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Watch: The consequences of badly specified and fitted fire doors plus 5 tips for getting it right

Fire DOor safety week The video below demonstrates the how badly an incorrectly specified and installed fire door performs during a fire however smart it might appear the untrained eye. Produced by the BWF Certifire Fire Door Scheme, it shows footage of a live fire door test, pitting a fully compliant fire door against a badly fitted equivalent. The video, put together for Fire Door Safety Week, also details a simple five-step checklist to ensure your fire doors are specified and installed properly.

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Watch: Highlights from IFSEC Southeast Asia so far

IFSEC Southeast Asia The Drone Zone and a business-matching service are making their debuts at IFSEC Southeast Asia, the region s leading fire, security and safety event. The three-day event, which is taking place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), features more than 350 fire and security brands and cutting-edge products in access controls and biometrics, CCTV and surveillance, cybersecurity, drones, fire alarms, fire detection, fire protection, gates and doors, home automation, intelligent buildings, intruder alarms, network security, personal protection equipment, physical security, perimeter protection, x-ray equipment and many other latest technologies in security, fire and safety. Exhibitors include Entrypass, Seagate, Dahua, Comnet, Nemtek, Nocturna, Hikvision, BFT, Falcon Safe, FAAC, Alarms and Automation, Golmar, Entrasys, Magnetic Control, Mobotix, MicroEngine, Propel Network, Senzo, Smartstripe, Ozak, Stratel, Union Light, Videx and many more.

Below you can watch some footage from day one of IFSEC Southeast Asia. With one day left to run, it s not too late to head down to KLCC. embedded content Now in its fifth year, the show attract draws architects, business owners, contractors, engineers, facilities managers, finance professionals, human resources personnel, IT professionals, procurement specialists, property developers, senior management and others from Southeast Asia and beyond. IFSEC Southeast Asia is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors from 51 countries. Drone Zone The Drone Zone, featuring airborne demonstrations of security drones, is making its debut at IFSEC s southeast Asia edition after two successful years entertaining the crowds in London. Live Drone Flying at#IFSECSEA don t miss out pic.twitter.com/vM9TUWiTQ3 Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 6, 2017 Business-matching service The business-matching service, another brand new feature, has matched visitors to the solutions or products that best meet their specific needs. IFSEC Southeast Asia received strong support from Malaysia s Ministry of Home Affairs, Royal Malaysia Police, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Malaysia Chapter, British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and ASIS International (Malaysia Chapter). Thai handover There was also a big announcement at the show: IFSEC Southeast Asia will take place in Bangkok, Thailand next year and every other year subsequently. Mr M Gandhi announcing that #IFSECSEA will be in Bangkok, Thailand in the even years & odd years in KL #PressConference Mr M Gandhi announcing that #IFSECSEA will be in Bangkok, Thailand in the even years & odd years in KL #PressConference pic.twitter.com/e6E04STt5L Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 7, 2017 Among the special guests at in Kuala Lumpur were the Royal Thai Police, who met with a number of UK companies in the UK Pavilion, including Nocturna, TDSi, Tensor and Squad Asset Track.

Royal Thai Police meeting with one of our UK companies Nocturna #IFSECSEA pic.twitter.com/VkULSaILaO Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 7, 2017 Presentations The Malaysia s Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), PPKKM and APSA have organised Conference Perdana, with a keynote address from YAB Dato Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. The seminars are free for all visitors. The Deputy Director of Crime Prevention & Community Safety Department, Royal Malaysia Police has also delivered a keynote address. Keynote address from Deputy Director of Crime Prevention & Community Safety Department, Royal Malaysia Police pic.twitter.com/rx5rGqIqNz Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 7, 2017 Dato Sri Haji Mustapa Haji Ali, President of the Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Malaysia Chapter, also spoke. APSA Presidents opening address #IFSECSEA pic.twitter.com/ekgY1nogla Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 7, 2017 Natalya Kaspersky, president and co-founder of InfoWatch Group and Kaspersky Lab, talked about data loss prevention. Natalya Kaspersky from @InfoWatch_ME delivering her conference session on DLP Systems pic.twitter.com/FJtJWSPb4m Rachel Eaton (@Rachel_IFSEC) September 6, 2017 The third and final day Friday 8 September runs from 10:00am-4:00pm.

