Resort opts for IP-enabled emergency intercom

Bandos Island Resort and Spa, a Maldives Islands resort, has enhanced its on-site solutions with the addition of IP-enabled audio. The system, installed by Maldives-based systems integration company EIT Private, integrates two-way audio technology from Barix as part of an...
Posted On 15 Jun 2013

Data destruction growth revealed

Demand for standardised information management practices by leading businesses in the UK has contributed to an 18 per cent growth in customer numbers for data destruction company Shred-it. The Manchester-based business has experienced increased demand for its services as...
Posted On 14 Jun 2013

Private Marine Convoy Service to Defend Against Piracy

Typhon has announced that it is launching its marine convoy escort service with immediate effect. This private service is designed to assist ship operators that need to transit the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, by offering a contracted private convoy escort service....
Posted On 13 Jun 2013

Aria Assistance offers travel risk management

Aria Assistance has announced a new range of travel risk management services. In conjunction with specialists in the security industry, Aria Assistance will provide a service that advises and supports business travellers, as well as providing international organisations and...
Posted On 12 Jun 2013

NSI develops code of practice for scaffold-mounted systems

NSI has developed and launched a Code of Practice for the design, installation and maintenance of scaffold alarms. Code of Practice NCP 115 has been created to help improve the security of buildings in vulnerable circumstances. The installation of scaffold alarms is a growing...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013

Milestone appoints new VP

Milestone Systems has appointed Bjorn Skou Eilertsen as Vice President for the company’s recently established Corporate Products business unit, responsible for large and complex surveillance solutions. The company provides open platform video management systems which...
Posted On 10 Jun 2013

UK Threat level remains ‘Substantial’ despite Mali involvement

The UK terrorism threat level has remained at ‘Substantial’, meaning an attack is ‘a strong possibility’, despite news that the UK is offer logistic support to French forces in Mali. France itself has increased its vigilance against terror attacks on home...
Posted On 09 Jun 2013

Nice employs voice biometrics to cut Call Centre fraud

Nice Systems has launched a fraud prevention solution utilising voice-based biometics to tackle fraud carried out via Call Centres. The technology is claimed to track fraud patterns and screen telephone against a watch list of known fraudsters. The solution, called Actimize, can...
Posted On 08 Jun 2013

SIA appoints Acting Chair

Home Office Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach has announced the appointment of Bill Matthews as Acting Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Matthews succeeds Baroness Ruth Henig whose term of appointment ended on 14 January 2013. The role as Acting Chair is for one...
Posted On 07 Jun 2013

Survey reveals increased risk of squatting in commercial buildings

Following changes in the law late last year, which made squatting in residential properties a criminal offence, many predicted an increase in squatting in empty commercial buildings. Now a survey of facilities professionals by vacant property specialist SitexOrbis identifies that...
Posted On 06 Jun 2013