Dodgy cameras mar CCTV camera project in Indian district

August 31, 2015 By Lauren

India – The ambitious closed circuit television (CCTV) camera project, launched by chief minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar, India, in February, has come unstuck as most of the cameras are of poor quality and cannot legibly record vehicle number plates or recognise faces of people – according to media

Genetec to unveil hot new features for Security Center 5.4 at ASIS

By Lauren

US – IP security solutions manufacturer Genetec will attend the ASIS 2015 seminar in California this September to unveil new features for Security Center 5.4, its unified security platform that combines access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and video surveillance. This latest release will introduce advanced

UAE employees among the global worst for mobile security, says report

By Lauren

UAE – According to a new report by Aruba Networks, employees in the UAE have some of the worst mobile security habits in the world. The report looked at more than 11,000 employees in 23 countries and found that established Western markets display by far the world’s

Bangkok bombing suspect nabbed, but security questions remain

By Lauren

THAILAND — After Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports — the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago —police say they have now discovered

Australia’s school alarm system failures ‘making kids vulnerable’

By Lauren

AUSTRALIA – Continual school alarm system failures are leaving schools and students “vulnerable to crime”, leaked emails from the education department in Australia show. In one incident, a fire caused by an electrical fault in Galston High, New South Wales, went undetected for two hours and caused more than

Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras across 20,000 coaches

August 24, 2015 By Lauren

INDIA – To strengthen security on trains, Indian Railways is expediting the process of installing CCTV surveillance cameras in 20,000 coaches at a cost of Rs 700 crore, which will be derived from Nirbhaya Fund. “It has been decided in a recent meeting held at the

GCC Cyber Security Summit set to take place in Abu Dhabi this September

By Lauren

UAE – The GCC Cyber Security Summit is set to open in Abu Dhabi on 13 September with additional official and industry support now confirmed. Penetration of national and company security, criminal fraud and identity theft are big business worldwide, among a shadowy fraternity that is only growing