Barriers

ISC West 2018 day three: Biggest-ever show highlights emerging technologies

Activity slowed on the last day of ISC West in Las Vegas, but there was plenty of momentum remaining and plenty more to see. In the end, Reed Exhibitions declared 2018 the biggest and most successful year to date for the show. There were an additional 4,000 square feet of exhibit space compared to last year and a 6 percent growth in overall attendance, according to Reed.  The cloud, biometrics, deep learning and other technologies were among the big topics at the show, and even smaller exh...

Exhibitors, managers, engineers and industry professionals line up for Infrarail 2018

Exhibitors from the full range of sectors working across infrastructure equipment, products and services to the rail industry are now lining up to be at the forefront of Infrarail 2018, the influential biennial trade event. Infrarail 2018 will take place at ExCeL London from 1 May to 3 May. The event provides a platform for rail industry professionals to meet, network and do business on a global stage. 2016’s show attracted visitors from 51 countries, including managers, engineers and ind...

How Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium sets the standard for protection against vehicle attacks

Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion stadium, home to the NFL Atlanta Falcons football team and MLS Atlanta United football club and site of the recent NCAA national college football championship, is protecting fans, personnel and athletes from terrorists and errant drivers from using vehicles as weapons. While the threat of terrorists planning to attack soft targets, such as stadiums increases, stadium security professionals, such as those at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, must look for the weak p...

Why security systems must be implemented to aid food factories

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK has begun investigations into meat wholesalers after a raise in concern for food hygiene. This investigation has impacted businesses such as Wetherspoons, as well as schools and care homes up and down the country. Consumers are beginning to lose trust in businesses that are supplied by untrustworthy production companies and it seems to be becoming more common, if we are to look back to the horse meat scandal in 2013. But what are the benefits of havin...

Heald secures double nominations for counter terror business awards at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018

Hostile vehicle mitigation specialist, Heald has been shortlisted for two awards at the inaugural Counter Terror Business Awards. The Hornsea-based company has secured nominations in two categories- ‘Outstanding Contribution to Counter Terrorism’ and ‘Perimeter Protection Award’. Heald chosen to secure New Orleans’ historic French Quarter Heald’s inclusion on the shortlist for these awards comes after they were recently appointed by the New Orleans Office o...

Rosehill Security and Zaun Ltd. collaborate on ImpaktFence fencing and barrier system

Two pioneers of perimeter protection, Rosehill Security and Zaun Limited, have joined forces to launch the latest in mobile hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM). The technology companies have combined the ultimate in rubber HVM barriers with fence panels developed for the London 2012 Olympics, to produce a crash-rated fencing and barrier system that can be deployed rapidly. ImpaktFence The ImpaktFence is a unique integrated IWA14 crash-rated fencing and vehicle security barrier (VSB) HVM perimeter...

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?