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Milestone Systems, leading open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), has announced the appointment of Amine Sadi as country manager for the Middle East region. Amine Sadi has been with the company since May 2009 and brings a strong background as successful country manager...

BCDVideo has appointed Rohit Khubchandani as its new regional sales director for the Middle East, Africa & India where he will oversee BCDVideo’s sales and business development. With over twenty years of experience driving opportunities and sales, BCDVideo says that Rohit brings his technical and territorial...

Despite a steel drop in demand due declining oil prices and a deteriorating economy the Saudi market for biometrics products has since 2017 witnessed robust growth, according to a new report from 6Wresearch. This upsurge has been attributed to substantial investment in mega infrastructure projects due...

According to a newly-released report by Trend Micro Incorporated, ransomware remains a widespread threat in the UAE with the country accounting for 2.4 million of the 1.7 billion ransomware attacks detected globally in Q1 of 2018. The same trend was seen in Kuwait where 1.9 million...

Southwest Microwave has announced the appointment of Harun Ozerdem as Middle East sales manager. Harun will manage business development activities in Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen. Harun has over 20 years of experience as a security industry professional....

Hikvision has launched a new range of EasyIP 4.0 cameras and NVRs that build on the capabilities of its EasyIP 3.0 range. The EasyIP 4.0 products are built on Hikvision’s H.265+ Smart Codec, which reduces bandwidth and storage requirements by up to 50% over H.265, delivering...

Around 450 Hanwha Techwin cameras have been installed at multiple campuses at Beykent University in Istanbul, Turkey to assist medical students with their studies. As part of their studies medical students at the University need to take lab exercises in audiometry and advanced simulation. However only...

Arabian Security & Safety Services Co Ltd (AMNCO) was named '2018 KSA Manned Guarding Company of the Year Award' at the https://ww2.frost.com/event/calendar/middle-east-best-practices-awards-banquet Frost & Sullivan Middle East Best Practices Awards Banquet held on 14th May at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. With over three decades of...

The Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco has commissioned the German firm Tönnjes E.A.S.T. www.toennjes.com to supply 237,000 RFID windscreen stickers to help manage access control at its premises. Only vehicles bearing such a label will be able to enter the company’s sites. The sticker contains a UHF...

Live-streaming enabled bodyworn cameras from Digital Barriers Ltd  have been deployed by the City of Makati in the Philippines to enhance emergency response and ensure the security and safety of traffic officers. By enabling the live-streaming of footage from cameras back to a central control centre, Makati hopes...

FLIR Systems has launched a new line of security cameras called Saros™, a next-generation outdoor security product line that combines multiple traditional perimeter protection technologies into a unified solution. This approach is designed to deliver accurate, actionable alerts and verified alarm data. The FLIR Saros camera...

Home security specialists Ring has announced a partnership agreement with X-cite by Alghanim Electronics, Kuwait's largest electronic retailer, to distribute Ring’s products for the growing home security market in Kuwait. Mohammad Meraj Hoda, vice president – Business Development at Ring said, “Ring’s mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods...

As part of the railway modernisation contract for the Cairo-Alexandria line, which carries more than 25 million passengers per year, Egypt National Railways (ENR) has selected Thales for the extension to modernise the 48-km Cairo-Benha section. The project will substantially improve safety on the Cairo-Benha section...

Tata Power Company is to deploy the Blighter B400 series radars as part of the Indian Government’s Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS). Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd, a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (E-scan) radars and surveillance solutions, has secured its first sale into India for...

Genetec will demonstrating Smart City-friendly security, intelligence and operational solutions at its second Intersec Saudi Arabia  in Jeddah Saudi Arabia (KSA) this week (April 24 to 26, 2018) on  booth #A27. Genetec will showcase Citigraf a decision support system that unifies public safety operations across city departments for...

ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions held a successful seminar with its major partner Universal Building Materials Merchants Co Ltd (UBM), one of the largest door and hardware distributors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The seminar took place in Riyadh at Marriott...

