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Airbus provided secure communications technology for the formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain from 29 to 31 March. The Bahrain International Circuit Organisation used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure to ensure a smooth organization and secure the race. “Events, such as Formula 1 races,...

One of the UAE's youngest hackers took to the stage at the recent Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2019) GISEC, the region’s largest cybersecurity forum, is a yearly event organised by Dubai Police and Dubai Electronic Security center, where the world’s best hackers demonstrate...

Despite ongoing concerns about state data-sharing, new research has revealed that senior decision makers prioritise media reputation (71%) and face-to-face relationships (72%) over where a vendor is based (58%) when evaluating a potential security partner. The research, commissioned by Say Communications explored senior decision makers’ attitudes...

Only four out of 10 CEOs in Saudi Arabia say their organisation is prepared to thwart any cyber-attack, according to the second edition of the “Saudi Arabia CEO Outlook 2018” report released by KPMG Al Fozan & Partners. Fifty-two percent of Saudi CEOs also believe becoming...

Johnson Controls' aviation specific CEM Systems AC2000 Airport access control solution has been selected to secure the new Bahrain International Airport. The CEM Systems AC2000 Airport software and industry leading CEM Systems hardware is being installed at Bahrain International Airport to ensure the highest level of...

A secure facility is priority number one. However, while modern credential and reader technology is being adopted for physical access control solutions, research shows that organisations continue to utilise legacy communication protocols creating vulnerabilities and risk. Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) delivers benefits and advantages that...

Finnish locking solutions provider Abloy is expanding its international business operations with a major  focus on the global railway industry. To facilitate this growth and support its professional customers worldwide, Abloy will open new competence centres in in North America, Southern Europe and in the Asia-Pacific...

Uniview, a leading video surveillance manufacturer has provided a range of cutting-edge security technologies for the Transworld Group of companies in Qatar. Transworld is a shipping agency with offices across the region, including the UAE, Saudi, Oman, Kuwait, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Pakistan and...

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...

Genetec Inc. a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence today announced a new version of Security Center, the company’s open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. With customisable live dashboards, enhanced privacy...

The acquisition of Paramount Group’s newly launched, next generation armoured personnel carrier, the Mbombe 4, was announced by the United Arab Emirates at IDEX 2019, the largest defence and security Expo in the Middle East. The announcement was made by the UAE’s Ministry of Defence on the first...

The International Defence Conference (IDC) 2019, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, began this week in Abu Dhabi under the theme ‘Shaping Our Shared Future: Strengthening Our...

“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...

At the 3rd Kuwait International HSSE Conference and Exhibition Ian Taylor, NEBOSH Chief Executive, Ian Taylor will deliver a keynote address on process safety leadership.Taking place from 9am on 19 February, Ian will be joined by four senior leaders from the process industries. Kuwait is one...

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...