Again it was a neck-and-neck race for the GIT SECURITY AWARD 2014. Only three products in each of the five categories could win: Those ones the most readers were voting for - via fax, letter or online voting on www.PRO-4-PRO.com. Thanks to all participants!
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.
More and more security companies are claiming to be active in the critical infrastructure market, with one of the hottest topics being airports. GIT-SECURITY.com talked to Neville Miles, Head of Security Systems and Portfolio, Siemens Building Technologies, about this market.
How does Siemens view the attractiveness of this space?
Alistair Enser, a high-profile figure who has over 20 years' experience in executive positions in the security sector, has been appointed as Global Director of Sales for Security Products from Siemens, a key business segment within the Siemens Building Technologies Division. This appointment is the latest step in the implementation of the global growth strategy for Security Products, which has already seen it transformed into a dynamic European business that is continually and consistently gaining market share.
The addition of two new detectors to the Cerberus PRO range from Siemens now enables one solution for any application. They feature the company's ASA technology (Advanced Signal Analysis) and selectable parameter sets, and complement the already comprehensive Cerberus PRO product portfolio.