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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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