Physical security

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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ATG Access records a record year for profit and revenue


ATG Access has reported a record-breaking year for turnover and profitability. In the last financial year (2017/18), turnover has increased by 12%, taking it from £15.6 million to £17.5 million. Profit before tax (EBITDA) has nearly doubled, increasing from £805,000 in 16/17 to £1.546 million in 17/18, due to the company’s continued expansion both in the UK…

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XtraSales and On The Road Marketing announce strategic alliance

physical security

In a proactive response to the increasing convergence of the physical security and professional AV industries, XtraSales, Inc., a manufacturer’s rep serving the professional and commercial security sector, and On the Road Marketing, a Pro AV manufacturer’s rep firm serving manufacturers in the commercial audio and video industry, have announced a strategic alliance. The companies…

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Bosch secures Brazilian hydropower substations for CELPE

Electric power pylon and wires silhouetted by ab colorful sunset.

Brazilian infrastructure company, Companhia Energética de Pernambuco (CELPE), has opted for an integrated security system from Bosch to cover its hydropower substations. CELPE is the main supplier of electricity in the country’s Northeastern state of Pernambuco. Headquartered in the state capital Recife, CELPE serves a population of more than 8.8 million inhabitants across the state’s…

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Third Millennium help prevent tailgating Allianz Insurance


Avanza Intelligent IT & Security has installed Fastlane turnstiles at the Head Office of insurance company, Allianz Insurance Plc. The project was designed to improve overall security and prevent unauthorised pedestrian access via tailgating and collusion Part of the project involved the installation of six, DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant lanes of Fastlane Glassgate 150…

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Keeping Students Safe at University


University campus buildings and student accommodation facilities are complex infrastructures and, with so many security requirements, it can be difficult to keep on top of them and the challenges they impose. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses how to ensure the security and safety of the students of today and tomorrow. Many UK…

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The 101 on fire door safety responsibilities


Fire door safety can often be a minefield. Knowing the many different standards and regulations that affect the use of fire doors, which can often be complex and sometimes contradictory, can be tough.   To name a few, there is the ‘Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order’ (RRFSO) that details the responsibilities of the so-called ‘responsible…

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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors makes investment in new Salvagnini technology

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has invested in a number of new technologies at its Lisburn manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland. Two new Salvagnini systems are set to help enhance the site’s manufacturing capabilities, including improved lead times, increased productivity and reduced environmental…

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