Ron Alalouff

Freelance journalist

Ron Alalouff is a journalist specialising in the fire and security markets, and a former editor of websites and magazines in the same fields.

Articles by this author

Evacuation policies and technologies for high-rise residential buildings 

Milan tower block blaze: “A disaster waiting to happen” and similarities to Grenfell highlight global problems in building safety

Convergence of physical and cyber security will be vital in protecting cities of the future

Emphasis on closer collaboration with industry in new fire and rescue standard for non-residential buildings

Competence framework PAS 8673 for new role of building safety managers on track for publication

Building industry must change its safety culture by adopting ‘golden thread’ principles says building regulations committee

Security products round-up – August 2021

Social distancing detection at the edge trialled in Australia with airport surveillance cameras

Managers required to find new income streams as local authority CCTV faces funding squeeze

£16.5m of successful applications for fire alarms under £30m waking watch fund alternative scheme

New research on CCTV camera prevalence in cities uses Google street view

Reminder on the need for rigorous security personnel hiring practices and door supervisor guidance as lockdown measures ease

Warning on non-police deployment of live facial recognition technology from Information Commissioner

Using technology to improve situational awareness for fire and rescue services

Full inquiry to be held into Cameron House hotel fatal fire which led to two deaths and £500,000 fine

Disagreements exposed over personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people and stay put policies in high-rises

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