Fire & Security Industry news round up 31/03/2017


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This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the success of the NSI Installer Summit, the growth of two factor authentication market, finalized Cisco – Appdynamics acquisition and more…


Two factor authentication market boom


Our increased concern about the safety of our data, cause a growth of TFA, two factor authentication, a method of confirming a user’s claimed identity by utilizing a combination of two different components. The latest report published by Technavio shows that the global market is expected to triple its value by 2021 (from $4.73 billion in 2016, to 13.63 billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 23.57%).

Read more here. 

(Security World Hotel, 30/03/2017)

Cisco & Appdynamics acquisition completed

“By joining forces with Cisco, we’re able to double down on our vision of helping companies overcome the complexity of modern software so they can deliver exceptional customer experiences and drive better business performance.” said CEO of Appdynamics, a leader in application and business monitoring. Together with Appdynamics, Cisco will now be able to offer intelligence, correlation and insights at every level of the infrastructure, security and application.

Read more here.

(Security World Hotel, 30/03/2017)

New national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales

To help keep people safe in public places and respect their right to privacy, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner launched a new national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales.
The strategy aims to provide direction and leadership in the surveillance camera community to enable system operators to understand good and best practice and their legal obligations. The BSIA has released a statement saying that it fully supports and endorses this new strategy.

Read more here.

(Security World Hotel, 29/03/2017)

The office robot = the future of security?

“They are meant to keep offices safe by patrolling around, looking for intruders or anything that’s out of the ordinary, and also providing a friendly face to office employees.”
said the CEO of an AI robotic company providing solutions to the security industry. Their latest product is said to be on par with autonomous cars in their performance.

Read more here.

(, 29/03/2017)

Hostile takeover of CCTV

The hostile takeover of CCTV cameras, routers, and DVRs via the Mirai botnet follows attacks on the cloud DNS provider Dyn and the French hosting service OVH in October 2016, according to a report by security journalist Brian Krebs. All were avoidable. So, how can you defend your networks and users against attacks against consumer hardware which is designed to be simple to use?

Read more here.

(Professional Security Magazine, 29/03/2017)

The success of the NSI Installer Summit 2017

An annual exclusive event for NSI Approved companies took place on Thursday at the Vox in Birmingham. This year’s edition of the event gathered a record number of companies. Eligo were proud to be exhibiting once again at what proved to be yet another successful event, meeting lots of great industry talent, networking, and experiencing the market’s current strengths.



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