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Equifax will be first of many victims of Apache Struts vulnerability, says cyber specialist

Equifax is “probably just the first known victim” of a software vulnerability that could take years to remedy, a top cyber expert has warned. Read More

Shocking levels of neglect and complacency among ‘responsible persons’ reported by fire installers

More than a third of installers report that up to 80% of sites they visit don’t comply with fire safety regulations, research from Hochiki Europe has revealed. Read More

GDPR gives CCTV operators chance to “tackle negative image head-on”, says white paper

Watching the Watchers examines the changes introduced by the GDPR, identifies a shift “from compliance to accountability”, offers advice to CCTV operators and asks whether the new law might present an opportunity as well as a legal and administrative burden. Read More

HID Global to buy Mercury Security Products from ACRE LLC

HID Global, a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, is on the cusp of acquiring Mercury Security Products from ACRE LLC, the […] Read More

GJD detectors and Dahua NVRs now interoperable for detector-activated surveillance

The D-TECT IP range of detectors and Clarius PLUS IP illuminators can now work in concert with Dahua’s NVR6-4KS2 range, comprising 4K-capable NVRs aimed at the enterprise space. Read More

Women in Security Awards 2017: Winners announced

Hosted by the NSI and organised by Professional Security Magazine, the ceremony took place on 14 September aboard the Harmony cruise boat of Bateaux London on the River Thames. Read More

Oncam’s 360-degree Evolution becomes first surveillance camera to earn NSF food sanitation certification

The 360-degree stainless steel Evolution camera from Oncan has earned certification from NSF International to standard 169 – the first CCTV camera to do so. Read More

Grenfell inquiry begins: The numbers that lay bare the funding crisis hampering high-rise improvements

As the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire finally begins, the recommendations that emerge will hopefully be heeded more […] Read More

A window to more than the soul? AI research raises troubling questions about privacy, profiling and wrongful arrest

The growing sophistication of facial recognition has generated considerable alarm in the media this week, even if it promises to eventually free us from the tyranny of myriad passwords and the ‘forgotten password’ process. Read More

6 Things you need to know about FIM Expo

The industry is evolving and there are plenty of brand-new products that can make your job easier and more cost-effective. FIM Expo takes place Wednesday 4 October, Glasgow Science Centre. Read More



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The video surveillance report 2017

IndigoVision CCTV case study: Thorpe Park resort

IndigoVision CCTV case study: Birmingham Airport

Securing UK borders: An examination of the implications of leaving the EU for UK border management

Case study: England’s oldest school installs HD surveillance solution from IDIS

The security drones report 2017

Access control in the connected workplace 2017