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Honeywell to showcase life-safety systems from Xtralis at European and Dubai roadshows

Honeywell is showcasing life-safety systems from Xtralis the company it acquired in 2016 during 12 roadshows across Europe as well as an instalment in Dubai throughout September and October. Xtralis specialises in early warning life safety and security solutions that afford fire and security professionals crucial extra time to mitigate risk and deal with fires and security incidents promptly. Its comprehensive suite of integrated life safety and security solutions are especially popular in challenging or dangerous environments and in the protection of high-value assets.

Register to attend the roadshows . Xtralis products include: VESDA-E The next generation of ASD innivation VESDA Very Early Warning Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) VESDA VLI ASD for Industrial Applications VESDA ECO ASD Gas Detection & Environmental Monitoring ICAM Flexible Aspirating Smoke Detection OSID Open-area Smoke Detection ADPRO Perimeter, Multi-site and Enterprise Security Solutions HeiTel Remote Monitoring & CMS Solutions Check out the flier above to find out when and where your nearest roadshow takes place. Register to attend the roadshows .

Watch: Highlights from the Drone Zone 2017

IFseC 2017 The Drone Zone returned to IFSEC International in 2017 for the second time. Drones have applications in perimeter surveillance, intruder alerts, mobile CCTV, emergency communications networks, facilities surveillance, criminal tool prosecution, fire scene investigations and drone detection. Watch our highlights video from the Drone Zone, which took place within Borders & Infrastructure Expo at London ExCeL between 20-22 June 2017.

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Digital Barriers launches first live facial recognition system for body-worn cameras

law enforcement Digital Barriers has launched the world s first live facial recognition system for body-worn law enforcement cameras. SmartVis Identifier, which brings together Digital Barriers video-streaming platform EdgeVis and analytics solution SmartVis, is targeted at the defence, security and law enforcement markets. It provides real-time facial recognition against multiple watch lists and databases.

Already available for standard smartphones, SmartVis has been adapted to run live on Digital Barriers body-worn cameras that are designed for frontline law enforcement. SmartVis facial recognition has been designed to do the job that traditional facial recognition systems cannot: to work in the real world, in real time, says Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers. Never before has frontline policing been offered live facial recognition on the type of everyday body worn cameras now being widely deployed. Customers at the forefront of security and defence have already deployed this technology and describe it as a game-changer . embedded content Able only to record, not live stream, footage, most body-worn devices are effective for evidence management after the fact, but cannot aid in the protection of officers if they are put in harms way as incidents unfold. EdgeVis delivers low latency and low bandwidth streaming, including over-the-air access to device recordings and GPS locational data. SmartVis Identifier supports, when required, every interaction, every stop and search, every arrest with real-time facial recognition. Digital Barriers says the solution removes human error and plugs resourcing gaps, thereby broadening the scope of facial recognition deployments. SmartVis Identifier will be available alongside EdgeVis on Digital Barriers body-worn devices and for selected service providers and camera/device manufacturers under licence.

Digital Barriers provides zero-latency streaming and analysis of secure video and related intelligence over wireless networks. To reduce bandwidth consumption the company harnesses a mixture of cellular, satellite, IP mesh and cloud networks. Founded in 2009, the company has its origins in military applications but now sells fixed and mobile solutions for covert, remote and wide-area deployments to law enforcement and the commercial security industry too. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Watch: BRE Global in the Attack Testing Zone on IFSEC TV

IFseC 2017 Watch Paul Dillon, business group manager for BRE Global, discuss the Attack Testing Zone on IFSEC TV during IFSEC 2o17, which took place at London ExCeL. There are two interviews below. Watch more videos from IFSEC 2017 here .

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services.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk

Once a licence has been issued, details about the licence holder are held on a register and made available to the public. Establishing and maintaining a register is required under section 12 of the Private Security Industry Act 1 You will be able to search the register on the date of birth field if known to you, but this information will not be made available from any result which is obtained. Where a result is obtained from entering the date of birth, it can be taken as confirmation that the date entered is correct.

