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Majority of renters left in dark on basic fire safety measures

New research has shown three months after the Grenfell Tower disaster that the majority of tenants still feel left in the dark when it comes to fire safety. The study of more than 1,000 tenants in August 2017, commissioned by the British Woodworking Federation and released to mark Fire Door Safety Week, showed 55% of tenants do not feel fully prepared on what to do in the event of a fire. It also showed some 40% of renters said there was not a clear fire escape route displayed in their building.

More than a third of tenants (39%) said they had seen fire doors propped open as well. Renters also complained about damage to their building s fire doors 21% and just under a fifth (18%) said they reported a safety infringement or concern to their landlord but a quarter waited weeks for a response. Landlords Research also revealed that 10% of social landlords and 23% of private landlords had been in contact with tenants since the Grenfell disaster to discuss fire safety measures. As a result of the disaster, a quarter of adults surveyed feel more nervous/anxious about living in a rented apartment since the tragedy and the issues it exposed with regard to fire safety. Free toolkit A free toolkit of resources has been put together by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) to provide information and fire safety advice, including a downloadable Responsible Person poster. Further information for fire, health and safety professionals can be found at firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk/advice/ Hannah Mansell, a spokesperson for Fire Door Safety Week, as well as BWF technical manager, chair of the Passive Fire Protection Forum and a trustee of the Children s Burns Trust, said: This new research shows that landlords and building owners still have a long way to go meet their fire safety responsibilities. It is astounding to learn that in the last three months so little has been done to address the concerns of tenants and residents. Many people do not realise that the real job of a fire door is to hold back fire, smoke and toxic gases, delaying the spread around a building and keeping the vital means of escape route clear. They only work properly if they are specified, manufactured, installed and maintained correctly, and of course, closed when a fire breaks out.

This is especially important in high rise buildings, houses of multiple occupancy and other types of shared sleeping accommodation. Checking fire doors should be part of a regular fire risk assessment. This should examine all aspects of fire safety management, including active and passive fire protection measures, signage, means of escape and the specific fire plan procedures. There needs to be crystal clarity about the Responsible Person and a total transformation of attitude towards fire safety of tenants in rented accommodation. Our focus for Fire Door Safety Week in this pivotal year is to ensure all landlords and tenants have the knowledge and resources they need to stay safe. Life-changing role of fire doors Dany Cotton, London Fire Commissioner who oversaw the fire and rescue service s response at Grenfell Tower, said: London Fire Brigade fully supports Fire Door Safety Week. This is an important campaign which drives home the potentially life-saving role that fire doors play in buildings, especially residential buildings such as tower blocks. It is extremely concerning that the lives of the public and our firefighters are still being put at risk by poorly maintained fire doors and people acting irresponsibly by removing self closers or by keeping doors wedged open. Good fire doors help stop fires from spreading.

Fires that spread put more lives at risk and I would urge everyone to check that their fire doors are properly maintained and kept shut. Remember they don t just protect you, but everybody in the building. Paul Fuller CBE, chief fire officer of Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and chairman of the Fire Sector Federation, said: It is simple. Proper fire doors save lives, but only if they are correctly made and installed, and certainly not if they are wedged open or in disrepair. Too often our officers walk into a building and see fire doors in an appalling state. We do what we can to advise and enforce the responsibilities of a building owner, but it is time for the Responsible Person to really step up. That s why we are supporting Fire Door Safety Week there can be no excuse, all the resources you need to promote door safety are there on the website and free to download. National campaign Fire Door Safety Week, a national campaign now in its fifth year, is run by the BWF, the BWF-Certifire Scheme and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme, in partnership with the Government s Fire Kills campaign. It aims to raise awareness about the role of fire doors in preventing life changing injuries and the legal responsibilities of managing fire door safety.

Fire Door Safety Week 2017 took place from 25th September 1st October. This article originally appeared on IFSEC Global s sister site in health & safety, SHP Online Free Download: A Technical Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Fire legislation, which is written for the purpose of life safety, requires duty holders in non-domestic premises to assess fire risks and put in place arrangements for the prevention of fire and to protect people from fire when it occurs. This guide provides an overview of the need to know information for fire detection and alarm systems and your legal requirements, key actions, key terms and more.

