Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 18/11/16
Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 18 November 2016
Security of the Internet of Things
The number of recent DDoD attacks should be a serious wake-up call for IoT users. In today’s world where our lives are taken over by electronic gadgets and with millions of people across the globe are connecting with these devices and sharing valuable data, it is important to take a step back from all the excitement and talk about security.
(Information Age, 17/11/2016)
Business partnership of Bosch & Sony
Bosch Security Systems and Sony have established a partnership for their video security business. “This partnership will revolutionise the video security industry since it combines the unique technological expertise and strengths of two leading companies in the field of video security applications. Customers can prosper from Sony’s superior image quality (…) combined with Bosch’s bitrate management and video analytics”
(Security World Hotel, 15/11/2016)
Bosch to acquire a US building automation specialist
More good news from Bosch’s camp. The company is expanding its international business, as the Bosch subsidiary Climatec has acquired Skyline Automation, which specialises in building automation and systems integration, provides installation and connectivity services for a variety of technical systems in buildings. “In acquiring Skyline, we are bolstering our activities in energy and building technology at a technical level and expanding our presence in the North American market, which is showing solid growth,”
(Security World Hotel, 18/11/2016)
The challenges of crowded space protection
The message which comes out loud and clear after last summer’s events in Nice is that the dangers posed to crowded spaces, especially at major events, in the biggest towns and cities, are constantly evolving and it is important that the police, security services, and members of the public remain vigilant.
(Security News Desk, 16/11/2016)
Detektor International Award 2016
Awards were presented on the 16th of November at the Planetarium in Copenhagen. “This year’s award winners join the distinguished portfolio of products and companies that have won this prize since its inception in the year 2000”. The winners of the main 3 categories were iLOQ from Finland, SpotterRF from the USA and Sony from Japan.
(Security World Hotel)