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The current pandemic is still dominating our lives and not surprisingly continues to dominate our magazine. Reducing opportunities for virus transmission is now a major priority for all businesses particularly those that are forward facing such as retail. Video surveillance technology has for several years now...

When it comes to biometrics for security there is little doubt that facial recognition is now at the very forefront of 'frictionless' ways to authenticate the identity of individuals. Timothy Compston casts his eye over the latest developments We are seeing the latest generation of powerful facial...

Aluisio Figueiredo CEO at ISS - Intelligent Security Systems explains why the convergence of technologies and integration of information and communication have increased the threats   According to a recent research project conducted in May 2020 by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global critical infrastructure protection (CIP) market is estimated...

Despite the growing market for VMS and VsaaS, Timothy Compston finds out that NVR technology is still very much the workhorse in the banking and transport sectors When it comes to the world of video surveillance these days it is all too easy to overlook dedicated...

Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is now a Dubai Electronic Security Center DESC certified Cloud Service Provider (CSP) in the UAE. DESC has developed a CSP Security Standard, which outlines requirements and guidelines for...

Abu Dhabi Municipality has overhauled its legacy networking infrastructure and deployed powerful new Wi-Fi 6 technology from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, that has laid the foundation for its Smart Digital Workplace initiative. Ahmad Al Hammadi, IT manager at Abu Dhabi Municipality says, “We understand...

Meraj Khan, business development manager - Critical Infrastructure, Axis Communication Middle East looks at how if you protect the core of your operations the benefits will be felt across the key security related areas of your organisation What is Critical Infrastructure? Critical Infrastructure is a broad...

Timothy Compston explores why the vetting and screening of airport workers is high on the aviation security agenda thanks to a series of major terrorist incidents The vetting of those employed at airports is one aspect of security that has been raised by many commentators as...

Milestone Systems recently received Security Equipment Approval from the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) of Dubai. SIRA is a government body regulating the security industry in the Emirate of Dubai, providing protection to the community using preventive security systems and precautionary measures. Video Guard, an initiative by...

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 (Artificial Intelligence) based video analytics...

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 little...

Wavestore’s VMS recent pre-qualification for major customer projects across the Middle East has led to the company reporting increased sales activity across the region. Wavestore works closely with a wide range of technology partners to ensure its video recording and management software is at the heart...

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 computing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

DW Complete Surveillance Solutions has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Harco HIS to represent the company in the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA). “Our agreement with Harco truly represents finding the right partner at the right time,” said Wade Thomas, chief operating officer,...

Despite being fully aware of security risks following the introduction of high-profile legislation like GDPR, workers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have the worst cybersecurity discipline in the world and displaying signs of ‘security fatigue’, according to a study by Aruba, a Hewlett...

Milestone Systems will again be holding a number of Intro Day Seminars across the region over the next couple of months. These technical seminars are designed with Milestone's new and existing partners in mind, as well as consultants and employees. They will provide an overview of...

Oman Data Park (ODP) has deployed Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) as part of its ODP Managed Security Services for end point protection. Oman Data Park is the first managed service provider in Oman, offering managed cloud services, public cloud, co-location and managed security services to both...

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 play. For example,...

Matrix will be showcasing its latest trends and technologies including its new NVRX Series and PRASAR communication system at a special event in Riyadh next week. Matrix Insight will take place on 26th July from 8:30 am onwards at Marriott Hotel. The company will showcase its...

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 convincing...

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions launches smart, BIM-enabled product specification tool that helps users create complete and tailored door opening solutions - ASSA ABLOY OPENINGS STUDIO. "OPENINGS STUDIO offers innovative and tailored plug-and-play BIM-enabled solutions for doors and hardware. Not only is the tool simple and convenient,...

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