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Thermal Imaging Radar (TIR): A Game-Changer For The Video Surveillance Industry?

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 16, 2017 10:02:20 AM

With a couple of respected industry awards to its name and a promise to provide intrusion detection for a fraction of the cost compared to its nearest rivals, Thermal Imaging Radar (TIR) could well be a game-changer in wide area intrusion detection market. In an exclusive interview, Security Media Publishing (Security NewsDesk.com and SecurityMiddleEast.com) Sub Editor Fran Seden spoke to Global Sales Director, Michael Petty and Chief Executive David Kay about the technology.

With a serious problem is usually where the most innovative solutions begin, and this case, some may agree, is no exception. As owner of a construction company facing continual theft and vandalism, one of the company’s founders, Larry Price decided to take action. He started building a surveillance trailer on site to catch the criminals in the act, and it was here that the idea of Thermal Radar was born.

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Topics: Commercial Security, Perimeter and Physical Security, Homeland Security and Policing

Tale of the Tape for Video Surveillance Storage

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Guest Writer for Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, discovers that linear tape-based solutions are very much in the frame when it comes to meeting the soaring storage requirements of video surveillance and other security data.

In this era of the cloud, centralised servers, and RAID, advocates of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology are confident of expanding its footprint - as a practical answer to the back-up and long-term storage of video surveillance and other security information - in today's increasingly data hungry world. The high-tech companies behind LTO believe that success in other sectors like IT, media and entertainment, is a sign of things to come for video surveillance.

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Topics: Commercial Security, Homeland Security and Policing

On Alert - Cybersecurity Trends For 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Guest Writer at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, asks industry experts to predict the cybersecurity threats that will be causing headaches in 2017.

There is little doubt that 2016 was a turbulent year on the cybersecurity front with major data breaches being reported - Yahoo being a case in point; a spate of ransomware attacks hitting the headlines – including the transit system in San Francisco, and even allegations that state actors have been taking advantage of the cyber arena to influence elections, so it will be interesting to see what threats emerge throughout 2017.

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Topics: Information Security

On The Right Road For Truck Security

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Tim Compston, Guest Writer at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, finds out more about the methods that can be employed to allow drivers to detect individuals stowed away - illegally - in the back of their trucks or attempts to steal valuable cargo.

The threat posed by groups of people trying to break into the back of lorries was very much to the fore last summer with the area around the port of Calais in France a major flashpoint as drivers faced increased violence, obstacles being placed in the roadway, and people smuggling gangs becoming involved. Service areas many miles from the port were also problematic with, in many cases, people being secreted into vehicle trailers whilst drivers took rest stops. Not only was the safety of commercial vehicle drivers a critical consideration, in a situation that some likened to a war zone, but there was also the prospect of large fines for those found with stowaways on board during border checks.

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Topics: Perimeter and Physical Security

Curtains come down on Intersec 2017 after new record in exhibitor and visitor turnout

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE:  Global product launches, live demonstrations, new bilateral agreements, and updated UAE fire safety codes were among the many highlights that shared centre-stage, as the curtains came down on the world’s leading trade show for security, safety, and fire protection.


Intersec 2017 concluded last week (24th January) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition, with a new record in exhibitor and visitor participation ensuring the three-day event wrapped up proceedings on an all-time high. 

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Topics: Intersec

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Opens Intersec 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 22, 2017 4:45:17 PM

Dubai, UAE:  Intersec 2017, the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre today (22 January), featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries.

The 19th edition of the annual showcase was flagged off by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was accompanied by senior government officials, organisers, and high-ranking representatives from the regional security industry.

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Topics: Intersec

Updates on UAE Fire Safety and Life Protection Codes Completed and to be Announced at Intersec 2017 – Dubai Civil Defence

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE:  Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes have been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said yesterday (17 January).

Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Public launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency features in power-packed conference line-up at Intersec 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE:  The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry framework, guidelines and expectations.

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Topics: Intersec

Mapping Out The Future Of Physical Security in 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, sits down with security industry experts to find out their predictions for the year ahead.

Reflecting on the video surveillance market for 2017 - including cameras - Jon Cropley, Principal Market Analyst at IHS Markit, forecasts a worldwide growth rate of 7.4 percent: "Demand is very robust for the cameras themselves but at the same time average prices are going down for cameras and related equipment at a very fast rate. This price erosion means that overall revenue growth is not as high as it might otherwise be," explains Cropley

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Topics: Perimeter and Physical Security

SkyDroner To Make its Regional Debut at Intersec 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Dubai, UAE:  Drone detection and disabling technology, and a retail mobile solution using augmented reality are a couple of exciting examples of new product launches on show when the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade fair opens in Dubai.

Taking place from 22-24 January 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec will be the focal point of cutting-edge innovations ringing in the New Year, with many of the 1,285 exhibitors from across the globe using the annual exhibition as the preferred platform to launch their latest products and solutions. 

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

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