Fire & Security News Roundup - May


Fire & Security, Industry News

Welcome to the Eligo Fire & Security News Roundup, let's take a look back at May's industry news, current Fire & Security jobs, career advice, and much more.




British Safety Council responds to Fire Safety Act legislation

The British Safety Council provides its view on the legislation of The Fire Safety Act passed into law in April. Four years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, there are many thousands of people still living in high-rise residential buildings clad inflammable material (ACM). The British Safety Council has been campaigning for leaseholders to be protected from all remediation costs that have arisen through no fault of their own.

Read more here (IFSEC Global)


Organisations detect cyber threats thanks to new alert service from NCSC

An online service which alerts organisations to potential cyber attacks affecting their networks has been launched by the country’s cyber security experts. The new Early Warning service from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – is designed to help organisations defend against cyber attacks by providing timely notifications about possible incidents and security issues.

Read more here (Security Matters Magazine)

Interphone enhances door entry and access control with touchless solutions

Interphone, the security systems and building technology integrator, is embracing the latest iris and facial recognition technology to meet the growing demand for touchless door entry and access control. The company has launched a range of advanced and affordable solutions available for any new build or retrofit building requirement in the commercial residential marketplace

Read more here (Source Security)

Secure by Default password standards “should be fundamental requirement for surveillance systems”

Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, explains why he believes the password protection elements of the Secure by Default standard should be a fundamental requirement for all video surveillance systems. They may occur for criminal or malicious purposes, or just seen as a challenge by opportunistic hackers. Whatever the reason, cyber-attacks are a major issue which could have a significant impact on the reputation of the video surveillance industry

Read more here (IFSEC Global)

Latest Fire & Security Jobs 

Service Engineer - F&S
£25,000 - £35,000 - Nottingham

£18,000  £23,000 - Bromsgrove

Gate Automation Engineer
£30,000 - £35,000 - North London

Account Manager - Fire Alarms
£31,000 - £40,000 - Birmingham

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