This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover proposed improvement of the “ring of steel”, 4 vital steps to protect your business from fire, a growth of analytics in the security sector and the role Artificial Intelligence plays in it and more…
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‘Ring of steel’ to be improved
City of London Police proposed a 21st-century version of The Traffic and Environmental Zone, commonly known as the “ring of steel“, first set up in the 1990s. While the first ‘ring’ captured the details of cars entering the Square Mile, the proposed new ‘ring’ would go one step further and do personal surveillance. The ‘ring’ would be part of a ‘Secure City’ programme. Proposed changes are a ‘wholesale remodeling’ of the CCTV and ANPR, which would support the introduction of a joint command and control room with the local authority, the Corporation of London.
(Professional Security Magazine, 28/03/2018)
Public safety analytics market on the rise
According to the latest report by Marketsandmarkets, the public safety analytics market is expected to grow from $5.22 billion in 2017 to $11.29 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.7% during the forecast period. The market has gained traction due to the rise in the criminal activities and terrorist attacks across border controls and needs to safeguard the public from various physical threats. Increased adoption Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices for public safety across government agencies are expected to drive the public safety analytics market over the next 5 years.
(Security World Market, 29/03/2018)
Advanced analytics in building automation software
IHS Markit research shows, that data compiled by a broad array of sensors is fueling a shift toward advanced analytics in building automation software. Sensors comprised over half of all building automation hardware units sold in 2017, and over 1.5 million more sensors will be installed in building automation systems in 2018 compared to those sold in 2016. As more sensors compile greater amounts of data, it is becoming more challenging for facility managers to analyse and interpret the available information.
(Security World Market, 26/03/2018)
Artificial Intelligence Video Analytics
There is good reason to be optimistic about more investments going into the Video Surveillance market particularly to develop AI Chips and Deep Learning Algorithms, with a good proportion of this being focused on AI Video Analytic solutions. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have potential use cases in virtually every industry and the ability to reshape the way people live and do business. Breakthroughs in deep learning in the past few years have engendered a proliferation of artificial intelligence applications and applying this to video analytics is one of the major growth applications.
How to protect your business from fire
Fire and rescue services (FRS) attended 566,572 incidents in the year ending September 2017 – a 3% year-on-year increase – according to the latest Home Office statistics. The numbers also revealed that of all incidents attended by FRS in that time frame, fires accounted for 30% and non-fire incidents for 31% The remaining 39% were triggered by fire false alarms, the most common reason for callouts. Understand, prevent, prepare and tackle are four vital steps a business can take to protect itself and building occupants from a fire.
(IFSEC Global, 28/03/2018)
The future of Integrated Smart Lighting
A lot of things have been getting smart recently. Devices that used to have one simple role have blossomed into multi-purpose systems, highly integrated into centralized platforms that span the building, campus or city. For no system is this more true than lighting. The ubiquity of luminaires has positioned lighting at the center of the IoT. By incorporating sensors, antennas, and wireless protocols, all kinds of facilities are unearthing the broad benefits smart lighting offers. Lighting is no longer just about illumination; Lighting systems can monitor temperature, humidity, and air flow in real-time, and communicate with third-party equipment to adjust settings for optimal use and energy savings.
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