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Historic Grade II-listed church destroyed by fire

In other news covered in our roundup, the BSI revises the fire code of practice and a person is missing following an explosion near a block of flats in Oxford. Read More

Student accommodation provider given heavy fine and suspended prison sentence for multiple fire-safety breaches

Also in our roundup of fire-safety fines, a housing cooperative faces punitive fine for a litany of fire-safety failures and fire-door breaches are found at guesthouse following arson attacks. Read More

FIM Expo to focus on BS 5839-1:2017 and new European service standard 16763

The FIA has confirmed seminar topics for its latest FIM Expo, which takes place at the Madejski Stadium on Wednesday 5 April. Read More

Queen opens National Cyber Security Centre with UK hit by 60 serious cyber-attacks a month

A new cyber defence centre opened by the Queen today is tasked with making the UK more resilient against cyber-attack. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will offer advice to both citizens and organisations on how to protect themselves against hackers. Speaking to the BBC’s Newsnight, NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin said: “We have had significant losses […] Read More

Hotel pays bitcoin ransom after guests are locked out of rooms by ransomware infection

A four-star Austrian hotel has paid hackers a ransom free its systems from a ransomware infection after guests were locked out of their rooms. Read More

2 in 5 building management professionals are ‘unfamiliar’ with the ‘internet of things’

The survey also found that 55% of respondents say that a ‘lack of clear advice or knowledge’ is a serious barrier to the installation of connected technology in their buildings. Read More

“Sheer terror and panic” as overheating drill sparks fire on London commuter train

Also in our fire news roundup we report on fires in Hornchurch and Southwark, in Vauxhall Zafiras, and throughout a shanty town in Manilla, Philippines. Read More

Redvision announces SDK integration with IDIS DirectIP NVRs and IDIS Center VMS

Redvision’s RV30 rugged PTZ dome cameras can now integrate fully with IDIS DirectIP NVRs and IDIS Center video management software (VMS). Camera functions like variable speed PTZ operation; minimal joy-stick latency; wiper, IR and white light illumination by manual switch or schedule; and programming of multiple presets and tours can all now be enabled by […] Read More

VC-financed cybersecurity firms are conjuring exaggerated stories of “omnipotent hackers” rather than innovating, says cyber CEO

Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of High-Tech Bridge, says "too many cybersecurity startups try to boost their sales through fear, uncertainty and doubt." Read More

Hochiki Europe launches FIREscape lite mains-powered emergency lighting system with back-up power

FIREscape lite is an energy-efficient, standalone product designed to offer flexibility during refurbishments and compliance with the latest fire standards, despite not requiring a control panel. Read More

Honeywell announces integration between Performance, equIP and HDZ series cameras and Xtralis solutions

Honeywell says the integration will cut costs for integrators and help them offer customers greater scope for realising truly connected buildings through Xtralis' signature trinity of security responses: reliable detection, visual verification and remote response. Read More

Soaring cybercrime and 40% jump in violence against staff fuels latest rise in retail crime

The latest BRC Crime Survey has revealed that the total cost of retail crime reached £660m between 2015-2016, up from £613m the year before. Read More

Fire-safety glazing fraudster handed one-year prison sentence

A fraudster who sold fake fire safety glass that was later installed in schools, universities and hospitals has been sentenced to a year in prison. Read More

IFSEC Southeast Asia pays tribute to BSIA for steadfast support

IFSEC South East Asia is a highly successful extension of the world leading IFSEC brand and provides UK security suppliers with a unique opportunity to meet with new and existing customers from the region. Read More

Hanwha Techwin launches Wisenet X series with new chipset, gyro sensors and Wisestream II

Hanwha Techwin has launched the Wisenet X series, boasting a new embedded proprietary chipset, 150dB WDR, gyro sensors and enhanced low-light performance. Read More

Hikvision UK & Ireland sets five dates for UK roadshows

Hikvision UK & Ireland has announced details of a series of roadshows it is taking to five cities throughout March. Read More