Building Services Industry August News Update – #Issue8


Fire & Security, Industry News

In our August building services news update, an investigation reveals CCTV systems could be in breach of GDPR, LED-embedded bandage uses blue light to heal chronic wounds, Gartner forecasts 20% increase in IoT market by 2020 and much more.

Building Services August News Update


Fire and Security 

Sprinklers were not fitted at ANY London school or college that had fires this year

New figures have revealed that sprinkler systems were not fitted at any London school or college that had fires this year. 57 of the educational institutions in London attended by the firefighters were not fitted with automatic fire suppression systems (AFSS) and only 2.3 percent of the 565 school fires between 2014 and July this year were in buildings fitted with sprinklers.

Click here to read more about the schools and colleges that were not fitted with sprinkler systems.
(Evening Standard) 07/08/2019

Investigation reveals CCTV systems could be in breach of GDPR

After an investigation of its nationwide client base, Vacant-property security firm Clearway have discovered many examples of poor security surveillance practice. From one instance of a dismissed court case due to lack of evidence because two systems that filmed an intruder were 17 seconds apart, to an unmanned reception desk that had the username and password on a sticker attached to the desktop monitor.

Click here to read more about CCTV systems being in breach of GDPR
(IFSEC Global) 14/08/2019

Global Access Control Solutions Market Insights 2019-2026

The latest Global Access Control Solutions Market Insights report shows that the market is likely to develop at a higher CAGR between 2019-2025. Rising competitiveness in the global market has also led to huge investments in research and development from private government bodies. The leading players in the market according to the report are 3M Cogent, Gemalto, Honeywell Security Group, Safran, Allegion, AMAG Technology to name a few.

Click here to read more of the Global Access Control Solutions Market 2019-2025
(WorldIndustryReport) 29/08/2019


Lighting affects staff morale and productivity

According to Simon Thorp, Director of LAPD Lighting Design, the illumination of our workplaces can affect staff morale and productivity. With low levels of daylight and prolonged exposure to uniform artificial light linked to depression, anxiety, insomnia and even osteoporosis. One way to solve this Thorp says is that “Artificial lighting needs to work in combination with natural light during the day, as well as provide the sole light source after dark, so the distribution of artificial light is crucial.”

Click here to read more about the way in which lighting affects staff morale and productivity
(LUXreview) 27/08/2019  

Airport Lighting Market projected to grow

According to a market analysis and forecast 2019-2025, the Airport Lighting Market worldwide is projected to grow by $307.1 million, and driven by a compounded growth of 6.7%. The changing dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in the Airport Lighting space to stay on top of the changing pulse of the market. Europe continues to remain an important element in the world economy and Germany will add over $10.8 Million to the region’s size in the next 5 to 6 years.

Click here to read more about the increasing growth of the Airport Lighting Market
(Business Wire) 29/08/2019  

LED-embedded bandage uses blue light to heal chronic wounds

An LED-embedded bandage has been created by scientists to heal chronic wounds. The European research project MEDILIGHT, who have been developing smart wearable medical devices have created a prototype of an LED embedded light solution that offers anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects to treat wounds. The LED device is said to use blue light to improve and accelerate the healing process and blue light illumination can offer much more than antibacterial effects.

Click here to read more about the LED-embedded bandage that uses blue light to heal wounds
(LED inside) 01/08/2019


Lacking cyber investment in smart cities could lead to IoT vulnerabilities

With the increase of urban population worldwide and smart city development projects harnessing the world of the Internet of Things IoT, researchers have found digital security investments in smart cities are severely lagging. This lack in investment is also said to lead to future vulnerabilities of the IoT ecosystem. Smart cities are increasingly under attack by a variety of threats. These include sophisticated cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, bringing industrial control systems (ICS) to a grinding halt. In this increasingly connected technological landscape, every smart city service is as secure as its weakest link.

Click here to read more about how the lack of cyber investment in smart cities could lead to IoT vulnerabilities.
(Security World Market) 29/08/2019

Gartner forecasts 20% increase in IoT market by 2020

According to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. the enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, an increase of 21% from 2019. The forecast also predicts that utilities will be the highest user of IoT endpoints, totalling 1.17 billion endpoints in 2019, and increasing 17% in 2020 to reach 1.37 billion endpoints. Whereas building automation, driven by connected lighting devices, will be the sector with the largest growth rate in 2020 at 42%.

Click here to read more about Gartner’s IoT market forecast
(UKTN) 29/08/2019 

400 police forces gain access to smart doorbell footage

Smart doorbell company Ring, are working with over 400 police forces in America by providing access to video clips from users’ devices. The idea is that when a crime has been committed in an area, police can access footage from Ring doorbells in the area which could help catch the culprit. Ring are taking steps to improve the safety of neighbourhoods whilst being conscious of user privacy as the police can only request access to pre-recorded footage and cannot live stream.

Click here to read more about police gaining access to smart doorbell footage
(IoT Tech News) 28/08/2019


Eligo Blog of the month 

CV Buzzwords to avoid when applying for a new job 

Do you ever read a piece of content that is so over worded and full of corporate jargon that it no longer makes sense? Sometimes CV’s can be overloaded with an excess of keywords and catchphrases it can be hard to see the wood through the trees, bearing in mind that it takes less than a minute for hiring managers to read a CV and decide if you’re right for the role. When applying for a job you need to make sure your CV looks good and is easy to follow.

Read here for buzzwords to avoid on your next CV application


Upcoming events 

ST19 Belfast 03/09/2019 

Set in the central location of the Europa Hotel in Belfast on 3 September 2019, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting edge security products and services. 

View more information and how to attend here

ST19 Dublin - 05/09/2019

ST19 Dublin is aimed at end-users, purchasers and those who specify security products and will update attendees on the latest developments in the security sector. Whether you are in corporate security, local government CCTV or retail loss prevention we aim to get key people into the room and share knowledge.

View more information and how to attend here

The 2019 Women in Security Awards

The Professional Security Magazine Women in Security Awards are the security profession’s dedicated awards that recognise and honour the accomplishments, value and contributions of women within the wider world of security.

View more information and how to attend here

100% Design 2019

100% Design is the largest and longest-running design trade event for industry professionals in the UK. Visitors to the award-winning show include architects, designers, specifiers, retailers, developers and more looking to source products for their latest projects as well as inspiring new design not seen anywhere else. 

View more information and how to attend here


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