Fire & Security Industry News Round-up 18/08/2017


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This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover lack of interest in intruder alarm sensors in commercial sector, acquisition offer for VIVOTEK and more…


Intruder alarm sensors – not for commercial sector?

Latest research by IHS Markit reveals that 68 million intruder alarm sensors were sold globally in 2016; of which, 41% were wireless. However, just 4% of those wireless sensors were destined for the large commercial sector. Residential and small-medium business sectors jointly accounted for the remaining 96% of the wireless sensor market. Although the use of wireless sensors remains limited in the commercial sector, the popularity of these products is still on the rise for several reasons…

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(Security World Market, 17/08/2017)

Delta & VIVOTEK acquisition?

Delta Electronics, a leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced its intention to acquire a stake in IP video manufacturer VIVOTEK, setting the stage for an acquisition that would help broaden Delta’s building automation offerings. a proposal for a cash tender offer to acquire approximately 35 to 55 % of the outstanding common shares of VIVOTEK with an offer price of US$3.24 (NT$98) per share.

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(asmag, 14/08/2017)

Be aware of  phishing scams

In light of multiple, recent, high-profile cyberattacks, latest research by tech solutions company MISCO has found that a staggering 25% UK adults have been scammed online in the past, with 39% able to correctly identify whether an email from their bank is genuine or not, and 10% UK adults are at risk of having sensitive information stolen online, new research has found.

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(Security News Desk, 15/08/2017)


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