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Dartford warehouse fire another indictment of UK’s lax sprinkler regulations, says FM Global

Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards at the commercial property insurer, said damage caused to UCC Coffee's roastery in Riverside Industrial Estate and health risks posed to surrounding residents highlighted the folly of the UK’s lax approach to sprinkler regulation. Read More

“You can’t rely on past trends”: Resilience First’s Robert Hall on horizon scanning in a “volatile” world

Robert Hall, executive director of Resilience First, discusses the need for greater information sharing between public agencies and private businesses, how the risk and resilience profession is evolving, the shifting threat landscape, the importance of resilience and redundancy, and the implications of Brexit. Read More

Banham Academy launches Tavcom-developed BTEC Level 3 training pathway for trailblazer apprentices

Taking place at the Banham Academy the BTEC Level 3 courses will provide online and classroom teaching, practical exercises, assessments and exams during the three-year apprenticeship. Read More

Fire safety in construction a bigger priority post-Grenfell, but construction sector frustrated by government response

The construction industry has seen myriad improvements to fire safety since the Grenfell Tower fire, but there is frustration that the government has responded too slowly, a new study reveals. Read More

WATCH: Physical security products under siege in the LPCB Attack Testing Zone 2018

At IFSEC 2018 the LPCB subjected a range of security doors, perimeter fencing, shutters and covers to a barrage of attacks from hammers, wire cutters and other handheld tools. Read More

Growth in demand for fire solutions exacerbates skills crisis in fire engineering

Defying any dampening effect Brexit-related uncertainty might have caused, enquiries for goods and services post-Grenfell have grown strongly, an FIA survey of fire solution providers has revealed. Read More

HID Global ramps up investment and partnerships to combat counterfeiting with HID Trusted Tag Services

HID Trusted Tag Services securely authenticates products with a tap of an Android or iOS phone - from production through every stage of the distribution process and at the point of sale. Read More

Axis white paper: Stakeholder roles in achieving privacy (and security) by design and default in smart projects with IoT devices

Smart assurance for a smarter world, a white paper from Axis Communications written by James Willison and Sarb Sembhi, examines the challenges around using IoT devices such as surveillance devices, their collection of data in large systems, and compliance with GDPR in large projects, among other things. Read More

SD cards: Getting the most out of these unsung heroes of video surveillance

Uri Guterman, head of product & marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, sings the praises of SD cards and provides guidelines on what to look out for when buying them. Read More

Genetec partners with AnyVision to offer more powerful, AI-driven video surveillance solutions

Genetec, the developer of IP video surveillance, access control and licence plate recognition solutions, has partnered with AI recognition specialist AnyVision. Read More