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Updates on UAE Fire Safety and Life Protection Codes Completed and to be Announced at Intersec 2017 – Dubai Civil Defence

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE:  Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes have been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said yesterday (17 January).

Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Public launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency features in power-packed conference line-up at Intersec 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE:  The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the Emirate’s security industry framework, guidelines and expectations.

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Topics: Intersec

Mapping Out The Future Of Physical Security in 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, sits down with security industry experts to find out their predictions for the year ahead.

Reflecting on the video surveillance market for 2017 - including cameras - Jon Cropley, Principal Market Analyst at IHS Markit, forecasts a worldwide growth rate of 7.4 percent: "Demand is very robust for the cameras themselves but at the same time average prices are going down for cameras and related equipment at a very fast rate. This price erosion means that overall revenue growth is not as high as it might otherwise be," explains Cropley

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Topics: Perimeter and Physical Security

SkyDroner To Make its Regional Debut at Intersec 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Dubai, UAE:  Drone detection and disabling technology, and a retail mobile solution using augmented reality are a couple of exciting examples of new product launches on show when the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade fair opens in Dubai.

Taking place from 22-24 January 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec will be the focal point of cutting-edge innovations ringing in the New Year, with many of the 1,285 exhibitors from across the globe using the annual exhibition as the preferred platform to launch their latest products and solutions. 

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

Ventilation Matters When Tunnel Fires Strike

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, investigates the impact that the right or wrong level of ventilation can have on the direction of travel of smoke in a tunnel fire.

When it comes to tunnels it is imperative that the right measures are in place to keep drivers as safe and secure as possible and, crucially, to protect the integrity of the infrastructure itself should a fire happen. Thankfully a great deal of theoretical and practical work is being done where tunnels are concerned, touching on areas from ventilation to fire dynamics.

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Topics: Fire & Rescue

Opening The Door To New Access Control Technology

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, considers the state-of-play of the access control market.

Times are certainly changing where access control is concerned. For one thing a new generation of systems is redefining the way we interact with readers at the door. The application of a wider range of biometric technologies which are, crucially, faster and more accurate, and in some cases even three-dimensional, is also shaking up the market. Added to this there is certainly a greater appreciation of the need for access control solutions to blend into their environment and, crucially, to have the ability to add value by integrating, seamlessly, with other security and building management elements.

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Topics: Commercial Security, Perimeter and Physical Security

Aerostats In Action

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com speaks to Matthew McNiel, Vice President of Business Development at TCOM - a global leader in this field - about why the deployment of aerostats for border protection, emergency management, and security applications is taking off.

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

Robot Revolution For Explosive Situations

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, discovers how the capabilities of EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) robots are being ramped-up in an increasingly uncertain world where bomb disposal teams are faced with a wide array of explosive devices.

Today's EOD robots are a world away from those first deployed in environments like Northern Ireland during ‘the Troubles’ both in terms of the capabilities they offer - with specialised arms which can provide multiple degrees of freedom, integrated payload bays - and the ability to deal with suspicious items in more confined and testing locations.

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Topics: Homeland Security

Transportation Systems Under Cyberattacks

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com discovers that cyberattacks on transportation infrastructure are on the rise with ransomware the latest attack vector to come to prominence.

San Francisco Targeted

A security breach at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) last month, which resulted in it having to offer a free service to customers on the public transit system over the Thanksgiving weekend, certainly provides food for thought, given the financial impact and operational impact and, worryingly, the sheer vulnerability of this critical infrastructure to interference by external actors. In this case it appears that Muni was the victim of a ransomware attack that managed to find its way into the agency's internal computer systems, including email. One media report said that during the incident screens on San Francisco's ticket kiosks were displaying the phrase: "You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted."

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Topics: Information Security

Fail To Plan Your Marketing, Plan To Fail Your Investment

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 8, 2016 11:22:50 AM

Content marketing is all about doing several different things for your brand, generating leads, ensuring brand awareness and acquiring customers. However, it is a complex business and to get the most out of it, it must be planned.

As part of that planning every activity that puts your company or brand into the public eye needs to form a part of that content marketing plan and as attendance at trade shows is often one of your largest marketing expenditures, this too must be integrated into the plan. Even attendance as a visitor, if the show is not in your home town, can prove expensive for your marketing budget, so again should be planned.

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Topics: Intersec

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