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False alarms: The fake news of the control room

Functioning democracies are based on the ability of well-informed public to shape its views and cast its vote accordingly. However, when the public cannot discern between genuine facts and alternative facts (AKA fake news), it undermines the foundation of our democracies. To fill this gap Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales recently introduced the WikiTRIBUNE, a website where news stories are backed by a community checking and rechecking all facts geared to be a source for verified evidence-based journalism.

The situation in the control room is analogous. These unwanted alerts are the fake news of the security industry. They clutter the view of the operators and limit their ability to understand the situation at hand and make an informed decision on how to respond. But can they be filtered out to leave only actionable intelligence about real incidents, as the WikiTRIBUNE does? As new sensors and systems have been diligently invested in, with the intention of improving the ability to prevent, detect and respond to incidents, an unwanted consequence has been a sharp uplift in false alarms. There has been evidence to suggest that US forces are losing as much as 6.5 million man hours to false alarms In fact, it has been suggested that false alarms can consume 90% of a control room operator s shift and that comes at considerable cost, far above and beyond the operator s time (although the impact should not be underestimated). In the extreme, closing a platform in a rail station, shutting an airport terminal, or evacuating a bank, for example, can see costs rises to millions in the blink of an eye. To illustrate the extent of this problem, we worked with a large European bank that was having to deal with a massive 19,000 false alarms each year. To place this in context, the cost of every resulting police dispatch was $50.

This issue of false alerts is also having a significant impact on police resources, with estimates of annual costs reaching $1.8bn (in the US) for their response. With police resources stretched, as a result of budget tightening and the global threat level, which remains high, it is an unwanted and wholly unnecessary distraction. In fact, there has been evidence to suggest that police forces (again in the US) are losing as much as 6.5 million man hours to false alarms. Root-cause analysis A root-cause analysis to determine the scale of false alarms in your organisation is imperative, but the critical factor in beginning to reduce them is to understand what is triggering them and this can throw up some surprises. Is there an issue with the location of a sensor? Has the right piece of kit been specified for its specific use? Has it been installed correctly? Is there a reliability issue with a certain vendor over another? Crucially, this isn t a one-off exercise.

It needs to be an ongoing, ingrained programme of monitoring to ensure operators are presented with actionable intelligence that is combined with a best-practice-driven response to every incident: situation management. It is not to suggest that it is possible to eradicate all false alarms, but it is a realistic expectation to drastically reduce the volume and frequency of them. In turn this helps operators to filter the noise and focus on the meaningful aspects of their job. The aforementioned European bank was able to reduce its false alarms to 1,200 per annum. It has achieved this through the use of its situation management (otherwise known as PSIM) system to correlate information and provide video confirmation of alarms in real time. By integrating all data feeds coming in to the control room and presenting a single operating picture, a situation management system provides situational awareness that in turn enables operators to be far more confident in being decisive about what is false, what is fact and how to best respond. Jon Denial is executive director at JPMorgan Chase and is quoted as saying: Filtering false alarms and focusing on the important information gives us real-time situational awareness. With an ever-increasing array of sensors and systems being made available to control rooms, the issue of false alarms is not abating. If anything, it is only going to get worse if it goes unchecked.

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Honeywell extends connected home offering with Total Connect Box

IFSEC 2017 Installers of Honeywell home security and other residential products can now offer homeowners a wireless security system with the ability to conduct predictive maintenance services through the cloud. In June Honeywell launched Total Connect Box, a self-monitoring wireless security system for homes and small businesses, as well as a maintenance tool called Total Connect Pro Manager. Total Connect Box provides a compact security system that can be installed with both Ethernet and GPRS communicators, plus an optional Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module to minimise cabling.

When the alarm is triggered, homeowners receive an email alert, voice notification or a text message. More details can be accessed through a web application on the Honeywell cloud. The homeowner can remotely arm, disarm, or check the status of the security system from their smartphone or other device from any global location. With one or more CAMIR-F1 camera motion sensor, images can be recorded and stored in the Honeywell cloud. embedded content When installed by a security professional, Total Connect Box supports security peripherals including motion sensors, panic alarm buttons, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors. The system also alerts the customer to electrical main power failure, low battery and flood detection. Installers can also offer homeowners the ability to control their lighting and heating systems remotely using the Total Connect web app and Honeywell s smart plugs, which add automation capabilities at the electrical outlet. The app allows users to track power consumption, helping them to save energy and associated costs. Total Connect Pro Manager, also hosted in the Honeywell cloud, lets installers remotely access their customers Total Connect Box control panels to perform diagnostics, adjust configurations, and offer maintenance to customers on the go.

