Facility security

Fastline Steel Services Ltd and Zaun Ltd collaborate to maximise their productivity in the international fencing market

Two giants of the UK perimeter solutions market are joining forces. Fastline Holdings has taken a small shareholding in Zaun Ltd by investing and Fastline owner Mike Fellows has joined the Zaun board. Synergies between the two businesses Zaun owner Alastair Henman said: "I am delighted that we managed to put this deal together after extensive negotiations and am excited to be welcoming Mike to the Zaun board." Fellows added: "There are tremendous synergies between the two businesses. Our comb...

ASSA ABLOY’s CLIQ Connect App provides a secure and efficient access solution for facility management

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the premier global provider of door opening solutions, has launched its new CLIQ Connect app, a simple and cost-effective way for facility managers to control the security permissions of a mobile workforce from their smartphone. Facility managers can update, amend, revoke or renew access rights remotely from the CLIQ Web Manager software and the latest Bluetooth technology paired with a mobile phone. Mobile workers then simply need to...

Integrated security systems for medium and large-sized offices

If you’re responsible for a medium or large-sized office, it’s more important than ever that you have access to a means of ensuring people’s safety, managing risks and fraud, and protecting property. Any security system that you employ must therefore meet the most demanding commercial requirements of today’s offices, and tomorrow’s. This means thinking beyond a basic intrusion system and specifying a comprehensive solution that integrates smart features like access...

How to optimise mobile access control authentication with smart devices

Considering how much the modern smartphone has become a common everyday tool and cultural icon, it’s hard to believe it has only been with us for a relatively short space of time. The first Apple iPhone was launched in 2007 and yet in a little over a decade the smartphone has become as essential as our keys or wallet. From its conception as a multi-faceted communications device, it has morphed into something far more integrated in our daily lives. Services such as Apple Pay, Android Pay a...

Applying biometric authentication to physical access control systems

Over the past few years, biometrics has rapidly expanded into consumer applications, like the financial market for customer authentication, to payment services and withdrawing cash from ATMs in high-fraud markets. However, its adoption as an additional authentication factor for physical access control systems (PACS) and other enterprise applications, hasn’t been as rapid. But this is changing. Biometrics offers numerous benefits at the door and throughout the enterprise. With the advent o...

Ron Panter joins NSI’s in-house auditing team as security & fire systems auditor

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), UK’s premier independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors, has appointed Ron Panter as security and fire systems auditor, and lead auditor for ISO 9001, based in Surrey and London. Ron started his career in auditing with the London Electricity Board where he held a variety of customer service and quality management roles. He subsequently spent over 20 years as a quality manager for a NACOSS Gold and ARC ap...