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When airpower is not enough

As the U.S. led military coalition

against the Islamic State of

Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

firms up, it is gradually dawning on an

unwilling and war weary public that

ISIS will not be defeated by airpower

alone. ISIS is not a conventional army

with a command and control structure,

sophisticated communications systems

and a logistical train that can be

identified and taken out piece by piece

with cruise missiles and laser guided

bombs. Theirs is a far looser structure

with improvised units, logistics and

communications, which is far more difficult to identify and destroy.

The best we can hope for from airpower is to take out the heavy weapons

when they are located and probably more importantly to deny ISIS the ability

to move around, by destroying targets on the roads. This is vital to stemming

their advance whilst giving friendly forces the opportunity to regroup,

recover and eventually drive them back. However, given the size of the area

concerned and the pitifully low level of commitment in terms of aircraft, even

this is asking a lot.

Public reluctance to get involved in yet another Middle Eastern war is

perfectly understandable, but the chaos in the Middle East is largely a

mess of our own making, firstly by starting the Iraq war in 2003 and then by

withdrawal before we’d properly fixed the mess we’d created.

If we don’t commit the people, the money and the resources necessary to

stop them now, like a cancer, ISIS poisonous ideology will spread across the

region and the world!

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Planning for

safe building


By Markus Niederberger, Business Development Manager, Building Technologies Division, Siemens

Researchers and building technology experts at Siemens are working together to develop solutions that allow

buildings to be evacuated safely and efficiently. They have developed complex simulation technologies that

proactively detect where hazardous situations can occur during building evacuation. Siemens now offers building

operators a service that analyzes their properties. Using this knowledge they can initiate corrective actions in a timely

manner. What’s more, by coupling building automation and safety and security systems, it will be possible to intervene

during evacuations to control the required measures, for example in case of fire.

ThIn a fire or other hazardous

situation, airports, train

stations, office towers

and large hotels need to be

evacuated quickly and safely.

But how can this be managed

in an emergency? And how can

large properties be evacuated

systematically and in anorderly

manner to proactively prevent

panic situations?

One prerequisite is the ability

to reliably predict the expected

crowd movements – a complex

task. To this end Siemens has

developed simulation software

that forecasts the movement

of flows of people and test

evacuation scenarios. Where and

when can critical situations be

anticipated during an evacuation?

The objective is to ensure these

situations never even occur, and

to reduce the evacuation time


Ten times faster than in real time

An innovative calculation method

forms the basis for the new Crowd

Control simulation software

developed by Siemens Corporate

Technology (CT). Analyzing every

person and all their interactions

with others would quickly exhaust

computing capacities. Instead,

Siemens researchers rely on an

aggregating process. Rooms

are divided into individual cells

equal to the space occupied

by one person. The behavior










of empty and occupied cells is

defined using force fields. Exits

and destinations can be added, as

well as obstacles such as parked

cars or fire. In terms of effect,

objects are valued differently from

people, and individual behavior

is differentiated from group


The Siemens model can thus

simulate how groups of hundreds,

thousands, or tens of thousands

of people behave – at a rate ten

times faster than their speed of

movement in real time. Linked

with real information from

surveillance cameras, the

Crowd Control software can

predict crowd movements up

to five minutes in advance. This

allows response teams to gain

valuable time and mitigate critical

situations through targeted


Crowd Control makes new

buildings safer…

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But the new software not only

helps prevent escalation right

before a potential disaster. As

an analysis and planning tool, it

enables architects to develop safer

designs for buildings with high

foot traffic.

The Siemens Building

Technologies Division offers

evacuation simulation as an endto-end

consulting service. The

service includes the full spectrum

of analysis, from data collection

and preparation, to the generation

of reports, to the interpretation of


Based on CAD data of the

building structure, the software

automatically generates a 3D

model. Other elements such as

gathering points, defined routes

and doors with one-way access

complete the data model. The

next step is to add individual

persons and groups and how

they typically gather and move

in buildings and to simulate the

evacuation process. The software

calculates and visualizes the

possible evacuation routes as

well as the expected volume of

people in 2D or 3D. It even takes

into account that some individuals

will move counter to the flow of

the evacuating crowd, such as first

responders who need to get to

the source of a fire.

Points prone to dangerous

situations can be identified right

during the planning process for

a building. These bottlenecks

can then be alleviated through

appropriate construction


...and optimizes existing buildings

and systems

Crowd Control can also be useful

when refurbishing or repurposing

a building.

Building operators often ask

themselves how pending

renovations or scheduled events

will impact the evacuation

scenario. The new consulting

service from Siemens can

quickly identify whether existing

rooms and escape routes meet

requirements, such as those

prescribed by law. Crowd Control

is also able to simulate the effect

of obstacles on the evacuation.

The program automatically takes

into account what alternative

routes are available if a particular

escape route is suddenly blocked.

The following example illustrates

such a scenario. One of the three

stairwells in an office building is

temporarily locked and cannot

be used as an escape route. The

simulation shows that as a result

evacuation would take three times

longer. Not only because the total

route is longer, but also because

the capacity of the remaining

stairwells is barely adequate to

accommodate the larger number

of people, which in turn causes

massive delays.

In addition, the knowledge gained

from the simulation can be used

to optimize existing safety and

security systems. Based on the

simulation results, a voice alarm

system can issue predefined

announcements and indicate the

best escape route for the situation.

Virtual training for first


In addition to its usefulness as

an analysis and planning tool,

Crowd Control is also a good

training tool. It is true that safety

and security officers, evacuation

aides and floor managers are

trained for emergencies. However,

a “real” building evacuation is a

very stressful situation, especially

if bottlenecks occur or blocked

stairwells need to be dealt with.

There are also environments in

which emergency training cannot

generally be performed because

the buildings are never without

foot traffic. Airport terminals

are a prime example. For such

environments Crowd Control

is a useful tool to virtually train

evacuation aides because the

software can be used to generate

training videos.

