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Nedap previews IFSEC 2017: vehicle identification, mobile access and more

Nedap has a big focus on mobile access at IFSEC 2017. Mainland Europe is well presented at the trade and Nedap Identification Systems uses the show to launch new products and new innovations. To preview IFSEC 2017, we asked Maarten Mijwaart, general manager of Nedap Identification Systems, what he expects from Nedap at IFSEC 2017.

IFSEC Global: What solutions and products will Nedap be demonstrating this year? Maarten Mijwaart: This year we will demonstrate to the industry that we have invested significantly in further expanding and improving our portfolio of security products. A few examples are: Last year we introduced MACE, our platform for mobile access control. We have greatly improved the possibilities of the cloud based MACE Admin Portal. Virtual cards can now be easily distributed and also revoked by our partners or their end users. Virtual cards can be customized to reflect the corporate style of customers. And we can even authenticate the identity of the virtual card holder by using the fingerprint if that is stored in the phone operating system. Our uPASS product line of Rain RFID / UHF readers is expanded with uPASS Target, our best performing long range UHF reader for vehicle identification to date. The uPASS Target can now also be equipped with a second antenna to expand the reading area or to support an entry and exit lane with one reader.

We have also added new UHF tags to our portfolio. A UHF Rearview Mirror Tag that motorists can easily hang on their rear-view mirror. Additionally, EPC GEN2 V2 cards and windshield tags are available that support security enhancements based on AES encryption. Our TRANSIT Ultimate readers for high end vehicle and driver identification have been redesigned last year. This year we are focusing on improvements to optimize the overall performance and configurability of this market leading RFID reader. IG: Why should end users stop by at the Nedap booth this year? MM : We feel that many people are not aware of the benefits that our products can bring. Making security systems a little more convenient for people to use will greatly increase the support of people in organizations for the security systems that are implemented. Access control systems that slow down people or their vehicles often end up not being used in the best way possible, which decrease the security level of your organisation.

Security should not be in the way of people. Our solutions make security and convenience go hand in hand. In the building and outside the building. For people and for vehicles. IG: Why should system integrators consider working with Nedap and its products? MM : Well, for one because we understand the importance of our partner channel. We understand that they are the one that convert our products into solutions for their clients. That is why we try and make their lives as easy as possible. Our long range readers are engineered to support specific applications as good as possible.

We support many interfacing possibilities. Our products are documented well and are certified by radio authorities to be used in most countries in this world. Our partner portal makes a wealth of support material available and our free e-learning courses help you on your way quickly. And last but not least: our support staff and commercial staff are more than willing to lend you a helping hand when needed. Another reason is that we have a track record in providing high quality products. Our products are tested against competitive products regularly and almost always tend to be the preferred solution. And when we do get feedback on how to improve our products, we listen carefully and are able to implement these improvements without delay because our ability to do product developments and improvements ourselves. With our own team of engineers. We strive to be market leading.

We are constantly working on expanding and improving our portfolio. With only one simple reason: we d like to make sure that, in our field, we are the logical choice to work with. Now and in the future.

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Paxton s award-winning door entry system Net2 on show at IFSEC

IFSEC 2017 UK developer of electronic IP access control and door entry equipment Paxton will be demonstrating the latest addition to its video door entry system, the Net2 Entry Touch panel, at IFSEC International. As it is the fifth year that the Net2 Entry system has been available Paxton hold a daily prize draw for customers on its stand, D850 at IFSEC at ExCel London, 20-22 June. Launched in March 2017, the new touch panel for the Net2 Entry system has features that include a 7-inch colour touch screen.

