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Vanderbilt to demonstrate SPC Connect and ACT365 at IFSEC 2017

Cloud-based solutions At IFSEC International 2017, being held 20-22 June in London s ExCeL, Vanderbilt will be exhibiting its cloud-based security products and services. Alongside Vanderbilt s access control, intrusion and video products, the company will also be demonstrating SPC Connect, which allows installers to monitor, manage, and maintain Vanderbilt SPC panels remotely from portable electronic devices including smartphones. Also on display will be ACT365, Vanderbilt s integrated access control and video management system, which allows for remote setup, servicing and support.

Both are cloud-based so the power, scalability and simplicity of the cloud can be leveraged for the delivery of new features. Joe Grillo, CEO of Vanderbilt, says: Having transformed other areas of business and industry, the cloud is now set to revolutionise the security industry. The cloud is the name given to computing functions and services hosted off-site. These tend to be provided as a service and can be accessed over any internet-enabled device. Market research firm IDC recently estimated that cloud services will grow 24% to $122 billion ( 94 billion) in 2017. Of this, software-as-a-service business applications, such as Vanderbilt s SPC Connect and ACT365, will attract 60% of all cloud spending. The cloud lets security installers set up, manage and maintain large, networked security systems remotely, so they can reduce site visits, saving time and money, by addressing service issues that can be resolved remotely instead. embedded content End-users benefit from a system that can be maintained more efficiently and reconfigured and adapted as their requirements change. Cloud-based security products and offerings from Vanderbilt help integrate core security functions such as access control, intrusion and video.

As an example, ACT365 allows remote verification of a building s visitor from real-time video images captured at the point of entry. Access can then be granted remotely. If a door is forced or an alarm is activated, ACT365 gives users immediate recall and locates recorded footage of the incident. This eliminates time and effort traditionally required to match up times on different security systems and sift through camera footage to locate an incident. Borrowing from the pay-as-you-go model common to most cloud services, Vanderbilt s cloud-based solutions are affordable and offer flexibility for growing organisations. Vanderbilt is sharing its expertise in cloud-based security solutions in a presentation called Cloud on the Horizon: Are you prepared? that will address a range of topics and provide advice for those seeking to integrate their security needs with cloud computing. Check out the latest security solutions from Vanderbilt at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1225.

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Tyco: profile of a fire and security colossus

Tyco: Profile Of A Fire And Security Colossus

Profile of Tyco, one of the world s largest fire safety and security companies with a customer base claimed to exceed three million in industrial, commercial and residential sectors worldwide. The firm s 69,000 employees include scientists, engineers, sales professionals, technicians and management staff in over 1,000 locations in nearly 50 countries including research and development labs, manufacturing facilities, service and distribution centres, and sales offices. Company history Tyco s United States headquarters are in Princeton, New Jersey; its corporate headquarters have recently moved from Schaffhausen, Switzerland to Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

The company was founded in 1960 by Arthur J. Rosenburg as a research laboratory to conduct 1960s experimental work for the US government. The business focused on solid-state science and energy conversion and by 1962 began to move from US government research contracts into commercial applications. It went public in 1964 and one year later made its first acquisition, Mule Battery Products. Following further expansion in the 1970s, it began pursuing an extensive acquisition strategy which saw the procurement of leading brands such as AlliedTube and Conduit and Grinnell Corporation. In 2012, Tyco International was divided, separating the firm s Flow Control business, North America s residential security business and its international fire and security business. The separation resulted in the creation of Tyco (fire protection and electronic security), the ADT Corporation (residential and small business security in North America) and Flow Control (fluid valves, controls, and equipment protection products). Tyco products and services include: CCTV/access control equipment (Tyco Integrated Security, ADT, American Dynamics, Kantech, Software House, CEM Systems) Circuit protection devices EAS (electronic article surveillance) and RFID (radio frequency identification) products (Sensormatic) Engineering services Fire alarm systems (Simplex, ADT) Fire sprinklers (SimplexGrinnell, Wormald) Fire-fighting hardware and fire-fighting foam concentrates (Ansul, Chemguard, Skum, Total Walther, and Sabo) GRINNELL grooved products Safety products (including industrial-site safety & personal protective equipment (PPE) SCOTT Safety) Security systems (Tyco Integrated Security, ADT, DSC) Valves and controls One recent fire protection innovation has seen subsidiary Tyco Fire Protection Products launch its Raven Studio sprinklers range. Designed mainly for commercial applications such as hotels, casinos, offices, educational facilities, museums and other cultural properties, the 5.6K pendent and horizontal sidewall Raven Studio Sprinklers are claimed to be UL and C-UL listed, and to be available in standard coverage for the protection of Light and Ordinary Hazard occupancies and Extended Coverage for Light Hazard applications.

