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Pelco Optera Multi-Sensor cameras integrate with top VMS solutions

July 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Pelco by Schneider Electric – a global leader in surveillance and security products and technologies – has announced that its Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are integrated with over 20 of the industry’s leading Video Management System (VMS) solutions. “Panoramic cameras’ ability to increase situational awareness, lower TCO and increase security

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Royal Jordanian airline says US laptop ban has been lifted

July 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Royal Jordanian said on Sunday passengers could now take laptops and other large electronic devices onboard direct flights to the United States, making it the latest Middle East airline to be exempted from the US electronics ban. Jordan’s flag carrier joins Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar

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After the Petya cyber attack, ISYX Technologies says cybersecurity must start with training staff

By SSN Gulf Staff

Mohammed Basheer, IT Security Practice Head at ISYX Technologies explains how after Petya (and others) cybersecurity starts with training your employees… THE PETYA RANSOMWARE attack that hit computers around the world recently, the second in two months, is yet another reminder that computers play key roles in

Jail for trio after Dh10m security van theft attempt

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reports that three men will serve three years in jail each in Dubai for attempting to steal Dh10 million from a security van after stabbing one of the guards in the stomach. At 9pm on August 24 last

In this Feb. 13, 2014, photo, members of the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office fly their search and rescue drone during a demonstration, in Brigham City, Utah. Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations. That tension is on display as more than 35 states consider drone legislation this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The bills include ways to attract an industry that could generate billions and restrictions on drone use and data collection. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Tighter UAE regulations on all drone importation after airport issues

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – UAE aviation regulators will no longer allow the importation of drones that fail to meet the specifications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to a report in Arab News. This after UAE airports were estimated to have incurred losses of about Dh350,000 (SR357,386) for

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HID Global acquires Arjo Systems to expand its government ID business

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Identity solutions brand HID Global has announced it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our

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ONVIF releases Profile A for broader access control configuration

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Industry standardisation body ONVIF has announced the final release of Profile A for broader access control configuration. It establishes a standardized interface for access control clients – and expands the configuration options of ONVIF conformant access control systems. The release marks the first open specification that allows for

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Dubai summer travellers urged to register for home security service

July 4, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reports that tenants and homeowners travelling for the summer have been urged to protect their homes by registering for Dubai Police’s security service. Lt Col Rashid Al Falasi, director of the Criminal Control at the General Department of Criminal Investigation,