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Door Supervision – Training Information Centre

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Door Supervision

Awarded by Education Development International (EDI). Under the Security Industry Act 2001 anyone working as a door supervisor in licensed premises must be licensed by the Security Industry Authority. To apply for a licence as a door supervisor you must have a recognised qualification.

The Level 2 Award in Door Supervision satisfies this legal requirement.

Gain an approved SIA qualification to allow you to pursue a career as a door supervisor.

Course Summary:

Four day course that covers the basic tasks, objectives and the legal and social responsibilities of a door supervisor.

Who should take this qualification?

You need a licence if you are responsible for security, protection, screening the suitability of people entering premises or dealing with conflict in pubs, clubs and other licensed premises open to the public.

Who should take this qualification:

  • If you work as a door supervisor under contract for a client, or if you work in-house , you will need a non front-line licence.
  • If you are a supervisor, manager, director or partner, or a sole trader providing door supervision staff, you will need a non front-line licence.
  • If you are a manager or supervisor under contract who manages door supervisors who are also under contract you will need a non front-line licence.

Course Objectives:

The qualification consists of two mandatory units: The Roles and Responsibilities of a Door Supervisor and Communication Skills and Conflict Management.

Upon completion of the course, learners will be have a clear knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Introduction to the role and the leisure and security industries
  • Standards of behaviour
  • Civil and criminal law
  • Searching
  • Arrest
  • Drugs awareness
  • Recording incidents and crime scene preservation
  • Licensing law
  • Equal opportunities
  • Health and safety at work act
  • Emergency procedures
  • Introduction to communication skills and conflict management
  • Application of communication skills and conflict management

Assessment:

Multiple-choice question examination

Duration:

4 days

Security Guard Companies in London

Our team have supplied security guards in London to the Science Museum, Premier Inn, Selfridges, Audi, Wandsworth Council, the Chinese Embassy, Harpo Productions (Oprah Winfrey’s) production company and many other leading organisations. Call us now on 0844 499 0607

We supply security guards, guard dogs, mobile patrols and close protection (body guards) for your business or residence.

We have security guards in London who can speak several languages, some are ex forces, and many of them are unarmed combat specialists. This means we can offer you a bespoke service to fit your specific needs.

Ensuring the staff we supply you are actually fit for purpose and can effectively deal with any situation, you, your family or staff are facing.

You may need one security professional for an overnight emergency or you could need a team to secure your entire family on a round the clock basis.

Emergency cover is a speciality of ours; we can get a security professional to your site in a couple of hours.

No matter what your need is for security guards in London we can help you. Even if you think you have an unusual request please don’t hesitate to contact us, it may sound strange to you but with our over 30 years of security experience, we will more than likely have come across your type of situation before.

Raymond offers a complete package. After an initial telephone conversation I received a prompt visit to discuss my company’s requirements and business standards. A four-week cover turned into 12 months mainly due to his ability to supply trained smart and committed staff. As a security manager I was impressed with security guards in London supplier that kept in regular contact with me and continually strived to fine-tune its service. Darren Heath Debenhams Security Manager Dear Raymond Just a note to thank you for expediting our requirements for guards this past month. All my managers reported an entirely satisfactory service from your security guards who performed during a period of high business pressure. Dave Willock, Austin Reed, Group Security Manager. Raymond’s company covered our Purley store during a period of sustained threat; their service was very reassuring and proficient, from their security guard on site, even to the area manager’s liaison with us. I would be more than happy to use them again should the need arise. Lorraine Minler, Laura Ashley. Dear Raymond, thank you for your excellent service, we really appreciate your professionalism and hands on customer service. Not only did you supply brilliant security staff but your area manager visiting our store manager to brief him on how to use your services was outstanding.
On the very first day of using your company your security staff put a stop to the ongoing mass shoplifting, which was plaguing our Portobello Road store for a number of weeks. Thanks again for taking charge of what was a potentially volatile situation in an outstanding manner. Lisa Moore, Pe Pe Jeans London We had to call Raymond at very short notice to get security over to our Knightsbridge Store.

