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The 10 musts of museum access control and one technology that does them all

When Munch s The Scream was stolen from an Oslo museum in 1994, the thieves left a handwritten postcard. It read: Thanks for the poor security. As that famous heist and others show, every exhibit risks theft, damage, vandalism or terrorism both carefully planned and opportunistic.

In 2008, a gallery in Z rich lost artworks by Monet, C zanne, Degas and van Gogh in under five minutes. According to the FBI, less than five percent of stolen masterpieces are ever recovered. Evidence suggests most thefts occur where security systems are inadequate. Within a multi-layered system, effective access control can play a key role in ensuring the worst does not happen whether in a heritage property with historic architecture to maintain, or in a modern building where contemporary security blends in easily. The basic principles of access control are well established: only authorised people should have access to display or storage areas, only at times that can be defined in advance, and only within a system that can identify exactly who went where, and when. Traditional mechanical lock-and-key systems cannot accomplish this at least, not without a huge admin burden on security staff. But modern, electronic wireless access control has the functionality and flexibility to achieve it, if a simple checklist of 10 musts is covered: Is your system comprehensive, covering all doors and other openings, including basements, storage areas and the roof? Are locks certified for resistance to physical attack (e.g. anti-picking technology)?

Can any compromised lock be re-keyed and/or replaced instantly? Is key tracking straightforward so you always know who exactly has keys or access permissions, and can amend those permissions quickly? Are full audit trails easy to generate, detailing who has gone where, and when? Have you minimised the number of keys in circulation, and only issue them based on need, not convenience or seniority? Can you offer fine-grained levels of access to different site users as required? Are your physical keys protected against unauthorised copying? Is remote unlocking or locking of the main door enabled if there s an emergency? Are locks and other devices discreet enough to maintain a property s appearance (castle treasury, country house, historic theatre, church sacristy, and so on)? CLIQ has the credentials for national heritage CLIQ is a locking system which combines high-end mechanical and electronic protection.

A range of key-operated cylinders maximise physical security. CLIQ technology then adds an extra layer of encrypted, user-friendly electronic security on top. Security managers at Berlin s Deutsches Theater chose CLIQ to protect their historic premises, an icon of 19 th -century Neoclassical architecture. The theatre s new system integrates CLIQ s cutting-edge microelectronics with a high-quality mechanical cylinder system. Security staff simply program each CLIQ key with the exact access rights its user needs. Fine-grained permission schedules, right down to the individual door, can be set for every employee and contractor. Using straightforward system software, any CLIQ key can be scheduled to permit entry only at pre-set times during public opening times, for example, or after hours for cleaning staff. Permission updates are communicated from system to door via CLIQ programming keys. Because CLIQ locks are wireless, no major alterations were needed to existing door hardware or building aesthetics a critical feature when refitting an historic property like the Deutsches Theater.

In Sweden, Stockholm s Vasamuseet also upgraded an old mechanical system to CLIQ . Staff used to carry heavy keychains with 10 or more keys. Now facility managers can amend the access rights of everyone s single CLIQ key at any time, even remotely. Previously, the biggest problem was lost keys, says Michael Andr sen, Operations and Security Officer at the State Maritime Museums, Sweden. Then the lock had to be replaced, which was expensive. With CLIQ , a lost key s access rights are simply removed, instantly, and it no longer opens any doors. With CLIQ , it s clear where our keys are. Making museums more cost-efficient CLIQ can be installed from scratch or retro-fitted to existing mechanical locks. Once CLIQ has been installed, administrators can immediately de-authorise a lost key or change a key s permissions, at any time and from anywhere.

