Luke Bilton

Director, Digital & Content, UBM

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Luke is Director of Digital & Content for UBM EMEA London, the media business behind IFSEC Global and IFSEC live events.
January 3, 2017

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Security products round-up – September 2020

IFSEC Global takes readers through the latest product launches and updates to hit the security market in September.

Dahua Technology and Celtic FC sign sponsorship deal

Dahua Technology has entered into a six-figure sponsorship deal with Celtic FC, which includes supplying the club with its video-based technology and equipment.

Fire doors in residential properties – what landlords need to know

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) explores what landlords should look for when specifying a fire door, and how they can quickly and easily monitor its maintenance needs once installed.

A guide to the NIST Cyber Security Framework

An introduction to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, its five core elements, the latest updates and UK equivalents.

“Sharing best practice is critical in tall buildings crisis management”

IFSEC Global chats to Andy Baker, QPM, LLB (Hons), AKC, and former Head of Security at The Shard, about what attendees can expect from the opening day of this year’s Tall Building Fire Safety Conference.

Cyber threats disrupt return of education

As if the return of the academic year wasn’t already disrupted enough from the COVID-19 pandemic, reports indicate that a number of UK institutions have also been subject to cyber-attacks during the summer.

Fire door hardware: What you need to know

Dominick Sandford, Director and Head of Merchandising and Marketing at IronmongeryDirect, outlines the regulations surrounding fire door installation and maintenance. 

Fire Door Safety Week 2020 is here!

Fire Door Safety Week 2020 is here! Find out what the week is all about, and what companies in the sector are doing to support this year’s campaign.

How breakthroughs in privacy-enhancing technologies enable the future of biometric authentication

Olaf Jensen reports from London Tech Week, this time a digital event for the first time, where privacy-enhancing technologies to improve biometric security was on the discussion table.

Kentec launches iNS – Intelligent Networking Solutions

Kentec has launched its Intelligent Networking Solutions (iNS) providing advanced interconnectivity and monitoring of fire alarm control panel networks – critical where multiple panels are installed across a single site.

Firestopping and third party certification

In this final article of three related to firestopping, Simon Ince discusses the value of independent Third Party Certification, illustrating how it can support improved fire safety standards.

Can thermal imaging take the heat out of the coronavirus crisis?

Julian Hall takes a look at recent news stories highlighting the use of thermal imaging technology in detecting potential cases of COVID-19.

Defeating shoplifters: Your ‘prevent and deter’ checklist

Hunter Seymour compiles a checklist to support business owners and security teams from defeating shoplifters and preventing retail crime.

Whitepaper: Normal service resumed? How video technology supports our new reality

Download this free whitepaper from Milestone Systems to discover how video technology has been, and will continue to be, crucial to businesses following the pandemic.

ASFP publishes independent guidance on active fire curtains

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published its most up-to-date guide to the provision of proprietary active fire curtains.

Advisor Network launched by Apollo Fire Detectors

Apollo Fire Detectors has launched Apollo Advisor Network, a new market insight programme to help the business continue to support its customers.

“Remote servicing is only set to increase”, says Chubb Fire & Security

Remote service is nothing new for the security industry, but it is likely to accelerate during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, says Anthony Brennan, President, Chubb Fire & Security.

BT set to explore how to embrace digital transformation with ‘The Future is Now Live’

BT is hosting its ‘Future is Now Live’ event, where digital transformation leaders are set to provide examples of how to embrace the change.

Euralarm welcomes first associate member

Euralarm has welcomed Kiwa as its first associate member. The organisation recently opened its doors to associate members for the first time.

St Albans Civic Centre receives wireless fire protection upgrade

St Albans Civic Centre has completely renewed its fire system, with Hyfire supplying over 500 wireless devices as part of a significant upgrade to the 1980s building.

Facial recognition – “Its public use must be legal, ethical and justified”

Gerry Dunphy explores the use of facial recognition technology, discussing the responses of over 450 security professionals to a recent survey IFSEC ran on the subject.

Fire Safety Bill passes House of Commons vote

On the 19th March, The Home Office introduced the new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales.

ASFP responds to Building Safety Bill consultation

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has submitted evidence to the pre-legislative consultation on the Building Safety Bill.

Barbour: Security and COVID-19 director’s briefing

Download the latest security director’s briefing from Barbour EHS, which covers COVID-19, homeworking and risk assessments.

Improving fire safety at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester

130 Advanced fire alarm control panels have been chosen to protect one of the UK’s largest acute teaching hospitals. Adanced explains why.

