Linx International and Tavcom International join forces

May 3, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Linx International and Tavcom announce they have concluded an agreement resulting in Linx acquiring a majority shareholding in Tavcom. Tavcom is the leading provider of online and classroom based security systems training. The Linx International Group includes Linx Consulting and renowned security management training


Canon-Axis deal done despite hedge fund holdout

By Emma Procter

JAPAN—In a bid that industry analysts told Security Systems News (SSN Gulf‘s sister publication in the US) is intended to get Canon to increase its US $2.8 billion offer for Axis Communications, Elliott Management, a New York hedge fund, increased its stake in Axis to 10.91 percent and


Milestone event (MPOP) in Abu Dhabi pulls in the crowds, focuses on partnerships

By Emma Procter

UAE – Mid April saw Milestone Systems hold its annual networking and information open sharing platform for partners – the much anticipated MPOP. This time held at the stunning Park Rotana hotel in Abu Dhabi, the focus of this year’s packed event was ‘The Power of Partnerships’ and striving towards the

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Guest blog: Just how safe is a smart home?

April 21, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – From smart locks to lighting systems, smart home technology features are advancing at an accelerated rate. According to a survey conducted by Coldwell Banker in the US last month, nearly 60 per cent of sales associates said they are seeing more smart home features

Abu Dhabi police meet to discuss closer force coordination

April 20, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Abu Dhabi police chiefs met recently to discuss mutual policing coordination and force integration in a bid to provide the best standards of security for the public. Under discussion were the means to develop competencies and skills between different police departments. They also tackled the means to


Boston Marathon 2015 – overly monitored and invading privacy? “We’ve got a lot of cameras out there,” say police chiefs

By Emma Procter

US – As nearly a million people prepare to line the streets to watch the Boston Marathon this week, someone else will be watching them. Bill Ridge with the Boston Police says video surveillance is a big part of the security plan. “We’ve got a lot of cameras out

Sony's new High Dynamic Range offering

Sony showcases high dynamic range at Las Vegas show

By Emma Procter

UAE – Sony used its exhibit at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, US,  to demonstrate its latest High Dynamic Range technologies and workflows which it says opens up new possibilities for creative expression and viewing experiences. The manufacturer showcased comparisons between High Dynamic Range and Standard Dynamic Range across environments such


Convergint acquires GS Security, extends global reach

April 13, 2015 By Emma Procter

US —Systems integrator Convergint Technologies completed the acquisition of GS Security Services, a firm that Convergint has partnered with in the past. “We have a number of global companies in New England and they have helped us service them,” said Dan Moceri, executive chairman of Convergint.