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Raytec Finland

Raytec IR leaves criminals frozen out in Finland

By Raytec | March 8, 2011

Raytec’s RAYMAX Infra-Red LED lighting has been chosen to secure various waste recycling points across Finland and is currently delivering excellent CCTV images in extreme weather conditions such as snow, ice, and freezing winds. The new IR lighting is successfully tackling fly-tipping for leading Finnish waste management company, Ita-Uundenmaan Jatehuolto who control the sites. As part…

Mark Simmons appointed as UK sales director for Mayflex

By Security News Desk | March 8, 2011

Mayflex, the cabling infrastructure, networking and security solutions distributor, has appointed Mark Simmons to head up the UK sales operations in the position of sales director. Mark joins Mayflex from Redstone, pre­viously Comunica, where he most recently held the position of Associate Sales Director for the Converged Solutions business. Mark was instrumen­tal in taking the…

Western Digital

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies acquired for $4.3b by Western Digital

By Western Digital | March 8, 2011

Combination of hard drive companies will create industry’s broadest product portfolio and a significant pool of resources for innovation Western Digital and Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby WD will acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., in a cash and stock…

Axis Communications

Axis Communications makes new appointments to cover UK, Ireland and Northern Europe

By Axis Communications | March 7, 2011

Axis Communications (, the global leader in the network video market has further strengthened its sales, business development and training teams with three key appointments. In response to the increasing demand for network video and its impressive end of year results announced earlier this month, Axis has created a number of positions in its Northern…

MPs support CCTV cameras in debate on Protection of Freedoms Bill

By Security News Desk | March 4, 2011

The second reading of the Protection of Freedoms Bill in the House of Commons earlier this week saw many MPs stand up to speak out in favour of CCTV systems and their crime solving capabilities. It is a sign of the support that CCTV enjoys, according to industry groups such as the British Security Industry…

Andy Perry and Jeff Little OBE

Unipart Security’s Monitoring and Response Centre officially open

By Security News Desk | March 4, 2011

Unipart Security Solutions Ltd, new Monitoring and Response Centre in Oxford was officially opened by Jeff Little OBE, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) at a ceremony which took place on 1st March, 2011. “Today is a visible declaration that Unipart Security has set the highest standards of operation,” said Jeff Little. “Early…

SecurityNewsDesk screenshot: only 1.85 million cameras in the UK

In the press: How the media is reporting the 1.85 million cameras story

By Security News Desk | March 3, 2011

The story that Britons are being watched by 1.85 million CCTV cameras instead of 4.2 million broke in the national news this morning.

CCTV Image Winter 2011 edition: How many cameras are there?

By Security News Desk | March 3, 2011

The Winter 2011 edition of CCTV Image is packed with interesting features which are sure to be of interest to any practitioner of CCTV: How many CCTV cameras are there in the UK? We have a report by ACPO’s lead on CCTV which revises the figure down from 4.2 million to 1.85 million – a…


American Science and Engineering receives $2.6M contract

By Security News Desk | March 2, 2011

American Science and Engineering, Inc. a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of a service and maintenance order for $2.6 million for a Latin American country to support Z BackscatterT Vans (ZBV) X-ray inspection systems for law enforcement, customs, and military applications. “This service order will ensure that the…

Cassidian IMESS

Cassidian wins S₣20m Swiss defence contract for soldier modernisation programme

By Security News Desk | March 2, 2011

Significant capability enhancement, future viability and modularity in the infantry sector CASSIDIAN’s Warrior21TM product significantly boosts the advanced development of international soldier modernisation programmes. CASSIDIAN is the new name of the Defence & Security division of EADS. March 2011 – Cassidian has won a contract from the Swiss defence procurement authority Armasuisse for the advanced…