Public sector security

UK Security Week 2018 To Focus On Cybersecurity, Counter Terrorism And Counter Surveillance

For many nations across the globe, the threat from international terrorism remains severe. Physical attacks, carried out by terror cells and radicalized individuals, in Barcelona, London, Manchester, Stockholm, Paris and Brussels have been coupled with an increasing number of cyberattacks. With the issue of national security and counter terrorism at the top of government agendas, Clarion Defence and Security Ltd. has announced the launch of UK Security Week that will start on 6 March 2018. Desi...

2018 Security Trends: AI Continues To Grow As Business Systems Integrate

Throughout 2017, customers have been increasingly looking for technological answers to a plethora of their business needs, and the surveillance industry has seen a rapid boost because of this. In particular, we’ve seen more organizations harness video to fulfill much more than just their security requirements. Combining Physical And Cyber Security Businesses are now using surveillance to address areas such as health and safety, sales and marketing as it fast becomes more of a business op...

How IoT And Cloud-based Security Will Make Cities Safer In 2018

In 2017 we saw a lot of new construction projects, and many existing buildings upgraded their security systems to include high-resolution cameras and better-quality recording systems. Because the economy is stronger, many businesses and municipalities increased their security budgets for large-scale and public projects due to terrorism threats in public places.   Smart Cities Became More Popular One of the bigger trends we saw in 2017 is the growing popularity of sm...

Security 101 Donates Integrated Security Products And Services In Corporate Giving Program

Security 101 announces 15 offices across the US will participate in the 6th Annual Gift of Security corporate giving program. The Gift of Security is a national corporate giving initiative providing $10,000 worth of integrated security services from Security 101 and equipment from product partner, Axis Communications, to one nonprofit winner at each participating office location. Local civic leaders helped each office select three deserving organizations to receive a system. Online voting to de...

Stocksigns Group Highlights CCTV Surveillance And Signage Norms For Businesses

According to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) there are estimated to be up to 6 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the United Kingdom. Many businesses use CCTV systems for their security benefits, however the images of people captured is classified as personal data. Due to this, businesses must comply with the Data Protection Act, or from May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Danny Adamson, Managing Director of Surrey-based signage makers Stocksigns Gro...

Facilities Are Running Out Of Time To Comply With “All Hazards” Emergency Planning

The early October wildfires in Northern California and recent spate of hurricanes in the Southeast and Puerto Rico reinforce the fact that the healthcare community is in need of more stringent attention to organized and community-supported Emergency Management. Regulating Healthcare Facilities With the potential for catastrophes in the future, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been working on "All-Hazards" Emergency Preparedness for several years and published CMS-3178 -...

Round Table Discussions

Expert Views On PSIM, Analogue HD, Video Analytics And More

Some Expert Panel Roundtable topics are more challenging than others. Occasionally a question will “stump” the panel – i.e., no one will choose to answer it. Other times, only one or two panelists will step forward to answer a question. One comment does not a “panel” make. Taken together, however, these varied comments offer their own range of insights into the evolving physical security market. Let’s look at some of these assorted Expert Panel comments over t...

Who Should Be ‘In The Room’ When Deciding to Buy Security Systems?

We in the physical security market tend to watch closely how the buying decision is made. If anything, the buying process has become more complex in recent years. We have seen the impact of security systems extending beyond the core security department, and with greater impact come more stakeholders. “Buying by committee” is more the rule than the exception, and the committee is getting rather large in some situations. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Who should be...

Is There A Seasonal Impact On Security System Sales?

Any business sees its share of highs and low, of flare-ups and lulls. In the security market, several factors can impact general business trends, whether at the macro level or for an individual manufacturer or integrator. The economy is always a factor in the business climate, but are there others? We asked our Expert Panel to assess the impact of another variable – the seasons. Specifically, we asked this week’s Expert Panel: What is the seasonal impact on sales of security technolo...