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Security benefits of installing mesh networks 

While WiFi technology remains inherently reliable, mesh network topology is often seen as a ‘cut above’, at least as far as coverage, signals, and security are concerned. Mesh networks solve many of the connectivity issues around WiFi, particularly in premises where IoT (Internet of...

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Fuelling innovation: Solar-powered surveillance

Simon Legrand, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at technology company, Sunstone Systems, reviews the latest advancements in solar-powered and deployable technologies, their diverse applications across industries, and potential future trends that hold the promise of reshaping the landscape of surveillance, connectivity and renewable energy....

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The realities of hiring people with convictions

Hiring people with previous criminal convictions can be beneficial to businesses, ex-offenders and society as a whole, according to a new guide from Working Chance, as Ron Alalouff reports. Hiring with Conviction – an employers’ guide to recruiting and supporting people with convictions from...

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Hanwha releases affordable line up of cameras and NVRs

Hanwha Vision has released the A Series, a range of affordable cameras and network video recorders that are engineered to provide effective and intelligent video analytics, whilst also being designed specifically for budget-conscious installations. Fourteen camera models in the A Series range offer multiple...

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False fire alarms continue to cost the UK

False fire alarm numbers continue to rise post-pandemic, causing major challenges for the economy by wasting vital time and resources. Evie Fry, Marketing Apprentice at Safety Technology International explains the issue. The latest Home Office figures from the year ending September 2022 reveal fire...

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Why businesses should adopt a zero trust strategy

With the growing number of cyber attacks targeting operational disruption and reputational damage, organisations are being forced to make robust cyber security a strategic priority. Implementation of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, a rise in digitisation initiatives leading to increased...

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Making things that think? Think again…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on everyone’s mind. When AI is applied to the fields of identity and security, the technology has driven massive progress in the past decade–progress that would not have been possible without the watchful eye of human supervision. Here, Geraldine Genest,...

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False fire alarms continue to cost the UK

False fire alarm numbers continue to rise post-pandemic, causing major challenges for the economy by wasting vital time and resources. Evie Fry, Marketing Apprentice at Safety Technology International explains the issue. The latest Home Office figures from the year ending September 2022 reveal fire...

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Overcoming bandwidth constraints with a hybrid cloud solution

For businesses with operations spread across various locations like retail stores, warehouses, restaurants, and healthcare facilities, having centralised video security monitoring, investigation and management is crucial. These businesses, however, often face significant internet bandwidth constraints, leading them to adopt disparate on-premises solutions for different...

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How is AI changing the security sector?

We’ve all heard the term ‘Artificial Intelligence’, or ‘AI’ for short. There is a widespread acceptance that it is set to have a significant impact on the physical security sector in the years to come, if it isn’t already… But what does it really...

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The race towards 6G is on…

Worldwide, research and development work on the future 6G mobile communications standard is picking up pace. Companies and states are investing massively in this technology. In the race to lead the way, Bosch is actively involved in projects, alliances, and initiatives at both the...

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Handy checklist for remote services compliance

Remote services are covered by three standards (EN 50710:2021 3, EN 16763:2017 and CLC/TS 50136-10:2022) and the concepts introduced in them are complex. Euralarm felt the need to produce a guidance document, that provides micro and small service companies with a handy checklist when...

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AI at the edge offers an interesting future

Artificial intelligence or AI is becoming a common factor in almost every aspect of our lives. It used to be that putting AI at work involved huge server rooms and required vast amounts of computing power and, inevitably, a significant investment in energy and...

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Two new dual-channel cameras with AI from Hanwha

Hanwha Techwin Europe has released two new AI-powered dual-channel multi-sensor cameras in Europe, the PNM-C12083RVD and PNM-C7083RVD. The AI cameras are designed to monitor two different areas with two different fields of view, making them ideal for monitoring staircases or elevators, looking around corners,...

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Market for security robots takes big steps forward

According to Marketsandmarkets, the growing adoption of security robots for commercial and residential applications is being driven by rising emphasis on security at national or regional levels, increasing investments and spending on defence by countries globally, and surging demand for autonomous systems that make...

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Securing healthcare facilities with cloud-based access control

How can cloud-based access control support healthcare security professionals step up levels of protection and data management, while maintaining and improving day-to-day security operations? Ross Wilks, Head of Marketing Communications, ACRE International, provides his view. Healthcare facilities face some of the most intense challenges...

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BSIA unveils security equipment manufacturer’s cybersecurity registration scheme

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched a security equipment manufacturer’s cybersecurity registration scheme through its special interest group, the Cybersecurity Product Assurance Group (CySPAG). The new self-declaration registration scheme is based on the requirements of BSIA Form 343 Manufacturers of safety and...

