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