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A new record in visitor numbers has underlined what has been the most successful edition yet for the leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection in Dubai. The 21st edition of Intersec, which concluded its three-day run on 22nd January 2019 at the Dubai...

Smiths Detection has announced the opening of its first training centre in the Middle East. The new site comprises a number of training rooms and a demonstration area with the company’s latest security solutions, including automatic explosives-detection systems and airport lanes. The training centre will give...

HID Global aims to help remove the integration barriers between access control and smart building applications with its newly launched HID Origo cloud platform. HID Origo combines HID’s technologies for mobile IDs (and location services in the future) with HID's expansive access control architecture to bring...

Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank (NCB) is using IDIS technology for one of the biggest financial surveillance system upgrades ever seen in the region, involving at least 1000 NVRs and over 2500 IP cameras. The bank, which serves over 5.4 million customers and is the second...

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...

Intersec visitors interested in home security will be able to get up close and personal with Ring's range of home security solutions with a series of on-stand demos. The company, which is looking to meet demand for home security solutions, particularly amongst developers of master-planned home...

Security Integration specialist Radclyffe Global Security (RGS) of Dubai has recently completed the first phase of improvement of CCTV coverage at the prestigious Atlantis, The Palm resort, on Dubai’s Palm Island. Involving a significant expansion to the camera count, the latest evolution of the camera network...

Hikvision latest radar solution claims to accurately pinpoint the location and motion trail of up to 32 potential intruders per radar, even in the harshest weather conditions. This makes it ideal for monitoring large, exposed spaces with harsh weather, and where the perimeter environment is too...

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...

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...

New technology addresses market priorities as company continues its double-digit growth  Significant growth trends are emerging in the Middle East video surveillance market. IDIS will be driving the sector forward at Intersec, Dubai 20-21 January 2019, with a number of targeted technology innovations for end-users and...

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...

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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