Government ID cards are more secure with personalisation, claims HID Global

ID forgeries Greater personalisation and additional levels of security can help tackle ID card forgeries, according to HID Global. It is estimated that more than 90% of photo ID card inspections are undertaken visually in the field and these inspections are the main way of verifying and validating documents. Decisions to use a secondary inspection criteria is often based on the outcome of the visual inspection.

Thus, good badge design and the selection of the right custom ID card printing technology is critical, according to HID Global, a supplier of identity-based security systems and products. Furthermore the speed, cost-effectiveness, convenience and simplicity of visual inspections have made ID cards particularly popular for government applications such as national ID cards and permits. These cards and documents must be clearly authentic, so it is important to have well-designed visual security, advises the company. However, most visual security products tend to be exactly the same on every single document, which has been important for helping with verification as anomalies become quickly obvious. However, an added level of defence can be applied by personalising IDs with visual security features on the card. Josh Nippoldt, director of product marketing with HID Global, said: The ID designs can now play a role in the first line of defence against counterfeiting by taking visual security features and customising them to each unique card holder or user. Typical visual security features include holographic overlaminates and card pre-printing. Holographic overlaminates can include overt, covert and forensic features. Pre-printing options can include different printing techniques, special inks, relief structures and laser images.

Different combinations can be devised. Forgers are becoming more sophisticated as ID cards become more widespread. By implementing a range of diverse and high-level security features, these forgeries can be easily detected, helping to protect the government s citizens from security threats. The more secure the card, the more secure the citizen, says Nippoldt. HID Global are exhibiting at IFSEC International, which takes place between 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1250. Get your free badge now.

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BSIA responds to cash courier shooting in London

Walthamstow shooting The trade body representing the private security industry in the UK has issued the following statement relating to the recent shooting of a cash-in-transit courier in Walthamstow, north-east London. The cash-in-transit courier was injured from the shooting ambush. James Kelly, chief executive of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) said in a statement: Every day, cash-in-transit couriers perform a vital public service, transporting cash around the country and supporting banks, retailers and businesses by facilitating millions of financial transactions across the UK.

However, in doing so, they place themselves at risk of extreme violence, as today s incident sadly reminds us. Kelly goes on to point out that the number of attacks on cash-in-transit couriers remains at an all-time low. There were 76 injuries to cash-in-transit crew members, police and the wider public in 2016. However, the risk of violence and injury remains a very real threat to couriers. This is something that the private security industry together with its partners in police and government is continually working to reduce through initiatives like SaferCash, which shares intelligence about attacks and suspicious incidents between couriers and the police, continued Kelly. Our thoughts are with the injured courier and his family who have made a very personal sacrifice for the sake of our nation s economic security and we wish him a full and speedy recovery. The BSIA is a longstanding and valued partner of, and exhibitor at, IFSEC International, Europe s biggest fire and security trade show taking place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Take your security knowledge to the next level at IFSEC International 2017 Experts from across all areas of the industry will attend to share their expertise on critical topics on 20 22 June 2017.

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Public Surveillance Unit

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The Public Surveillance Unit or PSU is a fictional institution in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. It was introduced in progs (issues) 954 and 959 (1995). Notable PSU characters in the comic strip are Judge Niles, its chief, and Judge Roffman, who frequently assists Judge Dredd in surveillance, espionage and tracking criminals. Former PSU-chief Judge Edgar was also a recurring character and a rival of Dredd.


PSU is an organisation within the Justice Department of Mega-City One. It is responsible for monitoring every activity of every one of the millions of citizens who inhabit the city. The whole city is full of surveillance cameras which automatically record and log every sighting of each citizen on the PSU computers locations, dates and times, and associates. PSU also records every credit card transaction and every purchase anybody makes. They also keep fingerprints and DNA records. This information is used to build up detailed files on every individual in the city, updated throughout their lifetimes.

It is normally used for solving crimes, but can also be used to keep dissidents under control and to keep an eye on democracy activists.1

PSU has its headquarters inside the Statue of Judgement.2 It also has staff at section houses across the city.

In 2134, the terrorist group Total War destroyed the Statue of Judgement in a missile attack, wiping out most of the unit and disabling its functions. Justice Department had grown too reliant on PSU by this point: the sudden loss of it meant they were crippled in the pursuit of a Soviet plot and that criminals in every sector ran amok. A senior judge went as far as to say “we might as well pack up and hand the city over to the Sovs”.3 The remnants of PSU were merged into the new Undercover Operations Division.4

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Blocked fire exits lead to 100,000 fine for care home

Fire news round-up A care home in Somerset, England, has been fined 100,000 after fire doors and escape routes were blocked. Charges were brought against Almondsbury Care Ltd, in Burnham-on-Sea, following a routine inspection of staff accommodation. Fire safety officers said the care home had failed in its duty to protect staff.