The address of an individual will not be made public

References

  1. ^ section 12 of the Private Security Industry Act (www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk)

Watch: BT Redcare GM discusses company s overhaul

IFSEC exhibitor BT Redcare has unveiled a new branding, which includes not just a new website and new product brochures, but changes in operations. The company acknowledges that for installers and ARCs, giving customers the right protection is vital. And for businesses or homeowners, protection of property and assets is critical.

For business and homeowners, BT Redcare s new website will help them find the right Redcare product for security and protection. The company s installer finder will put customers in touch with a BT Redcare approved installer. Customers can pick the right product and have it installed, meeting industry standards. For ARCs and installers, BT Redcare s new brand, website and brochures will help these businesses, explains Redcare. In addition to outward branding changes, the company has recruited additional people in sales, marketing and in the technical department. John Ware, BT Redcare general manager, said: We re looking at how we work with ARCs and installers, our goal is to grow our businesses together, and we re keen to listen to them so we can develop Redcare to meet future needs. John Ware discusses the overhaul in the video below. embedded content BT Redcare is exhibiting on stand F1250 at IFSEC International (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL). Get your free badge now.

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ComNet enhances cybersecurity for port connections

IFSEC exhibitor ComNet Europe, part of the US manufacturer or transmission and communication networking equipment ComNet Communication Networks, has introduced a new cybersecurity feature in its latest generation of self-managed switches. Known as Port Guardian, the feature has the capability to physically disconnect a port if unauthorised access is detected. Port Guardian can provide a line of defence in situations where network access is attempted by disconnecting an IP-addressable device on the edge in order to connect to the network.

Port Guardian senses the disconnection activity and in response an SNMP notification is sent to the head end. The affected port is physically locked out, preventing access. The network administrator can reopen the port once the threat is eliminated. The Port Guardian feature also rejects access through an activity known as spoofing by disconnecting the port when an interruption is sensed. Port Guardian is being added to the newest generation of ComNet SMS products, including the CNGE2+2SMS and CNGE4+2SMS. The feature will also be available on the new ComNet USA-made line of managed switches. According to Steve Clarke, ComNet Europe managing director: Cybersecurity is not something confined to just a security IP network. Any network can be infiltrated. By introducing this valuable feature on these cutting-edge products, we can provide another unmatched advantage to our partners.

Check out ComNet s latest products at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find ComNet on stand D450 . Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals. Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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CEDIA advises on smart wiring

Due to today s ever growing reliance on digital and smart appliances, security professionals are facing greater pressure to install complex cabling infrastructures needed to support smart home technology. Simon Buddle, Education Director at CEDIA EMEA, highlights the importance of installing an efficient and secure residential cabling system. He explains how professionals can provide clients with the right cabling requirements for the modern home of today and tomorrow.

Wiring in the evolving smart home Technology is increasingly infiltrating the home. With virtually all household technologies part of the home network, a simple phone line and TV antenna is no longer adequate to support the technology that is now available to homeowners. As a result, many require comprehensive wiring infrastructures and data network systems that are suitable for the modern smart home. In order to prevent opportunists from doing it themselves , it s crucial for security professionals to offer a a service that benefits homeowners. A correctly wired infrastructure at the very first stage of building or renovating is fundamental to homeowners who want technology. A common phrase heard among the home technology industry is the most expensive cable you have to install is the one that did not get installed in the first place . The basis of a smart home is the infrastructure, the cables. Not all properties require technology at this stage. But it is crucial for the correct wiring to be in place so that it is ready for the future.

A wired infrastructure can set up the home for future applications, whilst still preserving the d cor of the home and adding value. The rise of smart wiring presents a great opportunity for security professionals. The home technology sector presents a lucrative opportunity for these professionals to expand their reach and create new business. By offering a more complete service for the home, including specialist services, such as fitting reliable cabling infrastructure, security professionals can guarantee their businesses will be more resilient. It could help them through tough times as they pick up more work from new and existing customers. CEDIA s smart wiring education To make sure security professionals are up-to-date with the latest skills and knowledge, CEDIA has best practice advice for wiring smart homes. CEDIA has a number of courses for those who want to extend their cabling knowledge. One of their most popular education programmes is its one day Smart Home Wiring course. Attendees learn how to plan and install a wireless infrastructure that can withstand and integrate a range of modern technological demands.

