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Downtime: Do You Know How Much It’s Costing Your Business?

At the risk of stating the obvious, downtime can be a nightmare for security personnel who are tasked with ensuring the protection of a company or an organisation’s assets, people and property, writes Duncan Cooke. Access control and video surveillance solutions, as well as fire...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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IoT: Is the Electronic Security Industry Ready, Willing and Able?

Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, estimates that as many as 5.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices owned by enterprises and Governments will make use of edge computing for data collection and processing in 2020, while by 2019, as much...
Posted On 01 Feb 2018
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Counter-terrorism and security standards set to lead agenda at Total Security Summit

Counter-terrorism, techniques for maintaining security standards and the importance of physical security will be among the key issues addressed at the Total Security Summit, which takes place on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March at the Radisson Blu Hotel adjacent to London’s...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
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Mission-Critical Security: The ‘Availability’ Jargon Buster

Does it really matter if the software applications supporting your security systems are only available for 99% of the time? Well, it probably doesn’t if you’ve installed a video surveillance system primarily to deter shoplifters, but the loss of what equates to more than 90...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018
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Compliance: It’s About Knowing Your Options

In recent years, one of the reasons why there has been significant growth in the deployment of enterprise level access control systems is that advances in technology have enabled the delivery of significant benefits over and above the basic provision of access control to a...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Peace of Mind for Security Applications

Heightened security awareness has meant that, more than ever, it’s now crucial for security applications such as access control, intruder alarms, perimeter protection, fire safety and video management to be fully-operational around the clock. The possibility of unplanned...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017