Monthly Archive for November, 2015

Shard owners ramp up security after Greenpeace stunt

Zaun Shard ProtectionSpecialist CCTV with intruder detection systems were installed at the tallest building in the European Union after protesters climbed to the summit.

Six Greenpeace activists, all of them women, scaled the iconic Shard in London and unfurled a flag with “Save the Arctic” on it to protest against plans to drill in the Arctic by the oil company Shell.

The Prime Minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, inaugurated the 95-storey 310m building on 6 July 2012 in a ceremony attended by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Continue reading...

DVS Ltd take home the gold at the 2015 Fast Growth 50 awards

dvs2DVS Ltd, the UK’s fastest growing multi-brand distributor of electronic surveillance products, have won the fastest growing firm in business-to-business services having been shortlisted in 3 categories at the 2015 Fast Growth 50 awards.

On the 6th of November the accolade was awarded in recognition for the company’s growth of 297.7% between 2012-2014 making DVS the fastest growing B2B company in Wales. Overall DVS placed 9th against Wales’ largest firms in the fastest growing businesses list having placed 24th last year.

The awards ceremony took place at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff. Managing Director, Shaun Bowie and Sales Director, Scott Douglas took to the stage to accept the awards and in true DVS style managed to take a selfie with attending delegates raising a glass and smiling in the background.

DVS were also shortlisted for the fastest growing firm in Cardiff and fastest growing medium to large business and was the 5th time DVS have been included in the Fast Growth 50 list.

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Gas network turns to prison style security

zaunOne of the UK’s largest gas distributors has specified prison-style double skin steel mesh and special fence toppings to secure its gas distribution network across the north of England.

They have turned to the Zaun group and its HiSec DualSkin and Flexible Steel Topping (FST) products.

The distributor delivers gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses and around 6.7 million individuals in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire through a vast network of 37,000km of gas pipes – enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney, Australia and back again! Continue reading...

FLIR Announces identiFINDER R200 Pager-Sized Radiation Identification Tool

flirWILSONVILLE, OR – November 16, 2015 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the identiFINDER® R200, the latest addition to its industry-leading identiFINDER R-Series handheld radiation detection and identification tools. Intended for use by state and local law enforcement agencies and first responders, the wearable identiFINDER R200 delivers American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.48 compliant identification at a price that enables more first responders to perform immediate front-line detection and response during a radiological event.

At less than one pound, the lightweight identiFINDER R200 is fully compliant with the ANSI N42.32 Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) standard and boasts a compact and rugged design to wear on a belt without burdening the officer. It also provides continuous radiation monitoring during routine traffic stops, high visibility events, and in mass transit or critical infrastructure entry control points, without requiring any user interaction.
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DVS Ltd appoint high calibre Finance Director to assist with vast growth

dvsDVS Ltd is the UK’s fastest growing multi-brand distributor of electronic surveillance products. They have recently recruited Tim Goodson as finance director to maintain and manage their rapid growth.

Tim’s role as finance director was created as a result of Jemma Bowie taking a side step in the business to become the organisational development director. Tim is a qualified chartered accountant and spent 7 years at PwC and has 10 years’ experience at director level within SMEs. He is also a Vice Chairman of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer trustee director for the Welsh Football Trust.  Continue reading...

Zaun opens gates to Thames Water

zaunPerimeter fencing expert Zaun has installed trackless bi-folding automatic speed gates at a Thames Water administration building.

The vehicle gates – which incorporate live-monitored safety edges, dual height safety photocells and manual-disengaging vertical infill bars – have replaced old rising arm barriers at Kemble Court, Thames Water’s Operations Management Centre in Reading.

Zaun also installed an adjacent pedestrian turnstile with a passage for bicycles and integrated the installation into existing fencing with 1.8m high HiSec fencing. Continue reading...

Biometric reader simplifies finger print access control

videx23rd November 2015: Today Videx launched a new biometric standalone access control reader for residential, commercial and public buildings across the UK.

Ideal for small offices, nurseries, schools and private residential dwellings, the B100 readers are designed to provide greater access control by using biometric technology to manage entry. This means that entry into and out of an area relies on a person’s unique characteristics, in this instance their finger print, rather than the requirement to carry a fob or remember a PIN number. Continue reading...

Videx Golf Day Raises Over 12k for Cerebral Palsy Charity

VIDEXCHARITYVidex Security, who have been supplying and manufacturing access control systems for 30 years, hosted its annual charity golf day in September for the 18th year running.

The event, which takes place at Old Fold Manor in Hertfordshire, is held annually to raise awareness and funds for The Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. The charity is a specialist treatment centre that aims to improve the quality of life for children so that they are healthy and active, and can participate in everyday life to the best of their ability. Continue reading...

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications

TRANSPORTEXPOThe recent growth in the number of UAVs – from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions – has been truly exponential. From a security perspective, it’s a phenomenon that presents both opportunities and threats. Whether it’s a port or a train station, a stadium or a border, UAVs can provide an instant 360-degree aerial view of any facility that needs to be protected. At the same time, however, they can be used to subvert traditional security safeguards.  Continue reading...

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