Hospital security

Videx launches IP intercom door entry portfolio for commercial applications

Videx has launched its new IP intercoms that are ideal for a wide range of installations including office blocks, apartment complexes, hospitals and commercial buildings enabling the door entry system to utilise existing networks saving both cost and installation time. The Videx IP system is available as a convenient kit and as an expandable system which can be customised to suit the needs of any building. 12 gauge, 316 grade stainless steel vandal resistant entrance panels are available along...

ASSA ABLOY launches new GreenCircle-certified, EcoFlex exit trims

ASSA ABLOY group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT, announced an expansion of their award-winning EcoFlexTM technology with the launch of the new EcoFlex exit trim. The EcoFlex exit trim can be used as an electrified exit device in stand-alone applications, in conjunction with a wall reader, or as part of an integrated access control lock, making it an excellent solution for a variety of applications, including K-12 and Higher Education, Healthcare, and Hospitality. “Architects and design...

Secutech India 2018 set to open amid strong demand in security and fire safety industries

Secutech India 2018 opens this week amid growing industry demand for products in the security, fire and safety industries. The trade fair will take place in Mumbai from 5 – 7 April at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, and will provide regional buyers the opportunity to source products from some of the world’s leading safety and security brands. With India’s accelerating economic growth continuing to drive industry demand, the fair presents an ideal opportunity for leading players...

How security education and industry partnerships will help us prepare for a safe future

When asked about what the market should be thinking about in 2018, I am left offering an answer that serves as an urgent call to action: prepare yourself for change! The security industry is soon likely to see a dramatic shift from the traditional segmentation of commercial and residential security. Smart phones, mobile technologies, cloud computing, and having everything provided ‘as a service’ in peoples’ lives means users of buildings have a new set of expectations. In many...

Hanwha Techwin America announces new multi-directional cameras at ISC West 2018

At ISC West 2018, in booth #14079, Hanwha Techwin America, supplier of IP and analogue video surveillance solutions, will announce two new Wisenet multi-sensor cameras. The Wisenet PNM-7000VD (2-head) and PNM-9000VQ (4-head) combine powerful performance in a small form factor at an affordable price. For maximum adaptability, configurable fixed-focus lens/CMOS sensor modules are available in multiple fields of view which can be easily installed onsite. With high frame-rates (60/30fps), true WDR...

Bosch showcases networked building security solutions at Light + Building 2018

Tomorrow’s commercial buildings are safer, smarter, more comfortable and efficient. At this year’s Light & Building 2018 show, Bosch experts will showcase networked systems and services at booth C60 in Hall 9.1. Bosch applies its many years of experience as a system integrator and the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) to safeguard people, values and the environment as a complete supplier of building solutions. Foremost among the complete solutions available from Bosch fo...

Round table discussions

Are we talking enough about cybersecurity?

For many years, cybersecurity was the unmentioned elephant in the room. Possible vulnerability of IP-connected devices to a cyber-attack was seldom, if ever, mentioned, and even the most basic measures to prevent such an attack were not implemented. For the last couple of years, however, the physical security industry has begun talking more about cybersecurity, in some cases with an abounding enthusiasm typical of the newly-converted. Have our discussions sufficiently addressed the long-standing...

What are the security challenges of healthcare facilities?

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are an important vertical sector in the physical security market. Protecting healthcare facilities is a rich opportunity to leverage the value of physical security systems that range from video to access control to newer location and asset protection systems. But understanding how technology can excel in the healthcare vertical requires that we first identify and understand what these institutions need. Therefore, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundt...

Should marketers seek to leverage violent incidents?

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...