This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the high fines for unregistered CCTV systems, the future of Smart Buildings & more.
Up to £500K fines for unregistered CCTV systems
“Some companies think they can skip their Data Protection Act responsibilities, but the sad fact is that their lack of compliance will almost certainly come to light the second they try to use camera footage for a prosecution. And that evidence could even be thrown out of court.” It’s only £35 per year, but businesses are still failing to register their CCTV systems with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and risking a hefty fine.
(Security World Hotel, 07/03/2017)
Smart, Smarter, CyberSmart
“Smart buildings are not an option for the 21st Century – they are a necessity. It is no longer enough for a building to be smart – it must now be cybersmart.” Industry specialists predict that the number of connected devices could surge to 200 billion by 2020, up from 15 billion in 2015. That’s a lot of vulnerability and much of it is coming from, and threatening our smart buildings, cities and grids. Unless we are designing systems and devices in a cyber safe manner, we are simply creating more risk, undermining the very purpose of building smarter.
Safety of home cares residents in the 21st century
In 2017, old-fashioned mechanical security is not the answer. The solution is wireless access control which is user-friendly and already trusted in residences all over Europe. Easy for everyone to operate, advanced access control can directly impact quality of care, enabling staff to quickly locate residents, to respond to incidents or problems as soon as they arise, and to organize staff workflows more efficiently, resulting in less staff time wasted handling keys.
(Security News Desk, 09/03/2017)
First solar-powered IP system is here
A patent-pending Solar IP CCTV System (SICS) designed by Sunstone IP Systems, was created in response to the challenge of delivering wireless surveillance in remote and corrosive environments combined with extreme weather conditions to enable seamless HD monitoring for high security operations across a wide geographic area. “The requirement for security does not always coincide with the availability of electricity and communication systems to relay footage to where it is needed. SICS represents a true industry breakthrough in delivering high-quality HD surveillance to remote and harsh locations.”
(Security World Hotel, 06/03/2017)
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