26.06.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Paris Goes for Gold

The Paris Olympics 2024 begin in exactly one month. Making the Games in the French capital safe involves securing the venues, the sightseeing attractions and above all the spectators

07.06.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Video Syncs with Giant EV Charging Park

Merklingen train station in Germany has installed smart video analytics to protect the largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging car park in the world., with 259 charging points powered by locally generated solar power.

03.05.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Gunnebo Buys DG Concept and Diadem

Gunnebo Entrance Control has acquired DG Concept and Diadem, a French entrance control, design, installation and service specialist, reinforcing its commitment to providing solutions and service globally.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Greatest Challenges in Critical Infrastructure

Greatest Challenges in Critical Infrastructure

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