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Securing healthcare facilities with cloud-based access control

How can cloud-based access control support healthcare security professionals step up levels of protection and data management, while maintaining and improving day-to-day security operations? Ross Wilks, Head of Marketing Communications, ACRE International, provides his view. Healthcare facilities face some of the most intense challenges...

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Market for security robots takes big steps forward

According to Marketsandmarkets, the growing adoption of security robots for commercial and residential applications is being driven by rising emphasis on security at national or regional levels, increasing investments and spending on defence by countries globally, and surging demand for autonomous systems that make...

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Two new dual-channel cameras with AI from Hanwha

Hanwha Techwin Europe has released two new AI-powered dual-channel multi-sensor cameras in Europe, the PNM-C12083RVD and PNM-C7083RVD. The AI cameras are designed to monitor two different areas with two different fields of view, making them ideal for monitoring staircases or elevators, looking around corners,...

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Hanwha expands Wisenet Q camera series

Hanwha Techwin is adding 12 new 4-megapixel cameras to its Wisenet Q series. Together with existing 2 and 5-megapixel Wisenet Q models, the new NDAA compliant cameras are designed to offer an affordable solution for virtually any high camera count video surveillance application. The...

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Salto achieves carbon neutrality

Salto Systems has achieved carbon neutrality thanks to its participation in two innovative projects with a triple-transformative effect on the economy, society and nature to achieve Salto’s goal: for its operations to have zero impact on the climate. In order to accelerate decarbonisation and...

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Why AI is taking surveillance to another level

In video cameras, AI plays a two-fold role in making image analysis possible but also improving the quality and reliability of captured footage. In doing so, AI is bringing new levels of situational awareness and understanding to security teams and other business functions. Here,Uri...

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“Deeper integration of access control technologies will contribute to business success”

In a survey of industry professionals for the Wireless Access Control Report 2021, over 90 per cent of re-spondents noted the importance of integration across building management functions. “Interoperability is now essential for joined-up security. Security and facility managers want systems which work together...

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Paxton enhances app to simplify remote management

The security technology manufacturer Paxton has updated its popular Paxton Connect app to make remote site management simpler than ever before. Paxton Connect has been developed by Paxton to provide remote site management for buildings secured with the company’s well-established networked access control system...

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Building trustworthy AI is key for enterprises

Organizations need to focus on transparency in models, ethical procedures and responsible AI in order to best comply with guidelines for developing trustworthy AI systems. In April 2019, the European Union released a set of guidelines for developing trustworthy AI systems. However, enterprises are...

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Dynamic threat landscape pushes firms towards managed security

Increasing cyber-threats coupled with a shortage of cyber security professionals in Europe is compelling organisations to turn toward managed and professional security services (MSS/PSS) companies. Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, European Managed & Professional Security Services Market, reveals that the dynamic threat landscape requires...

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Addsecure commits to sustainability

Addsecure has published its first ever sustainability report as part of the company’s commitment to sustainability. The report sheds light on how the company and its IoT solutions are contributing to a safer and smarter world. Internet of things (IoT) has a transformative impact...

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Cyber insurance costs up by a third

The frequency and severity of ransomware attacks is a leading factor behind a substantial increase in the cost of obtaining cyber security insurance The proliferation of double extortion ransomware attacks and the relative ease of their execution by cyber criminal gang affiliates has led...

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Keenly priced technology makes AI accessible to all

According to Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, deep learning AI is no longer an emerging technology which is only suitable for high security or mission critical video surveillance cameras. Guterman believes that many people who are not involved...

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Biometrics to see strong growth to 2027

The “Global Biometrics Technology Market, is valued at US$ 23,311.5 million in 2019, and is predicted to witness a CAGR of 20.8% during the forecast period 2019-2027, as highlighted in the latest report on the subject published by Coherent Market Insights. Rising government demand...

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Beware of legacy systems with cyber vulnerabilities

“Legacy access control systems use outdated technology that leaves them vulnerable to cyber threats, and can cause damage beyond the door,” cautions Thibault Louvet, Director – Access Control Product Group at Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and...

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Modipwn vulnerability puts millions of building systems at risk

Authentication bypass vulnerability in a Schneider Electric product could lead to device takeover Users ofSchneider Electric’sModicon programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which are widely present in manufacturing, building services automation applications, energy utilities and HVAC systems, are advised to be on the alert to exploitation...

