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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...

Matrix, a leading manufacturer and provider of Telecom and Security solutions, will be showcasing several of its latest security solutions and its forthcoming Matrix Insight 2019 events in Jeddah and Riyadh this April. Solutions on show will include its newly launched face recognition technology for authentication...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 two recently launched 2 megapixel Illustra Flex IR PTZs from Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, are packed with functionality which enable them to collectively provide an affordable solution for virtually any video surveillance application where the cameras are required to cover...

The 5th Edition of OFSEC - Oman Fire, Safety and Security Exhibition will be held from the 21 - 23 October 2019 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat - Sultanate of Oman. OFSEC EXPO 2019 is designed to meet the needs of the local,...

ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products held its annual membership meeting in early November, with an overview of important activities of 2018 and perspective on the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile T in 2018, an...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that bookings for both indoor and outdoor spaces for the upcoming editions of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) 2019 and the Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX) 2019 have already reached 95 per cent, revealing the shows’ global importance...

Milipol Qatar 2018 held under the patronage of H.H the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani concluded its 12th edition on October 31, 2018. The three-day show which was inaugurated by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa...

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...

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...

Tata Power Company is to deploy the Blighter B400 series radars as part of the Indian Government’s Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS). Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd, a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (E-scan) radars and surveillance solutions, has secured its first sale into India for...

 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 how long...

Analyst Albert James Galloni looks at how intelligence generated by financial information can be a valuable asset in security terms  Financial services are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Middle East, currently increasing in revenue, contribution to the GDP and strategic commercial importance across the Gulf...

ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge, a technology competition to develop open source applications for innovative IP video streaming applications to help resolve global security issues.The two-month online challenge, offered in conjunction...

Dubai Police has proposed a pathbreaking project “Police Without Policemen” as part of the Dubai 10X initiative. The project will consist of three activations which aims to implement the vision of Dubai as a city of the future through innovative steps that bring futuristic solutions...

Organisers,  Reed Exhibitions and the UAE Ministry of Interior celebrated another successful run of the ISNR exhibition in Abu Dhabi this week. His Excellency Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector-General of the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of ISNR...

Supporting ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 as associate partner for the first time, Dubai Police will showcase its cutting-edge smart services, including smart police stations at ISNR Abu Dhabi and participate in the exhibition’s Government Buyers Programme. The Future of Policing forum – hosted collaboratively with Abu...

Storage specialists BCDVideo has signed an Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) agreement with Dell EMC OEM Solutions. The collaboration aims to enhance BCDVideo’s product portfolio with the inclusion of end-to-end solutions featuring Dell EMC server, storage and networking platforms, along with Dell commercial client products. "As the...

  In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, this year’s edition of ISNR Abu Dhabi is poised to demonstrate how artificial intelligence will revolutionise national security, heralding a shift from traditional physical security and law enforcement towards a more transformative and digital future. The show...

UK security management training company, Perpetuity Academy, has announced that it will join the Dubai Police Academy on its stand at Intersec 2018, which takes place in Dubai from 21st – 23rd January. The company will showcase a portfolio of online, classroom and in-house courses, including...

Timothy Compston discovers that there is a real buzz around sound analysis for security and public safety The volume of security-related applications where sound is playing a role is certainly on the rise, whether that be on the biometrics front in the form of voice recognition...