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Why Sustainable Solutions Are Vital for the Security Industry's Future

Why Sustainable Solutions Are Vital for the Security Industry’s Future

By Rhys Richardson, Business Development Director – CLD Systems  In an era marked by growing environmental consciousness, industries are actively seeking innovative ways to embrace sustainability. However, one sector that has often been overlooked in this context is security. Nevertheless, a transformative shift is currently underway, reshaping the security industry’s

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FAST-GROWING SECURITY FIRM WINS CONSTRUCTIONLINE GOLD STATUS

The fastest-growing security company in the UK has once again been recognised for its industry-leading standards with a gold accreditation from Constructionline, the country’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services. Swindon-based SSGC was awarded with the highest honour from the coveted platform following a

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Top Security Technologies That Every Building Designer Needs To Know

45 million square feet of commercial property is built annually in the UK. Commercial building designers aren’t going out of business any time soon – unless they fail to provide functional and attractive designs. As well as ensuring that their designs are attractive and functional for businesses and commercial customers,

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TLJ Security Systems Celebrate Excellence

From humble beginnings TLJ security systems have come a long way in the 10 years since the business was incorporated, with the team having built a solid and diverse customer base across the construction industry. In excess of 1,000 builders, contractors, architectural practices, facilities managers, hotels, student accommodation and residential

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Prevent Fire from Spreading on Construction Sites

Every year construction sites and buildings undergoing refurbishment work catch fire, which results in workers being injured, destroyed properties, and unexpected costs that some businesses might never recover from. This is why it is important that protective fire measures are put in place to protect a construction site. Implement the right

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Innovative Escape Door System from Abloy

Abloy UK, the security expert, has launched an innovative Escape Door System (EDS) that offers easy access and egress, while ensuring compliance, security and the ability to implement dynamic lockdown procedures. EDS provides a compliant solution for an escape door when read-in / read-out access control is specified, combining the

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Interserve Secures £41.4m Contract for Leeds SEMH Schools

Interserve has secured £41.4 million worth of contracts to build new school facilities for children in Leeds with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. Leeds City Council has developed a new strategy to provide specialist SEMH education facilities. New learning centres will replace the existing ‘behavioural, emotional and social

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5 reasons FMs shouldn’t be too worried about the DynDNS attacks

A couple of years of boundless optimism about the Internet of Things has been tempered by the recent DynDNS attacks. Suddenly thought pieces are proclaiming that the IoT might be set for an early death, with consumers, businesses and facility managers fearful of the potential security risks to their data

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London Sees Systems that Save Construction 60% on Security Costs

A dramatic switch from human guards to cost-effective smart technologies has been the trend in site security during the past year. Recent schemes carried out by the construction specialist, VPS Site Security, have shown savings of more than 60% in security budgets, which have provided an improved, comprehensive security net

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

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Why Sustainable Solutions Are Vital for the Security Industry's Future

