Posts Categorized: January 2016

Access Control: it’s a key issue

Nick Dooley examines why superior reliability of electronic locks is key to flexible access control within the utilities industry Throughout the utilities sector there is a widespread tendency to select battery and cable free electronic cylinders and padlocks due to the short life expectancy and long-term cost of mechanical locks. This sector is complex and… Read more »

Baghdad Kidnap and Ransom

Anthony Tucker Jones discusses safety measures in Iraq with leading security expert Mike Lord of Harlow International ATJ: According to the Foreign Office kidnapping and assassination pose the greatest threat in Iraq, with Anbar province and Baghdad being the main high risk areas – do you agree? ML: We have seen the rise of kidnapping… Read more »

Debunking the biggest transport security myth

Chris Bishop explains why safe travel doesn’t have to mean slow travel All transport hubs, whether consumer or commercial, face two significant challenges: keeping people and property safe, and ensuring that both can pass from entrance to exit efficiently and economically. A commonly shared view is that tackling one inevitably has a negative impact on… Read more »

Nuclear resurgence demands ‘onion skin’ security

Chris Plimley examines how £6bn of Chinese investment in Hinkley Point C looks certain to trigger new British nuclear plants and the need for intelligent integrated security systems to keep them safe We’re still awaiting the ultimate investment decision from EDF Energy on the long-delayed Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset – at the… Read more »

Staying safe behind the wheel

Louis Huijzen explains the different types of armoured vehicles that are commercially available and wthe different applications that they’re used for Driving can be a dangerous activity; statistically it is more dangerous than flying. In fact, a study done by CNN in 2015 revealed that only riding a motor cycle is more dangerous than driving… Read more »

Keeping up with today’s cyber reality

Paul Stokes examines the cybercriminal trends we can expect to see in 2016 and reveals what organisations can do to protect themselves against these emerging threats As long as humans have formed societies, marginal elements of those societies have engaged in all manner of crimes. Theft, fraud, extortion and other asset-related offences have persisted for… Read more »

Safer Cities

Timothy Compston maps out the implications for city security of the heightened terrorist threat What transpired in Paris in November has cast a long shadow over cities across Europe and beyond. In the aftermath we have witnessed the French bring in tougher counter-terrorism measures; Brussels – were some of the suspects originally came from – on… Read more »