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Grenfell video: Scotland s decisive response to its own tower-block tragedy put England to shame

Stephen Mackenzie Q&A There are so many dimensions to the Grenfell fire that it s hard to know where to start. In the video below, fire-risk consultant Stephen Mackenzie examines everything from the privatisation of fire-safety research to the inadequate logistical response on the ground in the immediate aftermath and the glacial pace of regulatory change in England versus Scotland. Below you can also read the transcript of the interview, which was conducted at fire safety exhibition FIREX 2017.

embedded content I m aware that the building regulations are under constant review, but there s a dichotomy in the turnaround time: four years for the Lakanal report, one year for the Scottish Garnock report. Stephen Mackenzie on the privatisation of fire research provision We ve increasingly seen over the past decades, our fire research provision within the UK, which is internationally renowned, becoming increasingly privatised. Whether it s a research establishment which is now a charitable trust, whether it s a fire service college which is now under the major government support contracts, or the emergency planning college which is under another support service provider On funding challenges for academic fire research The other thing we ve seen is it s increasingly more challenging for fire research academic teams to give that true independence in UK regions to secure funding for more fashionable, thematic areas. We have very small programmes with research, very important given life safety issues, and property protection issues, but we re in competition with larger, more profitable business degrees, MBAs and suchlike. On the skills shortage in fire engineering We ve also seen an erosion of succession routes for younger engineers in a challenging environment to become industry captains. Where we re seeing a throughput, so young professional awards, we didn t have recipients. So we need to look at that through funding of the fire cadet programme nationally, fire service trainees, encourage others to support those endeavours, and also look to how we fund our research. Ten or 11 years ago the Department of Community at local government was trying to get a national fire research academy off the ground. Unfortunately the commentary that came back on a very comprehensive research proposal, sponsored and supported by the whole sector, was you ve already got many organisations, therefore we can t fund it.

but it needs that focal point, that independence, and we need that international recognition and response. On the government s immediate response and failure to convene COBRA I think we ve seen a comparison between the Grenfell fire and Finsbury Park terrorist attack. Immediately following the Finsbury Park attack, Theresa May convened COBRA. That should have been the case on Thursday the day after the fire, or the latter hours of Wednesday. Convene COBRA, get emergency personnel leads in, coordinate with local authority responders, and have a better response and management of media, and to the families and residents concerns. Not only for Grenfell Tower blocks, but for all tower blocks in the UK. I feel it could have been sharper, more effective, and then the central government may not have received some of the criticism it has. I fully recognise the multi-agency response by the emergency services was fantastic. Those individuals in all three emergency services put themselves at significant risk, with debris falling down from the building on top of them.

Significant injuries occurring with the fire personnel, they still went into that building. When their dynamic risk assessments have said this is too risky for even emergency services personnel, possibly. The other thing we need to see is the softer services where we move from coordinated triad of emergency services. We have London-based annual emergency services exercises. We had one last year, a unified exercise, it went very well. We re very experienced. But then we seem to see some local stress and shocks with the local authority response. But now see that they have now caught up to speed. So I think moving from the emergency services response into the softer response by local authorities and the government, and there are a number of professional bodies in the UK that can facilitate and exist with that.

So it might be another line of enquiry for the coroner report, and also the public inquiry. On the Lakanal House report There s actually about 30 case studies, both in the UK and internationally, that we can refer to. Some of the more contemporary ones and two of the more important ones I ll draw attention to: the Lakanal report in 2013 following the Lakanal Camberwell fire where ladies and children expired. There were a number of recommendations made in that coroner court enquiry, predominantly looking at emergency service response and also looking at the complexities in interpretation of our building legislation, and the need for reducing, streamlining it, and making it more practical in application. That s a longstanding issue. I believe some of the professional bodies in the fire service community are doing research, campaigning, and petitioning government on that. I ll let them report on their own positions. On the Garnock Court enquiry The other more significant one that I have been talking about in the international press is quite a well-known report done by one of the legal councillors in the UK. It makes reference, and I m making referencing to the source, a public enquiry report, for the Garnock Court fire in Scotland in 1999.

The public inquiry was published in 2000, to the House of Commons. So we ve heard with Grenfell, Theresa May saying we ll go to a full public inquiry, we ll have parallel coroner court inquiries, and parallel criminal, and possibly civil actions as well. But in 2000, there was a report, and I ll quote, while this inquiry did not suggest the majority of external cladding systems in the UK currently in use pose a serious threat to life safety or property in event of fire, they did go on to add, we do not believe it should take a serious fire in which many people are killed before all reasonable steps are taken towards minimising the fire risk. They then go on to make commentary about the inclusion of standards through the British Standards Institute, revision of the Approved Document B, and the title of that report under the reference was The Potential Risk of Fire Spread in Buildings via External Cladding Systems. We have known about this problem and issue in the fire sector, the House of Commons are aware of it. the Prime Minister s office is now aware of it, I imagine, through the national press and their own technical advisors. On the glacial pace of regulatory change in England versus Scotland Let s look at legislation. We did it in Scotland. When we reviewed our fire safety legislation we also brought in new building regulations, we brought in new technical handbooks.

