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Hikvision mal camera wins PSI Award

web-post August 2, 2017

The Hikvision DS-2TD2136 thermal camera has been named as CCTV Product of the Year in the PSI Premier Awards 2017. Forming part of the network thermal camera range the DS-2TD2136 comes with a host of features including 384×288 resolution, 3D digital noise reduction (DNR) and the option of a 10mm, 15mm, or 25mm lens. Besides… Continue Reading »

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Fire safety in prisons in England – ‘a catastrophe waiting to happen’

web-post August 1, 2017

Fire safety in prisons has been labelled “a catastrophe waiting to happen” after it was revealed every prison inspection in England and Wales in 2016 resulted in a non-compliance order. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed at least 80 lives, Mark Leech, the editor of the Prisons Handbook, carried out Freedom… Continue Reading »

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New security measures in effect for US-bound flights

web-post July 28, 2017

Passengers planning to travel into the USA are advised that they “must show up at the airport three hours before departure to comply with the procedures”. • Confirm travel details in advance. • Download the YVR Airport app or visit yvr.ca to make your journey even more efficient by viewing your itinerary, find information on… Continue Reading »

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Threat of unauthorised breaches and terrorism drive anti-drone market

web-post July 28, 2017

According to the new market research report on the anti-drone market and global forecast to 2023, the sector is expected to grow from USD 342.6 Million in 2016 to USD 1,571.3 Million by 2023, at a CAGR of 25.9% between 2017 and 2023. The market is mainly driven by factors such as increased security breach… Continue Reading »

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Panasonic warns on online CCTV vulnerabilities

web-post July 27, 2017

A new industry white paper from Panasonic Business looks at the current attitudes to CCTV network security, and what needs to change as sensitive camera feeds increasingly move online. Titled ‘Just how secure is your video surveillance?’, the whitepaper argues that cameras indirectly provide a lot of vital information about a location or organisation that… Continue Reading »

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Millions of security cameras can be hacked due to this new vulnerability

web-post July 27, 2017

Researchers have discovered that millions of IoT devices are susceptible to a newly discovered vulnerability researchers are calling “Devil’s Ivy,” because it’s hard to kill and spreads quickly. IoT security firm Senrio discovered the exploit while researching the Simple Object Access Protocol in Axis Communications security cameras. “Devil’s Ivy results in remote code execution and… Continue Reading »

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Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site

web-post July 25, 2017

Israel installed new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering “alternatives” to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region. Israel set up the new security measures last week after Arab gunmen… Continue Reading »

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Sea-Tac tests robots for airport security

web-post July 21, 2017

If only there was some way to speed up the security screening line at the airport … Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is hoping it may have found one. Recently, passengers departing from the airport may have seen a robot providing tips for getting through security faster. Advice was provided through audio in English and through on-screen… Continue Reading »

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Canada proposes security rules for Rail Safety

web-post July 21, 2017

Canada is proposing more stringent security regulations for rail transport of dangerous goods to better protect the public, railway workers and to align with U.S. rules. The draft regulations would require railways to provide security awareness training for all workers, implement security plans to address potential risks, and provide security plan training for employees, the… Continue Reading »

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Low margins, decreased demand slow video technology market growth

web-post July 20, 2017

In their most recent published estimates related to the world professional video surveillance equipment market, IHS Markit’s Video Surveillance Intelligence Service reports that global video sales grew by only 3.9 percent in 2016. While this was a higher rate than the dismal 1.9 percent seen in 2015, last year’s sales reflect a trend of historical… Continue Reading »



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