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A prototype of Panasonic’s new drone finder has been on show at IFSEC 2016, the UK’s biggest security tradeshow at Excel London (21st – 23rd June). The technology provides detection of the drone, which is seen as the starting point in order to control the drone. Using...

Visitors to IFSEC International in London got a first look at the future of mobile workforce solutions with Maxxess launching new ambit and eFusion apps to enable more efficient management of workforce processes from security to employee engagement. New products included ambitPulse, a private managed messaging...

A new event called Future Police Technology UAE will take place in Abu Dhabi this November to support the UAE Vision 2021 which aims to make the United Arab Emirates the safest place in the world. This government strategy aims to reinforce a sense of security...

IFSEC International will introduce a Borders & Infrastructure Exhibition area at the show next year which will focus on large scale security challenges including border control, national infrastructure, transport and key strategic assets. The organisers say the development is a natural evolution for IFSEC International, realising...

Tyco Security Products has introduced a facial biometrics feature within its VideoEdge video surveillance systems for immediate detection and verification of individuals. With Face Detection analytics, operators can be proactively notified that the surveillance system has detected a person of interest, for example known criminals, ex-employees,...

Mike Sussman, technical director at Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be taking part on a Panel Discussion entitled ‘Future of Access Control’, along with a team of industry experts, at 11am on Wednesday 22nd June at this year’s IFSEC International in London. The panel of experts...

Dahua Technology held a seminar with its local distributor, FaraGostar, at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) International Conference Center in Teheran, Iran on May 14th, 2016. Over 600 people, including potential customers and influential government figure, attended the seminar. The Dahua Middle East team introduced the...

Six years after it was commissioned, the underwater security system protecting an undisclosed waterside facility in the Middle East, is to be expanded and upgraded to offer enhanced levels of intruder protection. The announcement was made by UK-based maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd UK, following...

Thales is strengthening its business and commitment to the cybersecurity market in the Middle East with new executive appointments to its e-Security team. Philip Schreiber has been appointed regional sales director Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), previously regional sales manager sub-Saharan Africa at Thales...

DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has appointed Dr Najwa Aaraj as Senior Vice President – Special Projects, having previously served as the Vice President of the business unit. Special Projects falls under the CEO’s Office, and is responsible for identifying...

The Gunnebo Group has received an order worth MSEK 20 to supply entrance security solutions to a nuclear power plant being built by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Delivery and installation is planned for during the second and...

The inaugural Infrastructure Security Conference (Infrasec) got underway in Bahrain today (19 April), as more than 150 regional energy professionals and international experts gathered to address the most pertinent challenges in protecting critical energy assets. The one-day pre-conference workshop and two-day conference is held under the...

Over 35 security professionals in Kuwait were recently certified by video surveillance solutions company, Promise Technology at a special event held in March. Along with its Kuwait-based partner Business Automation and Security Services (BASS), the Promise training programme enabled security professionals to gain the skills and...

Increased investment and awareness in cybersecurity measures are key for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) decision-makers if they’re to successfully defend against potential attacks on critical energy infrastructure, security experts have advised. Dr. Kevin Rosner, Senior Fellow with the Institute for Analysis of Global Security, said GCC...

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....

Professional Communication Corporation – Nedaa, the Dubai Government security networks provider, and its approved technology provider Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, have commissioned Nokia to deploy a smart city solution based on a 5G-ready next-generation network that will enable high-bandwidth voice, video and other data applications...

Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Interior, inaugurated the ISNR Abu Dhabi event in the presence of the nation's top government officials and 150 foreign delegations and buyers. Over 20,000 attendees from the security and safety industries, and about 150...

eSentire a leader in Active Threat Protection solutions and managed security services has partnered with Credence Security, a leading provider of cybersecurity, digital forensics, and IT technologies and solutions, to provide mid-sized enterprises in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa regions with advanced cybersecurity capabilities...

Dubai-based security and safety door manufacturers, Prometal Industries, has been awarded a fire resistance certification from the Thomas Bell-Wright laboratory in Dubai. The company says that its 'Latched Single Acting Double Leaf Steel Doorset with Aluminium Decorative Cladding' achieved a fire resistance rating of 90 minutes...

The International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR) will be the largest event of its kind in 2016, according to its organisers Reed Exhibitions, hosting a record of 20,000 square metres of net exhibition space. The show which opens in Abu Dhabi later this month, will...

USD 1.5 trillion investment opportunities over the next decade will propel Iran as the ‘go to market’ in the Middle East, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The Iranian government's 2025 strategic economic plan aims to double the economy from the current USD 415...

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) has completed another large scale project in the Middle East hospitality sector with a structured cabling solutions for the Kempinski, Al Mouj Muscat, a five-star property in the Al Mouj Muscat waterfront development. The hotel will now be able to leverage this network...

