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NFCC calls for sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and refurbished schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has again urged the Government to fit sprinklers in all new schools and those undergoing refurbishment. This call forms part of the NFCC’s response to a call for evidence on the ‘Technical Review of Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Liberty investigation reveals MI5 “unlawfully” handled bulk surveillance data

According to an investigation by Human Rights campaign group Liberty, MI5 has been “unlawfully” retaining innocent people’s data for years. Apparently, and again according to Liberty, the British Security Service has also failed to give senior Judges accurate information about...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Cloud-Based Access Control: Improving Security in More Ways Than One

Access control has always been at the forefront of building security. Traditionally, access control systems have come in the form of conventional lock and key methods, electronic systems or a combination of the two. Today, cloud-based systems are changing the market landscape,...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Will the trickle ever become a flood?

According to Donald Toon, the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director of economic and cyber crime, unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) are the much-needed weapon for waging war on the flow of dirty money into the UK. With Toon’s organisation having just begun its second...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Risk Xtra June 2019

News Update. News Special: IFSEC and FIREX International 2019 Preview. Opinion: Fatal Accidents and Criminal Liability in the Workplace. BSIA Briefing: Crime Deterrents and Best Practice in Security Systems. Converged Security Centre at IFSEC International 2019. The Changing Face...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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University researchers say changing human behaviour is key to foiling cyber attacks

Technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold the key to answering that most difficult of challenges – making sure people change their passwords and better protect their online privacy and data. Taking inspiration from exercise and fitness apps that successfully...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Evolution warns of cyber crime ‘Achilles Heel’ in networked security systems

Poorly procured and designed security systems on a network can significantly increase the threat and likelihood of cyber crime. That’s according to Evolution, the integrated fire and security systems business. Brendan McGarrity, head of risk and design at Evolution,...
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HID Global introduces HID goID age verification solution for Government agencies  

Trusted identity solutions developer HID Global has extended the capabilities of its HID goID mobile identity solution that enables Government agencies to move from physical documents to mobile IDs on individuals’ smart phones. The latest addition to HID’s mobile identity offer,...
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SmartTag crime-fighting spray developed by SmartWater leaves its mark on criminals

There’s a new weapon in the battle against moped-enabled crime and it’s one which will leave a lasting mark on offenders. SmartTag – a traceable forensic spray developed by Telford-based SmartWater – will see criminals who threaten or attack people or try to escape a...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar and Drone Zone announced for The Emergency Services Show

The organisers of The Emergency Services Show have announced two new features at this year’s event: the SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar and a SkyBound Rescuer Drone Zone (sponsored by SOARIZON by Thales). The new seminar and exhibition zone are designed to foster drone development...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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