Different Siemens buildings in

Germany have already been

evaluated using the Crowd

Control tool. Initial customer

projects are currently in the

planning phase. In general, the

building evacuation consulting

service from Building Technologies

is particular useful for companies

that manage buildings with

hundreds of employees or that

lease their properties to third


Dynamic evacuation in case of fire

Siemens plans to integrate

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Crowd Control into the building

automation systems from

Building Technologies. This will

allow the evacuation process

to be managed by proactively

controlling the escape routes in

a building. Siemens experts are

currently working on such dynamic

fire safety solutions – intelligent

response systems that respond to

hazardous situations dynamically

and can guide persons away from

the danger.

These solutions emerged from

the often inadequate directives

for building evacuation. “If panic

breaks out, the nearest exit is not

so easy to find,” says Christian

Frey, innovation expert at the

international headquarters of

Siemens Building Technologies

Division in Zug. Intelligent

information technology can lend

assistance here, such as through

mass text messages (SMS) or voice

alarms, warnings on the computer

screens of employees, messages

on large digital screens in

stairwells and corridors, or arrows

on smartphones that point to the

shortest and safest escape route.

Siemens has already deployed its

mass notification solution in the

USA and will be introducing it in

Europe shortly.

At the same time, sensors

record the flows of people in this

scenario. “This allows intelligent

building systems to detect early

on if a specific escape route is

at risk of overload. People are

then directed to alternative

escape routes so they can exit

the building quickly and safely,”

explains Frey.

Forecasting using virtual fires In

the future, building management

systems could even be linked

directly to the fire department’s

computer system. Rescue

personnel would then receive

a digital facility map that not

only identifies the source of

a fire but also the direction in

which it is spreading. Simulation

experts at Siemens CT have

already developed a method to

precalculate the spread of a fire

in different types of buildings.

They set a “virtual fire” to study

the different effects on various

environments, building types and

equipment. Are the rooms empty

or furnished? Do they contain

highly flammable or fire-resistant

materials? What are the walls

and floors made of? Where is the


This information can be used to

accurately predict the spread

of a fire – an invaluable tool for

any crisis response team to take

the necessary steps quickly and

effectively. Beyond that, Siemens

experts want to go even further by

developing simulations for floods,

explosions, earthquakes and


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International Cyber-

Security Organization

(ICSO) announced that it is in

initial pilot stages of assessing

the use and needs of a ICCD

(International Cyber Crime

Database) for alerting and

assisting the Cyber-Police across

borders to join forces in the

combating of international Cybercrime.

The need for such a cyber-crime

database will facilitate a Private

- Public Partnership across the

EU to assist global policing on

catching cyber criminals from

all corners of the world. The

initial support and request from


lead to advanced stages of the


CYBERPOL believes that policingagencies

across the globe, cant

interact without the necessary

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the lead in the acquisition of the

IPO to such crime data base. The

growth of the cyber space has

lead to the change of the “cyber

border’ and many is not properly

defined in the case of law at

present. CYBERPOL is presently

working on the cyber policing

legal framework for submission to

the European Commission in

the near future.

Cyber crime has cost the

European economy as

much as 1.2 Billion euro

in the past year and critics

said that they support

the idea that CYBERPOL

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Moon LinkedIn page that were

subsequently shut down. It’s

clear that CYBERPOL is here to

stay and all officers are invited to

join CYBERPOL in aid to fight the

cyber crime that effects us all.

According to EU researchers, it is

estimated that that there were as

much as 180,000 official victims

of cyber-crime in the last year in

the European Union alone. The

CIB Director Generals Office of

CYBERPOL indicted that this

number is on the clime and will

cost the European Union billions

Euros if left un-attended for much

longer. The need for a cyber legal

framework in partnership with

CYBERPOL has never been more

needed than now.

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Border Security Resilience

and the Ebola virus - a

threat to National Security

across Africa and for the

international community

President Barack Obama has called the Ebola outbreak in West Africa “a threat to global security” He has called on

other countries to step up their response, as a worsening outbreak would lead to “profound political, economic and

security implications for all of us”.

He continued by saying the outbreak had reached epidemic proportions in West Africa, as the disease “completely

overwhelmed” hospitals and clinics and people were “literally dying on the streets”.

The announcement came as UN officials called the outbreak a health crisis “unparalleled in modern times”.

BBC September 17th 2014

The current Ebola outbreak

has been the most serious

since the 1970s and is

optimistically expected to take

many months before under


The Cross border issues

associated with such an outbreak

require collaboration on a

grand scale and planning which

is capable of providing and

delivering the necessary level

of resilience to ensure that the

outbreak is contained.

However with no known cure to

the Ebola virus we should at our

peril not forget that less than 100

years ago the 1918 flu pandemic

(January 1918 – December 1920)

was an unusually deadly influenza

pandemic, the first of the two

pandemics involving H1N1

influenza virus. It infected 500

million people across the world,

including remote Pacific islands

and the Arctic, and killed 50 to

100 million of them—

three to five percent of

the world’s population—

making it

one of the

deadliest natural

disasters in human


In this feature

John Baker

Head of Global

Operations for the

National Security

and Resilience


(NS&RC) and Mike

Fuller MBE Head

of the NS&RC

Resilience & Olympic Legacy

Directorate examine what the

United Kingdoms Olympic Legacy

means to the National Security

and Resilience sector, both in the

United Kingdom and globally.

They then examine how The

Ebola outbreak offers a practical

insight in how ‘Legacy Resilience’

expertise can be applied in a

practical scenario.

“Wherever there is good design you

will find a civilised and progressive

society “ Graham McCallum Designer

What is the Olympic Legacy

The London 2012 Olympic Legacy

is the longer-term benefits and

effects of the planning, funding,

building and staging of the

Olympic and Paralympic Games

in summer 2012. It is variously

described as:

• economic – supporting new

jobs and skills, encouraging trade,

inward investment and tourism

• sporting – continuing elite

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success, development of more

sports facilities and encouraging

participation in schools sports and


• social and volunteering –

inspiring others to volunteer and

encouraging social change

• regeneration – reuse of

venues, new homes, improved

transportation, in East London and

at other sites across the UK.