And I believe, if memory services me correct, the most recent release was either in June 2016 or June 2017. I am aware that the building regulations are under constant review. But there seems to be a dichotomy in the turnaround time: four years for the Lakanal report, one year for the Scottish Garnock report. Fire legislation report in Scotland was reviewed in 2005, and continued on the new basis, performance basis, whereas we appear to be limping on with a very outdated and outmoded document. Our colleagues at yesterday s expert panel FIREX International 2017 held a debate on the Grenfell fire were quite vocal about that position.

Hung parliament: Have Cameron and May s calamitous gambles imperilled UK border security?

Brexit fallout Cameron gambled, lost. May gambled, lost. Tory party beginning to look like a casino.

Tweeted by Dutch MEP Sophie in t Veld this is a pithily apt description of the Conservatives two big calls over Brexit. If David Cameron s fateful decision to announce a referendum on January 2013 has achieved one of its primary goals to siphon off support from UKIP then it did so, quite unexpectedly, at the expense of his own premiership. Having embraced the referendum result despite being (an admittedly coy) Remainer his successor, Theresa May, then used Brexit as a pretext to strengthen her majority in the House of Commons against what the commentariat had deemed the least electable Labour leader since Michael Foot. Now we have a hung parliament with a minority Conservative government propped up by 10 DUP MPs. Whatever your political leanings, few would disagree that the prospect of concluding negotiations smoothly have now receded. Whatever your political leanings, few would disagree that the prospect of concluding negotiations smoothly have now receded. We re already nearly three months into the already narrow two-year negotiating window, the Article 50 having been triggered on 29 March. As the FT writes this morning: Theresa May s folly in calling a general election and then losing her overall majority means that the UK is now in an even weaker negotiating position than when it started There are few words to describe the sheer irresponsibility of the prime minister in triggering Article 50 only to follow it by calling a needless general election. A hung parliament, or even an overall defeat, was always a foreseeable (as opposed to predicted) potential outcome.

It was the last thing a prudent politician should have done: there is now considerable uncertainty at the very point the UK needed certainty, as the Brexit talks are about to commence. Nick Clegg, who lost his Sheffield Hallam seat, has said that MPs will either need to find a cross-party consensus on a more moderate workable approach to Brexit or we will have to go back to the country maybe once or twice until one party wins a majority, which would devour much of the two-year negotiating window. It is impossible to exaggerate this morning how self-absorbed and adrift the UK looks to the rest of Europe I can t think of any example of a modern mature democracy putting itself in such a vulnerable position. Confusion at UK borders And if negotiations do fail, what does that mean for national security? The UK s trade tariff levels with Europe and the rest of the world would default to World Trade Organisation terms, triggering a rise in the price of imports, with agricultural goods being an eye-watering 30-40%. But with the UK Lacking its own schedule at the WTO, there could be confusion at UK borders over customs declarations. This is an issue explored in depth in a white paper published on IFSEC Global this week. The cost of replicating the European Arrest Warrant outside the EU is expected to substantially exceed (by a factor of four) the cost of operating the EU measure. Norway and Iceland have been trying to negotiate a form of EAW with the EU but this has taken 15 years and is still to be ratified by every member state.

From the London First report on Brexit and border security Commissioned by London First s Security & Resilience Network, the report examines the implications of leaving the EU for the management of the UK s borders. From Europol membership to the Schengen Information System, the UK is at risk of losing access to a plethora of collaborative tools, the report reveals. Securing UK borders: An examination of the implications of leaving the EU for UK border management , which is written by several experts in immigration and border security, European law, and security and resilience, also warns of: Confusion at the UK border as customs declarations slow down traffic. The Road Haulage Association has said there is a real danger of everything grinding to a halt Complexities of new visa arrangements: Questions must arise about the ability of Border Force to deal with the increased workload as well as the physical capacity of receiving airports and other points of entry Brexit could represent an opportunity to modernise current practice and technology and adopt best practices from elsewhere in the world to improve both border security and customer experience ahead of, or at, the border. A decade after New Labour s attempts to introduce identity cards were shelved the concept could reemerge. The need to reframe collaboration with the EU over information sharing as Britain exits Europol and loses access to Eurojust, SIS II, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), the Pr m Decisions and the Passenger Name Records (PNR) The white paper follows an earlier report by the Security & Resilience Network that examined the Security and Resilience Implications of Brexit. The report was launched at a London First briefing on 7 June 2017 and distributed at the IFSEC International 2017 exhibition (20-22 June 2017), which includes for the first time the Borders and Infrastructure Expo. UBM, the organiser of IFSEC, sponsors this report. Get your free badge for IFSEC now.

