Author: Mike Dingle

Over two thirds of the British population now own a smartphone, using it for nearly two hours every day to browse the internet, access social media, bank and shop online. Now, they can also check-in to a hotel and open their hotel room using their...

Forensic Access a leading provider of a broad range forensic science services to the criminal justice system has acquired digital forensics specialists IntaForensics which consolidates their position as an international market leader in the sector. Oxfordshire-based Forensic Access’ portfolio of expertise covers the spectrum of forensic...

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the organiser of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2021) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2021) which is being held from 21-25 February, has received approval from the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre for all badge holders to...

Designers of smart electronic perimeter detection and LED illumination equipment GJD has launched a high-performance illuminator that combines infra-red and white light for day and night vision. The Clarius Hybrid IP also incorporates the latest surface mount LED technology with enhanced optical output and outstanding reliability, delivering...

ITS Products has released its latest version of an anti-ligature non-grip corner custodial camera, specifically developed for prisons, secure mental hospitals, custody suites and immigration detention centres. The CMD4 has been designed to offer an extremely wide field of view minimising room blind spots. High-resolution recordings...

Rapiscan has launched its most advanced metal detection system to date with the Orion Metor 900M, which will be the first offering in a new line-up of advanced metal detection systems. The Metor 900M is weatherproof with IP65 protection and uses include visitor screening at stadiums, critical...

Heald Ltd, a leading designer and manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation security products, has announced a partnership with German security firm truckBloc GmbH. The partnership will see truckBloc hold exclusivity in Germany to supply a range of Heald’s patent-protected security bollards including shallow and surface mount...

Fiera Milano has scheduled a new date for Italian security show Sicurezza. The show will be postponed by just one week and will take place from 23 to 25 November 2021, again at the same time as Smart Building Expo. The exhibition formula remains unchanged, aimed...

Finnish Security Awards has presented its Innovation Award 2020 to Idesco’s new mobile access solution: Idesco Mobile Lite, which lets users enter locked doors using credentials stored in their phones. Traditional RFID access control systems allow secure access only to users carrying, for example, an authorized card...

ATG Access has teamed up with Singapore baed ESCO Ptr Ltd to strengthen its position as a leading supplier of hostile vehicle mitigation solutions across Asia. The three-year agreement will grant exclusive rights to ESCO to manufacture, supply, install and maintain ATG Access equipment. ESCO has extensive...

Nedap, leading specialist in advanced vehicle identification solutions, has upgraded its ANPR Lumo license plate reader for vehicle access control with Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) ensuring a greater site security. The ANPR Lumo is one of the world’s first all-in-one license plate recognition system...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Intersec Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, will take place in September 2021. The 4th edition of the three-day event, licensed by Dubai-headquartered Messe Frankfurt Middle East, will take place from 19 –21 September 2021 at...

The SECON 2021 Secretariat has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in order to hold a more successful exhibition. Taking the current COVID-19 situation into account, the Secretariat has made the decision to change the dates of the event from March to 12-14 May 2021....

Suprema has announced that its Airfob Patch was selected as one of the 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2020 by Security Sales and Integration(SSI), SSI has been announcing the Top 30 Technology Innovations every year for more than a decade. SSI’s Top 30 Technology Innovations is...

Qognify have annouced the launch of the ayuga R16 video management system (VMS). Cayuga R16 makes it easier for security staff to react, with new features and functionality including Advanced Maps, Patrol in Tiles and Dynamic Camera Layouts, delivering a more comprehensive overview in real-time...

Less than two years after SINNAD went live with its new processing platform built on Compass Plus software, SINNAD has completed the migration of the largest Islamic bank in Bahrain to its system. SINNAD, a leading third-party payment service provider based in Bahrain, partnered with Compass Plus to...

Suprema’s intelligent biometric access controller CoreStation has acquired UL 294 compliance. UL 294 is a certification designed especially to ensure the safety and reliability of access control products. The certification has significance to larger customers like government institutions, corporations, and medical and banking verticals that value...

Public finances under strain from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic can be boosted considerably by investing in tax stamp and traceability programmes, according to an international trade body. Two new webinars organised by the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) examine the central role tax stamps play in securing revenues as international...

Moro Hub has announced its collaboration with IBM to launch IBM Power Systems as a cloud service for the first time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new cloud service will enable organizations to benefit from improved performance and high data processing speeds, while reducing...

The Cyber Exposure company, Tenable has published updates to its partner program, Tenable Assure. The program has expanded service choices, a updated partner portal and all new certification program. The latest updates to the program, are scheduled to take effect from the 15th January 2021. “The...

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced a new BoonTV event, "The Key to Closing the Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry." In this event, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, reveals the assumptions and misconceptions around entrance security...

