interviews


Essence Q&A: Demoing voice control and sharing recurring revenues with service providers

Essence provides smart, connected home solutions that enhance security, convenience and communication for homeowners through security service providers. Last year […] Read More

Managing CCTV investigations: Mick Neville on Tavcom Training’s new course

Tavcom Training has introduced a course for senior investigating officers who oversee the retrieval and analysis of CCTV footage during criminal investigations. We spoke to Mick Neville, former head of the central forensic image team at New Scotland Yard, about why he designed the course and what it offers. Read More

“Most people responsible for crisis management lack the skills”: David Rubens of Deltar Training Solutions

The latest interviewee in our Critical Conversations series was instrumental in the professionalisation of the security industry. It's a process with plenty of road left to run, according to David Rubens, who has a pedigree in the industry stretching back to the early nineties. Read More

“Everyone on the planet is a target”: Ethical hacker Terry Cutler

We caught up with Cutler to find out more about his internet safety courses, the awareness deficit, how security threats are evolving and the merits of ethical hacking, among other things. Read More

“GDPR simply aligned with our principles”: Genetec’s Paul Dodds on securing and exploiting big data

We spoke to Paul Dodds, Genetec’s country manager for UK & Ireland, about the company’s latest innovations and its efforts to better secure and exploit the vast and growing quantities of data being produced by organisations in a wide range of sectors. Read More

“There’s a conflict of interest between design and construction”: FIA CEO Ian Moore on competence, Grenfell and Brexit

In a recent FIREX International webinar, Ian Moore, CEO of the FIA, presented findings from the 10th FIA Market Condition Review. Moore replied to questions from attendees on 'grandfather rights', FIA training, Brexit and whether recommendations made in the Hackitt Review are likely to be implemented. Read More

“Fire systems are in place longer than regulations might require”: FFE MD Oliver Burstall

FFE develops beam and flame detectors, plus fire extinguishers designed for the aviation sector. Its MD told us about FFE's latest products, how longevity is perhaps neglected in fire systems, the (necessary) constraints imposed by a highly regulated environment and the uncertainty generated by Brexit. Read More

“Our dewarping is still unique”: Simon Reed of panoramic camera pioneer Oncam

We caught up with Oncam’s Simon Reed, VP of sales for EMEA and Asia, to find out about its 180- and 360-degree cameras and patented dewarping technology. Read More

“You can’t rely on past trends”: Resilience First’s Robert Hall on horizon scanning in a “volatile” world

Robert Hall, executive director of Resilience First, discusses the need for greater information sharing between public agencies and private businesses, how the risk and resilience profession is evolving, the shifting threat landscape, the importance of resilience and redundancy, and the implications of Brexit. Read More

“We provide IoT solutions” – not just video surveillance: Atul Rajput of Axis Communications

We spoke to Atul Rajput, regional director for Northern Europe at Axis Communications about the “big potential in audio", the growing importance of sustainability, cybersecurity and smart cities, plus GDPR and privacy masking and the changing role of video surveillance. Read More



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