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Security OfficerRetail Lewisham, SE13 8.57 per hour

Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Officer to be based in the Lewisham area (SE13). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer:

* Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
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Security OfficerRetail (Colindale)

Colindale, NW9 8.00 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a part time Retail Security Officer to be based in the Colindale area (NW9). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
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Security OfficerRetail (Central London) Central London, EC2M

7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Officer to be based in the Central London area (EC2M). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
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Security OfficerRetail (North London)

North London, N22 7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Officer to be based in the North London area (N22).

Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
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Security OfficerRetail PART TIME (Clapham) Clapham, SW4

7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a part time Retail Security Officer to be based in the Clapham area (SW4). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
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Security OfficerRetail PART TIME (Croydon) Croydon, CR0 7.50 per hour

Cordant Security are currently looking for a part time Retail Security Officer to be based in the Croydon area (CR0). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer:

* Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
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Security OfficerRetail (Paddington) PART TIME

Paddington, W2 7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a part time Retail Security Officer to be based in the Paddington area (W2). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
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Security OfficerRetail PART TIME (Erith) Erith, Kent (DA8) 8.00 per hour

Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Officer to be based in the Erith area (DA8). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer:

* Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
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Security OfficerRetail Support (South London)

South London (SW9) and surrounding. 7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Support Officer to be based in the South London (SW9) and surrounding area.

You will be asked to cover multiple sites across our prestigious client base. Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer:

* Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
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Security OfficerRetail Support (North London) North London (N22) and surrounding. 7.50 per hour

Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Support Officer to be based in the North London (N22) and surrounding area. You will be asked to cover multiple sites across our prestigious client base. Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
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Security OfficerRetail Support (East London) East London (E17) and surrounding.

7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Support Officer to be based in the East London (E17) and surrounding area. You will be asked to cover multiple sites across our prestigious client base. Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
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Security Officer – Elite Retail Support (Central London)

Central London 8.00 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for professional security officers to join our prestigious retail contracts in and around Central London.

Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Promoting loss prevention
* Any other associated security

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We currently have various security roles in and around London. We are look for Retail and Corporate Security and Front of House officers to join various sites. At VSG we supply Security Services to a variety of blue chip clients. We are accredited to the highest standards of security, delivering performance along with general business standards. We provide services for Manned Guarding, Security Systems, Mobile Security, Secure Event Solutions and Soft Services to all of our clients. With a security role at VSG your main duty is to ensure the safety and security of the client, their employees and visitors and their premises and property. Duties

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Retail Loss Prevention Officer
Salary: 23k – 24K
Hours: Days only (5 days from 7)
Location: Central London

Do you have a high-level of customer service? We are seeking a customer focused Retail Loss Prevention Officers to join a leading retailer in Central London. This is a permanent role and offers opportunity for long term career progression.

Applicants should have strong customer service skills and ideally have retail security experience. Your duties will include: Providing a customer focused security presence
Ensuring a safe and secure environment for staff and visitors
Meeting and greeting customers
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Retail Loss Prevention Officer
Salary: 23k – 24K
Hours: Days only (5 days from 7)
Location: Central London

Do you have a high-level of customer service? We are seeking a customer focused Retail Loss Prevention Officers to join a leading retailer in Central London. This is a permanent role and offers opportunity for long term career progression. Applicants should have strong customer service skills and ideally have retail security experience. Your duties will include: Providing a customer focused security presence
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25/04/2017 (14:56)

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Female Corporate Security Officer
Rate: 10 per hour
Location: Croydon
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

Are you SIA licensed? Do you have a high level of customer focus? Working at a corporate multi-tenanted office in Croydon your role will include front of house, meeting and greeting visitors, issuing passes and managing access control to the site. Applicants should meet the following criteria: SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills Duties will include:

Meeting and greeting customers
Front of house reception work
Providing a high level of customer service
Internal patrols
Monitoring CCTV
Key holding
Issuing passes to visitors

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Female Corporate Security Officer
Rate: 10 per hour
Location: Croydon
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm Are you SIA licensed? Do you have a high level of customer focus?

Working at a corporate multi-tenanted office in Croydon your role will include front of house, meeting and greeting visitors, issuing passes and managing access control to the site. Applicants should meet the following criteria: SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills

Duties will include: Meeting and greeting customers
Front of house reception work
Providing a high level of customer service
Internal patrols
Monitoring CCTV
Key holding
Issuing passes to visitors
Escorting

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21/04/2017 (17:18)

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Corporate Security Officer
Rate: 10.00 per hour
Location: Croydon
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Wk 1: Monday-Friday 07.00-14.30 37.5 hours per week
Wk 2 Monday-Friday 14.00-21.30 37.5 hours per week Are you SIA licensed? Do you have a high level of customer focus? Working at a corporate multi-tenanted office in Croydon your role will include front of house, meeting and greeting visitors, issuing passes and managing access control to the site. Applicants should meet the following criteria:

SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills Duties will include: Meeting and greeting customers
Front of house reception work
Providing a high level of customer service

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23/04/2017 (11:07)

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Corporate Security Officer – Redhill
Rate of Pay: 8.88 per hour + Overtime
Hours: 3 days, 3 Nights 3 off
Location: Redhill

Are you SIA licensed? Do you want to work at a corporate site in Redhill? The role will mainly involve undertaking control room duties in a corporate environment. Applicants should meet the following criteria: SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills Duties will include:

Meeting and greeting customers
High level of customer service
Conducting investigations
Monitoring CCTV
Key holding
Retail loss prevention
Security patrols
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01/05/2017 (11:31)

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Corporate Security Officer – Redhill
Rate of Pay: 8.88 per hour + Overtime
Hours: 3 days, 3 Nights 3 off
Location: Redhill Are you SIA licensed?

