Aiming High – Aiming Safely

Working at high altitudes is considered to be extremely dangerous. Fire services, for instance, need to conduct safe rescue operations, yet they are by no means the only ones. Safe working conditions are equally vital for anyone working at solar or wind farms, in the forestry industry or at a brewery. Technical regulations are therefore in place, ensuring the provision of suitable equipment and training. Transmission poles, bridge pylons, industrial stacks, giant trees, rescue operations in the mountains – it may well seem that the higher a person has to…

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New ISO Standard on Video Fire Detectors will Help Save Lives

Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. Modern technology such as video fire detectors, especially in some high-risk places like tunnels, oil and gas environments, public buildings or storage areas, enable a fast response to a potential fire. A new ISO technical specification on video fire detectors helps ensure more efficient and reliable equipment. According to the Center of Fire Statistics (CFS) of the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF), among 31 countries representing 14 % of the world’s population,…

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First Data Exchange Agreement

New pact marks closer public-private collaboration in combating cybercrime, globally Palo Alto Networks® the next-generation security company is formalising its cooperation with the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI). Palo Alto Networks is the first cybersecurity company to sign a Data Exchange Agreement (DEA) with INTERPOL. This agreement aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, cyberthreats and cybercrime globally through sharing threat information generated by Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, its threat intelligence team. Palo Alto Networks will be involved in the operational briefings at INTERPOL and vice versa.…

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ECHO Project

Security and fire industries take up the challenge of the new Electronic Call Handling Operation (ECHO) project The British Security Industry Association, Fire Industry Association and Fire & Security Association are playing a key role in the development of a new Electronic Call Handling Operation (ECHO) project. This aims to deliver a centralised fully automated electronic call handling service to reduce pressure on the emergency services and alarm receiving centres (ARCs) by reducing their call handling times and errors that can occur from manual response handling. Though ECHO will initially…

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Securitas Acquires PSGA

Enters the Australian security service market Securitas has signed an agreement to acquire the Australian security services company PSGA. The enterprise value is estimated at MSEK 36 (MAUD 5.5). PSGA has been a partner to Securitas in Australia for many years, providing consulting and investigation services and guarding services to Securitas’ global customers mainly in Sydney and Melbourne. The company has 120 employees and annual sales of approximately MSEK 81 (MAUD 12). “We see opportunities to grow with our global customers in Australia, to establish a solid local business in…

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GSMA Certified eSIM Subscription Management

Gemalto first in the world to be fully-certified by the GSMA for secure eSIM subscription management Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity Service has become the first in the world to demonstrate full compliance with the stringent security requirements of the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme for embedded SIM (eSIM) remote provisioning. As a result, OEMs, mobile operators, and service providers worldwide can be assured that Gemalto implements appropriate security measures for storage and handling of all sensitive user profile data. These measures extend from initial eSIM production through to management of mobile subscriptions…

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PowerSeries Neo

Earning Wireless Commercial Burglary ULC Certification – an industry first in Canada Johnson Controls’ PowerSeries Neo with PowerG technology from its DSC brand, has received Wireless Commercial Burglary Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certification, an industry first in Canada. For those already installing ULC-compliant products, PowerSeries Neo now becomes the leading commercial burglar alarm solution for customers seeking secure, robust and reliable wireless options. By receiving ULC-S304-16, the category for ULC wireless commercial burglary systems, the PowerSeries Neo has been certified under the highest level of requirements for commercial type…

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Advanced CAD System

For Better, Faster Incident Response Innovative technology gives Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services the advantage in emergency management Western Australia’s Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) has made a long-term investment in productivity gains for its teams through an agreement with Motorola Solutions to provide a new computer aided dispatch (CAD) system. Motorola Solutions’ PremierOne CAD™ integrates critical information between agency databases, command centres and frontline officers working in the field. CAD systems are the essential information hub between public safety agencies and the general public. They include…

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