BRE Global/LPCB Attack Testing Zone back for IFSEC 2018

Security is the biggest challenge the world is facing and the need to safeguard people and property has never been greater. You need to know the products and solutions you re making critical decisions on are fit for purpose, so IFSEC 2018 will once again partner the experts at BRE Global/LPCB to host the Attack Testing Zone. Following the hugely successful introduction of this new demonstration zone in 2017, the Attack Testing Zone will be expanded and moved to a prominent position in the Borders & Infrastructure area of IFSEC 2018, providing dramatic and energetic demonstrations of the capabilities of world class security solutions.

Expert technicians from BRE Global/ LPCB will actively demonstrate the effectiveness of a range of physical security solutions. All of the products on display are LPCB Red Book approved and will have met a range of UK and European standards, so you ll be watching top of the class products being taken to task in real time scenarios. Richard Flint, Physical Security Technical and Business Development Manager at BRE Global says: BRE Global is delighted to once again partner with IFSEC 2018 to continue with the Attack Testing Zone. We were hugely impressed at the volumes and quality of the visiting audience in 2017 and we made sure the IFSEC team expanded and relocated the Zone for 2018- such was the level of interest. It s a unique opportunity for security professionals to see leading products being tested in real time and showcases the levels of security and protection these solutions can provide . Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director, IFSEC & Firex International says: The Attack Testing Zone was the star performer at IFSEC 2017 with visiting customers standing four deep around the area just to get a view of what was going on. It s clearly a major area of interest so we re happy to follow Richard s lead and have expanded and relocated the Zone to an A-list position within the Borders & Infrastructure area of IFSEC 2018. The Attack Testing Zone is a great example of where real time demonstrations capture the imagination of the visiting audience and it adds to whole IFSEC experience. IFSEC International 2018 will take place between 19 th and 21 st June at London s ExCeL venue.

Co-located with Firex International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show this blend of leading events provide security, safety and facilities professionals with an unrivalled opportunity to meet with suppliers, network with peers and drive agendas. Watch the Attack Testing Zone at IFSEC International 2017 embedded content Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape. This report will help you to see why third parties should adhere to secure by design principles and why the necessary convergence of IT and security departments demands a holistic approach .

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Construction fire safety: Bull Products upgrades first-responder stations with height-extending detector

Bull Products, which specialises in developing life-safety equipment for the construction industry, says its revamped first-responder stations will cut costs for contractors and construction companies. Based on its on-site investigations into the effectiveness of existing processes and equipment, Bull Products has added an optional, height-extending pole to the stations. Designed to attach to the back of the First Responder Stations, the addition makes detection installation quicker and reduces costs, as wireless detectors are not required, says the company.

The pole can be raised to a height of over three metres with a detector attached to the top, and it can be adjusted to position the detector at any height between 2.1 and 3.2 metres from the ground. The stations, which incorporate fire extinguishers and a Cygnus fire alarm, are fully mobile. In contrast, conventional heat and smoke detectors are fixed to ceilings or walls using ladders or podiums, creating a safety risk for those installing them. Matthew Trigwell, Sales Director at Bull Products, said: We re continuously looking at ways to solve issues within the industry and improve our products to make lives easier for construction companies and M & E contractors. This height-extending detector will not only improve safety for our customers on construction sites but it will provide a time-saving and efficient solution. This new feature comes with a heat detector as default, but smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are also available should these be required. The detector is hard wired to the alarm through a spare input and is only compatible with the following Cygnus alarms, CYG2 and CYG2/85DB. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Our most read articles on fire safety of 2016

Our Most Read Articles On Fire Safety Of 2016

Merry Christmas and welcome to our roundup of IFSEC Global s most-read fire safety articles of the year. Taken on a month by month basis this year s most popular content features everything from coverage of major fires (several articles on the Dubai skyscraper fires all generated a lot of traffic, for instance) to visual content (like the dodgy fire door gallery or time-lapse video of the Dubai fire) to practical fire-safety guides (eg choosing a competent fire-risk assessor). Take a look below to see what generated the most interest.

January This time-lapse video shows how fire engulfed a Dubai hotel on New Years Eve Fire engulfed a 63-story Dubai hotel on New Years Eve, the third fire in a high-rise building in the city in as many years. Photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov captured this haunting video as the blaze took hold at The Address Hotel in Dubai. embedded content February Housing association prosecution over fatal Lewisham fire is a wake-up call for residential building owners Lewisham Homes was fined 40,000 for its role in the deaths of two Lewisham residents in 2011. The blaze, which was started deliberately in a 16th floor flat, spread quickly to the communal areas of the Deptford tower block and into a neighbouring flat, where two women died. March Two warehouse fires in less than 48 hours exposes vulnerability of industrial sites A fire in Enfield saw smoke billow across the M25, then little more than a day later a blaze erupted at a Staffordshire factory. The Enfield and Staffordshire fires illustrate how conventional smoke detection can be inadequate for industrial sites, Martin Norris, sales director for Xtralis, told IFSEC Global. April 8 tips on choosing a competent fire-risk assessor Even if you do appoint an external fire-risk assessor you, as the responsible person, can still be held accountable if mistakes are made. Here are some simple steps to properly meeting your legal obligations and keeping your staff or residents safe, courtesy of Nick Coombe of the London Fire Brigade. May The Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order, 10 years on: insights from the LFB review CFOA enforcement lead Nicholas Coombe gave us an insight into the findings of an LFB report on the effectiveness of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

June Top 50 most influential people in security and fire 2016: results announced Ben Bradford of BB7 was the highest ranked fire-safety professional in the rankings this time round, unseating Jonathan O Neill, MD of the Fire Protection Association (FPA). Watch out in 2017 for a revamped format that hives off fire safety manufacturers and fire safety professionals into their own categories. July Hotel fire safety case study: Are the hotel and local FRS doing enough? Fire-safety consultant Alan Cox contacted a hotel with concerns about its fire safety measures. This is the response from the hotel and how the Fire and Rescue Service responded to the issue. August 12 presentations from FIREX International 2016 Downloads of presentation slides included sessions on The RRFSO: 10 years on by Andy Jack, London Fire Brigade; The Fire Performance of Building Envelopes by Steven Howard, BRE Global; BIM by Kieran Parkinson, BSI; SFRS False Alarms Research Project by Raman Chagger, BRE Global; SFRS False Alarms Research Project by Raman Chagger, BRE Global; and a passport to opportunities in the Middle East by Robert Hine, BSI. September The dodgy fire door gallery 2016 Courtesy of Fire Door Safety Week this horror show features pictures sent to Theodore Firedoor from concerned fire safety professionals and regular members of the public. October Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: 5 electrical items that turned out to be fire hazards From exploding e-cigarettes to hoverboards, the crisis surrounding Samsung s latest smartphone was just the latest in a long line of faulty electrical goods that put consumers at risk. The Samsung was one of five examples we outlined where electrical products caused fires or were recalled because they were identified as a fire hazard.

November Royal Clarence Hotel fire: the questions that need answers after the destruction of the UK s oldest hotel Fire-safety consultant Alan Cox said the fire that destroyed one of Exeter s greatest landmarks exposed once again the false economy of doing fire safety on the cheap in the UK s most important heritage sites. December Deathtrap: the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 fire news roundup A fire that broke out in a warehouse in Oakland, California killed 36 people. Added to the fire risks inherent in nightclubs, theatres and other buildings of assembly occupancy crowded, often dark spaces with combustible interior d cor and heat sources like candles, stage lights or pyrotechnics the venue had multiple other deficiencies in fire safety. 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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