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IDIS Critical Failover aims to boost fault tolerance with multi-layered protection

IDIS Critical Failover combines existing, improved and brand-new failover features for multi-layered protection that IDIS says can prevent downtime in a range of scenarios. Read More

How to protect heritage buildings against fire

Marking the one-year anniversary of a fire that destroyed the UK’s oldest hotel, Devon & Somerset FRS is emphasising the importance of conducting regular fire-risk assessments. Read More

New Paxton Technology Centre is a “real statement of intent”, says CEO

Paxton has opened a state-of-the art facility that houses a training suite and its R&D departments. The developer of IP access control, door entry and building intelligence systems can also use the Paxton Technology Centre to showcase its latest technologies. Read More

5 top tips for keeping your construction site secure

Every week in the UK, £1m worth of equipment is stolen from sites, with less than 10% of this recovered by police. Cleveland Containers shares its five top tips to keep your site secure. Read More

Hikvision’s ANPR solution can now be integrated with Paxton Net2

The announcement from Hikvision UK & Ireland will make for a more convenient user experience compared to environments where ANPR and access systems operate in silos. Read More

Watch: Rise of the amateur hackers – how ransomware-as-a-service is fuelling the cybercrime epidemic

There were 167 times as many ransomware attacks in 2016 (638 million) as 2015 (four million). Could off-the-shelf hacking tools be a big part of the reason? Read More

Failure rate of US airport security screenings is higher than 70%

Undercover officers passed through checkpoints with mock knives, guns and explosives undetected, the House Homeland Security Committee heard. Read More

Heavy-duty barriers are an inelegant – even dangerous – response to the Christmas market terror threat

A new breed of temporary, lightweight barriers are more flexible, cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing, argues Iain Moran, high security consultant at ATG Access. Read More

Security sector insights in the age of terror and the cyber-attack

This round-up of articles, which distills several presentations from the event to their key tips and messages, focuses on counter-terror and cybersecurity – especially regarding physical security systems – as well as drones, access control trends and CCTV procurement. Read More

Videx launches vandal-resistant GSM system with integrated proximity access control

Leveraging mobile tech to operate doors, automatic gates, car parks and remote site applications, the system is particularly helpful at unmanned sites and for conducting communications outside of regular business hours. Read More