Fire & Security Industry News Round-up 11/05/2018


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This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover a continuous growth of Video Surveillance market, latest industry acquisitions, issues with designing fire safety into tall buildings  & more…


Continuous growth of the Video Surveillance market

The latest research report from Marketsandmarket predicts, that the video surveillance market will grow from $36.89 Billion in 2018 to $68.34 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 13.1% between 2018 and 2023. The key factors driving the video surveillance market growth are increasing concerns for public safety and security, growing adoption of IP cameras, and growing demand for DIY and spy cameras. The commercial vertical is expected to dominate the video surveillance market during the forecast period. Asia Pacific area is expected to be the fastest-growing region.

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(Security World Market, 09/05/2018)

Canon is acquiring BriefCam

BriefCam, the industry’s provider of Video Synopsis and Deep Learning solutions announced its acquisition by Canon, a world leader in digital imaging solutions. The addition of BriefCam to Canon’s market-leading Network Video Solutions products portfolio complements the Canon Group’s previous acquisitions of Axis Communications and Milestone Systems with a breakthrough, innovative video content analytics solution. The acquisition will drive further, rapid innovation in video analytics by BriefCam as well as new co-innovation activities with Canon and its market-leading portfolio companies.

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(, 09/05/2018)

Issues with designing fire safety into tall buildings

Architects have always sought to make tall buildings safe. This can be done in two ways- first is by using a range of suppression technologies, in other words stopping fires from taking hold in the first place, or limiting their spread if and when they do. According to the specialist,  the main elements of fire safety for commercial buildings should be approached from a holistic point of view. “One of the key design elements, which can be used to minimise the risk of fires in commercial buildings is compartmentation, or separating the building into fire compartments to stop fire transferring from one area to another.”

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(Architecture & Design, 10/05/2018)

Interpol helps tighten up East African border control

Boosting East Africa’s border security by developing its ability to detect and investigate counterfeit travel document crime was the focus of an Interpol train-the-trainer course recently. “Interpol training courses of this kind give law enforcement a unique opportunity to grasp contemporary forensic examination methods and make them better at detecting and sharing intelligence on how criminals are trying to use fake documents to cross-border control undetected”. To strengthen the region’s ability to detect criminals and terrorists at border control, the security training event brought together 20 border control officers and forensic document examiners from four countries – Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania – in the Kenyan capital.

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(Security World Market, 07/05/2018)

Convergint is acquiring French integrator

Known as one of the world’s top systems integrators, Convergint continues to rapidly expand its global footprint via organic growth and acquisition. The company’s ninth acquisition since early 2017, Astrec’s suburban Paris location and experience will serve complex global customers that are facing sophisticated integration needs on an enterprise level. “We are very excited to have Astrec as the latest addition to Convergint Nation. Expanding our European business into France allows us to better serve our growing global customer base”.

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(Security World Market, 10/05/2018)

Finalists for the PSI Premier Awards 2018

Over 900 nominations have been collated to give the final list for this year’s campaign. Congratulations to all of those that made the final cut, however now it is up to YOU to cast your votes for your favorites. As always, you can vote in as many categories as you like, but you can only vote for one finalist in each category. Winners will be announced at Warren Weir at Luton Hoo at the Awards Gala Dinner hosted this year by former England international footballer and Talksport commentator Ray Parlour.

Read more here & vote here.

(PSI Magazine)


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