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Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase in spending on public services for 15 years. While austerity may well be over, the commercialisation of local authorities as a process is undoubtedly here to stay. As...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Security Holograms: Realising Consumer and Brand Merchandising Benefits

There are numerous consumer and brand merchandising benefits to be realised from the successful application of hologram-based security technologies. Here, Dr Paul Dunn explains why there’s now a much greater drive to provide brand owners with useful customer data and...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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False Alarms: Making Sure the Level of Alert is Right

Safety alerts elicit an urgent response with good reason. Put simply, the cost of not responding in time is potentially astronomical. Fire, for example, can destroy equipment and entire buildings and have catastrophic human cost. Businesses are naturally committed to keeping...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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SOAR versus Security Operations: What’s Really Going On?

There’s something big brewing in the world of security operations, but what exactly is it? We’re regularly inundated with various descriptions of useful tools and capabilities – think Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Threat Intelligence...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Machine Learning and The Future of Security Management

We often question what drives the success behind enormous companies like Google and Amazon. A large part of the answer is machine learning, suggests Morgan Jay. These companies have quickly adopted machine learning, finding smarter ways to apply it and change the dynamic of how...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Fire Risk: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

A recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance – entitled ‘UK: Commercial and Industrial Attitudes Study 2018- – confirmed that the uptake of fire safety sprinkler systems is low, with 68% of those interviewed having been involved in a decision not...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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Business Continuity: What The Office Really Means to Today’s Organisations

In spite of best intentions, protective measures, vigilance and forward planning, organisations will always be at risk of losing their workplace due to reasons such as fire, flooding/extreme weather conditions or structural collapse. Likewise, even if the fabric of the buildings...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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Revision of BS EN 13565: Major Implications for Fixed Firefighting Foam Systems

Fixed firefighting foam systems in the UK (and Europe) are designed, supplied, installed and maintained to BS EN 13565 Part 2 using proprietary components tested to BS EN 13565 Part 1 and using foam concentrates tested to one or more parts of BS EN 1568, writes Bob Whiteley. Both...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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Remote Risk Monitoring: Managing Water Leaks in the Cloud

From 2012 up until 2017, approximately 10% of water leak detection systems were equipped with the ability to send external notifications, using GSM technology to deliver this service. Since that time, cloud technology has become increasingly reliable for the delivery of data that...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
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5G: The Need for Next Generation Security to Combat Cyber Threats

Rest assured that 5G is coming. It promises to be faster with less latency and better support for applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT) than any of its predecessors, asserts Gunter Reiss. It will be strikingly faster than 4G, and this will be particularly obvious when...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019