Only genuine CLIQ keys with a valid software authorization will open a CLIQ lock, eliminating any potential risks from stolen or copied keys. Returns on security investment for museums are often measured in what doesn t happen. CLIQ , however, also has a positive impact on workflows, saving time and money. By eliminating the need for physical key handover, CLIQ removes delays caused by logistical bottlenecks. When facility needs change, site users simply update their key with programming devices or via an encrypted Bluetooth connection to their CLIQ Connect mobile phone app. It s enough to make an art thief scream. ASSA ABLOY sells and supports CLIQ technology under several locking brands, including IKON, ABLOY, Mul-T-Lock, ASSA, Vachette, FAB and KESO. About ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 47,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 71 billion.

In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

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Shocking levels of neglect and complacency among responsible persons reported by fire installers

More than a third of installers report that up to 80% of sites they visit don t comply with fire safety regulations, research from Hochiki Europe has revealed. Based on feedback from installers across Europe, the survey also found that more than 60% of respondents attended sites at least once a month where the responsible person for fire safety was unknown. Almost a third (32%) regularly encountered buildings with poorly positioned or outdated life safety equipment.

Asked about systems maintenance, 70% of installers got the impression their customers generally saw the upkeep of life safety systems as merely a tick-box exercise , with just 11% believing they recognised it as a potentially property- and life-saving process. Two in five (40%) installers say their customers are not even aware of their legal obligations regarding system maintenance. On average, 55% of fire detection logbooks and 64% of emergency lighting logbooks were not up to date, despite these being legal requirements. Top 5 maintenance and emergency lighting issues Asked what the most commonly encountered fire safety maintenance issues were, installers most frequently cited the following: Change of building/room use without correctly altering the fire system (50%) Inadequate logbook records (43%) Original installer didn t install the best system for the environment (40%) Detectors need cleaning (32%) Detectors need replacing (26%) The top five emergency lighting maintenance issues, meanwhile, were: Broken/faulty lamps (44%) Inadequate logbook records (42%) Inadequate emergency lighting signage (39%) Batteries not charged in emergency lighting units (35%) Inadequate lux levels (25%) Having a correctly designed safety system installed by a qualified engineer in a building is vital when it comes to protecting lives, said Tracy Kirk, general manager of sales and marketing for Hochiki Europe. This being said, a fire detection device or emergency lighting unit can only safeguard occupant safety if it is in working order. This year s installer study has resulted in some stark findings for the industry and sheds light on serious gaps in terms of our customers attitudes towards life safety in Europe. It s clear that there needs to be an increased focus on educating duty holders throughout our built environment on how important it is to look after life safety systems. Those with the responsibility of system upkeep should also ensure they are up to speed with the latest legislation and regulations to keep building occupants safe. Hochiki Europe offers training courses and technical information to support building owners and facilities managers in understanding their legal obligations and how to protect assets and building occupants.

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AI in video surveillance to form focus of Hikvision stand at IFSEC 2017

IFSEC 2017 Video surveillance giant Hikvision will be exhibiting its latest technology at IFSEC International 2017. The theme of the company s stand (E800) will be on pioneering artificial intelligence technology for video surveillance. The stand will feature the new Turbo 4.0 series, H.265+ codec and thermal cameras, among other innovations.

Visitors will get to see new advances in surveillance technology, including a new product and set of technologies emerging from the deep learning trend within the wider IT industry. Hikvision is taking part in the IFSEC conference. Andy Coles, Hikvision s key account manager for the UK & Ireland, will join other industry figures on a panel discussion about the future of video surveillance, touching on artificial intelligence or deep learning and its use in vertical markets, and the importance of security ecosystems. Large events like IFSEC are important to us because they give us the chance to connect with our partners and customers. It s also great to see what the industry as a whole is doing and to be part of its development into the future, says Coles. A Hikvision installer recently won a major retail contract in East London. Gallions Reach Shopping Park in Newham needed an upgrade for its dated and unreliable CCTV system. Impressed by installers Pacific Security the shopping centre opted for Turbo analogue equipment from the world s largest surveillance brand by sales volume. We used a Hikvision DS-6900UDI decoder to provide HD 1080p images to two 42-inch and four 22-inch monitors, said William Mesher of Pacific Security.