By incorporating an unobtrusive, low-profile design with a paint-in-place escutcheon, the new Tyco Raven Studio sprinklers are uniquely discreet sprinklers in the industry today, said Luke Connery, Global Product Manager at Tyco Fire Protection Products. This can afford architects and interior designers an enhanced level of creative freedom not available with more traditional sprinkler options. Proximex surveillint PSIM solution from Tyco Designer sprinklers The new sprinklers are claimed to feature a paint-in-place escutcheon, providing clients with a variety of custom colours to match the palette of a project. The flush design is made aesthetically appealing by concealing the deflector and other operating parts behind the link assembly. Raven Studio Sprinklers, with a heat sensitive solder type release element, are listed as quick response sprinklers. On the video surveillance side, Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) recently announced Total Security, a system claimed to combine access control, IP video surveillance and intrusion detection. Available via a unified graphical user interface (GUI), Total Security apparently allows users to manage multiple security tasks on any Internet connected device. With real-time alerts, remote arm/disarm capabilities, access management and live video look-in, Total Security aims to improve workplace safety, security and business operations. Today s always-on, always-connected workforce was a key driver in building out the Total Security solution for our customers, said Joe Oliveri, Vice President & General Manager at TycoIS.

By combining video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection, organizations can save time and money on system maintenance better spent concentrating on core business functions. The Fireclass range from Tyco Scalable surveillance system structure Total Security is claimed to allow business owners and security managers to remotely handle more than 20 security tasks in real time. Tailored for mid-size businesses, the system is said to scale to larger environments as operations grow. Solution components include the company s Kantech Intevo and Exacq /AD Illustra for video integration, Kantech KT Series for access control, DSC NEO intrusion detection, EntraPass Web and Go mobile application Total Security provides one-app view for access control, video surveillance and intrusion detection, which is claimed to help users avoid spending time and resources contacting multiple providers for questions, software upgrades, service and administration. In addition, the simplified solution is available on Internet connected devices, facilitating remote operation. Free download covering legal requirements for responsible persons under the FSO, courtesy of the IOSH, BIFM and USHA approved UK provider of health, safety and environmental information. Key features: A full breakdown of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 The key actions when dealing with fire precautions & protection A complete guide to maintaining procedures and requirements within your organisation.

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Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016: winners revealed

