This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover a growth of smart card market, safety advice for football at World Cup Russia 2018, the importance of fire safety management in tall buildings & more…
Alan Shearer is helping to keep World Cup fans safe
“Security is a team effort. If you’re going to see the game have a great time and look out for each other. Know your game plan and we can keep everyone safe.” Says Alan Shearer, former England star, who together with David Seaman and Paul Parker has teamed up with Counter-Terrorism Policing to offer football fans security advice during the World Cup. The ex-internationals video messages explain how fans can keep themselves and others safe while gathering to watching games. The move is part of a summer-long security campaign aimed at protecting crowded places.
(Security World Market, 19/06/2018)
Smart card market to hit $21.57B by 2023
The latest research report by Marketsandmarkets predicts that the smart card market will reach USD 21.57 billion by 2023 from USD 14.22 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 8.7% between 2018 and 2023. Use of smart cards in the BFSI sector has also been rising, supported by the transition of magnetic cards to Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) standard (chip and PIN) cards. the major factors driving the growth of the smart card market include increasing use of online payment methods enabling consumers to make secure and reliable payments. Contact smart cards are expected to hold the largest share of the smart card market throughout the forecast period.
(Security World Market, 21/06/2018)
FIREX 2018: Tall building fire safety management more essential than ever
“Grenfell will shape us for some time to come and it will make a difference and confirm the importance of management of these type of buildings.”, says chartered fire engineer, Russ Timson, who was speaking at FIREX International, which ran alongside Safety & Health Expo. Previously a firefighter of nearly 20 years, Timson underlined the importance of strong building management in preventing similar disasters. “Any building can be kept safe if it’s managed correctly,” he said. “It’s the biggest measure for existing buildings to see if they are safe or not. It’s critical.”
(IFSEC Global, 21/06/2018)
Cyber Security Threats at World Cup Russia 2018
While fans from all over the world who are lucky enough to get tickets to see their country play in Russia are unsurprisingly excited, they are now being warned that they should take certain safety measures before they travel to Russia. The top US security agency has warned that visitors could be at risk of cyber-attacks. Russia has a reputation for poor network security from the government and criminals, and it is believed that any visitor to the World Cup is compromised due to how unsecure the location is. Fans are stronglt advised not to bring any devices that aren’t essential and to bring a different phone than normal and remove the battery when not in use.
(Professional Security Magazine, 18/06/2018)
Bosch is acquiring stake in AI start-up company
The Bosch Building Technologies division is partnering with Anyvision Interactive Technologies Ltd. and acquiring a 9 percent stake in the Israeli AI-based person- and object-recognition start-up. “Anyvision’s innovative technology, which makes it possible to identify persons and objects from various angles, will be a significant addition to the portfolio of solutions we already offer as a result of IP partnerships in this area.” As part of the agreed sales partnership, video security solutions offered by Bosch in the future will include the Anyvision software as an option.
(Security World Market, 22/06/2018)
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