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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Trevor Sinden, director of sales, Middle East & Africa at March Networks looks at how intelligent video is helping retailers during COVID-19 As retailers face the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19, many are adjusting to new ways of doing business. For some retail loss prevention managers this...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cybercriminals are targeting the growing online presence of businesses in the region, with attacks on web applications being the leading form of exploit. With this growing trend towards digital service channels, Dimension Data’s parent company, NTT Ltd., in its  2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report, has found...

Despite the growing market for VMS and VsaaS, Timothy Compston finds out that NVR technology is still very much the workhorse in the banking and transport sectors When it comes to the world of video surveillance these days it is all too easy to overlook dedicated...

François Amigorena founder and CEO of IS Decisions and an expert commentator on cybersecurity issues looks at some of the cyber security challenges of remote working Due to the current situation of COVID-19 (coronavirus), most employees are asked to work remotely for obvious safety reasons. The...

Security Middle East looks at healthcare security and visitor management solutions for the current medical crisis In the region's hit hardest by the covid-19 pandemic, the healthcare systems have struggled to cope. China, Iran, Italy and Spain are worst affected at the time of writing, but...

We may have figured out how to get our physical security and our IT security systems to talk to each other but what good is it if the people that run these departments still don't know how to converse? Philip Ingram MBE makes the case...

More than 1,100 exhibitors from 56 countries gathered in Dubai in Janury at the region's premier annual security event. Talking points this year were cyber security, compliance and the need for true integration. SME reports from Dubai Intersec was officially inaugurated by Major General Expert Rashid...

Museums and heritage sites in the region have a number of roles to play – not only are they there to preserve items and artefacts of historical interest, they also exist to serve their communities by offering spaces that engage and invite comment and discussion....

Security Middle East editor, Claire Mahoney talks to Jamil Al-Asfar, senior sales manager, IDIS Middle East & Africa about the challenges involved in supplying one of the biggest bank security systems upgrade in the region The Middle East has some of the most stringent video storage...

The IP camera market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $8 billion to over $20 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rise in the demand for modern security solutions to enhance road...

Meraj Khan, business development manager - Critical Infrastructure, Axis Communication Middle East looks at how if you protect the core of your operations the benefits will be felt across the key security related areas of your organisation What is Critical Infrastructure? Critical Infrastructure is a broad...

Timothy Compston explores why the vetting and screening of airport workers is high on the aviation security agenda thanks to a series of major terrorist incidents The vetting of those employed at airports is one aspect of security that has been raised by many commentators as...

As one of the Middle East’s first companies dedicated to the pursuit of improving quality of life, Bee’ah is setting a benchmark in AI capabilities within the region and around the world through smart platforms. It has now teamed up with Johnson Controls and Microsoft...

Today the video surveillance camera technology landscape is changing beyond all recognition thanks to powerful 'system-on-a-chip' architecture. We lift the lid on today's cameras to find out more about the features being adopted including more advanced processing - like AI (Artificial Intelligence) based video analytics...

Timothy Compston checks out the latest Point-Of-Sale (POS) security solutions that are ringing the changes in the battle against customer theft and staff fraud including a new system gaining traction that advanced algorithms to deter the growing problem of theft at self-service check-outs There is little...

Doors are opening to the cloud for access control. Timothy Compston asks are there any hurdles that still need to be overcome for the cloud's wider adoption for access control? As more and more business functions become reliant on the cloud - essentially off premises computing...

A recent spate of drone incidents at two of the world's busiest airports over have brought anti-drone technology once again into the spotlight. Aviation authorities in Dubai however have been ahead of the game on this for some time as Philip Ingram MBE reports The closure...

“Today the industry still has the tendency to tackle common problems with proprietary solutions.” Security Middle East speaks to Johan Jubbega, president of the newly-formed Open Security and Safety Alliance which aims to offer of more collaborative approach to today's security challenges by offering specifications for a...

Philip Ingram MBE discusses his five trends for the security industry year ahead with Jamil Alasfar, senior sales manager Middle East & Africa with South Korean CCTV manufacturer IDIS and Johan Paulsson, CTO with the giant that is Axis Communications There are five major trends influencing...

The Middle East and Africa recorded a 27-fold increase in contactless transactions during 2017. Timothy Compston finds out whether contactless payment adds up security wise  The move to near field communication (NFC) - or radio frequency identification (RFID) - contactless payment methods is proving to be...

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...

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