PSIM software company CNL Software says it has increased its staff count in the region by over 300%. The company, which opened a local office and Centre of Excellence in Abu Dhabi in 2014 says that its IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution has been in great demand...

Islamic State attacks have increased in Syria following Russian airstrikes, according to IHS, the global source of critical information. The finding were published in its review of worldwide Islamic State attacks in 2015. “Following the start of airstrikes and Russian intervention in late September 2015, the number...

An advanced high-throughput scanning system for superior detection of hidden threats in cars and small vehicles has been developed by AS&E for checking vehicles in car, parks, check points and other areas with a high-density of vehicles. The CarView system simultaneously produces two images of the...

The Middle Eastern & North African countries are forging ahead with plans to establish a strong passenger and freight transport network with 16 major railway projects worth US$352 billion currently under way in the region, according to Terrapinn Middle East, organiser of Middle East Rail,...

Intersec 2016, the leading trade fair for Security, Safety and Fire protection attracted 31,939 visitors with 17% growth and 50,000 sqm gross*, as the most successful edition yet. The show's success builds on growing demand in the region for enhanced safety and security systems spurred...

The SANS Abu Dhabi 2016 training event this March will debut the newly updated ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response course. The 5-day course provides skills and techniques required to protect networked industrial control system environments. Attendees are also taught how to perform incident...

Only 45 percent of organisations worldwide are confident in their data security, according to the Cisco® 2016 Annual Security Report released this week. The report says that 92% of business leaders feel that regulators and investors will expect companies to manage cybersecurity risk exposure. The report highlights...

Bristol Vehicles Manufacturing Division (VMD), part of the Concorde – Corodex Group, has agreed a tie-up with the German ambulance manufacturer Ambulanz Mobile granting Bristol exclusive representation GCC-wide. Bristol VMD, the Abu Dhabi-based rescue and safety vehicles manufacturer, has become the sole distributor for Ambulanz Mobile...

According to organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Intersec 2016 will be the most internationally representative ever, while UAE exhibitor participation is also at an all-time high, growing eight per cent over the previous year, with 217 exhibitors covering 10,400sqm of exhibition space. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of...

The pressure is now on the global surveillance industry to step up and deliver multi-functional solutions that offer benefits way beyond a traditional security remit, says Paul Webb, Chief Executive of Synectics. Speaking ahead of the company's attendance at Intersec 2016, Webb said: “Investment in the...

CriticalArc will demonstrate its pioneering SafeZone safety solution for the first time at Intersec in Dubai next week. SafeZone is a cloud-based emergency response solution and free smartphone app that is transforming the ease and efficiency with which leading organisations in the Middle East, Europe, North...

The increasing interconnectivity of smart home technology and its influence on safety and security will be under the spotlight this month in Dubai, as global manufacturers prepare to launch their latest high-tech smart home solutions at Intersec 2016. The Middle East alone commands ten per cent...

Canon Middle East introduced nine new network cameras including the company’s first 360-degree outdoor and infrared-enabled models for its Egyptian consumers at an exclusive event where it showcased its new technologies to around 120 consumers from various verticals such as banking, government, system integrators and vendors...

HID Global has announced that parent company ASSA ABLOY is to acquire IAI Industrial Systems BV a leading provider of high-quality personalisation solutions for identity documents, from its parent company DOCDATA N.V. The acquisition will bring together highly complementary offerings for government-to-citizen and other identification solutions,...

D3 Security, provider of incident reporting software and physical security information management (PSIM) solutions, is expanding into the Middle East and has appointed Pradeep Kumaran as director of business development for the region.  Pradeep Kumaran will direct all of D3 Security’s Middle East business development operations, including strengthening systems integrator sales channels...

Vivotek is opening an office in Dubai as part of a serious expansion programme for the Middle East market. William Ku, vice president, Brand Business Division, Vivotek said: “For years, business revenue generated from the Middle East Market has made significant contribution to Vivotek's overall revenue. We see this...

An early morning blast occurred at a pesticide plant in the city of Jilin, Jilin Province in northeastern China. A fire broke out following the explosion, with emergency crews now working at the scene. At least four people were injured in the blast, CCTV reported....

A printing and publishing company in Iran has upgraded its security with a new IP surveillance solution from Taiwanese company, Vivotek. Chaponashr Printing and Publishing, based in Tehran, needed a security solution to monitor the movement of materials and staff throughout the facility. It used local...

SANS Dubai returns to the Gulf region in January 2016 offering students the opportunity to take two popular SANS courses, both with an associated GIAC certification. The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort will host SANS training courses SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth, led by SANS Instructor Jess Garcia...