Why Sustainable Solutions Are Vital for the Security Industry’s Future

By Rhys Richardson, Business Development Director – CLD Systems  In an era marked by growing environmental consciousness, industries are actively seeking innovative ways to embrace sustainability. However, one sector that has often been overlooked in this context is security. Nevertheless, a transformative shift is currently underway, reshaping the security industry’s approach to sustainability. The journey to transform the security industry into a sustainable powerhouse is not without its challenges. For CLD Systems the primary hurdle lies in garnering support from its stakeholders and ensuring that sustainable solutions are viewed as valuable investments rather than burdensome costs. Overcoming this obstacle requires collective efforts to integrate sustainable practices throughout the industry, promoting product reuse and longevity, while dispelling the misconception that sustainability compromises profitability. Driving the security industry towards sustainability requires designing sustainable products and solutions from project inception and allocating adequate budgets for them. By embedding sustainability as a core consideration, the industry can proactively implement sustainable solutions on a wider scale. Achieving this vision requires collaboration among all stakeholders and a commitment to challenging the status quo. The increasing priority placed on sustainable solutions by customers across various industries has begun to influence the security sector as well. While larger projects have made notable strides in adopting sustainability, there remains untapped potential for smaller ventures. CLD Systems, the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of rigid mesh fencing and security gates, showcases its commitment to sustainable solutions with the integration of its On-Ground FenceSafe product during the construction phase of projects. Made with a 100% recycled base and 78% recycled steel, this product serves a dual purpose. It can be used during construction and then converted into a permanent fenceline or easily deployed on the next project, showcasing the versatility of such solutions and promoting positive sustainable outcomes. By utilising recycled materials, CLD Systems not only showcases the versatility of sustainable solutions but also significantly reduces carbon emissions and waste generation, making a positive impact on the environment. The On-Ground FenceSafe is positioned directly on the ground, eliminating the need for physical tools, streamlining operations whilst minimising resource consumption. This approach effectively minimises environmental impact and lowers carbon emissions. The shift toward sustainability in the security industry is driven by customers’ heightened awareness of environmental issues and their desire to align their projects with sustainable values. This growing demand underscores the changing landscape of customer expectations, where sustainability is a crucial factor in decision-making processes. More clients are now seeking BREEAM excellence, the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for sustainable built environment. This places a significant responsibility on CLD Systems as manufacturers to challenge the status quo and provide innovative, sustainable solutions. To achieve this, CLD Systems collaborates with contractors who operate zero-to-waste schemes, further reinforcing its commitment to sustainable practices. In response to the ever-evolving nature of the security sector, CLD Systems has emerged with a solution that aligns with sustainable principles: rental options. This approach offers clients greater flexibility while minimising waste. The RiseMaster HE Barrier, an automatic boom arm barrier system powered entirely by solar energy, exemplifies this commitment. Featuring primary and secondary photovoltaic panels, it eliminates the need for road crossing control cabling during installation, reducing environmental impact and carbon emissions. With 24/7 solar autonomy and zero carbon emissions over a 10-year life cycle, it sets a new standard for sustainable security solutions. The integration of Bluetooth connectivity reduces the reliance on physical tools, streamlining operations and minimising resource consumption. As the security industry aligns itself with the broader environmental movement, CLD Systems’ commitment to offering rental solutions and solar-powered innovations paves the way for a greener and more secure future. By embracing collaboration, innovation, and sustainable product design, the industry can make a significant impact in addressing environmental challenges while meeting customer demands for a more sustainable and secure world. To find out more about CLD Systems’ products, please visit: www.cld-systems.com Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals 

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FAST-GROWING SECURITY FIRM WINS CONSTRUCTIONLINE GOLD STATUS

The fastest-growing security company in the UK has once again been recognised for its industry-leading standards with a gold accreditation from Constructionline, the country’s most connected and progressive provider of procurement and supply chain management services. Swindon-based SSGC was awarded with the highest honour from the coveted platform following a deep dive examination into its policies and procedures. The gold status demonstrates to potential buyers on the platform that the organisation has been subjected to increased scrutiny around governance and risk management. David Stubbs, CEO of SSGC, said: “The gold status really demonstrates our commitment to carry out all facets of work to the highest standards and our dedication towards the industry and its clients. “Quality management, the best possible terms of employment for our staff and ensuring our suppliers adopt to our inclusive culture is something we take great pride in here at SSGC, so we are thrilled that our practices and procedures are being recognised on such a national scale.” To secure the accreditation, the team had to demonstrate excellence through a rigorous process of validation checks, within environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies. SSGC was also able to showcase the business and its team met the requirements of an extended verified pre-qualification questionnaire including equalities and diversity, environmental management and quality management. Constructionline is a leading platform that allows buyers and suppliers to optimise performance, minimise risk and realise opportunities. Through it, buyers can expect to simplify and speed up their search, validation and purchasing decision processes considerably, improving resource and cost efficiency. For more information about SSGC, visit www.ssgc-net.com or search for SSGC on social media.

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Top Security Technologies That Every Building Designer Needs To Know

