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18 February 2021

PARTIZAN SECURITY, the Czech brand of video surveillance and access control systems, has unveiled details of the company’s new strategic partnership with Toshiba Electronics Europe. As a result of the new arrangement, Partizan Security’s surveillance equipment will now include Toshiba hard drives developed specifically for video surveillance systems.

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17 February 2021

RESPONDING TO customer requests for an accurate and reliable elevated body temperature screening solution, UK CCTV manufacturer 360 Vision Technology has released Celsius. A non-contact temperature monitoring solution for stand-alone applications or integration with access control or VMS, the ONVIF-compliant Celsius uses proven thermal technology to deliver its highly accurate, high speed, elevated body temperature screening.

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17 February 2021

THE SECURITY measures at Butterfield Business Park, a multi-purpose modern development, have been enhanced thanks to the latest fibre optic network, smart CCTV and deep learning analytics technology having been specified, installed and maintained by Amthal Fire and Security.

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17 February 2021

THE SIX new cameras added to the Wisenet X PTZ PLUS range have been developed by Hanwha Techwin to enable end users to capture evidence-grade images of activity occurring in large open area applications.

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17 February 2021

WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT specialist Synel UK has introduced the latest version of Synergy Access, the cloud-based access control solution which provides a scalable and cost-effective way in which to manage access to restricted areas.

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27 January 2021

SOLOPROTECT IS updating its lone worker offer and launching a range of new, tiered solutions later on this month. Revamped solution packages will afford deploying organisations an enhanced toolkit for consistent safety behaviour, simplified purchase options and a data-driven approach towards personal safety management for lone workers.

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21 January 2021

SUPPORTING SECURITY installers and system integrators to achieve optimum results for their IP camera installations, Clear Vision Technologies (in conjunction with barox, the manufacturer of ‘switches made for video networks’) has launched a Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified training course.

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21 January 2021

SYNECTICS SECURITY – the business specialising in the design, integration and support of advanced security and surveillance systems – has just won a new contract with Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) to upgrade all InterCity Mark 4 rolling stock on the Dublin to Cork route to an IP-based video surveillance solution.

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21 January 2021

SECURITY SOLUTIONS specialist Mul-T-Lock has launched the MTL500 multi-patented mechanical platform, thereby boasting next-level protection for commercial environments.

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19 January 2021

GAI-TRONICS, the manufacturer of industrial and commercial communication solutions, has added a new temperature sensing-based access control feature to the HUBBCOM family of products. Temperature sensing is a new way in which to facilitate a contactless check-in process for employees and authorised visitors in buildings in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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27 January 2021

THE 2020S will be a wireless decade. From headphones to hoovers, consumers are set to reap the benefits when they cut the cables and adopt wire-free solutions. In terms of electronic access control, asserts ASSA ABLOY, those benefits include improved cost-efficiency and flexibility, giving security and facility managers greater control over who should have access, where and when.

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19 January 2021

TWO NEW Wisenet cameras equipped with Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet7 chipset have “reinforced the company’s claim to be the market-leading manufacturer” of multi-directional cameras. Both the Wisenet PNM-9022V and Wisenet PNM-9322VQP models are equipped with “industry-leading cyber security features”.

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21 January 2021

INTEGRATED SECURITY solutions manufacturer TDSi has announced a raft of new features for its popular GARDiS range of integrated software and hardware security systems. Additional features for 2021 include integration options for Lift Control, Area Occupancy and ANPR, all of which are designed to assist with not only security, but also the ongoing health and social distancing requirements necessarily impose by the Government.

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21 January 2021

BT REDCARE – the trusted provider of ‘no compromise’ alarm signalling – has announced the UK launch of Essential IP, a new all-IP alarm signalling solution that future-proofs alarm systems and provides peace of mind to commercial and residential customers that their premises will continue to be fully protected against unwanted intrusion.