Do you want to work at a corporate site in Redhill? The role will mainly involve undertaking control room duties in a corporate environment. Applicants should meet the following criteria:

SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills Duties will include: ‘ ‘ Meeting and greeting customers
‘ ‘ High level of customer service
‘ ‘ Conducting investigations
‘ ‘ Monitoring CCTV
‘ ‘ Key holding
‘ ‘ Retail loss prevention
‘ ‘ Security patrols
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Event Security Officers – Immediate Availability
Location: London
Pay: 8.00ph Are you looking for a position with hours to match your availability? Do you hold a SIA License? Momentum Security Recruitment is working with a growing National Events Security Company. We are currently recruiting for a number of Events Security Officers. The assignments can suit your currently availability. All candidates must have a valid in date SIA license Standards: SIA License
Great customer service
Be of smart appearance
Excellent written and verbal English
Live local to London or willing to travel
The ability to be flexible and adaptable
A 5 year checkable

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Female Corporate Security Officer
Location: Central London
Rate: 9.46
Hours: Days & Nights

Do you have excellent customer service skills with the ability to provide a friendly and secure front of house service? We have opportunities for Female Security professionals to join the customer focused team of a corporate security location in Central London. Applicants should hold a SIA license with first class customer service skills and be able to provide a friendly front of house service.

Applicants should be female due to the need to search female members of staff. There is an excellent rate of pay on offer and the opportunity to work at

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Security Control Room Manager
Location: Central London
Salary: Circa 35k
Hours: Rolling roster of Days & Nights Do you hold a SIA License? Happy working a mix of day & night shifts? Prior experience of working in a busy control room? Due to the nature of the site we would welcome applications from ex-Military candidates. Applicants should have prior corporate security experience along with experience of managing a team. Applicants should meet the following criteria: Prior supervisory/management experience in the security sector or Military, Police service etc.
Experience of managing, motivating and leading a team
SIA licensed
Happy working

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Security Shift Manager (Corporate)
Location: Central London
Salary: Circa 35k
Hours: Rolling roster of Days & Nights

Do you hold a SIA License? Happy working a mix of day & night shifts? Applicants should have prior corporate security experience along with experience of managing a team.

Due to the nature of the site we would welcome applications from ex-Military candidates. Applicants should meet the following criteria: Prior supervisory/management experience in the security sector or Military, Police service etc.
Experience of managing, motivating and leading a team
SIA licensed
Happy working a mix of days, nights & weekends on a rota basis

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07/05/2017 (11:31)

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Project Engineer
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Video surveillance for todays seniors

The lifespan of the average man and woman has increased over the years, due to advances in medicine and improved nutritional standards. Seniors who would have been considered elderly only decades ago, are now still vibrant and living independently. Even senior citizens who live at home with the assistance of a nurse or in home care aid, can live life to the fullest.

Of course, this doesn t mean that family and friends don t worry about them. On the contrary, people in their 80s and 90s and those individuals lucky enough to live past the 100 mark may need guidance. Any lack of balance or simple fall can cause a hospital stay, with a broken hip likely to create further medical issues. Forgetfulness and hearing loss makes otherwise diligent seniors forget to take their medicine or hear the ring of a doorbell. Seniors and technology Teens and young adults have no problem living their lives in front of the camera. Their generation enjoys being videotaped whenever and wherever they may be. However, this is generally not the case for senior citizens. Many older people still fear technology and feel uncomfortable with video equipment in their homes, no matter how unobtrusive these cameras may be. Young adults try to explain to their parents how crucial a camera may be to their senior loved ones health, security and well-being.

It s always important to discuss the subject thoroughly, before making any purchases. Surveillance monitoring equipment is not only a definite investment, but at no time do you want a parent or grandparent to think that they are being spied on unnecessarily. Less invasive forms of video monitoring You never want to make anyone uncomfortable in their own home. This is especially true of those people who believe that someone will be watching them in various stages of undress or when using the bathroom. Luckily there are monitors which function as sensors, simply alerting a loved one that something is amiss in the household. Monitoring systems do use traditional video cameras, so no footage is obtained from the home. These wireless and diminutive sensors are placed where they can detect motion or a change in normal patterns of activity. When this occurs, a contact is immediately notified. You can choose how messages are sent confidentially via telephone, email, text message and mobile app.

