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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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05.12.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

What is the Right Technology For ‘Safe City’ Video Surveillance?

For modern video technology in public spaces, numerous elements need to be coordinated, and knowledge needs to be built up quickly. There are decisions to be made, approval procedures, public discussion, planning, identifying synergies and, last but not least, selecting the appropriate technology for a city surveillance project. This article intends to provide help with that decision.

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30.11.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Light + Building 2024

Modern building-services technology stands for efficient energy usage, individual improvements in the levels of comfort and convenience, as well as all-round safety and security. Lighting is an elementary building block of the built-up world. It not only sets visual accents and, under ideal circumstances, combines aesthetically with the architecture but also provides functional benefits. Light + Building in Frankfurt, Germany, from 3 to 8 March 2024 covers the spectrum from intelligent lighting technology to future-oriented home and building technology.

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27.11.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Access Control for Banks 2023

Banks, of course, want people to come into their branches, just not all the time and not everywhere. Add to this the necessity for compliance with (inter)national security regulations for the banking industry. They are faced with restricting access to certain areas of the property to authorized people at valid times of day or night. Easy, you might think. Let us take a closer look at the headaches that this subject can cause for security managers, and some aspirins to relieve them.

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24.11.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Data Storage for Video Surveillance Explained by Experts

In our special focus, we ask three questions on security of data storgae for surveillance systems to five experts: Rishi Lodhia, Vice President and ­Managing Director, EMEA Eagle Eye Networks, Viet Tang, Account Executive – Cloud Services at Genetec, Anders Bo Rasmussen, Director of Product ­Management at Milestone Systems, Andy Palmer, Enterprise Solutions and Cloud Group Lead UK and Ireland at Seagate, Kai Frieben, Senior Sales Manager, ­Central Region at Western Digital.

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23.11.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Interview with Merck's Chief Security Officer

The modern form of company security is no longer just a ‘knight with a raised sword who is protecting the castle’, says Volker Buss, who has been the Chief Security Officer at the Merck Group for three years. Rather you have to develop a security strategy together with the respective business unit of the company – and in a dialog with that business unit. Matthias Erler of GIT SECURITY spoke with Volker Buss.

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16.11.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

A Computer-Less Solution to Video Surveillance

After a successful product launch in Japan, Eizo has now launched their current IP decoding solutions in Europe. The computer-less IP decoders are designed for video security systems with much simplified hardware. They also offer integration into leading video management systems.

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14.11.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Assa Abloy: When Digital PINs Replace Traditional Keys, Staff in a Small Business Save Time

In many small businesses, the task of handing out and tracking keys is laborious and time-consuming. And because mechanical locking requires a keyholder to be present, staff absences or vacations cause a problem — including unnecessary waiting around for an important door to be opened. A simple, familiar solution is offered when businesses make a simple switch to digital PIN locking.

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03.11.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Simplifying Site Management at Okada Manila Resort

Located in the Philippines, Okada Manila is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing markets for gaming, hospitality, and entertainment. This magnificent integrated resort is a bustling city unto itself, boasting 993 accommodations, extensive shopping on its Retail Boulevard, a premier spa, an array of dining choices, and a variety of entertainment options including a casino, nightclub, and indoor beach club. Gallagher’s Command Centre helps to simplify Site Management.

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31.10.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

International Security Expo 2023 Review

GIT SECURITY looks at selected exhibitors and gives an overall impression of ISE 2023. Almost 10,000 security professionals from 70 countries attended the International Security Expo (ISE) and the co-located International Cyber Expo at London’s Olympia exhibition centre over two days in late September. Packed theatres had standing room only, whilst busy exhibitor stands showcased the latest technological innovations for the safeguarding of people, businesses, national borders and critical national infrastructure. ISE 2024 will be held at the Olympia exhibition centre on 24th to 25th September 2024.

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26.10.2023 • TopstoriesSafety

Safety Shoes for Different Weather Conditions

There is no such thing as the one safety shoe that provides optimum protection and safety in all weather conditions. That's why Ejendals has developed four models that are uniform in their basic functions and appearance, but each contain special features tailored to the season. For example, the Jalas 1398 Heavy Duty GTX is particularly suited to cold weather work and offers additional stability in snow and ice with its Vibram Arctic Grip Pro outsole.

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19.10.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

Security for Sun City Resort with Only Three Cameras

Due to the size of the facility, monitoring all residents and day visitors to the “Valley of Waves” is a huge task. With just three Panomera cameras from Dallmeier, the Sun City Hotels & Casino Resort covers an area of 16,000 square meters. Together with the video management software Semsy, the operators are able to efficiently manage responsibility for the safety of all visitors to the valley. In the event of accidents or crimes, the company can also rely on easy-to-evaluate video documentation.

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16.10.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

AI and AIoT Will Reshape the Industry

Based on an extensive R&D workforce, Hikvision manufactures a full suite of comprehensive products and solutions for the security industry and a broad range of vertical markets. The company extends its reach to smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries to achieve its long-term vision. GIT SECURITY spoke with Tony Yang, Vice President of International Business Center at Hikvision, about trends in the industry, AI and how Hikvision helps customers to overcome their challenges.

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Artificial Intelligence

Pierre Racz: "Real Artificial Intelligence Does Not Exist"
part one of a three-part interview series

Pierre Racz: "Real Artificial Intelligence Does Not Exist"

In part one Pierre Racz, President of Genetec, is addressing why IP network video systems were the game changer in the industry and why he does not like the term AI.