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How home security is transitioning from a traditional passive model to an interactive paradigm

The professional security market is a mature and stable industry with a proven business model that has successfully worked for decades. In recent years, however, there has been an unprecedented technological revolution that included several factors, such as the advent of smartphones and IoT and the proliferation of cloud-based services all of which has brought improvements in connectivity and new forms of interactivity. This has led the industry towards some major changes.

These changes have caused the traditional security market to shift into more interactive security, providing a combination of professional monitoring services together with interactive capabilities for the end user. According to Strategy Analytics, by 2020 there will be more households with interactive security than traditional security. It is easy to understand why: consumers prefer the capabilities that interactive systems provide. One example is the ability to verify an intrusion with their smartphone after receiving an alert that someone entered the house. While with traditional security, users were passive, and did little more than turn on their alarm when they left the house, with interactive security they have become actively in control of their home s features. Full control But it s not just about security. Interactivity also enables home security solutions to work with other connected living devices, such as smart thermostats or connected light bulbs. This brings together all the benefits of traditional home security with modern, connected, home automation, placing full control of the house into the homeowner s hands. In the words of William Ablondi from Strategy Analytics: Consumers want their security systems to not only protect their families and their homes, they increasingly see them as the foundation of total home control.

Perhaps the path to interactivity started with SMS alerts that warned of a potential burglary every time an alarm went off. But it was the smartphone that turned everything upside-down and set the up-to-now predictable and stable security industry into a furious race towards interactivity. Interactive security has forever changed the traditional business model, and blurred the lines between professionally monitored and DIY security Despite fierce competition, security service providers can now offer the best of two worlds: they get to provide professional monitoring and other traditional services together with new interactive capabilities that make solutions better and more convenient for consumers, allowing them to gain full control over their home, with which they can interact from anywhere in the world. Besides, while the market scope for traditional security was narrowed to homeowners aged over 45 and in the higher-income side of the spectrum, IoT-enabled security has broadened that scope. It has democratised home security, which is now available to all types of users, across all budgets and housing situations, from younger millennials to renters, who can take the system with them as they move to a new house. Also, interactive security solutions can provide service providers with data about user s activity, which could be analysed and used in order to improve user experience and prevent customer churn. Interactive security has forever changed the traditional business model, and blurred the lines between professionally monitored and DIY security, creating several hybrids and flexible, in-between solutions that adapt to the needs of every type of customer, even as those needs change and evolve over time. Although traditional security systems are still in the majority, the exponential growth of interactive solutions shows that interactivity is here to stay and that it will soon surpass the traditional model, fuelled by consumer preferences and the latest technological trends. 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.

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HID Global unveils HID location services

IFSEC 2017 HID Global, which provides identity technologies, is exhibited its location services in Europe at IFSEC 2017, along with its range of access control systems and other products. The company promoted its newest development, HID Location Services for workforce optimisation, which is designed to meet demand for accurate and real-time location of an organisation s workforce. By combining Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless communication technologies organisations can increase the visibility of the location of their workforce in a facility or building.

The technology can make it possible to analyse the use of rooms for better building management and improvements in operational efficiencies. Future use cases could include building automation capabilities, rich security features and capabilities that facilitate life safety management and compliance. Harm Radstaak, vice president and managing director of physical access control at HID Global, said: HID Location Services extends the traditional capabilities of access control to improve security and area governance within buildings. This new solution underscores our commitment to developing innovative trusted identity solutions that power people, place and things. Other systems and products HID Global showcased included secure door/gate access using smartphones, wearables and tablets via HID Mobile Access, and intelligent visitor management with EasyLobby Solo that only takes 20 seconds to register a visitor, capture detailed information, print a badge and notify someone that a visitor has arrived. HID s parent company, ASSA ABLOY, also showcased new wireless locks that work with HID s Seos credential technology on the stand. And visitors witnessed demonstrations of credential encoding, configuration and management with HID s iCLASS SE CP1000 Encoder and the company s Lumidigm biometrics technology with multispectral imaging, which can read unique fingerprint characteristics from the surface/subsurface of the skin. 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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Calls for greater collaboration as security industry faces blended threat

Recent cyber-security threats underscore the need for physical and information security teams to work more closely together. The threat is blended so the teams need to work together, said Ellie Hurst, Marcomm and Media Manager for Advent IM at IFSEC International. Hurst cited numerous attacks where hackers exploited vulnerabilities found in physical systems.

