false alarms


Smarter Physical Security: ‘The Perimeter’

IFSEC Global rounds-up the key takeaways from an AXIS webinar exploring the benefits of investing in smarter perimeter protection. Read More

93% of firms reporting excess of CCTV false alarms linked to poor installation or maintenance

Issues with too many false alerts in CCTV systems are said to be linked to poor installation, maintenance or configuration. Read More

Fire false alarms account for 42% of FRS incidents in 2020

Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, have been released by the Home Office for the year ending June 2020, containing statistics about incidents attended by the services (FRS). Read More

Can false alarms become a thing of the past?

Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, alerts us to the potential for Deep Learning video analytics to significantly reduce false alarms. Read More

Landmark false fire alarm study to spawn a sequel

A new European standard could be proposed as a means to tackle false fire alarms as a fire systems trade body announces plans to reopen a landmark study into the issue. Read More

Accredited lone worker devices have saved the taxpayer £60m in 12 months

The BSIA is crediting BS 8484-accredited systems with the fact that the lone worker industry is now passing between 0.1-0.2% of all lone worker-generated alarms to the police via lone worker unique reference numbers (URNs). Read More

False alarms study published by Euralarm

The study focuses on false alarm data collection and analysis from fire detection and fire alarm systems in selected European countries. Read More

Multi-sensor detectors increasingly used to reduce false alarms, Detectortesters’ research reveals

The rise in popularity of multi-sensor detectors has now also been acknowledged within the recent update to BS:5839-1. Detectortesters' product range will be available on stand A485 at this year’s FIREX International. Read More

PACOM Systems launches device to target false alarms

PACOM Systems, the provider of security and access control solutions, has launched a new hybrid control panel aimed at reducing the occurrence of false alarms. Read More

Modernisation of telecoms infrastructure will take 90 seconds off alarm call-handling process

The CSL Insurer’s forum was very much focused on a potential future shift to IP and IoT technologies that’s transforming business models, improving physical security but also amplifying the cybersecurity threat. Read More

Calipsa’s remote monitoring platform slashes false security alarms by 50%, trials show

Providing real-time analytics to alarm receiving centres (ARCs) the platform uses deep learning models developed by machine learning and artificial intelligence experts. Read More

False alarms webinar: How to avoid unwanted alarms in flats, apartments and HMOs

Life safety specialist C-TEC will offer tips on reducing unwanted false alarms in flats, apartments and houses of multiple occupation, thereby avoiding fines from the fire service. Read More

BSIA endorses guide on prevention of false hold-up alarms

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has contributed to a new guide published to help installers of hold-up alarms (HUAs) […] Read More

Time running out to book place on FIA seminars on update to BS 5839-1:2017

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is holding four seminars examining the update to BS 5839-1:2017, which relates to fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Read More

Divergent data collection methodologies hampering European efforts to reduce false alarms, says Euralarm

A lack of coordination between fire services and others involved in the analysis of fire alarm data is hampering efforts to reduce false alarms across Europe, a forthcoming study will conclude. Read More

False alarms: The fake news of the control room

Udi Segall, director of business development at Qognify, reflects on the huge financial and man-hour costs of one of the most intractable problems in security. Read More



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