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ECA issues five-point plan for new Government

A five-point plan for the new Government has been set out by engineering services body ECA. The proposals include reforming cash retentions, reducing false self-employment, and preventing the use of unskilled labour. ECA CEO Steve Bratt commented: “If the new Government is to...
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Discussing the future for facial recognition

Facial recognition took a hit recently with a case in Cardiff going to Court because South Wales Police allegedly captured the face of a member of the public without his consent twice during an operation to spot known lawbreakers. He described this as “a fundamental invasion of...
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Security should not be an afterthought

Integrated fire and security solutions business Evolution has said that the security industry is being too slow to adopt and adapt to BIM – Building Information Modelling – and reap the benefits it can bring in the design and commissioning of new security installations. Evolution...
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Intelligent transport – get the light right

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are a combination of advanced information and communication technologies used in transportation and traffic management systems to enhance the efficiency, safety and sustainability of transportation networks. Here Raytec provides some practical...
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Good Business: Your expenses explained

Confused about deductible and non-deductible expenses? David Redfern, managing director of DSR Tax Claims, explains to PSI what can and cannot be claimed for as an allowable expense. A fundamental rule of business is that profit equals income minus business expenditure and...
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What can we learn from fire disasters?

Old buildings are at their most vulnerable when undergoing repairs says Nicholas Bye, Director, VPS Group. Here he outlines the lessons to be learned from the Notre Dame fire Last year in the UK some 300 historic buildings were damaged by fires, with many occurring whilst...
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Alarms & apathy – is anyone listening?

People respond to voice warnings; evacuations are speedier when timely information is communicated says Siemens Building Technologies Fire alarms blare, warning lights strobe; yet there are no flames or smoke.  It has been noted numerous times, in multiple studies, that building...
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Apprenticeships are not just for teenagers!

A former product development manager in Birmingham has taken on an apprenticeship at the age of 49 – proving it’s never too late to learn new skills. Steve Young worked in the Epos/cashless payment sector since leaving school and worked through the ranks before being made product...
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Why did we launch the SiX installer event?

There are a number of reasons why PSI and Benchmark magazine publisher Pro-Activ took the decision to host the show, and importantly, to hold it in Manchester. SiX is aimed squarely at the security installer and system integrator. Running on 5-6th November 2019, the event will...
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Using security fog to protect ATM cash

Some call them cashpoints, others say cash machine, but the international term is ATM, which is an abbreviation for “automated counter machine”. Previously, ATMs were actual “cash machines”, as it was only possible to withdraw amounts in the national...