Honeywell launches TouchCenter Plus, a touchscreen interface for Galaxy Dimension and Galaxy Flex intrusion panels

Honeywell Launches TouchCenter Plus, A Touchscreen Interface For Galaxy Dimension And Galaxy Flex Intrusion Panels

product launch Honeywell has unveiled a graphical touchscreen keypad for Galaxy security systems. Called TouchCenter Plus the new keypad is intended too simplify daily security operation with clear graphics and a menu that provides a snapshot of the entire system. Verticals/sectors According to Honeywell s PR: With such a versatile and scalable solution across the Galaxy range from large industrial and small commercial to residential environments the system is proven to be an ideal solution for businesses and homes of all sizes, and gives customers a superior operating experience.

Designed with flush or surface mount options, TouchCenter Plus fits perfectly into any modern business or home environment. Features Users can quickly set the system or review status from the seven-inch colour display screen In more complex systems they can use the keypad as an integrated hub to manage employee access privileges and other building systems such as lighting and air-conditioning System reports displayed in plain text for easy operation via the device. On-demand, live video footage from four IP cameras linked to the system. Create and play voice recordings in order to leave system and personal messages for other system users directly through keypad s built-in MP4 player, Keypad can function as electronic photo frame with slideshow, giving installers chance to display important company communications or advertising Available with or without proximity reader and enables access control and intrusion functionality via a single user card, proximity tag or credential. This, says Honeywell, will make management of personnel easier and more secure with fewer user errors. Fully compliant with EN-50131-3, Grade 3 , Environmental Class II, the new TouchCenter Plus can be used in Grade 3 and Grade 2 Galaxy Dimension and Galaxy Flex/Flex+ security systems. What Honeywell says about TouchCenter Plus We have focused on delivering a security system that makes operation clear and simple for users, so that managing their security systems becomes second nature and hassle-free, said Daniel Wan, UK security marketing leader, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. The new TouchCenter Plus not only makes end-user operation much easier but also provides numerous additional benefits for both end-users and installers. About Honeywell Home and Building Technologies Honeywell Home and Building Technologies (HBT) is a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and has products, software and technologies found in more than 150 million homes and 10 million buildings worldwide.

A Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, Honeywell serves customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials.

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5 Christmas security tips for retailers

5 Christmas Security Tips For Retailers

But as consumers flood the high-street in search of food, drink, decorations and presents, retailers can feel the strain: more people means more risk and, unfortunately, more crime. In 2013, the Centre for Retail Research estimated that losses from Christmas crime were as high as 978m with the most commonly stolen goods being alcohol, electronic devices, computer games, women s clothing and fashion accessories and children s toys. Although the organisation has not collected any statistics since, in 2016 it s unlikely that too much has changed.

To help you keep your stock, staff and consumers safe, here are five Christmas security tips for retailers.

1. Ensure fitting rooms are attended It s an old trick, but using fitting rooms to facilitate theft is still a popular technique amongst shoplifters. Fitting rooms afford thieves the time and space needed to remove security tags, switch price tickets and conceal garments on their person. For this reason, it s crucial that you have at least one member of staff manning your fitting rooms at all times throughout the festive season. And remember, shoplifters prefer to shop when staff numbers are low particularly during lunchtime, the early morning and just before closure so make sure that you pay close attention during these times.

2. Greet shoppers as they enter the store Sometimes the best defence is a good offense. To a would-be thief, a simple employee greeting can serve as an effective dissuader, since it demonstrates that your shop is well-staffed and that employees are diligent. So, position a member of staff (or, if possible, a security guard) at the entrance to your shop and give them instructions to welcome consumers as they enter. Not only will this deter criminals, it will make legitimate shoppers feel welcome and create an extra obstacle for any thieves attempting to make a hasty exit.

3. Double-up cashier staff Posing as inquisitive consumers, thieves will often attempt to distract cashier staff with excessive questions and enquiries. This is an effective way of preventing workers from spotting concealed items or switched price tags, and can even give particularly bold thieves an opportunity to grab a handful of notes from the till.

By placing an additional member of staff behind the till whose primary duty is to deal with customer questions, you will stymie these attempts and give legitimate customers a better in-store experience (especially since, as they re often shopping for others, they may have more questions than usual).

