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BSIA issues guidelines on minimising connected security systems’ exposure to digital sabotage

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a summary of current guidelines to minimise the exposure to digital sabotage of network-connected equipment, software and systems used in electronic security. ‘Cyber Secure It’ – Best Practice Guidelines...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
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Euralarm urges use of holistic approach towards fire safety for building renovations

Following on from the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), many renovations of existing buildings are to be expected in the coming years. These renovations must lead to buildings that are more energy efficient than they are today. This will require the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Access Control: GARDiS in the Cloud

Using the Cloud for physical security began with Video-as-a-Service solutions. That showed the benefits of transmitting and storing secure feeds which can only be viewed and saved on an authorised device. For some years, this was hampered by the amount of data to be transmitted....
Posted On 14 Dec 2018
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UBM announces Converged Security Centre’s return to IFSEC International in 2019

Developed in partnership with global enterprise security software leader Vidsys and proving hugely popular this year, the Converged Security Centre is set to return to IFSEC International next June. The expert-led exhibition zone affords visitors the unique opportunity to learn...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
Paul van der Zanden
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Paul van der Zanden appointed to Director General’s role at Euralarm

Paul van der Zanden is the new Director General of Euralarm, the Association of European manufacturers and installers of fire safety and security systems. Harbouring over 30 years’ experience in the global security market, van der Zenden is committed to making Europe a...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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Drones: Why Is The Security Threat Posed Not Being Taken Seriously?

The threat horizon within the context of security risk management continually evolves, writes Jon Roadnight. Threats emerge largely in response to the identification of vulnerabilities. Those vulnerabilities are either perceived or real, but without a vulnerability or weakness,...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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Senior management changes at Linx International Group as Paul Tennent steps down from Tavcom

The Linx International Group has announced that Paul Tennent, the executive director of Tavcom Training, is to step down from his role at the end of this month. Tavcom Training is the “world’s leading provider” of accredited security systems training. The business was...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Surveillance Cameras and Fire Detection: Towards An Integrated Solution

Video fire/smoke detection is a safety solution based on the computer analysis of images provided by standard CCTV cameras linked to a self-contained processing system capable of recognising smoke and flame patterns within the video image. Here, Risk Xtra interviews the Fire...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Industry experts elected to key British Security Industry Association Section chair roles

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has elected new chairmen to three of its Technical Sections. Each of the Association’s Sections of membership – which cover all aspects of the private security industry – are led by a chair who helps to facilitate the vital...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018