Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 29/07/16
Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 29 July 2016
Global Access Control Market to reach almost $10 billion by 2022
According to the latest reports by ReportsnReports, the access control market is expected to grow from $5.92 billion (2015) to $9.80 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.49% during the forecasts period. The fastest-growing products of the market are electronic locks. North America is predicted to be the region with the largest market share.
(PR Newswire, 25/07/2016)
Stay safe while playing Pokemon Go
While Pokemon Go fever is taking over the world, the Association of British Insurers warns that the some players make themselves vulnerable to accidents and even crime and sets up three guidelines for safe “hunting and catching”. ““Playing Pokemon Go shouldn’t mean letting go of your senses. It’s important to remember that mobile phone users should always have their wits about them, drive carefully and watch out for hazards.”
(Professional Security Magazine, 28/07/2016)
Trust as a barrier to digital identification
Our phones carries all our professional, personal and financial data but why can’t we store our actual identification in the same way? Lack of trust is an answer in most cases, citizens fear “Big Brother”. Specialists say that it’s time to say goodbye to our old school thinking and and shows adventures of iIDs.
(The Guardian, 25/07/2016)
Are body worn cameras a solution to our safety?
Following the latest attacks and shooting, many questions have been asked about how to improve security and provide better evidence documentation to help solve the cases. In the USA over the last couple of years, the number body worn cameras has massively grew and is now being used by 1/3 of of American police departments. “The development of body worn solutions was born out of the need to satisfy the growing demand for added surveillance with remote access to live video and GPS location information in overt and covert environments.”