45 million square feet of commercial property is built annually in the UK. Commercial building designers aren’t going out of business any time soon – unless they fail to provide functional and attractive designs. As well as ensuring that their designs are attractive and functional for businesses and commercial customers, building designers must also ensure they design building security with functionality and aesthetics. So, which security technologies do building designers need to ensure their buildings are attractive and functional? This guide is designed to help building designers ensure tight security that does not interfere with the look and usability of the building. Keep reading to learn about the top security technologies every building designer needs to know. Integrating Video Security And Access Control Building designs can be complex, making it difficult for security camera installers to find optimal camera placement and ensure no blind spots. Building designers can ensure that the camera system in the building captures the identity of all visitors by installing video security integrated with access control. If you have a camera at your building’s entrance, you can capture high-quality footage of your visitors and ensure there is no way for any user to enter the building without being caught on film. Integrating video security and access control creates the potential for streamlined and user-friendly identity verification. With any access control system, there is always the chance that an unauthorised third party could steal mobile credentials, keycards, or fobs from building occupants and use them to enter the building without triggering an alarm.  Identity verification eliminates the possibility of any user entering the building without confirmation that they are who they claim to be. Building security staff will be able to view access logs and video surveillance feed on a single interface in a more user-friendly approach to security. If you did not integrate video security and access control in your building design, then building security staff would have to correlate data from different sources and match timestamps to investigate incidents involving stolen access credentials. You could even consider installing identity verification software to automate the process, creating a system that will never permit users to enter unless AI confirms their identity. Regarding access control and video security, you can choose to integrate two different technologies or merge them into a single device. A video intercom reader offers high-definition video and touchless access control in one unified tool. Since this is a cloud-based solution, building security staff can view security data remotely on a mobile application and receive alerts when a potential security event is detected. Want to know the best thing about a video intercom reader? It has a minimalist design and will seamlessly fit with the rest of your building’s design. The reader is a compact device that will not be an eyesore in your new building. Reducing Security Hardware When designing a building with security in mind, designers decide whether to opt for a cloud-based, on-premise, or hybrid security system. If you choose an on-premise security system, you must be prepared to allocate space for servers. You will also need to design how the security system wires will travel throughout the building layout. On-premise systems are generally the most reliable and provide fewer outages. However, they can be expensive and time-consuming to maintain. On the other hand, you could consider investing in a cloud-based security system. With a cloud-based security system, you do not need to allocate space for server rooms. Nor do you need to plan out how you will wire the system. Cloud-based systems are wireless and do not require hefty servers. Additionally, they facilitate remote operation and the remote observance of security data. Many building designers are choosing to opt for a hybrid approach, as it combines the strengths of each security system. There will be fewer servers and thus less demand for space. Additionally, you can operate a hybrid system remotely and access security data from anywhere. Hybrid systems offer the reliability of an on-premise system while reducing the amount of security hardware necessary to keep the system running. Using Seamless Access Control Systems Building designers aren’t just responsible for improving the visual appeal of the building – they must also ensure that the building is convenient for users and provides clear pathways for evacuation procedures. Building designers should consider the benefits of commercial door entry systems to ensure that building security does not interfere with the daily activities of building users. Modern cloud-based access control systems do not require keycards and fobs. So, building users will not need to replace their fobs if they lose them. Instead, they can simply download access credentials and store them on their mobile devices. When users need to enter the building with their mobile credentials, they can do so without touching anything – or even removing their mobile device from their bag or pocket. They can enter with nothing more than a wave of their hand. So, if the user is carrying shopping bags, boxes, or even hot cups of coffee, they can enter quickly and conveniently. Touchless entry also ensures smoother evacuation procedures. The access reader will have built-in motion sensors. The reader will remotely communicate with the user’s mobile device when the motion sensor is triggered. The reader uses three separate modes of communication (WiFi, cellular, and Bluetooth) to ensure that there is no failure and the user can enter on their first attempt.  If users can enter the building so effortlessly and seamlessly, you will be able to ensure your building design isn’t just attractive but entirely functional and user-friendly. Summary Cloud-based technologies are the future of effective building design and security. The technologies listed above can help you to design a future-proof building that supports easy entry and tight security. You can also make the building design and security installation process more practical by eliminating the need for wires. Consider which technologies provide the best solution to your building design difficulties.

