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Control Room Technology Installed at High Security Prison

A high-security prison in the United Kingdom has upgraded its video control room to the latest technology. UVS which installed a security control room video wall consisting of an LCD video wall and video wall controller at the prison in 2009 was commissioned to undertake the updates. The prison, which cannot be identified for security reasons,…

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AI Powered Patrol Debuts at Intersec Dubai

Billed as the world’s first “AI EagleEye Intelligent Patrol”, the latest iteration of the Intelligent Lightbar device from Zenith Technologies is being launched at Intersec Dubai 2023 (DWTC, 17th to 19th January). Zenith, an Australian company with an established presence in the Middle East since 2008, has evolved into disruptor within the Homeland Security space which…

Blog

Supporting Assisted Care with Door Hardware

Karen Trigg, business development manager with Allegion UK, discusses the complex access and security requirements of care home environments and the need to protect often vulnerable residents. Despite their quaint façades, modern care home environments are under consistent pressure to secure the safety and care of vulnerable residents and staff. Between funding constraints, staff retention…

News

Unique RFID Technology Added to Exit Gates for FIFA World Cup 2022

Smart ticket producer for the FIFA World Cup™ HID is providing a fully customised solution for outer-perimeter access control and all exit gates in Doha to ensure a smooth exit and facilitate emergency evacuations. Featuring eight stadiums spread across five Qatari cities, the Middle Eastern country expects more than 1.2 million visitors to attend the…

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Maximising Security at One of Warsaw’s Tallest Buildings

Global identity solutions provider HID has iplemented a mobile access solution and mobile-enabled Bluetooth® readers at the Skyliner skyscraper development in Warsaw, Poland.   Located in the vibrant Wola business district, Skyliner is one of the tallest buildings in the capital at 195 metres high. It is the first skyscraper commissioned by the developer, Karimpol…

Case Studies

Case Study: G4S Oman Data Centre Security Implementation

Data security for companies is critical: the legal and reputational risks and the harm caused to individuals when it falls into the wrong hands can be significant. Impressed by its global footprint, a data centre company chose G4S to design, install and maintain a security solution for its new site in Oman. G4S has been…

COP27

“Get Serious About Water”

A distinguished panel of water and climate leaders led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at COP27 is calling on heads of government to “get serious about water”. In a joint statement, several leading scientists have urged heads of state and government to introduce an integrated approach to water and climate action, citing the “fragmented”…

Construction

Grosvenor Services Awarded TfL Silvertown Tunnel Security Contract

Charter Security, a subsidiary of Grosvenor Services Group, has secured a three-year contract with Riverlinx CJV to provide security at Transport for London’s (TfL) Silvertown Tunnel construction site.The 1.4km long tunnel, which Riverlinx CJV are constructing on behalf of TfL, will run underneath the Thames and connect Silvertown to Greenwich Peninsula. This will be the…

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Understanding Key Copy Protection

Assa Abloy brand UNION has launched a new guide to highlight the issue of misleading claims around key copy protection, advising merchants to be vigilant against such claims to avoid the fallout that can result from misusing trademarks. The guide warns that claims made by some suppliers of cylinder locks to promote their products –…

Fire

UK Security Business Shortlisted for Start-up Award

A year into its launch, Atlas Security has been named as a finalist for the Start Up Company of the Year category of the 2022 Security and Fire Excellence Awards in the United Kingdom. The privately-owned company was established as a people-focused business with the goal of redefining how people view and experience security services. It…

Cleaning

Cleaning Industry Calls for UK Government Support Ahead of Winter Flu and Covid-19 Resurgence

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is warning continuing staff shortages in the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector will amplify the impact of a feared ‘twindemic’ combining winter flu and new immune evasive Sars-Cov-2 variants. The cleaning, hygiene and waste sector – which is one of the ten biggest industries in the UK – has played…

News

UAE Students Driving Demand for London Homes

Estate agency Chestertons Global reports that a record number of applicants to UK universities from the UAE is increasing demand for new homes in Central London. Data from the UCAS university admission service confirms a record number of students from the UAE have applied to UK universities in 2022. The UK is highly regarded as…

Appointments

Evolution Director Elevated to Fellowship of The Security Institute

Brendan McGarrity, Director of Evolution Risk & Design, has been elevated as a Fellow of The Security Institute (FSyl), the UK’s largest membership organisation for security professionals. His appointment, confirmed by industry peers on the Security Institute Validation Board, reflects the importance that Evolution places on continuous professional development at all levels of its business,…

Hybrid Working

Optimising WFH Security

The growth of working from home (WFH) following the COVID-19 pandemic poses potential security concerns around unwanted access to confidential company data. This is easily resolved with Code Handle, the door lock from ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group that keeps private rooms private via the use of a PIN code. 85 per cent of employees…

Case Studies

How G4S is Securing the UK’s Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the security threats faced by critical national infrastructure, what makes good security and the work G4S is doing to secure Hinkley Point C. Critical national infrastructure (CNI) is, by its very nature, fundamental to the running of any country. Without the contribution from sectors…

