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Another brick in the head

You don’t have to be the sharpest tool in the box to be a smash’n’grab criminal, but one of the two essentials for the operation to be successful is the smash. In this footage taken on a surveillance camera in Shanghai two likely lads are seen approaching a building with the...
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Boston Networks joins Aliter’s portfolio

Boston Networks has announced that is has secured investment from investor Aliter Capital 1 LP, which focuses on small to mid-size UK support services businesses. Boston Networks is headquartered in Glasgow and provides services to private and public sector customers that are...
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Underfloor retail security system is launched

As physical stores look to push the boundaries of retail design, demand for non-intrusive security systems at the store entrance/exit is growing. Checkpoint Systems has responded with the launch of an underfloor RFID antenna, UF-1. Utilising RFID reader technology the UF-1 system...
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Security and comms success at toll booth

Vanderbilt’s SPC was recently deployed to act as part of a security and communication solution between a toll booth and plaza located on the M1 between Dublin and Belfast. At night time, the toll system is automated and therefore an intruder alarm system was needed for...
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Indoor 180 camera for panoramic scenes

With a 12MP sensor and a 6MP dewarped panoramic image, Evolution 180 Indoor camera from Oncam is for applications that require a view of a scene, without blind spots, from a single sensor camera. The system was designed starting from the image requirements, optimising lens,...
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IP-based door entry at London development

Urmet has supplied its IP-based door entry solution to a £120 million residential development in London. Telegraph Works in Greenwich is a landmark project that includes an 18-storey tower, three eight-storey buildings, apartment blocks and townhouses. The works are by Weston...
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Are you ready to embrace IoT?

When it comes to IoT is the electronic security industry ready, willing and able? Asks Duncan Cooke, Business Development Manager, UK & Europe for Stratus Technologies IT research and advisory company Gartner estimates that as many as 5.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT)...
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Taking technology to the Summit

On the eve of the fifth NSI Installer Summit, we caught up with Chief Executive Richard Jenkins to find out which subjects and trends will be covered at the 2018 event This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the independence of the National Approval Council for Security Systems...
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Eight considerations for perimeter security

PureTech Systems has compiled a White Paper covering the eight things to consider when designing a camera perimeter. Protecting critical facilities and their resources against intrusion and misuse of materials is a critical role consultants and security integrators deal with...
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Installers must advise on fire safety

A recent report from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has highlighted the flaws in the current product safety regime and the serious fire risk faulty electrical appliances present. Adrian Keats from Honeywell’s Home Safety business warns installers of...