He had security cover in place for us in one and a half hours; they sure are quick and efficient and helped us out when we really needed help.
Thanks Raymond! Claire Greenwood, UGG Australia Hello Raymond, I want to express my gratitude for the emergency security cover that you recently supplied to us. Not having a pre-existing relationship did worry me somewhat however I need not have concerned myself because you provided an excellent service.
Please pass on my thanks to your security guards who were all very professional.
I will recommend your business without hesitation.
Kind Regards Kenneth Clinton – Manager, Croydon Showroom, Oakland Furniture We had just arrived back from holiday and noticed that our home had been burgled. To make matters even worse I was leaving that evening for a business trip where I was going to be away from home for several nights.
So after doing an internet search for professional security guards in London. I called every company on the search engines 1st page, to my astonishment I could only get through to one company, Centurion Guards. They not only answered their phone swiftly but they ensured I had security in place to protect my wife and kids within a couple of hours.
If you are in need of a professional, customer focused easily contactable security supplier? You need not look any further than Centurion Guards. Frank van den Bosch London, England

Case Study:

We were having regular problems on our large private estate in London, anti social behaviour, small groups of youngsters playing loud music from their cars often whilst taking class B drugs at ungodly hours, a few break ins of our gardeners sheds etc. We didn’t want to create a Fort Knox type of environment, especially as some of our residents were very unhappy at the mere mention of security overseeing our estate.

After contacting several professional looking companies, the committee chose a security guards in London supplier with a great emphasis on pricing. The company we chose seemed professional as well as giving us a very “competitive” price.

My favourite company was more expensive, but I had a gut feeling they were the company we needed, especially after reading their customer testimonials and a bit about the founder of the company. But hey ho such is life; we don’t always get what we want.

However the proof of the pudding was in the eating….

The “competitively priced” company proved to be difficult to get hold of and were generally unprofessional when I did get hold of them. They never did a site visit and I soon began to realise that they were not going to be the ones for us. I then contacted Raymond Mason from the company I originally preferred. He came down at very short notice, and after being shown around our sprawling estate we agreed to go forward with him.

What a revelation, a few key residents have his number in case incidents happen, but we rarely have to contact him as his security team normally spot things and deal with them with no drama and no fuss, before residents are aware of them. When we do have to call them, they are at the scene in literally a minute or two and deal with the situation in a calm and professional manner.

If you need professional honest security in place that are easy to do business with you need not look any further than Raymond Mason and his excellent team at Centurion Guards.

Barbara
Estate Committee Manager

The average security company ensures their staff have a valid SIA (Security industry Authority) licence and then they vet them and send them out on site. We start with the SIA licence, but also make sure they have a bare minimum of 1 year’s security experience and do some form of regular unarmed combat or gym type of classes. There’s no point in us providing security staff that can’t even protect their own wallets.

If you need professional security guards in London call us Centurion Guards now on 0844 499 0607.

Botched software update disables unlocking function on hundreds of smart locks

LockState The demise of the humble mechanical lock and key might be some way off yet. For all the possibilities they open up, so-called smart locks can readily become dumb in several scenarios. Hundreds of people recently discovered that they were unable to open their doors by their usual means when their smart locks were disabled digitally, at least by a botched software update.

Earlier this month LockState issued an update to its 6000i series smart locks that was designed for its later-generation 7000i models. The 6000i locks were subsequently unable to reconnect to the company s web service. As well as the remote locking and unlocking function, the mistake cost users access to remote access, status alerts and keypad entry code-management. The company couldn t even remedy the situation with a remote fix, meaning customers have to return part of the lock for repair turnaround time one week or wait three weeks or longer for delivery of a replacement lock. In a statement, the company attempted some damage limitation by giving owners one free year of access to connected services. Roughly 500 locks have been affected, says LockState. Users had to resort to the time-honoured method of inserting a metal key. Anyone using the locks for Airbnb hosting may be more inconvenienced still. Users of the peer-to-peer accommodation portal can make letting out property easier in theory by recruiting the services of LockState through the Host Assist program.

