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Experienced law enforcement and senior intelligence specialist joins i2 Board of Directors

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan brings domain expertise to leading intelligence and investigation solution vendori2, Inc., the global leader in intelligence and investigation solutions for law enforcement, national security, defence and commercial security, recently announced that law enforcement and intelligence veteran Dr. Kathleen Kiernan has joined i2's Board of Directors. With a 30-year history in the industry, Kiernan is well-respected for her ability to translate national-level requirements into pra...

VSG strengthens management team

 VSG Systems appointed Adam Taylor for the new post of Sales DirectorTo support and enhance its continuing success, VSG Systems has strengthened its senior level management team by creating the new post of Sales Director. Appointed to this position is Adam Taylor, who has 14 years of experience in the security industry, most recently in a role where he achieved top sales performance for five consecutive years in a major UK organisation."I was drawn to VSG because I have long been an ad...

Asia’s Safety and Security industry in challenging times

Safety and Security Asia was jointly held with "Homeland Security Asia 2009" and "Fire & Rescue Asia 2009"Conference and Exhibition Management Services (CEMS) in collaboration with Safety and Security Asia officially opened "Safety and Security Asia 2009" at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 30. The event which marked the 20th anniversary of Safety and Security Asia was jointly held with "Homeland Security Asia 200...

BSIA welcomes further reduction in false alarms

BSIA welcomes another significant reduction in false alarms across England, Wales and Northern IrelandThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed another significant reduction in false alarms across England, Wales and Northern Ireland following the release of figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). The figures demonstrate a 13.9% reduction in police attendance to false alarms over the last year.Tim Geddes, the BSIA's Security Systems Section Chairman,...

HID Global Executive chairs Data Protection Track at CARTES & IDentification 2009 in Paris

Michael L. Davis, Director, Intellectual Property, HIDHID Global, the trusted source for solutions for the delivery of secure identity, recently announced that Michael L. Davis, Director, Intellectual Property, at HID, will be the programme chair for the Data Protection Track that will be featured at the CARTES & IDentification 2009 event. Held from the 17th to 19th November at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, this world-leading forum focuses on digital security and smart technologie...

LEGIC® partnership with SCM Microsystems makes integrated security solutions possible

SCM Microsystems to integrate the contactless LEGIC technology into its own security solutionsLEGIC Identsystems AG, the leading manufacturer of contactless smart card technology, welcomes with SCM Microsystems an important new partner to the LEGIC partner network. For SCM Microsystems this cooperation will make it possible to integrate the contactless LEGIC technology into its own security solutions. Above all the focus is on the use of the LEGIC card-in-card solutions. This virtual transponder...

Honeywell’s new access control panel, ideal for installations with limited space, launched in North America

Honeywell's new pro2200 control panel offers easy scalability to meet changing security needsHoneywell recently introduced a compact access control panel ideal for installations with limited space. The PRO2200 Professional Series, a 2x2-foot panel, can protect up to 16 doors and can be tailored to meet a wide range of applications while saving installation costs and mounting space. The PRO2200 is compatible with several Honeywell access control platforms, including WIN-PAK® SE, PE and W...

BSIA, NSI and Skills for Security join to seek new ‘differentiating’ standard for guarding service provision

The three major security industry bodies aim to create a standard  for guarding service provisionHard on the heels of the launch of the Contract Quality Marque comes the news that the three major private security industry bodies - the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and Skills for Security - have announced another important initiative aimed at creating a high-level operational standard for companies wishing to demonstrate a signifi...

infinias®, LLC works with Argus Solutions in Australia to distribute access control range

infinias, LLC signs Argus Solutions Ltd as the international agent for the Intelli-M access control productsinfinias, LLC recently announced the signing of Argus Solutions Ltd, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia as the international agent for the Intelli-M access control products in Australia. The Intelli-M product line delivers robust access control over the corporate network using the eIDC a Power over Ethernet single door controller managed by Intelli-M Access, browser based management softw...

United Technologies Corp. set to acquire GE Security for $1.8 billion

 UTC Fire & Security set to enhance status with the acquisition of GE Security  United Technologies Corp., recently announced it has reached an agreement to purchase the GE Security business from GE for $1.82 billion. The closing is pending regulatory approvals. GE Security, part of GE Technology Infrastructure, supplies security and life safety technologies through a broad product portfolio for commercial and residential applications that include fire detection and life safet...

