Archive for the ‘Security Industry News’ Category

Gallagher Security approved to sell security managemnt plattfrom in US

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Gallagher Security – a technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection – has just announced that its security management platform has been approved for sale in the United States.

UK Security Training and Regulation survey results released

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The 2014 Security Training and the Security Industry Authority Survey provides valuable information and insights around the Regulator’s licensing regime for security professionals.

The results published in this whitepaper were produced via a survey of IFSEC’s dedicated security community in association with Optima Group. Respondents from that cohort including senior security/risk professionals/managers operating in-house for private sector employers or working for security companies providing regulated and licensed solutions to purchasing end users.

Some NZ passports miss ’stolen’ check

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

here has been widespread alarm around the world this week that two passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were able to get on the flight with false passports, exposing what many believe is a loop-hole in aviation security.

NSW Governement has to expalin why security company implicated in licensing scam awared major contract

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The NSW government was forced to defend its screening procedures on Saturday after it emerged a Sydney security firm scooped a multimillion-dollar contract weeks after being implicated in a major licensing scam.

McLay pushes case for NZ Security Council seat

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The head of New Zealand’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council is selling this country as an independent principled voice and a good listener.

New Zealand is competing with Spain and Turkey for one of two seats on the council in 2015.

Seven essentials for VM management and security

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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.

Global market for video surveillance to grow 80% over next 5 years

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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 to acquire video management software provider

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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.

Security Officer catches arson suspect

Friday, April 26th, 2013

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.

Major changes in the security industry

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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.