School opens doors with help from ERA

There’s no more parents left waiting out in the cold at St Michael’s First School in Penkridge, thanks to the UK’s home security specialists, ERA. With no intercom system installed at the school, out-of-school staff found themselves pacing the corridor to open the door every time a parent came to collect their child from the popular after-school club. Hearing of…

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Key management reduces security risks for small businesses

Traka, the key and asset management specialist, has launched Traka21, an innovative plug and play system that provides small- to medium-sized businesses with the very latest intelligent key management solutions. The system has been designed to provide a simple, efficient and affordable method of managing keys and helps users become accountable for their business assets. Traka21 helps trace and account…

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Boon Edam provides secure and stylish entry solution for The Francis Crick Institute

Boon Edam, a global market leader in entry solutions has unveiled a quality, engineered solution for a brand new, state of the art building in St Pancras; now home to The Francis Crick Institute. The biomedical discovery organisation, required an entry solution to seamlessly integrate with its new building’s modern design. The research centre, a flagship for UK biomedical science…

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Perimeter Protection from AUTOPA

Aston Martin is one of the most evocative names in motoring, regularly featuring in the list of ‘coolest brands’ in Britain.  When they decided to expand their dealership network, they required a showroom experience to fulfil the expectations of their demanding client base.  Working with the Stoneacre Motor Group, Newcastle was identified to become the location of the 20th dealership.…

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Interserve wins £20 million security contract extension

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a two-year extension of its contract to provide security services to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) worth in excess of £20 million. Leading provider of manned guarding and security services, First Security – part of Interserve – has worked with the BBC since April 2014 when it was awarded…

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New research reveals outsourcing of security high but professionalism is paramount

Grosvenor Services study reveals requirements when procuring security  Competence of staff and getting the supplier to deliver on the terms of the contract are the two main challenges businesses face when outsourcing their security, new research shows. At a time when businesses are increasingly alert to security threats, outsourcing is the most popular option according to independent research conducted on behalf…

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Biometric access control for ISO 27001 accreditation

Shaun Oakes, Managing Director of ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems, explains how access control is a vital factor for organisations working towards ISO  27001 accreditation. The security of information or data storage is becoming increasingly vital to every organisation with their Information Security Management System (ISMS) now recognised as virtually a yardstick of their professionalism and…

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Biometric security for Shetland construction site

Shetland Facilities Management (SFM) Security have provided Morrison Construction Ltd with a robust access control system utilising the very latest state-of-the-art fingerprint biometric recognition devices for their New Anderson High School and Halls of Residence development at Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. As main contractor for the £56m project, Morrison’s brief for SFM was for an integrated access control system…

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