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17th July 2019 Issue no. 466
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Openow allows SMARTair users to open doors with their mobile phone and the Openow app, meaning access credentials can be granted, revoked and updated instantly, from wherever the user may be.
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT devices, the Indoor Security Cam allows users to view live streams via the Echo Show/Spot and Google hub devices, all whilst offering a 110/130-degree viewing angle on each model respectively.
ASSA Triton is a high-end master key solution with long life patent protection until 2036. ASSA Triton has been expertly designed and extensively tested in Scandinavia, to guarantee the same high quality, exceptional durability and excellent performance expected from an ASSA cylinder.
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid has given his backing to the police in their trials of facial recognition cameras. Charlotte Walker-Osborn, International head of technology sector at global law firm Eversheds Sutherland comments:
"In spite of the immense pressure on policing and the benefits that this facial recognition technology can bring, a huge divergence in opinion still remains.
Public confidence is needed around the large amount of work technology suppliers have been doing to seek to improve the accuracy of its results, especially in relation to ethnic minorities and black people. As with all technology which utilises artificial intelligence, if the governments and companies that adopt this technology put in place sensible guidelines around its use, including around privacy, there are undoubted benefits. Achieving the right balance will be key here."
Interest levels are so high we expect more to be signing up in the very near future so keep an eye on the list as it will no doubt be growing.
Almost two-thirds (63%) of UK companies have admitted to never testing their physical security according to Setting the Standard for Security, a report from security expert Jacksons Fencing. Given that 22% of companies say that the consequences of a breach are severe, including public disruption or even loss of life, these findings are cause for concern.
Less than half of survey respondents had heard of key security certifications, including LPCB's LPS 1175 (45%) and SBD (42%), and only 38% ever consult security experts.
Tuya Smart, an "AI+IoT" developer platform that makes plugins to enable manufacturers to transform ordinary products into smart devices, has announced two new solutions at CES 2019. The AI Video Doorbell and the AI Pad, presented at CES in Las Vegas, are next-level security solutions for the home and office that incorporate artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
"Consumers not only want to protect their families and homes through security systems, but also increasingly see them as the basis for smart home control," said Yang during the unveiling at the Sands in Las Vegas.
The latest version of Wavestore's open platform and highly secure Linux-based VMS includes support for H.265 compression. As a result, Wavestore's customers are now able to benefit from a considerable reduction in bandwidth and storage capacity requirements due to the efficiency of H.265 over other video formats.
Henry Yardley, 18, one of the youngest motorcycle racers set to compete in the Youth125cc class at the Enduro World Championships this year, has been gifted the £1,000 donation to help him towards achieving his life-long goal.
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British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems. The airline, owned by IAG, says it is "surprised and disappointed" by the penalty from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
At the time, BA said hackers had carried out a "sophisticated, malicious criminal attack" on its website. The ICO said it was the biggest penalty it had handed out and the first to be made public under new rules.Full Story
In fact, MLA Expo 19 is already breaking records! Online registration shows a 45% increase compared with the stats from 2017.
If you haven't registered yet, we advise you to do it as soon as possible in order to avoid queuing.
Thanks to its partnership with TSG, the installation experts, EZVIZ can now offer a service that means keeping homeowners' property safe is completely hassle-free.
When it comes to securing your business, it's always better to try to prevent issues arising, rather than having to deal with the fallout after the event.
Regardless of the services you provide, your business is not exempt from being targeted so a good security surveillance system is highly recommended. You may already have a door alarm - but these days it just isn't enough.
As home security is a priority for many UK households, recent research has revealed the number of homeowners installing smart home tech to deter invaders.