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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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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

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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25 January 2021

PARTIZAN SECURITY, the CCTV and access control solutions manufacturer founded back in 2008 and based in the Czech Republic, has continued its recent expansion into the UK security market by forming a new strategic partnership with monitoring service provider Fenix Monitoring.

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07 January 2021

THE NEW ASSA ABLOY ePED, which is available from Abloy UK, is a display door terminal that incorporates an escape door system combining a sleek and stylish design for today’s modern buildings.

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25 January 2021

SECURITY TECHNOLOGY specialist CDVI has acquired ievo Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of biometric recognition solutions. ievo’s innovative products represent “an exciting addition” to CDVI’s existing range of access control, door automation and locking solutions.

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21 January 2021

POWERED BY digital PIN technology from ASSA ABLOY which negates the need for carrying multiple keys, Code Handle door locks ensure private spaces remain private and casual thieves are locked out of areas such as retail stockrooms, sensitive offices and treatment suites.

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05 January 2021

WLS HAS been able to demonstrate the full extent of its product knowledge and technical expertise by providing The Hudson office building in London with a comprehensive range of electronic safety and security systems including access control, CCTV, fire and intruder detection and disabled refuge alarms, as well as an intercom solution and an integrated reception system.

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25 January 2021

HID GLOBAL’S Mobile Access solution has been selected by aerospace company Avolon to secure physical access at its headquarters in Dublin and other locations worldwide. Powered by HID’s Seos credential technology, the solution enables Avolon to issue staff Mobile IDs to smart phones for building access and, in addition, affords an efficient management platform for its global network of offices.

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31 December 2020

ONE OF mainland Europe’s leading suppliers of security products, ID cards and the specialist print equipment used to create them has now expanded into the UK and opened a new office near York. cards-x was founded near Dusseldorf more than a decade ago and its products are now used in a range of businesses, public sector organisations, sporting venues, exhibitions, public buildings, educational establishments, visitor attractions and event venue.

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31 December 2020

GLOBAL INFORMATION and insights provider TransUnion has extended its anti-fraud and secure identification offer in the UK with the introduction of a new document verification and facial recognition solution designed to help combat the rise of identity fraud.

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25 January 2021

SECURITY SYSTEMS manufacturer Inner Range has announced a new strategic focus on cyber security in the wake of auditing and formalising several existing cyber security measures.

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02 December 2020

AMTHAL FIRE & Security has become a full member of the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF), duly highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to Health and Safety across its automated gates product and service portfolio.

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12 November 2020

INTEGRATED SECURITY solutions developer TDSi has announced the launch of its new GARDiS Bluetooth Low Energy reader, which enables the authentication of security credentials from a compatible mobile device. This provides convenient, fully secure, cost-effective and safer contactless access for security operators and users.

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12 November 2020

SALTO SYSTEMS, the specialist electronic access control solutions developer, has moved to acquire Gantner Electronic Austria Holding GmbH (Gantner). In addition to Gantner, SALTO has added Clay (in the Netherlands) and Danish business Danalock to its portfolio in recent years, thereby strengthening the business’ position in cloud, mobile access and customer-centric solutions such as ticketing systems and cashless payment.

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12 November 2020

THE INTEGRATION developed between Vanderbilt’s ACT Enterprise access control software platform and Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet WAVE VMS means that operators are now able to instantly visually verify access control activity and events directly from the former.

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29 October 2020

FRICTIONLESS ACCESS control has become a ‘must’ for many businesses that want to create a hygienic working environment for colleagues and visitors in a COVID-19 world. The availability of the Safetrust Touchless Identity solution from Smart R Distribution, then, could not come at a better time.

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16 October 2020

NETWORK VIDEO specialist Axis Communications has called for a “reinvigorated emphasis” on the outer layer of security (ie the physical perimeter) in its latest White Paper entitled ‘Perimeter Protection with Intelligent Surveillance’.