4. Respond to suspicious behaviour If your staff spot anything suspicious, instruct them to approach the person in question, ask them if everything is okay and reassure them that they will close-by should they need them. This approach will not be off-putting to honest consumers, but it may be enough to make a potential thief think twice about stealing from you. Things to look out for: possible concealment devices (rucksacks, large shopping bags, loose clothing, etc.), large groups of people (particularly younger people) who loiter in your store without making a purchase, people who appear outwardly nervous (especially when spoken to by a staff member) and people taking large quantities of clothing into fitting rooms.

5. Secure your assets adequately Large crowds make it more difficult for staff to keep tabs on everything that s going on in your store. This provides criminals with an opportunity to slip into your store room, or through the back entrance, and take whatever is available including staff belongings such as phones, jewellery and watches. So, make sure that staff lock the store room whenever they exit it, that your back entrance is secured with a gate and a substantial lock, and that, particularly when taking deliveries, you don t leave stock unattended.

Stay safe and, from all of us at Churchill Security, have a great Christmas!

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Hanwha Techwin launches Samsung Wisenet P 4K 360 degree fisheye camera

Hanwha Techwin Launches Samsung Wisenet P 4K 360 Degree Fisheye Camera

4k launch Hanwha Techwin has launched a new Wisenet model: PNF-9010R, a 360-degree 4K fisheye camera with on-board dewarping. Verticals/sectors: Analytics functions like people-counting and heatmapping make it particularly appealing to retailers. Features: Variety of alternative viewing modes , including single panorama, double panorama and quad views Licence-free people-counting feature offers scope for measuring efficiency between footfall and actual sales in retail outlets and helps identify busiest days, times and seasons to help stoe manage peaks and troughs of customer flow at checkouts Licence-free heatmapping provides information about customer behavior within the store.

Displays hotspots to show customer buying patterns, including dwell times WiseStream technology: In common with all Wisenet P cameras the PNF-9010R boasts H.265 compression and WiseStream, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. Bandwidth efficiency is 75% higher compared to H.264 technology when WiseStream is combined with H.265 compression. IR illuminators and bi-directional audio support A single push of a button located at the back of the camera will automatically focus the camera via the simple focus feature which can also be remotely accessed via the network. A digital PTZ allows users to pan, tilt and zoom in on specific areas for a more detailed view, while simultaneously monitoring the whole 360-degree view. Privacy masking A 12VDC and PoE capability Should the network be disrupted, video is automatically recorded to on-board SDXC storag e to prevent loss of potential video evidence M12 connector makes it suitable for use on buses and trains where it can be used internally to monitor passenger activity or externally to monitor the road or track ahead. About Hanwha Techwin Hanwha Techwin (formerly Samsung Techwin) is a major supplier of video surveillance solutions for IP video, analogue and hybrid CCTV systems. Founded in 1977 Hanwha Techwin has also at the forefront of advanced edge devices and video analytics platforms.

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Hastings Direct have been using Phaseone as a security supplier for over a year now, where they provide services at our sites in both East Sussex and Newmarket.

During this time we have always found Phaseone to be very responsive to our requirements, coping with new challenges we ask of them, and always willing to offer support and advice to improve our site security.

They are a company who carry out their duties with a professional approach, whilst offering a flexible and personal face to our employees and customers alike.

The staff provided by Phaseone Security carryout their roles professionally and effectively, with both the staff and management going above and beyond the call of duty.

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SIA Security Guarding in Wymondham

The nearest Training Centres to Wymondham for SIA Security Guarding are Norwich and Peterborough. This new three day course that was introduced on 1st January 2015, and is designed to train new Security Guards and Security Officers to be employed in industrial or commercial premises, enabling you to achieve the required accreditation to apply for an SIA Licence in Security Guarding. You should also consider the Door Supervision Course1 which qualifies you for both Security Guarding and working at Licensed Premises.

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3 days, plus 9 hours pre-course work.

Assessment

3 multiple-choice exams.

