Access control industry moves towards open standards

Despite the exciting trends and industry buzz surrounding mobile technologies, wireless locks and hosted access control, more long-standing and less sensational trends such as...

Hundreds of fake security guard licenses under investigation

Hundreds of people in Florida are under investigation, accused of getting fake licenses to be gun-carrying security guards. Five people were accused of forging...

Al Qaeda bomb maker may have developed deadly explosive

Al Qaeda terrorists could try to bring down planes using an undetectable explosive soaked into their clothes, officials fear. The organisation’s bomb-makers are reportedly...

Syria ‘legalises’ private security firms

Syria's president has passed a decree legalising private security firms, faced with a 29-month armed revolt against his rule that has pinned down the...

Atlanta police want to make false alarms pay

Atlanta police responded to 65,000 burglar alarms last year, and they estimate nearly 62,000 of them were false. Burglar alarms cry wolf across the...

Video door phone market poised for growth

The $1.8 billion global door phone market is transitioning from audio to video technology, with video set to grow and account for 50 percent...

Philippines police to strictly implement Oro’s CCTV law

The implementation of the law requiring high-risk establishments to install closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) in the premises will strictly be implemented in Cagayan de Oro...

Regulation of private investigators to come into force in 2014

New British Home Office guidelines to regulate private investigators from 2014 will see the responsibility for issuing licenses fall under the remit of the...

Mini CCTV trial in Edinburgh to combat hate crime

A trial of mini CCTV cameras is being carried out in Edinburgh in an attempt to crack down on hate crimes in the Scottish...

Intellicheck Mobilisa TWIC readers get TSA’s nod

Intellicheck Mobilisa’s TWIC Reader Plus Models IM2610 and IM2620 have been approved by the Transportation Security Administration. “TSA has created a robust ID security...

DRDO launches explosive detection kit in US

It looks like a little pocket sized cigar box, but it packs a mighty punch in the fight against terrorism. And now this nifty...

Pune eateries comply with CCTV rule

Almost 85% of the eateries in Pune have installed CCTV cameras as a safety measure that the police had asked them to follow after...

Banks looking at voice biometrics for security

Some banks in the country are in discussion to introduce voice biometrics as an option for authenticating phone banking. For banks, the main attraction...

Two telecom security bodies to be formed for telecom security

The government will soon establish two separate regulatory agencies for coordinating all telecom security-related initiatives to shield India's telephone networks from possible cyber attacks,...

New Delhi police chief lists his priorities

Bhim Sain Bassi, the new Police commissioner of Delhi, has his priorities clear - he wants to make the national capital safe for women....

Security clearance for Aerocity hotels comes with riders

Four months after 12 hotels of Aerocity — a hospitality project near the Indira Gandhi International Airport that is awaiting clearance from the Ministry...

Govt. mulls R&D centre for tech security tools

To raise its technological capability in the area of homeland security, the government is looking at setting up a centre for focused research on...

Banks may face the music for banks’ ATM security failure

Alarmed by the recent heists at unguarded ATMs, the state home department has sprung into action. It has directed the police to check whether...

CCTV cameras help curb cargo thefts at airport: CISF

Incidents of theft at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's cargo terminal have reduced drastically following the installation of over 650 CCTV cameras, said the...

“There is no respect for a security guard in society and...

AP Private Security Association State President C. Bhaskar Reddy said there were around 1,500 security agencies in the State employing four lakh guards. He...