete Surveillance Solutions has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Harco HIS to represent the company in the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA). “Our agreement with Harco truly represents finding the right partner at the right time,” said Wade Thomas, chief operating officer,...

One the largest banks in Oman has selected Trend Micro a global leader in cybersecurity solutions for its IT security infrastructure. Established in 1984, currently Oman Arab Bank (OAB) operates more than 65 branches and representative offices and over 148 ATMs across the Sultanate. The bank is quickly becoming...

Despite being fully aware of security risks following the introduction of high-profile legislation like GDPR, workers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have the worst cybersecurity discipline in the world and displaying signs of ‘security fatigue’, according to a study by Aruba, a Hewlett...

Together with the telecom companies STC Specialized and House of Invention International (HOI) in Saudi Arabia, Airbus supplied its secure communication infrastructure to the security staff protecting this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. "Our reliable critical communication infrastructure plays a vital role in making sure...

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) has released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this...

Muscat International Airport has won the overall CEM Systems Project of the Year Award for 2018. The landmark $1.8 billion new airport project was honoured at CEM Systems’ annual security conference, held 23—24 May at the Galgorm Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland. “As the largest infrastructure project...

Milestone Systems will again be holding a number of Intro Day Seminars across the region over the next couple of months. These technical seminars are designed with Milestone's new and existing partners in mind, as well as consultants and employees. They will provide an overview of...

Oman Data Park (ODP) has deployed Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) as part of its ODP Managed Security Services for end point protection. Oman Data Park is the first managed service provider in Oman, offering managed cloud services, public cloud, co-location and managed security services to both...

The largest hackathon competition in the Middle East, organised by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, was launched in Jeddah on Tuesday July 31, 2018, under the name of "Hackathon of Hajj". The three-day event, with the participation of thousands of developers from both...

Timothy Compston looks at how security vendors are responding to the raft of different regulations and specifications across the Middle East for security and surveillance equipment When discussing regulations in the context of video surveillance solutions there are several factors which come into play. For example,...

Matrix will be showcasing its latest trends and technologies including its new NVRX Series and PRASAR communication system at a special event in Riyadh next week. Matrix Insight will take place on 26th July from 8:30 am onwards at Marriott Hotel. The company will showcase its...

Timothy Compston looks at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making an impact on security and surveillance In the wider world AI (Artificial Intelligence) is very much in the news, whether that be in the context of self-driving cars; the first AI computer system conducting a convincing...