Fatal inaction: the crane collapse deaths in KSA last year show how far construction site safety has to go

January 7, 2016 By Emma Procter

KSA – There is no arguing that it was a bad end to 2015 for the construction sector in Saudi Arabia. A much broadcasted catastrophe – the tower crane collapse in the Holy City of Mecca in September that killed 107 people inside the Grand Mosque


Home Security system market to surpass 13% growth with security cameras contributing max growth to 2019

December 27, 2015 By Emma Procter

GCC – The global home security system market is projected to grow at a rate of above 13% according to the Global Home Security System Market 2015-2019 report, as the rising incidents of security concerns have led to increased safety measures by residential dwellings. Advancement in technology and


New survey suggests 50 per cent of UAE firms seeing cyber security breaches

December 21, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – According to just released media reports, a whopping 50 per cent of Only 50 per cent of firms in the UAE have been reporting cyber security breaches in the past 12 months. A KPMG 2015 UAE Cyber Security Survey has found that firms under


Critical areas of security lacking for many US retailers, according to report from Bay Analytics

December 14, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – According to a new report sponsored by American security analytics firm Bay Dynamics, there are some critical areas of security where retailers are lacking. According to the report, which was conducted by Osterman Research and surveyed IT decision makers at 125 US retail organisations,


Global spotlight to shine on ME aviation and airport security solutions at Intersec Dubai 2016

November 30, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – With the Middle East, and in particular the GCC, emerging as major international air travel hub, aviation security will be a key point of interest at Intersec 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection. Investment in the airport security market


Securing Smart Cities and the Cloud Alliance issue guidelines for smart city technology adoption

November 23, 2015 By Emma Procter

GCC – Securing Smart Cities, the not-for-profit global initiative addressing the cyber security challenges of smart cities, released guidelines jointly developed by Securing Smart Cities and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) for the adoption of smart city technology. The guide provides organisations with an overview of the


Increasing appetite for advanced integrated security solutions fuels Middle East’s US$3 billion physical security market

November 9, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – The ongoing shift in demand from analogue to Internet protocol (IP) cameras in the Middle East is fuelling the region’s fast-growing physical security market, as global manufacturers prepare to launch their latest integrated security technologies at Intersec 2016. Growing at double the global rate, the


Video surveillance segment holds major share in UAE electronic security market says research

October 28, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – According to 6Wresearch, the UAE’s electronic security market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 10.7% during 2015-21. It states that government initiatives, increasing investments, rising security & IT spending and growing security concerns are impacting the adoption of electronic security systems in the