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016: Winners Revealed

Digital Barriers, Mitie Total Security Management and Assured Fire and Security were among the winners at this year s Security & Fire Excellence Awards. Compered once again by comedian Jimmy Carr, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016 took place at London Hilton on Park Lane. The cheeky selfie with @jimmycarr @SecurityXAwards #photobomb #sorrynotsorry #randomphonephotos pic.twitter.com/4v7Frbq1gn SecurityExAwards (@SecurityXAwards) November 24, 2016 Congratulations to the winners, who are listed in full below: The winners The Peter Greenwood Security Award (a Fire & Security Association (FSA) Award) Andy Gilmore of AAI Security The Ian Marsh Fire Award (a Fire & Security Association (FSA) Award) Chris Watts of Wavelength Associates Wilf Knight Award (sponsored by Security Institute) Tahia Zaidi, Cranfield University Inspiration in HR Award (sponsored by SSR Personnel) CIS Security International Achievement Award (sponsored by Hanwha Techwin Europe) Pilgrims/Harris Afghanistan Secure Communications Programme Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology (sponsored by ASIS International UK Chapter) Mitie Total Security Management with Northumbrian Water Counter-Terrorism Innovation of the Year (Product, Service, Solution, Project etc.) (sponsored by Xtralis UK Ltd) Digital Barriers with ThruVis Great pic of Mitie s Jason Costello winning security manager of the year last week at the Sec Excellence awards @Mitie_TSM, @jimmycarr pic.twitter.com/V7iNASzaDF Stuart Bleazard (@stubred) November 29, 2016 Security Manager of the Year (sponsored by Axis Communications) Jason Costello, Security Manager, Mitie Total Security Management Security Consultancy of the Year (sponsored by ICTS UK & Ireland) CornerStone Independent Security Consultancy Event Security Team of the Year (sponsored by The Ghana Education Project (GEP)) FGH Security Ltd Passive Fire Innovation of the Year (Product, Service, Project etc.) (sponsored by ASFP) Hilti (Gt.

Britain) Ltd with Hilti CFS-D Cable disc Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year (sponsored by Hanwha Techwin Europe) 2020 Vision Systems Large Security Installer of the Year (sponsored by SecurityLink India) Universal Security Systems Access Control Product of the Year (Including Biometrics) (sponsored by First Response Group) Human Recognition Systems with MSite Touch Fingerprint Terminal Representing @Axis_NEur at @SecurityXAwards this week and collecting our award for the Q3709-PVE winning camera of the year #axisinnovates pic.twitter.com/aCq1uEAUpF Shaun Southall (@shaunsouthall) November 25, 2016 CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year (sponsored by Swift Fire & Security) Axis Communications with AXIS Q3709-PVE ACS Champion of the Year (sponsored by First Response Group) ICTS UK & IRELAND Best Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector (sponsored by Swift Fire & Security) University of Portsmouth with Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management Communication Product of the Year (sponsored by ISCE) SIRV by SIRV Systems CCTV System of the Year (Excluding Cameras and Lens) (sponsored by Western Digital) Qognify with VisionHub Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year (sponsored by IPSA) Dot Dot Dot Property Combined Security & Fire Solution of the Year (sponsored by FIREX International) Total Integrated Solutions Ltd with Smart Building Converged Infrastructure Customer Care Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Alarm Response & Keyholding Ltd) Assured Fire & Security Ltd Security Partnering Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Beyond Media Services and Revolution Events) Brunel University with Pace Security Services Ltd Security Project or Installation of the Year (sponsored by BSIA) SPIE with Securing Safety with Spend to Save Security Training Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Swift Fire & Security) Croma Vigilant with NHS Active Fire Innovation of the Year (Product, Service, Project etc.) (ponsored by The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)) Aico with Ei2110e Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent Product of the Year (sponsored by IFSEC International) Ontech Security S.L.