What the Olympic Legacy means

to UK plc

At the time the UK Prime Minister

said that the Olympics had been

a “massive self-confidence boost”

about “who we are as a country

and what we stand for”.

The Prime Minister said Lord Coe,

who led the UKs planning, had

“done a brilliant job delivering the

best Games ever”, adding: “Now

I want him to help me deliver the

best Olympic legacy ever.”

After the Olympics Mr Cameron

told the BBC there was a “huge

opportunity to build the legacy for

the Games.

Lord Coe said he was “very

happy” to drive the legacy

forward but it was not a “one- man

mission” and the “whole nation”

had to support its values.

In the context of national security

the resilience planning which

occurred for the Olympics was

complex, challenging and leading

edge in terms of how the many

stakeholders eventually worked so

successfully together.

The failure by G4S to deliver

on the recruitment of security

personnel is an excellent exmple

of how a catastrophic failure by

a key commercial partner had

already been factored into the

resilience planning by the Olympic

“Resilience is the ability to sustain an effective

operation even in the face of a natural or

man made catastrophic failure within a social,

business, geographical or business system . “

Mike Fuller MBE Former Olympic resilience lead

Resilience team.

The G4S situation was evident

some18 months prior to the

Olympics, a resilience strategy

was created and modelled

. This can now of course be

viewed as a part of the brilliance

of the Resilience teams modus

operandii as a effective and well

rehearsed plan was immediately

implemented , the army deployed

and all bases covered..

The expertise acquired during

this process facilitated the team

from Great Britain leading the

planning for the Brazil 2014 World

Cup and for engagement in the

resilience planning for energy,

medical and cross border security

sectors .

The Ebola Outbreak Cross Border

Security and Resilience Planning.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa

is the world’s deadliest

to date since 1976

when it was first

seen, and the World

Health Organization

has declared an

international health

emergency as more

than 2600 people

have died of the virus

in Guinea, Liberia,

Sierra Leone and Nigeria

this year.

The United States has now

deployed several thousand troops

and committed massive resource

as President Barack Obama has

confirmed that it is now a threat to

global security .

What is Ebola?

Ebola is a viral illness of which the

initial symptoms can include a

sudden fever, intense weakness,

muscle pain and a sore throat,

according to the World Health

Organization (WHO). And that is

just the beginning: subsequent

stages are vomiting, diarrhoea

and - in some cases - both internal

and external bleeding.

The disease infects humans

through close contact with

infected animals, including

chimpanzees, fruit bats and forest


It then spreads between humans

by direct contact with infected

blood, bodily fluids or organs, or

indirectly through contact with

contaminated environments.

Even funerals of Ebola victims

can be a risk, if mourners have

direct contact with the body of the


The incubation period can last

from two days to three weeks,

and diagnosis is difficult. The

human disease has so far been

mostly limited to Africa, although

one strain has cropped up in the


Healthcare workers are at risk if

they treat patients without taking

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the right precautions to avoid


Bushmeat - from animals such as

bats, antelopes, porcupines and

monkeys - is a prized delicacy in

much of West Africa but can also

be a source of Ebola

It was first discovered in the

Democratic Republic of Congo in

1976 since when it has affected

countries further east, including

Uganda and Sudan. This outbreak

is unusual because it started in

Guinea, which has never before

been affected, and is spreading to

urban areas.

From Nzerekore, a remote area

of south-eastern Guinea, the virus

has spread to the capital, Conakry,

and neighbouring Liberia and

Sierra Leone.

A man who flew from Liberia to

Lagos in July was quarantined on

his arrival and later died of Ebola

- the first case in Nigeria. One of

the nurses who treated him and

an official who came into direct

contact with him have since died.

The medical charity Medecins

Sans Frontieres (MSF) says the

outbreak is “unprecedented” in

the way the cases were scattered

in multiple locations across

Guinea, hundreds of kilometres

apart, and says it is a “race against

time” to check people who come

into contact with sick people.

The current outbreak is killing

between 50% and 60% of people


There are no vaccines, though

some are being tested, along with

new drug therapies. The WHO

ruled in August that untested

drugs can be used to treat

patients in light of the scale of the

current outbreak.

It is not known which factors

allow some people to recover

while most succumb. The new

medical interventions such as that

provided to aid worker William

Pooley who made headlines

when he was flown to London for

treatment after contracting the

Ebola virus while volunteering

in a Sierra Leone hospital are

experimental, however they do

offer hope..

Patients with Ebola frequently

become dehydrated. They

should drink solutions containing

electrolytes or receive intravenous


MSF says this outbreak comes

from the deadliest and most

aggressive strain of the virus.

Nigeria, with 12 confirmed Ebola

cases so far, said yesterday it

has placed over 200 people

under surveillance for the deadly

disease, trying to limit an outbreak

that’s killed more than 2461

people in West Africa.

Nigeria is the fourth country where

Ebola is reported, following its

spread in Guinea, Liberia and

Sierra Leone. At least 5000 people

have been infected throughout

West Africa, the World Health

Organization has reported and

they are preparing to deal with


Countries in the region are

strengthening security at

borders, and more airlines are

discontinuing flights to some

affected countries, further isolating

them. The actions come after a

top official from Doctors Without

Borders said it will take months to

curb the outbreak, while the WHO

said its’ running tally of Ebola

cases and deaths underestimates

the numbers medical workers are


“We are not talking weeks; we’re

talking about months to get an

upper hand on the epidemic,”

Joanne Liu, international president

of Doctors Without Borders, said

in a news conference last week in


Liu, whose organization has almost

700 health workers in West Africa,

said a turnaround may take six to

nine months and called for more

help by global health groups.

She said others need to “step up

to the plate” in aiding the four

countries battling the virus.


Resilience is “The capacity of

an organisation to prepare for,

respond and adapt to incremental

change and sudden shocks, in

order to survive and prosper”.

Resilience is essential to the

sustainability of any organisation’s

operations. Assuring that

timely and effective information

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exchange to support proactive

decision-making is coupled with

individuals understanding their

roles and responsibilities provides

the assurance that the organisation

is resilient.

