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SECON returns for 2023 between 29-31 March

SECON 2023 will be held at KINTEX in South Korea from 29-31 March, and is expected to welcome 400 exhibitors and over 25,000 visitors. Read More

UK Government departments ordered to stop installing Chinese video surveillance equipment to “prevent security risks”

Oliver Dowden has ordered UK Government departments to stop installing surveillance cameras made by Chinese firms subject to China’s national security law. Read More

Winners revealed for 2022 Security & Fire Excellence Awards

The winners of this year's Security & Fire Excellence Awards have been revealed! Find out who made the list in 2022, here. Read More

“Pay as little as 35p per hour” – Further concerns raised about treatment of security guards in Qatar on eve of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Further revelations regarding the treatment of security officers in Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup indicate poor working conditions. Read More

Manchester Arena Volume 2 Report highlights uncoordinated and risk averse response from emergency services

Volume 2 of the report of the inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing examines the response of the emergency services. Read More

Stirling Council to further invest in connected home technology across its housing portfolio

After an IoT working trial, Stirling Council will roll out Aico's environmental sensors to collect information around tenants’ homes. Read More

Report finds women experiencing high levels of workplace harassment

New research shows women more likely than men to experience harassment within or on their way to their workplace. Read More

Gove says government should “look again” at position on PEEPs

Michael Gove has suggested the Government should look again at the issue of personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs) for disabled people. Read More

New UK fire resistance testing lab opened by UL and the Fire Protection Association

A major new fire resistance testing laboratory at Blockley, Gloucestershire, opened on 15 November by the FPA and UL. Read More

Allegion acquires SaaS workforce management solution platform plano

Allegion has acquired plano.group, better known as plano, the provider of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) workforce management solution. Read More

Latest SRI report indicates security managers “lack influence over the security budget”

The latest report from the SRI explores the extent to which security managers are able to influence the security budget. Read More

IFSEC & FIREX announce the Distributor Network

IFSEC and FIREX have announced the introduction of the new Distributor Network to the 2023 shows at London’s ExCeL in May. Read More

Alcatraz AI expands into Europe and Middle East citing strong demand for frictionless access control

Alcatraz AI has expanded into the European and Middle Eastern markets, noting strong demand for frictionless access control solutions. Read More

Department of Homeland Security projects underway to use advanced AI in challenging video environments

Ron Alalouff examines a US project funding two tech startups to develop their AI offerings, so that they can be used to improve public safety. Read More

Major UK housebuilder estimates fire safety issues on buildings could take between 5-7 years to fix

Barratt Homes has estimated that work to fix fire safety defects on buildings could take up to seven years to fix. Read More

£600k fine for building contractor and director following “repeated failings” in fire risk management

A building contractor has been fined £600,000 and its director has been ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and fined £4,200. Read More



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