Fire & Security Industry News Round-up 29/06/2018


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This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover an upcoming Security Twenty 18 event in Harrogate, effectiveness of CCTV cameras in different settings, new UK law on offensive weapons & more…


Effectiveness of CCTV in different settings

Security cameras are shown to reduce crime by on average 13% in the most comprehensive review of video surveillance research to date, but the latest review suggests that CCTV can be effective in more settings than previously thought. Whereas the prior review found that effects were confined to car park environments, we found varying levels of evidence for CCTV in residential areas, city/town centres, and ‘other settings’ in addition to car parks. When calculating the average of these effects, the review found that cameras reduced crime in car parks and residential areas, but no statistically significant changes in city centres or public transport settings.

Read more here.

(Security World Market, 26/06/2018)

UK Government is tightening the law on offensive weapons

After an increase in acid attacks and stabbings, the Offensive Weapons Bill is passing through Parliament; as the Government seeks to tighten the law on the sale of corrosive substances and knives. The House of Commons Public Bill Committee; which is expected to hold its oral evidence sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, July 17 and 19. At the second reading of the Bill on June 27, Home Secretary Sajid Javid, opened the debate with Shadow Policing Minister Louise Haigh responding for Labour. Shop workers will play a vital role on the frontline of policing this law, as they already do on the sale of alcohol and other age-restricted products.

Read more here.

(Professional Security Magazine, 29/06/2018)

Saudi biometrics market is growing

The latest research by 6wresearch predicts that Saudi Arabia Biometrics market revenues will cross $52.9 million by 2024. During 2014-16, the Saudi Arabian biometrics market witnessed steep drop in demand owing to declining oil prices and deteriorating economy. However, post 2017, the market witnessed robust growth attributed to substantial investment in mega infrastructure projects, Saudi Vision 2030 along with recovery from decreasing oil prices. Government initiatives along with rapid urbanisation, and rising need for advanced vigilance systems are likely to emerge as the key drivers for the growth of the Saudi Arabian biometrics market over the coming years.

Read more here.

(Security World Market, 29/06/2018)

How to protect your home and business from cyber crime?

Hacking, denial of service attack, phishing, software piracy, virus dissemination, credit card fraud…the list of cyber crimes is endless and anyone who does not take the correct precautions is at risk. Cyber-crime is also costly and cyber security is big money. In 2011, the UK published its cyber security budget and since then the budget has almost doubled from £10bn to £17bn and has 100,000 people working towards it. If your device has an IP address it can be compromised from webcams and smart TVs through to internet-connected fridges, there are well documented recent attacks. What can you implement at home and at work to avoid being a victim?

Read more here.

(IFSEC Global, 28/06/2018)

Security Twenty 18 is coming to Harrogate

We’re excited to be exhibiting again at Security Twenty 18 North discussing current activity and providing our insight into the Security & Fire recruitment market. Confirmed speakers are lone worker training expert Nicole Vazquez, Chair of the Security Industry Authority Elizabeth France CBE and manufacturer updates from Hanwha, Seagate, Anixter and Hikvision. The conference will be chaired by ST regular Mike White. At the Charity Fundraising Dinner the night before we will be raising funds for The Rainbow Fund is a group of Mums and a Dad in Harrogate wanting to make a difference, all of whom have been affected in some way by prematurity, illness and life-limiting conditions in their children.

Are you attending too? Let us know so we can meet up!

Read more & register for free here.

(Professional Security Magazine)


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