with Ontech s Wardiam Pro We are so delighted with winning Security Guarding Company of the Year @SecurityXAwards last night https://t.co/1aknUovFJj #TeamWJ #WJ25 pic.twitter.com/OKQ4APGrVa Wilson James Limited (@WJ_Ltd) November 24, 2016 Security Guarding Company of the Year (sponsored by Over-C) Wilson James Judges Entries, which were judged solely on entry forms and supporting materials provided, were judged by an expert panel that included a who s who of influential security and fire professionals: Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth Andy Williams CPP FSyI, Head of Security, Nomura, Honorary Life President, Chapter 208 and Assistant Regional Vice President ASIS International, Region 9a Brett Lovegrove, Co-Founder and Director, TriTectus Ltd Chris Brogan, Partner, B & G Associates Chris Tomlinson, Senior Consultant, Arup Resilience, Security & Risk David Clark CPP, PCI PSP, Chapter Chairman, ASIS INTERNATIONAL UK Chapter David Sibert, Fire Safety and Integrated Risk Management Planning Advisor for the Fire Brigades Union Dawn Holmes MSC, CPP, Technical Security Specialist, Bloomberg Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyI FCMI, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd Lieutenant Colonel Garry Evanson, Chairman, The Security Institute and Head of Security and Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey Geoff Tate, Chairman, SSAIB Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group Graham Bassett MSyI, FIRP, FInstSMM, Director, GBRUK Ltd Ian Fowler, Senior Consultant, Mott MacDonald Ltd James Kelly, Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association Leanne Salisbury, Director, Salisbury Consultancy Solutions Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, Certification Scheme Manager, Chamber Certification Assessment Services Ltd (CCAS) Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, Director, Corps Consult, Corps Security Mike Hurst FIRP MSyI, Managing Director , HJA Security and Fire Recruitment Nigel Stanley, Practice Director, Cyber Security, TUV Rheinland OpenSky Patrick Dealtry, Director, The Lone Working Group Ltd Peter French MBE , Certified Protection Professional and FSyl, CEO, SSR Personnel Rachel Griffin, Director, Suzy Lamplugh Trust Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI National Security Inspectorate Simon Ince, Senior Fire Consultant at BB7 Steve Emmins, Commercial Development, Universal Security Systems Limited Dr Vibhor Gupta, Technology Lead, ASIS UK Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

Engineers of Tomorrow 2016 winners announced at Fire & Security Excellence Awards

Engineers Of Tomorrow 2016 Winners Announced At Fire & Security Excellence Awards

Apprentice fire and security installers from Banham and Elm West Electrical Company have won first prize in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition. Announced at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards at London Hilton on Park Lane, Max Elsey from Banham and Joe Harding from Elm West Electrical Company claimed the 1,000 cash prize. The pair had been trained at Banham s Academy.

First prize: Max Elsey from Banham and Joe Harding from Elm West Electrical Company The prize for second place went to Bobby and Carlos Dhunnay from Telcam, last year s joint winners, who were trained by Skills for Security. Second prize: Bobby and Carlos Dhunnay from Telcam Trained by Kings Academy Bradley Gilmour and Jason Townsend from Kings finished in third place. Third prize: Bradley Gilmour and Jason Townsend from Kings Engineers of Tomorrow and the judges have also highly commended Joshua Guy and Joziah Ham from Security Electrical Services, who were both trained by Yeovil college. The awards ceremony was the culmination of a process which began at IFSEC International 2016 in June, where more than 50 young engineers competed in a 90-minute installation challenge. Participants had to assess an installed intruder alarm system, identifying faults, re-commissioning the system and applying any security and safety measures as needed. All overall heat winners and their employers were invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards. IFSEC Global recently interviewed one of the 2016 heat winners, Padraig Lennon, about the competition and what it s done for his career. Entries are now open for the 2017 event, which will start again with heats at IFSEC International 2017, which takes place between 20-22 June at London ExCeL. Click here to submit your entry.

Engineers of Tomorrow is part of Apprenticeships for Fire & Security, an initiative that places apprentices into careers in the security industry industry and supports their development. Sponsored by IFSEC, CSL DualCom, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security the scheme has already helped launch the careers of more than 3,000 young apprentices. embedded content Sponsored by CSL DualCom, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security the competition served as a platform through which apprentices and engineers not only burnished their credentials as installers/engineers but helped to raise the profile of their employers too. The winners earned NVQ portfolio credits too. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

My life as an apprentice security installer: Padraig Lennon, NM Fire & Security

My Life As An Apprentice Security Installer: Padraig Lennon, NM Fire & Security

Apprentice security installer Padraig Lennon won his heat at IFSEC International 2015 s Engineers of Tomorrow competition. Lennon, who went on to claim third place when the winners were announced at the Fire and Security Awards, works for County Down-based firm NM Fire & Security. Operating throughout Northern Ireland, NM Fire & Security is an NSI-accredited installer of CCTV, access control, intruder alarms, fire alarms and automatic gates.

