Fire & Security Industry News Round-up 16/02/2018


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This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover new fingerprinting technology tested by the UK police, the power of facial recognition technology in China and upcoming Security Twenty 18 event and more…
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UK police trial new fingerprinting technology
An app on an officer’s phone, combined with a handheld scanner, will mean police will be able to check fingerprints against both criminal and immigration records by connecting to the two live databases (IDENT1 and IABS) via the new Biometric Services Gateway. West Yorkshire Police (WYP), who worked with the Home Office to trial the new system, will begin an initial roll out of 250 scanners to officers in the coming weeks – the app is already available to its 5,500 frontline officers. It is expected that another 20 forces across the country will roll out the system by the end of this year.

 Read more here.

(Security World Market, 13/02/2018)

The power of facial recognition in China

In 2017, China built a giant facial recognition database that identifies citizens in its population of 1.3 billion within seconds, with the goal of achieving 90% accuracy. The huge database and the number of partnerships the country has have helped grow China’s domination of the physical security equipment market. According to IHS Markit’s report, the market in China will account for 38% of the global market by 2021. That is larger than the North American and Western European markets combined. Even though facial recognition allows China to fight crime and thus contributes to public safety, it comes with a long list of limitations…

Read more here.

(Venture Beat, 15/02/2018)

Inadequate security products posing as the real deal

It is critically important that the security needs of your company are carefully considered and you procure products fit for purpose. Recently, this has become more difficult as despite the wide variety of products available not all will meet the security standards required for your premises. Few high security manufacturers and suppliers presently offer solutions that meet the stringent standards set by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). The lack of certified physical perimeter security and access control products means it is essential that LPCB certification is confirmed before specifying a product.

Read more here.

(Security News Desk, 14/02/2018)

Residential outdoor sensor market’s growing

Outdoor sensors allow homeowners in EMEA to push the protective perimeter away from their properties, which can help minimize damage caused by intruders breaking windows or damaging doors. Of course, burglaries can also still happen when homeowners are present on their properties. According to the latest market insight from IHS Markit, dual-technology sensors can reduce false alarms, and given their numerous benefits, outdoor sensors are becoming an important addition to residential intrusion systems. A combination of indoor and outdoor detection can provide added confidence.

Read more here.

(Security World Market, 13/02/2018)

Security Twenty 18 is coming to Nottingham next week!

There’s only 5 days to go until the first of Security Twenty 18 events. First stop: Nottingham / Midlands. Set in the central location of the East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel  in Nottingham on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting-edge security products and services. We’re excited to be exhibiting again at Security Twenty 18 discussing current activity and providing our insight into the Security & Fire recruitment market. Confirmed speakers are Mark Harding of Showsec talking about responding to a major incident, NSI Director Simon Banks and more. There will also be manufacturer updates from Feramx, Seagate & Hanwha. Security Twenty 18 events aim to raise funds for local charities. In Nottingham, we are raising funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care in memory of Alan Walker of CDVI who sadly lost his battle with cancer in the Autumn of 2017. It’d be great to see you there!

Register for FREE here.

(Professional Security Magazine)


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