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New Chairman of CENELEC TC 79 elected

Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Association for Security Technology (BHE), has been elected as Chairman of CENELEC TC 79. The Technical Committee 79 deals with alarm systems, including the definition of performance standards for alarm systems for intruder and...
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DVS opens Hikvision training academy

DVS has opened its Delivering Knowledge Training, reportedly the only accredited company to offer HCSA (Hikvision Certification Security Academy) certification outside of Hikvision. The recently established academy offers hands-on training, tailored for security professionals....
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Detection system busts congestion

Ipsotek has developed a new technology in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) which is helping to keep traffic flowing through one of Europe’s busiest cities. As one of a range of measures that is helping to smooth traffic flow in the capital, Ipsotek has worked with TfL...
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Wireless technology hits the heights

The Leadenhall Building in London has become the tallest construction project so far to utilise Ramtech Electronics’ wireless fire alarm system. Laing O’Rourke used the company’s wireless emergency system (WES) to protect workers and physical assets during construction of the 224...
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Spookin’ in the Girls’ Room

This CCTV camera footage was shot in a hostel for girls on 15 Oct this year.  According to poster Ghost World TV the video shows the moment that a ghost spirit appears while a girl was returning from a washing basin and, as she takes a few steps, the ghost pushes her very hard....
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New Chubb office gets green light

Blackburn Council has granted the planning application for Chubb Fire & Security’s new Blackburn office, a workspace for hundreds of employees. The project will transform the existing Blackburn office campus into an integrated and sustainable space for Chubb and UK affiliates...
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Optex and ela-soft in PSIM partnership

Optex and ela-soft have put the finishing touches to a partnership agreement that will see Optex’s intrusion detection sensors integrated with ela-soft’s GEMOS platform. The first joint projects between the two companies are already being specified in Europe. Installed at a...
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Enhancements to Digital Video Manager announced

Honeywell has announced enhancements to its Digital Video Manager (DVM). The latest release, DVM R600, will enable organisations to manage their security system with enhanced mobile capabilities and voice command, and mitigate business risk via support for current IT platforms....
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7K security camera is revealed

Avigilon has announced it will showcase the single-sensor 7K (30 megapixel) security camera at the ISC West 2015 trade show in Las Vegas, NV, USA. The company has also announced the release of a 6K (24 MP) HD Pro camera. When coupled with the Avigilon Control Center (ACC)...
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TESTED: The Sony SNC-XM631 mini dome

This Sony “IPELA” range unit is a compact wide angle dome that is easy to install and requires very little setting-up to get started. The supplied CD contains an SNC Easy IP Set-up programme (V1.0.1) that can be run directly from the CD or installed onto a laptop and quickly...