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TLJ Security Systems Celebrate Excellence

From humble beginnings TLJ security systems have come a long way in the 10 years since the business was incorporated, with the team having built a solid and diverse customer base across the construction industry. In excess of 1,000 builders, contractors, architectural practices, facilities managers, hotels, student accommodation and residential developers have specified TLJ for their access control needs. They install and service tens of thousands of electronic locks every year in the UK. A true British success story, TLJ has been family owned and run since the very beginning. From its base in East Yorkshire the company designs, manufactures, installs and services its own range of electronic locks and access control products. They’re especially proud of their service proposition, enhanced by keeping their installation and aftersales operations fully in-house. Things move quickly in the access control industry, and the past 10 years have seen many changes. This has been reflected in TLJ’s product range: less reliable biometric ‘fingerprint’ locks and older magnetic keycard technologies have been replaced by up-to-date contactless electronic locks and access control readers, all for security. Becoming increasingly popular is TLJ’s Mobile Keys system: replacing physical keys with the end user’s smartphone, opening locks via secure mobile app. This cutting-edge tech is especially popular in student accommodation developments where residents stay for the longer term. However, many leading hotels and ‘collective living’ projects are also adopting this technology as part of a ‘mobile first’ approach for their customers. Looking ahead, TLJ will be expanding their security range with design-led electronic locks tailored for high-end residential developments and, ingeniously, locks suitable for non-standard doors such as those often found in the leisure industry. “I sometimes have to pinch myself to believe that TLJ have been around for 10 years. From our very humble beginnings we’ve grown into a business that all of us here can be truly proud of. Sure, it’s been hard work but overall there have been many more hits than misses. The team has grown and continues to do so, but we’re in no rush to expand our numbers for the sake of it; I firmly believe in quality over quantity when it comes to employing really talented people,” said TLJ Managing Director, Luke Martin. “We’ve punched above our weight and continue to do so, and this is in no small part down to our ethos of managing every stage of the process, from product design to aftersales. We keep everything in-house at TLJ and know that service is king, something which is reflected in the frankly superb feedback we receive from clients. But we’re not resting on our laurels: we know the marketplace is changing and technology moves apace so we’re ‘future proofing’ our product and service offering to better meet our customers’ needs going forward. Here’s to the next 10 years!”

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Prevent Fire from Spreading on Construction Sites

Every year construction sites and buildings undergoing refurbishment work catch fire, which results in workers being injured, destroyed properties, and unexpected costs that some businesses might never recover from. This is why it is important that protective fire measures are put in place to protect a construction site. Implement the right products A crucial step to prevent a fire from spreading is implementing the correct safety products, with fire extinguishers being one of the most life-saving products that one can have on site. Fire extinguishers should be located at identified fire points around the site and should be appropriate to the nature of the potential fire: Wood, paper and cloth – water extinguisher Flammable liquids – dry powder or foam extinguisher Electrical – carbon dioxide (C02) extinguisher Consider how to detect fires Although a standalone alarm unit may be sufficient for a smaller site, as a construction site grows, there is a higher risk of a fire breaking out. By installing fire detection and wireless alarm systems, one can ensure workers are alerted in the event of such an incident. Carry out thorough staff training It is so important to ensure staff are confident when using any type of fire safety equipment – they need to know what risks to be aware of and what actions to take in the event of a fire. All new employees should also receive fire safety training. Review and update your risk assessment According to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), a ‘responsible person’ must carry out, and keep up to date, a risk assessment and implement appropriate measures to minimise the risk to life and property from fire. The HSE recommends following these five steps when carrying out the risk assessment: Identify hazards: consider how a fire could start and what could burn Identify those at risk: employees, contractors, visitors and anyone who is vulnerable Evaluation and action: consider the hazards and people identified in 1 and 2 and act to remove and reduce risk to protect people and premises Record, plan and train: keep a record of the risks and action taken. Make a clear plan for fire safety and ensure that people understand what they need to do in the event of such an incident Review: your assessment regularly and check it takes account of any changes on site.    

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Innovative Escape Door System from Abloy

