Boston Networks acquires 2020 Vision Systems as it steps up growth plans

Boston Networks, the Glasgow-based integrated solutions business, has completed the acquisition of 2020 Vision Systems as it accelerates its plans for UK growth. The purchase of North Shields-based 2020 is the latest step in an overall strategy to establish Boston Networks as the UK mid-market leader in network enabled smart integrated technologies to improve the performance safety and security of buildings, campuses and cities 2020 is a specialist in IP-enabled

Miele protects applications with F5 Networks

Miele now deploys solutions from F5 in two areas: as a reverse proxy and web application firewall, which provides additional protection of web applications. They offer flexible options for integration into existing systems, current features, and system management from a single source. As business-to-consumer (B2C) shops for consumers are a popular target for cyber-attacks, Miele decided to increase the safety by means of an additional web application firewall. The reason

Integrated security concept from Bosch for IKEA mall in Portugal

Bosch experts for building safety are networking the IKEA MAR Shopping mall in the Algarve, Portugal with trendsetting solutions. Scores of tourists are attracted every year to the Algarve, Portugal’s most southerly region where vacationers enjoy the sun and beaches and descend on popular seaside resorts like Lagos or Albufeira. However, whenever people have had enough of sunbathing, the Algarve also offers a multitude of other things to do –

North East-based surveillance technology start up Ocucon announces appointment of Maral O’Brien

Ocucon has expanded its team with the appointment of Maral O’Brien, as Business Operations Support Executive. Joining Ocucon from a marketing role in a Newcastle-based education start-up, where she gained significant experience in new business generation and stakeholder engagement, Maral will be responsible for aiding Ocucon’s business development and furthering growth as the company continues to expand. Maral commented: “This is an incredible opportunity, to join a start up that is

HID Global introduces HID ActivOne

HID Global have unveiled a new subscription-based delivery model simplifying access to its broad suite of identity and access management (IAM) software and services. The new HID ActivOne is an end-to-end digital identity management and authentication solution for large organizations, securing the identity of people, critical data and assets – all with the flexibility of a subscription. HID ActivOne delivers solutions to help protect access to an organization’s network, on-premise

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland protected by barrier solution

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has become the latest high-profile London event to be protected by a new barrier solution, designed to protect crowds from potential vehicular terror threats. Due to the popularity of the event, organisers needed a temporary security measure that would protect the entrance of the park from possible vehicle attacks, while still allowing pedestrians to flow freely in and out of the event. As a result, the

SIA Chief Executive appointed

Elizabeth France CBE, Security Industry Authority Chair, announced the appointment of Ian Todd as SIA Chief Executive. Ian succeeds Dave Humphries who has been interim CEO since the departure of former SIA CEO Alan Clamp at the end of October. Ian will join the SIA on 25 February 2019. Ian will be joining the SIA from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) where he is currently Deputy Director General.

Pyronix launches the Enforcer all-in-one Perimeter Protection Kit

New for the UK and Republic of Ireland security markets, the Pyronix Enforcer Perimeter Protection Kit ensures that intruders are detected before they gain access to residential or small commercial properties. Featuring secure Enforcer two-way wireless technology and a combination of shock sensors and magnetic contacts, the Enforcer Perimeter Protection Kit provides an effective, alternative solution to internal, volumetric motion detection. Laurence Kenny, Marketing Manager at Pyronix commented, “Pyronix is

Sophos introduces lateral movement protection to XG Firewall to stop advancing cyberattacks

Sophos, a provider in network and endpoint security, announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall now includes lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. The SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report discusses a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned more than $6.5 million, it is not surprising that criminals are attracted to this method. In

Cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology developed by AxxonSoft to combat human and child trafficking

Human trafficking is a global issue that we continue to face. Children and teenagers are regularly displaced from their communities leading to the destruction of their wellbeing and future, devastating the people around them. AxxonSoft, a  security and surveillance company, has developed specially designed ground-breaking technology called Deep Learning, which incorporates artificial intelligence to help combat this critical issue. Human trafficking transcends gender, race, socio-economic and social status making it

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