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12 September 2020

LISTENTECH’S LISTENIR range of infrared hearing technology is now available from SigNET. Ideal for classrooms, performing arts studios, courtrooms, places of worship or anywhere where amplified audio needs to be private, the range includes lightweight IR transmitters and radiators, receivers and accessories, all designed to offer an exceptional end-to-end assistive listening experience in areas where strict privacy, zero overspill and effective ‘line of sight’ coverage is a must.

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11 September 2020

THE NEW Wisenet WAVE PoE NVRs introduced by Hanwha Techwin are designed to provide a cost-effective way for users to be able to take advantage of the highly popular Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS) without having to install a server.

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11 September 2020

DOOR ENTRY and access control solutions manufacturer Videx has introduced a new handle for its range of MiAccess proximity readers. The HL1000-MF provides an ideal access control solution for small to medium-sized installations including offices, guest houses, industrial units and schools.

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11 September 2020

SALTO SYSTEMS, the manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has become the first company to achieve the British Standards Institution (BSI) Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark for access control systems.

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10 September 2020

THE LATEST White Paper issued by Axis Communications, entitled ‘The Digitisation and Cyber Security of Physical Access Control’, highlights the many benefits of implementing rapidly evolving, cloud-enabled physical access control systems, while also presenting a new vision of how such systems should be deployed and used in the Internet of Things (IoT) era.

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10 September 2020

JEWISH CARE has placed its trust in the latest access control, door entry and CCTV technology to help create a safe and secure environment for residents living in Anita Dorfman House, a new 64-bed care home facility recently erected at its Sandringham care and community hub in Stanmore.

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10 September 2020

STATE-OF-the-art live streaming body-worn cameras have assisted the Post Office in bolstering security for Cash-and-Valuables-in-Transit (CVIT) crew drivers working for the Post Office.

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10 September 2020

E-BIKEPORT HAS chosen Hanwha Techwin as the single source provider of the video surveillance systems to be integrated with its autonomous, sustainable charging stations for electric-assisted bicycles and scooters.

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10 September 2020

AN UPGRADE of video technology at a South London development has proven to be so effective that the system has been immediately scaled-up. The IDIS video solution, implemented by Hall & Kay Security Engineering at the Meridian South site in Hither Green, is less obtrusive than the system it replaced and has immediately delivered better results.

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10 September 2020

THE TALLEST building in the European Union, namely Varso Tower in Warsaw (which stands 310 metres tall), now boasts Forge Bluepoint visitor management and Inner Range intelligent access control. Varso Tower was designed by celebrated architect Foster + Partners and is part of Varso Place, which consists of Varso 1 and Varso 2 (designed by HRA Architekci).

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10 September 2020

IN RESPONSE to a request for producing a surveillance system that would document part of a major programme of improvements on Scotland’s A9 carriageway, Axis Communications and partner business Camera Control UK have developed a solution which is capable of capturing high quality 4K time-lapse imagery using entirely renewable sources.

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27 August 2020

AMG SYSTEMS, the developer of Ethernet transmission solutions for the security and critical infrastructure markets, has released the AMG250 Series, a new range of compact industrial SFP media converters designed and manufactured in the UK.

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27 August 2020

ONVIF, THE global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has published the Release Candidate for Profile D, a draft specification that covers interfaces for access control peripherals. This is designed to provide ONVIF interoperability for peripheral devices such as locks, credential/biometric readers, PIN pads, door phones, sensors and displays.

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27 August 2020

FLIR SYSTEMS has added to its premium Quasar line of PTZ cameras with the launch of the FLIR Quasar 4K 31x IR PTZ. The camera offers 4K visible resolution with 31x optical zoom paired with long-range infrared illumination for low-light coverage up to 200 meters in challenging environments.

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27 August 2020

DAHUA TECHNOLOGY UK has raised nearly £14,000 for NHS Charities Together, which represents over 240 NHS charities across the UK. The money was raised thanks to an incentive scheme for Dahua’s distributor partners, where each thermal monitoring solution sold over a month triggered a donation by Dahua of £50 or £100 depending on the product.

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27 August 2020

HANWHA TECHWIN has launched an Artificial Intelligence deep learning-based video analytics Social Distance Measuring application which, in a COVID-19 affected world, helps businesses to implement their social distancing policies.

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27 August 2020

ACCESS CONTROL and security systems developer Inner Range has announced a new integration option for customers via intercom specialist 2N. Inner Range’s intelligent integrated access control and security system Integriti can now integrate with 2N’s IP-based intercom systems.

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27 August 2020

SUPPORTING SECURITY installers and integrators to achieve optimum results for their IP camera installations, barox Kommunikation AG, the specialist manufacturer of ‘switches made for video networks’, is making available introductory and advanced video transmission network training courses.

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27 August 2020

BY WAY of enabling potential end users to discover more detail about the company’s new Neo electronic cylinder solution for access control, SALTO Systems has now launched a microsite dedicated to the product while also adding microbial technology to the product.

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26 August 2020

GENETEC, THE technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has announced that a patent infringement lawsuit initiated by a non-practicing entity (NPE) was withdrawn by the NPE at an early stage of the proceedings. In a rare result, the NPE paid an undisclosed sum to Genetec. In patent litigation in the United States, it is highly unusual for a plaintiff to pay a defendant to resolve a case.

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FEATURES

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28 September 2020

IN LIGHT of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that the Coronavirus has exerted all over the globe, now more so than ever the financial services sector must focus its attentions on operational resilience and risk management. Here, Rich Cooper outlines the key reasons why.

