A summer of raves and squatting ahead?

With the heat of the summer, and in the rush to make up for lost time as lockdown eases, there are signs of significant increases in squatting activity and flash illegal raves springing up across the UK, according to the data reports from VPS. Recent reports of illegal raves from...

The worry shift of value to cost

Integrators will need to work even harder with their manufacturing partners and distributors to understand the technology available, and the real value it can deliver for its clients is the warning from Evolution, which says that the worrying shift in procurement focus fr...
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How COVID-19 has affected guarding in Europe

PROMOTION: Titan Security Europe is a European security guard provider having expanded across Europe with offices and staff. Pavel Kowalczyk considers how COVID-19 has changed its market across the region The most recent change in the guarding market, as with many other markets,...
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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...