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Drones should have a role in fire safety

In the wake of the tragic blaze at Notre Dame which destroyed the cathedral’s iconic spire and sections of its roof, Robert Garbett, Founder and Chief Executive of Drone Major Group, the Drone and Counter Drone consultancy has said: “The use of drones by fire services is nothing...
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Hikvision announces 2018 financial results

Hikvision has disclosed its full-year 2018 financial results showing a total operating income of RMB 49.84 billion, corresponding to year-over-year growth of 18.93%. Net profits attributable to shareholders of the company amounted to RMB 11.35 billion, corresponding to...
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UK company wins first prize in US awards

UK-based surveillance technology company Ocucon has been named the most innovative global asset protection company by US retail chiefs as it scooped first prize in the (R)Tech Asset Protection (AP) Innovation Awards. Ocucon was the only UK company to be shortlisted in the awards...
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OpenView is awarded Platinum Partner status

OpenView Security Solutions has been awarded Platinum Partner status by Flir Security Systems UK.  OpenView is one of the first UK companies to have achieved this level of accreditation, which is the highest in Flir’s VAR Reseller Partner Programme. It recognises the company’s...
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Ten funny things caught on CCTV

Here is a compilation of unfortunate and one-off events caught on CCTV cameras courtesy of Trend Wave. Sit back and enjoy the mishaps experienced by other people, recorded and uploaded onto the internet for future generations to laugh at. Our personal favourite is the unmoored...
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Meet the installer – Pete and Marie Granville

Pete and Marie Granville are the driving force behind Broadsword Security in Chipping Norton with Pete looking after the strategy and Marie running the day-to-day business. Company expertise includes all forms of commercial and domestic security – intruder alarm, CCTV, access...
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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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Oprema accredited as Investors in People

Distributor Oprema has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard. The company is based in Cardiff employing exactly 50 employees as of May 2019. Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead,...
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Milestone Systems opens its new UK headquarters

Milestone Systems has opened its new UK headquarters at the Landmark business park in Reading, Berkshire. The new “innovation hub” has been designed to support Milestone’s community of technology partners, and features a new experience centre, complete with wall-to-wall screens...