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7th March 2018 Issue no. 400
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2018 is set to be a very exciting year for cloud computing. In the fourth financial quarter of 2017, Amazon, SAP, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, Oracle, and Google combined had over $22 billion in their revenue from cloud services. Cloud services will only get bigger in 2018. It's easy to understand why businesses love the cloud. It's easier and more affordable to use third-party cloud services than for every enterprise to have to maintain their own datacenters on their own premises.
It's certainly possible to keep your company's data on cloud servers secure. But cyber threats are evolving, and cloud servers are a major target. Keep 2018's top cloud security threats in mind, and you'll have the right mindset for properly securing your business' valuable data.Full Story
Optimus is the latest range of GSM intercom systems specifically designed to work with gates, barriers and door entrances.
Highlights include individual cockpits, 8MATE Exchange Logga which monitors inbox activity, alarms for FS Logga events and user profiles that facilitate compliance checks.
Card manufacturer and ID specialist Databac Group has unveiled market-leading solutions for card printing and visitor management, including CardExchange software for visitor management and card production and Matica XID8600 desktop card printer and the latest advanced in RFID technology.
The Producer module allows users to create templates, connect to multiple databases, capture photos, signatures, biometric data, scan documents then print and encode a plastic card or even labels, tickets or wristbands.
MOBOTIX has announced a raised focus on cyber security by implementing the "MOBOTIX Cactus Concept."
The concept aims to deliver a comprehensive approach to protecting MOBOTIX products against the threat of cyber-attacks along with education and tools to help customers and partners build and maintain secure video surveillance and access control environments.
A true hybrid panel, the PACOM 8003 is capable of delivering both advanced access control and EN Grade 3 intrusion detection, and this exciting development means that its level of adoption can be significantly expanded throughout the UK, which will help provide a growing number of end users with the most cost effective intruder alarm system approach to building security.
There is much to be said for this new age of integration. Both consumers and businesses are realising new levels of productivity and efficiency, saving energy, money and time.
The CCTV depends on the calculated and intentional placement of cameras plus surveillance of the camera's input signal on a computer screen.
Third-party applications can now be downloaded directly on to Dahua network cameras, thanks to its newly launched Dahua Open Platform (DHOP), giving integrators, resellers and users unprecedented integration opportunities.
Currently available on the Ultra IP camera series, but in future available on all new models, DHOP is user-friendly in several ways. For third-party partners, it eliminates some of the previous restrictions, allowing them to develop their own applications.
This Week's News
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"We want to work closely with the SIA to make sure our industry is presented in the best way possible," comments Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services and press officer for the SBN.
The new range is designed and tested to be compatible with ASSA's Modular and Connect lockcases, delivering a high strength, high performance combination for doors that undergo extreme usage, or are situated in high security areas.
Panasonic Business has stressed the importance of technology ahead of the introduction of new EU regulations on data protection.The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018 with the intention of strengthening and unifying data protection for all individuals within the EU. Sanctions for data breaches are as much as £20million or up to 4% of a company's annual worldwide turnover.
Practically, it strengthens the requirement for consent prior to any marketing contact for instance, and means that personal data cannot be transferred to countries outside the EEA, unless they guarantee the same level of data protection.
Farpointe Data, the access control industry's OEM for RFID credentials and readers, has announced that access control system manufacturers, integrators and dealers will be able to provide their customers with a mobile, smart phone application and hardware that provides free download, user's choice of smart phone or smart card, and distribution via existing or independent access control software.
Multiple Conekt credentials can fit into a single smart phone wallet app. Installer adjustable read ranges can be more than 15 feet (4.5 m). The new Farpointe Conekt Series provides extremely generous gross margins.
Set in leafy Oxfordshire, Loyd Lindsay Rooms is a unique venue offering event facilities. From board meetings to conferences, birthdays to weddings, the staff pride themselves by offering the highest level of personal service from start to finish.
The event team wanted the venue to be self-service and available to hire for allotted time slots, 24/7 - without their caretaker having to continuously visit the venue to open and lock up. Ideally, clients would let themselves in and out of the venue unaided. The team wanted to make its clients' experience the best it could be. Following a recommendation from lock manufacturer, JPriest & Son, Loyd Lindsay Rooms decided that a Codelocks CL5510 smart lock would meet its needs.
More than 85% of transport networks across Western Europe are planning to install IP cameras in the near future. That's according to a recent survey commissioned by Axis Communications, the market leader in network video and audio technology, in partnership with the global public transport organisation The Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP).
Sargent and Greenleaf, Inc. (S&G), a subsidiary of Stanley Security and a leading manufacturer of high security locks and locking systems for safes, vaults and high-security cabinets, has appointed Keith Deaton to Chief Operating Officer.
Deaton joined Stanley Security's finance team in 2010, and, most recently, served as S&G's Chief Financial Officer and interim CFO (Canada).
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Debt-ridden Daniel O'Brien stole thousands of pounds' worth of door locks from his workplace and sold them on eBay. The 35-year-old was working as a storeman for Solidor when he helped himself to locks, which he then flogged on the online auction site.
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