The benefits of an integrated

approach to Resilience Planning


* Minimising Risks. The ability to

categorise risks and to develop a

shared understanding of the full

scope and impact of all risks..

* Managing Resources. The ability

to identify the most appropriate

resources to plan and prepare for

all eventualities and to respond

rapidly and effectively to incidents.

* Maintaining Reputation. Ensuring

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These items can impact upon

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In the case of dealing with

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The Olympic legacy team and

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ECIPS Issues



Border Alert

for ISIS


The European Centre for

Information Policy and

Security (ECIPS) issued a

extensive alert to borders after

the announcement of President

Obama recently to proceed with

Airstrikes against ISIS targets.

The ECIPS President Baretzky said

that this warrants an immediate

alert to border police to bring

awareness throughout the EU

and its allies in contagement

to the risks associated with this

decision. President Baretzky said

that Borders are not adequate

protected and ISIS will exploit new

ways to infiltrate the states of the

EU and US.

Should ISIS play the “The Trojan

Horse” as it may, then this could

be a huge vulnerability according

to ECIPS and it could lead to more

aggression and retaliation of ISIS.

The main problems surrounding

the ideologies of ISIS is that it is

not been here for decades but for

centuries and it’s a psychological

warfare long in advanced stages.

A kind of cancer that needs to be

rooted out according to some


Baretzky said that the dogma

of Obama’s statement “ It will

not involve American combat

troops fighting on foreign soil,” is

vastly underestimated and urged

their departments to do proper

homework before assuming

that ISIS will be under control.

The Belgium Jewish Museum

Shooter incident of May this year

in Belgium is one example of the

pre-staging of ISIS. ECIPS warned

on numerous occasions that this

incident has deeper tentacles,

and as it turned out, the Belgium

Jewish Museum Shooter was a

‘ISIS Torturer’ in Syria as revealed

by media recently.





Centre for


Policy and



control and a ISIS database is vital

for the security of Europe passport

control offices. “

Obama risks trying to solve a

fundamentally political problem

by military means will only escalate

some predicts. The problem

at present is that nobody really

knows how many ISIS members

there are within eth EU or the

USA. the number could be

in the thousands. President

Baretzky said the danger with this

“Obama methods” are that one

cannot kill a believe with fire and

ammunition. The problem with

ISIS is that it is based on a religious

ideology and perception of how

the world should look like rather

than a methodology of violence

and war.

“Thus we have to be logical and

tackle these problems by its roots

rather than coming to hastily

conclusions of how to react, if not

then it could in fact perpetuate the

problem rather than changing it,

Baretzky said.”

According to the ECIPS there

could be as much as 5000

Europeans involved in fighting

with ISIS and as much as several

hundred US citizens. President

The President of ECIPS, Ricardo

Baretzky said that. “We need to

step up security now at Borders,

before it’s too late. A proper ID

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incorporating Critical Information

Infrastructure Protection

4 th -5 th March 2015

The Hague, Netherlands

The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural through

climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities, either

physical or cyber attacks, means the need to continually review

and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these

growing demands.

The European Union is developing its policy on critical

infrastructures in relation to the European Programme for Critical

Infrastructure Protection (“EPCIP”) which considers measures

that will enhance, where necessary, the level of protection of

certain infrastructures against external threats.

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe brings

together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies

and governments to debate and collaborate on securing Europe’s

critical infrastructure.


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Opening Keynote Presenters:

- Mr Opstelten, Minister of Security & Justice,

The Netherlands

- Mr Fernando Sánchez, Director General,

National Centre for Critical Infrastructure

Protection (CNPIC), Spain

Speakers include:

- Benny Jansson, Deputy Head Strategic

Analysis Section, Swedish Civil Contingencies

- Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Unit – Secure

Infrastructure and Services, European Union Agency

for Network and Information Security – ENISA

- Mauro Facchini Head of Copernicus Services

Unit, DG Enterprise and Industry, European


- Andrew Wright, Head of Industrial Resources

and Communications Services Group (IRCSG),

NATO Operations Division

- Michele Minichino, Coordinator of Critical

Infrastructure Protection Program, ENEA

- Ilias Chantzos, Senior Director, Government

Affairs EMEA, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor,


Leading the debate for securing Europe’s critical infrastructure

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Safe Travel

and Events

You could be at risk of breaching your duty of care under health and safety legislation if you don’t know where your

staff are, and an accident should happen, says Mubin Chowdhury, Health & Safety Consultant at Wolters Kluwer, looks

at the obligations on employers.

It’s essential then that employers are aware of their health and safety obligations towards staff that work away from

their normal workplace, either for all or part of their work.

As long as your employees

are at work and you have

a contract of employment,

you’re responsible for their welfare

no matter where they are. This

includes ensuring their welfare on

business travel and at company


Business travel

Under the UK Health and Safety

at Work Act (1974), if you have

a contract of employment with

staff, you are obliged to ensure

their welfare as far as “reasonably


Even though this Act only applies

in the UK, under common law,

you have a duty of care to your

employees anywhere in the world.

You have a duty to make certain

that staff are insured, that they

check in on a regular basis, and

have the correct vaccinations

when visiting tropical countries.

Wherever your employees

are travelling, you also need

to assess potential risks and

take appropriate measures to

minimise them. If the risks are well

known and the necessary control

measures are easy to apply, this

can be a simple procedure.

In a low-risk environment, it might

simply require a phone call from

staff to say they have arrived

safely. But it really depends on the

individual situation. Employees

working on their own can be more

vulnerable, for example.

The Foreign & Commonwealth

Office (FCO) can advise on

particular overseas threats. If

employees are travelling to areas

known to present risks to tourists

and business travellers, you may

need to take extra security steps -

this might even include consulting

a specialist security agency.




& Safety


at Wolters


Work events

You are also responsible for

the safety of your staff at work

organised events or meetings

outside their usual workplace.

If you have organised an away

day, for example involving high

risk adventure activities such as

rock climbing, you will need to

ensure adequate safety briefings

and training is given to staff and

any company used to organise

the event are competent. Keep a

record of all measures taken.

