Improving Personnel Productivity with Cloud Telephony

The private security industry in India has gained a strong footing in the last decade. With the largest number of private security agents – estimated at 7 million – this industry provides employment to a huge section of people. Urbanisation, and introduction of government proposals such as Mission Smart Cities and Make in India have created a demand for more and more security personnel. Current state of affairs Private security industry plays a huge role in the safety of commoners. For a densely populated country like India, the police to…

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The Rise of IT and Integration with ID Management

Convergence has been a continual trend in the security industry for over a decade. It began with simple integrations of similar types of security equipment such as adding video cameras to an intrusion system or break-glass detectors to an access control system. The level of integration, however, has quickly evolved – now physical security is being integrated with systems designed with functionality outside of security applications. End users are no longer satisfied with a lack of return on investment from security equipment. Rather, their priorities have shifted from wanting to…

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Security and Fire Expo – South India 2018

UBM India is all set to bring in the fourth edition of ‘Security and Fire Expo (SAFE) South India’ for the first time at Hitex, Hyderabad during 28 – 30 June 2018. The expo aims to bring together renowned Indian and international brands from video surveillance, access control, entrance and home automation, and perimeter protection industry to interact, network, view latest innovations, and source and gather business solutions  and invaluable expert supports – all under one roof. SAFE South India is supported by the Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI) and Asian Professional Security Association (APSA).  Highlights: Security…

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Implementing Mobile Credentials in the Access Control Market

There are several factors that make the widespread adoption now difficult, the first of which is the pitfalls of different phones and the platforms on which they run. Not everyone carries the same type of phone – or even a smartphone. When you have 3,000 people in a company who all need credentials to access a facility, it is rarely feasible to give each person a phone that will run the application needed. Another consideration is how to handle visitors and contractors that might require short- or long-term access to a…

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COP Portal to Verify Private Security Guards

Joint Secretary (PM) Ministry of Home Affairs has recently issued directions to all Controlling Authorities to use CCTNS (Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System) to check the crime record of private security guards, as well as the owners/ directors of the private security agencies so that the police verification of the private security guards can be done speedily and certificates can be issued at the earliest. This will speed up the verification processes for the renewal of PSARA license. Almost 90% police stations across country have been connected through computer…

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Confronting the New-Age Cybercriminal

Over the last few years, cybercrimes have become more intense, sophisticated, and potentially debilitating for individuals, organizations and nations. Law enforcement agencies are finding it difficult to check and prevent the crimes in the cyber space because the perpetrators are faceless and incur very low cost to execute a cybercrime whereas the cost of prevention is extremely high. Targets have increased exponentially due to the increasing reliance of people on the internet. Cybercrimes which were restricted to computer hacking till some time ago, have diversified into data theft, ransomware, child…

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4 Ways to Proactively Protect Your Home

The statistics don’t lie. Home burglary rates are high. According to a survey of 1,000 Australians, 1 in 5 people have had experienced a burglary or attempted burglary. When compared to the rest of the world, it’s clear we have a problem. The international average of home burglaries is 1.8%, and ours is 2.5%. This means that 1 in 40 Australian homes may be burglarized this year. These figures are startling, but you can take action to avoid becoming another statistic. Here are 4 easy ways to proactively protect your…

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How the Convergence of Physical Security and Cybersecurity will Benefit Businesses

The physical security industry is rapidly changing, ever evolving, and one that is growing faster than most other sectors of the greater global market. The latest research shows that the forecasted growth rates will be a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% and a total market revenue opportunity of $41.27B through 2022. These economic indicators make the industry a very attractive investment for entrepreneurs, and for investment from large corporations from other industries. At ISC West 2018, this was extremely evident as there was a palpable buzz from technologies…

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