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How to prevent cyber risks with CCTV

Cyberattacks on CCTV systems: what are the risks and what can you do to try to prevent problems? CCTV has changed the way we secure properties and ensure public order, providing an unprecedented degree of awareness for security professionals and deterring crime in the process. In...
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Screening security people benefits

How security screening of installers benefits buyers and suppliers alike Security screening has long been essential ‘hygiene’ for professional installers. And rightly so, since it signifies that businesses are taking seriously the risks associated with rogue employees in their...
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Is your firmware up to date?

Recently research conducted by Genetec indicated that almost 7 out of 10 cameras are currently running out of date firmware. Installing the latest firmware is not just about accessing new features, warned Genetec, it ensures the latest cybersecurity protection measures are...
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Ready for End Point Assessment?

Hand-in-hand with the FESS apprenticeship standard comes a concept that will be new to security employers and installers – the End Point Assessment (EPA). What’s this? It’s a final, in-depth review of an apprentice’s skills and knowledge so they can prove they are competent in...
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Facial recognition – on a positive note

Although the use of facial recognition technology is under intense scrutiny at the moment due to concerns about privacy and civil liberties, Bill Hobbs, Global Vice President at 3xLOGIC, believes that the advantages it offers far outweigh the disadvantages. The use of biometric...
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Global CCTV market growth continues

Marking a third year of robust growth, the global professional video surveillance equipment market is set to expand by 9.3 percent in 2019, driven by strong demand for improvements in security, public safety and business intelligence. Worldwide market revenue will reach $19.9...
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ANPR lighting explained

The terms LPR and ANPR refers to the activity of capturing a high-quality image of a registration plate and the intelligent software process of reading and recognising the alpha numeric characters of the plate. This technology is used in various applications such as law...
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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...