Seven problems your access control software could fix right now Seven problems your access control software could fix right now

So often, our focus in security and access control zeroes in on the hardware. Its latest functionality or compatibility with emerging technologies grabs the headlines.

Yet it is your access control software which knits a system together — and the signs are, this is finally getting the attention it deserves in security procurement.

“Today, access control software is more accessible to a wider variety of actors,” writes Bryan Montany, a research analyst at IHS Technology, “providing end-users with broader and more comprehensive data relating to patterns in building occupancy.”

“Software has also supported integrations with other security systems, enabling security managers to respond in real time to emerging incidents and potential security breaches.”

In other words, you can escape the limiting functionality of outmoded access management with a new generation of software solutions.

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Cranfield University collects highest UK honour for its ‘flying classroom’ Cranfield University collects highest UK honour for its ‘flying classroom’

Cranfield University visited Buckingham Palace to receive its sixth Queen’s Anniversary Prize from HRH The Prince of Wales, with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are the highest awards in the UK for higher educational institutions. They are awarded every two years to universities and colleges who submit work judged to show excellence, innovation, impact and benefit for the institution itself and for people and society generally in the wider world.

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There are challenges in Northern Ireland that don’t exist elsewhere There are challenges in Northern Ireland that don’t exist elsewhere

For the first time, we put the spotlight on how the Police Service of Northern Ireland is working in partnership with local communities and organisations to incorporate proven crime prevention measures and techniques into new developments and refurbished buildings.

This work is being carried out today amid hopes that regeneration will prove to be an important route to help achieve safer and stronger communities.

Thousands of buildings in Belfast and other cities and towns across Northern Ireland have had crime prevention measures and techniques built in at the initial concept and design stage to deter and reduce crime.

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Airbus modernises Munich municipal utility operator’s network to Tetra IP Airbus modernises Munich municipal utility operator’s network to Tetra IP

Airbus has successfully completed the modernisation of Munich’s municipal utility operator Stadtwerke München’s (SWM) radio network with the latest Tetra technology. Last year, the Bavarian regional capital’s energy supplier was able to deploy Airbus’ modern Tetra Taira Server.

Taira is a server based on IP technology which can be integrated into existing IT environments, ensuring ease of operation and significantly reduced operating costs. It is smaller, more efficient, and more economical than traditional Tetra switches, but still provides the same high service availability as conventional Tetra solutions.

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Bühler’s digital security now certified with ISO 27001 Bühler’s digital security now certified with ISO 27001

At the end of January 2020, Bühler’s information security management system has been certified with the most respected cyber security standard: ISO 27001:2013.

With this certification, Bühler showcases how important information security is for the company. ISO 27001 protects key areas such as internal business IT, the automation solution Mercury MES, the Bühler Insights platform, and the myBühler customer portal.

Stuart Bashford, Digital Officer at Bühler Group, said: “Today, over 85 % of our solutions can be connected to Bühler Insights.

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New Wisenet four-channel multi-sensor cameras New Wisenet four-channel multi-sensor cameras

Hanwha Techwin has enhanced its premium Wisenet P series with the addition of three new four-channel multi-sensor cameras, designed to provide a cost-effective solution for detecting and tracking objects over wide open areas.

The 8MP Wisenet PNM-9084QZ features motorised varifocal lenses for precise control of focal length, angle of view and zoom of each of its sensors, as do the 8MP PNM-9084RQZ and 5MP PNM-9085RQZ, which are also equipped with built-in smart IR illumination for each sensor.

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Automated actions triggered by user-counts for Inner Range’s Inception Automated actions triggered by user-counts for Inner Range’s Inception

Access control manufacturer Inner Range has released a new update for its entry-level product Inception, allowing operators to set automated actions in response to specific user numbers.

Automated actions based on user-count triggers include being able to change heating and air conditioning depending on the number of people on site, or in a particular area, showing messages about parking availability for drivers as they enter car parks, depending on how many other vehicles are there or automatic alarm-setting as people leave the site.

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Video Mount products features low-profile DVR-LB3 DVR/NVR Lockbox Video Mount products features low-profile DVR-LB3 DVR/NVR Lockbox

Video Mount Products, a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will feature its popular DVR-LB3 DVR/NVR Lockbox during ISC West 2020, held in Las Vegas, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in March.

Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products, said: “The DVR-LB3 is a favorite among our series of DVR/NVR lockboxes. The DVR-LB3 features all the security benefits of the others in the series, but its low-profile makes it perfect for today’s smaller DVRs and NVRs and for installations restricted to limited space requirements.”

The DVR-LB3 has been designed for 19-in.

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SECON 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 SECON 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Organisers of SECON 2020 in Kintex, Korea have made the decision to cancel the event in light of the Covid-19 virus outbreak in China.

So far more than 40,000 people have been infected around the world, the vast majority inside China and two-thirds of them in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province. There have been 910 deaths, all but two of them in mainland China.

Chinese data of about 17,000 cases shows 82% of cases are deemed mild.

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School STEM show hits the road School STEM show hits the road

Opening the eyes of young people to the career possibilities of studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, the annual BAE Systems schools roadshow has kicked-off at The Belvedere Academy in Liverpool.

With a continued shortage of engineering skills in the UK and lack of diversity across the engineering sector, the roadshow aims to inspire young people across the country, highlighting the exciting career opportunities on offer and how these relate to STEM subjects.

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