Intrusion detection

How to make school security effective and unobtrusive for students

Schools today are charged to provide an environment that is both safe and conducive to learning, which can be difficult considering the range of security incidents and challenges they face, including bullying, fights, graffiti, theft and more. In addition to working within often tight budgetary constraints, a main challenge is to provide the highest level of security in an aesthetically pleasing way that doesn’t make students feel as if they are in prison. While these two needs may seem...

Mivatek provides Smart Connect platform and devices for Asia Pacific Telecom’s Home Guardian programme

Mivatek Smart Connect (formerly “Mivatek”) announces the signing of a partnership agreement with Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), whereby APT will use Mivatek Smart Connect’s plug-n-play Smart Home solutions and service. Mivatek’s mobile-cloud IoT platform and smart devices will form the foundation of APT's Home Guardian programme - a DIY MIY Smart Home service available to 2.6 million APT's customers. The new APT Home Guardian programme is the company’s first offering...

PerpetuityARC Training launches Essential Security Practices programme

PerpetuityARC Training (Perpetuity Training Ltd.), part of the Linx International Group has announced the launch of its Essential Security Practices (ESP) online learning programme. The modular online programme provides non-security personnel and those for whom corporate security is one of several responsibilities, with a strong working knowledge of the fundamentals needed to help safeguard an organisation, its people and assets. The ESP course is the first-of-its-kind and has been devised by...

GJD announces Fay Parker as Internal Sales Executive

GJD, the award-winning manufacturer and designer of smart electronic perimeter detection and high-performance LED illumination equipment, has announced Fay Parker as GJD’s new Internal Sales Executive.  Fay is responsible for building and maintaining customer relationships, developing new business opportunities and creating bespoke solutions to suit customer requirements.  Previously working in a leadership role at Texecom for seven years, Fay brings with her a wealth of knowle...

ADT partners with Cofense to provide phishing detection solutions

ADT Inc., a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, and Cofense, provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, have announced a partnership to offer phishing detection and response to ADT customers. ADT Cybersecurity provides enterprise and mid-market businesses with managed detection and response (MDR) services to combat advanced cyberthreats in real time. This service is now augmented by Cofense Tr...

DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion panel from Johnson Controls receives NF & A2P cybersecurity certification

Johnson Controls has announced that the PowerSeries Neo intrusion panel from DSC is the first intrusion alarm panel to be awarded the NF & A2P certification for cybersecurity protection from CNPP, the French national authority for risk prevention and control. The groundbreaking NF & A2P certification was awarded to DSC PowerSeries Neo under a newly created category that evaluates and certifies a security product’s cybersecurity readiness. The certification recognises PowerSeries N...

Round Table Discussions

Was 2017 a good or bad year for security?

The end of the year is a great time to take stock of one’s accomplishments during the year, and to reflect on successes and failures, where we are and where we’re going. 2017 brought a lot of change to the physical security market, but were the changes positive or negative? Our Expert Panelists tend to be a thoughtful and reflective group, so we wanted to get their thoughts and insights at year-end about 2017 in the security market. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable:...

How do customers under-utilise their video security systems?

Video systems today offer more capabilities than ever. Consequently, the systems can be used in new ways. For a variety of reasons, however, many customers don’t take full advantage of the capabilities of their video systems and therefore are leaving value on the table. Education and training are tools to alleviate the situation, but the first step is to identify the new ways that video can be used. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How do customers under-utilise their vi...

What is an acceptable life cycle for a physical security system?

Companies in fast-moving industries tend to want half or more of their revenue to come from products released in the last three or so years. The logical extension of that philosophy is the demise of product "cash cows" that remain in a company's portfolio for many years. Where better to witness the shortening life cycles of technology products than in the smart phone market, where most of us buy into the hype of the "latest and greatest?" But does acceleration of new product introductions transl...