If you have up-to-date health and

safety policies, procedures and

arrangements in place you will

reduce your exposure. You will

need to be able to demonstrate

due diligence if an employee is

injured and you end up in court.

For more information about your

health and safety obligations visit

the Health & Safety Executive


For information on travelling

overseas, visit the FCO website.

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of Critical


to Flooding

“A warmer climate, with its increased climate variability, will increase the risk of both floods and droughts”

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Humanity has always battled

the elements in one form

or another, but the sheer

amount of fresh water melting into

the seas from the ice caps and

thawing permafrost have serious

implications to millions of people


As worldwide temperatures rise,

the likelihood of precipitation

falling as rain rather than snow

increases, and that has a direct

impact on our rivers and seas

causing a knock on effect as

rivers burst their banks from pure

inundation of rainwater and sea

storms and surges overwhelm low

lying coastal areas.

Whatever the direct cause of the

flooding, the effects are multiplied

by the vulnerability of our critical


Lack of flood response plans,

protecting our critical infrastructure

can cause catastrophic results that

can leave thousands homeless,

without power, water or access to

emergency services.

Also, the cost to a country is likely

to be counted in millions in repair

costs, insurance and lost revenues.

The most obvious form of

protection would be to ensure

that critical infrastructure, be

that power plants, fresh water

supplies, emergency services,

telecommunication systems,

etc are located away from flood

plains, coasts, sea ways, and

rivers. However this is not always

practical, so the best protection

is to use existing technology to

provide flood defences to protect

and secure these vital resources

from the considerable damage

that flood water can cause.

Obviously all critical infrastructures

cannot be protected, all the time;

however measures can be put in

place to protect infrastructure on a

speedy basis as and when a threat


J&S Franklin have built upon

their experience and successes

of DefenCell MAC, a new range

of geotextile lined welded mesh

gabions used initially in a force

protection role to provide ballistic

protection, blast mitigation

and HVM vehicle barriers, and

adapted it to be used in an

environmental flood protection

role in a new product, DefenCell

MAC FE Flood Fighting Barrier.

The system has recently

undertaken testing with the

US Army Corps of Engineers,

Engineer Research and

Development Center (ERDC)

in Vicksburg, USA producing

excellent results - “the fastest

construction times” and “lowest

seepage figures” of any product

in its class.

Early in 2004, Congress tasked

the U.S. Army Engineer Research

and Development Center (ERDC)

to “devise real-world testing

procedures for “promising

alternative flood-fighting

technologies” Through the

General Investigation Research

and Development Program,

ERDC conducted research and

developed a laboratory procedure

for the prototype testing of

temporary barrier-type floodfighting

structures intended to

increase levels of protection

during floods.

Companies that manufacture

Flood Barriers were invited to

bring their product to the test

facility, and set up using either

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their own staff, or ERDC staff, and

once testing has commenced no

adjustments to the structure is


The DefenCell MAC FE flood

fighting barrier system for the

purposes of this testing procedure

consisted of a series of wire-mesh

baskets (gabions) partially lined

with a geotextile fabric. For the

units tested, five baskets were

connected together to form one

unit. The wire mesh panels were

joined together with wire coils,

and multiple units were joined

together just by dropping a metal

pin through overlapping coils.

Installation of the roughly 84-ft

5-in.-long barrier took a crew of 4

men 16.1 man-hrs, including one

man operating a small skid-steer

loader to fill the units with sand.

Static water seepage rates at a

basin depth of 1 ft, 2 ft, and 2.85

ft were 0.04, 0.08, and 0.13 gpm/

ft, respectively.

The units easily withstood wave

action, debris impact, and


The only damage during the

debris impact test was two wires

on the gabion slightly bent by

the log impacts. There was no

damage to the functionality or

reliability of the barrier.

Disassembly and removal took

4 men 1 hr 2 min to remove the

barrier. Compared to a sandbag

barrier of similar height and

length, the DefenCell MAC FE

barrier took less than one-tenth as

long to erect, two-thirds as long

to remove, had lower seepage

rates at all water levels, had less

damage, and required no repairs.

This is the second DefenCell

product to be tested at ERDC

and the MAC FE joins the

lightweight non-metallic DC2

Barrier in the list of approved

flood protection products.

Developing plans for critical

infrastructure protection is

imperative for the protection of

our critical infrastructures from


In the UK, the National Grid now

has a 1.7km mobile flood defence

system in place which can be

deployed to substations anywhere

in the country within 12-24 hours

and all new substations and gas

compressor stations are designed

to be resilient to a 1 in 1,000-year

flood event. However, some

fifty-seven substations in the UK

were also identified as potentially

vulnerable to flooding.

Flooding is identified as one of

the ongoing and principal risks

to the UK’s critical infrastructure

and a plan requires resources

and procedures to be in place for

the rapid response of robust and

approved systems.

In 2012 a DefenCell Flood

Wall System was deployed in

Smithland Kentucky, USA, to save

the town from an imminent record

flood surge.

The town of just 400 estimated

that they had just 75 hours to

prepare for a record surge in river

levels, and protect itself from the

Ohio River.

“Based on (calculation) and

communication with EOC

(Louisville District Emergency

Operations Center), we

determined there was insufficient

time to fill and place sandbags,

and that the DefenCell Wall

System was the best choice to

stay in front of the rising water,”

geotechnical engineer Steven

Shifflett said.

Within 24 hours of receiving a

call, DefenCell delivered three

miles of Flood Wall units that,

once installed, would provide

almost four feet of additional

flood protection barrier to a key

stretch of the levee in Smithland.

As a testament to DefenCell’s

ease of use, within an hour of

delivery to Smithland, small

volunteer teams were able to

start placing, connecting and

filling, the DefenCell Flood Wall

systems, and within the first three

hours they achieved an installation

rate of 20+ units per hour. In

this short period they installed

the equivalent to over 22,000


The DefenCell barriers remained

solid throughout the surge and

the town was saved from flooding.

J&S Franklin have recently sold 80

units (1200 ft) of DefenCell MAC

FE 2 to the U.S. Army Corps of

Engineers, St.Louis, USA.

