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25.04.2024 • TopstoriesManagement

Vitaprotech Announces New EMEA CEO

Vitaprotech, the fast-growing and acquisitive European security solutions group, has announced the appointment of Delphine Guerrier as chief executive for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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19.03.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Newport Aquarium Replaces Traditional Locks and Keys

Newport Aquarium has replaced its old security system with an easy-to-use, high-security access control solution to keep animals, visitors and staff safe. The Aquarium is located in Newport, Kentucky, USA, and houses thousands of the world’s most exotic aquatic creatures, such as playful penguins, rare white alligators and smiling sharks and stingrays.

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14.03.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Smarter Video Solutions for Retail

Multi-branch retailers are gaining multiple benefits from advanced integrated video management solutions (VMSs) that are easily repeatable. These include better security, reduced losses and valuable business intelligence on customer behaviour, seasonal trends and staff performance. One Idis client has a single IT manager for 50 stores, delegating day-to-day security functions to the branches.

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12.03.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

How Does a Better Power and Access Integration Help Users?

The demand for more efficient and cost-effective ways to deploy access control is being driven by many factors in today’s market as organizations look to ensure the security and health safety of personnel, mitigate risks and liabilities, and improve various workforce management applications. Yet at the same time, security professionals are being asked to do more with less.

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08.03.2024 • TopstoriesFire Protection

Choosing Door Closers is a Critical Element of Fire Safety

Every now and then, news reminds us of the devastation that a large building fire can cause. One consequence is that fire doors now receive the attention and regulation that they deserve, both nationally and internationally. Just as important, however, is that a fire door must be properly closed to be effective. Assa Abloy has a complete range of door closing solutions to meet the needs and regulations of almost every type of of door in every building.

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05.03.2024 • TopstoriesFire Protection

Charging and Storing Lithium-Ion Batteries Correctly

Lithium-ion batteries offer many advantages. They are long lasting, have a high energy density and are only slightly self-discharging. The batteries are therefore particularly practical for many devices in the industrial sector as well as in security technology. However, one thing should always be borne in mind: Lithium and many of its compounds are highly flammable and highly reactive. Certified and GS-tested type 90 safety cabinet models enable the highest safety requirements to be met when storing and charging lithium-ion batteries.

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04.03.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Video Analytics for Life Safety Infrastructure in Mass Transit

Safety protocols within mass transit systems are evolving significantly as more people are returning to on-site work in our post-pandemic world. While working from home has become more common in recent years, before COVID-19, almost 80 % of employed persons in the EU worked on-premises, according to Eurostat.

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29.02.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Cloud-Based Locking System CESentry

CESentry is the new cloud-based electronic locking system from CES. It consists of an organisation system and a new generation of locking and access devices. The devices have a contemporary look and their design is based on future-proof technologies.

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28.02.2024 • TopstoriesFire Protection

Smart Fire Monitoring in Cement Production

Clinker production requires extremely high temperatures. Fuels therefore need to be kept at the ready to provide the necessary energy. However, whatever burns during a ­manufacturing process is also a fire hazard. The Heidelberg Materials cement plant in Schelklingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany therefore uses infrared thermal imaging cameras to enable smart early fire detection.

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22.02.2024 • TopstoriesFire Protection

Video-Based Fire Detection: You Can’t Fool AI

The revolution in fire protection is underway as AI-powered video-based fire detection represents one of the most significant advancements in the field. Bosch Building Technologies’ Aviotec 8000i IR solution utilizes AI algorithms for smoke and flame detection. These deep learning-based algorithms enable real-time, accurate fire detection while minimizing false alarms.

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15.02.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Latest in Retail Security: Experts Explain

In our special focus, we ask three questions on security for retail to five experts: Johannes Faber, Regional Sales Manager DACH at Optex; Ross Wilks, Global Head of Marketing Communications at Acre Security; Steve Green, Business Development Manager at Genetec; Muhammad Sheikh, Regional Sales Director, Middle East at Briefcam; Pread Um (Suk Bong), Product and Marketing ­Director at Hanwha Vision Europe.

