Testing & Approvals

ASSA ABLOY’s security doorsets undergo rigorous testing in BRE’s Attack Zone at IFSEC 2018

With IFSEC 2018 taking place from 19 – 21 June at ExCeL London, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’ steel and timber doorsets will undergo real-life attack tests on stand H140. Hosted by expert technicians from the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), the BRE’s Attack Zone will demonstrate the difference between certified and non-approved products, and how quickly uncertified products can be compromised.  The brand’s steel and timber doorsets, which meet security rati...

DMP integrates with LifeSafety Power to facilitate power-supply and access control installation

Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) and LifeSafety Power have announced an integration delivering a customised enclosure that simplifies installing power supply and sub-assemblies for access control. “A lot of our dealers have told us they like using LifeSafety power supplies and enclosures,” says Adam Kinder, product manager for DMP Access Control. In combination with our controllers he adds, “It’s a solution that requires no modification.” DCLASS integrated DMP po...

AutonomouStuff deploys Quantum storage solutions to empower autonomous vehicle development

Quantum Corp. named AutonomouStuff LLC its primary partner for storage distribution in the automotive market, enabling them to deliver Quantum’s comprehensive end-to-end storage solutions for both in-vehicle and data centre environments. Quantum’s StorNext-powered scale-out storage provides high-performance ingest of data into the data centre when test vehicles return to the garage, thereby speeding time to result for sensor-generated in-vehicle data. Quantum in-vehicle storage is d...

Selecting the right security systems integrator for casino and gaming facilities

Security teams at casinos and gaming facilities are challenged daily to balance a welcoming and guest-focused attitude with a firm and capable presence to prevent and handle security issues, manage surveillance and security systems, and protect employees, guests, and assets. And all of this needs to be accomplished while complying with strict gaming regulations. An experienced security systems integrator can assist you with many of those challenges, including the very important job of ensuring...

How the convergence of physical security and cybersecurity will benefit businesses

The physical security industry is rapidly changing, ever evolving, and one that is growing faster than most other sectors of the greater global market. The latest research shows that the forecasted growth rates will be a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% and a total market revenue opportunity of $41.27B through 2022. These economic indicators make the industry a very attractive investment for entrepreneurs and for investment from large corporations from other industries. At ISC West...

SphereVision’s 360-degree imaging system aids fire safety teams in smoke detection

SphereVision has added a smoke simulation feature to its 360-degree imaging software to aid training, emergency planning and incident management. Specifically designed for fire and rescue teams, a variable density smoke layer can be applied to the 360-degree imagery allowing first responders to assess fire equipment, alarms and exit routes, and plan and train for a variety of incidents. A SphereVision Project, complete with site layouts and maps, embedded photographs and site documentation, ca...

Round table discussions

What is the biggest mistake customers make when buying and installing security systems?

Sometimes you see it coming and want to scream out: “Don’t do that.” We all make mistakes, but it’s hard to sit and watch others as they go down the wrong path. It’s especially difficult when the errant party is a customer, and when their wrong move might somehow end up reflecting badly on you as a technology or security systems provider. Much better to anticipate the problem by expecting the possible mistake before it happens. We asked this week’s Expert Pane...