Around 200 Airbnb hosts are reported to have been affected. 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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Manned Guarding Security Services Companies

G&A Security offer a professional and effective Manned Guarding service throughout the North East area including Darlington, Durham , Sunderland & the sounding area. Our Manned Guarding Service uses all of our knowledge that we have gained over the previous years. We pride our selfs in making sure that all of our guards are always professional at all times including making sure that they wear the correct G&A Security standard Uniform and equipment. Our Manned Guards are fully vetted to BS 7858 standard and receive consistent feedback from Head Office. Whether your site is small or large our Manned Guarding service will fit your site perfectly.

All of our services are covered within the ISO 9001 that we achieved in 2016. As part of the Manned Guarding Service that we provide we offer a unique service of the Guard Touring System that protects us as a company and our guards as well as your site. It also allows you to get instant Email reports whenever there is activity on your site.

If you think that this is the service that you need on your site please get in contact with us today through our Head Office or Instant Quote Form.

Security Companies in Wymondham, Norfolk

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Manned Guarding Security Services Company

Our mission is to assist our customers in solving business protection issues with a Security Patrol Services or Guard Dog Security Services to Construction Site Security Services solutions by coordinate the right management team and high-level solutions to solve any security problem within a budget, schedule and scope in addition to a top priority of Customer service, we meet with our customers to discuss issues and formulate a strategic solution and safety measure plan, that denote the scope ensure and effective implementation of health and safety, risk assessment and environmental guiding.

What We Offer

Our Manned Guarding Security Services Company provide a uniformed security guards are trained to the high standards that are set by Security Industry Authority (SIA), they also undertake further training and gain accreditation from customer service and investigation technique courses. Our Guards maintain positive working relationships with visitors and company staff and they have the ability to think quickly and make quick decisions and deal effectively with unexpected situations. Our uniformed dog handlers (Guard Dog Security) are trained to the high standards that are set by Security Industry Authority (SIA), they also undertake further training and gain accreditation from the National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) and British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT), and many also have police and army experience.

Mobile Security Patrol Services1

Our Uniformed Mobile Security Patrol officers are trained to the high standards that are set by Security Industry Authority (SIA), they also undertake further training and gain accreditation from customer service and investigation technique courses. They communicate effectively with staff and customers and have the ability to think quickly and make quick decisions to deal effectively with unexpected situations.

Construction Site Security Guard Services2

Our Uniformed Construction Site Security Guards are SIA Licensed, Insured, and NASDU BIPDT trained, at work they use the infrastructure of a conditional objectives to the Knowledge of health and safety and Risk Assessment, they undertake further training and gain accreditation from customer service, know how to maintain positive working relationships, also have police and army experience.

  • SIA Licensed 100%
  • Insured 100%
  • Trained 100%
  • Cost Effective 100%

9Guard Security Services company, operation policy`s and the associated procedures are monitored and reviewed every year on a regular basis to ensure that they remain current and applicable to the company s activities. We do inducting our guards on every new site, all so we do have regular refreshment of induction every 1 to 2 months, in addition we provide guidance and tools to help our Guards understand what they need to do to control and assess the risks in workplace.

9Guard Security Services and employees have a responsibility to assist in the effective implementation of the Policy within their work area and included within their duties, they understood and aware of their responsibilities contained in the Company Health and Safety Policy, al so they taking the necessary training, instruction and generally assist management in carrying out its duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

9Guard will fully comply with the duties placed upon it within the requirements of legislation, whilst at all times complying with, as a matter of best practice, the requirements and duties set out within Approved Guidance as issued by the Environment Agency and other organisations

9Guard Security dedicated to providing Insured, consistent and dependable security services in line with the Insurance requirements and contract specifications of our clients. We do this through our 10000000 Public liability insurance to protects us and our clients or members of the public or property damage.

  • Risk Assessment 100%
  • Health & Safety 100%
  • Environmental Guidance 100%
  • Insured 100%

Manned Guarding Security Services Company

Industrial Estates

9Guard Security Services deter shoplifting as well as vandalism, we are the most effective security methods for Industrial Estates and Retail Security we provide with cost effective all so we aim to give 100% customer satisfaction

Construction Site Security

9Guard Security Services provide our customers with professionally SIA NASDU BIPDT trained Guards with Cost Effective Construction Security along with risk assessment and professionalism, using well skilled and experienced construction security guards with environmental guidance for our customers

Manufacturing Premises

We work as a part of your team to ensure a customer friendly approach is consistently achieved. Our security guards are one of the most effective security methods utilized in the security field, all so have the able to get along well with co-workers and accept supervision and the ability to convey thoughts in a focused and tangible manner.