Personalisation options make it suitable for different site types. The product s stylish design and quality production has garnered Paxton two design awards, the 2017 iF DESIGN AWARD in the Building Technology category and the Red Dot: Product Design Award 2017. It has also been nominated for others this year. Paxton s CEO, Adam Stroud, will be speaking about trends within access control as part of the IFSEC Seminar programme, as part of Innovation Hour , at the Security Management Theatre at 12.00 on Tuesday 20 June. Gareth O Hara, Chief Sales Officer at Paxton, says: Net2 Entry was a completely new venture for Paxton in 2012, as we extended our reach from access control into the door entry market. We wanted to take our access control expertise and prior knowledge of related technologies and marry these with the needs of the door entry market, providing an intelligent and simple solution. Five years on Net2 Entry is one of the fastest growing product lines across all key markets. Paxton Group was recently ranked in the FT1000, the Financial Times compilation of Europe s fastest growing companies. Its CEO, Adam Stroud, meanwhile, made it into IFSEC Global s top 50 influencers for 2017.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to find out more about Paxton s security products and systems, including its access control system, Net2 and its building intelligence offering, Paxton10. Be one of the first to see the Net2 Entry Touch panel by visiting the Paxton stand (D850) at IFSEC International (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL). Get your free badge now.

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Fire doorsets: How do we know that the fire safety measures we put in place are compliant?

Gerda As a responsible person under the RR(FS)O, we want to know that the fire safety measures we put in place are compliant, perform and are durable. Furthermore we want to show that we have done our homework accordingly. This paper highlights how this can be achieved with the focus on fire doorsets.

Fire doorsets are an integral part of compartmentation in buildings. Legislation and guidance point towards designed and fully tested doorsets: Replacement with suitable, purpose-designed and tested doorset constructions is always preferable A fire doorset s function may differ dependent on the type of doorset. A flat entrance doorset will require different test standards to that of a cross corridor doorset. For the housing provider/specifier it is important to check the test report data be it fire resistance (EN1634-1/BS476 pt 22), smoke control (EN1634-3 / BS476 pt 31) security (PAS24 or similar with BS6375) , acoustics (EN ISO 10140-2) thermal insulation (EN ISO 10077) and so on. Performance tests Do ensure that the different performance tests correlate to the same design, composition and construction for the doorset. The installation of a fire doorset impacts on whether the doorset will actually perform as designed in the event of a fire. By choosing a certified installer, through a recognised body such as BM Trada, Firas, or LPCB and working with the manufacturer s instructions, this should ensure that the work is carried out properly. Assuming we have properly checked the fire doorset test report data and certification this can be logged. However, how do we verify and document that the installation is compliant?

Often at sign-off the work is complete and the finished item is visible only. Technology is now available with image based evidence for installation stages specific to a given doorset. This not only demonstrates compliance, it also provides an audit trail. Lower costs Under the RR(FS)O there is a requirement to maintain fire doorsets and ensure they are in good repair (section 38.1) The same technology can document on-going maintenance for the doorset as well as any unscheduled repairs needing to be carried out. This translates through to lower service provision costs for the building provider, whilst future-proofing the investment. Available to use with a smart enabled phone or tablet device it is entirely mobile with a downloadable app. Tailored to the specific doorset, it provides the DNA and full history of any changes or maintenance. Particularly beneficial in refurbishment, where doorset sizes and functionality may differ, all dimensions, components and important reference information is stored with that doorset s unique code and location. This assists the building provider in the fast identification and replacement of parts where needed all of which is a necessity for fire doorsets.

The Gerda G Smart system brings auditable compliance to all Gerda fire doorset ranges. It documents effective real-time installation and maintenance of fire doorsets and provides the DNA and life history of the doorset. We see that the fire safety measures fire doorsets can offer built-in compliance for asset management. FIREX International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. Gerda is exhibiting on stand E120. Get your free badge now. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas. From the brand new Drone Zone, the ARC Village, ASFP Passive Protection Zone, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and more, it s all under one roof so you ll never miss a beat.

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London fire: Councils and social landlords have ignored our warnings for years

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE We have a right to be very angry at the news about Grenfell Tower. I regularly sit in meetings with fire safety professionals, and their fury and frustration at the inaction of local councils and social landlords is palpable. We have been warning about the risks of a fire like this for years.