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20 January 2021

360 VISION Technology, the UK manufacturer of rugged PTZ and thermal imaging cameras, is going to be actively promoting the use of radar imaging in the company’s latest Technology Learning Webinar.

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14 January 2021

THE WISENET PNM-9000QB camera module from Hanwha Techwin is designed for ATM, retail and other covert fraud and theft detection applications. The remote camera heads comprise an image sensor camera equipped with a fixed, pinhole or fisheye lens.

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21 January 2021

AS THE UK as a whole - and its National Health Service (NHS) in particular - continues to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, one hospital has taken on board ‘new era’ physical security measures designed to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus and manage infection control.

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14 January 2021

NORBAIN HAS announced a new partnership with Secure Logiq, thereby bringing into its extensive product portfolio the latter’s servers specifically designed for HD surveillance. Secure Logiq aims to provide “the fastest performance, the biggest storage and the most resilience” coupled with “the best value” in HD video processing, viewing, analysis and storage technology.

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14 January 2021

A NEW initiative designed to deliver “unprecedented” levels of support for CCTV and security consultants has been unveiled by Dahua Technology UK and Ireland. The Key Consultants Programme for the UK and Irish markets will see Dahua harness its technical and product expertise to keep consultants up-to-date with developments in security technology, including regular and informative product and technology updates, training and Continuing Professional Development opportunities.

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13 January 2021

A NEW range of Wisenet Public View Monitors (PVMs), each model being equipped with a built-in SSL connected 2 MP camera – has been introduced by Hanwha Techwin to help retailers deter fraudsters and shoplifters.

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21 January 2021

In place of attempting to review a year that – in view of COVID-19 and its widespread negative impact across the globe – everyone is glad to see fade into the distance, Alistair Enser takes the opportunity to assess the current state of play in the security business sector and consider what its constituent practitioners and organisations can and must do to help out in 2021

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20 January 2021

South West London’s Kingston University stands tall in the Higher Education sector for the way in which it has positively embraced security to achieve an open and safe campus environment. As Guy Ferguson explains, the institution has done so thanks to salient guidance and support from the Metropolitan Police Service and Police Crime Prevention Initiatives

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20 January 2021

‘Be a part of history’. That’s the tagline for the latest research project spearheaded by the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) in collaboration with Perpetuity Research. As Peter Stiernstedt explains, the basic aim of that project is to more clearly define the role, responsibilities and duties of today’s security officers while also taking full account of the perceived complexities therein

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21 January 2021

By his own admission, working in the security sector for the last 25 years has been incredibly fulfilling for Paul Harvey, who continues to meet and engage with talented individuals in both the public and private sectors thanks to his new role at Ward Security. Here, he charts his career development path, outlining the need for continual learning and precisely why becoming a Chartered Security Professional is so important

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19 January 2021

Andy Beale seeks to impart some practical guidance on how security function management should perform, while at the same time providing advice on ways in which to ascertain whether or not a security company is a good employer. The security sector is somewhat broad in nature and that can make quality assessment a little more difficult, but it’s certainly not an impossible task

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19 January 2021

Training and competence within the construction sector and related industries have been brought into sharp focus in the wake of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety conducted in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. What do the desired outcomes look like for the security and fire systems markets? Trevor Jenks outlines the detail

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19 January 2021

Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sites such as water supply facilities, nuclear power stations and oil refineries are the life support systems necessary for a country to function. People rely on them for clean water, reliable power and fuel. For this reason alone, they could serve as targets for terrorists seeking to disrupt vital services for thousands – if not millions – of individuals. With this in mind, Andy Gent reviews the latest thinking around CNI security

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19 January 2021

While cyber attacks are high on the list of security threats at present, preventing unauthorised physical access to a critical infrastructure site, for example, or to critical areas within a site remains vital. Heads of security need to consider both physical and network security in tandem as they’re equally important when it comes to the protection of people and assets, asserts Ben Linklater, not to mention maintaining business continuity and resilience

