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6th January 2021 Issue no. 539
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Traditionally, escape door systems had to be compliant to BS EN 179 and BS EN 1125, but the introduction of BS EN 13637 in 2015 changed the landscape of how emergency doors can be specified, defining the requirements for electrically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes..
The latest addition to the Wisenet P 'Premium' camera series removes the risk that important video evidence might be missed when there is a need to monitor two adjacent sides of a building.
With the middle camera sensor covering the blind spot between the areas being monitored by the other two sensors, the 3-channel multi-directional Wisenet PNM-8082VT camera provides an efficient way to 'see around corners' and offers a cost-effective alternative to deploying three standard fixed cameras.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues causing hefty fines and penalties for businesses and organizations across European countries even two years after coming into force.
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"We recently calculated that London has 691,000 CCTV Cameras, with the average Londoner being caught 300 times a day on CCTV - what we hadn't realised was where London ranked in the World - until now," explains James Ritchey from London CCTV Installer CCTV.co.uk. "It's fascinating stuff."
The Wisenet TNM-3620TDY is a bi-spectrum, multi-channel device which incorporates a QVGA-class thermal imaging camera and a 2-megapixel video surveillance camera.
Successful ransomware attacks will continue to grow this year due to increasingly sophisticated tactics. This is according to research* from Databarracks, revealing ransomware attacks have increased by 26% since 2018.
Kubu, the smart-sensor technology from Avantis International, is enjoying considerable consumer uptake, with unassisted first-time activations in excess of 98%.
They cover AI edge-based solutions, open platform, the Cloud, cyber security, data protection and privacy issues.
With the new UKNI mark fast approaching, locksmiths in Northern Ireland must be up-to-date on the latest changes and deadline for the new product marking system, says UNION, part of the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group.
This covers door opening solutions such as fire-resistant and emergency locks, panic exit devices and door closers.
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The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new product marking system that will be used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain. It covers most goods that previously required the CE marking.
So far, Virtual Check In has helped over 350 businesses of all sizes to replace their pen and paper recording system with its contactless QR code / NFC scanning system, and now has over 250,000 users across multiple industries.