Paul Eggleton (left) and Zak Doffman
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Digital Barriers and Capita announce details underpinning strategic partnership

Digital Barriers and Capita have signed a global strategic partnership that will see the former’s full suite of technology, including live facial recognition solutions, integrated with Capita’s Control Room solutions. The agreement sees Digital Barriers’ ultra-low bandwidth...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
Klaus Allion
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Is an ARC the Best Way to Manage Critical Alarms?

External Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC) are employed by a number of organisations to monitor their alarms around the clock, or after hours when few or no staff are physically on site. With robust procedures in place, ARCs can be used effectively and provide reassurance to...
Posted On 25 Jul 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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Cost of Government’s new Emergency Services Network set to escalate by £3.1 billion

The all-new communications system being put in place for the Emergency Services will now cost just shy of 50% more than originally expected and is “unlikely” to be ready to be delivered by the target date of 2022. According to the National Audit Office’s (NAO)...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Brits demand smarter anti-terrorism measures to be introduced by Government

Two-thirds of Brits want the Government to invest in Smart City measures designed to improve the safety and security of where they live, new research has found. A study conducted by ATG Access, which looks into the problems that could be solved through the adoption of Smart City...
Posted On 09 May 2019
NPCC chair Martin Hewitt being interviewed
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“Police well prepared for potential no-deal Brexit” insists National Police Chiefs’ Council

The police service has prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is leading on police planning at the national...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
Malcolm Cheshire
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Knife Crime: A Medical Emergency Perspective

The psychosocial causes of knife crime remain a matter of ongoing debate, with no clear prospect of an early resolution. However, the consequences arising from stabbings, which are often fatal due to severe blood loss (ie haemorrhaging), are very much a matter of immediate...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Places of worship set to receive security funding boost from central Government

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition, a new £5 million fund will be...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
Steve Loughney
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Alarming News… Is Anyone Listening?

Fire safety experts have long queried why people don’t respond to siren-based alarms, with voice evacuation systems often mooted as being the better alternative when it comes to relaying information and prompting quicker reactions from affected individuals during an...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
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Dahua’s HD cameras “deliver new levels of image quality” for London Borough

Over 1,000 HD surveillance cameras from Dahua – along with NVRs, XVRs and control and viewing equipment – have been installed in a mainly wireless video surveillance system covering a large London Borough. The cameras are situated right across the Borough at around 80 council...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019