In this Feb. 13, 2014, photo, members of the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office fly their search and rescue drone during a demonstration, in Brigham City, Utah. Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations. That tension is on display as more than 35 states consider drone legislation this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The bills include ways to attract an industry that could generate billions and restrictions on drone use and data collection. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Tighter UAE regulations on all drone importation after airport issues

July 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – UAE aviation regulators will no longer allow the importation of drones that fail to meet the specifications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to a report in Arab News. This after UAE airports were estimated to have incurred losses of about Dh350,000 (SR357,386) for


HID Global acquires Arjo Systems to expand its government ID business

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Identity solutions brand HID Global has announced it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our


ONVIF releases Profile A for broader access control configuration

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Industry standardisation body ONVIF has announced the final release of Profile A for broader access control configuration. It establishes a standardized interface for access control clients – and expands the configuration options of ONVIF conformant access control systems. The release marks the first open specification that allows for


Dubai summer travellers urged to register for home security service

July 4, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reports that tenants and homeowners travelling for the summer have been urged to protect their homes by registering for Dubai Police’s security service. Lt Col Rashid Al Falasi, director of the Criminal Control at the General Department of Criminal Investigation,

Electronic devices ban on flights to US from Abu Dhabi lifted

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – The US Department of Homeland Security has lifted the electronic devices ban on all flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States, Etihad Airways has announced, reports Arabian Business. The move follows “the successful validation of security measures at the US Pre-clearance facility at

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DarkMatter to showcase innovative security tech at Black Hat

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has announced its presence at Black Hat 2017 – taking place in Las Vegas, US. Black Hat is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and

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Honeywell launches next generation of aspirating smoke detectors

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Honeywell, a leader in advanced smoke and fire detection technologies, has announced the next generation of Xtralis VESDA aspirating smoke detectors that re-define the ASD technology and which it says will set a new benchmark in the industry for reliable very early warning smoke

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Milestone Systems running series of top regional seminars

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has announced a series of local Introduction and Technical Seminars aimed to enlighten and empower new and existing partners, consultants and employees, on all things Milestone. Seminars from Bahrain to Botswana  Taking