Installers can offer pre-emptive maintenance to customers, by alerting if a battery level is low on the homeowner s system, or a change of sensor location, for example. We wanted to create a dedicated self-monitoring solution offering real value to our security professionals, said Flavio Daffara, product marketing manager, security and fire, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. That s why we developed new services for them using Honeywell Cloud, allowing them to easily and conveniently offer preventive maintenance services and home automation options to their customers.

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How to become a security guard in the UK

How To Become A Security Guard In The UK

Careers The global physical security market is growing fast! According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, the sector will be worth a whopping $105.26bn ( 85.70bn) by 2020. And that means that there will be an ongoing demand for first rate security officers and guards.

But not everyone is suited to a career in security. To be an effective security officer, you must have reasonable level of physical strength and fitness, patience, strong powers of observation and the ability to make decisions quickly. Additionally, you will need a keen sense of curiosity and demonstrable nerve since, ultimately, it will be up to you to spot suspicious activity and deter or detain anyone with a criminal agenda. Skills needed Throughout their careers, security officers often find themselves working in a wide range of roles with organisations in diverse sectors. For example, at different times, you may work at an airport, a hospital or a nightclub, or you may be responsible for securely transporting valuables or protecting a VIP (bodyguarding). Because of the varied nature of the security roles, you will have to be a fast-learner and able to adapt to radically different situations quickly. That said, there are some skills that are required for every security role. These include: Confidence and ability to deal with confrontational people Initiative and the ability to make quick decisions Trustworthiness and a polite manner Basic IT skills Good verbal and written skills Teamworking and the ability to follow instructions A good understanding of people and an ability to relate to people from all walks of life The ability to learn how to use technical equipment (such as CCTV and baggage scanners) In addition, a driving license as well as first aid, self-defence and fire training will help set you apart from the crowd. If this sounds like you, the next thing you need to do is get licensed.

SIA licensing In the UK, the SIA (Security Industry Authority) is responsible for regulating the private security industry. The SIA has two main duties: to license individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry, and to manage the Approved Contractor Scheme which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria. (I m proud to say that Churchill Security is in the top 10 present of ACS contractors). An SIA licence confirms that you are a fit and proper person capable of fulfilling a security role, and is usually awarded within 25 working days of applying. To attain an SIA license, you ll need to be aged 18 or above and able to pass identity and criminal record checks. However, if you have a criminal record, you re not automatically disqualified from security guard work. The SIA will decide whether an offence should or shouldn t prohibit someone from entering the industry. You can use the SIA s free criminal record indicator to see whether you re likely to pass the criminality criteria. Career path and progression Once you land your first role, you can start working toward other security qualifications, such as: NVQ in Providing Security Services, City & Guilds Certificate for Security Guards or Security Practitioners, or the Skills for Security training course. These make it possible to advance to more senior and supervisory roles, such as security team leader and chief security officer.

With further qualifications, you will also be able to go into security training or management. Once you have enough experience under your belt, you may choose to apply your skills as a police officer, in a logistics role or in fraud prevention. Alternatively, you may decide to set up your own security company and specialise in providing your favourite security service (for example security dogs or access control). Security officers live exciting and varied lives, and there are an increasing number of opportunities at all levels for security professionals working in the UK. To see the positions we re currently hiring for, visit Churchill Security s jobs page.

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HD CCTV technology risks breaching human rights

HD CCTV technology risks breaching human rights The increasing sophistication of surveillance technology could breach people s human rights, the UK s surveillance camera commissioner has warned. Andrew Rennison said there could be a public backlash if the use of HD cameras and facial recognition systems was given free rein in UK public spaces. “The technology has overtaken our ability to regulate it,” he told the Independent. “I’m convinced that if we don’t regulate it properly i.e. the technological ability to use millions of images we capture there will be a huge public backlash.

It is the Big Brother scenario playing out large. It’s the ability to pick out your face in a crowd from a camera which is probably half a mile away.” The rapid advancement of digital technology meant that 16-magapixel HD cameras were now very affordable, he said, and so cameras with huge optical and digital zoom power were being installed. “A tiny camera in a dome with a 360-degree view can capture your face in the crowd, and there are now the algorithms that run in the background. I’ve seen the test reviews that show there’s a high success rate of picking out your face against a database of known faces.” Mr Rennison is the UK s first surveillance camera commissioner.