Abloy UK, the security expert, has launched an innovative Escape Door System (EDS) that offers easy access and egress, while ensuring compliance, security and the ability to implement dynamic lockdown procedures. EDS provides a compliant solution for an escape door when read-in / read-out access control is specified, combining the three components required for BS EN 13637 (electronically controlled escape door systems for doors along escape routes). Moreover, the system offers Blocking with a fail-unlocked locking element that does not require any mechanical input to operate and intelligent Control that allows connection to fire alarm systems or other building control systems to ensure escape in an emergency. The Trigger unit also incorporates a key-switch and a push button that tells the controller to release the locking mechanism to allow safe escape. “The importance of emergency escape systems is often underestimated because such events are relatively rare, but getting it wrong can lead to the loss of life, substantial fines and even custodial sentences,” said Caroline Jones, OEM Product Manager at Abloy UK. Understanding the importance of being able to quickly restrict access in response to threats, Abloy launched EDS in order to provide dynamic lockdown, allowing specific zones that may be at risk within a building to be cordoned off, while still allowing escape. Models available include the EDS 1386 No Delay Terminal – Surface Mounted Escape door 24 V DC, and the EDS 1386 T1 Delay Terminal – Surface Mounted Escape door 24 V DC. Furthermore, Abloy offers free Academy courses, including Foundations and Foundations Plus, to provide training of the highest standard on compliant locking solutions, with dedicated facilities for presentations and hands-on practical training. “Security products and systems are always implemented to protect some form of asset, but at Abloy UK we firmly believe that the most valuable asset is life – which is why we offer products such as the EDS as well as pioneering education of life safety standards with our free Academy courses,” concluded Caroline.

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Interserve Secures £41.4m Contract for Leeds SEMH Schools

Interserve has secured £41.4 million worth of contracts to build new school facilities for children in Leeds with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. Leeds City Council has developed a new strategy to provide specialist SEMH education facilities. New learning centres will replace the existing ‘behavioural, emotional and social difficulties’ (BESD) provision and pupil referral unit (PRU) provision, and will be delivered by Wellspring Academy Trust, the only ‘outstanding’ rated provider of SEMH provision in the north of England. Three construction contracts in different areas of the city have been awarded to Leeds D&B One, a subsidiary of Interserve. Leeds D&B One was set up specifically to build schools for Leeds City Council. Previously, Interserve has worked on Leeds ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme. Through Leeds D&B One, Interserve has a contract worth £14.3 million to redevelop the former Merlyn Rees High School site in Belle Isle, located in the south of the city; a £13.0m contract at the former East Leeds Family Learning Centre; and a £14.1m contract to redevelop the Tinshill pupil referral unit in the north of the city. Work on the three new buildings will run concurrently, with the accommodation due to be ready during the 2017/18 academic year. Back in July, when the council, committed to the investment, Cllr Lisa Mulherin, executive member for children and families, said: “This hugely significant investment in world class facilities, support and education for those young people in our city with social, emotional and mental health needs is long overdue. “It will enable more young people’s needs to be met closer to home, and save them from having to travel out of the city to access the learning environment they need. This new specialist provision will radically improve the learning, support and outcomes for some of the city’s most vulnerable children, replacing old, unsuitable buildings with specially designed learning places, which are fit for the future.”

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5 reasons FMs shouldn’t be too worried about the DynDNS attacks

