Safe Cities

What exactly is a safe city? How does the industry work with government and emergency services to deliver safer, secure and sustainable cities?

Key elements of a Safe City include:

Smart cities are no longer a vision of the future; they’re already here thanks to cutting-edge surveillance infrastructure

With crime on the rise and terror threats against urban areas growing, improving safety in our cities and towns is a growing concern for those tasked with protecting us. The most recent UK crime figures show a 24% rise in violent crime in England and Wales in the 12 months to June 2016. This includes […] Read More

A revolution in business resilience? Portal that empowers businesses with bespoke risk reports launched by FPA

The business resilience discipline could be revolutionised by a new risk-analysis portal, its developer, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), believes. Read More

FLIR Systems acquires developer behind world’s smallest drone: Prox Dynamics

FLIR, a world leader in the development of thermal imaging infrared cameras, has paid around $134 million in cash for the Norway-based company. Read More

5 alarming terror trends and what they mean for counter-terror strategies

It’s Counter Terror Awareness Week, so we’ve taken a look at the ever-changing tactics deployed by terrorists – some high tech, others decidedly not – as well as the re-emergence of a threat that last peaked in the 1970s. Read More

Smart cities? Few even have an IT department! Q&A with Silver Spring Networks on IOT in connected cities

Cities are getting 'smarter' as try to do more with less as budgets tighten. But what exactly does getting 'smarter' mean and whats about the cyber threat? We spoke to Brian McGuigan, European commercial director of smart cities and lighting at Silver Spring Networks. Read More

How to safeguard vital utilities from fire, terror and other security threats

Nick Burnham, head of sales & marketing for Siemens Building Technologies UK, examines how the many operational challenges facing energy utilities can be alleviated through the right system design, adoption of an integrated tech-based approach and intelligence-led security and safety strategy. Read More

5 trends in IoT and ‘smart’ tech’ from 2016 so far

Shrinking computer chips, exponential growth in processing power and improvements in broadband speeds have driven a wave of innovation in the security industry. Some observations about the security implications of recent innovation. Read More

UK Drone Show flies back to the NEC in December 2016

The UK Drone Show is Europe's largest and most exciting gathering of drone, camera and smart technology all under one roof. Read More

Supply-chain risk management: how to lock down compliance in the security industry

In an £8.5bn industry, outsourcing and contracting out is now common in many security companies, but how can you be 100% sure that you know who all your suppliers are? Read More

IFSEC launches Borders & Infrastructure “show within a show” for 2017

IFSEC International, Europe’s largest security trade show, has announced the launch of a new show dedicated to border security, counter-terror and the protection of critical national infrastructure. Read More

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