Firefighting innovation

Watch firefighting robot tanks in action as Chinese fire service showcases new arsenal

Chinese authorities have released footage of fire-fighting robots taking part in an enormous fire drill at its ancient Forbidden City. Read More

Anti-surveillance clothing: surveillance for commercial gain – not security purposes – is what really breeds resentment

Few people object to surveillance tech deployed to deter and catch criminals, writes Carl Gohringer of facial recognition experts Allevate. It’s being tracked for commercial purposes that people resent and that spurs the development of anti-surveillance clothing. Read More

Samsung Wisenet P series: Hanwha Techwin launches panoramic 180° camera with H.265 and WiseStream compression

Hanwha Techwin has launched a 7.3 megapixel 180° panoramic camera as its latest addition to the Samsung Wisenet P series. Read More

Ukraine power outages blamed on malware infection: the lessons to learn

Paul Ducklin of Sophos considers the recent cyber attack on the Ukrainian power grid and offers some tips on how organisations can protect themselves against similar breaches. Read More

Why tethered drones are a boon for surveillance of crowded public events

Outlining the regulatory regime that governs the use of drones in the US, this article also explores the benefits of tethered over wireless drones during sports events, parades, festivals and other crowded public events. Read More

Applying deep learning to cyber security: Q&A with Deep Instinct CEO Guy Caspi

Deep Instinct CEO Guy Caspi discusses the complexities of deep learning and how Deep Instinct spotted a gap in the ballooning market for combating cyber security threats. Read More

Internet of things bubble will burst in 2017, predicts Wired Magazine

As predictions go it’s pretty bold given sales of internet-connected devices already number 12 billion worldwide and are projected to grow to about 30 billion by 2020. Read More

BAFE scheme revamp on fire extinguisher maintenance now open to consultation

BAFE invited feedback on proposed changes to the SP101/ST104 scheme, which pertains to the competence of technicians who maintain fire extinguishers. Read More

Hanwha Techwin’s MD on the “most powerful DSP chipset ever” and exacting password standards to ward off hackers

Hanwha Techwin Europe MD Bob Hwang reflects on an eventful year for the company that began 2016 as Samsung Techwin, as well as setting out 2017 priorities. Read More

5 fire-safety innovations showcased at CES 2017

A hearing aid that connects to smoke alarms via Wi-Fi and a smart oven that turns itself off to cut fire risk were among the innovations on show at the world's biggest consumer electronics event. Read More

The smart buildings report 2017: installed base, benefits and challenges, cyber threat and barriers to adoption

IFSEC Global recently polled hundreds of professionals involved in the building supply chain and management of commercial premises to understand the changing ‘smart building’ landscape. Read More

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