What we need to get people to take notice is a huge fire in a tower block they say. Well, here it is. There is an endemic fire safety problem in this type of housing stock. I have walked around tower blocks documenting and filming the fire safety breaches. I ve seen flats without fire doors, no emergency lighting or signage on fire doors and escape routes, broken fire rated glass, wedged-open fire doors, poor fire stopping around service hatches that breach compartmentation, no smoke seals in fire doors, rubbish and combustible material left in the common areas, and no information displayed on the specific fire plan of the building. #Grenfell Tower floor plan. “Improved” high density layout means one set of stairs for 24 stories of 120 apartments. #LondonFire pic.twitter.com/MHV3adB5Q7 Mark Ashley (@themarkashley) June 14, 2017 Deaf ears But that information appears to fall on deaf ears. Action must be taken now to address these issues. Our hearts go out to the residents of Grenfell Tower, their neighbours, friends and families, and the extraordinarily brave fire fighters and medics who are continuing to deal with the emergency. And to every local council and housing association I say, you know what to do, take action today. The next one could be tomorrow.

More than half of all tenants (58%) and over 70% of lower income tenants have no idea who the Responsible Person is for the building where they live Research for Fire Door Safety Week last year underlines some of the problems, in particular showing that the poorest in society continue to be at greatest risk from fire, with lower income tenants more concerned about fire safety where they live, less informed about how to protect themselves, and less able to move away from perceived danger. Just a third (35%) of the lowest income households renting flats say they have been given information on the emergency fire plan for the building where they live, compared to 88% of tenants on incomes over 100,000 a year. Those on incomes of 25,000 or less are much less likely to feel completely safe from fire (27%) than those on incomes above 80,000 (44%). But two out of every nine (22%) households with incomes under 25,000 living in rented flats who have concerns over fire safety are unable to move because they can t afford to. More than half of all tenants (58%) and over 70% of lower income tenants have no idea who the Responsible Person is for the building where they live the person to whom they should usually report their fire safety concerns. And worryingly, 15% of all tenants living in blocks of flats who have got fire safety concerns have never reported those concerns to anyone at all. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas. From the brand new Drone Zone, the ARC Village, ASFP Passive Protection Zone, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and more, it s all under one roof so you ll never miss a beat.

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Protecting your IP camera network

Layer 2: Vulnerability management best practices timely response and transparency Axis applies cyber-security best practices in the design, development and testing of our products to minimize the risk of flaws that could be exploited in an attack. When critical vulnerabilities are discovered we fix them promptly and issue security advisories. The result is your second layer of defense.

Best practices. As members of the Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM) we re continuously assessing, improving and applying best practices around cyber security. These include: Design and architectural reviews, Code reviews, Testing for known vulnerabilities Responsiveness and transparency. Occasionally a new critical vulnerability may be discovered. In such cases, we guarantee speedy response, transparency and free upgrades and patches: Layer 3: Learning and collaboration understanding and mitigating risks Because there s no one-size-fits-all solution to cyber crime, your third layer of defense is a good understanding of the threats you face, their potential costs and how to protect yourself. We share our knowledge of cyber risks and how to mitigate them in a number of tools and papers that will help you put effective safeguards in place: Download our e-book for an introduction to how you can improve your cyber health ten best practices for a healthy network The Axis Hardening Guide is a detailed hands-on guide for integrators and IT departments with concrete recommendations for system hardening. Visit the Axis product security website for up-to-date news and advisories as well as useful documentation.

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New Net2 Entry Touch panel from Paxton: smart, simple door entry with a premium touch

The Net2 Entry Touch panel is the latest addition to Paxton s intuitive range of door entry solutions. The advanced functionality and simple operation of the new touch panel means installers can now offer their customers a premium security option as part of the Net2 Entry range. The Net2 Entry Touch panel comes with a quality 7-inch, colour screen and new premium features, including personalisation using your own images and logo.