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19 January 2021

Recently, Security Matters’ Editor Brian Sims interviewed Mark Rees, managing director of UK-based security camera manufacturer 360 Vision Technology, about how the company has coped with the issues raised by COVID-19 and also the future of video surveillance, wherein the ongoing use of mobile and rapid deployment public space CCTV plus the increasing role played by specialist consultants are part of the mix

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18 January 2021

Evidence suggests that more and more organisations are now moving their surveillance systems into the cloud. With this ‘Cloud CCTV’ boom in mind, Frank Crouwel takes a closer look at why this is happening and offers some timely guidance for security professionals such that they can make sure cloud migration plans are adequately thought through ahead of implementation

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14 January 2021

HANWHA TECHWIN has detailed what the surveillance solutions manufacturer believes will be the Top 5 key trends for the video surveillance industry during 2021. Those trends cover Artificial Intelligence edge-based solutions, open platform, the cloud, cyber security and finally data protection and privacy issues.

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14 January 2021

2020 WITNESSED a seismic physical, economic and cultural shift among global organisations as businesses necessarily adapted to working during a pandemic. When COVID-19 brought sweeping changes to the way in which we all operate, communicate and do business, cyber criminals were in the wings waiting to seize any opportunity they could to exploit security weaknesses for monetary and disruptive gains. Is that trend going to continue in 2021? Safi Raza offers his views on the matter.

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14 January 2021

WHEN THE COVID-19 pandemic took hold in March last year, few industry commentators would have predicted the enormous impact it has since exerted right across the world and, indeed, every vertical sector. With that as the backdrop, Johan Paulsson examines the trends that we can now expect to see developing across the physical security sector during 2021.

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08 January 2021

‘BE A part of history’. That’s the tagline for the latest research project spearheaded by the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) in collaboration with Perpetuity Research. As Peter Stiernstedt explains, the basic aim of that project is to more clearly define the roles, responsibilities and duties of today’s security officers while also taking full account of the perceived complexities therein.

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08 January 2021

WHEN THE World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, organisations had to adapt and change the way in which they operate – and fast. As those changes took place, cyber criminals followed suit because the modern criminal is constantly evolving in line with shifts in online behaviour and trends. With all of this in mind, Simon Eyre focuses his attentions on the trends we can expect to witness across the cyber world in 2021.

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08 January 2021

ULTRA-HIGH resolution, multi-directional, 360⁰ or PTZ? With system designers now having so many options to choose from when it comes to specifying the most appropriate surveillance cameras for monitoring large areas, Uri Guterman provides a helpful and timely overview of the merits of some of the most suitable camera formats.

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04 December 2020

MANUAL PROCESSES such as using spreadsheets to design run-sheets, passing paper run-sheets to drivers and crossing off the jobs by hand as they’re completed in the Control Room, could be costing security companies dear. Using technology to streamline these tasks can save hours each week in administration, enable firms to provide a better service to customers and keep members of staff happy. Paul Ridden explains how local and regional security businesses can make use of tech to improve many aspects of their operation.

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19 November 2020

WITH 20-PLUS years of events sector experience to date, Rachael Shattock was appointed Group event director at the Nineteen Group (with responsibility for International Security Expo, International Cyber Expo and International Disaster Response) in early 2020. Here, in conversation with Security Matters, Rachael focuses on the necessary pivot to all three events running under one banner in the online domain.

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13 November 2020

UNEXPLAINED WEALTH Orders were first introduced on 31 January 2018 by the Criminal Finances Act 2017, which itself amended the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Here, Nicola Sharp considers the attention afforded to them in today’s world and places a strong emphasis on the fact that they can indeed be challenged.

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12 November 2020

EACH YEAR, the increasingly sophisticated criminals of the cyber world pose new and very real threats to the financial services sector, making it a prime target for cyber attacks. As Safi Raza explains, the pace of digital acceleration and the continuous development of new technologies offers a constant challenge for financial firms. It’s a challenge made even greater by the global pandemic.

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