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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,...
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Don’t be afraid of going ‘back to school’

Robin Knox, co-founder of Boundary, decided to go back to the classroom for a BTEC 3 course and soon found out it was a wise move. Here he explains why… They say that every day’s a school day and this couldn’t be more accurate when starting a business, especially if that...
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Why aren’t we more prepared?

Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services reacts to the latest Brexit challenges. “I find it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit.  Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in the PM’s plan or think she is...
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What does CES tell us about R&D?

It’s CES show time again with the consumer electronics world converging in Las Vegas. This year, yet again, manufacturers are revealing products that indicate their R&D departments have spent the last twelve months adding network functionality and screens to devices th...
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How the EBPD could influence fire safety

Euralarm is urging a holistic approach to fire safety when renovating buildings. Following the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) many renovations of existing buildings are to be expected in the coming years. These renovations must lead to buildings that are...
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Thinking positively about the future

Despite all the leaving the EU uncertainty at the moment, security technology companies are continuing to invest in the UK as they recognise the strength of the sector and the potential business out there Let’s get one thing straight before you get into the main body of text on...
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Is 5G the future of intruder alarm systems?

By Anna Sliwon, analyst, IHS Markit.  The shutdown of the 2G network in the United States in 2017 had a ripple effect on the market for intruder alarms, mostly affecting the sales of control panels and communicator modules. With many traditional systems using 2G or public...