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Camden adds CM-7536SS column tall push plate switches to the CM-75 series column push plate switches

Camden is pleased to introduce a new 36” tall stainless-steel model to their extensive line of aluminium, dark bronze and blue CM-75 Series ‘Column™ push plate switches. Model CM-7536SS Column™ 36” tall push plate switches are easily activated by hand, body or foot. They are also designed to take the place of two high/low switches, when required by state and provincial building codes. CM-7536SS Column™ also features two internal switches for greater reliabili...

Elevated temperature screening is paving the way to Britain’s reopening

Technology has played a vital role in how businesses have enabled their employees to work productively from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of us who can do our jobs from home you only have to look at the ‘Zoom Boom’ to see how much our working lives have changed compared to the beginning of the year. Despite the fact that those companies that can are now productively and efficiently operating remotely, the country is now facing the next challenge in this crisis: how to...

National Security Inspectorate announces audit and assessment programmes will resume effective from 1st June 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the resumption of all audit and assessment activity from 1st June 2020, in light of current Government “go to work if you are unable to work from home” guidance. Government guidance allows all employers to resume activity in the workplace where appropriate, including professional services that cannot be delivered remotely, such as NSI on-site audits. NSI will utilise a combination of remote audit and on-site audit capability in...

DoorBird and ekey announce access control via fingerprint to IP video intercom

The new DoorBird IP video intercom provides an option for adding access control via an ekey fingerprint scanner. The D2101FV EKEY door station is equipped with a cutout for installing the ekey home FS UP I fingerprint reader. Visitors and homeowners can use all the functions of the smart intercom immediately after installation including opening doors via app or RFID key fob. Once the ekey module has been mounted, access can also be granted by fingerprint. The DoorBird app controls, RFID reader a...

Pulse Secure reports businesses likely to increase work-from-home capacity post COVID-19

Despite security issues and concerns resulting from the massive and sudden increase in work-from-home (WFH) initiatives caused by the global COVID-19 healthcare crisis, one-third (38%) of U.S. companies observed productivity gains during remote work and a staggering 84% anticipate broader and more permanent WFH adoption beyond the pandemic, according to new data released by Pulse Secure, the provider of software-defined Secure Access solutions. Anticipate positions moving to permanent remote wo...

COVID-19 worries boost prospects of touchless biometric systems

Spread of the novel coronavirus has jolted awareness of hygiene as it relates to touching surfaces such as keypads. No longer in favour are contact-based modalities including use of personal identification numbers (PINs) and keypads, and the shift has been sudden and long-term. Both customers and manufacturers were taken by surprise by this aspect of the virus’s impact and are therefore scrambling for solutions. Immediate impact of the change includes suspension of time and attendance sys...

Arcules announces appointment of Michael Hygild as Director of Sales - EMEA from July 1, 2020 onwards

Arcules, a globally renowned provider of integrated cloud-based security services, has announced that it has appointed Michael Hygild as Director of Sales, EMEA, effective from July 1, 2020. The addition of Hygild to the Arcules leadership team will help to accelerate the company’s current momentum and ignite its next phase of growth. In his new role, Hygild will be responsible for strategic sales initiatives, including channel programs, within Europe. Strategic sales expert Hygild join...

Smart R Distribution upgrades access control systems at Northern & Shell Building to enhance public security

A landmark building located on the north side of the River Thames, has seen its security upgraded with Smart R Distribution and systems integrator, Isecurity Systems Limited, working in partnership to ensure tenants are protected by the latest advances in Access Control technology. The Northern & Shell Building at 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3 which offers dramatic panoramic river views, has an on-site restaurant, a 10 storey glazed atrium and glass wall climber lifts. Among its tenant...

Euralarm shares its views on the ambitious EU Recovery Plan needed for a safer and more secure society

Now that Europe is taking the first steps towards economic and social recovery after the COVID-19 crisis, it is also time to rethink the future. European politicians and institutions are now joining forces to present a recovery plan that builds on existing plans and ambitions to make the society healthier, more environmentally friendly, more energy efficient and safer. Euralarm calls on policymakers to take measures to increase the security of renovated buildings and to strengthen the cohesion...

Air Partner company Redline secures four-year security consultancy contract to support Align JV on HS2 project

Redline, an Air Partner company and a renowned provider of global security solutions, announces it has secured a four-year contract to provide Align JV ("Align") with security consultancy support on the delivery of a key section of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line between London and Birmingham, known as the C1 package. Align, a joint venture of three international and privately-owned infrastructure companies, was awarded the C1 package of HS2, worth £1.6bn, in July 2017. C1 consists of 21...

Allot Ltd. launches BusinessSecure, a new cyber security solution for CSPs to provide enhanced security to SMBs and customers

Allot Ltd., a globally renowned provider of innovative network intelligence and security-as-a-service (SECaaS) solutions for communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises, has launched Allot BusinessSecure, a new solution that CSPs can offer their SMB and enterprise customers to protect them from emerging cyber security threats, including malware, phishing, ransomware and crypto-mining, while increasing revenue. Allot BusinessSecure Allot BusinessSecure is the newest member of the All...

How to use threat intelligence data to manage security in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 has already had a huge impact on the global economy. According to Statista, GDP growth globally will drop from around 3% to 2.4% - equivalent to a drop of around $35 trillion worldwide. In sectors like oil and gas, the impact is particularly acute: IHS Markit predicted that the reduction in oil consumption due to COVID-19 has led to a first-half surplus of 1.8 billion barrels of crude oil. The macroeconomic trends around these worldwide sectors point to harsher economic conditions and r...

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