Barriers

SCTX 2018 announces the launch of Integrated Security Showcase with live security operations centre

Organisers of Security & Counter Terror Expo, the UK’s leading national security event, have announced the launch of a unique live technology showcase at its 2018 event. The Integrated Security Showcase will feature a live security operations centre where visitors can see innovative technologies, solutions and services in action, helping them to identify unique solutions that can be used in a variety of installations to tackle the latest security threats. A carefully curated array of...

Boon Edam Inc. collaborates with BIMsmith to provide BIM Content to architects and designers

Boon Edam, a provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced the availability of Building Information Modeling (BIM) content for its products through an exciting partnership with BIMsmith, a building product data platform that offers a suite of free cloud tools for architects and designers. By offering expertly crafted BIM content that integrates seamlessly with leading North American design programme Autodesk Revit, Boon Edam closes an important efficiency gap f...

2017 security trends: Lone wolf terror encourages vehicle access control system installations

With the changing “lone wolf” style of terrorism, there will be a trend toward many more installations of vehicle access control systems and smaller numbers of units. Where a university, military base or airport might have 20-plus systems scattered among its grounds, there will be a growing number of smaller applications needing one, two or three systems. These will include customers such as primary and secondary education facilities; pedestrian locations such as shopping centres,...

New Delta crash rated TB100 portable bollard system will counteract vehicle terrorism

Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that its new patent pending crash rated TB100 portable bollard system will let law enforcement and other security providers promptly block access to temporary venues where vehicles can be used as weapons against large numbers of pedestrians. Individual portable bollards provide vehicle barricades in applications such as heavily travelled narrow walkways and...

Hikvision and Paxton integrate ANPR with access control to create seamless vehicle entry system

Hikvision has announced the successful integration of the Hikvision automatic number plate recognition system into the Paxton’s Net2 access control system, which will provide a host of benefits to installers and integrators which can in turn be passed onto their end-user customers. Controlling gates and barriers Working in a stand-alone environment or as part of a wider Hikvision solution this integration allows legacy and new Hikvision ANPR systems to be operated seamlessly from the Net...

New ATG Access vehicle barrier system set to make streets safer following terrorist attacks

A British-designed road block system, which can withstand the force of a 5,500lbs vehicle travelling at 30mph, is headed to the United States in response to last week’s New York City terrorist attack in Manhattan. ATG Access Surface Guard Surface Guard has been developed by ATG Access, an innovator of bollard and vehicle barrier systems. Surface Guard is the first system of its kind designed to protect pedestrians from targeted vehicle attacks, and meets the latest international standard...

Round Table Discussions

What is the biggest mistake customers make when buying and installing security systems?

Sometimes you see it coming and want to scream out: “Don’t do that.” We all make mistakes, but it’s hard to sit and watch others as they go down the wrong path. It’s especially difficult when the errant party is a customer, and when their wrong move might somehow end up reflecting badly on you as a technology or security systems provider. Much better to anticipate the problem by expecting the possible mistake before it happens. We asked this week’s Expert Pane...

How does globalisation impact the physical security marketplace?

There’s almost no such thing as a local business anymore. Even the smallest of entrepreneurs find they have immediate access to a global marketplace via the Internet, and larger companies continue to find new ways to maximise their successes throughout the world. We asked our panellists this week to comment on how they see globalisation impacting the physical security market. Their broad-ranging responses emphasis the opportunities and challenges of succeeding the global marketplace.

What is the most underutilised technology in the security marketplace and why?

We all like hearing about the latest and greatest technologies, but how well are we using the technologies we have? We asked our panelists to reflect on opportunities to maximise the benefits of using common technologies in the marketplace, specifically to point out ways to garner more value from existing products. Underutilising existing technology capabilities are a waste of money, aren’t they?