The role access control can play in your sustainability strategy The role access control can play in your sustainability strategy

A sustainability ethos is embedded within procurement departments in many modern organisations. Its influence cuts across sectors and functions. Less well-known, however, is the contribution security and access control can make.

According to ASSA ABLOY’s latest “Wireless Access Control Report,” 73% of security professionals agree sustainability and energy efficiency have become more important in procurement over the past 5 to 10 years. Asked if the availability of a product lifecycle assessment in the form of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) would make a difference to a procurement decision, four in five report survey respondents said it would.

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Enhancing the thrill of the race Enhancing the thrill of the race

Central to the Italian motor racing scene, Gruppo Peroni Race organises very high-level car championships in the Imola, Vallelunga and Monza Italian racing circuits. For thirty years in the sector, the activity of the Peroni Race Group includes various championships and numerous special events such as endurance tests. When they wanted to open up the racing experience to more members of the public, they turned to a solution using Hikvision products.

The challenge

The company decided to make its free events more accessible to the public and asked DirectE20, its historical partner in the audio-video industry, to come up with a solution to broadcast the live video-chronicle on YouTube, Facebook and other social events.

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Nortek Security & Control appoints Richard Pugnier Vice President of Marketing  Nortek Security & Control appoints Richard Pugnier Vice President of Marketing 

Nortek Security & Control LLC, a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, have announced the appointment of Richard Pugnier as Vice President of Marketing, reporting directly to Senior Vice President Global Sales and Marketing Bruce Mungiguerra.

“We are excited to have a marketing leader with Richard’s strengths lead our marketing strategy and initiatives, as we bring forward the solutions that deliver on the promise of smart security and the intelligent home,” Mungiguerra said.

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Legrand Resi Sales sync app now available for download on App Store Legrand Resi Sales sync app now available for download on App Store

Legrand | AV Residential Solutions have announced that its Legrand Resi Sales Sync App is now available for download on the App Store. For integrators, the easy-to-use mobile tool places marketing and sales collateral, product information, and training resources from all nine Legrand brands — Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, On-Q, QMotion, SANUS, and Vantage — in one convenient spot, while offering sharing functionality and quick access to favourite files.

Reid Cram, marketing director — Residential, at Legrand | AV, said: “Whether they need product installation instructions on a job site or promotional materials for a client meeting, with the Legrand Resi Sales Sync App integrators have access to the very latest information from all Legrand brands at any time on their iPhone or iPad.

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What’s security got to do with it? Advanced report reveals most businesses ignore security when investing in new technology What’s security got to do with it? Advanced report reveals most businesses ignore security when investing in new technology

As businesses strive towards digital transformation, a new report by Advanced has revealed that only 24% of organisations are prioritising security when it comes to technology investment. These findings come as a blow as separate reports show cyber-attacks continue to hit firms hard, suggesting that security is being ignored.

The 2019 Digital Business Report – an independent survey commissioned by the British software and services provider – profiles over 500 senior decision makers working in UK businesses, both SMEs and large enterprises, to explore the state of digital transformation.

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Cobalt Iron Adds Rodney Foreman as Chief Revenue Officer Cobalt Iron Adds Rodney Foreman as Chief Revenue Officer

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, have announced the appointment of Rodney Foreman to the newly created position of chief revenue officer. In this role, Foreman will be responsible for all sales initiatives for the company, including direct and indirect sales channels.

Richard Spurlock, CEO and founder of Cobalt Iron: “Cobalt Iron has an outstanding reputation in the market for providing customer solutions that deliver exceptional ROI and performance.

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The Canadian Space Agency selects VuWall for control room operations The Canadian Space Agency selects VuWall for control room operations

VuWall VuScape Controller Manages and Shares Incoming Satellite Data to Control Room and Boardroom Video Walls

VuWall, leader in video wall control and AV network management, today announced that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) successfully deployed VuWall’s VuScape processor to monitor the launch of the satellites and their trajectory for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM).

Installed by Applied Electronics, VuScape video wall controller shares and manages incoming content to the control rooms’ video walls.

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These three words could save your life: Run, Hide, Tell These three words could save your life: Run, Hide, Tell

Counter terror police to ask students to remember three words on return going to university Run, Hide, Tell as part of their studies

With thousands of students heading for college and university in unknown towns and cities across the country one lecture they will not have to sit through is a simple one from counter terror police.

They will be urged to read Run, Hide, Tell advice, which explains what to do in the event of a firearms or weapons attack.

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Brio 286DL locking handle added to expanding range of accessories enhancing dual point lock on folding door hardware Brio 286DL locking handle added to expanding range of accessories enhancing dual point lock on folding door hardware

Allegion UK, a leader in safety and security, has added the 286DL locking handle to its established range of Brio dual point locks for exterior folding applications. It is ideal for both residential and commercial facilities, joining other Brio accessories for the 286 dual point lock used on Weatherfold 4s and 5c.

Designed to ‘suite’ with Brio 288 lever furniture, the 286DL locking handle has been specifically design engineered to secure timber and aluminium folding panels.

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At one residential school, a simple upgrade swaps manual keys for centralized electronic access control At one residential school, a simple upgrade swaps manual keys for centralized electronic access control

SMARTair® Wireless Online access management has proven a simple, school-wide electronic solution for greater control and security at Westbridge. Each staff member carries one RFID credential card programmed with access rights personalized to their individual role. In an emergency, the school can institute a complete lockdown via the centralized system.

 “Having a SMARTair® system in place has given us peace of mind… It’s quicker, it’s safer and it’s simple,” says Joanna Brunton, Executive Officer at Westbridge School.

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