Asset tracking

Selecting the right security systems integrator for casino and gaming facilities

Security teams at casinos and gaming facilities are challenged daily to balance a welcoming and guest-focused attitude with a firm and capable presence to prevent and handle security issues, manage surveillance and security systems, and protect employees, guests, and assets. And all of this needs to be accomplished while complying with strict gaming regulations. An experienced security systems integrator can assist you with many of those challenges, including the very important job of ensuring...

Future Fibre Technologies and MaxSec Group unite to form the Ava Group

The Ava Group was formed from the takeover of MaxSec Group (MSP) by Future Fibre Technologies Limited (FFT) in December 2017, with the new group name approved at the EGM on 10th May 2018. Merging MSP and FFT The group is a provider of risk management services and technologies, used by commercial, industrial, military and government companies across the world. The Ava Group encompasses Future Fibre Technologies and both MaxSec Group companies - BQT Solutions and Ava Global. The Group features...

Zaun acquires EyeLynx to offer security software solutions with perimeter protection

Zaun Limited has acquired all the intellectual property rights (IPR) and assets of EyeLynx Limited after the voluntary liquidation of its former subsidiary.  Zaun will continue the business under the trading name of Zaun Technology, which will be part of the multi-award-winning perimeter protection systems, Zaun Group. The EyeLynx range of security software services and products – including its iconic SharpView CCTV solutions and much-vaunted EPR-500 radar – will be part of th...

Hikvision Chuck Davis joins SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board

Hikvision USA Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, has announced that its director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, has been appointed to the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board.  The board is designed to guide SIA members in addressing potential cybersecurity threats, develop prescriptive guidance, and advocate for cybersecurity...

Live-streaming mobile surveillance takes cameras to the action

Video surveillance across the world is growing exponentially and its major application is in both public safety and law enforcement. Traditionally, it has been fixed surveillance where cameras provide live streams from fixed cameras situated in what is considered strategic locations. But they are limited in what they can see given by their very definition of being "fixed." The future of video surveillance includes the deployment of more mobile video surveillance with the benefits it offers. Ins...

STANLEY Security adopts digital asset mapping technology for more efficient security system maintenance

STANLEY Security, one of the UK’s primary security providers, has adopted an innovative asset mapping technology to provide customers with more efficient system maintenance & servicing than ever before. ‘Connected Assets’ is an advanced digital asset mapping technology that enables STANLEY Security to quickly and easily map out an entire security system and all its individual elements. It allows for detailed additional information to be included, including images of equipme...

Round Table Discussions

What motivates customers to buy more security systems?

The obvious reason to buy security systems is to promote greater security. But in some cases, there are more specific and/or immediate motivators that lead to a security purchase. Everybody wants more security in the abstract, but how willing are we to pay for it? Security is sometimes seen as a “grudge purchase,” competing for tight corporate dollars with other investments that may seem more appealing or urgent. But other times an event occurs that moves security to the top of the l...

What security applications are best suited to smartphone apps?

How mobile telephones have transformed into “smartphones” is one of the great technology stories of our time. What once was a single-function device now can do almost anything – display video, pay for groceries, monitor our health. The smartphones we carry in our pockets today have more computing power than the “super computers” of yesteryear, and that power has found many uses in a seemingly endless array of “apps.” Some of them are directly related to...

Physical security technology challenges and requirements for healthcare organisations

Healthcare organisations are an important vertical market for many security manufacturers and integrators. Like other vertical markets, healthcare has its own unique set of requirements and challenges for physical security systems. We asked this week’s Expert Panel: What are the distinctive security problems faced by healthcare organisations? What technologies are being embraced to increase security?