Padraig kindly answered our questions about the Engineers of Tomorrow competition, about his role as a trainee installer of security systems and his career plans. IFSEC Global: How is your apprenticeship going? Is it an effective way to get into the security industry in your experience and why? Padraig Lennon: My apprenticeship is going very well. It is a good way to get into the security industry because you are getting the hands-on experience and getting the academic side, getting to learn the different standards, then putting these to good use when working on site. IG: What does your role at the company include? What kind of systems are you installing etc? PL: At the minute I m a junior engineer. Every day there is something different.

I m getting to work in teams and also on my own. My work varies between install, maintenance and fault calls. I work with a variety of different panels, day in day out, from the likes of Galaxy, Risco and Pyronix. Throughout my apprenticeship my company has let me work as a multi-disciplined engineer, which has given me the chance to work with intruder alarms, CCTV, access control, fire alarms and gate automation. This has been a major help in my progression throughout my apprenticeship. IG: How do you feel you personally benefitted from the Engineers of Tomorrow competition (could be in terms of confidence, career, skills etc)? PL: The Engineers of Tomorrow competition benefitted me in terms of gaining experience at such a high level show as IFSEC. It was like a real-life scenario, so this has helped me in my day-to-day job on site, going through specifications and making sure things are going to be installed in accordance to the correct standards. It has given me the communication skills also to cooperate with different people when on site and helped me in the early stages of my career.

Jonathan-English, H&J Martin (left) and Padraig Lennon, NM Fire & Security took third place overall in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition IG: What advice would you give to entrants for the 2017 competition? PL: I would tell them to control any nerves they may have, take the whole experience on board and enjoy such a major event in the security industry. Take in all the information provided to you and just do your best. Whatever you do, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition will definitely benefit you in your apprenticeship or your path to becoming a qualified engineer. IG: Where do you see your career in the security industry taking you in five years time? PL: In five years time I would like to see myself as a senior engineer, constantly trying to better myself by attending different training courses, keeping myself up to date with the forever-evolving security industry. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

BIM, Brexit and the ongoing fight for harmonisation: Q&A with Euralarm president Enzo Peduzzi

BIM, Brexit And The Ongoing Fight For Harmonisation: Q&A With Euralarm President Enzo Peduzzi

IFSEC Global speaks to Enzo Peduzzi about Euralarm s manifesto for change, with standards harmonisation the key to driving innovation, exports and customer satisfaction across Europe. The pan-European body s president also reflects on the impact of Brexit and two technological trends that are shaping the industry. IFSEC Global: What are Euralarm s priorities right now?

Enzo Peduzzi: Our priorities are outlined in our Manifesto for a Safer and more Secure Europe, which we published last year. It translates our internal strategy into actions and activities for our stakeholders, the European Commission or CEN-CENELEC. It outlines what we want to achieve in the next 2-3 years: as a European trade association we need to have a look at the development of our business in the long term. One of our top priorities right now is on an impact assessment the European Commission has recently put out on their proposals for a pan-European certification of security products. Because testing is usually done sequentially, pan-European certification would speed up the availability on the market of new, technologically innovative products In the strategic paper Security industrial policy Action plan for an innovative and competitive security industry , the European Commission called for a harmonisation in the certification of security products as a means to reach a pan-European market for the security industry and remove the fragmentation caused by the different types of voluntary national marks, with multiple tests of products. It takes some time it is a political process but the enquiry is out. Euralarm has responded to the enquiry and hopefully, at the beginning of 2017, we will see a legislative proposal, from the Commission to the European parliament, which will help the European security industry to be more competitive on the global market. Congratulated by outgoing president Marc Chabaud (right), Enzo Peduzzi is appointed Euralarm president in May 2015 IG: What benefits will the pan-European certification have? EP: There is a cost benefit as we do not have to repeat testing in different countries.

