Features

  • As one of the Middle East’s first companies dedicated to the pursuit of improving quality of life, Bee’ah is setting a benchmark in AI capabilities within the region and around the world through smart platforms. It has now teamed up with Johnson Controls and Microsoft......

  • Today the video surveillance camera technology landscape is changing beyond all recognition thanks to powerful ‘system-on-a-chip’ architecture. We lift the lid on today’s cameras to find out more about the features being adopted including more advanced processing – like AI (A...

  • Timothy Compston checks out the latest Point-Of-Sale (POS) security solutions that are ringing the changes in the battle against customer theft and staff fraud including a new system gaining traction that advanced algorithms to deter the growing problem of theft at self-service check-outs There is.....

  • Doors are opening to the cloud for access control. Timothy Compston asks are there any hurdles that still need to be overcome for the cloud’s wider adoption for access control? As more and more business functions become reliant on the cloud – essentially off premises......

  • 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......

  • “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 o...

  • 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......

  • 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 method...

  • Body-worn camera specialist Edesix have already delivered their solutions to the Dubai Police. Now a growing interest in their products in the region as seen this fast-growing security tech company open a regional office and partner with leading VMS solution providers, Milestone and Genetec. We......

  • 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......

  • Timothy Compston looks at how security vendors are responding to the raft of different regulations and specifications across the Middle East for security and surveillance equipment When discussing regulations in the context of video surveillance solutions there are several factors which come into pl...

  • Timothy Compston looks at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making an impact on security and surveillance In the wider world AI (Artificial Intelligence) is very much in the news, whether that be in the context of self-driving cars; the first AI computer system conducting a......

  •   SME speaks to Mohammad Almasri, security manager at manned security specialists Emrill about the company’s vision for a sector that merges the best of technology with manned guarding How has the manned security sector in the region changed over the last five years? The......

  • Timothy Compston investigates the steps being taken by manufacturers to ramp-up cybersecurity and how such concerns are influencing purchasing decisions following the growing problem botnet/DDos incidents affecting cameras on the network Today, more than ever, providers of physical security systems ...

  •  Timothy Compston investigates the logic of deploying robots for security and public safety With the sight of security robots starting to patrol perimeters, shopping malls, and some police forces in the region even talking about deploying robots to supplement their existing resources, we consider ho...