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Abloy Oy and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions launch the jointly developed - new ABLOY Keyless Access Controller

Abloy Oy and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions have announced their jointly developed, new ABLOY Keyless Access Controller. With the controller, businesses can upgrade their doors to be keyless - making most electric locks and other electronic door locking devices work with a digital key on a mobile app, instead of a physical credential. The new controller not only works with ABLOY products, but also with hardware of any brand using compatible wiring. ABLOY Keyless Access Controller The ABLOY Keyle...

Cohesity named a leader and outperformer in two GigaOm radars on hybrid cloud data protection

Cohesity, a provider of next-gen data management, announced it was named a Leader and an Outperformer in two GigaOm Radar reports: the GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection: Large Enterprises and the GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. This is the third time Cohesity was named a Leader in the Large Enterprises report. Cohesity is acclaimed for offering “strongly differentiated cyber resiliency features,” “great data manag...

Vicon Industries appoint Diego Morales as the VP of Software Engineering to produce smart solutions

Vicon Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Cemtrex Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware, and components, recently appointed Diego Morales as VP, Software Engineering. In this new role, Morales will lead the design, development, and management of Vicon’s next-gen products, while continuing to galvanise its current product line. Under his lead, Vicon’s research and development will be laser-focused on producing smart solutions, which...

3DX-Ray appoints Vincent Deery as CEO

3DX-Ray Ltd has announced the appointment of Vincent Deery as Chief Executive Officer, with effect from the 1st of July 2022. Vincent is a highly experienced professional whose successful career beginning at the General Electric Company has encompassed sales, marketing, and business development across high technology sectors (both public and private) including security and defence, power control, oil and petrochemical, and metrology. Vincent's experience After joining 3DX-Ray in 2008 Vin...

Security officers and businesses recognised as British Security Awards 2022 return to the live arena

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA’s) flagship event, the British Security Awards, returned to the live stage for the first time since July 2019 to recognise security officers and businesses working to keep people, property, and places professionally protected during the last 18 months. 25th BSIA awards In an emotional return to the live arena in its 25th year, the British Security Awards, held at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square in front of a sold-out audience,...

Camlock Systems launches ACS-200 lock system to simplify the control and installation of multiple locks

Camlock Systems have designed a Smart Integration Hub for controlling multiple locks. The new ACS-200 is the latest launch from their rapidly expanding access control range. The ACS-200 is a hardware system, designed to simplify the control and installation of multiple locks. It achieves this by enabling the user to control multiple locks and external devices from one single point. Up to 10 locks can be plugged into one Hub, freeing up space and time used for installation. Thanks to the enginee...

Siemens announces the launch of Building X, an open AI-enabled smart building suite for net zero buildings

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (Siemens) has launched Building X, a new smart building suite that is open, interoperable and fully cloud-based. The Building X suite is the first next generation offering that is built on the design principles of Siemens Xcelerator, an open digital business platform launched to accelerate digital transformation and value creation across industry, transportation, grids and buildings. Building X, smart building suite It acts as a single source of truth to eliminate...

OPTEX opens a new headquarters’ located in the Netherlands to support security customers throughout Europe

OPTEX has opened its new headquarters’ for mainland Europe located in the Netherlands to better serve and support security customers throughout mainland Europe. The new facility, located under 10 miles from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, was opened with a launch event attended by OPTEX senior management including CEO Toru Kamimura and Executive Officer and Head of Security business Mac Kokobo, as well as sales, marketing, and technical teams from across Europe. Provide account management T...

Xydus appoints top technology talents - Jos Aussems and Chris Covell, in order to solve the digital identity crisis

Xydus, the company fixing identity for an expansive world, has announced two key technical leadership hires, following a record-breaking 600% revenue increase in 2021. Ensuring its identity solution is ready to flex to any challenges that the future throws at it, Xydus brings in technical professionals - Jos Aussems as the Chief Information Security Officer and Chris Covell as the Senior Vice President (VP) of Engineering. Modernising the IT department Xydus spent the past six months re-organ...

Siemens and NVIDIA to enable industrial metaverse

Siemens, a front-runner in industrial automation and software, infrastructure, building technology and transportation and NVIDIA, a pioneer in accelerated graphics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), announced an expansion of their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology that will help bring industrial automation to a new level.  As the first step in this collaboration, the companies plan to connect Siemens Xcelerator, the open dig...

