Posts Categorized: April 2016

RF Jammers on the frontline

Timothy Compston investigates the world of Radio Frequency jamming in relation to IEDs and new security challenges like drones In today’s uncertain world with the ever-present threat posed by IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) in faraway trouble spots and, increasingly, closer to home, RF (Radio Frequency) jammers – or inhibitors – can provide an all-important safety… Read more »

Riots on the high street: securing your premises

Tony Kingham explores what can be done to protect homes and businesses from looters It is a sad reality that civil disorder or rioting, whatever the reason, invariably ends in the looting of commercial premises and on many occasions arson as well. This was as true on the streets of the UK in 2011 as… Read more »

Stadium security shake up

Timothy Compston takes a closer look at stadium crowd management and security after what happened at the Stade de France in Paris From the various reports that have come out since that fateful November evening, it would appear that the fans at the Stade de France watching a friendly football game between France and Germany… Read more »

Daesh on the defensive

Anthony Tucker-Jones reports on a series of intelligence coups scored against terror group Islamic State Over the past few months terror group Islamic State or Daesh has suffered a series of very serious setbacks. Under military pressure its has lost ground in both Iraq and Syria, its revenue sources have been curtailed, its senior leadership… Read more »

Peering through the cloud

Shahaf Rozanski explains the importance of being able to access data housed in the cloud for gaining vital evidence of s suspect’s location and/or intentions  With there now being more mobile phones on the planet than people and smartphones set to achieve saturation in just 10 years, unlocking the data held on them has increasingly… Read more »

The strategic advantage of UAV technology

Dr David Abrutat explores how utilising Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can give military forces the edge “These British-designed unmanned aircraft will fly at the very edge of the earth’s atmosphere and allow us to observe our adversaries for weeks on end providing critical intelligence for our forces.” These words, conveyed by the British Prime Minister David… Read more »

Innovation drives hologram ID document protection

Dr Mark Deakes of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) explains how hologram technology is being harnessed in the fight against counterfeits Over the last 30 years, since they first appeared on UN passports, holograms have made rapid gains in ID anti-counterfeiting, moving initially from an authentication device to the protection of personal bio data… Read more »