Perimeter security

High-speed airport-screening systems will improve soft target security

Several recent terrorist and mass violence attacks have been directed at soft targets, or relatively unprotected locations where people gather such as outside a music venue or in the unscreened passenger areas at airports. Attacks in public areas have led to the development of new security technologies aimed at protecting soft targets. One company addressing the challenges is Evolv Technology and its Edge automated high-speed personnel screening solution. The system integrates walkthrough fire...

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...

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...

Future Fibre Technologies and MaxSec Group unite to form the Ava Group

The Ava Group was formed from the takeover of MaxSec Group (MSP) by Future Fibre Technologies Limited (FFT) in December 2017, with the new group name approved at the EGM on 10th May 2018. Merging MSP and FFT The group is a provider of risk management services and technologies, used by commercial, industrial, military and government companies across the world. The Ava Group encompasses Future Fibre Technologies and both MaxSec Group companies - BQT Solutions and Ava Global. The Group features...

IDEMIA appoints Donnie Scott as Senior VP of Public Security for identity and security

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has announced the appointment of Donnie Scott as Senior Vice President of Public Security for its identity & security business in North America. Before joining IDEMIA, Mr. Scott served as Director of National Security Business Development for DXC Technology, global independent, comprehensive IT services company. He was responsible for DXC’s national security clients across the U.S. Public Sector, including the pursuit of new business a...

Round Table Discussions

Round table roundup: Security robots, deep learning and the race to the bottom

In tidying up after a year of Expert Panel Roundtable questions and answers, we came across some previously unpublished responses from our panel. These interesting responses address some of the hottest topics in the industry, from robots and deep learning to the “race to the bottom.” Taken together, the varied comments offer their own range of insights into the evolving physical security market. This week, we highlight some of these assorted Expert Panellist comments submitted over t...

What are the security challenges for schools and colleges?

As the new school term begins, awareness of security at all levels of educational institutions is higher than ever. Technology plays an important role in protecting educational facilities and their students, faculty, staff and visitors. Specific security challenges drive which technologies and other measures are used, and those challenges are evolving, along with the dynamic institutions security is tasked with protecting. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security...

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...