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Thousands attracted to the River of Light Festival

The River of Light Festival returned to Merseyside for the fourth time and the dazzling display was a huge hit with the tens of thousands of spectators who packed in either side of the river. The fireworks began at 6.30pm and lasted for 15 minutes with the finale achieving a huge cheer from the crowds and marked another successful event with people in good spirits as they headed home. Liverpool

Perimeter Protection Specialist Rosehill Security Confirms Partnership with Damasec Global Group for Denmark and Sweden

Rosehill Security, a manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, announced a product distribution agreement for Denmark and Sweden with Damasec Global Group for the company’s innovative range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers and perimeter security products. To address the growing need to protect crowded spaces and perimeters in light of recent vehicle borne attacks worldwide, Denmark-based Damasec has added Rosehill Security’s range of perimeter security solutions to its product portfolio.

Gatwick Airport re-opens with anti-drone technology

Gatwick Airport re-opened following 36 hours of disruption caused by multiple drone sightings in the vicinity of the UK’s second busiest airport. While the rouge drones and their pilots remained undiscovered, the airport was able to re-open thanks to the addition of extra anti-drone technology measures to counter the threat. According to the British Airline Pilots Association, these measures are understood to be detection and tracking equipment that has been

SecuriPods create a safe and secure perimeter for major UK city centre beer festival

Thousands of ale-lovers were able to enjoy peace of mind alongside their brews when Derbyshire security products firm Securiscape installed its temporary HVM street barriers on the perimeter of a major outdoor beer festival.   Organisers of the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival 2018 requested that four of the devices, which can bring vehicles to a controlled stop in seconds, were placed at the entrance to Bolero Square, the

ATG Access records a record year for profit and revenue

ATG Access has reported a record-breaking year for turnover and profitability. In the last financial year (2017/18), turnover has increased by 12%, taking it from £15.6 million to £17.5 million. Profit before tax (EBITDA) has nearly doubled, increasing from £805,000 in 16/17 to £1.546 million in 17/18, due to the company’s continued expansion both in the UK and across the world. ATG has experienced an increase in demand for its high security

Harper Chalice expands its dealer network with Binns

British manufacturer and supplier of electronic and electrified perimeter security systems, Harper Chalice, has added to its dealer network with what it describes as “one of its most prestigious signing to date”.   The company has secured prison perimeter systems installer Binns Fencing as an authorised dealer of its high security defence and detection systems and complementary products. The range is specifically designed to meet the growing demand for reliable

Counter-Terrorism expert, Major Chris Hunter analyses the suspected terrorist attack on Westminster

A man in his late 20s has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a silver Ford Fiesta crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. Counter-terrorism consultant, Major Chris Hunter QGM, provides his insight into what happened and the potential next steps of the investigation.   “What was quite interesting was the route that the car appeared to have taken. It looks to me that it was

Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences following Westminster crash

A man in his late 20s has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences and has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody after a silver Ford Fiesta crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament at 7.37 on Tuesday August 14. The vehicle collided with cyclists and pedestrians before hitting the barrier.   “Given that this appears to be a deliberate act,

HENSOLDT showcases portable Counter-UAV System at Paris expo

At Eurosatory, the international defence and security exhibition in Paris, the sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT will be showcasing for the first time a portable version of its counter-UAV system Xpeller, called “XpellerGear”, which can also be used to provide protection against radio remote-controlled bombs, so-called RCIEDs (Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices). The new configuration combines a radio detector with a jammer. As soon as the radio detector acquires a signal evidently

Nedap ensures fast ground transport access at Auckland Airport

While 15 million passengers travel through Auckland Airport every year already, this number is anticipated to grow rapidly in the upcoming years. The Ground Transportations Plan was redesigned to ensure that service levels required meet the demands of the many passengers. To offer extremely reliable, fast and secure access to all ground transport vehicles, Nedap’s TRANSIT and MOOV were installed. 15 million passengers a year Auckland Airport is the major

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