Wireless motion sensors An excellent example of how these sensors are employed, concerns their usage in determining if someone has taken their daily medicine or meals. Sensors are small enough to attach to regular household items like pillboxes and television remotes. You can additionally attach sensors to the refrigerator or interior door, alerting a loved one that their senior is home and on schedule. Let s say that a senior has opened a front or back door at an unusual hour of the night. Their family member or guardian would be alerted at once. This information is particularly urgent when seniors are completely alone or live with a spouse yet suffer from dementia. Once alerted, a loved one can contact the police, a neighbor or rush over on their own if possible. Home surveillance videos Video technology is routinely used to monitor homes, schools, shopping centers and commercial buildings. More than one person has discovered that their pet was running amuck through their house or that an employee has been stealing from their place of business.

In severe situations, acts of child abuse and crimes committed in bright daylight have been uncovered. Today s video cameras are stylishly small and easily set up around the home. All that s required is an on-site wi-fi system so images can be sent directly through the Internet. The capability of your chosen video equipment will vary greatly, depending upon its cost and complexity. However, newer home based surveillance systems will operate with amazing accuracy. Real-time video monitoring saves lives Instead of spying on seniors, loved ones are now able to see and hear if an emergency is happening in real-time. Night vision cameras allow for surveillance during the night and early morning hours when illnesses often take lives. Sound detection features let loved ones hear if a senior is calling out for help or someone else is prowling the premises. More complicated video surveillance systems come with a variety of other options.

These include motion based sensors and audio components that give viewers a chance to speak directly to the subject under surveillance. You can additionally record videos and save them to the Cloud, so they can be reviewed more intensely later. Peace of mind and security Using simple mounts with adjustable angles, monitoring equipment literally blends in with any d cor. Seniors can go about their lives in their own home, with the knowledge that a medical emergency or act of crime will be reported as it plays out. Should a senior citizen not remember exactly what happened, the video feed can replay to catch the incident in its entirety. For those seniors who require a caregiver or housekeeper, video surveillance cameras provide an ongoing record of their employment. Should an act of abuse or theft take place, it is likely to be captured in full view of the cameras. This aids families and the authorities. Just as Nanny Cams have revolutionized child care, home video surveillance can transform how seniors live.

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ECA s director of employment and skills Alex Meikle said: It s widely accepted that engineering disciplines, such as electrotechnical, face an ongoing skills shortage. This threatens to derail broader government efforts to develop a highly skilled, highly paid workforce. The ECA provided written evidence to the inquiry which produced the report, stating that government apprenticeship funding policy risked targeting investment at short duration, lower value apprenticeships, which are easier to deliver, rather than technical, longer duration, higher value apprenticeships. Supporting the ECA s assertion, the report has found that the the current balance of apprenticeship funding provision is skewed towards sectors with low wage returns and few skills shortages . Engineers of tomorrow We urge the government to ensure SMEs have the funding they need to train up the electricians and engineers of tomorrow, said Meikle. The apprenticeships report was compiled by a joint inquiry of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee and the Education Committee, led by Hartlepool MP Iain Wright and Stroud MP Neil Carmichael. The ECA is the UK s largest trade association representing electrical, electrotechnical and other engineering contractors, from regional to European level. Member companies are rigorously assessed before membership is approved. The fire and security industry appears to have woken up to the grave consequences if the skills crisis is left unaddressed.

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Until recently, the digital lifestyle revolution had barely reached our front doors. Digital access is familiar in a hotel or office, of course, by smart card or even mobile app. At home, meanwhile, the mechanical key has reigned supreme.

But, powered by smart technology, a new generation of residential locks do more than just secure the entrance. They provide a smart gateway to the 21 st -century smart home. What exactly do consumers want from a smart lock? A wide-ranging survey polled potential adopters across Europe, Africa and the Middle East to find out. The results suggest this is already a demanding and knowledgeable consumer market, one which craves the convenience offered by this latest generation of smart door locks. Unsurprisingly, consumers value security as their most important concern. An emphatic 99% rated security at least somewhat important and 90% as very important in any purchase decision. After all, security is any lock s most important job. The smartphone will be the most convenient remote control for this new generation of locks, and customers know what they want from any app that operates their lock.

Smart lock apps should send a notification when someone enters, and enable homeowners to check the status of their door open/closed, locked/unlocked from anywhere. We have all, surely, experienced a nagging doubt after leaving the house: did I forget to lock the door ? This function offers valuable peace of mind. Customers also appreciate the ability to issue or revoke digital keys, so a neighbour can feed the cat while you are on holiday, say, or to cancel a builder s access rights once a job is complete. It s far more convenient (and secure) than having a new set of keys cut. Going further, remote opening via app enables users to let in a cleaner, a contractor or their child from anywhere, at any time perfect for a domestic emergency while you are away from the house. The ability to override the digital technology to open the door with a physical key is also ranked as very important by three-quarters of respondents. Leading smart locks have a built-in mechanical override, so you can still unlock the door with a key in the event of a power failure. Yet another critical feature: locks should integrate seamlessly with smart-home platforms, so homeowners can control all their smart gadgets from the same app or web interface.

