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February 2008 News & Events

New GM for Lenel

Lenel Systems International has announced that Luis Orbegoso has been named vice president, general manager, Lenel. Orbegoso will be responsible for developing and executing policies and plans to drive Lenel's further growth, including continuing domestic organic growth, accelerating international expansion, and improving customer service globally. Lenel, a developer of software and integrated systems for commercial and government markets, is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

NVT appoints new EMEA sales coordinator

Continued sales growth at the award-winning unshielded twisted pair (UTP) video transmission manufacturer, Network Video Technologies (NVT), has resulted in the appointment of Kelly Bard as the company's new EMEA sales coordinator.

Bard's role will see her supporting NVT's extensive customer base throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia, dealing with customer enquiries and tracking sales orders to ensure the continued smooth delivery of NVT products to customers across the region.

BSIA code of practice forms basis for new British Standard

A British Security Industry Association code of practice has now been developed into a new British Standard for digital CCTV recording systems for the purpose of exported image data to be used as evidence.

BSIA CCTV Section chairman, Pauline Norstrom, comments, "BSIA CCTV section members are delighted to have made such a significant contribution to the development of this new British Standard - BS 8495:2007. Ensuring that digital CCTV footage carries sufficient weight in court is of paramount importance and is dependent on a number of factors including: image quality and authenticity; storage; the method used to export images; playback; operator/owner awareness; and a comprehensive audit trail.

"The new standard should be seen as an independent benchmark for customers to look for when choosing a digital CCTV system. Ultimately, we want to see the same confidence in the validity of digital media in the criminal justice system as there is in VHS tape from a traditional VCR and this new standard is a significant step towards this."

Norbain signs Cooper Security

Norbain has now signed up Cooper Security, the name behind two of the world's electronic security brands, Scantronic and Menvier.

The range includes advanced Intruder alarm systems, access control products and a full range of security radio products.

The latest Scantronic EN range and Menvier M-Series ranges use common software and the extensive range of common keypads and expansion peripherals, either wired or radio, make installer training easier and quicker than ever before.

This commonality of peripherals also produces substantial savings in inventory and provides extra flexibility when it comes to future system expansion.

Security industry welcomes changes to aviation security

The British private security industry has welcomed a statement from the Department for Transport, which outlines a number of changes to current aviation security measures.

British Security Industry Association Civil Aviation security Section chairman, Martin Aggar, comments, "The security industry has been working closely with aviation authorities over the past few months to ensure the smooth running of UK airports under the current security system. We recognise our role as integral to protecting against the terrorist threat through the provision of new technologies as well as the supply of security guarding services.

"The ministerial statement invites airports to take advantage of new technologies and operational innovations, whilst providing better service to passengers. The security industry is constantly developing new technologies that can contribute to ensuring the improved efficiency of passengers moving through airports while increasing levels of security. We will continue to work closely with aviation authorities to ensure that our expertise is maximised for the benefit of the nation's security."

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