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07/03/2012

Access control solution designed for small and medium enterprises

Access Control Technology (ACT) Ltd. has launched a new access control solution that has been designed to suit all types of SME's located in a single building and not requiring more than 32 protected doors.
The ACTpro 1500 single door IP controller can be set-up and administered via its built-in web server or through the established ACTwin software application. Key features include voltage monitoring, break glass monitoring, status LEDs for fault indication and cable management improvements such as a raised PCB and more space in the enclosure. It is expandable to up to 32 doors via ACTpro door stations and supports 15,000 users.

According to ACT, for sites with only one ACTpro 1500 the built-in web server is ideal for setting up and administrating the access control system. The web server reduces the potential for IT issues e.g. getting access to a PC, passwords, etc when installing applications. The simplicity of the web interface decreases the time spent on configuring and administering the system and on training the end user.

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How to deliver adequate power to security devices in industrial sites

With security found in more and more industrial settings, advanced and heavy-duty network devices are needed on the edge to make implementations effective. Amid this trend, the first major challenge is to deliver enough power to these devices. Increasingly, traditional PoE standards, IEEE 802.3af/at that deliver 15.4W and 30W of power, are proving insufficient in this regard. A hardened 60W PoE switch, on the other hand, can better the power supply needs of industrial users.

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The leaders of the city of Singen decided to secure the bicycle parking area with video technology from Geutebruck.

Leisure venue improves security with IP upgrade

The residents of Singen, Germany are lucky to have an open air pool like the Aachbad in their town, but after numerous bicycle thefts and some vandalism at the leisure venue, the pool operators decided it was time to upgrade to a more efficient surveillance system to help catch criminals and equally to try to deter the crimes.  The final decision was made to deploy Geutebruck technology and to upgrade their existing security operation to a centralised IP based surveillance system.

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Tyco sells Southern African business and Johnson Controls merger approved

Tyco has signed a definitive agreement to sell its security business in South Africa, which operates locally under the ADT brand, to Fidelity Security Group for approximately ZAR 1.9 billion (USD 140 million).  

This comes the day after Tyco shareholders approved all matters related to the proposed merger with Johnson Controls at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held in Dublin.  Johnson Controls shareholders also voted to approve the merger at a special general meeting in Dallas. The merger is expected to be completed on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.

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How will Brexit affect the security industry?

As the United Kingdom starts to follow through with the necessary steps to leave the European Union (EU), there could be a number of consequences that filter through to security industry stakeholders. In theory, according to Jim Dearing of IHS Markit who has taken a look at the potential impact, in the short-term the market outlook for 2016 and 2017 should be relatively unaffected.

The U.K. has yet to activate Article 50, which instigates the formal procedure to leave the EU. Only the U.K. Prime Minister can invoke Article 50 to begin the negotiation process, which is expected to take around two years to complete.

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ISO releases sector specific cyber security standards

With cyber threats on the rise putting businesses and industries at risk, it is more important than ever that organisations protect their information and that of their customers. As a consequence of this, the ISO and IEC standard for information security, ISO/IEC 27001, has become more widely used. A new standard just published will take that a step further, helping to apply the requirements of this flagship standard to specific sectors.

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