Our Responsibilities
We will provide you with FREE high-profile Security Warning Signs around the perimeter of your premises.

Or We will provide you with a dog handler trained to the high standards that are set by Security Industry Authority (SIA) with further training set by National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) and the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT).

We will provide you with a dog unit marked in the style of a police car and specially adapted to ensure the welfare of our dogs, including air conditioning.

Patrolling every hour & perform security checks to ensuring site or property are maintained; door and gates are kept secure. Carry out a visual inspection to ensure equipment is save.

UK Metal Theft

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said UK metal theft had doubled in the past five years to about 1,000 reported incidents a week, the crime causes costs the UK economy about 770m a year, And Britain s 5bn-a-year scrap industry is facing tougher regulation as part of a government crackdown on metal theft

Cost of Retail Crime

Cost of retail crime rises to 1.6bn. The figure covers retail crime of all types and includes the value of goods stolen and damage done. The survey gathers data from 44 retails groups 58% of the sector by turnover and is claimed to be its most comprehensive crime survey so far. It found that nearly one in 20 stores was robbed during the year. The average cost of each incident tripled to 3,005, from 989 the previous year, a result of more organised offending

Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)

Vandalism in the UK is falling at a quicker rate than almost any other type of crime, according to official figures.

What are the possible reasons behind this The 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates that there were 2,051,000 violent incidents against adults in England and Wales.

As in previous years, assault without injury accounted for the largest proportion of all CSEW violent incidents (42%), followed by wounding (24%), assault with minor injury (22%), and robbery (12%)

Advising and counselling visitors and making sure they have access to professional help if needed, in addition to Monitor and authorize entrance, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises
We will provide you with guard dog, whilst offering a deterrent to the criminal is appropriately trained and controlled by our experienced dog handlers.

We will provide you with a daily activity report.

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References

  1. ^ Mobile Security Patrol Services (9guard.co.uk)
  2. ^ Construction Site Security Guard Services (9guard.co.uk)

Phoenix Close Protection Officer

Profile of a Phoenix Close Protection Operator

On completion of the Phoenix Close Protection course, graduates have the qualifications and certifications necessary to become employed within the global security industry, either with G4S, or another global security business.

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My Current role is a Close Protection officer on a contract Southern Afghanistan. I ve worked in the current role since April 2013

  • Tell us a bit about your background? What was one of the most enjoyable aspects of your job? Can you describe one of your most challenging aspects or one off events of your old role?

I am 33 years old. I was in the British Infantry for 15 years in total reaching the rank of CSGT. I ve been on 3 x tours of N.I, 1 x Kosovo, 1 x Iraq and 2 x Afghan. My last role was an Infantry Tactics instructor at The Infantry Battle School, Brecon. There I taught and assessed future section commanders of the British army all the key areas they needed to command a section of men in all types of hostile environments. My most challenging part of my army career was on operational tour on Herrick 10 Sangin.

There my role was a platoon Sgt and most of the time we as a battle group found ourselves engaged with the enemy on a daily basis.

  • How did you get into the Private Security Industry?

I decided that I had achieved all I wanted within the army and the Private Security sector was a natural progression for me. I could see that the skills I learnt through my army career could be used and built upon within the security industry. A few of my friends where in the Industry so I used their knowledge to find out which was the best close protection course around. Guys that had not even done the Phoenix course said that they wished they had gone on that one so I learnt by their mistakes really. The main selling point was that a member of HR would come and interview you at the end of course for future positions. Something you don;t get at any other company.

  • Please describe the experience you had with the training?

The overall experience of the training was outstanding. A point of note is that I also attend the Approved Tier 1 Operational Medic (ATOM) course after the Phoenix course. My main reason was that the instruction and the facilities of the close protection course were that good I was sold already in attending my next G4S specialist training course. In addition to that you receive a 25% discount on the ATOM course if you attended the Phoenix course.