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Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

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SIA CCTV (PSS) in Wymondham

The nearest Training Centre to Wymondham for SIA CCTV (PSS) is Huntingdon. In order to use CCTV where the public may be monitored you need a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence. This is the new 3 day course that was introduced on 1st January 2015, and is designed to provide you with the qualification required to apply for your SIA Licence in CCTV (Public Space Surveillance) Operations.

Course Length

3 days, plus 9 hours pre-course work.

Assessment

2 multiple choice exams and a Practical Assessment.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveiillance) within the Private Security Industry

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Engineers of Tomorrow apprentices reflect on their triumph at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016

Engineers Of Tomorrow Apprentices Reflect On Their Triumph At The Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016

Apprentice videos Watch interviews with the fire and security apprentices who claimed the top three prizes in the Engineers of Tomorrow 2016 competition. Filmed at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016, the videos including a highlights video followed by four individual interviews are available to watch below. The awards ceremony was the culmination of a process which began at IFSEC International 2016 in June, where more than 50 young engineers competed in a 90-minute installation challenge.

Participants had to assess an installed intruder alarm system, identifying faults, re-commissioning the system and applying any security and safety measures as needed. All overall heat winners and their employers were invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards. The Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016, which was once again compered by TV funnyman Jimmy Carr, took place at London Hilton on Park Lane. Click here to find out the winners in the other award categories and here to find out more about the Engineers of Tomorrow announcement. embedded content embedded content embedded content embedded content embedded content Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

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TalkTalk and Post Office broadband routers breached by Mirai malware: security experts respond

TalkTalk And Post Office Broadband Routers Breached By Mirai Malware: Security Experts Respond

Thousands of broadband customers have lost access to the internet after TalkTalk and Post Office routers were breached by hackers. The coordinated attack, which began on Sunday and has affected about 100,000 Post Office customers, involves a version of the notorious Mirai worm a type of malware that is spread via hijacked computers, which causes damage to equipment powered by Linux-based operating systems. The broadband providers are yet to identify a culprit.

Germany s Deutsche Telekom was also affected, with 900,000 customers affected. A selection of cyber security experts delivered their verdict on the latest high profile hack. Stephen Gates, chief research intelligence analyst at NSFOCUS The upsurge of commercial, industrial, and municipal IoT-based attacks and outages was part of my predictions for 2017. It appears the world will not wait for January 1, and the weaponisation of these technologies has arrived ahead of schedule. No longer can service providers continue to operate their vulnerable networks in this fashion. Hackers apparently have them in their cross hairs, and the damage they can cause to their scantily secured infrastructures will continue to be a major pain in the backside for their customers; who are now likely looking for other options. Mike Ahmadi, global director critical systems security at Synopsys Massively scalable attacks are the current trend in cybersecurity, and this should raise concern among all users and organisations. We have multiple issue to deal with here. One is the fact that most product vendors and organisations deploying the products remain unaware of the level of vulnerabilities in their systems.

The other issue is for those that are aware, strategies to mitigate against large, scalable attacks are either rudimentary or non-existent. Simply put, organisations are not good at preparing for what they do not know about. The amount of risk out there is staggering, but there are ways for stakeholders to raise their awareness and come up with more effective pro-active strategies. Gavin Millard, EMEA Technical Director of Tenable Network Security With the battle for control of poorly configured IoT devices and routers being played out by multiple cybercriminal gangs at the moment, having default credentials on any device connected to the internet has a high probability of ending up with some derivative of Mirai installed. Any device that requires an inbound connection from the internet should have a strong, non default, password rather than one of the list Mirai is currently targeting. If you do have something with default credentials, reboot it and change the passwords immediately. Adam Brown, manager, security solutions at Synopsys Now that the source code for Mirai is out there this will most likely not be the last that we will see if this type of attack. Modern routers with 1+GHz CPU s make a great platform for a Botnet army and being located at the end of a high speed broadband connection make a great base for executing a DDoS attack. This outage may just be the first symptom of these infections.