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FEATURES

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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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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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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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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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10 July 2020

AS LOCKDOWN rules begin to ease and managers and employees alike begin to return to work, Pete England examines the challenges this presents in terms of security and access control and pinpoints some of the key issues that organisations and building managers need to consider.

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03 July 2020

MANY BUSINESSES have been able to make the transition from on-site to remote working, but the time will come when the focus is back on the office environment. Alistair Enser outlines why security companies need to help their customers address the changes in their risk profiles and assist them to navigate the potential shift from cyber security threats to civil disturbance, for example, and from commercial theft to on-premises abuse or even violence.

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07 July 2020

RESILIENCE AND efficiency became watchwords for public institutions before (and during) the ongoing health crisis and will remain so when it has passed. In delivering services fit for the modern world, these institutions need more than just innovation and accountability, though. As Stephanie Ordan explains, they require flexibility and agility as well, including in terms of how they approach security.

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16 June 2020

PARTICIPATING IN a mentoring relationship can be greatly beneficial for an individual’s professional development, whether that be as a mentor or mentee. There’s a good deal to be gained from having a trusted mentor at all stages of the professional journey. Equally so, mentors can also grow and learn through a mentoring relationship. Here, in this exclusive thought leadership article for Security Matters, Angela Vernon-Lawson examines her own mentoring journey involving The Security Institute.

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08 June 2020

WHAT IF the CFO of a fire and security business was given the opportunity of turning a potential bad debt write-off into positive cashflow? Andrew Birkwood examines why, of late, businesses have been obliged to look in detail at their most important asset and understand the critical importance of cashflow.

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03 June 2020

THE BRITISH Security Industry Association has been working tirelessly behind the scenes in a determined bid to underpin and embolden the private security industry in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, that work has involved lobbying Government in a bid to see security personnel recognised for what they are (and always have been): key workers. Mike Reddington offers a progress update.

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23 May 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 (pictured) about the myriad achievements realised to date.

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18 May 2020

MUCH HAS been written about the current increase in home working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While remote working simply isn't an option for many companies and their myriad employees, for others business is at least continuing even though it's not a case of 'business as usual'. Here, Mike Hurst examines the impact of home working on the security profession.

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15 May 2020

THE RECENT theft of Van Gogh's Spring Garden painting (which dates back to 1884) from a Dutch museum in the town of Laren serves as a timely reminder that the robbery of such artefacts with a view to their subsequent trade on the black market remains a prolific form of criminality. Here, Peter Houlis outlines the various ways in which security management policy and today's security systems can assist in the protection of priceless works of art.

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05 May 2020

OVER THE past month or so, it has become very clear indeed that the impact of a global pandemic was something most organisations and industries were unprepared to manage. That, of course, is the very nature of emergencies. They often catch us unaware and unsure of how to respond. As Marc Whalen points out, a safe organisation effectively resolves incidents, but the smart organisations avoid them.

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24 April 2020

SECURITY TEAMS at UK universities are playing a key role in the battle against COVID-19, dealing with fast-changing risks on a daily basis and, in parallel, planning for strategic challenges in the longer term. Some heads of security are already focusing their attentions on the next big question facing their institutions: how they’ll recover and rebuild after the lockdown. Security Matters reports on current thinking.

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16 April 2020

IN THESE extremely troubling times it has been truly inspirational to witness the efforts of organisations throughout the construction and security sectors in building the NHS Nightingale Hospital at London's ExCeL. As an integral part of this massive collaborative project, Wilson James has been using its extensive security and logistics expertise to help create a facility that will treat those seriously ill with Coronavirus. Security Matters reports.

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09 April 2020

John Davies explores the commercial benefits of integrated security systems for retail and leisure

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23 January 2020

As cities continue to grow and evolve, the way we construct and manage smart, safe and secure buildings has never been more critical to social and community development. Here, Francesca Boeris looks at the growing trends towards investment in tall buildings and the challenges these environments present in terms of door entry, fire detection and smart security.

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21 August 2019

An exciting new wave of integration projects is showing that organisations no longer have to spend big if they want the advantages seamless systems performance.

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