FM

ABM Supporting Conference on Suicide in the Security Industry

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), ABM will be joining other founding member of the Security Consortium for Suicide Prevention (SCSP) at a conference in London to consider strategies for preventing unnecessary loss of life within the security industry. Launched earlier this year with ABM’s support, the SCSP is a network of security…

Events

Abloy UK at International Security Expo 2022

Abloy UK is showcasing its comprehensive range of access control solutions at International Security Expo (ISE) 2022 from 27-28 September at Olympia London. The company will be presenting new digital access control systems, as well as tried and trusted electromechanical and mechanical locks in its portfolio, with representatives on hand to explain how these solutions…

Case Studies

Case Study: Securing University Research Facilities

ASSA ABLOY’s ARX access control solution is helping secure new SafePod research facilities in universities across the United Kingdom. The SafePod Network is a world first service to provide standardised safe settings across the UK for data that requires secure access for research. The network was launched in September 2021. SafePods include the ARX access…

News

Control Room Extends Atlas Security Tech Capabilities

Atlas Security is adding a range of tech-enabled services to its offering in the UK following the opening of a new control room. The new facility is designed to support the adoption of technologies that facilitate the growing trend towards ‘blended’ manned guarding and systems security contracts. The management of security, in addition to Atlas’…

Education

Evolution to Review Security Systems at Goldsmiths, University of London Under New Maintenance Contract

Evolution has been appointed to deliver security maintenance by Goldsmiths’ College under a contract that will see the fire and security systems business undertake a comprehensive review of all security systems at the member institution of the University of London. Goldsmiths teaches a range of subjects across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and is…

News

Corps Applauded for Championing Living Wage

The Living Wage Foundation, a campaigning organisation for salaries that cover the real cost of living in the United Kingdom, has recognised Corps Security‘s for extending a commitment to paying directly employed security personnel a Real Living Wage to all new contracts it bids on. The annual Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate notable employers that…

FM Magazine

The Changing Face of Retail Security

Brendan Musgrove, managing director of G4S business Total Security Services (TSS), discusses the retail sector’s response to emerging security threats including an increase in reported incidents of abuse of frontline workers and losses caused by shoplifting – as well as his company’s recent acquisition by Allied Universal. According to the British Retail Consortium Crime Survey…

Contracts

Queen Elizabeth II Centre Awards Security Contract

Atalian Servest has been awarded a three-year manned guarding contract by the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre, central London’s largest conference and exhibition venue. The contract which mobilised on the 25th April 2022, employs a team of 21 colleagues to provide manned guarding and front of house solutions. Underpinned by technology to enhance resilience and…

Appointments

Appointment Strengthens Corps Consult Security Advisory Capabilities

Corps Consult, an independent unit of UK social enterprise, Corps Security, has appointed James Henderson FdA MSyI as a security consultant. Henderson is a security and close protection expert who brings with him a wealth of security management, consulting and covert surveillance experience gained over 30 years across various sectors. Having served in the Parachute…

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How Security is Changing in the Real Estate Sector

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the changing security landscape in commercial property and advances in technology that are helping business stay ahead of threats whilst supporting their wider sustainability goals. The Impact of Covid Covid is accelerating changes in work patterns and locations. Fewer workers, and potentially more lone…

News

Abloy UK at IFSEC 2022

Abloy UK will be showcasing its comprehensive range of digital access solutions on stand IF4435 at IFSEC International 2022 from 17 to 19th May at ExCeL London.   A wide range of digital, electromechanical and mechanical products in Abloy’s portfolio can be combined in a variety of ways to meet virtually any requirements, allowing the…

News

ASM Deploys Facial Verification Network at Sports and Entertainment Venues

ASM Global has launched an industry-first facial verification network in partnership with technology innovator PopID. The first venue selected for the deployment, San Diego’s Pechanga Arena, hosted an American Hockey League (AHL) fixture between the Gulls and the Abbotsford Canucks this week, and follows a multiyear investment by ASM Global to redefine the return to…

Life Safety

Evolution Celebrates its First 25 Years

Integrated UK fire and security systems business Evolution was finally able to mark its 25th anniversary in-person with a special event held at the Grade I listed Bisham Abbey in Berkshire, following the postponement of celebrations last year because of Covid-19 restrictions. The event was attended by more than 150 Evolution employees, including staff from…

Engineering

ABM Supports Secure Futures Employability Programme

ABM is supporting the‘Secure Futures’ programme, highlighting the vast number of roles available in the security sector and introducing young people to the opportunities which the industry affords them.   Created through a collaboration between the Security Institute and the EY Foundation, the employability programme is designed to help break down barriers to employment for young people from low-income backgrounds who…

News

Abloy UK Digital Access Solutions Academy

Abloy UK has launched a Digital Access Solutions Academy as part of its comprehensive training and CPD offering. Education has been a critical focus at Abloy UK since it first launched the Abloy Academy back in 2008, which is now widely regarded as a centre of excellence for education within the industry. The company recognised…

Contracts

BNP Paribas Selects Atlas Security for King William Street Contract

Atlas Security has been awarded a new contract with BNP Paribas Real Estate to provide round-the-clock security at one of the City of London’s newest mixed-use office and retail developments, 68 King William Street. The 11-storey site which is referred to colloqually as the ‘Gateway into the City as you cross the London Bridge’, has…

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