The operators are equipped with DS-1600KI touchscreen network keyboards, which allow them to view and manipulate images easily and intuitively. We ve found that they are ideal for simplifying the operator s tasks, and are able to be connected wirelessly if required. Find out more about this case study. IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You can find Hikvision Europe on stand E800. 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.

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Manything to integrate video monitoring app with Hikvision R6 platform

IFSEC 2017 Manything has been working with Hikvision to integrate its software with Hikvision R6 platform IP cameras in time for launch at IFSEC 2017. Manything provides an instant cloud for network cameras, so users can watch live feeds, access stored footage from the cloud and remotely control cameras from the Manything app or web viewer. Manything provides a brilliant cloud storage solution which can work alongside the Hikvision NVR for additional back up, said Jason Yang, Hikvision UK general manager.

Manything is also integrating its software with Axis cameras, which will launch later this year. No port-forwarding Manything automatically discovers compatible cameras on the network. One tap of the app adds Manything software to the camera in a set-up process that takes a few minutes, with no port-forwarding or router configuration. Network cameras running the Manything software are non-discoverable and have UPnP and NAT disabled. The camera password is encrypted and is not transmitted outside the local network. The Manything app is optimised to work in poor network conditions so if uplink is weak the app will adjust the recording specifications to ensure motion is still captured. Recorded events are saved in the cloud. Manything can replace the need for an NVR/DVR or work alongside these devices for additional back up. Depending on the subscription plan, footage stored in the cloud is accessible for varying amounts of time.

Manything is seeking partners to resell its cloud service for network cameras. For national distributors, in some cases Manything will offer a white label version of the app and web viewer. Installers linked to the distributor can upload their branding and contact details so their end users see installer/distributor co-branding when they use the app. Distributors will also have a branded web portal (or its API) to manage installer and end user accounts. Regional installers who resell directly from Manything can upload their branding and contact details into the existing Manything app so their end users see installer/Manything co-branding. They ll also have access to the Manything web portal to manage end user accounts. 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.

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The SIA door supervisor training course is a four days training. The training allows you to apply for an SIA license in order to work in the security industry as a door supervisor. The training is provided at various venues in London. The course timings for the course are from 09:30 am to 6:30 pm.

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The SIA CCTV Training course is a three days training. The training allows you to apply for an SIA license in order to work in the security industry as a CCTV operator. The training is provided at various venues in London and Birmingham.

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Axis Communications opens new Experience Centre as it celebrates 20 years at the top

Video surveillance During a launch event Axis partners met with the senior management team and were invited to explore how the new centre in Luton, just outside London, operates. The event also coincided with the company s 20th anniversary. Martin Gren, co-founder of Axis Communications, opened the centre, along with Bodil Sonesson, the company s vice president of global sales.

Atul Rajput, regional director, Northern Europe led the toast. Rajput, who was one of the company s first employees, thanked partners for their collaboration over the last two decades. The Experience Centre takes end-users on a two-hour tour where they can experience Axis systems in different environments that simulate real issues. The tour is designed for small groups of people to allow in-depth discussion of challenges end-users might be facing. In the tour the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP) allows partners to solve specific customer problems by downloading third-party applications to Axis IP cameras and encoders. Typical problems include queue management, people counting and intrusion detection. The systems are all interactive. On passing through a gateway, an audio alert notifies participants that they are trespassing for example. In the most immersive part of the experience a dark room simulates challenging lighting conditions so that on leaving the room, participants are shown how Axis WDR cameras capture detailed images despite these conditions.

Other highlights include the networking centre, demonstrating Axis hardware and third-party switches, as well as the video management software control room, which uses a new user interface and can be integrated with access control and intercoms. Throughout the tour the emphasis is on applications, not simply products. End users and installers are encouraged to discuss security-related challenges they face, and explore how Axis technology could help resolve these.

