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Learning to combine the cloud and on-premise security in 2018

This time last year, we predicted 2017 would be the year digital identities began transforming trusted access and other interactions in physical and online environments. Continuous authentication experience Demand grew for unified identity and access management systems supporting both cards and mobile devices. Trusted identities began bridging the gap between connected workers and smart buildings. We saw new IoT use cases that employ location services technologies to create a continuous authe...

Cybersecurity must be a surveillance industry priority for 2018

We predicted last year that more vendors would introduce copies of Arecont Vision’s multi-sensor 180-360 degree panoramic and adjustable-view multi-sensor cameras in 2017, which came true. More vendors now offer their own 1st generation copies of the pioneering technology we introduced in 2006. We’ve continued to lead this market, introducing new 5th generation single-sensor and multi-sensor cameras that are used by customers worldwide. The SurroundVideo Omni G3 with Remote Setup c...

NSI releases new update for CCTV installations Code of Practice

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has launched a new edition of its CCTV code of practice – for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems - NCP 104 Issue 3. This edition includes guidance on protecting systems from cyber risks, and emphasises the importance of thoroughly assessing customer security risks and requirements when developing CCTV system design. Customer assurance Customers buying CCTV surveillance systems designed, installed and maintained t...

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification provides security solutions to One New Street Square, London

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door-opening solutions, brings high specification security solutions to One New Street Square, in London. Using its capabilities in security design and specification, ASSA ABLOY UK Specification delivered a bespoke range of complete doorset solutions worth £345,000 to London’s new retail and office building near Farringdon Station. 204 complete doorset solutions The 16-storey commercial building, One New Street...

Zwipe and Gemalto partner up to create biometric card payments

Biometric technology company Zwipe has announced that it has partnered with Gemalto, a worldwide card manufacturer, to pilot the first battery-less dual-interface fingerprint activated payment card with Bank of Cyprus. 2018 upcoming pilots Gemalto has confirmed multiple upcoming pilots in 2018, with the first of these being with Bank of Cyprus. Commenting on the cooperation, Sylvie Gibert, SVP of Payment Cards at Gemalto said, “We have spent the last 18 months extensively evaluating and...

Abloy UK hires three new recruits to enhance expertise and expand sales team

Security company Abloy UK has appointed three new members to its team, Duncan Rigby as Technical Sales and Specification Manager, Geoff Bowers as Systems Integrator Channel Manager for the North, and James Harvey as CNI Market Development Manager - Transport. As Technical Sales and Specification Manager, Duncan Rigby will be responsible for driving sales through specification, as well as providing technical assistance to the wider team. Committment to innovation and progression With almost 40...

WaveLynx Technologies announces release of SIA-Standard OSDP Access Reader

WaveLynx Technologies, a developer of customisable physical security readers and credentialing, announced the release of their newest wall mount access reader to their Ethos product portfolio. The Ethos product line are the first access readers manufactured to leverage the full extent of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) V2.1.7 specification with the use of Secure Channel-encrypted communication and remote upgrade and maintenance capabilities....

UK Security Week 2018 to focus on cybersecurity, counter terrorism and counter surveillance

For many nations across the globe, the threat from international terrorism remains severe. Physical attacks, carried out by terror cells and radicalised individuals, in Barcelona, London, Manchester, Stockholm, Paris and Brussels have been coupled with an increasing number of cyberattacks. With the issue of national security and counter terrorism at the top of government agendas, Clarion Defence and Security Ltd. has announced the launch of UK Security Week that will start on 6 March 2018. Desi...

Security systems integrators will need increased IT expertise in 2018

The security market is very active right now. Business is strong, according to most of the people that I talk to in the industry. In 2017, we at The Protection Bureau had one of our best years ever revenue-wise. Because of a strong economy, businesses are spending money on security. 2017 growing trends The trends that happened in 2017 vary. One trend that is growing is the national account concept. This is because clients are deploying more and more enterprise-level systems and taking advanta...

REI launches counter surveillance equipment to prevent fraudulent exam testing sites

The newly-launched ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver from Research Electronics International (REI) is helping to prevent fraud at exam testing sites. Commonly used for counter surveillance operations and intelligence protection, the ANDRE is now also helping educators prevent cheating during examinations by detecting covert electronic transmissions. Radiofrequency detection According to Brazilian news reports, eleven individuals were arrested last year for using electronic devices d...

2018 security trends: AI continues to grow as business systems integrate

Throughout 2017, customers have been increasingly looking for technological answers to a plethora of their business needs, and the surveillance industry has seen a rapid boost because of this. In particular, we’ve seen more organisations harness video to fulfil much more than just their security requirements. Combining physical and cyber security Businesses are now using surveillance to address areas such as health and safety, sales and marketing as it fast becomes more of a business opp...

Video surveillance and access control data will allow users to see the bigger picture in 2018

As we take a look back on 2017, there are a number of trends we need to highlight — all of which have redefined our industry. Cybersecurity played a huge role in physical security, driven by the increase in the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the overall interconnectivity between devices and expanding cloud technologies. Although exceptionally beneficial, the IoT also brings with it an increased amount of cyber vulnerabilities. As security systems are using the Internet more and m...