The product s stylish design plus excellent build quality has also seen it awarded two prestigious design awards; 2017 iF DESIGN AWARD in the Building Technology category and the Red Dot: Product Design Award 2017. These global award schemes recognise excellence in design across a variety of product categories. Smart, simple user interface Straightforward and easy to navigate with dynamic search functionality Quick visual recognition for visitors by adding contact images and logos Suitable for more sites than ever before Line-out for use with T-Loop antenna for users with hearing aids Advanced sound processing provides clear sound quality for busy areas High contrast theme available to make it simple to read for partially sighted users Site grouping for smarter management of multi-tenant buildings and sites with fenced perimeters Excellent build quality Durable, chemically strengthened glass Easy to read anti-glare screen for optimal daytime viewing Easy plug and play technology, just 3 simple components Personalise the experience Customise branding on the welcome screen to provide a unique finish for the customer Multiple theme options available to personalise and suit a range of locations General features SIP Supported answered the door from a smart device or PC Energy efficient auto screen dimming in idle mode Convenience with code and PIN entry options available Multi panel options flush, surface mount and rain hood variants Dual frequency proximity reader, now offering EM and HID Prox as well as Paxton, MIFARE No visible fixings to enhance look and deter vandalism IK7 protected against up to 5 joules impact IPx5 rating for use in all weather conditions From a brand you know and trust Fully compatible with Net2 access control Supported by Paxton s industry leading technical support, 5-year guarantee and a hassle free returns service Be one of the first to see the Net2 Entry Touch panel by visiting the Paxton stand (D850) at IFSEC International (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL) or for more information visit the Paxton website . Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register here to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to take advantage of our meetings service, allowing you to select and meet with the manufacturers you want to see and with 600 companies exhibiting you are not short on choice. There are also discounts of up to 20% across a large range of products at the show, helping you to get the best value for your money.

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The benefits of silent evacuation procedures in care homes

Evacuating a care home has its own unique challenges. Elderly residents could be bed-bound, suffering from dementia, hard of hearing, or unable to move without assistance. Added to this is the distress that a loud fire alarm can cause to vulnerable residents.

Plans must be in place to ensure no occupant is trapped in the case of a fire, and staff need to be well trained. A loud and startling fire alarm could cause physical or mental distress for frailer residents, particularly if they need to wait for help from a member of staff. Even if the noise does not cause panic, alarms sound frequently in care homes, so it may be difficult to work out exactly what the alarm is for. When you work in a care home alarms can be quite confusing for residents, as they don t know what the alarm means whether it s a smoke alarm from burnt toast, or an alarm to call for assistance, says Barbara James, a care home manager specialising in providing care for dementia patients. This means when a fire alarm goes off, we need to work out the best way to let our elderly residents know without causing upset. embedded content The benefits of silence In Europe, a silent evacuation system is often used. In this scenario, when an alarm is activated, staff are alerted with a pre-alarm notification system either warning lights, or a messaging system that goes directly to phones. Staff then have three to five minutes to check the building for fire. If it is a false alarm, the alarm is reset and no one is disturbed.

If a fire is found, an evacuation button is pressed and staff can move occupants to safety if required, or lead a full evacuation. As no loud alarm is necessary, it minimises upset and panic. One of the benefits of a silent evacuation, is the reduction in false alarms. As residents are not initially aware of an alarm, staff can quickly assess whether or not there is a fire without residents being disturbed. Containing danger With the different challenges involved in care home fire safety, a full evacuation is not always possible. It is sometimes necessary to undertake alternative evacuation strategies in care homes horizontal and delayed evacuation. Horizontal evacuation can be suitable if there are walls and doors in place that provide at least 30 minutes of fire resistance. In this situation, staff can safely move residents to a protected area until the fire has been dealt with, or further evacuation occurs. Occasionally, delayed evacuation will be required in which residents remain in their rooms until the fire has been extinguished.

A building will need much more robust structural fire protection if this type of strategy is planned. With these evacuation strategies, removing the distress of a loud alarm for residents still on the premises can be greatly beneficial. A calmer environment will aid quicker evacuation or movement to a safer part of the building, reducing danger and distress to residents. In these circumstance it is vital that the fire is contained where possible. The European Confederation of Fire Protection Associations states in its guidelines for fire safety in care homes for the elderly: If the resident or patient is not able to exit the apartment or treatment room quickly enough and that rescue by others in time is not possible, conditions must be prevented from becoming life-threatening by fitting a system to contain the spread of fire. Fire doors are extremely valuable here. Nothing is more important in a care home than the well-being of its residents. Silent evacuation is a highly effective way of keeping occupants safe and calm in the event of a fire. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry.

