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General Election Announcement: Disposable vape ban not yet law

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The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak’s, announcement of a General Election on 4th July meant that a number of laws that would have affected the surveillance industry, as well introduce restrictions..

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HALO Smart Sensor: high quality but no subscription needed

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One important feature of the HALO Smart Sensor, that makes it different from other high-quality health, safety and vape detectors, is that once you purchase a device you do not..

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Cloud technology allows for seamless access control

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If you are struggling with managing access to your site or sites, perhaps because you have contractors or temporary staff or employees needing to enter at varying times, then taking..

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Cisco partner: improving digital connections

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Always keen to ensure we offer the latest IP and digital solutions we became a Cisco partner, last year. This means we can offer customers solutions to improve their IT..

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Gearing up for the ISBA conference & exhibition

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We are gearing up to be part of the largest exhibition that the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA) has ever held at its annual conference this year. The event is..

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Government plans to punish people who assault retail workers

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The UK government has bowed to pressure from the retail industry and is to create a standalone criminal offence for assaulting retail workers. This follows a concerted campaign by trade..

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Data protection and new technologies: Extra care needed

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Advanced surveillance systems using new technologies have spread beyond simply cameras. This has implications for the data protection obligations of security system and CCTV operators. ICO identifies increased risk from..

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Gate Safety: Charity calls for action to reduce accidents

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As an access control provider, including systems for automated gates, we are supporters of the charity, Gate Safe, and its gate safety campaigns. We believe that all automated gates should..

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Smoke Detection added to Halo Smart Sensor

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Schools that have installed the HALO Smart Sensor need to ensure they are keeping their devices up-to-date especially as recent improvements include the addition of smoke detection. This recent firmware..

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Three recruits strengthen the Ecl-ips team

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We are excited that we have had three recruits joining our team in recent weeks helping us support our customers better. Our operations team has been bolstered by the appointment..

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Ecl-ips helps to make Easter special for local children

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We are always keen to support the local community and when there was a shout out for donations of Easter eggs to support families in need we answered the call...

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Contaminated vapes: Concerns highlight THC detection need

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There have been worrying news reports and alerts circulated by schools recently which have highlighted issues with contaminated vapes. These are sold as THC (the chemical component of cannabis) vapes..

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Avigilon H5A IR PTZ camera: Helping you see in the dark

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If you are responsible for the security of a large property that needs protecting day and night, but fixed auxiliary lighting would be inappropriate or just too expensive, we can..

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BT Redcare closure sparks security industry concerns

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BT Redcare, which provides fire and signalling alarm signalling, is to close all its operations on 1 August 2025. Currently the company provides monitoring of BT telephone lines linking commercial..

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Retail crime increases despite money spent on prevention

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The latest British Retail Consortium (BRC) Crime Survey figures confirm the warnings made last year by retailers that theft from shops and abuse of retail staff are on the rise...

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Government consulting on Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill

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The government has launched its public consultation to finalise details of the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, known as Martyn’s Law, on the duties of those responsible for smaller premises...

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Cattani Esam benefits from bespoke intruder alarm system

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Installing a bespoke intruder alarm system is is important if you want truly effective security for your business premises. Making sure you keep the system up to date is important..

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Protecting students: Detecting anti-social behaviour and aggression

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Creating a calm learning environment where all children feel safe is a challenge for secondary schools, and for new students, in particular, they can be an intimidating place. Badly behaved..

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Disposable vapes to be banned in the UK

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Disposable vapes will be banned across the UK, as the government says they have been a key driver in the rising numbers of young people vaping, and following concerns about..

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Avigilon Unity Video 8: Step into the future

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If you are in charge of security on a retail park, entertainment venue or large private property then advanced surveillance can ensure you can work smarter. This means being able..