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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.. Read More

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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.. Read More

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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.. Read More

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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.. Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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.. Read More

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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.. Read More

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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.. Read More

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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.. Read More

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What is an Intruder Alarm system?

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An intruder or burglar alarm system is a security system that will protect your property from a break-in. A range of sensors, that can be placed externally and internally, will.. Read More

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New Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner: Tony Eastaugh

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The government has appointed Tony Eastaugh as the Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner (BSCC) who will continue in post until the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill comes into effect.. Read More

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Christmas crime: Steps to prevent theft

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Recently there were a number of burglaries from homes in Kidderminster which included Christmas presents, jewellery, cash and mobile phones. Meanwhile, West Mercia police have reported on a spike in.. Read More

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Vaping in Schools: A guide to the problem & solving it

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There has been a large rise in the numbers of young people vaping over recent years which has had a huge impact on secondary schools, in particular. The schools are.. Read More

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Data protection regulator reminds retailers about CCTV rules

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With retail bosses demanding the government do more to tackle crime in stores, and turning to surveillance technology to tackle it, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), UK’s data protection regulator,.. Read More

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12-year-old girl warns other children against vaping

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A 12-year-old girl from Belfast has warned other children not to start vaping after she was hospitalised. Her call came after the UK government announced a series of measures to.. Read More

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CCTV and access control solutions: What changes at Avigilon mean

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In an exciting development earlier this year Motorola Solutions brought most of its CCTV and access control brands together under the Avigilon banner to offer a complete portfolio of end-to-end.. Read More

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Calls for greater action to tackle retail crime

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With continuing concern about high levels of retail crime, the boss of Tesco, Ken Murphy, writing in the Daily Mail recently, called for judges to make greater use of their.. Read More