Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 04/11/16.
Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 04 November 2016
Vanderbilt acquiring Access Control Technology
Another big acquisition of 2016 has been confirmed – ACT Ltd has been purchased by Vanderbilt. Following Vanderbilt’s acquisition of the Siemens Security Products in 2015, integration of ACT’s product line into Vanderbilt’s core offering is significantly strengthening its position in access control and video surveillance markets and additionally expands companies portfolio with a new cloud-based solution.
(Security World Hotel, 03/11/2016)
“UK must retaliate against cyber-attacks”
The National Cyber Security Strategy has been described in London by the chancellor Philip Hammond. “If we do not have the ability to respond in cyberspace to an attack which takes down our power network – leaving us in darkness or hits our air traffic control system grounding our planes – we would be left with the impossible choice of turning the other cheek, ignoring the devastating consequences, or resorting to a military response”. Video surveillance devices are a strong weapon in hackers hands, so it’s important for Security Industry to stay on top of the case.
(BBC News, 01/11/2016)
The time for women in security is now
A 2013 report conducted by (ISC) on the Global Information Security Workforce found that women represent just 11% of the workforce. The Women’s Security Society actually estimates that across the security industry as a whole that number is reduced down to 10%. Compare this statistic to the amount of women in the general workforce of professional roles, where results are closer to a 50/50 split.
(Security News Desk, 02/11/2016)
Security TWENTY 16 London
What a eventful day it was! This year’s conference brought together top security industry speakers as well as manufacturer updates from Hikvision, Hanwha Techwin, Axis Communiations, Seagate and Secure Logiq and 50 other exhibitors. The Security Twenty 16 events aim to raise funds for local charities. In London we were raising funds for St Thomas’ Wegener’s Trust which had been nominated by me in memory of my father in law who passed away last year due to the disease. All together we managed to raise over £2,000! For more information about the charity visit: wegeners.org.uk