Innovative end-to-end security and surveillance solution developed by Axis improves operations and security at Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants new Manchester site.  Axis Communications has developed a sophisticated security solution to protect a new casino site in Manchester, UK. The complete end-to-end solution offers advanced levels of protection...

Canadian manufacturer of touches biometrics systems, Invixium, is opening a new office in Dubai servicing the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa and Pakistan.  The new MENA headquarters has been established to best respond to the growing interest in Invixium’s health-focused, temperature-based workforce management and access control biometric solutions that...

GJD have launched the Clarius® Hybrid IP IR/WL LED illuminator. GJD are an award-winning manufacturer of smart electronic perimeter detection and high performance LED illumination equipment. The Clarius® Hybrid IP is a high-performance combined infra-red and white light illuminator; which incorporates the latest surface mount LED technology...

A new global centre for advanced technology research has been unveiled in Abu Dhabi. The Technology Innovation institute has been established to set the research and development priorities in Abu Dhabi. It aims to deliver discovery science and breakthrough technologies that have a global impact. It...

Gulfnet Security Systems  has partnered with Patriot One Technologies, developer of the PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Threat Detection Platform, to purchase, deploy and service as the Middle East region’s security system integrator. Gulfnet Security Systems has been servicing the Middle East regions for over 16 years, under a...

EntroWatch is an award-winning access control software for Entro series door controllers and contractless card readers. EntroWatch have recently produced new features to coincide with Covid-19. These features include occupancy management, temperature & mask screening and contact tracing. Occupancy management can be used to manage social...

Timothy Compston considers the techniques that are taking off at airports to pick up on explosives and other suspicious items With activity in airports across the Middle East region starting to slowly re-open again after the shutdown at the height of the global pandemic - and...

Timothy Compston discovers why retailers have been counting on video analytics to keep their businesses on track When it comes to the state-of-play of video analytics (video content analysis) in the retail space there is little doubt that analytics has proven invaluable during the ongoing coronavirus...

Honeywell a global leader in connected buildings, and Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, will work together to create integrated solutions to optimize data center sustainability, resiliency and operational performance. These solutions are expected to be available in 2020. The partnership...

International Security Week is to take place 30 November – 3 December 2020. Experts in the industry are coming together to discuss the impact of hacking, data leaks and cyber crime on global security. The information security market is forecast to reach $170.4 billion in 2022,...

A survey has been conducted to develop a clear understanding as to how many Emiratis use video communication and why. Research shows the UAE  will continue to support the use of Zoom post Covid-19. Out of the pool of Emiratis surveyed across all the different Emirates,...

Infoblox has published its first Quarterly Cyberthreat Intelligence Report for Q3 2020, that includes data on threat activity publicly released from July 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020. This data provides original research context and insight into significant threats recently observed, detailed analysis of advanced malware...

LogRhythm has launched a new solution to help organisations meet the minimum cybersecurity requirements for information and technology assets operating within the KSA. In 2018 the ECC (Essential Cyber Security Controls) was launched by the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) within the Kingdom as part of the Saudi Vision...

Sophos, has announced the availability of Sophos Rapid Response, an industry-first, fixed-fee remote incident response service that identifies and neutralizes active cybersecurity attacks throughout its entire 45-day term of engagement. Sophos Rapid Response provides organizations with a dedicated 24/7 team of incident responders, threat hunters...

The use of encryption is all around us. Every single keystroke, every email sent or received, and every search on Google requires some form of data encryption to protect our personal information.  In the business world, encryption is necessary to protect customers' online purchases and payment details,...

A new IBM Study has been carried out in the United Arab Emirates which revealed nearly five out of ten organisations have prioritized a digital transformation as a result of Covid-19. According to the study, participating businesses are also seeing more clearly the critical role people...

Paxton's new installer app went live on the 20th of October 2020 and is now ready to download. The app gives users the ability to manage Paxton products on the go. 2020 has been a productive year for the people of Paxton, despite the on-going consequences...

Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey explains how Boeing company Insitu is helping the GGC monitor its remote CNI assets with autonomous surveillance systems  The complex geopolitical environment in the Gulf demands that prudent nations remain constantly vigilant to protect their...

The latest video tech solutions for mission-critical applications in banking, education, logistics and grocery retail are being highlighted by IDIS in a new online Virtual Showcase. The ‘virtual booth’ replicates the exhibition experience, taking visitors on a tour of the latest IDIS solutions, in particular its...

SureView Systems is launching SureView Operations (Ops), a subscription-based version of its respected command center management system. The Ops platform optimizes operational processes and team response to radically improve the coordination and management of security events, creating better security outcomes. “Over the last few months, our...

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