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Morpho presents world’s fastest contactless fingerprint scanner at Global

Identity Summit

Morpho (Safran) today

announced the commercial

launch of Finger On the

Fly®, the world’s fastest

contactless four finger

scanner. Using advanced

imaging technology, this

innovation simultaneously

captures four fingerprints

from a single wave of

the hand. Finger On the

Fly® will be on display at

the 2014 Global Identity

Summit in Tampa, Florida

from September 16-18

(booth #301). Finger on

the Fly® simultaneously

delivers high security

through multi finger

matching, and extremely

fast touchless convenience.

Delivering high-resolution

fingerprint capture in less

than one second, Finger

On the Fly® is also the

market’s fastest contactless

biometric device. Finger

on the Fly® ensures that

markets and industries

which necessitate truly

touchless operation

can now also benefit

from the world’s leading

fingerprint technology

from Morpho. Finger On

the Fly® is ideally suited

for applications such as

border control at airports,

access control at sensitive

and high traffic sites, flow

management and a wide

range of other situations

where high speed

enrollment and matching,

as well as convenience

and security are a priority.

“We are excited to

revolutionize the fingerprint

identification solutions

market with this new

product. Our teams have

worked tirelessly to this end

and we are truly proud of

this achievement,” stated

Thomas Chenevier, Senior

Vice President, Products

and Innovation at Morpho.

“As a world leader,

Morpho is committed

to continually innovate

and advance biometric


Axis expands its physical access control offering with a card reader

The new AXIS A4011-E

Reader is a joint

cooperation between

Axis Communications

and ASSA ABLOY and

is designed to work with

AXIS A1001 Network

Door Controller.

Axis Communications,

the world leader in

network video, today

introduces AXIS

A4011-E Reader.

The reader has an

ergonomic design with

an illuminated keypad

and clearly identifiable

symbols. It supports

touch-free entry with

most entry card formats

and is suitable for both

indoor and outdoor


“Since the launch of

our successful AXIS

A1001 Network Door

Controller, we’ve had

many customers ask

about a door reader

from Axis”, says Ola

Jönsson, business

development manager,

Axis Communications.

“With the introduction

of AXIS A4011-E

Reader we are now able

to provide a feature-rich

and future-proof door

reader suitable for most

installations. The reader

is based on proven

technology from ASSA

ABLOY, a company

with great experience

in readers and access

control solutions.”

The new AXIS A4011-E

Reader has an intuitive

user interface with

illuminated symbols and a

sound indicator to clearly

display the status and

communicate with the

user. The keypad features

backlight illumination and

durable stainless steel


The AXIS A4011-E is a

future-proof and generic

reader that supports

several different card

formats in order to

meet specific system

requirements. It can

handle two different card

formats simultaneously,

which simplifies system

expansion and enables

easy migration from

one card technology to


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Cambridge Pixel Supplies Radar Tracker to Blighter for Korean Demilitarised

Zone (DMZ)

Cambridge Pixel a

developer of sensor

processing and display

solutions, has supplied its

radar tracking technology

to Blighter Surveillance

Systems for use as part of

a persistent surveillance

capability along the

Korean Demilitarised

Zone (DMZ), a buffer zone

running 250km across

the Korean peninsula and

separating North and

South Korea.

Cambridge Pixel’s

software tracker has been

optimised for use with

the Blighter B400 series

long-range electronicscanning

radars to provide

target track identification,

heading and speed as

well as multi hypothesis

tracking to reduce

nuisance alarms.

The tracking software

receives radar detections

from the Blighter radar

and correlates information

across multiple scans to

create tracks that describe

the position and dynamics

of targets of interest. The

tracks are then reported

Further 2 SOTER RS Body Scanners sold for installation at detention

centres in Netherlands

Netherlands based

security manufacturer,

OD Security announced

today that a further two

SOTER RS Through-Body

Scanners have been

sold to the Ministry of

Justice, for installation

at detention centres for

illegal immigrants in the


This delivery means

back into the BlighterView

HMI command and

control (C2) software


Mark Radford, CEO of

Blighter Surveillance

Systems, said,

“Cambridge Pixel’s

tracking technology

is best-in-class. It

provides accurate target

information and is fully

parameterised, highly

configurable and supports

multi hypothesis tracking

to improve tracking

efficiency and minimise

false alarms in the extreme


that now all three Dutch

Immigrant Detention

Centres; Rotterdam, Zeist

and Schiphol will have the

body scanners to check

both visitors and staff for

contraband in an effort to

reduce items like drugs,

tobacco, weapons and

cell phones from being

smuggled into them.

The scanners have been

The Blighter radars work

24 hours a day, 365 days

a year, monitoring the

4km-wide DMZ for any

human, vehicle or lowflying

aircraft incursions,

including UAVs/drones.

The radars are deployed

along the DMZ, in one

of the world’s most

mountainous countries

with environmental

extremes of -30ºC in

winter and a humid +40ºC

in summer.

“Cambridge Pixel’s

engineering team is

technically competent

and highly responsive

purchased to address

the concerns of Amnesty

International and other

human rights groups

about the use of strip

searches in detention

centres. Now, for the first

time, visitors, detainees

and staff will be offered

the choice of a body

search or a scan using the

SOTER RS Through-Body


and we are currently in

discussion with them to

further optimise the tracker

for the DMZ project,”

added Mark Radford.

“Our radar is uniquely

suited for operation in

extreme weather and

hilly/rocky terrain due to

the combination of our

PESA electronic-scanning,

Doppler and FMCW

technology – Cambridge

Pixel’s tracker adds another

string to our bow!”

Blighter Surveillance

Systems delivers an

integrated multi-sensor

package to systems

integrators comprising

the Blighter radars

plus cameras, thermal

imagers, trackers and

software solutions. Its

ITAR-free systems are used

worldwide in commercial,

government and defence

markets in area and

asset protection for

national border security,

homeland security, critical

infrastructure protection

such as airports, coastal

surveillance, and in military


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CCTV reduces incidents of crime by half in major food chain

The UK’s fifth biggest

grocery retailer, The

Co-operative Food, has

reported a 50 per cent

reduction in reported

incidents of crime after

upgrading its incumbent

analogue video

surveillance to a modern,

digital IP system.

