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No smoke and mirrors please!

Martyn Walley, National Technical Manager at Aico, looks at the key features to look out for in smoke alarms this year There was a time when a smoke alarm was a relatively simple thing in terms of features; usually it was restricted to test and hush buttons or the option of a...
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The future of crowd access control?

A new blog from IDL discusses what crowd control in crowded areas such as sports stadiums might look like in the future. In the immediate aftermath of the tragic events in Westminster, and with London on high alert, enhanced security was deployed at Wembley Stadium to help ensure...
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Biometric scans and privacy legislation

Amidst the chaos of Brexit, many security minded organisations are concerned about the implications of the European Regulation on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data, adopted in 2016 and planned to be enforceable in May 2018 As an integral...
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School security is no longer a luxury

School leaders and authorities need to make building security the No. 1 priority, says Simon Osborne, commercial leader of Allegion It’s easy to think that school shootings, massacres and violence are associated purely with our neighbours across the pond. In the U.S., gun culture...
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Smart home penetration set to continue

New IHS Markit analysis reveals that the penetration of smart home systems is to reach 7% by 2025. Blake Kozak, principal analyst, smart home and security technology, IHS Markit explains the findings Highlights The leading service providers with smart home offerings share core...
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Safety concerns for international tourists

International tourism dwarfs any other type of leisure business in terms of growth and one of the global regions benefitting the most from this trend is Europe: the world’s first tourism destination. Central to the dynamism of European tourism is accommodation: hotels, B&Bs...
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The year ahead for access control

IHS Markit has announced its predictions for electronic access control technology in 2017. Compiled by analyst Jimmy Dearing, these include Globally in 2017, the access control market will increase by 6.8 percent and exceed $4.2 billion. Access control will continue to play a...
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A busy time ahead for PSIM

As another year begins, we catch up with Keith Bloodworth, CEO of CNL Software for his PSIM highlights of 2016 plus predictions of what is waiting for the security integration market in the coming twelve months. In a year where national security has been shown to be relatively...
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A breath of fresh air for the UK?

Since 1st July 2007, cigarette smoke has been absent from public buildings in the UK but, according to reports, there is now a new kid on the block for smokers – vaping.  Although many countries are expected to introduce legislation regarding the use of e-cigarettes in 2017,...
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The gender gap and the security industry

A 2013 report conducted by (ISC)2 on the Global Information Security Workforce found that women represent 11% of the workforce. The Women’s Security Society actually estimates that across the security industry as a whole that number is reduced down to 10%. Compare this statistic...