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15.02.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Unified Physical Security Can Help Retailers Thrive in a Changing Environment

Retail has changed dramatically in a very short time. Digital transformation is delivering new business models around frictionless, multi-channel shopping and e-commerce and, alongside it, new security challenges. Video surveillance must keep up with these developments, but without software that unifies all the security aspects, it is impossible to get on top of the data.

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12.02.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Danger Prevention at Infraserv Höchst

Covering an area of 4.6 square kilometers, the industrial site Infraserv Höchst, Germany, is a veritable ‘town within a town’. It has its own railway, its own harbor, and its own fire brigade. Ninety chemical and pharmaceutical companies are located here that together employ some 22,000 people. Infraserv Höchst’s business is location development, and they are experts in the provision of chemicals-related services. The Danger Prevention department of the Site Management division is headed up by Linda Voigtländer. GIT SECURITY spoke with her.

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12.02.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Light + Building 2024 Preview

The Light + Building exhibition from 3 to 8 March in Frankfurt am Main covers everything from intelligent light technology to future-oriented house and building technology. The unique combination provides an international meeting point for manufacturers, planners, architects and investors. GIT SECURITY spoke with Johannes Möller, Head of Light + Building, about the event and the products on offer at the adjacent Intersec Building 2024 in Hall 9.

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09.02.2024 • TopstoriesFire Protection

Why Businesses Need Thermal Condition Based Monitoring

Product quality is high on the priority list of any reputable manufacturer. Whether your business manufacturers finished articles or components for other business to incorporate into their products, the risks are the same: If your production equipment fails, your business quickly transitions from a profitable organisation to a loss-making company.

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08.02.2024 • TopstoriesFire Protection

Fire Detection 2024

Fire is a bad thing, so the earlier a developing fire can be detected, the better. Early warning can prevent severe damage, environmental pollution, and most importantly save lives. There are various ways of detecting a fire, some of which have been around for decades and others that are emerging as faster, more efficient, or more reliable. Although GIT SECURITY already reported on this subject quite recently, the latest developments deserve a mention here so that you are up-to-date on your options.

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26.01.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Intersec 2024 Post Show Report

Intersec 2024 took place 16- 18 January, demonstrating the burgeoning appetite for the industry in the region. The event, commemorating its 25th anniversary under the theme 'Innovating security tech for a quarter century’, stood as a testament to industry resilience and innovation, uniting global thought leaders, exhibitors, and experts.

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24.01.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Detecting Intrusions into Critical Infrastructure with Unrivaled Reliability

While the focus when protecting critical infrastructures in recent years has predominantly been on cybersecurity, current events have underscored the need to shift the attention to physical security again. For instance, substations are often the target of metal theft because valuable copper cables are installed or stored there. Intruders cause significant damage, breaking through gates and fences, resulting in substantial costs, some in the six-figure range.

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15.12.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Security Systems for Hotels 2023

Although the safety and comfort of guests are always the common denominator in the hotel industry, there are large differences in structure, size and organization of hotels. The security system must also be flexibly adjustable to the various requirements and differences of different hotels. GIT SECURITY looks at different hotel installation examples.

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15.12.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Intersec 2024 Preview

The Silver Jubilee Edition of Intersec 2024: ­Commemorating 25-year Milestone Edition in the ­Region with a Record Number of Exhibitors

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07.12.2023 • TopstoriesFire Protection

Streamlining Fire Door Inspection with an App

The creation of clear, transparent audit trails boosts the safety of multi-residential properties and reassures both owners and building residents. Having a reliable and up-to-date source of specification information is essential to maximize the effectiveness of the inspection cycle. As at many other stages of the building lifecycle, digitalization can be an ideal solution.

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