For example, in December, two individuals hacked into the Washington DC CCTV camera network days before Donald Trump s inauguration. Meanwhile in October, Hangzhou Xionmai Technology, a vendor behind DVRs and internet-connected cameras, inadvertently played a role in a wide-scale DDOS attacks against PayPal, twitter, Spotify and other platforms. While physical and information security professionals typically work in different departments, they need to find a common language, said Hurst. Do you know what you have? Do you know what they are built on? What is the life-cycle management of these products and are they patched? said Hurst. From there you can decide whether to accept the risk. Though rare, some organisations have merged the physical and information security teams, said James Willison, Founder of Unified Security Ltd.

Symantec has merged their team and Barclays is building one SOC for both cyber and physical security, he said. All is not lost if your organisation is behind. There are measures every company can take to mitigate the risk, said the presenters at IFSEC. Ninety percent of breaches are due to people s mistakes, poor configuration and maintenance, said Steven Kenny, Business Development Manager Architecture & Engineering (A&E) Program, Axis Communications. Creating a documented internal policy and increasing employee awareness is important, said Kenny. Training and education is also important. You need to find a training course suitable for those in physical security, added Hurst. At the end of the day, the threat isn t going to go away. You ve got to do the training.

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S2 Security and Allegion announce Schlage NDE wireless locks integration

IFSEC exhibitor S2 Security and Allegion have announced a wireless locks integration. The integration offers users real-time monitoring capabilities using S2 NetBox access control system for Schlage NDE wireless locks. US provider of IP-based access control and video management S2 Security is working with Allegion a leading global security products supplier.

The two companies collaboration has resulted in S2 s NetBox series product support for Schlage NDE wireless locks. S2 NetBox access control and event monitoring system users can manage and control the locks using Allegion s Engage Gateway and Bluetooth technology. We re excited to offer support for and sell the popular Schlage NDE wireless locks, said Mike Riegelman, vice president of business development at S2 Security. NDE locksets, in particular, can be locked down in real-time, marking an advancement in wireless technologies. Users can manage access control and event monitoring, such as real-time lockdowns, from S2 NetBox without requiring third-party hardware. Schlage NDE combines the lock, credential reader, door position sensor and request to exit in a single unit. NDE wireless locks are simple to retrofit into standard interior doors without drilling additional holes. These locks connect directly to a smartphone for quick set up using the Engage mobile app. NetBox software Version 4.9.08 is available for S2 Security certified integrators to download on S2 Support Central.

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Urban resilience: maintaining the flow of assets, information and people in megacities

Take a snapshot of a city on an ordinary day and you ll see people commuting from place to place, rubbish being collected, students attending class, electricity emerging at the flick of a switch and countless other activities, most invisible to even the most focused observer. In many ways, cities are all about the flow of assets, information and people. A lot of people.

Today, more than half of the world s population lives in an urban area. In a little over 30 years, this will rise to two thirds, and it s predicted that, as early 2030, our planet will have 41 megacities with well over 10 million inhabitants each. This is great news. After all, a successful city attracts businesses, fosters innovation and provides incredible opportunities for its citizens. But how do we construct and manage cities so that everything, and everyone, flows smoothly today and in the future? In short, how can we ensure that our cities will continue to succeed as they grow? After all, a city that works is a city you want to be in. A key indicator of success is a city s urban resilience. We know that the ability to get back to normal as quickly as possible following an incident, unplanned event or emergency is essential as it makes citizens feel safe and allows businesses to continue to thrive.

