The 6 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2022

    It only feels like five minutes since we published our 2021 technology trends post. The past year has flown by. I hope it’s been a positive one for all of you, and though we’re still experiencing an uncertain environment, you’ve remained healthy and safe. As ever, I tend to start thinking about next year’s technology […]

      How physical security technology can better protect the public realm

      In early 2021 we learned about a new piece of proposed legislation known as the Protect Duty, which looks set to change the way in which publicly accessible locations are secured. Following the consultation, which closed in July 21, the Government is reviewing the feedback. To my mind, this allows the security industry a period […]

        Unlock the possibilities of QR codes in access control

        In the last year and a half, QR codes* have become increasingly prominent for usage across different industries where low-touch solutions are even more sought after. Within access control systems, QR codes are often used as a credential for temporary and time-limited access to manage entry for visitors, employees, or deliveries. While traditional plastic cards […]

          Protecting critical infrastructure in a world of escalating cyberattacks

          Examples of the increasing number and severity of cyberattacks against critical infrastructure are, unfortunately, easier than ever to find. A recent example occurred in May 2021, when the hacking group DarkSide infected computers of Colonial Pipeline – the operator of the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in the United States – with ransomware […]

            How surveillance cameras add value to digital twin cities

            Virtual worlds have been receiving a lot of attention recently, not least due to the focus on the potential new ‘metaverse’ we’ll all no doubt be encouraged to join. From a smart city perspective, creating models of the processes and journeys occurring across the urban environment can bring many benefits, helping city authorities more quickly […]

              8 questions to ask when choosing a provider for your end-to-end surveillance solution

              If you’re in the market for a video surveillance system, there are many options to choose from.  The first question you might ask yourself is: What kind of system is right for me? Should I go with a multi-vendor solution  system or a complete end-to-end solution? In our previous blog post, we discuss why an end-to-end […]

                Using network surveillance to monitor and manage extreme weather

                Extreme weather has been and will always be a facet of the modern world, whether it be snowstorms, hurricanes bringing high winds, flooding caused by heavy rain, or wildfires spreading through forests during periods of searing high temperatures. In recent times, the ferocity of these events appears to be increasing due to the impact of […]