A couple of years of boundless optimism about the Internet of Things has been tempered by the recent DynDNS attacks. Suddenly thought pieces are proclaiming that the IoT might be set for an early death, with consumers, businesses and facility managers fearful of the potential security risks to their data and environmental controls. While we should all be more vigilant about the security of our digital data, this sort of prophesying is jumping the gun. Like disasters in other parts of our infrastructure, these attacks ultimately serve as a lesson that should inform the creation and use of IoT devices going forward.   Consumers are a likelier target When you think of IoT in the home, you think fridges and washing machines. These devices are built to massively varying standards and would be expected to last half a decade or more. Microsoft has ended software support for operating systems used by tens of millions of people after less than a decade. The influx of Smart TVs was an early indicator of this problem. Early adopters will have found that many of the included apps don’t even exist anymore. This is not to mention the litany of smaller devices that are indulgently being connected to the internet, from the more reasonable – heating and baby monitors – to ‘smart’ toothbrushes and piggy banks. So many models are created with such different specifications that it simply isn’t cost effective for manufacturers to keep them all up-to-date through their entire lifecycle.  Combine this with a propensity to leave routers insecure for convenience or through a lack of technical knowledge, and consumers make a far bigger target for access and appropriation than security conscious businesses. DDoS =/= data breach The devices in this distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) were hijacked with the intention of harnessing their power to send data, not to access it. These volumetric attacks bombard data with the aim of shutting a website or network down, but this is purely disruptive. With the tools they used to auto-locate and access vulnerable devices across the internet, it would be obstructively difficult to figure out what belonged to who. With a large enough shield it is possible to deflect even the biggest attacks. Cloudflare is an example of a DNS company which also provides businesses with the capability to ward off attacks of this magnitude. In Layman’s terms, this kind of attack is rarely deployed to steal data, only to soften up a website and stop people from accessing it. The more destructive effects of hacking are generally harder and involve fewer devices, which makes them easier to trace. You can protect against it While consumers tend to ignore updates, you definitely shouldn’t. Integrate updates as part of your security strategy, and make sure you only allow internal access to IoT devices. The Internet of Things connected to a BMS can be more like an Intranet of Things, with devices only reporting to an internal hub with its own stronger protection. Increasingly cloud solutions are allowing DNS enabled IoT devices to update themselves, and learn from others across the manufacturers’ network (you may have seen Tesla’s cars doing this to improve their self-driving capabilities). In this case a large portion of security responsibility is ceded to bigger companies who are better equipped to deal with it. And if someone gains access to one device that doesn’t necessarily mean they can do anything to the wider network, or even do much with that device, depending on what the backend is capable of. Indeed, many of the same tools hackers use can also be wielded against them. Services like Shodan, which allows you to search the web for unprotected IoT devices, also allow you to check your own systems for weaknesses.   AIl developments are improving network security Deep learning is allowing systems to be reactive and adapt to threats, and means of protecting against these kinds of attacks are improving. Innovative solutions like Netflix’s Chaos Monkey randomly stress-tests their colossal network, while multiple DNS providers allow them to mitigate risk by spreading the damage. And as algorithms and better mobile processors boost the capabilities of smart devices, they will stop simply carrying out orders given to them and reporting in on it and start making more decisions for themselves. This has the potential to bar certain dangerous inputs against human interference, based on their readings of the surrounding environment. Much of the talk around regulating the dangers of AI is about so-called Guardian AI – machines keeping tabs on machines. This may well be the future of network security; ‘stupid’ networks of sensors with a more intelligent and capable overseer, reacting to attacks in the same way an onboard computer might dodge lasers on a sci-fi spaceship. LiveScience already describes a ‘code jam’ event where a system was breached and patched its own vulnerability in under 15 mins. In a DDoS attack the weight of numbers will always be a difficult barrier, but in more substantive hacks a smart enough system could fight off bigger forces with relative ease.   Attacks will bolster the IoT Security experts have long warned that the IoT could open up vulnerabilities in networks. Following an attack of this scale, it’s fair to say governments and businesses will be pushing for greater safeguards. Several manufacturers of devices used in the attacks have already owned up and issued updates, encouraging users to install them, including one major manufacturer in China. Given the size of the country, its manufacturing output and the growing demand for consumer goods, this is a vital area for IoT expansion and security. The ability to use botnets should scare China as much as anyone else, as should the ability to compromise networks in a country that values its Great Firewall and the integrity of its national network. Devices will improve their storage/processing power, utilising stronger security protocols and better checks on access attempts. They will be sent out with unique admin passwords much as

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London Sees Systems that Save Construction 60% on Security Costs

A dramatic switch from human guards to cost-effective smart technologies has been the trend in site security during the past year. Recent schemes carried out by the construction specialist, VPS Site Security, have shown savings of more than 60% in security budgets, which have provided an improved, comprehensive security net 24/7 at lower cost. Costain, GallifordTry, Carillion, Taylor Wimpey and Murphy are among the household names in the construction industry who are deploying CCTV systems to improve security, while also cutting costs, and the technologies are being shown at this month’s London Build, at Olympia on October 26 and 27. Systems such as JCB Smart Towers, that combine the latest cameras with wireless networks, sensors and power sources, can protect even the most challenging environments such as highway construction, day and night, from the safety of a monitoring station. Managing Director at VPS Site Security, Simon Alderson, commented: “Guard patrols have been the traditional approach to secure sites. But a surge in technological developments have proven themselves in recent years, so that better 24/7 protection and safety can be achieved alongside dramatic cost savings. “Mobile patrols may still be required, but even they are much more efficient when deployed with the support of towers, as they can help target problems quickly and efficiently.” The CCTV systems are also being used as safety tools and for traffic management, which add an extra layer of health and safety protection for construction workers and the public alike, which provides both a safety audit and deterrence to taking risks. One example of such a system, the JCB Smart Tower, is being shown at London Build, Olympia, this month on stand F81. Earlier in the year, VPS launched a social media campaign to warn of the risks of playing on construction sites during the summer.

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