Smart Card innovations from LEGIC at Cartes 2009

LEGIC will be showing innovative developments in its contactless smart card technology at Cartes 2009From 17 - 19 November at this year's Cartes & IDentification in Paris LEGIC Identsystems AG will be showing innovative further developments in its contactless smart card technology for secure personal identification. In hall 4, stand N72 the company will be giving live demonstrations of the proven LEGIC card-in-card solutions for the seamless combination of contactless applications on a virtu...

Brivo Systems encourages growth with key sales and engineering appointments

Brivo Systems LLC. appoints new Director of Business Development and Vice President of EngineeringBrivo Systems LLC, the leader in Software-as-a-Service applications for security management, recently announced the appointment of two new positions in its sales and engineering departments. Daniel Abernathy has been named Director of Business Development. Abernathy will be responsible for sales in the Eastern Region of the U.S. and Canada, and will spearhead the company's expanding Federa...

IMS Research acquires Young Market Research (YMR)

IMS Research announces acquisition of Young Market Research (YMR), a highly innovative research companyIn a move that will consolidate its position as one of the leaders in the Electronics Market Research field, IMS Research announced recently that it has acquired Young Market Research (YMR), a highly innovative research company that focuses on the Displays, TV, Solid-State Lighting and Photovoltaic (PV) industries.YMR is headed by Ross and Barry Young, who are probably best known as the founder...

Stringer and Company, Inc. to represent infinias®, LLC in the Northwest states

Stringer and Company, Inc. represents infinias, LLC in the Northwest infinias®, LLC recently announced the signing of Stringer and Company, Inc. as the infinias, LLC manufacturer's representative for the Northwest territory consisting of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska.Stringer and Company is an independent manufacturer's representative specialising in products related to the telecommunications and security industry. From their corporat...

Innotech Cabling Solutions to represent infinias throughout Canada

Innotech Cabling Solutions, Inc. signed as infinias' representative throughout Canadainfinias®, LLC recently announced the signing of Innotech Cabling Solutions, Inc. as their manufacturer's representative throughout Canada.Innotech Cabling Solutions is a division of ICSI, a corporation with its head office based in the province of Ontario, Canada and with offices in Eastern, Central, and Western Canada. Their primary business is a manufacturer's agent, supplying products that are...

TagMaster NA supports HID Corporate 1000 Programme

TagMaster North America, Inc. announced its support for HID Global's popular Corporate 1000 ProgrammeTagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) announced recently its support for HID Global's popular Corporate 1000 Programme. As the trusted source for solutions for the delivery of secure identity, HID Global established the Corporate 1000 programme to provide acces...

BSIA encourages businesses to help fight terrorism

The Thames Valley business community can secure its businesses and counter terrorismThe Thames Valley business community is being invited to attend a free one-day security-focused event, Thames Valley Security 2009 - "Securing our Future", to look at ways organisations can secure their businesses and contribute to countering terrorism.Nick Gilbert, Thames Valley Police Business Crime Reduction & Engagement Manager, says: "Countering terrorism is an issue in which all businesse...

Dortronics, manufacturer of electric door control equipment, now represented in Canada by Access Direct Sales

  Dortronics Systems, Inc. supplies standard and custom-finished access control productsDortronics Systems, Inc. is further expanding its sales channel into the Canadian market with the appointment of Access Direct Sales, Inc. as a manufacturer's representative. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Access Direct has sales offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, each with fully equipped demo/training capabilities. Access Direct is recognised as a leader in providing comprehensi...

Component Matters in Security Technology Development

CompoSec 2010 is expected to grow in size and scope, taking place concurrently with SecuTech ExpoMost industry experts agree that the worldwide market for security-related video chipsets will surpass US$1 billion between 2011 and 2012. Such high demand comes from the increasingly complicated user environments and requirements. With IT/IP infrastructure becoming more commonplace but sophisticated, equipment and system upgrades are needed to keep pace with technological advancements, warranting re...

HID on the Desktop™ receives Innovative Achievement Award in Stockholm

HID on the Desktop™  won Innovative Achievement Prize in the Access Control categoryHID Global, the trusted source for solutions for the delivery of secure identity, is pleased to announce that its HID on the Desktop™ solution was awarded the Innovative Achievement Prize in the Access Control category by the Detektor International Awards 2009, in Stockholm, Sweden.The 10th annual Detektor International prize ceremony was held at the Sectech Expo and coincided with the opening da...