But the biggest benefit is the reduction in the time it takes to commercially roll out these products. Because the testing is usually done sequentially you do it one country, then start the next country so this would speed up the availability on the market of new, technologically innovative products. IG: Why don t manufacturers test products simultaneously in different jurisdictions to accelerate things? EP: Because the risk is high. If something happens in one country then you need to stop the testing in the next country. It is sequential for practical reasons. This will be the first step in the harmonisation of the security market. IG Is it frustrating that regulatory changes like this, which are clearly beneficial for both the industry and consumers, take so long to achieve? EP: It is a political process.

It is important for the industry and consumers, but if a crisis like the immigration issue comes to Europe, then for the European Commission and parliament it is not first priority any more, so we must be realistic. We have seen especially in our field of fire-safety and security that the standardisation process is quite difficult and cumbersome IG: Have you met much resistance from certain national bodies who are protective of their domestic market? EP: Not everybody has understood the importance of a truly European market yet. If the European security industry, especially the medium-sized manufacturer, which often have innovative products, want to be successful in the global marketplace, a strong pan-European home market is essential. So this will really help countries like the United Kingdom, Italy or Spain, which have a lot of small but innovative product manufacturers. We will have more technologically innovative products on the market, which helps the customer at the end. IG: What are your organisation s biggest achievements in recent years? EP: The first step is the Pan-European standard for the certification of service providers, which has just been voted through. There was a lot of work involved from Euralarm Members.

EN-Standard 16763 will really help service providers access a pan-European market. An other point is the standardisation process in Europe. Here we have seen especially in our field of fire-safety and security that the standardisation process is quite difficult and cumbersome. In 2014 we published a briefing document in which we highlighted a couple of issues in the standardisaton framework itself. This document stirred up quite a bit of powder in CEN-CENELEC and the national standardisation bodies, because we really were calling for action. This paper helped Euralarm to get in close contact with CCMC (CEN-CENELEC Management Centre) and we are now discussing on a regular basis the issues and find step-by step solutions to the most pressing issues. In parallel, the European Commission s recent Joint Standardisation Initiative , the JIS, has taken up these issues and started discussing them on a European level, so we are quite happy that we were not so wrong with our assessment. The JIS initiative should progress quickly. By the end of the year, apparently, the EC wants to table its joint proposals with the industry, but we will see.

We are cooperating and hope the timing can be kept. Standards have a hard time keeping up with technology change and that is why we asked for a speeding up of the standardisation process in Europe IG: Is Brexit having much of an impact on what you do at Euralarm? EP: At the moment, no. We are in close contact with our British members, the FIA and BSIA. They are very active and doing a good job in the United Kingdom, but are also active in Europe with Euralarm. We have assessed the situation together and, at least for the next 1-2 years, we do not foresee big changes . We have to see how Brexit negotiations progress, but if the United Kingdom s industry wants to export in Europe after that, then they have to comply with European standards and regulations. The standards work with CEN-CENELEC is not related to the EU. It includes countries not in the EU like Turkey, Norway, Switzerland.

For the United Kingdom to keep on working on European standardisation, it will probably require the change of some wording in the mandate for CEN-CENELEC, but not a major transformation. IG: How hard is it ensuring that standards keep pace with rapidly evolving technology? EP: Standards have a hard time keeping up with technology change. And that is why we asked for a speeding up of the standardisation process in Europe. We have seen two major technological changes. One is BIM building information modelling which has different level of maturity in different counties. The United Kingdom is one of the most advanced, while Germany for example is a bit further behind. BIM really has the potential to change the building industry of which our industry is part of it. We really need to keep up with that.

