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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

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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

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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

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

June 8, 2015 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

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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

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Synology – network storage and IP solutions made in Taiwan, but expanding fast into the GCC

May 25, 2015 By Emma Procter

(Image: Victor Wang, sales manager at Synology) TAIWAN – One of Taiwan’s leading technology players – Synology – has big expansion plans for 2015. The company has made its name by providing an affordable way to centralise data storage, simplify data backup, share and sync files across different

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Saudi’s first female university ramps up surveillance system with OT Systems

May 16, 2015 By Emma Procter

KSA – Princess Nora Bint AbdulRahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s first female university has boosted its billion dollar surveillance system by adding 150 pairs of OT Systems‘ ET1111 media converters to its access control system spanning the entire campus. The university project, featuring OT Systems’ industrial

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Dubai police: Middle East airports facing need for newest security technology

May 12, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – The latest security and processing technology is needed to keep airports in the Middle East safe from the threats posed by regional instability, a senior UAE official has said. The assistant commander for seaports and airport affairs at Dubai Police, Major General Pilot Ahmad bin