We are seeing the beginning of a major shift to smart residential access control, says Thomas Schulz, Director Marketing and Communications EMEA at ASSA ABLOY Group, whose brands including Yale and Mul-T-Lock are already established leaders in the domestic smart door lock market. The total integration of security, energy consumption and other critical domestic functions, all controlled from a single smartphone or tablet app, is coming. Our ENTR Smart Door Lock already comes with all the functionality that consumers value most, as well as optional features such as a remote control and fingerprint reader. Yale Keyless and Keyfree Connected locks are equally powerful, and integrate easily via the Z-Wave protocol with leading smart-home platforms. This new generation of locks can deliver convenient security fit for the 21 st -century smart home. Property developers are already adopting these technologies for new apartment and housing blocks. Opening this year in Istanbul, for example, 1,700 new homes at Future Park will have their heating, lighting and Yale front door lock all controlled by the same integrated app. It s a huge boost in convenience, and, after all, a truly smart home should start with a smart door lock. All the response data from this consumer survey is detailed in The Smart Home Security Report, published by IFSECGlobal.com and ASSA ABLOY.

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Reform Government Surveillance

Global Government Surveillance Reform

The undersigned companies believe that it is time for the world s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information. While the undersigned companies understand that governments need to take action to protect their citizens safety and security, we strongly believe that current laws and practices need to be reformed. Consistent with established global norms of free expression and privacy and with the goals of ensuring that government law enforcement and intelligence efforts are rule-bound, narrowly tailored, transparent, and subject to oversight, we hereby call on governments to endorse the following principles and enact reforms that would put these principles into action.

The Principles

  1. 1

    Limiting Governments Authority to Collect Users Information

    Governments should codify sensible limitations on their ability to compel service providers to disclose user data that balance their need for the data in limited circumstances, users reasonable privacy interests, and the impact on trust in the Internet. In addition, governments should limit surveillance to specific, known users for lawful purposes, and should not undertake bulk data collection of Internet communications.

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    Oversight
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    Intelligence agencies seeking to collect or compel the production of information should do so under a clear legal framework in which executive powers are subject to strong checks and balances. Reviewing courts should be independent and include an adversarial process, and governments should allow important rulings of law to be made public in a timely manner so that the courts are accountable to an informed citizenry.

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    Transparency About Government Demands

    Transparency is essential to a debate over governments surveillance powers and the scope of programs that are administered under those powers. Governments should allow companies to publish the number and nature of government demands for user information. In addition, governments should also promptly disclose this data publicly.

  4. 4

    Respecting the Free Flow of Information

    The ability of data to flow or be accessed across borders is essential to a robust 21st century global economy. Governments should permit the transfer of data and should not inhibit access by companies or individuals to lawfully available information that is stored outside of the country. Governments should not require service providers to locate infrastructure within a country s borders or operate locally.

  5. 5

    Avoiding Conflicts Among Governments

    In order to avoid conflicting laws, there should be a robust, principled, and transparent framework to govern lawful requests for data across jurisdictions, such as improved mutual legal assistance treaty or MLAT processes. Where the laws of one jurisdiction conflict with the laws of another, it is incumbent upon governments to work together to resolve the conflict.

Voices For Reform

AOL is committed to preserving the privacy of our customers information, while respecting the right of governments to request information on specific users for lawful purposes. AOL is proud to unite with other leading Internet companies to advocate on behalf of our consumers. Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL Reports about government surveillance have shown there is a real need for greater disclosure and new limits on how governments collect information. The US government should take this opportunity to lead this reform effort and make things right. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook The security of users data is critical, which is why we ve invested so much in encryption and fight for transparency around government requests for information. This is undermined by the apparent wholesale collection of data, in secret and without independent oversight, by many governments around the world. It s time for reform and we urge the US government to lead the way. Larry Page, CEO, Google These principles embody LinkedIn s fundamental commitment to transparency and ensuring appropriate government practices that are respectful of our members expectations. Erika Rottenberg, General Counsel, LinkedIn People won t use technology they don t trust. Governments have put this trust at risk, and governments need to help restore it. Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Twitter is committed to defending and protecting the voice of our users. Unchecked, undisclosed government surveillance inhibits the free flow of information and restricts their voice. The principles we advance today would reform the current system to appropriately balance the needs of security and privacy while safeguarding the essential human right of free expression. Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter Protecting the privacy of our users is incredibly important to Yahoo.

Recent revelations about government surveillance activities have shaken the trust of our users, and it is time for the United States government to act to restore the confidence of citizens around the world. Today we join our colleagues in the tech industry calling on the United States Congress to change surveillance laws in order to ensure transparency and accountability for government actions. Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo

May 19, 2015

Dear Members of the Senate,

Later this week the Senate has an opportunity to pass meaningful and balanced surveillance reform by considering the bipartisan USA Freedom Act. The bill overwhelmingly passed the House with 338 votes. Members from across the political spectrum supported it. Delaying action on reform by extending expiring authorities for two months or any extended period of time would be a missed opportunity. The USA Freedom Act prevents the bulk collection of Internet metadata under various authorities. The bill allows for transparency about government demands for user information from technology companies and assures that the appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms are in place.

