Virtualization isn’t a new trend, these days it’s an essential element of infrastructure design and management. However, while common for the most part, organizations are still learning as they go when it comes to cloud-based initiatives.
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According to a new report from market research firm IHS, Inc., the global market for video surveillance equipment is expected to grow by more than 80 percent over the next five years, from $12.6 billion in 2012 to a projected $23.2 billion in 2017.
Tyco announced on Wednesday that is has agreed to acquire video management software provider Exacq Technologies for $150 million in cash.
According to a statement, the acquisition of Indianapolis-based Exacq, which offers the ExacqVision VMS platform, will complement Tyco Security Products’ existing product portfolio and further strengthen its presence in the video market.
Police charged a man with arson after he was caught by a security guard hired to protect vacant houses from suspicious fires, including one that razed a house.
Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire on the outskirts of Waharoa, near Matamata, on Wednesday night after the guard raised the alarm.
The message from the market seems clear; major conglomerates in the security business have given up on their long standing strategy of growth through acquisition. None of them excluding Tyco, have made a significant acquisition since 2010. In the five years prior to that, they were all active in acquiring businesses both large and small; increasing their geographic scope and updating their technology.
According to a new report from Cleveland-based research firm The Freedonia Group, world demand for security equipment is expected to increase 7 percent annually to $117 billion in 2016.
The research firm expects the fastest gains to be made in parts of Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East where security markets are still relatively underdeveloped
An Auckland security company boss is defending charges of failing to protect one of his guards who was murdered on the job.
According to new report from Cleveland-based research firm The Freedonia Group, global demand for private contract security services is expected to increase by more than 7 percent a year to $244 billion in 2016.
Among the private contract security market segments covered in the “World Security Services” report include alarm monitoring, security systems integration, guard services, armored transport, security consulting, privately managed prisons, and private investigations. Contract guard services make up the majority of the market and will account for more than half of all total revenues in 2016.
Security is both a feeling and a reality, and the two are different things. People can feel secure when they’re actually not, and they can be secure even when they believe otherwise.
This discord explains much of what passes for our national discourse on security policy. Security measures often are nothing more than security theater, making people feel safer without actually increasing their protection.
A lot of psychological research has tried to make sense out of security, fear, risk, and safety. But however fascinating the academic literature is, it often misses the broader social dynamics. New York University’s Harvey Molotch helpfully brings a sociologist’s perspective to the subject in his new book Against Security.
One of New Zealand’s biggest security firms is calling for its staff, and police officers, to carry guns.
The call comes at a difficult time after 20 children were killed by gunman Adam Lanza in the US town of Newtown yesterday.
But Damian Waters, general manager of transtasman security giant Armaguard, said there had been six times as many attacks on Kiwi security vans and personnel than in Australia in the past three years.