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Qatari breakthrough in airport security with new SSI system

June 12, 2015 By Emma Procter

QATAR – A locally-developed Smart Security Investigator (SSI)  system was unveiled recently by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to detect potential smugglers or travellers infected with epidemic diseases at Qatar’s entry points. “The SSI is a valuable addition to the sophisticated security systems at airports,” the


LEAKED: Google’s new smart home security camera appears ahead of launch

By Emma Procter

US – An image of what will be the first Nest-branded security camera has leaked online ahead of its launch on 17 June. Next week Google’s Nest Labs is widely expected to unveil its first security camera following the acquisition of Dropcam for US $555 million


Appointment news: New Security Manager for Dubai’s ‘Safest Hotel’

June 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Abdulla Buti Ali Buti Al Dhaffri Al Mheiri (pictured) has been appointed as the new Security Manager for Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai. Abdullah is a UAE national with years of experience and knowledge in security operations, which will help the hotel to keep its

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The CEO of Dubai’s Trajan Consulting explains how her company’s investigative training arm is raising standards

By Emma Procter

SSN Gulf spoke to Catherine Granger, CEO of Trajan Consulting (pictured) about the company’s growing investigative training arm and the unique services it is offering to the region. What kind of service are available from Trajan’s investigative training team? Trajan’s range of training and qualifications enables professionals to

G4S Technology partners with Salient

June 8, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – G4S Technology has entered into a technology partnership with Salient Systems which means it will offer Salient’s CompleteView video management system and TouchView mobile video apps under the Symmetry brand. The Symmetry security management platform brings together identity management, access control, alarm management, and


Taxi authority research showed a need for in-car CCTVs for safety reasons in Abu Dhabi

By Emma Procter

UAE – Research conducted by the taxi authority in Abu Dhabi has shown a need for in-car surveillance for safety reasons. On the back of this, taxis in the UAE capital are being fitted with CCTV cameras in order to curb aggressive driving and the use of


Castel debuts full-IP audio video intercom monitor at IFSEC 2015

By Emma Procter

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

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Axis Communications introduces two major offerings across the Middle East

By Emma Procter

  UAE – Network video and security solutions leader Axis Communications launched two major offerings across the Middle East during a product launch event at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City last week. The products were introduced by Ettiene Van Der Watt, regional engineering & training manager at