Our companies came together two years ago to push for essential reforms that are necessary to protect national security, strengthen civil liberties, reaffirm user trust in the Internet, and promote innovation. The Senate can begin delivering on those reforms by passing the USA Freedom Act. Sincerely,

Reform Government Surveillance

RGS Statement In Support of Bipartisan, Bicameral FISA Reform Legislation

Statement of Reform Government Surveillance:

Reform Government Surveillance commends the introduction of surveillance reform legislation today in the House and the Senate. We support the bicameral, bipartisan legislation, which ends existing bulk collection practices under the USA Patriot Act and increases transparency and accountability while also protecting U.S. national security.

We thank Representatives Goodlatte, Sensenbrenner, Conyers and Nadler and Senators Lee, Leahy, Heller, and Franken, as well as other Members, who have worked hard over the past several months to draft a common sense bill that addresses the concerns of industry, the Intelligence Community, and civil society in a constructive and balanced manner. We look forward to working with Congress to pass this legislation by June 1st.

An open letter to Washington

December 2013

Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress,

We understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens. But this summer s revelations highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual rights that are enshrined in our Constitution. This undermines the freedoms we all cherish. It s time for a change.

For our part, we are focused on keeping users data secure deploying the latest encryption technology to prevent unauthorized surveillance on our networks and by pushing back on government requests to ensure that they are legal and reasonable in scope. We urge the US to take the lead and make reforms that ensure that government surveillance efforts are clearly restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight. To see the full set of principles we support, visit ReformGovernmentSurveillance.com1

Sincerely,

AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo

2014 – 2015.

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Attleborough – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other places with the same name, see Attleborough (disambiguation). Attleborough Attleborough - Wikipedia
Attleborough railway station Attleborough - Wikipedia Attleborough - Wikipedia Attleborough Attleborough shown within Norfolk Area 21.9 km2 (8.5 sq mi) Population 9,702 (2001 Census)
10,482 (2011) Density 443/km2 (1,150/sq mi) OS grid reference TM049954 Civil parish

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Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Attleborough Postcode district NR17 Dialling code 01953 Police Norfolk Fire Norfolk Ambulance East of England EU Parliament East of England UK Parliament

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Attleborough is a market town and civil parish between Norwich and Thetford in Norfolk, England. The parish is in the district of Breckland and has an area of 21.9 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi). The 2001 Census recorded the town as having a population of 9,702 distributed between 4,185 households,1 increasing to a population of 10,482 in 4,481 households in the 2011 Census.2

Attleborough is in the Mid-Norfolk constituency of the UK Parliament, represented since the 2010 general election by the Conservative MP George Freeman.

Attleborough railway station provides a main line rail service to both Norwich and Cambridge.

History

The Anglo-Saxon foundation of the settlement is unrecorded. A popular theory of the town’s origin makes it a foundation of an Atlinge, and certainly burgh (or burh) indicates that it was fortified at an early date. According to the mid-12th century hagiographer of Saint Edmund, Galfridus de Fontibus, Athla was the founder of the Ancient and royal town of Attleborough in Norfolk. In the Domesday survey launched in 1085 it is referred to as Attleburc.

After the Danes swept across Norfolk and seized Thetford, it is believed that the Saxons rallied their forces at Attleborough and probably threw up some form of protection. Although the Saxons put up a vigorous resistance, they eventually capitulated to the Danes and during the time of Edward the Confessor, powerful Danish families like Toradre and Turkill rules local manors. If local records are correct, nothing but disaster was brought to Attleborough by the Danes, and it took the coming of William the Conqueror to restore some sense of well-being to the area. Turkill relinquished his hold on the area to the Mortimer family towards the end of William’s reign, and they governed Attleborough for more than three centuries. In the 14th century the Mortimer family founded the Chapel of the Holy Cross (being the south transept of Attleborough Church), about a century later, a Sir Robert de Mortimer founded the College of the Holy Cross, and later was added the nave and aisles, to accommodate the congregation.

Following Henry the VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries the building was virtually destroyed by Robert Radcliffe, Lord Fitz Walter, Earl of Sussex, and material from the building was used for making up the road between Attleborough and Buckenham. However, this left Attleborough Church with a tower at the east end. Many towns can claim the distinction of having had a fire, and Attleborough is no exception, a great part of the town being destroyed by fire in 1559. It was during that period that the Griffin Hotel was built, and it was in the cellars of the Griffin that prisoners on their way to the March Assizes in Thetford were confined overnight, tethered by chains to rings in the wall.

