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BSIA's CCTV seminar and exhibition in London to highlight recent developments in the CCTV sector

The event enables CCTV manufacturers and installers to showcase their latest technological developments A popular CCTV seminar and exhibition is set to arrive in London this November, and will provide an opportunity for CCTV companies to reach out to delegates from a range of organisations including local businesses, civic authorities and the Police. Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the event will take place at London’s Emmanuel Centre on M...

BSIA Chairman’s Awards: Private security industry’s individuals and teams recognised

The awards serve to recognise significant or lifelong contributions in five different categories Five individuals and teams have been presented with prestigious British Security Industry Association Chairman’s Awards to celebrate outstanding contributions they have made to the ongoing success of the UK’s private security industry. Personally selected by the BSIA’s Chairman, Pauline Norstrom, Chief Operating Officer at Dedicated Micros and AD Group, the award...

BSIA representatives to share knowledge at IFSEC 2015

Visitors to the show have three conference theatres to choose from this year: Keynote and Convergence, Security Solutions and Safe Cities As IFSEC International prepares to return to London’s ExCeL in June, a number of British Security Industry Association (BSIA) representatives are ready to impart advice on a number of industry issues – from city security to access control – as part of the show’s busy educational programme. Visitors to the show have t...

Chris Connor joins AD Network Video as Business Development Manager

Connor will be building a surveillance monitoring client base across the AD Network Video range AD Network Video, the solutions arm of AD Group, has recruited experienced business development manager Chris Connor. Connor's role Connor, who joins from deView Europe, will be building a surveillance monitoring client base across the AD Network Video range with a special emphasise on the education, healthcare, petrochemical and retail markets. His focus will be to generate l...

BSIA responds to Tony Porter comments on effectiveness of CCTV cameras in England and Wales

BSIA’s CCTV Section Chairman Simon Adcock responded to comments made by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner The British Security Industry Association has responded to comments made by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner about the effectiveness of CCTV cameras in England and Wales. In an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live, Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter QPM LLB, reinforced the value that quality installation and maintenance can deliver to CCTV system operator...

AD Group recruits Usmon Khadim and Matthew Flaherty as Product Managers

Matthew and Usmon will be managing the product lines of Dedicated Micros Usmon Khadim, holds a masters in Management Information Systems: Change and Development from the University of Manchester, joins Matthew Flaherty an Operations Management graduate from Lancaster University. Usmon and Matthew will initially help support a number of product management programmes as part of their training and development. The roles will grow to manage the complete product life cycle and ens...

AD Group welcomes Antony Smith as new business development manager for FireVu

Antony Smith will be working across a range of sectors where FireVu has established a strong track record AD Group's fire detection solution brand hires new business development manager to target data centre sector Antony Smith has joined AD Group from Tyco as the new business development manager for fire detection solution brand FireVu. Smith has held a number of senior sales roles at Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions over a 10 year period.  He will be focusing on...

AD Network Video introduces Virtual NVR solution for hospital estates

Security surveillance specialist AD Network Video is introducing its enhanced integrated HD IP video solution for hospitals. Virtual NVR delivers high definition IP video images for evidential purposes which directly tackle theft and anti-social behaviour in a completely secure way. The Virtual NVR aims to offer hospitals secure environments, a culture of safety for patients, visitors and staff. The new solution offers video of high quality that can be used for whatever action is appropriate,...

FireVu Multi Detector combines visual smoke detection, flame detection and temperature sensing technology

FireVu is introducing the first fire detection technology that combines Visual Smoke Detection (VSD), flame detection and now temperature sensing technology in the form of being built in thermopile. The Multi Detector will offer users a solution that will identify and analyse smoke and heat patterns to raise alerts. VSD technology operates by identifying characteristic smoke patterns across a video image. It analyses changes in a range of variables such as colour, brightness, contrast, shape,...

British Security Industry Association Chairman Pauline Norstrom outlines goals for next two years

Pauline cites economic recovery and international demand for UK products and services as key drivers of industry growth Newly-elected Chairman of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Pauline Norstrom, has marked her appointment with a focus on raising stakeholders’ awareness of the value of quality and innovation over price. In her inaugural address to BSIA members and industry stakeholders, delivered at the Association’s Annual Luncheon earlier this...

FireVu discusses measures to curb major tunnel fires

Fires in tunnels present particular dangers  than many open air environments Major tunnel fires can be catastrophic with the scale of lives and property lost. The particular nature of fires in such confined spaces ensures special challenges to fire safety professionals and fire fighters. Ali Aleali is business development manager for FireVu, which has designed and installed fire detection solutions for Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah and Sydney Harbour tunnels. With 30 years...

FireVu presents measures to prevent potential fire risk at waste management and recycling sectors

VSD can survey large sites where fire can break at vulnerable points or indeed at any point and offer visual verification to fire services Major fires at waste management and recycling companies average one daily in the UK. While numbers have remained constant, the scale and profile of fires has increased. The results of letting this problem run and run are there to see for the local community and environment. However, the issues are increasingly hitting waste management comp...