The world’s leading security and fire protection solutions providers have laid out plans for some serious business prospects in a buoyant Saudi market where demand for fire safety, commercial security, and homeland security remains robust. According to analysts Frost & Sullivan, the combined value of the...

UAE facilities management company Emrill is celebrating a major contract win this month from property giant Emaar Properties that will see the company provide manned security services for Emaar's sites in downtown Dubai and the Dubai Marina Master Communities. Alex Davies, Emrill’s managing director commented, “This...

Johnson Controls has announced that its VideoEdge network video recording platform from American Dynamics is the first product to be officially certified as meeting the highest level of third-party cybersecurity standards from UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for Life Safety and Security, UL2900-2-3. UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL...

ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge, a technology competition to develop open source applications for innovative IP video streaming applications to help resolve global security issues.The two-month online challenge, offered in conjunction...

The Linx International Group is to provide its award-winning security management programmes from the new training centre of the Security Industry Regulatory Authority in Dubai. SIRA was created in 2016 and is the government department responsible for setting the regulations, training and enforcements of security within...

Honeywell has appointed Fahmi Jabri as its business leader for commercial security in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META). Jabri’s new role will see him grow Honeywell’s security business and drive greater customer focus. He will also advance the organization’s portfolio of commercial security hardware...

Dubai Police has proposed a pathbreaking project “Police Without Policemen” as part of the Dubai 10X initiative. The project will consist of three activations which aims to implement the vision of Dubai as a city of the future through innovative steps that bring futuristic solutions...

The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has just been published, and is set to transform workplace practices globally. ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving...

Organisers,  Reed Exhibitions and the UAE Ministry of Interior celebrated another successful run of the ISNR exhibition in Abu Dhabi this week. His Excellency Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector-General of the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of ISNR...

A new series of training courses focused on helping regional cyber security professionals skill-up in digital forensics, intrusion detection, and the defence of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are to be launched in Abu Dhabi by the SANS Institute. The Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of a Data...

Supporting ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 as associate partner for the first time, Dubai Police will showcase its cutting-edge smart services, including smart police stations at ISNR Abu Dhabi and participate in the exhibition’s Government Buyers Programme. The Future of Policing forum – hosted collaboratively with Abu...

Storage specialists BCDVideo has signed an Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) agreement with Dell EMC OEM Solutions. The collaboration aims to enhance BCDVideo’s product portfolio with the inclusion of end-to-end solutions featuring Dell EMC server, storage and networking platforms, along with Dell commercial client products. "As the...

  In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, this year’s edition of ISNR Abu Dhabi is poised to demonstrate how artificial intelligence will revolutionise national security, heralding a shift from traditional physical security and law enforcement towards a more transformative and digital future. The show...

Some of the world’s biggest crimes go unnoticed The Internet of Things makes our lives more connected, but it also leaves us vulnerable to cybercrime. Online hacking has become so widespread that, by 2021, it’s estimated that the cost of cybercrime damages will be $6 trillion...

Honeywell has announced the launch of its first industrial cyber security center of excellence (COE) at its Middle East headquarters in Dubai. The new COE is a pioneering technology centre with a safe off-process environment to test and demonstrate process control network vulnerabilities and threats,...

SECON, which is the largest B2B security exhibition in Korea, will be held on 14-16 March 2018 at KINTEX, Seoul. As a family of IFSEC series, the best security exhibition brand in the world organised by UBM, SECON has been renowned as the NO.1 Korean security...

The Dubai Police https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), extending its relationship with Riverbed Technology www.riverbed.com to a broader spectrum in the field of development and upgrade of both applications and infrastructure. Riverbed will now focus on the introduction of new and innovative technical solutions,...

Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security, has established Suprema Middle East FZCO to provide local sales, marketing and technical support across the Middle East, a key strategic market for the company. The new offices are located at the Dubai Airport Free Zone. With the...

Hikvision hosted an exclusive AI+ forum in Dubai during Intersec for the global launch of its Hikvision Artificial Intelligence AI+ solutions. General Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police, Jin Lei, the Chinese Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Consulate General of the...