Mayflex opens London branch

Mayflex has become a leading distributor of cabling infrastructure, networking and physical security Mayflex is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new London office. Situated in the heart of the City, opposite the landmark ‘Gherkin' building, the new premises will be home for a London focused sales team and a suite of demonstration products taken from across the Mayflex range.The new office highlights Mayflex's commitment to growth, even in these difficult times. With many key indu...

Suprema biometric IP access control systems now available through Norbain

Suprema's BioLite Net is the world's smallest fingerprint IP access control terminal Suprema's market leading range of biometric IP access control systems is now available through Norbain. The company's extensive range of IP based biometric access control devices and software spans access controllers, time attendance terminals and fully-featured system management software. Suprema's BioLite Net is the world's smallest fingerprint IP access control terminal, with ti...

Outstanding security products recognised at ceremony in Stockholm

10th annual Detektor International Award prize ceremony was held at the Sectech Sweden exhibition The results of the Detektor International Awards 2009 are now official. Over 350 guests attended the prize ceremony when the Detektor International Award dinner was held in conjunction with the opening day of Sectech in Stockholm, Sweden on the 20th of October.The eleven product finalists were presented with their awards by Lennart Alexandrie, the Editor-in-Chief of Detektor International and C...

HID Global extends Priority Plus® 48-hour shipment service to Europe

HID Global recently announced the availability of Priority Plus Credential Service shipping in EuropeHID Global, the trusted source for solutions for the delivery of secure identity, recently announced the availability of Priority Plus Credential Service shipping in Europe. The Priority Plus® Credential Service guarantees 48-hour order shipments of standard HID and Indala® Prox and iCLASS® technology credentials in quantities between 100 and 500 cards, including programming and inkje...

BSIA publishes guide to access control for the education sector

BSIA has published a new guide to help the education sector in the application of access control systemsThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a new guide to aid the education sector in the application of access control systems.Education sites face a variety of threats including theft, vandalism and trespass. Therefore, safeguarding the wellbeing of pupils and staff is paramount. Access control systems can do just this by protecting assets as well as ensuring the physical...

BSIA members excel at Security Excellence Awards

Seven members of the BSIA were amongst winners at the prestigious Security Excellence AwardsSeven members of the British Security Industry Association were amongst the winners of the prestigious Security Excellence Awards. The winners were honoured at a glittering event held at the Park Lane Hilton in London.Kiri Gray, BSIA PR and Marketing Communications Manager, comments: "The Security Excellence Awards recognise achievements in the industry across a broad spectrum of different categ...

Octavian Security founder short-listed for Growing Business Award

Sukhi Ghuman, the founder and CEO of Octavian Group, has been short-listed for Entrepreneur of the Year categorySukhi Ghuman, the award-winning founder and CEO of the globally-operating Octavian Group, has been short-listed for another prestigious accolade.The business acumen and flair that has seen Octavian grow substantially year on year has caught the attention of judges assessing entries to the Growing Business Awards, and Sukhi has been picked as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of...

New managing director to head security solutions at Siemens

Dave Pickles  (right) and  Peter Hawksworth (left) Dave Pickles has been appointed as the new managing director of the successful security solutions team at Siemens. Dave succeeds Peter Hawksworth, who will be heading up the global security products business.Dave has a wealth of experience of working within Siemens, as well as running smaller external companies and his last role was to head the Motion Control and Drives business. He has worked in solutions sales, service / lifecyc...

Security solutions provider Genetec among top 15 employers in Greater Montreal

Genetec was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers for the fourth consecutive yearGenetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a provider of world-class IP security solutions, announces that Genetec was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers for the fourth consecutive year. This designation acknowledges the fact that Genetec is the leader in its industry for offering an exceptional work environment. Published by The Montreal Gazette and Le Devoir, the annual listing showcas...

US Congress drops local match requirement for port security funds

US Congress has voted to eliminate the local cost-share requirement for port security grantsIn a move that is expected to encourage ports to invest more in critical infrastructure protection initiatives, US Congress has voted to eliminate the local cost-share requirement for port security grants. The change was made in the Homeland Security Department appropriations bill (H.R. 2892) that is expected to be signed soon by President Obama.The Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) administered by...