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Mark Rowley to discuss national security at World Counter Terror Congress during SCTX 2018

A week after announcing his retirement following four years leading the UK’s fight against terrorism, Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner, Mark Rowley has confirmed he will share his vast experience with delegates attending the World Counter Terror Congress, during Security & Counter Terror Expo from 6-7 March 2018. As Britain's most senior anti-terror police officer, Rowley has served in the police for over three decades and is credited for working alongside intelligen...

Ward Security receives Cyber Essentials Accreditation

Ward Security has achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation following an independent assessment of its IT network and systems. The quality mark which was created by the National Cyber Security Centre is a national government standard that demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to cyber security and to maintaining the highest possible standards for its clients. The importance of gaining the accreditation not only demonstrates that Ward Security continues to strive to be the best secur...

Orisec introduces compact and easy-to-install Covert Wireless Shock Detector

At less than 1 inch wide, Orisec have launched a Covert Wireless Shock Detector which is small enough to install in almost any location, even concealed within uPVC window and door frames. Orisec designs and manufactures wireless and wired intruder alarm equipment exclusively for professional installers. Founded on invention and innovation with a focus on exceptional design and performance, Orisec has filed more than 100 patents, registered designs and trademarks. Above all, their products are r...

Code Blue Corporation partners with Clery Center for National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Student safety remains a top priority at campuses around the United States, which is why Code Blue Corporation is proud to renew its partnership with the Clery Center as a sponsor for Jeanne Clery Act Training events and during National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM). The Clery Center regularly hosts Clery Act training around the country, providing its members with exclusive services, expertise, resources and customised campus assessments. Additionally, the Clery Center partners with col...

ShotSpotter and Verizon collaborate to enhance gunshot detection through city street lights

ShotSpotter announced an agreement with Verizon to bring the ShotSpotter solution to cities by leveraging Verizon's Light Sensory Network, an IoT platform deployed on street lights. Verizon’s Light Sensory Network is part of Verizon’s Smart Communities technology, which offers a range of services to cities including lighting control, traffic analytics, parking optimisation, public safety support and now gunshot detection. By utilising a city's lighting infrastructure, it will now be...

IFSEC Global appoints Grant Lecky in the judges’ panel of ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018’

IFSEC Global has appointed Grant Lecky to the judges' panel of 'Top influencers in security and fire 2018'. Lecky, who himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017, brings a wealth of industry experience and an extensive network of global contacts to the role. He will help to appoint a diverse range of respected industry experts and thought leaders to the panel of judges and to coordinate the nominations and judging process. Grant Lecky commented: “I w...

Round Table Discussions

How do you measure return on investment (ROI) in the security market?

Measuring return on investment (ROI) has long presented a challenge to the security marketplace. Investment in security is often viewed as a necessary cost whose benefits cannot be measured. For example, how do you measure the value of an event that doesn’t happen (i.e., that has been prevented)? The difficulty of measuring ROI doesn’t diminish customers’ appetite for it, however. Today’s choosy customers are driven more than ever by the bottom line and expect any and all...

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...

How is the role of distributors changing in the security market?

Distributors have traditionally played an important role in the physical security market, ensuring ready availability of products that systems integrators need to complete their projects. But a changing industry has had dramatic impact all along the supply chain of which distributors are a critical link. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How is the role of distributors changing in the market, and what is the impact?