He will oversee a new code of practice on CCTV, due to come into effect next April, setting out principles for the use of camera systems and promoting technical and occupational standards. On taking up his post last month Mr Rennison said: Through the code I believe we can greatly increase the public s awareness of the type of surveillance taking place around them every day, and encourage greater openness among those operating CCTV and ANPR systems. At the same time we want to set robust standards for surveillance systems, to increase image quality so the police can catch more criminals.

Responding to Mr Rennison s remarks in the Independent, campaign group Big Brother Watch said: The commissioner is absolutely right to warn about the risks of new CCTV technology. However, the Home Office has undermined the commissioner from the start by giving him absolutely no powers to act when he views that wrongdoing may have occurred. Proper regulation of CCTV needs someone to have the power to inspect cameras and punish those breaking the law.

If the Home Office is serious about this issue then the surveillance camera commissioner needs proper powers to protect our privacy.

Usaha Sampingan: Security Guard Job Description – Find Out The …

Security officers are usually utilized in every sector of the workplace, no matter if privately owned or publicly owned. A security guard job description and obligations vary widely, based upon what they are hired to secure and also the sort of training which they underwent. Although there are certain amount of dangers that’s involved in the job duties of a security guard, however, the promising job outlook might overshadow these inherent dangers. Estimates show that the demand for security jobs will grow by 14 percent through 2018.

Recognizing full well just what the job of a security guard entails, you will agree with me that the significance of a security guard job description cannot be over estimated. Here’s a few job specifications of a security guard.

Security Guard Job Description

Mental Acuity And Physical Activity

The bodily needs of a security guard job depend upon whether or not the guard is employed in a fixed or mobile capacity. Security officers who’re needed to frequently monitor and patrol large areas, such as airports, large shopping malls, museums, and so on, must be more physically fit than stationary guards who have less physical job requirements. In some cases most employers hire security guards to work on short shifts, while many guards might work longer shifts.

Furthermore, security officers who’re heavily armed or whose jobs require them to be heavily armed need to be in top physical condition, as they are usually responsible for protecting the people, their items and also safeguarding other valuable properties. As a matter of fact, some of these positions require guards to be trained in combat and self-defense to ensure the safety of the security guard and boost his ability to be able to safely protect. I am sure that you already know that in this existing economy where things are still taking shape; lots of people take up the job of security officers as a complement to their full-time day jobs. Due to this, these guards have to be physically able to handle the responsibilities that two jobs will entail.

Additionally, all security guards need to be mentally healthy. They need this to allow them t be able to make split-second decisions and judgment whenever the moment calls for it. Sometimes, these judgments are the difference between life and death; they go a long way to affect properties as well as other valuable things. As a result of this, the ability to exercise sound judgment expeditiously is a job requirement.

Security Guard Job Description

Educational Needs

Sometimes, most employers prefer security guards with at least a high school education or an equivalent. However, newly-hired security guards are given job-specific training for most positions by individual employers, but the level of training a new employee will receive will depend on the requirements of the job.

Security guards positions that require guards to be heavily armed, such as carrying valuables or money, protecting armored vehicles, require more specific training. These armed security officers might be needed to attend formal training classes covering the use of deadly force and sophisticated weaponry. Most employers typically administer ongoing spot-testing to ensure their guards are adequately trained. Most states do require guards to be specifically educated in public relations and communications, related public protection laws and public safety statutory requirements, and first-aid. Nevertheless on a general level, the more potentially dangerous the security guard’s job is the more education and job-specific training that he will need.

Security Guard Job Description

License Requirements

Most states typically mandate that all security officers be appropriately licensed, as a matter of fact, in a number of states in order to work as a security officer you need to be licensed. For licensing, several states require interested individuals to be 18 or older, and they must be able to provide background references and pass an identification check, to successfully complete instructional training in subjects such as property laws, emergency-response procedures, and legal requirements and implications of making temporary arrests. Furthermore, security guards must be tested for use of illegal narcotics along with other drugs; although these drug tests might be given randomly in the future. As for armed guards, they will have more substantial licensing requirements, and their background checks will be more comprehensive and serious, possibly requiring interviews of references.

Even with all said, in a security guard job description, one of the most important or probably the most important among all security guard requirements is the ability to respond and take immediate and proper decisions at the time of crisis. The job of security guards has to do with crimes, dangers, crisis and the likes, these are all troubling situations that will cause panic and uproar, but amidst situations like this, a good security guard is expected to be coordinated, composed and be able to restore things back to order. There is any chance at all for mistakes, because like I said earlier, these matters could include lives and valuable properties.

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