School safety experts weigh-in on lockdown solutions

    Increasingly, schools world-wide are “locking down” in response to personal safety threats. Threats ranging from medical emergencies, irate parents, and gangs in the community, to more serious active assailant threats. Threats from individuals who use weapons – guns, knives, explosives, acids, and even vehicles – to inflict deadly physical force on others. Sadly, their targets […]

      Joining forces to mitigate smart city cybersecurity threats

      Cities are becoming smarter as we speak. With an ambition to achieve livability, cities deploy new, innovative technologies to enable them to manage their assets and resources more efficiently. But the technology cornerstones of smart cities – connectivity, big data and IoT devices – not only offer possibilities to develop more livable cities, they also […]

        More than public address – the benefits of audio in education

        The use of audio throughout schools – from public address to a support for learning – can help in every aspect of education, from the school gate to the classroom. Traditional audio systems in schools have, been dispersed; one system is implemented for public address and another for visual or media use within an educational […]

          4 problems with security you didn’t know you had, and how you can solve them

          One way of thinking about your overall security system is as a chain. Each individual link should be strong in its own right, but when they’re all attached, it’s even stronger. However, any chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so if one small part of your security system isn’t working as it […]

            #GSX18: Going beyond traditional security for a smarter, safer world

            This year’s Global Security Exchange (GSX)—formerly known as ASIS—has come to a successful close. So now what? We get it: Grasping countless hours of material at such an action-packed conference is one thing (often the easy part). Retaining all of that information can be a completely different challenge. But it’s the ability to apply what […]

              Retaining forensic detail in challenging light conditions

              Light is all-important when it comes to the effectiveness of video surveillance. Being able to see the full detail of a scene whatever the lighting conditions is essential. But this can be challenging in those environments which feature both very bright and very dark areas, such as entrance doors with bright sunshine outside and dim […]

                Top 5 things to consider when specifying an integrated security and surveillance system

                Business owners looking to implement an integrated security and surveillance solution can find the range of options available confusing. The large choice of hardware and software products offer a seemingly endless array of specifications. For instance, a business may benefit from an integrated solution that includes a video management system (VMS) linking various disparate networked […]