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As-a-service business models gaining traction

An increasing need for niche security solutions, rapid advancements in technology, and budget pressures are driving the security industry to explore “as-a-service” business models. In the end-user space, new business models such as Screening-as-a-Service, Biometrics-as-a-service,...
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Mobile CCTV solution protects the public

Delivering public space CCTV via mobile applications, from emergency response through to dealing with antisocial behaviour, has always been technically challenging. Hackney Council’s Civil Protection Service Manager, Andy Wells, recently saw an opportunity to introduce two...
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Outdoor PIR with anti-masking technology

Takex Europe has launched a 12m x 180 degree dual-zone outdoor PIR sensor with anti-masking technology. The MX-12FAM features dual-zone detection which, requiring simultaneous detection across horizontal and downward zones, prevents nuisance alarms from small animals and passing...
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Security management for multi-site estate

University College London (UCL) is committed to keeping students, staff and visitors as safe as possible. This is achieved thanks to an on-going partnership and framework agreement with Reliance High-Tech. With more than 21,000 staff and nearly 40,000 students from 150 different...
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CCTV operator shifts impact performance

According to Kerry Jones, co-founder and director of Professional Surveillance Management (PSM), CCTV operators in most UK monitoring centres are working long hours which can prove detrimental to their performance and reduce the effectiveness of their clients’ video security...
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PAC & GDX unveils $1million investment

PAC & GDX has unveiled an investment in its UK-based manufacturing facility. The dedicated Exeter plant has been enhanced with the addition of a new production line that will see a 70% boost in throughput with 3D Advanced Optical Inspection (AOI) technology employed to allow...
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BBC Fire & Security celebrates 40 years

Established in 1979 by three founding Directors, BBC Fire & Security (formerly BBC Fire Protection) first started trading from a former Corner Shop in Norwich. Now in its fifth decade, BBC has grown to become a respected fire life safety and security service provider....
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PSI Premier Awards 2019 winners announced

The winners of the PSI Premier Awards 2019 campaign were announced this week at a packed evening event in Manchester. Over 240 guests from across the security industry saw PSI Editor Andy Clutton and the guest speaker, television presenter Penny Smith, announce the winners as...
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Is biometric innovation at risk?

The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has demanded a new statutory code to govern the police use of “invasive” facial recognition technology. The watchdog’s investigation follows the August incident over its use at King’s Cross station, in which it determined the technology...
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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...