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IFSEC 2016: Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition for fire & security apprentice engineers now fully-booked

64 of fire and security industry’s young engineers will head to IFSEC 2016 to put their skills against each other in live installation challenge IFSEC International, organised by UBM EMEA, have recently announced that all places on the prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition are now filled. 64 of the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers will head to IFSEC International over the 21-23 June 2016 to put their skills against each other in...

What are the physical security challenges of “safe cities”?

Cities are increasingly connected using information and communication technologies, a trend often referred to as “smart cities.” In much the same way, “safe cities” initiatives are uniting businesses, city officials, law enforcement and other stakeholders in an effort to maximise the safety of businesses and citizens and to minimise theft and crime. Safe cities programmes seek to leverage a variety of resources, including public-private partnerships, to make urban communi...

How is the role of women in the physical security market changing?

Women in Security will be a focus at this year's ISC West in Las Vegas, including targeted conference sessions and the Women in Security Forum Breakfast on Friday, April 12. As a preview of the upcoming events, let's revisit an Expert Panel Roundtable on this subject. We asked: How is the role of women in the physical security market changing and expanding?

How is the rise in terrorism impacting the physical security market?

Terrorism is in the headlines all over the world. After any such incident, many of us in the physical security market find ourselves asking: What could we have done to prevent it? Assessing risk and preventing catastrophes before the fact are part of our market’s DNA; and yet, too often the random nature of terrorist attacks and their targeting of public places leave us unsure of anything anyone could have done. How can we translate the benefits of our industry’s products into real-w...

Security industry speculates as Honeywell-UTC deal falls through

In a year of mega-deals impacting the security marketplace, one of the big news stories recently was a deal that did not happen – between giants Honeywell and United Technologies (UTC). Financial news pages have been full of the back-and-forth between these two companies. It seems Honeywell wanted to merge with UTC, but UTC declined because of “insurmountable regulatory obstacles and strong customer opposition.” So the deal is off, at least for now. Impact on the security mark...

Security industry manufacturers push for environmentally accredited products with ISO 14001 certification

Many security manufacturers are working towards ISO 14001, an internationally-recognised standard for the environmental management of businesses How green are security industry manufacturers? As innovation (much of it driven from home video and mobile phones) continues, it’s likely that our sector’s carbon footprint will decrease since compact products use up fewer raw materials. Even casual observers will note that integrators are falling over themselves to gain e...

Biometrics’ greater convenience and cost-effectiveness expands its applications to markets beyond security

The universe of biometric authentication applications is expanding rapidly invertical markets such as healthcare and retail Once used mostly to secure high-value government facilities, biometrics are now a basic tool used in a variety of vertical markets. This article will look at some of those opportunities. For healthcare organisations, for example, biometric authentication is being used for secure medical dispensing to streamline workflow and control drug diversion, and f...

IHS offers insight into Johnson Controls & Tyco International merger, combined company to hold 5% global market share

The combined company will be known as Johnson Controls plc and it forecasts revenues of $32 billion in 2016 Johnson Controls and Tyco International announced this week plans to merge, with the deal expected to close at the end of 2016. The deal is still subject to approvals by regulators and shareholders. The combined company will be known as Johnson Controls plc and it forecasts revenues of $32 billion in 2016. Johnson Controls is a large industrial company with 130,000 empl...

Tyco Security and Tyco Fire Protection to launch Building Information Modelling library from January 2016

Users will be able to access Tyco’s extensive range of BIM objects for security and fire protection products Tyco Fire Protection Products and Tyco Security Products will launch their own living BIM (Building Information Modelling) library from January 2016. Users will be able to access Tyco’s extensive range of BIM objects for security and fire protection products, including detection, mechanical and suppression solutions. The library will also feature the company...

Mission 500 expands fundraising activities with first annual Security Industry Hockey Classic event in Canada

Now in its eight year, Mission 500 worksto focus security industry effortsto aid children through World Vision Mission 500 is expanding its fundraising activities to help children in need with the scheduling of the first annual Security Industry Hockey Classic. Confirmed for February 18, 2016 at York University in Toronto, Canada, the event will feature two hockey games followed by an awards ceremony and banquet. Proceeds from the event will go to World Vision’s programm...

Tyco Security Products’ home automation access control solutions to be showcased at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Tyco will highlight its IQ panel, a robust wireless smart home solution, at the event in Las Vegas Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will showcase its connected home solutions in its debut appearance at the 2016 CES show, January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas. The world’s gathering place for consumer technologies provides an ideal platform to feature the company’s expanding range of techn...

ASIS International’s first global security conference in Shanghai, China

ASIS President-Elect, David C. Davis, CPP opened the conference, followed by an informative keynote presentation of Dr. Tim Summers ASIS International, the global organisation for security professionals, has recently completed its first international event in mainland China, which was held in Shanghai on 3 and 4 December. With some 150 attendees from 18 countries, the conference was sold out. ASIS President-Elect, David C. Davis, CPP, opened the conference and was followed b...