The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
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Northumbria University rolls out SafeZone distributed Command and Control solution for enhanced security

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has become the first higher education establishment in Europe to implement a “pioneering” distributed Command and Control solution specifically designed to improve the safety and security of students and staff. John Anderson,...
Posted On 10 Jan 2015
Home Secretary Theresa May has condemned this week's terror attacks in Paris
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Paris murders “a stark reminder of the threat we face from terrorism” states Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May has issued a detailed statement in response to Wednesday’s horrific terror attack in Paris during which gunmen mowed down 12 people at the offices of popular satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The following day, a female police officer was shot...
Posted On 09 Jan 2015
ISM and Wavestore have agreed on a new technology partnership for the benefit of end users
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ISM-Wavestore technology partnership joins VMS with Genesys2 PSIM software

The technology partnership established between ISM and Wavestore has resulted in the successful integration of the latter’s video management software (VMS) with ISM’s Genesys2 PSIM Control Room software. ISM’s award-winning VMS and the patented Genesys2 Physical...
Posted On 09 Jan 2015
The City of London
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Axis Security contracted to protect Daiwa Capital Markets’ City of London headquarters

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe has chosen Axis Security to provide guarding and CCTV monitoring services for the investment firm’s City of London-based European headquarters. Located right in the heart of London’s financial district, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe’s head office...
Posted On 09 Jan 2015
The new Thales White Paper explains the strengths and weaknesses of various existing communication approaches
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Thales White Paper focuses on secure communications over mobile phone networks

Security specialist Thales has published a report outlining how communications devices – such as those used by the police service, personnel in the private security sector and the military – could operate securely over mobile phone networks. Doing so would “provide...
Posted On 09 Jan 2015
Inside the MiTec Technology Hub
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Mitie business division attains highest standard for Information Security Management

The Total Document Management business of Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has just announced the achievement of ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management. The registration recognises Mitie’s Best Practice methods for keeping information assets...
Posted On 09 Jan 2015
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“If experiential retail is to save the High Street, security systems must evolve in tandem”

Over the past decade, thousands of column inches have been dedicated to writing the High Street’s epitaph, asserts James Somerville-Smith. The rise of online players like Amazon, eBay and Asos mean that, according to the Centre for Retail Research, online shopping sales in Europe...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
Downtime is not an option for today's businesses so they must ensure that disaster recovery plans in place
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Disaster Recovery: Tackling ‘The Elephant in the Room’

Over the years, we’ve all become used to seeing disasters, whether natural or man-made, represented in terms of their cost, writes Ian Wells. For instance, Hurricane Sandy’s cost has been estimated at $68 billion USD, while the World Bank put the cost of the 2011 Tohuku...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
James Brokenshire MP: tough on foreign criminals
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‘Deport first, appeal later’ measures beginning to crack down on foreign criminals states Home Office

Nearly 800 foreign criminals are being removed from the UK as tough new ‘deport first, appeal later’ measures really begin to make their mark. Powers introduced in the UK Government’s flagship Immigration Act 2014 are cracking down on the ‘appeals conveyor belt’ often...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
Samsung Techwin's SNP-5430H camera
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Samsung Techwin launches HD 43x PTZ auto-tracking speed dome

Samsung Techwin has introduced “the world’s first” 1.3 Megapixel 43x PTZ network video surveillance dome camera with auto-tracking. The launch of the SNP-5430H follows on from the introduction (in July 2014) of the SNP-6320H 2 Megapixel Full-HD 32x optical zoom PTZ...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015