Research & Testing

Dahua and Scanview sign strategic partnership agreement for product development and testing

Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, signs a strategic partnership agreement with Denmark’s top parking and traffic solutions provider Scanview Systems, who has smoothly delivered the Copenhagen Airport and Billund Airport car parking projects upon close and successful cooperation with Dahua Technology. Mr. Michael Chen, Dahua VP, General Manager of Overseas Business, Mr. Zhang Xingming, Dahua VP, General Manager of R&D Ce...

Gallagher holds a series of events for customers and employees on occasion of its 80th anniversary

Gallagher celebrates its 80th anniversary as a technology company in the security, fuel systems and animal management industries. The family owned-and-operated global security giant was founded in 1938 by the late Bill Gallagher Senior and 80 years ago was a 10-person business that designed and delivered New Zealand’s first electric fence solution. Today, the company employs 1,100 people across a global network in ten countries. Research and development alone makes up 135 of the workforce...

Are integrators and end users overwhelmed by too many choices?

Finding the exact right technology to solve an end user’s problem is challenging, but the rewards are great when an integrator gets it right. A wide range of available product types, price levels and added features increases the likelihood of identifying a technology to solve any problem. But with so many technology and product choices in the marketplace, identifying that one solution can be akin to finding a needle in a haystack. We wondered whether a vast range of product choices is alwa...

UNION warns of the dangers of incorrect closer specification for non-insulated metal fire doors

While many door closers are stated as being approved for metal fire doors, in a number of cases this only applies to insulated metal fire doors. And with around 8 out of 10 metal fire doors sold in the UK being non-insulated, this means many door closers are not fit for purpose – with potentially disastrous results.  Fire-resistant doors Non-insulated systems provide certified fire resistance for integrity only, protecting against the passage of fire and smoke. However, as the name...

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors hosts BRE security testing day

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, global supplier of door opening solutions, has delivered a successful security testing day in partnership with BRE. Held at the Security Doors factory in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the day saw a fantastic turn-out of security professionals who witnessed various methods of attack on both steel and timber doorsets.  The event consisted of an overview of the LPS 1175 test standard, a comprehensive factory tour and a practical demonstrat...

How physical security consultants ensure cybersecurity for end users

Cybersecurity talk currently dominates many events in the physical security industry. And it’s about time, given that we are all playing catch-up in a scary cybersecurity environment where threats are constant and constantly evolving. I heard an interesting discussion about cybersecurity recently among consultants attending MercTech4, a conference in Miami hosted by Mercury Security and its OEM partners. The broad-ranging discussion touched on multiple aspects of cybersecurity, including...