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FLIR Systems: profile of a leader in thermal imaging

A profile of FLIR Systems, the world's largest commercial company specialising in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. Read More

Hanwha Techwin strikes deal with ADI Global Distribution to form strategic partnership

ADI Global Distribution and Hanwha Techwin have formed a strategic partnership whereby the former can now offer customers the full range of Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet video surveillance solutions. The agreement was negotiated by Alan Paterson, managing director of ADI’s Europe, Middle East and Africa businesses’  and Bob (HY) Hwang Ph.D, managing director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “We […] Read More

The Security Industry Authority (SIA): licensing in the private UK security sector

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) regulates the private security industry in the UK, issuing licences and running the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). Read More

Aesthetically pleasing, crash-tested street furniture: why functional will no longer do

This Marshalls-sponsored trend report examines the market for crash-tested street furniture, specifically procurement trends and the views of architects, security professionals and other specifiers on the importance of aesthetics. Read More

Revolutionary authentication technology adds pictures to the humble password

A multi-factor user authentication system where users can draw on pictures and style characters has been pioneered by researchers. Read More

Historic Grade II-listed church destroyed by fire

In other news covered in our roundup, the BSI revises the fire code of practice and a person is missing following an explosion near a block of flats in Oxford. Read More

Anti-terror physical protection in 2017: how to reduce vulnerability to terror attack

Emily Thompson of BFT Automation looks at how the terror threat is mitigated through the introduction of physical, technical and procedural protective measures. Read More

Student accommodation provider given heavy fine and suspended prison sentence for multiple fire-safety breaches

Also in our roundup of fire-safety fines, a housing cooperative faces punitive fine for a litany of fire-safety failures and fire-door breaches are found at guesthouse following arson attacks. Read More

Many engineers are far more valuable than their managers – and their salaries should reflect this

Integrations consultant Michael Lines offers tips on recruiting and retaining engineers/integrators and argues that muddled thinking over managerial roles is exacerbating the skills gap. Read More

FIM Expo to focus on BS 5839-1:2017 and new European service standard 16763

The FIA has confirmed seminar topics for its latest FIM Expo, which takes place at the Madejski Stadium on Wednesday 5 April. Read More

Queen opens National Cyber Security Centre with UK hit by 60 serious cyber-attacks a month

A new cyber defence centre opened by the Queen today is tasked with making the UK more resilient against cyber-attack. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will offer advice to both citizens and organisations on how to protect themselves against hackers. Speaking to the BBC’s Newsnight, NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin said: “We have had significant losses […] Read More

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