Most cities have at very least a plan and in most cases an existing program to make themselves safe cities. Increasingly, cities around the world are transitioning to become smart cities: urban areas where security solutions work in unison with other systems, extending the benefits of technology beyond security and into other city operations. Whilst this transformation has yet to become a widespread the next crucial transition—from smart city to cognitive city—is already appearing...
A week after announcing his retirement following four years leading the UK’s fight against terrorism, Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner, Mark Rowley has confirmed he will share his vast experience with delegates attending the World Counter Terror Congress, during Security & Counter Terror Expo from 6-7 March 2018. As Britain's most senior anti-terror police officer, Rowley has served in the police for over three decades and is credited for working alongside intelligen...
CCTV systems increasingly rely on video content analysis to create alerts and minimise false alarms. However, they can also provide the operator with more useful data than a simple intruder alarm activation by identifying and presenting specific behaviour. One of the products in the sector, Davantis, supplied by UK company Bi3, is designed to detect people and vehicles, according to a set of pre-configured rules, while ignoring unwanted scene activity. Once the system identifies a reportable ev...
Nedap Identification Systems launches MACE Smart: A slim multi-technology reader for mobile access control. This elegant reader is the newest addition to the MACE platform, which enables the use of smartphones in any access control system. The MACE Smart reader is able to read virtual credentials on smartphones, but also reads conventional smartcards. The MACE Smart reader will be revealed at the Intersec exhibition in Dubai, which takes place from the 21st until the 23rd of January. Smar...
ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is the largest converged security event of the year, constantly evolving to educate security professionals on the tools and skills needed to protect against today’s emerging cyber-physical security and safety threats, and the anticipated ones of tomorrow. ISC West debuted its SIA Education@ISC session lineup for the 2018 show. These 85+ plus accredited sessions, covering a range of industry topics, are designed to arm attende...
Following the announcement that the Kenyan Presidential elections will be re-scheduled for the 26th of October, organisers of Securexpo East Africa 2017 have stated that the exhibition will be postponed until January from the 31st to the 2nd of February. In a statement to the press, the exhibition’s Regional Director, Alexander Angus said “Elections always contain an element of uncertainty. We had originally hoped the election would not affect the exhibition at all, however, in ligh...
Avigilon surveillance system safeguards Slovakia’s Slovnaft Aréna hockey rink
- Avigilon’s video surveillance solutions ensure patient and staff security at East Texas Medical Center
- Mark Rowley to discuss national security at World Counter Terror Congress during SCTX 2018
- Bold Gemini supports Davantis to facilitate accurate video content analysis
- Nedap launches MACE Smart: Multi-technology mobile access control reader
Siklu millimeter wave wireless technology secures Cambridge City Council
- One Dalton makes use of next-gen security from Milestone Systems and Evolv Technology
- SMARTair™ equips new offices in Alicante with real-time access control and modern design
- Multitone Mall Call solution enhances security communications at Canary Wharf retail facilities
- Seagate SkyHawk partners with Rasilient Systems to protect against frame drop
Round Table Discussions
When a big security breach occurs, the phones start ringing at security companies, or so the expectation goes. The nature of security is that it takes a security breach, or even a high-profile tragedy, to convince managers of the need for security technology. When a school shooting occurs, schools take note. When terrorism strikes a soft target, other vulnerable institutions notice. Same for hospitals and airports and even nightclubs. When an event occurs, it gets attention that could translate...