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Platinum CCTV unveils PT-BF5421-T Thermal/Visible Hybrid IP Security Camera that identifies individual body temperatures

Platinum CCTV has announced the development and release of a unique body temperature sensing security camera designed to help protect against pathogenic community spread by rapidly pre-screening individuals before they enter a facility. The new thermal body temperature camera identifies individual body temperatures in addition to providing visual security, which is an innovative tool to rapidly pre-screen individuals for fevers when entering a facility and help fight future pandemic spread. PT-...

SSAIB CEO pledges to support registered firms as a response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

With the Government directives brought into action earlier this week, Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has had to change certain aspects of their working practices, while also ensuring that it doesn’t impact negatively on the registered firms and the level of service that the company provides to customers. UKAS accreditation SSAIB is fully aware of the uncertainty and worry that our firms will be facing at this difficult time" Security Systems and Alarms Inspection B...

IDIS announces new upgrades added to its cost-free, no license IDIS Center VMS solution

IDIS has further enhanced its IDIS Center VMS, adding new features and functions targeted at small to mid-sized enterprises and multi-site customers. Organisations can build powerful centralised monitoring solutions, quickly and easily, when implementing IDIS Center together with the wide selection of IDIS DirectIP cameras and powerful NVRs. These deliver customer lifecycle savings of 50% or more compared with server-based solutions, thanks to reduced installation time, no upfront or ongoing li...

Bodies in security and fire sector further call for UKAS-accredited companies to be designated as ‘key workers’

Bodies within the Security and Fire sector, namely the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Fire and Security Association (FSA), National Security Inspectorate (NSI), and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) are re-iterating calls for employees of all security and fire safety companies approved by UKAS-accredited specialist certification bodies to be designated as ‘Key Workers’, to ensure environments not currently designated as ‘critical’ con...

SureCloud teams up with BitSight to provide highly automated vendor assurance program

SureCloud, the provider of cloud-based, integrated risk management solutions, has announced its collaboration with cyber security ratings company BitSight. The new partnership will provide organisations with a one stop shop for end-to-end vendor onboarding and simplifying the entire vendor risk management process. BitSight provides independently validated information to rate the security posture of suppliers. These cyber security ratings, according to Gartner, will become just as important as c...

OpenEye’s Web Services Platform integration with Interface’s Interactive Monitoring Service offers powerful video security solution for enterprises

Interface Security Systems, globally renowned managed services provider delivering managed network, interactive alarm monitoring, video surveillance and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, has announced a new strategic partnership with OpenEye, international provider of cloud-managed solutions for video security, business intelligence, and loss prevention. Strategic partnership The strategic partnership will combine the proven solutions of both companies — Interfa...

Managing security during unprecedented times of home working

Companies are following government guidance and getting as many people as possible working from home. Some companies will have resisted home working in the past, but I’m certain that the sceptics will find that people can be productive with the right tools no matter where they are. A temporary solution will become permanent. But getting it right means managing risk. Access is king In a typical office with an on-premise data centre, the IT department has complete control over network acce...

STANLEY Security appoints Chadi Chahine as the Chief Financial Officer to expand business operations

STANLEY Security, an integrator of comprehensive security solutions, appointed Chadi Chahine as Chief Financial Officer. Chadi will be responsible for helping accelerate short- and long-term business objectives while also ensuring strategic financial decisions and initiatives operate with excellence. “Chadi will be a pivotal member of the STANLEY Security team, leading the overall financial strategy and planning while also laying the groundwork for future corporate initiatives,” sai...

Hanwha Techwin America announces its Wisenet L series cameras now supported by Genetec Stratocast Cloud-based VMS

Hanwha Techwin America, global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, has announced that Hanwha’s Wisenet L series cameras are now compatible with the Genetec Stratocast cloud-based video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS). Through this technology partnership, customers across a broad range of industries will now be able to reap the benefits of an easy to install true-cloud solution whether they want to support hybrid-cloud deployments, add new cameras in remote locations,...

PerpetuityARC Training releases new online training courses citing surge in demand globally owing to COVID-19 pandemic

PerpetuityARC Training, part of Linx International Group - the world’s renowned provider of accredited security systems training courses, is responding to a surge in demand, for its portfolio of online training courses. The company is experiencing unprecedented international demand from organisations of all sizes, operating across a wide range of sectors, as they look to ensure they have the skills in-house to coordinate their response to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situati...

Quantum launches new product lines that expands its video surveillance and physical security portfolio

Quantum Corp. announced new product lines and capabilities which significantly expand its video surveillance and physical security product portfolio. The offerings include a new line of network video recording servers, and a new line of servers for building management systems and GPU-based video analytics.   In addition, Quantum added new capabilities for the VS-HCI Series which the company launched in 2019 to provide hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for surveillance recording, video ma...

Hanwha Techwin launches Wisenet Retail Insight 2.0 to provide business intelligence for smarter retail

Hanwha Techwin has introduced Wisenet Retail Insight 2.0, a business intelligence application which enables retailers to gain a greater understanding of customer behaviour and buying patterns. Wisenet Retail Insight 2.0 utilises people counting, heat mapping and queue management applications running on board selected Wisenet Q and Wisenet X fixed lens and fisheye cameras to display statistical analytics on a centralised dashboard, along with other practical information such as weather reports....

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