As you can read in our cover story on page 10 in GIT SECURITY 6, Vanderbilt Industries last month entered into an agreement to acquire Siemens' Security Products (SP) business. As part of the Siemens Building Technologies Division, the business segment Security Products focuses on the development of cutting-edge access control and intrusion detection products and systems plus video surveillance products.
The challenges facing today's airport security decision makers become ever more complex, as additional processes traditionally outside of their scope of responsibility have to be considered. These include passenger flow management, higher capacity aircraft, differing passenger security classification criteria, legislative compliance and the increasing pressure of operational uptime and profitability. The security industry is responding to all of these challenges, and as it does, there are several discernible trends coming to light.
Move consolidates company's fast growing presence in global security systems industry. Acquisition will significantly boost Vanderbilt's market position in the European security systems market through a wider and more comprehensive range of products and solutions. Siemens' Security Products (SP) complements existing Vanderbilt business portfolio as a leading supplier with widely recognized brands and long-term relationships with pre-eminent customers
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Category A - Safe Automation
The addition of two new detectors from Siemens - again featuring the company's unique ASAtechnology (Advanced Signal Analysis) and selectable parameter sets - means the comprehensive Cerberus Pro portfolio has been expanded.
New pan-European research commissioned by Security Products from Siemens has found that a clear majority of consumers do not believe that the widespread use of CCTV infringes on people's civil liberties. In addition, the survey revealed overwhelming support for the use of CCTV in reducing crime.
Twenty percent of companies employing more than 1000 people do not have a plan that ensures the continuity of the business after a disaster. Among companies with ten or fewer employees this figure rises to 80 percent. These are the findings of a representative survey by Siemens Nederland.
Siemens plans to sell its baggage handling, postal and parcel sorting business. While the company holds leading market positions in his business with a global presence and an installed base around the world, there are very limited synergies with other Siemens business due to the high mechanical content and focus on system integration.
Cerberus Pro, the fire protection system from Siemens Building Technologies Division, has been successfully installed in a new hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, by Confident, a Siemens Solution Partner.
Siemens announced that it has appointed Matthias Rebellius to lead the company's Building Technologies (BT) Division of the Infrastructure & Cities Sector in the United States, effective June 1, 2012. As president, Rebellius will be responsible for the financial, operational and competitive success of Siemens' U.S.-based building automation, fire safety, security and energy efficiency systems and solutions provider. Rebellius will succeed Andreas Schierenbeck who has chosen to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.