US player Johnson Controls sells security systems business to Versar

September 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – Johnson Controls. has agreed to sell a security systems business that contracts with the U.S. federal government to Virginia-based Versar. for US $20 million, under a deal to be completed by the end of the month. The deal, announced by Versar, would combine the Johnson

VMS installer gets cash injection to expand into new markets

September 7, 2015 By Emma Procter

US — Eyewitness Surveillance, a US-based provider and installer of video monitoring solutions for auto dealerships and metal recyclers, has received US $15 million in new financing from The PrivateBank. The funding will be used to “build out into new markets, hiring [sales and customer support]

Dodgy cameras mar CCTV camera project in Indian district

August 31, 2015 By Emma Procter

India – The ambitious closed circuit television (CCTV) camera project, launched by chief minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar, India, in February, has come unstuck as most of the cameras are of poor quality and cannot legibly record vehicle number plates or recognise faces of people – according to media

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