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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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16 October 2020

ACCESS CONTROL solutions manufacturer and supplier Videx has launched two new apps for its WS4 web server access control system, in addition to introducing new firmware with additional features.

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16 October 2020

THE GARDiS Version 2.0 access control management software is underpinned by simple Native Web access and enhanced features. It also embraces a Software-as-a-Service approach for greater flexibility.

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01 October 2020

HID GLOBAL’S ELEMENT product line is badged as “the industry’s first heavy-duty, fully modular desktop-based card personalisation portfolio” that establishes a new category for mid-range and high-volume market segments.

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01 October 2020

KINGS SECURE Technologies, the specialist provider of security and fire safety solutions, has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud Framework. G-Cloud 12 is part of the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace where public sector organisations can access suppliers and procure products and services without the need for a lengthy tendering process.

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30 September 2020

WITH IMMEDIATE effect, dormakaba UK and Ireland has acquired 1st Access Group Ltd, an award-winning company specialising in premises security and redesigning shopfronts including aluminium shopfronts, windows, roller shutters and automatic door requirements.

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30 September 2020

AS BUILDINGS are gradually reopened to occupants and users, PAC has announced the launch of its Input/Output (I/O) Controllers which allow end users to extend the functionality of their access control system.

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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

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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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

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

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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26 August 2020

ISEO, one of the leading European manufacturers of electronic and digital solutions for access control and security, has announced its takeover of LOCKEN, which has been part of the ISEO Group since 2016.

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26 August 2020

TRAKA AUTOMOTIVE, the electronic key management solution provider for automotive dealers, has just expanded its product portfolio by launching the TrakaMEC mechanical key management range.

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17 August 2020

HID GLOBAL has acquired Access-IS, the technology provider of miniaturised reader devices that combine a number of key technologies ideal for mission-critical environments. Access-IS’ proven technology and solutions broaden HID Global’s technology portfolio, accelerate its vertical market expansion and add new product offerings to meet customers’ evolving needs for integrated and digitised solutions.

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05 August 2020

BUILDING ON the success of HID’s Mercury, trusted identity solutions specialist HID Global has unveiled the HID Aero platform featuring its next generation of open architecture intelligent controllers that increase choices for a wide range of businesses, while also future-proofing access control investments as requirements change.

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FEATURES

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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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19 August 2019

Great building designs champion accessibility for all, and door entry panels and access control kits need to be usable for people with disabilities. Sam Stuart provides an insight.

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