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Internet of Things tech to be key feature of Smart Dubai’s development

June 29, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Smart buildings using Internet of Things (IoT) technology are likely to feature prominently in the next phases of Smart Dubai’s development strategy, according to Ahmad bin Byat, Smart Dubai’s chairman. “Having smarter buildings will enable customers to manage their energy bills better, as well


Castel debuts full-IP audio video intercom monitor at IFSEC 2015

June 8, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK – British intercom and access control systems firm Castel has released its first IP audio video intercom monitor designed for small to medium-sized offices and service industry buildings at IFSEC 2015. The latest addition to the XELLIP range of intercom access and audio video products, the


GoPro cameras ‘could be used to spy on owners’

June 1, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK – A security firm in Britain has warned it is “too easy” for criminals to take control of GoPro cameras which could then be used to spy on their owners, according to a BBC report. London consultancy firm Pen Test Partners showed how it could

(left) Vijay Sangam of PSILOG, (right) Pradeesh VS of ESET

ESET signs distribution agreement with PSILOG for Middle East IT security solutions

May 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

PICTURE: (left) Vijay Sangam of PSILOG, (right) Pradeesh VS of ESET UAE – ESET, a global company for digital protection, has signed a new agreement with PSILOG International for the distribution of its range of IT security solutions for businesses across the GCC. The broadline distributor will also


Dubai police issue villa burglaries warning for summer

May 7, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Dubai Police have urged villa residents to take part in a summer safety scheme after an increase in burglaries last year. The scheme sees patrols regularly check in on villas if residents are on holiday from extended periods. Colonel Jamal Al Jalaf, from the


Canon-Axis deal done despite hedge fund holdout

May 3, 2015 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


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.


Smart cameras to detect major traffic violations in Qatar

By Emma Procter

QATAR – Common traffic violations like use of mobile phones while driving, wrong overtaking and failure to fasten seat belts will now be captured in smart cameras with Qatar’s Ministry of Interior launching a new and extensive surveillance system. The project named “Talaa” aims to promote