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Police service set to receive largest funding increase from Government since 2010

The Home Office has announced the largest increase in police funding since 2010. The provisional police funding settlement of up to £14 billion for 2019 to 2020 is up to £970 million more than the previous year. It will enable the police to meet financial pressures and respond...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Fire Brigades Union offers recommendations in wake of Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase One

Phase One of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has concluded and, in the closing statements, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) gave a series of recommendations. The FBU has requested a review of Fire Service procedures and training to plan for residents of all high-rise buildings to be...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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University of Oxford receives Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification mark

The University of Oxford has been awarded the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification mark after being audited against the 12 guiding principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The latter aims to balance the need for cameras in public places wi...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Big Brother Watch responds to planned police use of “authoritarian” facial recognition

The police service has come under fire from civil liberties campaigners for what’s described as the former’s “continued use of live facial recognition surveillance” which Big Brother Watch has branded “authoritarian, dangerous and lawless.”  Back in May,...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Original temporary electric security fencing “now deploys even faster” states Zaun

The original rapid-deploy anti-vehicle and electric barrier fencing system first used at the London 2012 Olympic Games is now even quicker and easier to roll out with pre-configured ‘ends’ to pulse-protected ‘zones’. Three leading names in perimeter security have collaborated to...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Video applications specialist barox actively promotes high-security for networks

barox (the manufacturer of professional standard switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications) is promoting sophisticated personalised encryption techniques to provide important safeguards for protecting sensitive data networks. When...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
Left to Right: Melanie McMordie (BT Enterprise PSSN business director), Paul Wickens (CEO for Enterprise Shared Services with the Northern Ireland Civil Service), Paul Murnaghan (BT Enterprise regional director for Norhtern Ireland) and Irene Kincaid (PSSN contract manager for the Northern Ireland Civil Service)
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BT secures £50 million Public Sector Shared Network contract in Northern Ireland

BT has been awarded a multi-million pound nine-year contract by the Department of Finance to provide industry leading telecommunications services to all public sector bodies across Northern Ireland. The company will deliver network and unified communication services including new...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Working Smarter in 2019: Top Five Technology Trends for the Physical Security Sector

2018 was a challenging year for businesses across the globe, asserts Johan Paulsson. The implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the NIS Directive on the security of network and information systems left everyone in no doubt that cyber security...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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PandaLabs issues Annual Report and outlines cyber predictions for 2019

2017 was the year when the word ransomware stopped being a term exclusive to cyber security experts and IT departments. The enormous media attention that attacks such as WannaCry and Petya/GoldenEye received turned this type of threat into one of the key trends for businesses...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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‘MOT’-style approval scheme for fire protection in commercial kitchens launched by NSI

Professional fire safety solution providers will soon have authority to issue their clients with National Security Inspectorate (NSI)/BAFE Certificates of Compliance much like an ‘MOT’ to show that all kitchen fire protection systems are fit for purpose. Commercial kitchens are...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018