Attleborough - Wikipedia Village sign in Attleborough

The arrival of the prisoners aroused a great deal of public interest, and eventually traders set up a fair whenever they came. This became known as Attleborough Rogues Fair and was held on the market place on the last Thursday in March. Also on the market place festivities took place on Midsummer Day, when the annual guild was held. It appears that there has been the right to hold a weekly Thursday market in the town since 1285. A weekly market is still held and has recently (in 2004) returned to Queen’s Square where it is presumed the market was originally held. The first turnpike road in England is reputed to have been created here at the end of the 17th century, Acts of Parliament were passed in 1696 and 1709, “For the repairing of the highway between Wymondham and Attleborough, in the County of Norfolk, and for including therein the road from Wymondham to Hethersett”.

The first national census of 1801 listed the population of Attleborough as 1,333. By 1845 Attleborough certainly dominated the surrounding parishes with a population of nearly 2,000, and in that year the railway (Norwich to Brandon) arrived. The town supported six hostelries: The Griffin the oldest, the Angel, the Bear, the Cock, the Crown and the White Horse. The Griffin, the Bear and the Cock still operate but the Crown is now a youth centre and the Angel is a building society branch office. Nothing is known of the fate of the White Horse after 1904, although the White Horse building still exists as a private house.

There are currently two more public houses: The London Tavern and the Mulberry Tree, which is also an award winning restaurant. At the centre of the town is Queens Square, at one time referred to as market hill. In 1863 a corn exchange was built in the High Street owned by a company of local farmers and in 1896 the Gaymer’s cider-making plant was built on the south side of the railway and soon became established as the largest employer in the town. The factory has now closed for cider-making, but has recently re-opened as a chicken processing plant and the corn exchange is now a warehouse for a firm of electrical retailers. The First World War affected Attleborough probably for no better or worse than many similar small towns.

Five hundred and fifty men joined the armed forces and 96 did not return. The 1920s saw continuing growth as a market centre, held on a Thursday, the stalls spread along the pavements of Church Street and in an open area by the Angel Hotel opposite the Griffin Inn. It was the turkey sales which made the town a thriving market centre in the 1930s, and thousands were sold each year on Michaelmas Day. Local employment still largely revolved round Gaymer’s cider works. In the early 1930s the Corn Hall was sold and became a cinema, reaching its heyday in the early ’40s.

Well into the ’30s lighting was by oil lamps, then came the building of the gas works in Queens Road (since demolished, although the Gas Keeper’s House is still there). Gradually gas was piped into homes, but it was a slow process. During 1939 the old post office was sold and it became the Doric Restaurant in Queens Square. It is now the town hall. The new post office was built in Exchange Street.

There were two local airfields during the Second World War, one at Deopham Green (Station 142) and one at Old Buckenham (Station 144). Structurally the town changed little during the 1950s and there were no great leaps in population growth, other than the arrival of the notorious London gangsters, the Kray twins, who took over a local hostelry. The ’60s were different, the overspill programme and new town development brought new families into south Norfolk. Attleborough had to make decisions for the future and new development zones were designated.

The first estate programme began with the building of the council-owned Cyprus Estate which has since been complemented by other private housing schemes such as Fairfields and Ollands built mainly in the 1970s and a large estate on the south side of the town in the 1990s. The traditional traffic route along the A11 trunk road became a bottleneck as it ran both ways along High Street and Church Street, thus in the 1970s a one-way system was opened channelling traffic around the natural ring road surrounding the church. The volume of traffic continued to increase making that change obsolete so the Attleborough bypass was opened in 1984. The bypass was widened and completed in 2007 removing the only single lane section of the A11 between Thetford and Norwich.

Church

Attleborough - Wikipedia Attleborough parish church

The parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is partly Norman and partly 14th century. The east end of the church is Norman and the nave is late 14th century. In 1368 the College of Holy Cross was founded in the Norman part and at that time the nave was built for the use of the parish. The remarkable rood screen has the loft intact for its full width but has been often restored. It is one of the finest rood screens in Norfolk and above are frescoes of ca.

1500, since much-mutilated.3

Educational facilities

There are four schools in the town: Attleborough Academy and Attleborough Infant School on Norwich Road, Attleborough Junior School on Besthorpe Road and a Special Needs school, Chapel Road School, named after its location. However just outside the town is Wymondham College, a large state boarding school.

Notable residents

  • The composer Malcolm Arnold lived in the town from the late 1980s until his death in September 2006.
  • John Fashanu and his brother Justin Fashanu lived in and went to school in Attleborough.
  • Ayrton Senna lived in Attleborough during his early years in international motorsport through to his time in Formula One.4
  • Brandon Francis, (born) Justin Christopher Davis, actor and writer. Lived in and went to school in Attleborough.

References

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved 25 July 2005.
  2. ^ “Town population 2011”. Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. ^ Betjeman, John, ed. (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the South. London: Collins; p.

    300

  4. ^ Bailey, Michael. “Terry Fullerton the Norwich man Ayrton Senna had to follow”. EDP24.

    Retrieved 30 October 2016.

External links

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See also Broadland Great Yarmouth King’s Lynn and West Norfolk North Norfolk South Norfolk

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