Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras across 20,000 coaches

August 24, 2015 By Emma Procter

INDIA – To strengthen security on trains, Indian Railways is expediting the process of installing CCTV surveillance cameras in 20,000 coaches at a cost of Rs 700 crore, which will be derived from Nirbhaya Fund. “It has been decided in a recent meeting held at the

Abu Dhabi police Security Support delegation visits London Met police team

August 17, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – A delegation of the Security Support Department at Abu Dhabi Police has travelled to London for a two-week visit. The delegation is headed by Captain Jassem Muhammad Al Zaabi, Patrol Officer at Security Support Department, and includes a number of the Department’s members. The delegation

Bank Sohar in Oman opts for attendance solution from Touchless Biometric Systems AG.

July 26, 2015 By Emma Procter

OMAN – Bank Sohar in Oman has selected the 3D-Touchless finger scanning technology for time and attendance recording from Swiss firm Touchless Biometric Systems AG. The bank has installed the system at its HQ in Muscat and rolled it our in its branches across Oman. The bank

Experts say US a ‘sitting duck’ for cyber criminals due to security holes

July 20, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – In the month since a widespread computer systems breach at the Office of Personnel Management was revealed, specialised teams have been racing to plug the most glaring of the security holes in government computer networks and prevent more thefts of personal information, financial data and

Dubai school gets full Hikvision CCTV fit outs to 60 buses

July 16, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – The National Charity School in Al Garhoud Dubai has kitted out its fleet of school buses with the latest technology from Hikvision. Sixty large single and double-decker buses carry the majority of the children and each is fitted with Hikvision DVRs and either 2

Ministry of Environment and Water attends Paris conference on preventing biological threats

July 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water attended the Global Conference on Biological Threat Reduction held recently at Maison De La Chimie in Paris, France to discuss ways to strengthen links between the health and security sectors, reported Gulf News newspaper. The conference talked

Maritime security experts to gather for QMARSEC conference

July 6, 2015 By Emma Procter

QATAR – Experts in maritime security will gather in Doha in October for the third annual QMARSEC conference, which will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel under the theme “The Future of Automatic Identification System (AIS) Technologies and Deployments”. The annual QMARSEC conference provides a forum

Dubai authorities deny mosque metal detectors report

By Emma Procter

UAE – Dubai authorities have denied there are plans to install security metal detectors in the emirate’s mosques. The comment came in response to a video that has gone viral on social media that purports to show walk-through airport-style metal detectors being installed in a Dubai