Security guard jailed for Dh45,000 warehouse thefts in Dubai

April 4, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – A security guard who stole Dh45,000 worth of building equipment from his employer’s warehouse has been jailed for three months by Dubai Criminal Court. The 33-year-old Bangladeshi took scaffolding, aluminium doors and a small food mixer from a warehouse in Al Rashidiya, prosecutors said. The defendant

ASSA ABLOY acquires Lighthouse

March 28, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

SWEDEN—Door opening solutions leader ASSA ABLOY has announced the acquisition of Lighthouse, a US-based sectional door and docking distributor. “[The deal] reinforces the ASSA ABLOY Group’s leadership in entrance automation, where our sales have grown from SEK 3 billion ($363 million) in 2008 to SEK 18 billion

DarkMatter headlines ISS World Middle East 2016

March 13, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has announced its headlining participation at the Intelligence Support Systems for Lawful Interception, Electronic Surveillance and Cyber Intelligence Middle East event (ISS World Middle East), where it is a lead partner. The event represents

Huge fight breaks out in US jail as security cameras debut

March 6, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – A massive jail fight between inmates at the Santa Clara County Jail in California, US, was caught on camera last week, less than 24 hours after surveillance cameras were installed. The incident happened on the fourth floor of the Main Jail in San Jose just

Leading US security firm AlertEnterprise appoints Dan Sterry as Vice President, Global Sales

February 29, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – AlertEnterprise, a leading Physical – Logical Security Convergence software company based in the US, has announced the addition of Dan Sterry as Vice President of Global Sales. Sterry joins AlertEnterprise from RightCrowd Software, where he served as Vice President for North American sales, overseeing the growth in

Spanish police arrest YouTuber showing how to get weapons through airport security

February 21, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

SPAIN – Police in Spain have arrested a man accused of using YouTube to show how to make weapons that could pass undetected through airport scanners, according to a report by British newspaper The Daily Mail. Detectives say a large part of the material he put out

UAE President appoints National Security Advisor

February 16, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – UAE President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan issued a federal decree appointing Shaikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al-Nahyan as National Security Advisor. According to a statement posted on the UAE News Agency (WAM), the new National Security Advisor will be under the authority of the Supreme

UAE condemns terror attack on Saudi mosque

January 31, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE has condemned the terrorist attack which today struck a mosque in the province of Ihsa, Saudi Arabia. A suicide bombing and gun attack on Shi’ite Muslim worshippers killed at least four people in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday. In a statement, the Ministry of