I believe that G4S look after and employ people that attend their courses as they know the standard of training you have received is the best and G4S want the best people to work for them.

  • How would you describe yourself?

I would describe myself as a hardworking, diligent person who strives to better myself by using other people s experiences to learn from and adapt.

  • Could you give us a brief overview of your current role?

As a CP operator in Southern Afghanistan, I am responsible for the armed protection and security of our clients conducting business in Helmand Province. Conducting IBG tasking’s providing close protection to the client in out of district moves by Heli, foot and vehicle transits, responsible for risk and threat assessment in a constantly changing high threat environment

  • What are the most enjoyable aspects of your role?

The most enjoyable aspects of my role is when the tasking is complete and we as a team have achieved our aim, by providing the best possible security to the client.

  • Tell us about any challenging aspects?

The most challenging part of my role is the constant risk and threat assessment which is forever changing as you move by foot, heli or by vehicle with the client to ensure maximum protection.

  • What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to keep fit for role either cardio vascular work or weights. There is plenty of down time so it;s not a problem.

There is internet in all locations so talking back home on skype or face time to the family isn t an issue.

  • Please let us know anything else that may help other Service Leavers to follow in your footsteps?

Get yourselves on the Phoenix course and the ATOM course the extra medical course got me one step ahead of the rest of the guys and I was offered a job before I was even out of the army.

I had a week off as a civilian and then I was deployed to Afghanistan.

References

  1. ^ Click here for CPO (www.g4sspecialisttraining.com)

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2017: winners revealed

Security tech Avigilon and Vanderbilt are among the winners of Benchmark Magazine s Innovation Awards 2017, which reward excellence across nine categories of physical security technology. Rigorously testing hardware and software under a range of conditions, Benchmark Magazine is akin to the Which Magazine of the physical security industry. Find out below which products won the accolades across nine categories.

Video Surveillance (Hardware): Hanwha Techwin Wisenet X Hanwha Techwin s new Wisenet X series harnesses the Wisenet V processing engine and delivers mainstream functionality with advanced features. The Taiwanese surveillance brand has added H.265 compression and the second generation of the WiseStream dynamic encoding engine, which reduces bandwidth consumption (and includes dynamic GOP). Wisenet X also boasts 150dB WDR (taking on four instead of two frames to balance out uneven lighting), gyro sensor-based image stabilisation, enhanced low light performance, dual slots for SD-based edge recording, advanced analytics functionality and WiFi set-up support. The Wisenet X camera range comprises two-and five-megapixel models as well as bullet, static dome, box and PTZ variants. The Wisenet X camera range is more than the sum total of its parts, which is what makes it an interesting proposition! Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Video Surveillance (Software): SeeTec Cayuga Infinity X The flagship VMS from SeeTec can add sector-specific extensions including logistics-ready integrations, ANPR and warehouse management. Cayuga S50X supports up to 50 cameras on a single server. S Cayuga S100 can accommodate up to 100 channels on two servers with basic video analytics, motion detection and advanced event management.

Cayuga Infinity supports unlimited devices and servers along with numerous video analytics options, while Cayuga Infinity X also adds failover recording and video wall management. An open platform solution, Cayuga Infinity X can integrate directly with more than 1,000 devices via direct integrations. ONVIF compliance makes possible additional integrations, which are simplified by smart drivers. Combines power with simplicity, and ticks all the boxes for those who want advanced security and site management. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Access Control (Hardware): Inner Range Inception This browser-based access control system with integrated intruder alarm permits easy connectivity with a regular PC, smartphone or tablet. Inception, whose software is hosted on the controller unit, can operate as a standalone system and the browser-based interface means there is no software to install nor licensing costs. Inception supports up to 32 doors with readers for entry/exit and can monitor up to 512 detection points via its alarm monitoring functionality. There are universal inputs and outputs to accommodate not just CCTV monitoring, but lighting control, HVAC management, lift control and more besides too.

