Chinese internet security firm Qihoo gets US $9 billion buyout offer from CEO

June 29, 2015 By Emma Procter

CHINA – China’s Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd, a provider of internet security products and popular mobile browser, has received a US $9.1 billion offer from a group led by its chief executive to buy out its public shareholders. The offer for Qihoo’s US-traded shares is

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Everyday camera range unveiled by Bosch

By Emma Procter

UAE – Bosch has updated its range of IP cameras to make it easy for small and medium-sized businesses to set up professional video surveillance solutions. The new FLEXIDOME IP 4000 and FLEXIDOME IP 5000 cameras claim to set new standards in image quality, ease of installation and

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Internet of Things tech to be key feature of Smart Dubai’s development

By Emma Procter

UAE – Smart buildings using Internet of Things (IoT) technology are likely to feature prominently in the next phases of Smart Dubai’s development strategy, according to Ahmad bin Byat, Smart Dubai’s chairman. “Having smarter buildings will enable customers to manage their energy bills better, as well

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Saudi Arabia’s new sports city installs perimeter solution from UK firm

June 22, 2015 By Emma Procter

KSA – Saudi Arabia’s newest international sports facility, King Abdullah Sports City, has installed a Hostile Vehicle Mitigation solution from UK company Townscape as part of a £1.2 million contract. King Abdullah Sports City is known as the jewel in the desert, and estimated to cost

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Just how many CCTV cameras are there in the UK? The BSIA attempts to calculate the real numbers

By Emma Procter

UK – According to a new report from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), entitled ‘The Picture Is Not Clear’, there are between 4 million and 5.9 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the UK. The report, which was launched recently in London, estimated the number of cameras

Cisco: Middle East must embrace Internet of Everything

June 12, 2015 By Emma Procter

  UAE – The recent inaugural Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) 2015 event in Dubai was used as a platform by Cisco executives to call for Middle East organisations to embrace the Internet of Everything (IoE) era by adopting strategies to become fully digitised. “In the

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Qatari breakthrough in airport security with new SSI system

By Emma Procter

QATAR – A locally-developed Smart Security Investigator (SSI)  system was unveiled recently by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to detect potential smugglers or travellers infected with epidemic diseases at Qatar’s entry points. “The SSI is a valuable addition to the sophisticated security systems at airports,” the

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LEAKED: Google’s new smart home security camera appears ahead of launch

By Emma Procter

US – An image of what will be the first Nest-branded security camera has leaked online ahead of its launch on 17 June. Next week Google’s Nest Labs is widely expected to unveil its first security camera following the acquisition of Dropcam for US $555 million