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11 September 2020

SUGGESTING THAT the Government has left the taxpayer vulnerable to multi-million pound theft is a pretty big accusation to make, but this is the charge that has been levelled at the Conservatives by prominent anti-fraud organisations. Neil Williams voices concern about the risk of fraud centred on Coronavirus loan schemes.

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11 September 2020

A10 NETWORKS recently launched its State of DDoS Weapons Report (Q2 2020), the contents of which is based on approximately ten million unique source addresses tracked by the company. As Ehab Halablab observes, the document sheds more light on the nature of DDoS attacks and the key trends and observations that enterprises can learn from when adopting a successful defence.

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11 September 2020

FREEDOM OF Information requests sent to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) by business crime-focused solicitors Rahman Ravelli appear to support the argument that self-reporting bribery and corruption concerns can bring benefits. Here, Aziz Rahman elaborates on the detail.

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10 September 2020

INNOVATION IS hastening the ever-closer digital interaction of security and brand protection holographic devices. As Dr Paul Dunn explains, developments in materials and advanced processes, together with a desire to seek out new applications, ensure that commercial holography continues to feature in the front line fight against counterfeiting, identity theft and brand piracy.

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10 September 2020

WHETHER YOU’RE talking about system installation, operation or expansion, electronic access control has costs attached to every stage of its lifetime. Of course, the benefits over mechanical locking outweigh these costs, but they could outweigh them even farther if the right locking technology is selected. Thomas Schulz expands on the detail.

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10 September 2020

FACIAL RECOGNITION appears to be in the spotlight again as a growing number of States in America seek to ban police use of the technology due to public fears that it may lead to racial or gender bias. In truth, the technology offers greater accuracy than CCTV systems to help police officers quickly identify crime suspects and keep the public safe, as Adrian Timberlake explains in detail.

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03 September 2020

PLACES OF leisure are public by design. Unlike a bank vault or a power plant, they actively invite visitors and cannot be locked down. Equally, though, to ensure user and property safety, access must not be a ‘free for all’. Given that risk management is part of every site security team’s daily routine in this environment, Thomas Schulz pinpoints how intelligent locking solutions impact their workload in a wholly positive manner.

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27 August 2020

WITH THE majority of employees in many businesses forced to work from home since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mark Harper investigates whether or not today’s companies are fully prepared for a new set of data security challenges.

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27 August 2020

WHILE THE nationwide lockdown has contributed towards a fall in knife offences over the past few months, June saw multiple high-profile knife attacks in quick succession as Britain regained some of its freedom. The challenge for police and communities will be to ensure that high levels of knife crime don’t return with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Here, Adrian Timberlake explains how new technologies and the use of data could help the police service to prevent and reduce knife crime.

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05 August 2020

The inaugural Security Matters webinar brought together a stellar line-up of industry professionals to discuss the desired progression and development for security guarding in the second half of 2020 and beyond, touching on several core issues. Brian Sims reports on the key outcomes

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04 August 2020

Much like investors, systems integrators across Europe are looking to diversify their customer portfolios. The rapidly growing world of the data economy offers some great opportunities. Here, Jamie Barnfield outlines how the sector operates and why security solutions are in high demand

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04 August 2020

The term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in the professional security domain is controversial and views on it are polarised. Some hardware manufacturers dismiss it as a technology for the back office or deny its potential altogether. On the other hand, the cutting-edge developers are creating better and faster ways of helping humans to solve security risk problems using the maximum technology innovations. Pauline Norstrom offers some thought-provoking comment on this hugely topical subject

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04 August 2020

The police service and the private security sector are increasingly working together in using the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme, which serves to extend the ‘police family’ to keep communities safe and free-up front line police officers to concentrate on their crime fighting priorities. Guy Ferguson explains what the CSAS is, how it works and how effective it has been in three very different CSAS ventures during the COVID-19 lockdown and the subsequent gradual lifting of restrictions

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03 August 2020

The pressures posed to the security industry since the advent of the Coronavirus pandemic have challenged service providers to ‘up their game’ in terms of operational resilience, while always having to maintain high levels of client and employee engagement. As an advocate of robust business continuity planning, Wilson James has reacted positively to this unprecedented situation. Gemma Quirke explains the company’s approach

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03 August 2020

The role of the security officer is changing to manage the ‘new normal’. Mike Bullock reviews how today’s officers are taking a leading role in the implementation of new technology and processes and enforcing social distancing measures to protect people from the silent threat of COVID-19

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03 August 2020

Biometrics and facial recognition have played their part in the control of the Coronavirus and, because of this, the general public’s view of these new and incredibly powerful tools is changing both rapidly and for the better. Stuart Greenfield delves into the detail

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03 August 2020

The value of video surveillance is unquestionable, but those professional deploying it must ensure this process is transacted correctly. Specifically, the deployment of surveillance tools should be Proportionate, Legal, Accountable, Necessary and Transparent. Kenny Long observes why the PLANT methodology is so important in today’s law enforcement spectrum

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03 August 2020

Gate Safe was established in 2010 in the wake of the tragic deaths of two children crushed by automated gates in separate accidents. The charity’s aim is simple – to put a stop to any further accidents or fatalities occurring as a result of unsafe electric gate/barrier installations. Security Matters interviews founder Richard Jackson about the myriad achievements realised to date

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03 August 2020

The security sector has come a long way since the invention of the humble key, but despite the huge range of access control products now available on the market, simply preventing the issue of lost keys remains the priority for many. Pip Courcoux explores how creating an access control ecosystem that incorporates keyless technology may well be the answer

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