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Do we need CCTV in all food factories?

The importance of security systems in food factories across the UK and why CCTV should be included in any specification After news that meat wholesalers in the UK were not complying with the requirements set out by the Food Standards Agency (FSAP) — investigations had to be...
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Installers need to go “above and beyond”

Scotland is to amend a 30-year-old law in order to increase protection levels in all properties across the country and Adrian Keats, from Honeywell’s Home Safety business, is reminding installers throughout the UK of the importance of ensuring homeowners are adequately protected...
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GDPR – shoot the vultures!

With the finable GDPR compliance deadline just months away, the vultures are circling – and leading the pack is a group of companies touting so-called ‘cyber insurance’. While the majority of IT security vendors are opting to scare the XXXX out of organisations with their demands...
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Will Lancashire Police start AI trend?

With the recent announcement that Lancashire Police will begin broadcasting daily updates on local crime issues directly into people’s homes via their Amazon Echo, David Champeaux, Director at IPsoft believes that this is just the first step to fully utilising AI to protect UK...
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Security predictions for the New Year

As the end of the year approaches, what have we learned in 2017 and what can we expect of 2018 for the security industry?        The winter nights are drawing in and the kids have started writing colossal lists of ‘must have’ Xmas presents so that means it’s time for my annual...
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The impact of the return of analogue

UK analogue video camera technology sales are reportedly on the up. So what do the experts think are the reasons for this and what does it mean for the video surveillance/security market in the future? Up until recently we were told by some manufacturers that IP would dominate...
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Are you responsible for technology security?

Whose responsibility is the security of a customer’s security system – the installer, manufacturer, distributor or end user? What can be done by all parties to improve the security of IP technology and the network it sits on? One of the main topics being talked about at IFSEC...
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The case for the Ethernet over Coax path

Utilising existing coaxial cable can provide users with a flexible, powerful migration path says AMG Sales and Technical Support Manager Ian Creary  While it’s generally acknowledged that the rise of IP technology pushed the video surveillance industry forward, in features,...
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Analogue CCTV – back for good?

The annual IFSEC event always throws up an unexpected news announcement or reveals a new trend and 2017 was no different. This year, we are apparently seeing sales growth of an old friend…        For the last ten years or maybe even more (it feels like a long time anyway)...
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Biometrics – a cost effective solution?

According to a report published by TechSci Research, the global biometrics market size is set to cross $24billion by 2021. A further report from Technavio on the global multimodal biometrics market indicated CAGR of more than 15% over the forecast period.  Of this marked growth,...