UAE condemns mass shooting in Orlando, extends support to US

June 13, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE has condemned the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people were killed and 53 were injured at a nightclub on Sunday morning. The three-hour siege ended after Swat officers stormed the club and killed the assailant in a gunfight. He

Peter Biltsted of Milestone Systems on the sidelines of Dubai MPOP

Peter Biltsted of Milestone Systems at Dubai MPOP

June 6, 2016 By Emma Procter

Peter Biltsted, Director of MEA at Milestone Systems, explains why the recent MPOP security event in Dubai attracted such a mixed crowd, and how his company has forged an open platform software industry.


Transguard records 38% annual revenue hike, also boosts employee count by 55%

By Emma Procter

UAE – Transguard Group, based in the UAE, has recorded a 38% hike in annual revenues – up to $388.4m (AED 1.42bn). The company’s profits for the year were $33.6m (AED123m), a 16% rise over the previous year. Transguard’s workforce also grew by 55% during the year,


TeamViewer blames recent hacking reports on ‘careless’ use of credentials, not internal issues

By Emma Procter

US – TeamViewer has placed the blame on the “careless” use of credentials rather than internal issues after complaints of hacked accounts, according to tech news site Zdnet. Founded in 2005, TeamViewer provides software which can be used to remotely control PC systems and conducted meetings.


AXIS acquires Cognimatics to strengthen retail offering

By Emma Procter

SWEDEN – Another day, another acquisition for the global leader in network video, AXIS Communications. The company has just confirmed it has acquired Cognimatics, a top store optimization solutions company targeting the retail sector. Cognimatics’ technology is used for people counting, queue measurement, and occupancy estimation. The addition


GEZE Middle East opens showroom in Doha, Qatar; part of Qatar 2020 expansion plan

By Emma Procter

QATAR – GEZE Middle East – a leading developer and manufacturer of construction systems for door, window and safety technology – has added another showroom facility to its lineup in the region. Located in Salwa Road in Doha, Qatar, the 3,000 sq ft facility displays the latest range of GEZE’s automated


Paxton Net2 access control integrates with Dahua video integration platform

By Emma Procter

UK – Access control and entry systems manufacturer Paxton Access has announced the integration of its networked access control system, Net2, with a leading manufacturer of professional security and surveillance equipment, Dahua. The integration will provide a user-friendly interface to manage building security more easily. This