Revealed: The IFSEC Global influencers in security and fire 2020

This year’s IFSEC Global Influencers in Security and Fire have been revealed! Find out the results, here.

Four in 10 police officers assaulted last year and attacks on firefighters on the rise

Almost four in ten police officers said they had been assaulted in the last year, while the latest government figures show that attacks on firefighters in England have surged by 66% in four years.

“Ecoystems are the future of access management,” says Assa Abloy’s Stephanie Ordan

Stephanie Ordan, VP Digital and Access Solutions at Assa Abloy Opening Solutions EMEA, talks about the future of access control — and explains more about the company’s recently launched Incedo system.

Social and private landlords urged to accelerate plans to remove and replace ACM cladding

The Mayor of London and London Fire Commissioner have called for faster action on the nationwide building safety crisis.

New ASFP Blue Book offers fire-resisting ductwork guidance

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published a new edition of its Blue Book European Version – Fire resisting ductwork.

Dräger launches ‘Health for the Firefighter’ campaign

Dräger has launched its ‘Health for the Firefighter’ campaign to support fire services in driving the cultural changes that are required to protect firefighter health.

How the role of a retail security guard has changed

How the role of the security guard has changed in retail environments with the onset of new technology and COVID-19.

Petition launched as research finds risk of fire at schools double that of other buildings

According to new research from insurer, Zurich Municipal, schools in England are “nearly twice as likely” to suffer from a fire as other types of commercial buildings.

The hidden costs of losing security talent

Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer at Dark Reading, explains how one person’s exit can set off a chain of costly events.

IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks: A new opportunity to discover fire and security solutions

IFSEC and FIREX are delighted to announce the launch of IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks, a new digital initiative designed for security and fire safety professionals to discover new products and services.

‘Active Fire Curtains’ latest topic in ASFP webinar series

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced a programme of free passive fire protection (PFP) webinars.

IFPO UK – Providing support, education and opportunity for security officers

James Moore speaks to board member and Criminology Lecturer, Peter Stiernstedt, to find out more about the role of the IFPO in the UK and what this means for security officers in the UK.

FIA & BSIA request clarification and timeline extensions to the UKCA mark

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) and British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have sent a joint letter to the UK Government, urging a reconsideration of the detail and timelines of the UKCA mark.

International SOS launches COVID-19 impact map, focusing on security, health and logistics

Designed to support multinational organisations to navigate the evolving pandemic, International SOS has launched a new map, representing the impact of COVID-19 on security, health and logistics in different regions.

Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) steps down

The Security Industry Authority’s Chief Executive, Ian Todd, has announced his decision to step down from the role on 16 October 2020.

A beginner’s guide to security franchises

James Fell from What Franchise explains how security franchises work and the key benefits installers should consider over ‘going it alone’.

Network of fire panels protects London Television Studios

A network of fire panels from Advanced has been installed at the prestigious Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London.

Touchless access control – improving both security and safety

Pat Jefferies, Commercial Director at Abloy UK, highlights the importance of hands-free access control solutions and their significance in securing buildings.

Firestopping of service penetrations: New best practice guide launched

Five organisations have launched a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide for Firestopping of Service Penetrations.

Edge-based video surveillance: The pros and cons

What’s it like living on the edge – at least in terms of your networked surveillance system?  Ron Alalouff discusses the pros and cons.

Ecl-ips buys Security Group and expands COVID-19 services

Ecl-ips, a CCTV and access control system designer and installer, has recently acquired Bristol-based alarms specialist, Security Group, to expand […]

Active fire protection market set for growth

Comprising detection/alarms and suppression systems, AMA Research has unveiled that the active fire protection market is set for growth following a decline in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.

BAFE establishes FireQual and announces its Qualifications Manager

The FIA has announced that BAFE will be acquiring the operation of the FIA AO, following extensive discussions between the two organisations.

Your guide to the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM)

IFSEC Global provides readers with a guide to the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM), a professional body in the fire safety sector, its role and the benefits of joining.  

Watchtower Security Solutions awarded Secured by Design status

Watchtower Security Solutions has been awarded Secured by Design (SBD) status for its WT-1 CCTV Tower, designed to secure remote and vulnerable sites.

Get your summer security fix in this essential free 'State of the Nation' webinar

Explore the state of security in the United Kingdom in this unmissable webinar led by industry titans Professor Dave Sloggett, Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter, TSI's Rick Mounfield, BSIA's Mike Reddington and Alex Carmichael of the SSAIB.

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