Fact or fiction?

Separating fire-safety myths from reality

When it comes to fire safety, it is important to separate fact from fiction. In this article we put some common myths to rest, as well as examining whether some notorious claims are in fact true or not. Fire alarms sound before a fire actually starts.

Fiction. Unless the fire alarm in question has developed a sixth sense, it will not be activated until a fire starts. However, modern fire alarms will usually detect a fire when it is still in the very early stages, if they have been fitted correctly and confirm to full fire regulations. There are different types of fire, or smoke, alarms available ranging from ionisation alarms (which tend to be cheaper and are sensitive to small particles of smoke) to heat alarms, which measure the temperature of their surroundings. The type of alarm you have will depend on where it is installed. A heat alarm is a great option for a kitchen, for example, as they are insensitive to smoke, whereas smoke sensitive alarms are likely to be set off more frequently by cooking. As long as my home or business is fitted with the necessary alarms and fire extinguishers, I am safe. Fiction. Yes it is essential that a home or business is fitted with the necessary fire equipment such as alarms or extinguishers.

However, it is also important to maintain these properly and to know how to use them in the event of a fire. If you have fire extinguishers on your premises, they need to be appropriate for their use what type will depend on what is in the building. If they would need to be used in an area heavy with electrical equipment such as a server room, for example, a CO2 fire extinguisher would be the best option. It is also important to make sure they are located in easy to reach areas, and that there is someone on the premises at all times who knows how to operate them. Alarms, whether at home or on business premises, must be regularly tested to ensure they are in full working order. This may involve regular fire drills, checking the batteries and assessing their location as your home or business expands. Photo: Staff with fire-drill responsibilities in businesses and public places often use code words to notify staff of a fire. Fact. This one is usually true.

While it isn t compulsory for a business, or large place, to employ a code word to notify their staff of a fire, the use of one prevents panic spreading if there are a lot of other people around. One well-known example is the code Mr Sands or Inspector Sands , which is often used by businesses ranging from theatres to public transport authorities, including the London Underground. Several people report having heard an announcement summoning the elusive Inspector Sands to an area of the station, before being evacuated or hearing the announcement of a fire drill shortly afterwards. Although often talked about, the use of the code word still ensures a calmer atmosphere than announcing to the public there may be a fire, and ensures that staff on the premises can safely evacuate anyone present and deal with the matter calmly and quickly. Fire extinguishers will last until they are used. Fiction. Fire extinguishers, even if not used, will become less effective over time and will need to be replaced at intervals. There is no specific time frame for this as it depends on the type of extinguishes, but most manufacturers will suggest replacing them every 5 to 15 years, as well as keeping them in good working condition. Even if not used, if your fire extinguisher shows any damage to the hose or handle, or the locking pin is missing, it will need to be replaced immediately.

It should also be regularly checked for any leakage, or corrosion to the body of the extinguisher, and the pressure gauge should be monitored. If the pressure gauge drops, you need a new fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers should always have a sticker on display that indicates when their most recent check was as well as a record of any maintenance carried out.

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Kentec to put intelligence and innovation in the spotlight at FIREX 2017

FIREX 2017 Kentec, a UK producer of firm alarm control panels, is going to be exhibiting at this year s Firex International exhibition, taking place on 20-22 June, at Excel London. During the show, Kentec, which can be found at stand number E125, will be highlighting its range of Europe and globally approved marine, analogue, conventional and extinguishing ranges of fire control panels. In addition to the Syncro and Sigma ranges, designed for a wide range of demanding applications, Kentec s UL-listed and FM approved elite analogue addressable fire control panels, Sigma A-XT releasing panel and UL-listed Sigma A-CP conventional panel, will also be on show.

There will also be live demonstrations of the new Taktis product range of fire alarm control equipment and the new Syncro XT+ addressable extinguishing panel. Check out Kentec s latest products in the flesh at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E125. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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