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Evolution warns of cyber crime ‘Achilles Heel’ in networked security systems

Poorly procured and designed security systems on a network can significantly increase the threat and likelihood of cyber crime. That’s according to Evolution, the integrated fire and security systems business. Brendan McGarrity, head of risk and design at Evolution,...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Latest update on PD 6662:2017 for intruder and hold-up alarms issued by NSI

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announced changes published in the latest edition of PD 6662 (effective from 1 June 2019) at its recent Summit for approved companies. PD 6662 is essential for any organisation requiring a police response to intruder alarms and/or...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Recently, a story appeared in the national media about how a robbery was thwarted due to the in situ security measures which scared the criminals away. Situations like this make us reflect on the fundamental roots of security and the reasons why it exists in the first place. With...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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PAC proves to be tower of strength at London’s mixed use Sutton Point development

Located in South West London on the site of a former office block, Sutton Point is a cutting-edge mixed use development that features contemporary apartments surrounded by a diverse range of amenities. In order to provide residents with the highest level of security, access...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Securitas acquires security and fire systems specialist Allcooper Group

Securitas has announced the acquisition of Allcoopers Ltd and its subsidiaries. Founded in 1987 and with annual sales of approximately £7 million, Allcooper Group specialises in the installation, maintenance and monitoring of a wide range of security and fire systems. It operates...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Buyers and suppliers converge at Forum Events’ Total Security Summit 2019

It’s predicted that the global physical security market will grow in value from $84.1 billion last year to $119.4 billion by 2023. According to analysis from ResearchandMarkets, that’s equivalent to a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.3%. What’s more, the electronic access...
Posted On 28 Mar 2019
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SSAIB marks 25 years of certification excellence with series of 2019 celebrations

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is honouring 25 years of excellence with a series of celebrations throughout 2019. Formed back in 1994, the SSAIB has continuously sought to maintain the highest of standards and is proud to have reached such an historic...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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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