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Dubai’s RTA unveils Smart Parking Project

web-post November 24, 2017

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched the initial phase of the Smart Parking Project covering controlled parking at Al-Rigga and the World Trade Center areas. This project has been implemented by Energy International Corporation, Dubai, U.A.E. The smart parking sensors of Nedap, leading specialist in vehicle detection technology, were deployed in… Continue Reading »

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Biometric screening goes live at Terminal 4 of Changi Airport, Singapore

web-post November 23, 2017

Terminal 4 of Singapore’s Changi Airport is now open, with biometric passenger screening enabled by IDEMIA. The airport’s Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) program was first announced back in 2015, with Safran Identity & Security revealing its involvement soon after; Safran I&S has since gone on to merge with Oberthur Technologies to form IDEMIA, but… Continue Reading »

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Chubb to sell 100% of its SA stake ahead of controversial new security laws

web-post November 23, 2017

US-owned security company Chubb will sell 100% of its South African business to a black economic empowerment consortium led by Kilimanjaro Capital, according to a report by Engineering News. The move comes ahead of new laws included in the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill. Quoting Standard Bank commercial banking head Craig Polkinghorne, the report… Continue Reading »

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Safety of high-rise apartments in Sydney under cloud as new fire safety laws being introduced

web-post November 23, 2017

The NSW, Australia, government will announce fire safety laws soon giving officials broad power to identify unsafe building materials and ban them, after fears that dozens of apartment blocks could be encased in flammable material. Corporate builders caught knowingly using unsafe materials, including highly flammable aluminium cladding, will face fines of up to $1 million… Continue Reading »

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US embassy in Moscow hires security firm of former Russian spy

web-post November 17, 2017

The US embassy in Moscow is to be guarded by a company owned by a former head of KGB counterintelligence who worked with British double agent Kim Philby and young Vladimir Putin, after cuts to US staff demanded by Russia. Elite Security Holdings was awarded a $2.83 million contract to provide “local guard services for… Continue Reading »

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China dominates global physical security market

web-post November 17, 2017

The recently published IHS Markit Physical Security Equipment & Services Report estimates that the global market for physical security equipment totaled US$29.2 billion in 2016. This represents a $1.6 billion (5.8 percent) increase from 2015. Included in this estimate are the following equipment types: video surveillance, access control, intruder alarms, entrance control (pedestrian and vehicle),… Continue Reading »

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Magal awarded $3.5 million in contracts for Integrated Security Solutions for Airports

web-post November 16, 2017

Magal Security Systems, Ltd. has announced that it has recently received orders totalling approximately $3.5 million. These orders are for integrated security solutions and maintenance for several major and international airports, including Barcelona Airport and Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The orders include a variety of Magal’s solutions as well as a framework… Continue Reading »

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Nigerian army trains private security firms

web-post November 15, 2017

The Nigerian Army has commenced training of security personnel of private companies to equip them with capacities to handle emerging security challenges. The Director General, Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Major General Johnny Hamakim declared open the two-day training workshop. He said the training was necessary so as to give private firms capacities and competences to… Continue Reading »

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HID Global recognized as one of the top Cyber Security Solution Providers of 2017

web-post November 10, 2017

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced that The Silicon Review named HID as one of the top cyber security vendors to watch in 2017. HID, with offices in Silicon Valley, was recognized for its expanding presence in the cyber security market, as well as for its broad portfolio of digital… Continue Reading »

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Scotland Yard to train private guards in counter-terror strategy to identify threats

web-post November 10, 2017

Scotland Yard is planning to train private security guards as part of its counter-terrorism strategy to identify potential threats and add to their response arsenal in the event of an attack. Mark Rowley, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner and the head of the UK’s counter-terrorism policing, told the National Security Summit in London that the vast… Continue Reading »



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