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StarWatch system installed at the Entra HQ

Westec AS, Remsdaq's long-term partner in Norway, recently secured a contract to supply the Entra HQ in Oslo with a StarWatch enterprise level integrated access control system.

07 August 2017/Author: Matthew Grimley/Number of views (4528)/Comments (0)/
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Steve Bell: Mobile solutions delivering greater flexibility and site control

The agility of mobile devices, combined with the aptitude of those using them, is transforming the security landscape and bringing a host of new benefits to the industry. Here, Steve Bell, Chief Technical Officer at Gallagher Security, looks at how mobile security solutions have advanced over time.

Like most industries, the security sector is embracing the benefits mobile technology can offer security personnel, whose role often extends far beyond the control room. For those who need to perform security tasks away from their desk, mobile devices now offer a level of versatility not seen before.


19 July 2017/Author: Erin/Number of views (3700)/Comments (0)/
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Geoff Firth: The emerging trend of integrated, intelligent buildings

Geoff Firth, Specification Manager at Boon Edam Ltd, a global market leader in entry solutions, discusses how increased security requirements for commercial buildings has impacted the development of access control systems over the past decade; leading to the emerging trend of integrated, intelligent buildings. 

Historically, access control security systems would predominantly be found in banks or government buildings, however over the last decade this has changed dramatically. It’s very rare to now walk into a building that does not have any form of security system installed. There are different drivers for this change, such as the ability to control and monitor personnel entering and exiting the building for fire regulations, to protect valuable equipment or data held inside; along with the increasing demand to protect a building against potential terrorist threats.

02 June 2017/Author: Erin/Number of views (3704)/Comments (0)/
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Alan Meyrick: Considering the security challenges for event organisers

In light of the ongoing terrorism threat in Western Europe, attention in recent years, especially since the November 2015 attempted attack on the Stade de France stadium in Paris, has focused on how we make our sporting, music, cultural and other large-scale events safer. The Manchester terrorist attack on 22 May involving a suicide bomber that left 22 people dead and 59 others injured has again brought into focus the challenges as to how we protect attendees. The attack seems to have deliberately targeted concertgoers as they left the Manchester Arena following the conclusion of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Here, Alan Meyrick, Senior Risk Analyst for G4S Risk Consulting Limited, looks at some of the key considerations when securing large scale events. 

26 May 2017/Author: Erin/Number of views (3304)/Comments (0)/
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331 - A guide to intruder alarms in the education sector

This guide details the purpose of an intruder alarm, gives advice on assessing the risks and lists the essential technical standards that the systems and installers must meet to ensure you are choosing a good quality product and service. There are also best practice examples from successful installations in the education sector.

09 May 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6086)/Comments (0)/
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