UHF Combi Card endusre compatibility and seamless integration with existing access control applications UHF Combi Card endusre compatibility and seamless integration with existing access control applications

Used for both people and vehicle access, the UHF ISO Combi Card offered by Nortech is a card with a long range UHF tag and proximity or smartcard technology. Designed for use with the uPASS range, the card’s features ensure that only one card is required for both vehicle and building access applications.

Based on passive UHF technology, the UHF Combi Card by Nedap is identified up to 10 metres with the uPASS Target, five metres with the uPASS Reach or two metres with the uPASS Access.

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Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas

This Christmas, the risk to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before, according to the Lodgic Intelligence Centre.

The escalated threat results from three factors: increased activity by organised criminal gangs; reduced security staffing resulting from the hike in the minimum wage; and a decline in the response to shoplifting by the police – who may be unwilling to respond to the theft of items worth less than £200. Two specific areas of risk are identified at Lodgic this season.

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Altronix receives Lenel Factory Certification under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Programme Altronix receives Lenel Factory Certification under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Programme

Altronix has received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Programme (OAAP). Altronix’s LINQ technology interfaces with the OnGuard access control system and facilitates the remote monitoring and reporting of power diagnostics. These alerts reportedly minimize system downtime and eliminate unnecessary and costly service calls.

“Altronix has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to OnGuard. This provides users with a single software platform to monitor power supply status, receive alert messages, and manage settings at multiple sites with ease,” said John Marchioli, OAAP Product Management, Lenel.

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Verisure’s new partnership with Victim Support seeks to help burglary victims & increase crime prevention awareness Verisure’s new partnership with Victim Support seeks to help burglary victims & increase crime prevention awareness

Verisure has announced a partnership with Victim Support which aims to raise awareness of burglary risks and educate the public about ways to prevent this type of crime.

Horacio Perez, Operations Director at Verisure commented: “At Verisure, we believe that feeling safe and protected is a basic human right. As Victim Support’s goal of supporting victims of crime aligns with our vision of people protecting people, we felt the partnership was crucial in helping burglary victims while increasing crime prevention awareness.”

“Burglary not only robs victims of their physical possessions – it can also rob people of their sense of security at home, a place where everyone should feel most safe.

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Visix unveils beta release of AxisTV Alert for CAP-compliant digital signage messaging Visix unveils beta release of AxisTV Alert for CAP-compliant digital signage messaging

Visix has released a beta version of their new AxisTV Alert software application for digital signage. The new alerting platform gives customers time-saving workflows to deliver important updates and critical alerts across their digital signage system.

“This is a fantastic tool for safety and security managers on a college or corporate campus,” says Sean Matthews, President and CEO of Visix, “We’ve streamlined this platform to make it fast and easy to create and send time-sensitive messages and urgent alerts to digital signs.

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Grade 3 alarm systems ‘standard’ for all Inner Range products Grade 3 alarm systems ‘standard’ for all Inner Range products

Inner Range access control products all include intruder detection systems certified as Grade 3, according to European Standard EN50131-1.

The grading system reflects how skilled and prepared intruders might be. Grade 3 (on an ascending risk scale from 1 to 4) assumes intruders will have some knowledge of an alarm system and a comprehensive range of tools and portable electronic equipment. Many insurance companies will not provide business cover unless a Grade 3 alarm system is in place.

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The second OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit returns on 28th February 2019 and includes a line-up of first class speakers The second OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit returns on 28th February 2019 and includes a line-up of first class speakers

On Thursday 28 February, professionals from the UK’s security sector will once again be given the opportunity to listen to the views aired by a line-up of first class speakers and contribute to matters affecting the industry at the Thought Leadership Summit which runs on the afternoon of the 2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex will speak about how businesses and the private security sector can better engage to compliment the work of the police.

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Malware appears on the WatchGuard top ten malware list for first time Malware appears on the WatchGuard top ten malware list for first time

Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and is primarily delivered by email to trick victims into installing fake cleaning software.

The new report also found that 6.8% of the world’s top 100,000 websites still accept old, insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol, while more malware hits were seen in Asia Pacific than in any other geographical region, reflecting a significant increase in attacks targeted at this area throughout 2018.

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Converged Security Centre in Partnership with Vidsys Returns to IFSEC International 2019 Converged Security Centre in Partnership with Vidsys Returns to IFSEC International 2019

The Converged Security Centre, developed in partnership with Vidsys, is an expert-led exhibition zone, returning to IFSEC International 2019. It gives IFSEC visitors the unique opportunity to learn from world-leading experts, discuss critical physical and IT security challenges, and experience the latest Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) platform solutions.
 
Through the Converged Security Centre, conference attendees will be immersed in the world of converged security through a hands-on, in-depth education programme, including panel discussions and presentations focused on the latest trends and capabilities of a range of CSIM use cases and vertical market solutions.

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DroneShield’s teaming agreement with Thales DroneShield’s teaming agreement with Thales

DroneShield is pleased to announce that it has entered into a teaming agreement with Thales Programas De Electronica Y Comunicaciones S.A.U. (“Thales”) (a Spanish subsidiary of Thales S.A.). From this, Thales will utilise and promote DroneShield’s products in its defence and security contract bids in Spain involving counterdrone aspects.

Thales S.A. is one of the largest defence companies globally, with 65,000 employees, operations in 56 countries and a market capitalisation of approximately €15.8 billion.

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