Securitas becomes the first global security company to sign the commitment letter for the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Securitas, the security solutions partner with world-renowned technology and expertise, has signed the commitment letter for the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and will begin the process of developing and validating targets, in order to reduce the Group’s climate impact. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), the World Resources Institute, Worldwide Fund for Nature, and the UN Global Compact. Science Based...

Zenitel announces integration of their ICX-AlphaCom platform with Feenics cloud-based access control solution

Zenitel and Feenics announce the integration with Zenitel’s ICX-AlphaCom platform and the Feenics cloud-based access control solution. The integration is the enhancement and extension of a long-standing partnership between both companies. The integration provides security teams the ability to both speak and listen and allow access to facilities and unmanned entry points, while optimising processes and their actionable responses to incidents. Intelligent critical communication This produ...

Johnson Controls named as Microsoft’s Global Sustainability Changemaker and US IoT Partner for 2022

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, was named Global Sustainability Changemaker and U.S. IoT Partner of the Year at the Microsoft’s annual awards. The Sustainability award was made for the significant societal impact that Johnson Controls OpenBlue Enterprise Manager is having on boosting sustainability in buildings, improving ESG scores and enabling data-driven decision-making by customers. IoT Partner award for Johnson Controls...

Safetyflex Barriers secures a patent for their surface mount security barrier Crashblock

A manufacturer of anti-terrorism bollards, barriers, and crash-rated street furniture based in Coventry has bolstered its overseas presence with a new Australia patent. Safetyflex Barriers has secured a patent for its surface mount security barrier Crashblock, which has been developed to provide instant hostile vehicle mitigation protection. The unique anti-terrorism block is completely free-standing, can stop an 18-tonne truck at up to 50mph, and has been crash-tested to industry standards BSI...

Trackforce Valiant announces the acquisition of TrackTik Software to provide visibility and control for the physical security workforce

Trackforce Valiant, a provider of security workforce management solutions, announces the acquisition of TrackTik Software, one of the most innovative and fastest-growing cloud-based security workforce management providers. The combination of these two companies has created a new pioneer in providing visibility and control for the physical security workforce. “We are very excited to welcome TrackTik into the Trackforce Valiant family,” said Trevor Campion, CEO of Trackforce Valiant....

Carnegie Mellon’s school safety summit: “Face and object recognition tech can save students’ lives and maintain high standards of privacy when operating within ethical guidelines”

Golan was speaking at Carnegie Mellon’s school safety emergency summit alongside school security professionals and academics. Michael Matranga, M6 Global security, “No doubt that weapons detection technology in combination with facial recognition would have prevented the shooter in Uvalde.” Student safety and security tech Following the devastating Uvalde, Texas school shooting, Carnegie Mellon University’s Biometrics Center hosted an online forum of experts in school s...

Morse Watchmans to showcase their security products at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition 2022

Morse Watchmans, the provider of key control and asset management systems, is exhibiting at the 13th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition NCS4 2022 this year, highlighting their latest. For over a century, Morse Watchmans has been known as an innovator of high-quality, cost-effective security technology. Specialising in state-of-the-art key management, asset management, guard tour, and key ring systems, Morse Watchmans delivers reliable, easy-to-use products to...

HENSOLDT jamming system proves effectiveness against radars of various types

Sensor solution provider HENSOLDT has completed extensive ground and field tests with its "Kalaetron Attack" jamming system, confirming its effectiveness against enemy air defence radars of various types. Measurements in various operationally relevant scenarios show that "Kalaetron Attack" can detect even the latest air defence radars and interfere with them using precisely directed jamming signals. Artificial intelligence techniques The effectiveness and responsiveness of the system are also...

VITAPROTECH Group strengthens their smart monitoring division through the acquisition of FOXSTREAM

The VITAPROTECH Group continues to develop its security software solutions and strengthens its Smart Monitoring division through the acquisition of FOXSTREAM. Founded in 2004, FOXSTREAM is a French software publisher specialising in real-time video content analysis and video management system (COSSILYS21) in the banking industry. The FOXSTREAM solutions have the advantage of extracting, transmitting and storing relevant information from video images, for perimeter protection (intrusion), flow m...

Innodisk showcases innovative edge AI computing capabilities at Computex 2022

Innodisk, the industrial-grade storage, and embedded peripheral manufacturer, is actively combining software and hardware integration, remote management, and data security to make a strong impact on the Edge AI computing market. At Computex 2022, Innodisk exhibited the world’s first industrial-grade PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD with namespace technology, which delivers better read and write efficiency, and a longer lifespan. Offering a temperature tolerance of -40°, all the way up to 85°C...