The other change is the internet of things, where everything is communicating. What happens with a small installer who installs a security control panel in my apartment, but the panel is not a piece of hardware anymore but software in the cloud ? We held a symposium on those topics last year, together with our general assembly in Lisbon. We had a good discussion with experts and our members. We will continue to monitor this subject, oversee the influences for standardisation and give our members suggestions and help over how they might prepare in future. IG: Anything else? EP: Our Manifesto for a Safer and more Secure Europe also covers qualifications and education in our industry. This is not our first priority, but we are aware we need to make an effort to educate people in the industry. Because everybody is competing for the talent and we need to offer young people interesting career paths in our industry.

We have started some concrete actions, but it will take time to find the right positions, because on a European level, education is very fragmented and complicated. It is different from country to country and city to city, but we need to get a grip on it and come up with some interesting ideas for the future. Free download covering legal requirements for responsible persons under the FSO, courtesy of the IOSH, BIFM and USHA approved UK provider of health, safety and environmental information.

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ADT security alarms profile: a history in intruder alarms and future in home automation

ADT Security Alarms Profile: A History In Intruder Alarms And Future In Home Automation

A profile of ADT, the intruder alarm giant which serves 6.5 million people in more than 35 countries. ADT is one of the largest security system providers worldwide to 6.5 million customers. It now provides residential and small business with electronic security, fire protection and other related monitoring systems in over 35 countries.

History In February of this year, the American corporation was acquired by private equity firm Apollo Global Management for the sum of $6.9 billion. Apollo plans to merge ADT with two other security companies that the firm agreed to buy in May of last year, ASG Security and Protection 1, although all will operate under the ADT logo. It is estimated the combined company will create an annual return of more than $4.2 billion. The company can trace its roots back to Edward A Calahan, the president of Calahan s Gold and Stock Telegraph Company, who invented the stock ticker (a telegraph-based alert system) after finding a burglar in his home in 1867. After more than a century of acquisitions and anti-trust rulings in the States, ADT was acquired by Tyco in 1997. However in 2012, Tyco decided to separate into three units which meant that ADT regained their independence until their recent acquisition by Apollo Global Management earlier this year. embedded content Innovation and latest tech ADT s traditional products include integrated alarm and security systems for home and businesses including burglar alarms, CCTV systems, smoke and carbon monoxide detection and fire safety. However with recent major advances in home and business security, the company is continuously evolving with innovative new products from home automation to wireless home and business security systems. One of their latest products, launched in April of this year, is ADT Smart Home which makes it easier for users to monitor and manage their home while away.

The new ADT Smart Home system allows homeowners to manage their alarm system, fire and carbon monoxide systems remotely and view what is happening inside the home wherever they are using broadband video monitoring. Using a smartphone, tablet or PC, the Smart Home app is the first of its kind that can combine 24 hour professional monitoring with smart home features such as setting an alarm on and off, live footage from inside the home and also the ability to switch off lights. Broadband video monitoring also makes it possible for a home or business security system to call a user s mobile phone or send video footage of an intruder to their smart phone or lap top at the first sign of trouble. Now users can see what is happening in and around their home or business premises, while they are away, and take preventative measures such as calling the emergency services if not linked to a monitoring service. Home automation Home automation technology is another area which ADT is developing which enables users to manage their use of energy properly with programmable lighting and heating controls. This means that customers can scale back their energy usage when away from home or the office. The technology also allows users to remotely set their systems so they can return to warm and well-lit premises. Conversely, home or business automation systems can be set to put on lights when customers are away from the premises to try and prevent or deter unwanted intruders. embedded content A secure future?

