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IFSEC 2010 In Pictures

The SourceSecurity.com team on the ground at this year's IFSEC recorded many of the exhibitors in their full glory:See the album with captions

Second Place At Spa For AD Group's Mike Newton Is Perfect Preparation For Le Mans 24 Hours

The second round of the 2010 Le Mans Series of endurance races - held earlier this month in Spa, Belgium - saw yet another podium finish for AD Group's CEO Mike Newton in what turned out to be an incident-packed race. This time the CCTV entrepreneur and long-time racing driver - who has two Le Mans 24 Hour class victories to his credit - went one better than the season opener by gaining a well deserved second place for the RML AD Group team alongside co-drivers Tommy Erdos and Andy Wallace. Comp...

Estimating Bandwidth Requirements For Modern Surveillance Systems

  Bandwidth is an important consideration for CCTV systems to reach their full potential Most surveillance systems today transmit data over IP networks. As manufacturers continue to improve the capabilities of CCTV systems, the amount of traffic traveling on a network becomes increasingly large. Bandwidth is a key consideration in managing surveillance systems and ensuring their full potential is reached. In this article, Bosch discusses the importance of bandwidth and how...

End-user Challenges To Digitalisation And Security Systems Integration: A Retail Perspective

  Integration of security systems is a priority for retail sector managers With the assumed digitalisation happening on the end-user side, progressive security systems integrators stress the importance of changing the business concept from being installers to being service and solution providers. However, less is known about the details of this process on the end-user side, Markus Lahtinen of LUSAX project explains. An online survey of loss prevention managers in...

Bosch Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Earth Day

 Bosch has made environmental protection part of its corporate policy for over 25 yearsThursday, 22 April is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day - a day designated to inspire awareness and appreciation for our environment. As a global company, Bosch works diligently to remain environmentally friendly. For more than 25 years, the Bosch Board of Management has made environmental protection part of our corporate policy. We are also an active member of the Chicago Climate Exchange, an o...

Hotel Security Demands More Investment In Latest Integrated Systems

Hoteliers don't give security a high enough priority Security is not as high on the hotel agenda as it should be according to Michael Hartmann, Senior Vice President for Hospitality Solutions with Siemens Building Technologies.  Here he looks at the reluctance to invest in the latest security systems, the different levels of security typically employed and the benefits of an integrated approach. The contribution to profit, or the perceived lack of it, is one of the major...

Security Management With The Convergence Of IP & Physical Security

Examining the road to convergence The use of Internet Protocol (IP) in the security industry is increasing but little is known about the relationship between end users and the merger of traditional physical security and IT otherwise referred to as convergence in the security trade press. Markus Lahtinen of the LUSAX project examines the growth of convergence in the security industry and discusses complexities of this relationship. The LUSAX project at Lund Universit...

PROTECT 2010 Promotes Resiliency Against Natural And Man-made Disasters

PROTECT 2010 promotes enhanced preparedness, response, rescue and recovery mechanisms for firmsIn the light of expected increase in frequency and degree of natural disasters arising from climate change, lifeline institutions such as local governments, schools, hospitals, housing, commercial buildings, and hotels need to pay close attention to preparedness, response, rescue and recovery mechanisms. An exemplary record of safety is equivalent to saving lives. Likewise, critical infrastructures and...

PROTECT 2010 Conference To Promote Partnership Between Government And Business Community For Greater Security

 Preparedness to save lives and swift response to disasters are essential business continuity toolsThe killer earthquakes in Haiti and Chile are reminders to the business community that preparedness to save lives and protect critical infrastructures and data against natural and man-made disasters, swift response and quick recovery are necessary tools to assure business continuity. Companies implementing business continuity or risk reduction strategies better than their rivals strengthen the...

City College Coventry Leads The Way With Converged Security Solution Choosing HID Global’s Crescendo™ Application With ICLASS®

Bringing vision and mission together The college's mission of "Responding to Diversity; Raising the Standard; Taking Education Further," was something reflected in the development and choice of a suitable logical and physical access control solution. Satel Naik, Technical Services Manager, explained that the college had not previously used access control except for a few door code locks. He also identified that there was no information technology (IT) security solution in place. Satel's vision f...

Extending Ethernet Capabilities To Enable Better Network Security Applications

PoE technology allows for safer environments through better security systems Power over Ethernet is both convenient and affordable, says Jonas Rehnberg of ASSA ABLOY Future Labs. The benefits to network security are immense, be it in powering security cameras with added features or enabling better access control systems and intruder deterrents. Hailed as a watershed innovation when first standardized in 2003, Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers a way of supplying electricity to n...

Mass Touchdown For Chinese Aviation Companies At Airport Show 2010

The Airport Show is an event devoted to airport construction, operations, technology and servicesChina is sending a massive contingency of airport ground support equipment, building material supplies providers and other key industry experts to the Airport Show 2010. For the first time, the country will collectively show its presence through a national pavilion.The show, which runs from 25-27 April at the Airport Expo Dubai, attracts some of the world's most influential figures in the sector, and...

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