Gone are the days when urban safety was the sole responsibility of law enforcement And since cities are seen as hubs of commerce and leisure, heightened levels of crime or even the fear of crime can fundamentally undermine the quality of urban life for citizens. The challenge then is how to put systems and processes in place that keep our cities safe while allowing them to adapt and grow as populations increase and technology advances. How do we keep our cities resilient even as their make-up changes? Open communication and connection Increasingly, the resilience of cities depends on the open communication and connection between a wide variety of systems and organisations. Gone are the days when urban safety was the sole responsibility of law enforcement. Businesses, traffic control, public works, schools, transit authorities, hospital administrations and so on all have important roles to play and can add meaningful often vital input into any emergency response plan. For example, the earthquake and Tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 destroyed one of the country s main highways. Within six days of the disaster, as part of that country s emergency plan, it was completely repaired, including its road lane markings. This facilitated the movement of supplies and work crews into, and citizens out of, the affected area, thereby increasing their resilience.

Different agencies can end up working in silos, ultimately leading to breakdowns in communication While road markings might not be at the top of anyone s to-do list following a natural disaster, the Japanese government and other organisations were able to determine the best course of action required to address very real but not obvious problems through advanced communication and preparation. In many cities, however, and for a variety of reasons, we see stakeholders who are not collaborating with one another. Business leaders, city planners, municipal infrastructure leaders, fire departments and law enforcement can end up working in silos, ultimately leading to breakdowns in communication, missed opportunities and lapses in city security. This is felt most acutely during an emergency when silos turn into blind-spots and a lack of cooperation can create opportunities for criminal activity, making a city and its people more vulnerable. Bring stakeholders together Fortunately, we have also seen that, when we break down these silos and share information, great things can happen. As we ve seen in Detroit, a city can almost instantly lower its crime rate by connecting HD video from gas stations and convenience stores with law enforcement. This seemingly straightforward move has the added benefit of increasing public safety while helping local businesses thrive. As a result, a resilient city that embraces these new technologies, can yield stronger and safer communities where citizens want to reside and do business. Our task is to establish strong foundations that support and maintain the efficient flow of people, assets and ideas in our cities.

These foundations must allow our city and community stakeholders to communicate effectively both now and in the future. Because, when given the opportunity to share technology, resources and information, cities can significantly improve the way they meet challenges and solve problems making an ordinary everyday possible via extraordinary technologies and collaboration. Genetec is the official sponsor of Borders & Infastructure Expo, which debuts at IFSEC 2017 in June. Genetec are also exhibiting on stand F500 at the show, which takes place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Join other high-end security professionals at the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo In conjunction with Europe s most renowned security event , IFSEC International, B&I is addressing your critical needs for large scale security projects affecting national security, integrated systems, border protection and much more. You will have access to test the latest security innovations in; Physical & perimeter, Barriers & bollards, Command & control, Emergency response, Cyber solutions, Drones & UAVs, Transport security and much more.

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CSL acquires Emizon Networks

Breaking news CSL has acquired Emizon Networks Ltd. CSL, a market leader in secure connectivity for M2M/IoT devices, says the capture will enhance their IP capabilities and help them realise ambitious international growth plans. Emizon Networks has offices in the UK, Netherlands, US and Australia as well as licensed partnerships in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

They provide monitoring services for intruder, fire and CCTV systems. The deal represents CSL s first acquisition since its management team reinvested with Norland Capital, ICONIQ Capital & RIT Capital Partners. This is a great opportunity for Emizon to benefit from CSL s unique customer-led ethos and attention to service, says Bob Tuck, managing director of Emizon. We are better together and this deal expands Emizon s reach in the market, providing installers and their customers with more choice. Says CSL managing director Ed Heale: Both businesses have different areas of expertise but are aligned strategically. The combination will allow us to provide a broader and better service to our existing customers as well as accelerate our plans to enter new sectors and expand internationally. 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. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas. From the brand new Drone Zone, the ARC Village, ASFP Passive Protection Zone, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and more, it s all under one roof so you ll never miss a beat.

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