Burglar alarms that will address intruders by name, indelible sprays and personal drones following criminals may all sound a little futuristic at the moment but are in the pipeline as ways we will be securing our homes and businesses by 2025, according to the Future of Home Security report produced by Futurizon in April this year. ADT report that innovations in security technology could include seeing the demise of the physical lock and key (which can be easily picked) to encasing a lock inaccessibly within a door frame and then having the entrance controlled by biometric facial recognition cameras. In addition, video doorbells linked to smartphones would allow owners to talk to visitors or open doors from anywhere when they are away from the premises. This also has the added advantage that cloud storage of video and photos provides excellent evidence of who called if required. Authorised dealers ADT has an authorised dealer programme which allows independent dealers to offer security system installations which are then monitored by ADT. However whether a customer purchases ADT services directly from ADT or through an authorized dealer, a monitoring contract will be required. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

Landmark European fire and security standard is approved by standards bodies

Landmark European Fire And Security Standard Is Approved By Standards Bodies

CEN/CENELEC has announced the approval of European fire and security standard prEN 16763 following a resounding vote cast by national standardisation bodies from across the continent. It s a major vindication of the efforts of Euralarm, which was instrumental in the standard s inception three years ago and has lobbied for its introduction ever since. The creation of a single market for services, which account for 60-70% of economic activity in the EU, has become a top priority for the Jean-Claude Junker-led European Commission and standardisation supports this aim.

Euralarm believes prEN 16763 could become a model for other service sectors to emulate. The genesis of prEN 16763 can be traced back to 2009 and the creation of a dedicated section within Euralarm. Led by DIN the project was set up to standardise services for fire safety and security systems. The standard defines basic levels of competence surrounding planning, design, assembly, commissioning, verification, handover or maintenance of fire safety or security systems. It also describes minimum requirements on service output and documentation. Paul Langer, a ZVEI delegate in Euralarm s services section, played a pivotal role as chairman of Technical Committee Four (TC4) of the European standardisation platform CEN-CENLEC. The adoption of the standard is a good result, said Langer. It has been a long struggle and even right before the voting period, I was not quite sure whether we would have an approval. In the end all major European countries have accepted it.

This is a victory for the single market. Euralarm also believes the standard will accelerate the time between the development of a product and its launch in various jurisdictions which would be a notable achievement in a fire market where exacting and diverse compliance/testing requirements mean that getting products to market is a convoluted process. This European standard sets out the following: Establishes minimum quality requirements for service providers Defines competence levels for anyone involved in planning, design, assembly, commissioning, verification, handover or maintenance of fire safety and security systems defines minimum requirements on service output and documentation While the draft standard makes several concessions to a more integrated European model, prEn 16763 will not outline a detailed, Europe-wide basis for third-party certification of a service provider in all fields of expertise. Ultimately, Euralarm members hope the standard will pave the way for further convergence of national policies and procedures in Europe, particularly through the development of pan-European application guidelines. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

UK security industry outperforms Spanish, Italian and French counterparts

UK Security Industry Outperforms Spanish, Italian And French Counterparts

UK security companies are leaving its rivals in France, Italy and Spain trailing in its wake, according to a study from Plimsoll Publishing. UK firms are averaging sales growth of 4.7%, compare to 3.2% achieved by Spain-based companies, 2.2% in Italy and only 0.8% in France. Plimsoll, a global market analysis company, also found that the UK security industry performed strongly in terms of average company pre-tax profit margin, achieving 2.1%.

The challenge for any company is to balance sales growth and commercial strength, said David Pattison, Plimsoll s senior analyst. It appears growth in the UK market is coming profitably as average margins have risen in the latest year. While France languishes at the foot of the sales growth league, it actually tops the table for average company pre-tax profit margin. It s the French market that s of real interest, continues Pattison. It appears the French market is growing slowly but, with the majority of companies appearing to be adverse to debt, it allows these security companies to make healthy margins. Clearly the ability to maximise their resources and drive the company harder is proving key to their competitiveness. The Plimsoll European Security Study, which analyses the largest, most influential security companies across Europe, is available to buy for 800+ VAT.

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