Corporate News

IFSEC Global Influencers in Security & Fire Selects Ray O’Hara as Top Security Executive

Allied Universal announce that company leader, Ray O’Hara, CPP, EVP Executive Protection and Intelligence Services, was selected as a top security executive by IFSEC Global Influencers in Security & Fire 2022. IFSEC Global is the pre-eminent news source for security and fire safety, with a trusted reputation and a global footprint. It covers developments from across the industries, from long-established physical technologies like video surveillance, access control, intruder/fire alarms and guarding, to emerging innovations in cyber security, drones, smart buildings, home automation, the internet of things and much more.

Genetec and Ride Amigos Simplify the Return to Offices with New Corporate Mobility Solution

Genetec has teamed with RideAmigos to help organizations deliver a simplified and enhanced experience to commuters returning to offices post-pandemic. The solution pairs RideAmigos Commute Hub with Genetec AutoVuTM Free-Flow and Genetec Curb Sense. RideAmigos Commute Hub helps employers deliver a seamless experience no matter how their employees choose to get to the office. It enables commuters to identify their best transportation options and reserve a guaranteed parking space based on their needs, such as accessible parking, eliminating the need to circle lots in search of a space, and alleviating some of the stress of getting to work.

TDSi Celebrates 40 Years of its Secure Access Control Excellence

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is celebrating its 40 years of innovation, design, and manufacturing excellence. As the company enters its fifth decade it continues to lead the market with its flagship GARDiS range of integrated software and hardware products for fully secure access control. TDSi was launched on 2nd August 1982 as Time & Data Systems (International) to produce and supply a new type of infrared swipe card reader which had been invented by a development team that had previously worked for a division of IBM.

Qognify Appoints Sunit Dash as Director, Head of Services APAC

Qognify announced the appointment of Sunit Dash to the role of Director, Head of Services APAC. Sunit Dash brings more than 15 years of leadership, project management and service delivery experience to Qognify, gained through working with public and private sector organizations in industries such as telecom and smart/safe cities. Prior to joining Qognify, Sunit Dash worked for organizations including ACME, HFCL, Sterlite and Honeywell, where he supported the smart and safe city business in India – a sector in which Qognify has forged an enviable reputation by delivering its incident and video management solutions to many cities in India.

Revelstoke Expands Automated CASE Management Capabilities for Next-Generation SOAR Platform

Revelstoke expanded its case management capabilities to reduce redundant administrative tasks for security analysts. Revelstoke’s Case Automation Security Execution (CASE) Management offering now enables security analysts to use and replicate automated workflows on the fly to solve a multitude of cybersecurity challenges. Leveraging Revelstoke’s Universal Data Layer (UDL), CASE supports the development and deployment of automated, logic-based sub-work flows.

Video Surveillance Market Bounces Back

Novaira Insights releases its latest report, “The World Market for Video Surveillance Hardware and Software – 2022 edition”. A new report from Novaira Insights reveals that the global video surveillance market grew 16.4% in 2021 as restrictions on movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic eased. The report, “The world market for video surveillance hardware and software” shows that shipments of surveillance cameras and related equipment grew as pent-up demand was served. However, there was a shortage of components used for production of video surveillance equipment in 2021 and this led to higher prices for those components.

Irisity Recruits Anna Anderström as New CFO

Irisity AB (publ) continues to strengthen its management through the recruitment of Anna Anderström as Chief Financial Officer, CFO. Anna Anderström currently holds the position as Group CFO of Qmatic AB and will join Irisity by latest December 14, 2022. Anna has over 20 years’ experience of financial leadership roles mainly with international, public companies. Her experience also includes commercialization, product management, operations, project management and business transformation. She holds a master’s in business administration from University of Halmstad.

Qognify Announces New Vice President of R&D

Qognify announced the Yaniv Toplian as its new Vice President of Research and Development. As part of Qognify’s senior leadership team, Yaniv has a remit to define and execute the company’s R&D strategy to design and develop solutions that mitigate risks, increase security and optimize operations, through world-class research and innovation.

Allied Universal Announces Three Acquisitions, Continues Strategic Growth in North America and Internationally

Allied Universal is continuing its global expansion with the acquisition of three companies located in New York, the Netherlands and Denmark. The largest of the three companies, International Protective Service Agency, is headquartered in New York, NY, and provides comprehensive security and event services for clients located throughout New York and New Jersey. IPSA founder and owner Jerry Heying, as well as its 350 employees, will be joining the Allied Universal team this year.