Suppliers of hardware like this must ensure they govern their supply chain. Andy Green, senior technical specialist at Varonis The lessons that should be learned from these ongoing Mirai attacks is just how vulnerable we were as a result of our own IT laziness. Sure, we can excuse harried consumers for treating their home routers and IoT gadgetry like toasters and other kitchen appliances just plug it in and forget about it. So what excuse do professional IT types have for this rookie-level behaviour? Not much! Unfortunately, default-itis still plagues large organisations. As recently as 2014, the Verizon DBIR specifically noted that for POS-based attacks, the hackers typically scanned for public ports and then guessed for weak passwords on the PoS server or device either ones that were never changed or were created for convenience, admin1234 . This is exactly the technique used in the Mirai botnet attack against the IoT cameras. Even if hackers use other methods to get inside a corporate network phishing, most likely they can still take advantage of internal enterprise software in which defaults accounts were never changed.

For those organisations who think that the Mirai botnet incident has nothing to do with them, or have to convince their board of this, here are two points to consider.

1. The lesson of the Mirai botnet attack is that the perimeter will always have leaks. For argument s sake, even if you overlook phishing scenarios, there will continue to be vulnerabilities and holes in routers, network devices, and other core infrastructure that allow hackers to get inside.

2. Human nature tells us that IT will also continue to experience default-itis. Enterprise software is complicated. IT is often under pressure to quickly get apps and systems to work. As a result, default accounts and weak passwords that were set for reasons of convenience thinking that users will change the passwords later will always be an issue for organisations. You have to plan for attackers breaching the first line of defences, and therefore have in place security controls to monitor and detect intruders. In a way, we should be thankful for the script kiddies who launched the Mirai botnet DDoS attack: it s a great lesson for showing that companies should be looking inward, not at the perimeter, in planning their data security and risk mitigation programs.

Lisa Baergen, director at NuData Security The unfortunate reality is that organisations that have been victimised by a breach can find themselves getting targeted over and over as cybercriminals seek to exploit previous known weaknesses or test systems to find new vulnerabilities.

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FLIR Systems acquires developer behind world s smallest drone: Prox Dynamics

FLIR Systems Acquires Developer Behind World  S Smallest Drone: Prox Dynamics

FLIR Systems has acquired Prox Dynamics AS, the developer behind the world s smallest drone. FLIR, a world leader in the development of thermal imaging infrared cameras, has paid around $134m in cash for the Norway-based company. Founded in Oslo in 2007, Prox Dynamics develops nano-class unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for military and para-military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications.

The PD-100 Black Hornet Prox Dynamics also develops small, light, covert aerial sensors. The Prox Dynamics Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) features their pocket-sized, hand-launched Black Hornet aerial sensor and hand controller. The PD-100 Black Hornet is the smallest operational drone in the world by far, according to Prox Dynamics. Weighing only 18 grams equivalent to just three sheets of paper they are mounted with day or night-vision cameras. The Black Hornet aerial sensor already uses FLIR s Lepton micro thermal camera, visible spectrum cameras, advanced low-power rotor technology and proprietary software for flight control, stabilisation and communications. Weighing less than one ounce, the Black Hornet helicopter can fly for up to 25 minutes at line-of-sight distances of up to one mile. FLIR, which extends its airborne sensor product line with the acquisition, says it intends to invest in optimising the PRS platform to enhance range, cost, flexibility and performance. The Prox Dynamics team, said FLIR in the announement, will benefit from close interaction with FLIR s thermal sensor development group as well as the ability to leverage FLIR s brand, distribution, and customer support infrastructure to better serve a global base of users. Prox Dynamics will become FLIR s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) division within its surveillance section.

This acquisition adds a unique unmanned aerial systems capability to our portfolio, says Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. The Prox Dynamics team has created a highly-differentiated solution, incorporating our Lepton sensor, for advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance that fits well with our vision for growth for our surveillance segment. The team at Prox Dynamics operates with a commercial mindset, which is a great fit for FLIR s commercially developed, military qualified, or CDMQ, operating philosophy. We are excited to welcome the Prox Dynamics team to FLIR and look forward to working together to further advance this remarkable system capability. IFSEC International 2017 (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL) will again feature the Drone Zone. Brought to you in partnership with the UK Drone Show, the Drone Zone will bring together exhibitors with drone and anti-drone technology into a dedicated area to showcase their high-quality UAV products. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.