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LFB urges Government to take stronger action on “buildings that fail”

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has called on the Government to undertake urgent research and take stronger action on “buildings that fail”. Buildings that were designed to have a ‘stay put’ policy have been closely looked at by the Brigade, which is now...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Understanding Fire Safety Sprinkler Systems and Dispelling the Myths

In a recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), 22% of those respondents surveyed felt there was no necessity to include sprinkler installations in industrial and commercial buildings. The reluctance to install automatic fire safety sprinkler systems in...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Be Prepared and Plan for the Worst: How to Communicate in a Crisis

Be prepared and plan for the worst. That’s the maxim for managing communications in a crisis, as indeed it is for all contingency planning. For its part, security communications planning is a strategy designed to help management make better decisions. Only preparation and...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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Managing Industrial and Organisational Lockdowns

In this modern day and age we all expect to be safe while we’re at work. For their part, employers have a Duty of Care to do whatever is reasonably practicable to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and visitors while on their premises. The Health and...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Cortech Developments and Hanwha Techwin enter into technology partnership

Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet NVRs have been successfully integrated with Cortech Developments’ Datalog MV. Datalog MV operates with the latest version of Datalog which provides local and remote site monitoring and control of building, fire, security and energy systems, while...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019
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New British Standard 67000 introduced by BSI to increase city resilience in UK plc

With an estimated three million people moving to cities each week worldwide, the need to build resilience within urban spaces has never been more important. With this in mind, BSI – the business improvement company – has published a new British Standard. Developed...
Posted On 28 May 2019
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“Cyber readiness levels stall as attacks reach new heights of intensity” finds Hiscox study

A sharp increase in the number and cost of cyber attacks is the key finding in a study of more than 5,400 organisations across seven countries commissioned by commercial insurer Hiscox. More than three out of every five firms (ie 61%) report one or more attacks in the past year,...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Kentec launches Safe-Point Emergency Voice Communication System for end users

Kentec Electronics, the life-critical control systems developer, has launched the Safe-Point Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) System which is purpose-designed to provide additional safety for people with reduced mobility in emergency situations. Commonly known as a disabled...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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CSL Group acquires platform and software services provider WebWayOne

CSL, the provider of connectivity for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has announced its acquisition of WebWayOne Ltd, the provider of platform and software services. The acquisition will enhance CSL’s existing offer by dint of the addition of new software capabilities...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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Honeywell names Richard Lattanzi and Dino Koutrouki as global leaders for security and fire businesses

Honeywell has unveiled Richard Lattanzi as president of the company’s global security business and Dino Koutrouki as the new president of its global fire business. In their key leadership roles, Lattanzi and Koutrouki will drive greater customer focus. Both will continue to...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017