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19th January 2022 Issue no. 590
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The security industry cannot look ahead to 2022 without first acknowledging the significance of 2021: a year that changed every aspect of our daily lives, including how we socialise, work, communicate and collaborate.
Key trends include large-scale deployment of video analytics, faster hybrid cloud adoption, and a sharper focus on supply chain risks; monitoring occupancy and space utilisation will remain a top priority.
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This Week's News
Johnson Controls, a global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, introduces Tyco Kantech KT-2, an adaptable two-door controller that is cost effective and easy to install and operate for small to medium sized businesses.
This new door controller expands Johnson Controls line of multi-door control solutions purposely designed for businesses with needs ranging from one door to thousands. The KT-2 seamlessly integrates into OpenBlue, the dynamic platform for connected, safe and sustainable building solutions.
Compared to some other technologies, video cameras haven’t been around for that long. First used in 1942 to observe a rocket launch, cameras didn’t become used publicly until the 1960s. This makes the technology’s numerous advances since then all the more impressive — improving image quality and capture, footage storage and integrations with wider security and business systems. Becoming what we recognise today as a core part of every security function — and beyond.
Video cameras are set to advance again, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) maturing and becoming mainstream. A trend that was accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic with 52% of companies increasing their AI adoption because of Covid-19 and 86% stating that AI is now mainstream in their organisation.
The year 2021 was record-breaking in terms of the sheer size of data breaches. According to the data collected and analyzed by the Atlas VPN team, 5.9 billion accounts were affected by data breaches throughout 2021.
Atlas VPN has retrieved and calculated the numbers of breached accounts based on multiple publicly available sources. The total count includes worldwide data breaches that took place from January 1st, 2021, to December 31st, 2021.
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A security guard was forced to 'leap out of the way' after a curry house was targeted in a second ram-raid attack in just six days. He had been employed to keep a watch on New Royal Balti in Audley, Stoke on Trent, after a stolen van was deliberately reversed into the restaurant on December 28 causing £10,000 to £15,000 of damage.
Organiser Mick Friend says, "We are in an advanced setup stage now, lots of previous exhibitors committing to the show, and one or two new exhibitors. Stand space is now quite limited, so hoping for a packed event!
Livingbridge announces its investment in UK-based Quorum Cyber, a leading security services firm delivering managed detect and response capabilities to teams and organisations globally. Founded in 2016 by CEO Federico Charosky, Quorum Cyber’s innovative services enable enterprises including banks, cloud providers and major brands to thrive in an increasingly hostile digital landscape.
Massie will lead Dahua's business development teams, growing existing relationships with security integrators and creating valuable new opportunities, as the company continues to accelerate growth in its highly valuable UK and Ireland markets.