FM approval for FireVu Visual Smoke and Flame Detection system

September 18, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK – FireVu has announced that its Visual Smoke and Flame Detection System has obtained FM Approval, an internationally recognised testing standard. FM Approval is issued by FM Global, a worldwide company which provides comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance. It is stipulated by many


Paxton Access’ Net2 Pro control system scoops Benchmark Innovation Award 2015 

September 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK – Paxton Access market leading access control system, Net2 Pro v5 has won the Benchmark Innovation Award 2015 for Access Control Software. The annual awards recognise and reward innovative thinking and the delivery of benefits through advanced security solutions to installers, integrators and end users.


Australia’s school alarm system failures ‘making kids vulnerable’

August 31, 2015 By Emma Procter

AUSTRALIA – Continual school alarm system failures are leaving schools and students “vulnerable to crime”, leaked emails from the education department in Australia show. In one incident, a fire caused by an electrical fault in Galston High, New South Wales, went undetected for two hours and caused more than


Mumbai to have 6000 CCTV cameras installed by end of 2016

August 17, 2015 By Emma Procter

INDIA – India’s Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has confirmed that 6,000 CCTV cameras will be installed in Mumbai by October next year in a bid to curb various crimes in the city and maintain law and order. After the 26/11 terror attack, the decision to install CCTV cameras


Cyber criminals hack into American Airlines, Sabre systems

August 10, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – Hackers have infiltrated the computer systems of travel reservations distributor Sabre and carrier American Airlines, but the companies have denied any sensitive information was taken. The incident was consistent with incursions by China-based hackers that recently targeted insurer Anthem and the US government’s personnel office, according to Bloomberg, which first reported


Middle East Cyber Security Summit, Oman, to tackle regional security issues

August 6, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Cyber threats are a global phenomenon and are continually developing in sophistication and impact, despite the advances in cyber security technologies and practice. National and international governments in the region are determined to create a secure digital environment, but these initiatives are fragmented, tactical, and reactive. Given this scenario, The Middle


New Vice President EMEA for enterprise data security firm Vormetric

July 26, 2015 By Emma Procter

GCC – Vormetric – an enterprise data security company for physical, virtual, big data and cloud environments – has appointed Louise Bulman as Vice President and General Manager, EMEA. Reporting directly to the company’s VP of global sales, Stephen Driggers, Bulman will have responsibility for driving


SGW to hold security projects course in September for surveyors, security managers

July 20, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Consultancy firm SGW will be holding a Security Projects Course from 15-17 September for individuals who are planning to study for the ASIS International Physical Security Professional (PSP) Certification Programme or those who will be in the future exposed to undertaking security surveys, planning a major