Warnings of devastating Trojan virus which aims to extort ransom money

February 25, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – A leading security services provider is warning businesses in the region about a potentially devastating Trojan virus named Locky, which aims to extort ransom money, according to a report in Gulf News. Worse, most anti-virus programmes don’t detect it yet. The new malicious virus is

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Hormann launches APU 67 thermo industrial sectional doors

February 21, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Engineered to meet the demand for improved thermal insulation, the newly launched APU 67 industrial sectional door from Hormann Middle East features a 67mm deep profile that incorporates thermal breaks between sections, to offer even better thermal resistance. Commenting on the APU 67 Thermo-aluminium glazed door with


Apollo acquires ADT for US $7 billion in merger deal

February 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – According to news just out, private equity firm Apollo Global Management has acquired ADT for nearly US $7 billion and will merge it with another home security company, Protection 1. Apollo, which owns Protection 1 parent Prime Security Services Borrower LLC  will pay $42 per share of ADT,

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UAE set to host the region’s foremost platform for security and national resilience

February 16, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the United Arab Emirates will be hosting the seventh edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi

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Milestone Systems Celebrates MEA Focus at Intersec 2016

January 31, 2016 By Emma Procter

DENMARK – Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), showcased the award-winning XProtect portfolio in their crowded stand at Intersec 2016, just concluded in Dubai. The official launch of XProtect 2016 took place at Intersec signaling the importance of the Middle East


Breaking news: Johnson Controls and Tyco merge

January 25, 2016 By Emma Procter

IRELAND – Johnson Controls and Tyco International PLC have agreed to merge in an inversion deal that will place the combined company’s headquarters in Ireland, as just reported by The Wall Street Journal. An inversion deal is when U.S.-based companies acquire foreign-based businesses to take advantage of

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Axis Communications Co-Founder and industry maverick Martin Gren at Intersec

January 18, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – Axis Communications, the global market leader in network video and intelligent security solutions, is showcasing its latest video surveillance products at Intersec 2016 The company’s revered co-founder Martin Gren, who is widely credited with inventing the first ever network camera, is attending the show. As the Gold

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David Adkins joins Firetrace team, with Middle East focus

January 10, 2016 By Emma Procter

US – Firetrace International, a key player in the innovation of special hazard fire protection systems which has offices in Dubai, has announced that industry veteran David Adkins is joining its team. He will serve as Head of International Sales for the Firetrace International division, with responsibilities