Fire & Security News Roundup - June


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Welcome to the Fire & Security Industry News Roundup. Where we take a look back at June's industry news, current live jobs, career advice, and much more! 

In this roundup, we cover how intelligent access control can help the return to the office, a practical guide to Grade D Fire Alarm systems has been published, and why 5G is the 'coming of age' for the security industry.


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How intelligent access control can help the ‘return to the office’

The much anticipated ‘return to the office’ this summer after months of lockdown and home working has rightly prompted many employers and commercial landlords to think again about the access and security systems they have in place to help create safer working environments. Reducing crowding, minimising touch-points, and keeping accurate tabs on who is where on-site are high on the agenda, and many will be looking to change or upgrade existing access and security systems to help meet these new needs as workers gradually return

Read more here (IFSEC Global)


Housing association to save “£3m a year” after replacing Waking Watch with temporary fire system 

According to a Notting Hill housing association, 1,400 wireless fire detection devices have been fitted in residential properties owned by Notting Hill Genesis (NHG) in London, removing the requirement of Waking Watch and saving more than £250,000 a month. The temporary fire systems from Hyfire were specified by Clear Safety, a specialist safety, and compliance consultancy, and were installed across four sites involving 700 flats while minimising disruption for residents.

Read more here (IFSEC Global)


Practical Guide to Grade D Fire Alarm Systems published 

Tim Benstead has authored ‘The Practical Guide to Grade D Fire Alarm Systems’ as a readily accessible publication based on BS 5839-6 for Grade D systems. The publication focuses on Grade D systems as this is the most commonly used grade of system installed in dwellings. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it’s clear that the entire construction industry is undergoing a wholesale review of its practices. As part of this review, competence has rightly become a clear factor that must be suitably considered.

Read more here (Fire Safety Matters)


Physical access control: Critical steps to ensure a smarter future 

Steven Kenny, Axis Communications, looks at the benefits of physical access control systems within smart environments, and how knowledge gaps and dated methods can inhibit adoption. Physical security is becoming more dynamic and more interconnected, as it evolves. Today’s modern access control solutions are about so much more than simply opening doors, with digitalisation bringing multiple business benefits, which would simply not be possible using traditional models.

Read more here (Source Security)


Why 5G is ‘coming of age for the security industry 

Digital transformation has changed the face of perimeter security and defense, with the traditional physical perimeter being replaced by a network of endpoints that can often be moved. This ever-expanding perimeter of endpoints presents new challenges for the security industry as surveillance equipment moves to using 4K/8K CCTV cameras, for example, which can generate up to 50 Mbps of traffic, with multiple 4K cameras requiring high bandwidth connectivity to support security applications.

Read more here (IFSEC Global)


Eligo Advice 


Quickfire Tips on how to prepare for your next interview 

Anything between 45 minutes and 2 hours can decide the future of your career. It’s therefore hard to believe how so many people leave it to chance and shun the most crucial stage of the interview: the preparation.

Check out our top tips to get prepared here. 


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Jobs in Fire & Security 

Internal Account Manager
£26,000 - £33,000 - Berkshire

Automatic Door Engineer
£30,000  £36,000 - Bristol

CCTV Operator (Day Shift)
Up to £21,243 per year - Gloucestershire

Fire Extinguisher Engineer
£22,000 - £28,000 - Reading

Service Scheduler
£22,000 - £24,000 - Stevenage