Delivers a high level of performance, whilst also retaining a good degree of simplicity. It is flexible enough for most access control needs, and the inclusion of alarm monitoring adds value for a wide range of sites. It also does all of this at a competitive price point. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Access Control (Software): Vanderbilt ACT365 Vanderbilt inherited ACT365 when it acquired Access Control Technology Ltd in 2016 a shrewd move if this accolade is anything to go by. ACT365 combines access control with video management functionality with what Benchmark describes as a seamless integration . ACT365, which is cloud-based, can be used remotely via tablet or smartphone. In practice, therefore, the operator could communicate with a visitor, verify their identity and open the door remotely from a smartphone without being physically on site themselves. ACT365 creates a unified integrated system, delivering flexibility and control for business owners whilst also reducing the amount of required infrastructure and resources to protect a site.

Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Site Protection (Hardware): OPTEX RLS-2020S Hitherto the sole preserve of high-security applications in critical national infrastructure because they were costly and bulky laser detectors are now more accessible for a wider range of verticals thank to innovations like the RLS-2020S from Optex. The RLS-2020S can be used both outdoors and indoors and achieves a 20 x 20 metre detection range. Multiple set-up configurations mean that this laser detector can cope with a range of scenarios that traditional sensors struggle with. Laser-based sensors can accurately detect objects and map them using X and Y coordinates. When people or objects are detected, PTZ-enabled cameras can then pinpoint and track the intruders. The RLS-2020S laser detector makes the technology more accessible for mainstream applications, delivers a small and discreet cost-effective option and also provides an enhanced level of performance in terms of catch performance and reliability. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Site Protection (Software): Texecom Connect Based on Texecom s graded Premier Elite security system, Texecom Connect is an automation platform that is based on the current control panel range.

Installers and integrators can offer Texecom Connect upgrades to customers with existing Premier Elite systems. The Premier Elite range supports the Ricochet, mesh-based wireless platform, which itself won a Benchmark Innovation Award. Ricochet technology permits flexible communication between wireless field devices and the control panel. The heart of any Texecom Connect system will be a professionally installed graded alarm system without any compromises or dumbing down to allow the smart functions to be realised. This is important as it adds value without reducing security or the role of the installer or integrator. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. Intelligent Systems: Avigilon Appearance Search Aviglon s Appearance Search technology applies deep learning techniques to identify and retrieve video footage relevant to an investigation or management of an ongoing event. For all the potential of big data, operators can readily get overwhelmed with the sheer volume of data generated by video analytics platforms. Avigilon s Appearance Search technology, which can be acessed via Avigilon s Control Center VMS software, scans many hours worth of recorded footage and swiftly identify relevant video data to track a person or vehicle.

It can quickly identify routes taken, previous visits and last-known locations. Avigilon s Appearance Search technology enhances the level of security at a site by enabling end users to quickly locate targets of interest, such as specific persons or vehicles, across an entire site. This capability can not only improve incident response times, but additionally makes post-event investigations simpler and more thorough. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine. embedded content Business Intelligence: Genetec Retail Sense The Business Intelligence category represents the diversification of security tech into non-security disciplines. Through analytics functions like heat-mapping and queue management, analytics platforms like Genetec Retail Sense generate and interpret data to create insights that can generate operational efficiencies for businesses mostly in the retail sector. Providing analysis of footfall, bottlenecks and shopper behaviour, Genetec Retail Analytics and other solutions of its ilk can no longer be written off as a grudge purchase in the way that security systems often were. Through real-time insights generated in reports by Retail Sense, retailers can utilise the intelligence gathered, allowing them to better understand consumers, make informed decisions and increase both consumer engagement and in-store profitability. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine.

Infrastructure: Secure Logiq HA Servers With beefed-up processing capabilities, Secure Logiq s HA range of analytics-optimised servers have been designed for enterprise customers. i7 Extreme edition processors increase substantially the clock speed achieved, helping it to meet the processing-heavy demands of modern analytics platforms. With advances in GPU technology bringing deep learning and video analytics to the fore, appropriate server hardware is increasingly key to optimal performance.

Getting it wrong can cause the system to crash, slow down or become unstable. With experience in the video surveillance industry, Secure Logiq realises the importance of the right balance between performance and reliability for security systems. Benchmark Magazine Find out more about the winning solution from Benchmark Magazine.

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