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Vivotek has unveiled the latest release of its video management software, VAST 2 which offers brand new intuitive user interface and boasts an extended range of user-centered functionalities, including auto setup, advanced search, and custom layout as well as additional add-on functions for failover protection,...

Dubai Opera is now one of the world's smartest and most energy-efficient performance spaces thanks to an extremely powerful building management platform from Siemens. The dhow-shaped building is a multi-format performing arts centre which accommodates up to 2,000 spectators. An innovative feature of Dubai Opera is...

The newly formed International Critical Control Rooms Alliance (ICCRA) has launched its first project – to drive the standardisation of critical control room technical interfaces for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) organisations. There is currently no common interface standard between the telecoms solution – whatever...

Attendees at this year’s IFSEC International will have the opportunity to experience a number of new and innovative cameras from Pelco by Schneider Electric (Stand D800). Headlining these advanced solutions are the company’s ExSite Enhanced Explosion-Proof Cameras which are engineered to survive in the most...

Body worn camera specialists Edesix’s is launching a range of discreet incident recorders to help protect vulnerable staff. The VideoTag Series ( the VT-100 and VT-50), stream live footage and have a standby battery-life of up to three months. The VT Series also provides audio and video...

NXN (formerly neXgen Group), a leading Smart Cities Digital Services organisation in the region has joined forces with McAfee to launch a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) practice in the Middle East. The MSSP practice will enable NXN to build on their Smart City Managed Service...

Nedap has received an Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award for its smart parking solution in the Turkish city of Izmir. As part of the cities’ large scale Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) implementation, that includes solutions to optimise traffic and transportation, 2,000 parking spaces have been equipped...

Smiths Detection chose the Airport Show in Dubai to unveil its advanced screening and management platform - Checkpoint.Evoplus. This sophisticated software has been designed to support next-generation checkpoint X-ray screening equipment, streamlining security processes to help increase passenger throughput; optimise resources; reduce operational costs; and...

Transguard, a division of Emirates Group Security (EGS) has been awarded the Dubai Quality Award (DQA) at the 23rd annual Business Excellence Awards. Transguard provides logistics services to more than 100 destinations across the globe and is the only security agency authorised by Dubai Civil Aviation...

Al Murabit Security Services (Al Murabit) has opened its new office in Burjessia, Basra, demonstrating its commitment to deliver its full security service offering to customers in southern Iraq, as well as through its headquarters in Baghdad. Situated in the southern oilfields, the new office relocates...

  The first Intersec Saudi Arabia was inaugurated today (2 May) by HH Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Jalawi Al Saud, Deputy Governor of Makkah Region for Security Affairs under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques...

Hikvision MENA will be hitting the road over the next couple of months for a 14-date series of seminars across the Middle East region. The tour which takes in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt is the second regional event of its kind for...

Security and Telecoms specialists Matrix will be holding a one day product summit on 1st May at the Riyadh Marriot Hotel, Saudi Arabia. The company will showcase a number of biometric and access control products, including its latest 'Your Mobile Your Identity' access control app which uses...

The latest addition to Panasonic’s security camera range is set to offer a significant improvement in operability as well as a reduction in the cost of storage and maintenance for city CCTV surveillance. The outdoor, vandal-proof, Full-HD, PTZ camera (WV-X6531N) comes equipped with a x40 optical...

The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia takes place in just over under two weeks. The show will feature 140 exhibitors from 25 countries when it opens from 2-4 May 2017 at the Jeddah Center for Forums & Events.   The biggest names in the business signed...

The eighth edition of the Dubai International Air Chief’s Conference (DIAC 2017) will take place on November 11, 2017 under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the UAE, and Ruler...

Digital Barriers has secured a recurring revenue software contract for its facial recognition technology with Careem, a leading ride hailing provider in the Middle East and North Africa, with operations across more than fifty cities, across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, Kuwait,...

Information security training specialists, SANS Institute, is hosting a set of instructor-led classroom training workshops in Riyadh in May to help prepare students wishing to take the associated globally renowned GIAC certification exams. ‘SANS Riyadh 2017’ will feature four courses, covering cyber security essentials as well as...

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and in partnership with INTERPOL and the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World, Abu Dhabi is preparing to host Ministers of Interior and Justice as well as...

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its offering of high-power infrared LEDs for illumination solutions to include a new wavelength (810 nm). This development will benefit camera systems, such as those used to read license plates. They can use this additional wavelength to improve image contrast making...

A new product has been launched by Qognify to address the growing need to securely store critical data. Qblock combines Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Isilon storage and Qognify’s VisionHub Video Management Solution and allows users to scale their solution as much as required, without...

VIVA has joined forces with Intel Security to establish Bahrain’s first Cyber Defence Centre (CDC). The partnership signed on the sidelines of MEET ICT and BITEX 2017, will provide public and private enterprises across   Bahrain with a one-stop-shop for all communication and data security requirements...

CNL Software has appointed Craig Menzies to the role of general manager - Middle East as the company prepares for further expansion in the region. Craig joins CNL Software from Tyco Fire & Security UAE where he was the Security Division manager, overseeing multi-disciplinary teams working...

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA), Dar Al Riyadh and Nispana have announced that Saudi's first Smart Cities Conference will take place in May 2017 in Riyadh. The event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh and it...

The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce has announced that Brazil will participate at International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017, the latest edition of the region’s only event dedicated to unmanned systems and technologies taking place from February 19 to 23, 2017 at the Abu...

Intel Security has announced its second annual cloud security report, “Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky.” The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications, and the evolving impact of Shadow IT of the...

Hikvision has launched two new high-performance professional standard embedded NVR series with X86 architecture and Intel chipsets. Suitable for medium to large scale applications and supporting multiple HD inputs, the new Hikvision high-end embedded NVRs offer improved decoding capability, with the DS-96000NI-I24 supporting up to 20...

Intersec 2017 concluded on 24th January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition, with a new record in exhibitor and visitor participation ensuring the three-day event wrapped up proceedings on an all-time high. According to organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Intersec 2017 attracted 33,501 visitors from...

Ducab, a UAE-based leading manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products has opened a new state of the art fire testing laboratory specifically built for the Ducab FlamBICC range of Fire Performance cables, according to BS EN/IEC standard and Ducab NuBICC nuclear cables tested in accordance...

Milestone's new regional director for the MEA has promised to make sure the company will retain its number one spot at the leading open platform VMS company in the region. Christian Ringler who takes over the role from Peter Biltsted said that the company is being...

Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) has launched the i-PRO Extreme at the security show, Intersec in Dubai, in response to fast growing demand for integrated video surveillance in the region. Industry studies indicate that the regional commercial security market is expected to be worth...

The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry framework, guidelines and expectations. The SIRA Forum takes place on 24 January at...