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The undeserved negativity of facial recognition

Alistair Enser, CEO, Reliance High-Tech explains why calls for a ban on facial recognition are premature With the news that the Metropolitan Police is to start using live facial recognition technology, the subject is attracting great interest. Facial recognition, and the AI that...
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Why process, policy and procedures are key

Businesses are at risk of focusing on the latest security technologies, without giving proper thought to the process, policy and procedures they need to support them according to Brendan McGarrity, Head of Risk & Design at Evolution. Brendan argues that new and developing...
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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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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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Consultants risk being ‘behind the times’

Due to the ever increasing pace and development of technology, security consultants run the risk of being behind the curve when it comes to the latest technology and how it can be operationally deployed to support end user requirements. The opportunity to work closely with the...
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Global biometric market set for rapid growth

The global biometrics market’s growth is set to reach $11.1 billion by 2023, with changing consumer demands and the emergence of the Internet of Things fuelling this rapid growth, according to new research by Frost & Sullivan. The firm says that the market is currently valued...
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Families should get 24/7 access to CCTV

Allowing worried families access to CCTV could help prevent abuse cases at care homes says Jonathan Ratcliffe of CCTV.co.uk Thanks to the undercover journalism by programmes including BBC Panorama, we have all become aware of the harrowing abuse suffered by residents in a small...
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Is your camera posing a network risk?

Poorly procured and designed security systems on a network can significantly increase the threat and likelihood of cybercrime according to Evolution. Brendan McGarrity, Head of Risk & Design at Evolution, says that while most think of the threat as coming from the integrity...
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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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Why analogue is bucking the IP trend

Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, addresses why analogue based CCTV systems are still in favour more than a decade after many predicted that IP network based video surveillance would very quickly become the automatic choice for consultants,...