Based on the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines , it promises to leave attendees with a clear understanding of how a modern home should be cabled for new technologies, and future flexibility. CEDIA s the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines is perfect for security professionals looking to move into the home technology market or gain a wider understanding of the subject. The document aims to help security professionals understand the comprehensive cabling infrastructure required for the modern home. It sets out a plan for a far more integrated and modern approach to wiring homes. CEDIA at IFSEC CEDIA is hosting a number of training sessions at IFSEC International 2017. The 90 minute training sessions will take place in South Gallery Suite 8 at ExCeL on 20 th and 21 st of June: 20th June: Introduction To Smart Home Technology IP Networking for the Smarthome WiFi Tips & Tricks For The Modern Home Intro to Audio, Video & Home Entertainment 21st June: Introduction To Smart Home Technology Building A Business In The Smart Home Marketplace Panel Discussion Lighting Control For The Secure Home Wiring Infrastructure For The Modern Home For more information on what advice, courses and literature CEDIA can offer security professionals, please visit www.cedia.co.uk Be smart come to IFSEC International 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an ever important element of various technology solutions for the smart home. The ability to connect, communicate with, and remotely manage a vast number of networked, automated devices via the internet is now inescapable.

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Private Investigators License

Overview of the UK S.I.A Private Investigators licence In the Private Security Industry various sectors have already been licenced such as: Manned guards, Door supervisors, Close protection operatives, Public space surveillance (CCTV) operators and Security guards by the Security Industry Authority. The S.I.A is the organisation responsible for this regulation and reports to the Home Secretary.
Private Investigators License

The Security Industry Authority1 has a series of objectives which cover these professions and the Private Investigator sector, such as: “Providing services and standards to their customers”, “Delivering regulatory activities effectively and efficiently”, “Delivering a development programme that continues effective regulation of the private security industry” and “To be recognised internally and externally as a model of good practice”.

As Licensing for Private Investigators is a government priority2 in the UK.

The following indices can be drawn from existing literature:

Although Private Investigator licences and the requirement for a business licence are still subject to Ministerial approval, the momentum is there and a whole new world of regulation, inspection and bureaucracy is coming.

A typical S.I.A Licence costs: 220.00 and lasts for 3 years. To get the S.I.A Private Investigator licence you need to pass the, “Fit and Proper person” tests and need to have successfully completed a, “Test of Competency”, such as The Association of British Investigators Training Academy: IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators3 or the BTEC Professional Investigators4, costing around: 300.00 – 400.00.

Please note that that the Draft British Standard for the Provision of Investigative Services recommends that the competence necessary to complete an investigation has been demonstrated by the supplier of the services: Conducting investigations, conducting interviews, searching for information and preserving evidence, surveillance techniques, understanding and working to relevant laws and standards and the ability to report findings the syllabus of the Level three Awards5….

The rush amongst Investigation companies to gain as much kudos and credibility as possible by attaing, “Voluntary , Kite marks, such as: British Standard 1020006, has abated and “Self regulation”, is, now, the order of the day. The organisations and businesses that wish to bid for government contracts have enroled on the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) – involving eligibility checks, an assessement conducted by an external body and hefty annual registration fees.

Please note that in Northern Ireland some of the criteria for assessing convictions are: “Conflict related”. All applications are actually assessed on an individual basis and the decision is specific to each licence type. The SIA licensing system decision is open to appeal.

In order to apply for a licence you must have the right to work in the UK but you do not have to be a British Citizen.

With your licence you can begin your journey as an investigator, but, only experience, continual training and luck will ensure you make a successful profitable, career in the sector.

References

  1. ^ Security Industry Authority (www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk)
  2. ^ As Licensing for Private Investigators is a government priority (private-investigator-training.org.uk)
  3. ^ IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (private-investigator-training.org.uk)
  4. ^ BTEC Professional Investigators (www.private-investigator-training.org.uk)
  5. ^ syllabus of the Level three Awards (private-investigator-training.org.uk)
  6. ^ British Standard 102000 (private-investigator-training.org.uk)

The benefits of silent evacuation procedures in care homes

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

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

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

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

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