Matrix announces the release of its new Matrix COSEC VEGA FAX door controllers

With the passing of time, the necessity of security to inculcate flexibility in its design and working became more important than having rigid standalone networks. Matrix COSEC VEGA FAX door controllers bring huge flexibility to the time attendance and access control needs of an organisation. Built with precision engineering methods to combine aesthetics, connectivity, and reliability, Matrix COSEC VEGA FAX is the perfect product for the access control and time attendance needs of any modern or...

Vigitron announces the release of their SysCap, Syslog information capture programme

Vigitron, Inc, the manufacturer of networking products for security applications, announces the release of their SysCap, Syslog information capture programme. The programme captures information from devices with Syslog capability which is found in almost every managed network switch. Captured information is displayed in a log which can be saved to Clip Board, Excel, or Word programs. SysCap can run in a minimised mode to alert operations of problems when they occur. Health monitoring software...

GJD launches GS100 ATEX certified Infra-Red Beam Detector to provide versatile detection solutions

GJD design and manufacture a wide range of external perimeter protection products that identify genuine threats and create alerts when an intruder is at the boundary, rather than inside the premises. The company’s product range includes the unique ATEX-certified Infra-Red Beam Detector, (GS100), for hazardous areas one and two. The GS100 is intrinsically safe and provides versatile detection solutions, which allows engineers to reliably protect hazardous areas. It is designed to be used w...

Siemens acquires Brightly Software to accelerate growth in digital building operations

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI), the front-runner in digital buildings, has signed an agreement to acquire Brightly Software, a leading U.S.-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of asset and maintenance management solutions. The acquisition elevates SI to a foremost position in the software market for buildings and built infrastructure. The purchase price is USD 1.575 billion, plus an earn-out. Cloud-based capabilities The acquisition will add Brightly’s well-established cloud-...

Cybersecurity pioneers share their views on how organisations can protect against future large-scale ransomware attacks

Ahead of the five-year anniversary of NotPetya (June 27th), cybersecurity leaders from Gigamon, DigitalXRAID and CYFOR Secure have weighed in on what has changed, and how organisations can protect against future large-scale ransomware attacks. Mark Coates, VP EMEA, Gigamon says, “In the five years since NotPetya, the threat from ransomware has become both critical and unpredictable. And with organisations scrambling to implement the latest technologies and processes to protect their IT in...

United Nations (UN) delegation to pay a high-ranking visit at the Security Essen 2022 event

Organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and the German-American Chamber of Commerce, a delegation of purchasers from the United Nations (UN) is travelling to the Ruhr metropolis, as part of a high-ranking visit at the Security Essen 2022 event. At the leading fair for civil security, Security Essen 2022, which will take place at Messe Essen from September 20 to September 23, 2022, the UN representatives will present the United Nation’s procurement sys...

Morse Watchmans showcases key control solutions at Apartmentalize 2022

Morse Watchmans, the industry provider of key control and asset management systems, is exhibiting at Apartmentalize powered by the National Apartment Association 2022, highlighting their latest. For over a century, Morse Watchmans has been known as an innovator of high-quality, cost-effective security technology. Specializing in state-of-the-art key management, asset management, guard tour and key ring systems, Morse Watchmans delivers reliable, easy-to-use products to meet an organisation&r...

Mitek launches new identity verification platform to make digital access faster and more secure

As consumers transact more business online than ever, identity verification has become essential to safe digital access. Mitek is making it possible for companies to protect customers’ digital experiences from the moment they open an account through their entire journey.    Identity fraud Almost 50% of U.S. citizens were victims of some form of identity theft between 2020 and 2022, according to the National Council on Identity Theft Protection. The most common forms of id...

Ecl-ips promotes Stephen Gilbert to Technical Manager

Worcestershire-based security solutions company Ecl-ips is pleased to announce that after 14 years with the business Stephen Gilbert, generally known as Steve by the team, has been promoted to a new role of Technical Manager having previously been Senior Engineer. Technical Manager The creation of the Technical Manager post reflects the recent expansion of Ecl-ips, which is located in Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove, as it develops more integrated security and monitoring solutions. This means its...

Sentry Enterprises announces it has attained FIDO2 Certification for its SentryCard decentralised biometric platform

Sentry Enterprises is pleased to announce that the SentryCard, a decentralised biometric platform providing absolute trust, has successfully completed FIDO2 certification. The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 specifications enable users to leverage common devices to easily authenticate to online services in both mobile and desktop environments. FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 specifications The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduc...