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Suspicion of banned materials in deadly London blaze

June 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK — The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under UK building regulations, two British ministers said as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 70 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the

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Veracity showcasing end-to-end Command & Control solution at IFSEC

By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – Veracity, a leading provider of innovative IP video systems, is showcasing a new suite of products at IFSEC 2017 that bring together the three cornerstones of its business: IP transmission, storage and display. Following on from its acquisition of security Command & Control software manufacturer

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UK electrical safety body to open in Dubai to combat fires

June 6, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – NICEIC, the UK’s electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary regulatory body for electrical installation safety throughout the UK, is to establish a regional base in Dubai. The expansion of NICEIC’s services comes after the introduction of Dubai’s new fire code in January 2017, which mandates

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Axis launches next gen range of positioning cameras

June 1, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Axis has launched a new generation of positioning cameras, giving operators faster and more accurate pan and tilt capabilities to monitor large-scale sites, perimeters and borders in real-time and are able to respond instantly to security alerts and incidents. Thanks to their enhanced capabilities, the

Armed police gather at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig  in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017. Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

London mayor reviewing security after Manchester attack

May 23, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced security will be reviewed in London after 22 people were killed and more than 50 injured in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena this week. The mayor said extra police would be deployed on

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Rumours that Nest is about to launch 4K security camera

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Nest is said to be just a week or so away from introducing the next generation of its home security camera. According to Android Police, the new Nest Cam will be an indoor camera capable of recording footage in 4K. But there’s a twist:

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Intersec Saudi Arabia ends; double anticipated visitors

May 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

KSA – The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia has concluded in high style, welcoming 6,131 Saudi trade buyers at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. The visitor count was nearly double than what was anticipated by organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East and Al-Harithy Company

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WannaCry attack minimised by regional non-working day

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The impact from the largest global cyber attack ever on the UAE and across the wider region was luckily minimal as it took place on a non-working day [Friday] for most organisations, industry experts said. But Bilal Baig, Technical Lead for Mediterranean, Middle East,