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4th International Conference on Tall Building Fire Safety returns to London s FIREX International

4th International Conference On Tall Building Fire Safety Returns To London  S FIREX International

FIREX International Anyone who has a role in designing, managing fire risk or firefighting in tall buildings will benefit from the information delivered in the fourth International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference that takes place in London between 20-22 June 2017. Recognised by the Institution of Fire Engineers, the conference is delivered by subject experts and themes covered include: tall building fire case studies, fire risk management, tall building firefighting. FIREX: The Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in 2017 will take place at FIREX, the UK s premier fire exhibition.

FIREX takes places at The Excel exhibition centre London, and includes that latest products and services from the World s leading fire companies. Themes: The Tall Building Fire Safety conference will be delivered over three days; Tuesday 20 th , Wednesday 21 st and Thursday 22 nd June 2017. On each day there will be a specific theme: Tuesday 20 June: Design and Fire Engineering in Tall Buildings Wednesday 21 June : Management and Insurance of Fire Risk in Tall Buildings Thursday 22 June: Firefighting in Tall Buildings Call for Papers and Sponsors: Russ Timpson (organiser of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network) has issued a call for papers and sponsors for the conference. This is great time to consider the future of Tall Building Fire Safety said Russ, recent fires and the proliferation of Tall Buildings around the World require all involved to stay informed and aware of all new developments . If you would like to submit a paper proposal or sponsor the conference, please contact Russ Timpson on [email protected] Free download covering legal requirements for responsible persons under the FSO, courtesy of the IOSH, BIFM and USHA approved UK provider of health, safety and environmental information. Key features: A full breakdown of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 The key actions when dealing with fire precautions & protection A complete guide to maintaining procedures and requirements within your organisation.

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8 Building Security Mistakes | SecurityMatters

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check your office and residential condo buildings to know what other mistakes building security may have committed.

1. Building design is not based on security and safety risk assessments

Security and safety does not mean simply employing security guards and installing CCTV cameras. An in-depth understanding of risk management concepts at the schematic stage saves the building developer or owner the high cost of retrofitting, and prevent from paying unbudgeted costs of possible mishaps, security breaches and civil or criminal litigations.

Most of the eyesore physical security measures include cameras with protruding wires or cables and obtrusive security guards inspection tables or podiums.

2. Consultants also sell CCTV systems, gadgets, and provide security guards

There are very few independent security consultants. Objectivity is lost among consultants when they are promoting specific brands, dealers, suppliers, or security guard agencies.

Most consultants represent consultancy companies that own or are owned by security agencies and logistics supply companies.

3. Security systems are based on vendor specifications, brand loyalty, marketing brochures, or owners whims

Although this may be similar to Item number 2, this primarily deals with technicians and handymen. An experienced consultant can balance comfort and convenience with risks and threats (assuming an assessment was done).

An experienced consultant is one who has corporate background and certification from reputable organizations.

4. Failure to secure critical areas of the building

Focus is firmly grounded on the entry doors. Exit doors are the weakest link of physical security.

Most of the time, these are neglected and left unsecured. Air intake ducts are located at street levels and are easily accessible to sabotage or poisoning of air that goes into a building.

5. Dependence on security guards instead of security management system

This is what the marketing brochures meant when they say 24 7 security.

Most people think that security is nothing more than security guards. Sadly, most people are quick to blame security guards on suspected breaches when guards are restricted by building management policies.

6. No ID, No Entry mindset

This is the most common notion regarding access control, as if the IDs cannot be faked or falsified.

Seldom do the entry guards check the ID cards or badges if these are authentic and if so, authorized in the property. Rarely do receptionists or guards compare the ID details with what are being written on their logbooks. Mickey Mouse has been signing his name in dozens of building logbooks.

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Lack of technical understanding in the use technology

A lot of focus is spent of CCTV cameras instead of configuring the entire security system. Most of the systems used do not match the value of assets or areas protected. A lot of properties like hotels and high-end office buildings use a lot of metal detectors and X-Ray machines, which are nothing more but psychological deterrence to petty crimes.

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Allowing use of building without appropriate security and emergency management plan in place

Only big companies with professional property management teams develop building emergency plan out of corporate best practices. Most of the building emergency plans are generic copies of another building. A lot of buildings do not have a risk-based and property-based emergency plan development.

They leave such matters to the security agencies.