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Dubai Police and SIRA (the Security Industry Regulatory Agency) are about to extend the requirements for HVM bollards from the current requirements to protect buildings such as hotels, malls and high value stores to encompass ‘Crowded Places'. Security consultant Sam Samuels takes a look at...

The drive towards smart cities means that more transport systems are being integrated with traditional network surveillance equipment. But as the number of connected devices increases, so does the cyber risk. Philip Ingram reports   According to a 2016 EU Transport sector economic analysis report, transport plays...

Manufacturers of PSIM systems must stop penalising end-users with costly upgrades and maintenance agreements if the true benefits of integration are to be enjoyed, writes Stephen Smith, managing director of Integrated Security Manufacturing Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) systems have come a long way in an...

Changing Middle East government security strategies are opening up major opportunities for much needed security expertise in the region says ME based security consultant Jean Perois    In the GCC, critical infrastructure has seen a spectacular transformation. While in the past it focused on mainly hydrocarbon production...

Mobile surveillance solutions sometimes result in a compromise in detection performance and accuracy. But as Eric Olson explains, a new integrated sensor approach means that they no longer have to Perimeters are getting more and more complicated to defend, and at the same time, security budgets...

Timothy Compston takes the temperature of the thermal imaging market and finds there is a lot of hot competition and some cool contenders for market share The thermal camera landscape is changing fast as uncooled camera and sensor prices fall and more traditional video surveillance camera vendors add...

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation solutions specialists, Frontier Pitts, says that it has seen a surge of interest in its temporary and permanent barrier and blocker solutions over the last year from all over the globe. The company has been responsible for multiple projects of this nature in...

Cities around the world are adopting ever smarter, joined-up solutions to keep their citizens safe in the face of terrorism and crime, as well as ensuring other key aspects of city life – like traffic – are moving in the right direction. Timothy Compston reports   IHS...

The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia concluded its debut run this May in high style, welcoming 6,131 Saudi trade buyers at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. The visitor count was nearly double than what was anticipated by organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East and...

In this special blog, Steven Malone, director of Security Product Management at Mimecast looks at what you can do to improve your cyber resilience in the wake of the recent Wannacrypt ransomware attack The global reach and considerable impact of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry/Wcry) ransomware is a wake-up call...

Timothy Compston navigates through the latest anti-drone solutions that have been developed to clip the wings of the soaring number of drones taking flight Few would argue that, when deployed correctly, drones – or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) – act as a powerful force multiplier for...

With Genetec this year celebrating two-decades in the security industry, Timothy Compston spoke to Pierre Racz, president and ceo, about cyber security, causing controversy and how he’s a software geek at heart   Pierre Racz, founded Genetec back in 1997. Since then, Genetec has been transformed into...

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...

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...

Claire Mahoney speaks to Costa Boukouvalas, CEO of Dubai-based surveillance storage company AgilityGrid about how their business has adapted and grown alongside the need for greater data storage and retention in the UAE ...

The demand for interoperability and multi-platform/device integration exploded in 2016. Jonathan Lewit, chair of ONVIF's Communication Committee and director of Technology Leadership for Pelto by Schneider Electric, discusses this uptake, as well as ONVIF's new profiles, the importance of member involvement and the organisation's vision...

Customer demand for better quality cameras to cope with emerging security threats is growing, say leading developers. SME reports. In the Middle East the CCTV purchasing trend over the last few months has been an encouraging one, according to leading manufacturers who are predicting a buoyant...

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...

Leading PSIM developers are now Looking to offer integrated security systems aimed at the growing needs of Large scale enterprises and the increasing trend for smart city applications. SME reports PSIM solutions has been developed over the last decade to let organisations integrate unconnected security applications...

Security Middle East looks at the value of thermal imaging cameras for use in perimeter applications and finds that when it comes to accurate detection at a distance they are hard to beat ...

Do more CCTV systemsmake us more secure? According to Jean Turgeon, vice president & chief technologist at Avaya, it's all in the network. Millions of CCTV are being deployed around the world. Is this enough? Deploying more security cameras can only help in discouraging people from committing...

Every government around the world takes the safety and security of its elected representatives and personnel extremely seriously. This is certainly the case in Jordan where the 150 elected representatives in the national parliament recently benefited from a complete upgrade of their CCTV surveillance system. The...

There will be something for everyone at this year's IFSEC, be they manufacturers, distributors, installers and integrators or end users. SME provides a rundown of what to expect this June. Returning to ExCel London for the third year running, the addition of some exciting features looks...

The growth of video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) and cloud-recording is giving security planners a new set of options for extending what they do with surveillance, as well as opening up the market to smaller non- professional security users. VSaaS offers organisations both a wider...

Abu Dhabi-based Rise General Trading launched Rise Technologies in response to the growing demand for security and surveillance systems and solutions in the UAE. The company has recently been appointed Golden Distributor for Hikvision. SME speaks to CEO, Ghassan Kassabji. Which technologies do you think are...

Majmaah University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia In a fast-changing security Landscape, the ability to easily scale network surveillance, remote monitoring and a rapid response across the enterprise is a growing challenge. Here we share some Lessons from the education sector on how a Leading Saudi...

Security Middle East considers the impact of the smart phone revolution on access management systems and what smart­phone-based solutions are currently on the market ...

Theft of sensitive or regulated data and intellectual property is one of the most serious risks to an enterprise. DNS is frequently used as a pathway for data exfiltration, because it is not inspected by common security products such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDSs),...

There were a number of new developments in the biometrics sectors being showcased at Intersec in Dubai, several of which have already been deployed across the region. SME reports....

The trend towards smart homes and growing concerns about public safety is bolstering a dynamic residential security market in the region. Andrew Sansom reports ...

Achieving good lighting performance and accurately specifying and comparing illuminators has long been a challenge for installers and security buyers. Here Tony Whiting, joint MD at Raytec, reveals exclusively to SME, how Raytec has tackled this problem by publishing the industry’s first lighting standard for...

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