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Key security patch testing best practices

Every company has to update and patch its software, but unless the process is carefully managed, serious problems can occur. How can you make sure you’re following the right steps? To ensure a predictable rollout when a patch is deployed across your network, it is important...

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Developers have a moral duty to create ethical AI

Corsight AI publishes report on how organisations can develop more human-centric AI and biometric technologies Developers of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and biometric-related technologies have “a moral and ethical duty” to ensure the technologies are only used as a force for good,...

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How To Survive A Cybersecurity Attack

In aForbesarticle several weeks ago, I observed thatthe remote work model creates a greater cybersecurity threatsince it exposes us to bad actors in ways that are much riskier than when we’re all working in our offices with the benefits of technological and social barriers...

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NCSC publishes smart city security guidelines

Guidance for local authorities, IT and cyber professionals aims to ensure the security of connected, smart city projects The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published new guidance on securing smart city infrastructure to help local authorities and the security community build awareness and understanding of what...

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The undeniable advantages of the cloud

The global usage of cloud based access control solutions has grown exponentially during the pandemic. “The discussion with customers is not about what the cloud is anymore but about the services and what the benefits are”, says Michael Byrden, Vanderbilt’s Business Development Manager –...

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Hanwha’s Wisenet AI NVR supports LPR

Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet P series AI NVRs support LPR search when working with non AI cameras or Wisenet AI cameras together. Users can easily and instantly search License Plates using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology which are recorded with digital data based on letters...

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3 technology predictions for 2021

As IT leaders prepare their organizations for the year ahead, we’re offering insights into the technology trends we predict will have the biggest impact. With 2020 behind us, now is a good time to look back at the at the most impactful IT industry...

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Why 2021 Will Be The Year Of Adaptive Cybersecurity

96% of enterprise executives say they are adjusting their cybersecurity strategies due to Covid-19 and half are now considering cybersecurity in every business decision. 71% plan to incorporate cybersecurity, including early detection of cyber risks, more into their company-wide enterprise risk management strategies according...

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NCSC recognises UK’s top cyber schools

National Cyber Security Centre CyberFirst Schools initiative has handed out 14 gold, silver and bronze awards recognising excellence in cyber security teaching. Fourteen schools and sixth-form colleges across the country have been recognised for the quality of their cyber security instruction in the latest...

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Designing the future of work after COVID-19

The business change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic has been both sudden and lasting. At the start of 2020, no one predicted a novel coronavirus would disrupt global supply chains, lead thousands of organizations to close their office space, and have countless employees work...

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3 important steps to get started with AI

David Petersson lays out three steps that will change how you think about AI and help your business get started with AI. Every IT problem has a learning curve and a tipping point, an aha! moment when the solution reveals itself. Working on AI projects,...

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IoT Device Security Issues and Why They Exist

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) envisions a world in which billions of interconnected objects possessartificial intelligence, internet, and sensing and actuation capabilities. The idea suggests that instead of having a small number of powerful computing devices in our lives, we might...

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Hanwha launches new 4K Wisenet P AI cameras

The launch of 5 new Wisenet P ultra-high definition 4K AI cameras from Hanwha Techwin can offer new benefits to control room operators and securty personnel, because in addition to capturing effective quality images, the new feature rich cameras are equipped with deep learning...

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AI could overcome the challenges of false alarms

Conventional surveillance systems mostly detect moving targets through sensor devices or motion detection software, without further analysis. This means that they cannot accurately distinguish between, for example, a stray animal and a human intruder, or a vehicle and what may just be video noise....

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Powering the remote workforce

Enabling simple, secure, reliable internet access from anywhere In a recent webinar, we discussed the challenging and unique times we live in as workforces around the world move to temporary remote work. While many of us are separated, we are also interconnected via the internet...

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Hanwha releases Wisenet Retail Insight

Hanwha Techwin has introduced a business intelligence application which enables retailers to gain a greater understanding of customer behaviour and buying patterns. Wisenet Retail Insight utilises people counting, heat mapping and queue management applications running on board selected Wisenet Q and Wisenet X fixed...

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COVID-19 ‘biggest-ever cyber security threat to hit businesses’

The COVID-19 outbreak is forcing millions of employees to work from home. This means countless organisations are faced with a unique challenge: how to keep as many business-critical functions running as possible whilst maintaining adequate security. Phishing attacks have risen an unprecedented667 per cent...

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Top IoT Trends to Watch in 2020

Like other cellular networks,5G networks will use a system of cell sites to send data via radio waves. But 5G connectivity will also rely on networks of small cells, transmitting data over short distances. As a result of expanded network capacity, 5G could bring...

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