FireVu’s business development manager offers tips to manage threats caused by manufacturing fires

VSD can be particularly useful in monitoring large sites and overcomes smoke stratifying Manufacturing facilities are highly vulnerable to fire. Flammable materials, multiple sources of ignition and malfunctioning machinery parts can lead to disastrous fires for firms. Ali Aleali at fire detection solution provider FireVu, specialises in food, drinks, pharmaceuticals and chemicals manufacturing. Ali discusses the causes and how manufacturing firms can manage the threat ef...

FireVu business development manager highlights railway tunnel fire safety

Railway tunnel fires can be more dangerous to life than road tunnel blazes providing less favourable opportunities for escape Fire prevention is the single most important issue for railway tunnel fires safety. The potential consequences of fire, both materially and in human life often exceed road tunnels accidents. While the technology and solutions are available to reduce incidences of serious situations, the issue and danger still remains. The question is how we can manage i...

FireVu discusses fire safety measures for reducing fires in manufacturing facilities

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 assesses workplace dangers for fire and explosion hazard identification Manufacturing facilities are highly vulnerable to fire. Flammable materials, multiple sources of ignition and malfunctioning machinery parts can lead to disastrous fires for firms. Ali Aleali at fire detection solution provider FireVu, specialises in food, drinks, pharmaceuticals and chemicals manufacturing. Ali discusses the causes and h...

FireVu video smoke detection solution protects London’s Guildhall against fire

The Video Smoke Detection (VSD) solution chosen enabled a wide field of view, reducing the number of detection points needed The particular challenges for professionals tasked with ensuring high levels of fire detection for heritage buildings can be complex. Rarely built with fire safety in mind, historic buildings are often composed of highly flammable materials making them susceptible to fire. Detection and prevention solutions are therefore hugely important. Simon Jenkins...

FireVu offers preventive measures to combat food processing industry fires

Manufacturing environments have high risk processes making the threat of major fires a constant possibility Manufacturing plants’ vulnerability to fire ensures that safety, detection and preventive measures should never be compromised. Yet, fires still occur with alarming regularity and often terrible outcomes. Process Industry Informer takes a closer look at manufacturing fire risk and what can be done to reduce it. Manufacturing environments possess inherently high ri...

FireVu announces appointment of Ali Aleali as Business Development Manager

Aleali moves from parent company AD Group where he was a training and communications specialist Fire detection solution provider FireVu is further strengthening its business development team with the appointment of Ali Aleali in April. Aleali moves from parent company AD Group where he was a training and communications specialist. In his new position as business development manager Aleali will concentrate on the petrochemical, chemicals, food and drink processing industries....

Dedicated Micros appoints Ness Corporation as its Australian distributor partner

The agreement will allow Ness Corp to offer a full range of DVRs such as the new SD Range, SD Excel and the Eco CCTV specialist Dedicated Micros, part of AD Holdings Limited, announces the appointment of Ness Corporation as a key distribution partner for its industry leading products across Australia. The agreement will allow Ness Corporation, from April 2014, to offer its customers a full range of DM distribution products including Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) such as the...

FireVu examines report on waste management statistics for 2013

The scale and profile of major fires in the waste management and recycling industries has increased for a number of years According to FireVu, the number of fires at waste management sites has remained constantly high. Statistics for the past 10 years, supplied by the Environment Agency, have averaged, more or less, a fire every day. While figures for 2012 had come down from 2011 to 96 fires at regulated waste transfer stations and 247 fires at all regulated sites, the trend...

FireVu welcomes Mark Tansey as new Business Development Manager

FireVu offers Video Smoke Detection technology solutions for the early detection and prevention of fires Mark Tansey has joined FireVu, an innovator in Video Smoke Detection, as a new business development manager. Tansey joins from wireless fire solutions supplier Sterling Safety Systems where he was UK sales manager. Tansey’s extensive fire detection industry experience includes a number of long-term business development industry positions at ADT, Romec Services, TFS...

PAK Supermarkets welcome Dedicated Micros' CCTV of the future

PAK Supermarkets, Europe's largest Asian supermarket chain, and a favourite for ethnic cuisine lovers across the Midlands, is benefiting from the latest NetVu Connected CCTV technology developed by Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - and installed by DM Fusion installer Security Direct. Since opening in April, PAK Supermarkets' new £7 million store, based in Washwood Heath, Birmingham, has been attracting a plethora of shoppers from as far afield as Leicester and Banbury. With a vast 80...

Dedicated Micros seals distribution partnership with Midwich Security

Midwich partnership enables CCTV installers to access Dedicated Micros award winning Closed IPTV technology Dedicated Micros – part of AD Group – the video surveillance solution specialists – announced recently that it has sealed a strategic partnership in UK, with Midwich Security – the Security Division of Midwich, the highly successful AV Distributor. Dedicated Micros and Midwich Security share many philosophies including a focus on quality, value a...

Dedicated Micros to lift HDD surcharges for all sizes of HDD

Dedicated Micros to remove HDD surcharges on all DVR/NVR products CCTV specialist Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - announces that it is lifting HDD surcharges across all of its products and for all sizes of HDD, including 1TB drives. “We are pleased to announce that despite the ongoing HDD shortage we are able to lift HDD surcharges on all Dedicated Micros DVR/NVR products which contain HDDs, from 30th January 2012. We are taking this action to support our users wo...