District judge David Taylor told Taunton Magistrates Court the company knew its premises had a whole range of abundantly obvious failures. During the inspection, fire safety officers found the three-storey house did not have a sufficient fire detection and warning system in place. Fire exit doors could not be opened. The inspectors also found a lack of fire-resistant doors and found escape routes blocked by cupboards. Paul Bray, business safety manager of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, said: It was extremely fortunate that a fire did not occur at these premises. Almondsbury Care Ltd would have been well aware of the need to implement suitable fire safety measures yet failed to ensure the safety of those working for their company. The severity of the fines imposed by the court gives out a clear message to those who have control of a premises and show a disregard for the law and those they have a duty to protect. Fire engulfs Dubai skyscraper A fire raged through a 72 storey tower complex being built alongside Dubai s largest mall, on the morning of Sunday. Though authorities said the fire caused no injuries, three workers were rescued from the blazing structure, just a block away from the 63-story The Address Downtown Dubai hotel, which itself had caught alight back in 2015 on New Year s Eve.

The fire at The Address Residences Fountain Views complex began at around 5:30am on Sunday 2 April. Major General Rashid Thani al-Matrooshi, the director-general of Dubai Civil Defense, described the fire as accidental. It started in a parking level of the 72-story Fountain Views building. A cause has not been attributed. A witness at the scene said firefighting crews arrived quickly. However it took much of the morning to get the fire under control, which was punctuated by small explosions due to the propane gas and welding tanks in the building. The high-rise Fountain Views complex, which is being built by state-backed Dubai developer Emaar Properties, will eventually connect to the huge Dubai Mall across the street. It will hold over 750 apartments and a hotel when built. Emaar, which built both the Dubai Mall and the tower struck by the 2015 blaze, declined to comment.

Fires are not uncommon in skyscrapers in Dubai and other cities in the United Arab Emirates. Building and safety experts think a potential cause can be found in a popular type of cladding covering for the buildings, made of highly flammable materials. Fire blazes near Chessington World of Adventures Dozens of firefighters tackled a large fire at a disused village hall near to the Chessington World of Adventures theme park, on the outskirts of south-west London. Photos posted on social media showed thick smoke billowing into the sky and six fire engines lining the Leatherhead Road, just a few miles of the M25. Crews from Surbiton, New Malden and Kingston fire stations attended and colleagues from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The blaze took about two hours to bring under control. Read more about this blaze on the Evening Standard 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.

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Surveillance Resource Center

Links to websites for CDC’s surveillance partners, other surveillance resource websites, and training, such as:

Surveillance Information for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals1
CDC surveillance systems with public-facing websites

CDC Data & Statistics2
CDC data sources (interactive databases, surveys, surveillance systems)

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CDC Vital Signs4
Data and calls to action for monthly topical public health issues

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Honeywell launches TouchCenter Plus, a touchscreen interface for Galaxy Dimension and Galaxy Flex intrusion panels

Honeywell Launches TouchCenter Plus, A Touchscreen Interface For Galaxy Dimension And Galaxy Flex Intrusion Panels

product launch Honeywell has unveiled a graphical touchscreen keypad for Galaxy security systems. Called TouchCenter Plus the new keypad is intended too simplify daily security operation with clear graphics and a menu that provides a snapshot of the entire system. Verticals/sectors According to Honeywell s PR: With such a versatile and scalable solution across the Galaxy range from large industrial and small commercial to residential environments the system is proven to be an ideal solution for businesses and homes of all sizes, and gives customers a superior operating experience.

Designed with flush or surface mount options, TouchCenter Plus fits perfectly into any modern business or home environment. Features Users can quickly set the system or review status from the seven-inch colour display screen In more complex systems they can use the keypad as an integrated hub to manage employee access privileges and other building systems such as lighting and air-conditioning System reports displayed in plain text for easy operation via the device. On-demand, live video footage from four IP cameras linked to the system. Create and play voice recordings in order to leave system and personal messages for other system users directly through keypad s built-in MP4 player, Keypad can function as electronic photo frame with slideshow, giving installers chance to display important company communications or advertising Available with or without proximity reader and enables access control and intrusion functionality via a single user card, proximity tag or credential. This, says Honeywell, will make management of personnel easier and more secure with fewer user errors. Fully compliant with EN-50131-3, Grade 3 , Environmental Class II, the new TouchCenter Plus can be used in Grade 3 and Grade 2 Galaxy Dimension and Galaxy Flex/Flex+ security systems. What Honeywell says about TouchCenter Plus We have focused on delivering a security system that makes operation clear and simple for users, so that managing their security systems becomes second nature and hassle-free, said Daniel Wan, UK security marketing leader, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. The new TouchCenter Plus not only makes end-user operation much easier but also provides numerous additional benefits for both end-users and installers. About Honeywell Home and Building Technologies Honeywell Home and Building Technologies (HBT) is a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and has products, software and technologies found in more than 150 million homes and 10 million buildings worldwide.

A Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, Honeywell serves customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials.

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