Laptops ‘open to hackers’ as Samsung disables Windows Update says expert

August 17, 2015 By Emma Procter

GCC – Samsung is disabling Windows Update on some of its computers, leaving users exposed to security holes and bugs according to an independent Microsoft support engineer. A system designed to help update Samsung’s pre-installed software, called Samsung SW Update, used a program called “Disable_Windowsupdate.exe.” to,


Axis certification programme testing goes live in the Middle East

August 13, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Axis Communications has announced that the official exam for the Axis Certification Programme has gone live and is open to all security professionals who aim to validate their competence and skills in IP video surveillance. Anyone interested in becoming an Axis Certified Professional can register


Access control firm Paxton Access makes Sunday Times International Track 200 list

August 6, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK – Paxton Access, a global designer and manufacturer of electronic access control and door entry systems, has ranked 175th in the Sunday Times International Track 200.The award ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available


Security lockdown as seventeen killed in Saudi mosque bombing

By Emma Procter

KSA – A bombing at a mosque in Saudi Arabia has killed 17 people, the official Al-Ekhbariya news channel has reported. A Saudi Interior Ministry official told the Associated Press that the bomb ripped through a mosque that was being used by security officials. The official, who


Tyco Security Products releases new victor VMS with new incident reporting toolkit

July 26, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK –– Tyco Security Products, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, has released the newest version of the victor Video Management System (VMS), which manages live/recorded video from all of Tyco Security Products’ recorders, as well as Kantech and Software House access control systems, DCS intrusion solutions


US State Dept agrees to possible sale of border security system to Egypt

July 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – The possible sale of a mobile surveillance sensor system to Egypt for border security has been approved by the U.S. State Department. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, said the required certification was given to Congress and


Saudi Arabia to install surveillance cameras in key mosques

July 3, 2015 By Emma Procter

KSA – Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to install surveillance cameras in key mosques throughout the kingdom, following recent terror attacks at a mosque. The project is being completed by The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance. The move is expected to strengthen


Saudi Arabia’s new sports city installs perimeter solution from UK firm

June 22, 2015 By Emma Procter

KSA – Saudi Arabia’s newest international sports facility, King Abdullah Sports City, has installed a Hostile Vehicle Mitigation solution from UK company Townscape as part of a £1.2 million contract. King Abdullah Sports City is known as the jewel in the desert, and estimated to cost