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False Alarms: Making Sure the Level of Alert is Right

Safety alerts elicit an urgent response with good reason. Put simply, the cost of not responding in time is potentially astronomical. Fire, for example, can destroy equipment and entire buildings and have catastrophic human cost. Businesses are naturally committed to keeping...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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HID Global introduces HID goID age verification solution for Government agencies  

Trusted identity solutions developer HID Global has extended the capabilities of its HID goID mobile identity solution that enables Government agencies to move from physical documents to mobile IDs on individuals’ smart phones. The latest addition to HID’s mobile identity offer,...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Voice Biometrics: Authentication Technology Speaks for Itself

Traditional login systems have enjoyed a remarkable longevity, writes Piergiorgio Vittori. Today, though, they’re no longer fit for purpose. The problem is not with the concept of the username and password combination. Rather, it’s that the system relies on the...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Inner Range and IGNIS provide web-based access control for cosmetic surgery clinic

Inner Range has joined forces with IGNIS Fire Protection Services on a project to provide secure access control for a popular cosmetic surgery clinic located in Birmingham. Room-by-room access control and intruder detection was needed following a move by the client company to new...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Cyber security specialists respond to WhatsApp messaging service hacking episode

As reported in the national media last week, Facebook recently revealed that a major vulnerability had been discovered in its hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to The Financial Times, the vulnerability had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject spyware...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Combating ‘The Hack Attacks’: Why Public Wi-Fi Isn’t Secure Enough

People often search for Wi-Fi whenever they’re outwith the comfort of their homes and offices, or when they’re travelling for any particular reason. The trouble is that public Wi-Fi is often insecure, and this could allow someone to hack into their laptops, their...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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DG800-BT Bluetooth Access Controller from SSP now available through Norbain

Norbain is offering the latest addition to SSP’s range, namely the DG800-BT Bluetooth Access Controller, which is described as being “ideal” for use on the gated entrances and doors of offices, warehouses and factories. It provides a weatherproof standalone access control...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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Digitalisation: Delivering An Agile and Protected Workspace

The built environment is changing to an ever-greater degree. New and innovative technologies now offer increasingly clearer insights into how workplaces are used. We’re poised on the threshold of new methodologies that will transform how we work, protect people and control...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
Paul Kennedy
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Digital Evidence Management in the Police Service: Room for Improvement?

British statesman Sir Robert Peel introduced the first-ever police force – the Metropolitan Police Force of London – way back in 1829 during his tenure as Home Secretary in the Conservative Government of the day. The Met was tasked with detecting and preventing crime....
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
Jason Hunter
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Data Privacy: Placing Growing Demands on Security

The rush towards encryption, authentication and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) is reaching fever pitch at present as data breaches hit the national and international news headlines and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) punishments up the financial ante, writes Jason...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018