Axis Communications

products were used in

the installation – Atul

Rajput, the company’s

regional director, northern

Europe said: “It’s clear

the CCTV plays a major

part in reducing theft. We

continually survey many

UK retailers and frequently

find that more than 85 per

cent of them say CCTV has

led to a direct reduction in


“However, the quality of

the footage is vital for a

successful prosecution.

We’ve found that nearly

two-thirds (64 per cent) of

UK retailers plan to adopt

IP surveillance. These

systems not only bring

HD-quality images that

drastically increase the

likelihood of a prosecution,

they also open the door

to the use of business

intelligence analytics that

significantly increase the

return on investment.”

Explaining The Cooperative

Food’s drivers for

the project, Atul continued:

“We were approached by

our partner, Kings Security,

and by The Co-operative

Food to help transition

the retailer away from a

range of diverse analogue

surveillance systems,

inherited mainly through

a substantial acquisition

programme, to a cohesive,

future-proof solution that

would unify the retail

estate onto one centralised

control platform, and

implement a substantial

asset renewal programme.

“A key priority for The

Co-operative Food, was

that the new surveillance

system must measurably

increase the wellbeing of

staff and reduce shrinkage

in high-risk stores. The

solution also needed to be

effective, but unobtrusive.”

Graham Watt, loss

prevention manager at

The Co-operative Food,

added: “Our stores trade

from 6am to 11pm across

very mixed-demographic

locations. Some sites are

higher risk than others.

We needed a system that

would cope with disparities

in each location, could be

easily scaled up or down as

necessary, and that would

connect the estate on one

integrated platform.”

The final installation

incorporated Axis’ compact

fixed dome cameras and

high performance video

encoders, controlled by

a Milestone Professional

operating system,

operating on a Razberi


Live surveillance footage

from each store is streamed

to a central control room

and monitored by a

dedicated operator at

Kings Security. With the

AXIS P8221 Network I/O

Audio Module, staff can

communicate directly

with the control room via

an incident button and

operators can both listen to

and broadcast messages

in-store. Each external

camera was fitted with

Axis’ unique ‘Lightfinder’

technology, allowing them

to deliver clear and precise

picture quality – even in the

dead of night.

Steve Evans, commercial

director at Kings Security,

said: “We have a 24-hour

manned control room,

with a dedicated operator

monitoring up to 20 stores.

If an incident occurs or a

staff member anticipates

that a situation may

escalate, they can alert the

operator. When locking-up,

colleagues can request that

operators survey the area,

using the cameras to scan

and identify any potential


Axis’ camera’s wide angle

view allows fewer units

to be used to deliver full

coverage of the shop

floor and sensitive areas,

and assist store layout

changes – for example,

during special promotion

periods or sales seasons.

Axis cameras have also

helped fulfil the retailer’s

central aim of improving

the welfare of its staff and

shoppers, thanks to the

camera’s discreet and

compact design.

“Security should never be

obtrusive,” said Graham.

“The system Kings Security

and Axis have delivered

provides an effective

deterrent for thieves, yet

is subtle and effective

enough to ensure that

customers and colleagues

feel protected, not


Following the installation,

The Co-operative

Food reported a 50

per cent reduction in

reported incidents of

crime and a significant

reduction in unrecorded

loss from attractive

commodities. Following

a staff engagement

survey, an average 34

per cent increase in the

‘perception of safety in the

workplace’ was reported,

as measured against the

previous year. The system

has been so successful

that it has already been

used to support criminal

prosecutions across the


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GuardTrax Pioneers Milestone Video Integration Connecting Security

Officers with Mobile Alert-Confirm-Respond Technology

SGuardTrax announces the

completion of a gamechanging


of the GuardTrax

officer phone app with

Milestone XProtect® video

management software

(VMS). This solution

delivers unique threat

alert, identification, video

verification, resolution

and reporting capabilities

for security guarding

companies, mobile patrols

and in-house units.

The relationship between

GuardTrax and Milestone

Systems is built on the

premise that platinum-level

security involves physically

present and mobile

security personnel and

surveillance equipment

- all brought together

via open platform video

management software.

Guarding companies

whose officers use the

GuardTrax app integrated

with Milestone XProtect

video gain entry into the

new era of technologybased


For customers, the

connection to the VMS

platform expands alerts

with video verification

and real-time situational

awareness, enhancing

their security investment.

Installing channel partners

gain new sales and

integration opportunities

through close collaboration

with the guarding company

universe, GuardTrax and


Rich Pekmezian, CEO

of GuardTrax, says:

“GuardTrax recognizes

the significant role of the

security officer in providing

thorough security with

physical response always

at the ready. Our app is the

connection between the

security officer, surveillance

equipment and video

management. GuardTrax

and Milestone see a strong

partnership that is critical to

provisioning today’s most

effective blended security


With this integration,

the Milestone Mobile

client and GuardTrax app

are downloaded to the

Android devices used

by the mobile officers.

GuardTrax alerts are also

seen in the XProtect®

Smart Client display at

central operations or being

shared with other security

professionals. Officers can

also generate incident

reports from their devices

while on the move.

Reinier Tuinzing, Strategic

Partner Alliances Manager

at Milestone Systems, says:

“The industry has reached

an inflection point realizing

the need for more than

just persons on location.

Mobile security officers

also need alerts with video

verification to substantiate

what is happening, where,

and how best to respond

to incidents.”

Every security incident

or situation has a

beginning and an end.

Some incidences can

be avoided while those

that cannot need to be

resolved quickly and

properly. The GuardTrax/

Milestone integrated

solution provides

real-time capture

and consolidation

of critical security

threat data that can

then be analyzed

and acted upon

to bring about

optimal resolution.


interviews with

C-level execs in the

guarding industry

reveal that guard

companies today

must empower their

officers and

supervisors in a


fashion. Gone are the

days of just sending an

officer to a property with

a notepad and flashlight.