Digifort certifies Secure Logiq servers

Brazilian video surveillance software and video monitoring intelligence specialists, Digifort, has added Secure Logiq to the Digifort Hardware Vendor Certification Program. The certification covers Secure Logiq’s HPS-2U-H Series and follows extensive testing of the HD surveillance server with the Enterprise Edition of Digifort’s Video Management Software.

New Research from Utimaco Shows how Trust Works in a Digital World

Circles of Trust’, a new whitepaper from cybersecurity experts Utimaco, finds significant differences across countries, regions and generations when it comes to trusting the public and private sector with their digital safety. Utimaco has released a new whitepaper, ‘Circles of Trust: How the UK Public Perceives Digital Risk’ that uncovers how internet users in the […]

TDSi Expands Technical Support Team

Dean Jeanes joins security manufacturer as Internal Technical Support Engineer at the company’s Poole Headquarters in Dorset, UK TDSi announce the appointment of Dean Jeanes as Internal Technical Support Engineer. Dean joins the Technical Support team to assist installation partners and customers with systems integration and enhancements having honed his technical expertise in the British […]

Z-Wave Alliance Surpasses 4,000 Certified Devices

The Z-Wave Alliance proudly announces that the Z-Wave product ecosystem has surpassed 4,000 certified devices. HOPPE AG is the Alliance member that hit that magic milestone which comes on the heels of the Z-Wave Alliance announcing the first Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) certified devices are hitting the market for implementation into smart home systems.

Interface Systems Announces Two $5000 Scholarships

Interface Systems announced two scholarship programs to help provide financial support to college students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)-oriented studies and careers. The “Tech for Good” scholarship, which was launched in 2021, recognizes students who demonstrate a passion for using technology to solve real-world problems. This year, as part of Interface’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, the company is adding a new “Women in STEM” scholarship that is open to women with a strong academic record and who are pursuing higher education in science and technology.

Konica Minolta Wins Technology Reseller/MSP Solution Install of the Year

Konica Minolta announced that it has been awarded Technology Reseller/MSP Solution Install of the Year at the Technology Reseller Awards 2022. The prestigious IT industry award recognises a technology project solution which has met and exceeded customer expectations in the past year. The award-winning project was delivered to a leading catering organisation, operating at a major European airport hub.

Qognify Appoints Enterprise Incident Management Specialist for Growing EMEA Market

Qognify announced the appointment of Oliver Schmidt, as Sales Manager EMEA, EIM. He will focus on supporting enterprise-class organizations to minimize the impact of incidents through real-time situational awareness and response coordination capabilities of Qognify EIM. Based in Germany, Oliver Schmidt brings more than 25 years of experience in selling technology-led solutions, with a focus on security and safety at Mobotix and most recently Advancis.

Liberty Defense Welcomes Virginia Buckingham as Advisor

Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has added Virginia Buckingham to its board of advisors. Ms. Buckingham previously served as vice president of corporate affairs for Pfizer, CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority, held several prominent roles for two Massachusetts governors, and has also held other key executive positions. The Massachusetts Port Authority operates three airports, the shipping and cruise terminals in the Port of Boston, and the Commonwealth Flats anchor development sites in Boston’s Seaport District. During her time as CEO there, she successfully led the expansion of Logan Airport’s capacity, reduced airport congestion, and opened direct shipping between China and Boston.

Secure Logiq embarks on ‘Security Tour France’

Venturing on a unique opportunity to showcase its extensive product portfolio, Secure Logiq is taking part in a two-week ‘Security Tour France’ road trip this month. From 23 May to 6 June, Secure Logiq, along with along with Cathexis, ZKTeco, Toshiba and Camect will be visiting 130 security companies between Paris and Lille, with a target of two site demos per day, driving the team’s reliable Niesmann+Bischoff iSmove motorhome.

Interface Security Systems Changes Trading Name to Interface Systems

In a move designed to better reflect the ever-expanding portfolio of solutions offered to customers, Interface Security Systems today announced it is changing its trading name to Interface Systems. While Interface has built its reputation as a leading managed services provider of business security solutions, the company specializes in offering innovative solutions that span physical security, network, voice connectivity, and business intelligence. This integrated suite of services enables Interface to unlock actionable insights for consumer-facing distributed enterprises.