Dealing with legacy systems is a repetitive problem in the security management industry. Meeting the security policy with legacy systems can be tough, maintenance is expensive and integration with other systems is challenging at best; the problems associated with legacy systems are well known.
The business segment Security Products is part of the Siemens Building Technologies Division and offers a broad range of access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance products. The segment sells its products to distributors, external system integrators and installers but also to the Siemens Security Solutions unit. At the Security Essen show, Heiko Baumgartner did get an update from Peter Hawksworth, Head of the Security Products business segment, about the company's plans and developments in the market.
Due to the large and complex nature of today's airports the implementation of comprehensive security measures involves a layered strategy. This typically comprises intrusion detection, wide-area video surveillance, access control and centralized management through an integrated command and control platform. Increasing security concerns have brought about a rapid pace of change at airports, with public attention focusing
EURO 2012 is being played in Poland and the Ukraine from June 8 to July 1st. The tournament will feature sixteen of the best football teams in the World in competition for the Henri Delaunay Trophy awarded to the winner of the Euro Cup. Three months before the ball rolls, GIT SECURITY had the opportunity to get an exclusive tour to visit two of the EURO 2012 stadiums in Lviv and Kyiv and talk to officials, security officers and integrators about the preparations and security measurements in the stadiums.
As industry professionals prepare to gather for Transport Security Expo, there can be no doubt whatsoever that they continue to face major challenges in meeting the threat posed by international terrorism.
In the West African country of Benin stands the Palmares Technologies Building, the most secured building in the country. A provider of high security systems and identification solutions for the Benin government and other West African countries, Palmares Technologies itself demanded an advanced security solution for both interior and exterior building protection. According to the motto "Security and safety first," Palmares Technologies was looking for the highest security level solution with the lowest maintenance constraints.
Genetec announced that Security Center 5.0, the latest version of their unified security platform, now supports Bosch G Series Control Panels for intrusion detection. With the aim of expanding the unification capabilities of the platform, Security Center 5.0 was released with native support of third-party intrusion panels; Bosch's GV2 and GV3 models are among the first systems supported.
After a sharp decline in 2009, and a tough 2010, the intrusion industry is beginning to emerge from the shadows with a new look and new direction. Forecast to reach over $2.4 billion in 2011, the global intrusion industry is poised to recover steadily as the industry capitalizes on new growth opportunities.
Senstar, perimeter intrusion detection specialist, announced its acceptance as the newest member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the international trade association representing the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry.
Great importance has always been attributed to flight safety, however, after 9/11 the requirements of airport operators and airlines have significantly been raised. Also, recent developments such as the discovery of suspect packages in cargo areas have proven that the danger of terrorism is still very prevalent. In order to ensure the safety of passengers, in-flight crews and members of the ground staff, airport operators do not only need complex security technology but also an integrated and intelligent threat management system.