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Hexadrone’s Tundra modular tool-carrier drone

tundra drone

On April 30, Hexadrone unveiled its first serial drone, the Tundra, a ruggedized, multi-functional, modular drone that will be industrially manufactured in a factory under construction in France. The Tundra uses ultrarugged, miniature Fischer UltiMate™ and Fischer MiniMax™ connectivity solutions, able to withstand the harsh environments the drone may need to operate in.  The Tundra…

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Smart access – the next security evolution?

Adam Entry

Smart access and automated entry could become a common feature of smart-building infrastructure over the next five years. This is due to smart credentials and contactless technology enhancing how people enter buildings and grant access. The invention of the humble lock and key dates back to the 6th century, and in its simplest form, served…

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Creating smarter, safer passenger experiences

synetics webinar

Smarter, safer passenger experiences – find out how technology is changing urban transport infrastructure A webinar looking at how evolving technology can be leveraged to create smarter, safer workforce and passenger experiences has been announced by Synectics. Taking place on Tuesday 6th July, the ‘Make Your Connection’ session will explore the role integrated command, control…

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Bewica and Police Digital Security Centre partner


The Police Digital Security Centre (Police DSC) and Bewica have joined forces to make it very easy for any business to reduce its risk and prevent cyber attacks. By embedding Police DSC’s Digitally Aware cyber assessment into Bewica’s security platform, small businesses are supported in their journey towards certified cybersecurity. With cyber crime increasing by…

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Into the Cloud: Nick Smith, Genetec

Nick Smith, Regional Manager at Genetec was our latest interview for our Into the Cloud personality interview. What does ‘security’ mean to you?  Security is about protecting the everyday, to ensure the safety of people and protection of assets.    What made you want to work in the industry?  To be honest, I had no plans…

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The association on the front line

SND catches up with Simon Pears, Chair, International Professional Security Association (IPSA) to discuss front line security and the future landscape  The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) is a membership association for individuals and companies working in the security and fire sector.  The Association was formed over 60 years ago to ensure professionalism in the…

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Two approaches to deeper access control integration


A Recent study into wireless access control solutions reveals that 90% of respondents value the importance of integration in building management functions   Interoperability is now almost essential for joined-up security management. Customers want systems which work together seamlessly. In a survey of security professionals for the Wireless Access Control Report 2021, over 90% of respondents noted the…

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Security experts group announces Safe & Smart Cities Webinar

Conceived to help global Public Space Surveillance owners protect and secure their cities of the future,  a group of leading electronic security manufacturers have joined forces to present their solutions, aimed at delivering integrated end-to-end technology for Safe & Smart Cities. Underpinned by world-class experience in the Public Space Surveillance (PSS) sector, expert manufacturers 360…

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Security measures should complement aesthetic

New research has highlighted the importance of striking the right balance between security and aesthetics when securing public spaces, particularly in locations of historic interest or with recognisable design vocabularies. The Future of Urban Design report by ATG Access revealed that a third (32%) of architects, specifiers and urban planners have found that local residents…

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Rewards and tech knowhow with Dahua Partner App

Installers and integrators are set to benefit from Dahua’s new Partner app, which is available to download free of charge. The app is loaded with information to help installers specify the most appropriate products for their projects. This includes detailed product specifications and comparisons, a range of ‘how to’ videos and documents exploring common technical…

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