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Virtual event: Apprentices for Fire & Security (A4FS) joins WorldSkills UK Spotlight Talks

The Spotlight Talks are focused on inspiring careers excellence and will bring together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life, to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships. WorldSkills UK Live is the nation’s premier skills, apprenticeships and careers event. It takes place every November at the NEC in Birmingham. The Electronic Security Systems Competition was launched in 2019, but

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Abloy releases date for second virtual showcase

Following the success of its virtual Keyvolution exhibition in July 2020, ABLOY UK has announced a virtual showcase on 9th March, which will share the latest trends and innovations in the security and access control sector. The digital event will also showcase innovative new products, as well as access control solutions for commercial buildings, education, hospitality, residential and healthcare, and is ideal for facility and building managers, architects and any

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Healthcare: Mitigating cyber risk in Healthcare

As technology advances, so does cybersecurity risks, and the US Healthcare sector is proving to be a prime target as revealed by recent research from Bitglass Data breaches across organisations are becoming more and more common, this is also the same within the healthcare sector. Several major providers announced they suffered data breaches in 2020, with Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine being the latest to share their experience. Those

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Education and Training: E-Learning in the new world

The Coronavirus has caused a surge in e-learning and virtual training, as face-to-face contact has been minimised, how is this necessary during a pandemic? Virtual training tools are being widely used within the safety and security industry. These tools can provide professionals with realistic simulation of scenarios for trainees to learn from and enhance their emergency preparedness. However, businesses can’t afford to put capability building on hold. Whether the effort

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Access Control: How is security prioritised?

An analysis through the PACS market survey from Fact.MR identifies key areas of interest in the physical access control market and discovers what the consumer demands today   With the current and ongoing penetration of digital networks, data is a currency that keeps getting more valuable with the passage of time. Despite all the encryption and cloud computing tools available at the disposal of major companies for data security, there

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Interview: Exceptional solutions for extraordinary times

  Stuart Bettle, Video Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco, Johnson Controls, divulges the latest technological solutions available that can help fight infection and contamination    Wed, Mar 10, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM GMT Guest speaker Stuart Bettle, Video Product Marketing Manager Join Stuart Bettle, to see how the Tyco brand of Johnson Controls offers innovative and yet affordable solutions enabling businesses to safely operate in an ever changing world.

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ONVIF Announces New Chairman

ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonid Levit as the new chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee. Levit serves as Director of System Integration at Axis Communications and brings to the chairman’s role a strong technical background and more than a decade of product management, marketing and sales experience. Levit takes over from Per Björkdahl, who is stepping

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Is pedestrianisation the key to attracting footfall back to our towns and cities?

  There is speculation all across the country as to which of the habits and trends popularised over lockdown will go on to influence our lifestyles for the longer term. From remote working to the impact on education to the future of our towns and city centres, so much remains unknown. One trend that has prompted much discussion – and no small amount of controversy – is that of the pedestrianisation of

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Tenable Announces Intent to Acquire Alsid

Tenable Holdings, the Cyber Exposure company,  announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alsid SAS (“Alsid”), a leader in Active Directory security. Alsid for Active Directory is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution with an on-premises deployment option that monitors the security of Active Directory in real time. The solution enables users to find and fix existing weaknesses with dynamic threat scoring, complexity ratings and

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Professional security business chooses Incedo Business

Another large survey confirms the growing importance of integration across building security functions. According to the Wireless Access Control Report 2021*, “95% [of security professionals] cited system integration [of access control] with other building/security management functions to be ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ important” for the coming five years. Extensive expertise in the security sector made Plexus’ procurement team aware of this growing need for connectivity across functions — including access control.

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