Fire & Security Industry News Round-up 16/06/17


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This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the upcoming IFSEC conference, the summary of the latest Euralarm Symposium, improvements at Dubai Airport and more…


Grenfell Tower Fire – ‘Disaster waiting to happen’

A 2015 survey by the Fire Sector Federation, a forum for fire and rescue organisations, found that 92% of its members believed the regulations were “long overdue an overhaul”, claiming that they do not reflect today’s design and construction methods and that research underpinning the guidance is out of date. An architect and fire expert Sam Webb describes hundreds of tower blocks across the UK, after the fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington. “We are still wrapping postwar high-rise buildings in highly flammable materials and leaving them without sprinkler systems installed, then being surprised when they burn down.”

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.

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(The Guardian, 14/06/2017)

Euralarm Symposium 2017: F&S industries transformation

The Euralarm Symposium 2017 brought together nearly a hundred electronic fire safety and security experts and representatives from the Industry. It made a clear point that fire safety and security will be transformed by services standards and related developments in digital services. The Euralarm Symposium 2017, took place in London and was supported by the British Security Industry Association and the Fire Industry Association.

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(Security World Market, 13/06/2017)

Dubai Airport soon to have the world’s first “gate-less border”

“Seamless entry at international airports has been an idea for many years, but it is the advent of the identity trust framework provided by blockchain technology which means for the first time, this is now possible”. The government of Dubai has signed a new agreement with UK-based blockchain startup ObjectTech to develop digital passports for entry at Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic.

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(Cryptocoins News, 12/06/2017)

The growth of Traffic Management market

The recent report published by Marketsandmarkets predicts that the growth of the traffic management market size from $22.96 Billion in 2017 to $59.48 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 21.0% during the forecast period. The largest market share will belong to the traffic management software that covers smart signaling, route guidance, traffic analytics, and smart surveillance. Europe is expected to be the leading region. The demand for traffic management market is driven by…

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(Security World Market, 14/06/2017)

GJD is acquiring Radiovisor

“GJD is a professional and well respected company and is ideally placed to take our IR beam technology forward. We are confident that our customers and suppliers will benefit greatly from the ‘GJD’ brand, their focus on technology innovation and world class service”. GJD, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and designers of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators has acquired from Radiovisor Limited t/a Lazer Systems all of their infra-red beam and barrier technology plus all related intellectual property rights.

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(GJD, 14/06/2017)

Meet us IFSEC 2017

Europe’s biggest security show is back in town and we’re excited to be exhibiting again at IFSEC International discussing current activity and providing our insight into the Security and Fire recruitment market. Over 27,000 global security professionals will visit IFSEC 2017 to experience the latest technology innovations and hear from industry leaders. It’s a great opportunity to grow your network, test and trial new security and fire products and develop your knowledge and learn a new skill by attending seminars & workshops.

This year at Eligo stand (F1220) we’ve got a brand new crack the safe event where you can win some great prizes, as well as a range of refreshments from coffee to beer.

Register for FREE here

If you’re attending and would like to catch up please click below to let us know a good time to catch up and the best number to reach you on, or get in touch. Looking forward to it!



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