Transguard awards cleaner who finds AED 100,000 in cash

April 18, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – A Transguard cleaner from Dubai Festival City Mall has made the news and won plaudits for his honesty after finding a whopping AED 100,000 in cash during his daily rounds at the mall. Nisham Kunnath Valappil received a cash bonus, a plane ticket home, an extra seven days’

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UAE based cyber security company finds vulnerabilities in IoT and smart devices

By Emma Procter

UAE – While there are certainly advantages to IoT and Smart devices, they are also a very attractive area for hacking and privacy breaches. At a regional security tradeshow, Managed, a UAE based cyber security company recently showcased how vulnerable the IoT systems and Smart consumer


As Milestone’s MPOP gets underway, where are the other partner events?

April 11, 2016 By Emma Procter

EDITORIAL TOMORROW SEES Milestone Systems launch its eagerly anticipated Milestone Partner Open Platform Days (MPOP) at Sofitel Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – a bustling three day industry get together of senior leadership from Milestone and (this year) around 200 delegates from its partner and customer community. The marketing team at the


Axis strengthens its perimeter defense solution portfolio with high-security video analytics

By Emma Procter

UAE – Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has announced a solution for large-scale perimeter protection with the introduction of AXIS Perimeter Defender, a high-end video analytics application for intrusion detection for the enterprise market. With this launch, Axis enables its partners to deliver a


BMTS increases its market share in the UAE’s security systems

By Emma Procter

UAE – Bahri & Mazroei Technical Systems (BMTS), one of the UAE’s largest providers of value-added solutions and systems for buildings, infrastructure and industrial projects, has announced that its market share in the UAE’s security systems and integration solutions reached 15 per cent. With the growth witnessed


Singapore looking to beef up building security, crucially at construction stage

By Emma Procter

SINGAPORE – In light of the current high-threat environment, the Home Affairs Ministry revealed in its Committee of Supply (COS) debate in Parliament that it is reviewing measures to beef up building security in Singapore. This includes the adoption of security features as early as the

US senate agrees to tighten up airport security

By Emma Procter

US – Following the Brussels Airport bombings, the US Senate has agreed to approve a series of new security measures as part of its recent reauthorisation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – including expanding the TSA PreCheck programme to concentrate checks on other passengers


Milestone IP VMS helps Dublin Zoo protect animals from nighttime attacks by badgers and otters

April 4, 2016 By Emma Procter

DENMARK – Milestone open platform IP video management software (VMS) is helping the Dublin Zoo to protect its animals and their offspring from night-time attacks by local wild badgers and otters. Zookeepers at Dublin Zoo reported decreasing ostrich egg counts as well as unexplained flamingo injuries and