Business transformation in tough times

Since its founding in 1995, North American Video (NAV) has grown its business based on long-term relationships and commitments; this applies equally to customers, employees and suppliers. Additionally, NAV has continued to expand its portfolio of technology solutions to provide its clientele with a strategic balance of high performance, functionality and cost-effectiveness. This combination of assets has proven to be a winning formula for the continued development and growth of the company and its partners, and will help the ecosystem better withstand and overcome the challenges coming at them in 2013. 

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London police attempt to reduce burglaries with plant DNA markers

Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced that the UK Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) will be using its proprietary DNANet property marking kits as part of a major initiative to reduce crime in targeted London neighborhoods. Read more  

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Unveiling 2012 a&s Security 50
a&s annual ranking Security 50 is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, with new rising stars as well new growth drivers and challenges. The physical, electronic security industry’s only ranking of global hardware and software solutions providers by revenue, Security 50 salutes the champions who have demonstrated spirits of innovation, dedication and perseverance despite challenging economic conditions.

Unveiling 2012 a&s Security 50

a&s annual ranking Security 50 is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, with new rising stars as well new growth drivers and challenges. The physical, electronic security industry’s only ranking of global hardware and software solutions providers by revenue, Security 50 salutes the champions who have demonstrated spirits of innovation, dedication and perseverance despite challenging economic conditions.

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Health care provides shot in the arm to solution providers

The health care sector poses unique challenges and opportunities, said John Davies, MD at Time and Data Systems International (TDSi). “After all, you have to provide security while, at the same time, guaranteeing access to patients and family members. You simply cannot go over the top in locking things down.” Davies estimates that the Americas account for 50 percent of the global market for electronic security products and systems sold to the health care sector, followed by EMEA with 30 percent, East Asia 20 percent, and the rest of Asia 10 percent. While EMEA is growing at 4 percent and the Americas around 6 percent, growth in East Asia has been compounding at 10 percent. “In the next three years,” Davies said, “Asia is going to start to outstrip the other markets in terms of size.”  Read more 

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Video surveillance for medical facilities

In hospitals and healthcare facilities, video surveillance is an effective tool not only for increasing security, but also for controlling costs. Surveillance cameras can work to protect hospital employees and patients from security breaches, and provide valuable visual evidence that can be used to increase productivity and prevent dishonest claims. IP video technology is providing hospitals with added flexibility in their video surveillance installations, while offering benefits such as remote video monitoring and more effective storage capabilities. Read more  

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Bosch introduces 1080p HDR cameras

Bosch Security Systems is setting the standard for HD imaging with the launch of its two megapixel (2 MP) / 1080p high dynamic range (HDR) cameras. The DINION and FLEXIDOME HDR cameras deliver exceptional image quality in both bright and dark environments. Even in high-contrast scenes or when looking from dark locations into well-lit areas, the devices provide an exceptionally wide dynamic range to capture more detail in both highlights and shadows. Read more

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Eleven years after 9/11, how security industry react?

On September 11, 2001, four suicide attacks carried out by terrorist group al-Qaeda claimed nearly 3,000 lives and billions of dollars in damage, leaving the world in utter shock in the months and years that followed. Aside from the economic and political ramifications, one significant impact of the attacks was how profoundly life was changed for much of the world’s population. Fear, and many other considerations, spurred massive investments in security. Read more

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Iris Scanning on the Fly

BlinkSpot announces national availability of the company’s first to market biometric solution for identifying, monitoring and reporting students as they board and exit school buses. Read more 

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