Johnson Controls unveils aggressive growth plans at MEA conference

February 20, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – At its recently held two-day Executive Channel Conference in Dubai, Johnson Controls hosted over 200 guests including leaders of 78 distribution channels across 24 countries in Middle East and Africa (MEA). Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide

Steps to better salaries and training for Dubai security guards

January 31, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – Security guards in Dubai will be given a pay rise and better training thanks to a new law, said the emirate’s Security Industry Regulatory Authority (Sira). Under Law 12: 2016, basic monthly salaries will rise to Dh1,920 from Dh1,440. Companies will also be required


From the Intersec floor – Genetec launches video surveillance for retail intelligence

By Emma Procter

UAE – Video surveillance giants Genetec have new markets in their sights with a focus on operational intelligence in the retail sector. The Canadian firm will offer a combination of video management, point of sale integration and video analytics to provide intelligence useful in a variety

Security guard in Dubai ‘robbed of cash by con man posing as police officer’

January 22, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – A security guard thought he was being fined by a police officer when he was in fact being robbed, prosecutors told Dubai Criminal Court last week, reports The National. The 22-year-old Indian guard said he was sitting on a staircase in Al Riffa at

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Milestone Systems enhances MEA focus with new regional director

By Emma Procter

DENMARK – Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), has announced a new regional director for Middle East and Africa (MEA) at Intersec 2017. Intersec 2017 in Dubai is an important event for Milestone due to rapidly increasing volume of business activities

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Intersec Dubai gets underway featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries

By Emma Procter

UAE – Intersec 2017, the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday, featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries. The 19th edition of the annual showcase was flagged off by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 5: With One World Trade Center behind it, a drone flies during practice day at the National Drone Racing Championships on Governors Island, August 5, 2016 in New York City. More than 100 pilots are vying for fifty thousand dollars in prize money. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Looking to the future and a brave new world at Intersec Dubai 2017

January 15, 2017 By Emma Procter

DRONE DETECTION and disabling technology, and a retail mobile solution using augmented reality are a couple of exciting examples of new and future product launches on show as the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade fair opens in Dubai. Intersec will be the focal point


After attacks 73% of polled Germans favour greater security measures

December 26, 2016 By Emma Procter

GERMANY – The majority of Germans favour greater security measures including public video surveillance, according to a poll taken following a lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market last week. The results of the YouGov poll taken for DPA found on Sunday that 60% of Germans