The research indicates

that the GuardTrax app

improves officer efficiency

while lowering the cost

base to provide premium

guarding services. The


integration further aligns

guarding companies with

technology delivery so they

are poised to realize new

sales opportunities.

“Success for the channel

is all about expanding

business with new and

innovative solutions to

offer the customer. The


integration enables new

service levels for guarding

companies to be on

the leading edge, and

customers gain the rewards

of safer environments,”

says Tuinzing.

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Axis announces innovative new surveillance solution with full 360° overview

and detailed zoom

Axis Communications have

launched an outdoor-ready

360° network camera that

integrates seamlessly with

the AXIS Q60-E Series

of PTZ dome network

cameras, providing

a unique surveillance

solution. With a single click,

operators can optically

zoom in on details of

interest with high precision

while at the same time

being able to maintain

an overview of large

areas of up to 20.000m²

(215,000 sq. ft.) – about

the size of four football

fields. This makes the AXIS

Q6000-E ideal for critical

infrastructure and city

surveillance applications

such as monitoring of public

squares and car parks and

other open areas.

“The AXIS Q6000-E

addresses the need

for a simple way to

monitor a wide area and,

simultaneously, be able to

optical zoom in on details,”

says Erik Frännlid, Director

of Product Management,

Axis Communications.

“The seamless integration

with AXIS Q60-E Series

of outdoor PTZ cameras

provides a smart, innovative

and space-efficient

solution offering new and

unique video surveillance


This new product will open

up new opportunities

to solve a common

problem, for example in

the city surveillance field

where there is a need for

both a PTZ camera to

provide detail, and for a

full overview camera to

cover the entire area. A

single click on any object

in AXIS Q6000-E, using

the one-click PTZ control

feature, will trigger the AXIS

Q60-E allowing operators

to optically zoom in on the

specific object of interest.

The use of two screens

gives a full 360° overview

from AXIS Q6000-E, and a

zoomed-in view from AXIS

Q60-E, providing operators

with a high level of detail

while simultaneously

being able to maintain

an overview of the entire

monitored area.

AXIS Q6000-E provides

multiple, individually

configurable video streams

in H.264 compression to

greatly optimise bandwidth

and storage without

compromising image

quality. Motion JPEG is also

supported for increased


Dutch manufacturer Trikke Europe presents a brand new solution for

effective patrolling

An easy to use threewheel

electric scooter

with long range and low

weight, which is also

quickly stowed in any car.

For security services, the

new special model “Trikke

EV6 Security” is perfect,

because rounds on

spacious grounds will take

only a fraction of the time

compared to patrolling

on foot. The new vehicle

will be presented to the

public for the first time in

Essen this week.

The Trikke (pronounced

Trike) is a great success

in many countries. So far

the use on German roads

was prohibited due to the

lack of approval. Recently

the Trikke has been

TUV approved and the

firsts are riding around

already. The launch of a

new Trikke model on the

German show is therefore


The vehicle from aircraft

aluminium weighs only

22 kg. It can therefore be

easily carried up a flight

of stairs, it can ride in the

elevator, on an escalator

and can be folded like an

umbrella with two handles

to be transported in a

car over longer distances

to other locations. The

driver has both feet firmly

on the foot platforms

above the rear wheels.

The throttle and brakes

are like a Scooter/Moped,

which is - unlike other

vehicle concepts – very

easy and intuitive to ride.

Up to 25 km / h with a

range of up to 35 km.

Around 10cts of electricity

costs has been calculated

by the manufacturer.

An LCD cockpit informs

the rider about all

operating modes. And

within 5 hours, the battery

is charged at any electrical

outlet - it is removable,

so that the patrolling

officer can use the Trikke

practically around the

clock. The EV6 is supplied

complete with street

lighting including mirror

and flashlight, siren and

Security optics. Individual

customization is possible.

World Security Report - 21


FLIR Systems has announced today

that the FLIR ONE thermal imaging

accessory for smartphones will be

available for order online this week

The award-winning FLIR

ONE is a lightweight

accessory that transforms

an iPhone 5 or 5s into a

powerful thermal imager.

When paired with its

iPhone app, FLIR ONE

displays live infrared

imagery that allows the

user to see the world from

a thermal perspective.

FLIR ONE detects invisible

heat energy, giving

consumers the ability

to “see” and measure

minute variances in

temperature. FLIR ONE

enables a host of practical

solutions for consumers

-- from detecting energy

leaks at home to seeing

in complete darkness. For

the first time, FLIR ONE

brings powerful energy

saving and situational

awareness capabilities to

a smart phone platform.

Integrating FLIR’s groundbreaking

Lepton® thermal

imaging micro-camera

core plus a visible camera,

the FLIR ONE provides

FLIR’s patented MSX®

Technology that brings

sharp detail to the thermal


“After the positive

reception received in the

United States, we are

excited to offer FLIR ONE

to European customers,”

said Andy Teich, President

and CEO of FLIR Systems.

“FLIR is committed to

providing the world’s sixth

sense by bringing thermal

imaging to consumers in

an affordable, easy to use


FLIR ONE enables users

to see at night, detect

intruders, and see through

light fog and smoke.

FLIR ONE detects a wide

range of temperatures and

has a spot temperature

measurement display.

Users can capture either

photos or videos and

share them via text,

email, or social media

through the FLIR ONE

app, which is available

in the Apple App Store.

In addition, a variety of

artistic and functional

FLIR ONE supporting

apps are available in the

Apple App store that

allow users to take closeup

photos, time-lapse

video, panoramic photos,

and hybrid thermal plus

visible-light images.

Thales has been selected by

Aéroports de Lyon for the supply,

integration and support of the new

airport operation control centre of

the “Lyon Saint-Exupéry” airport

The Airport Operation

Control Centre (AOCC)

which will equip the

airport, is designed to

meet the evolving needs

of modern airports like

“Lyon Saint-Exupéry”. The

AOCC is an innovative

and advanced integration

platform which combines

operations management

and security systems into

a seamless solution, thus

addressing the complexity

of managing complicated

airport environments.

Thanks to its innovative

process optimisation

solution, Thales’s modular

and scalable AOCC will

allow Aéroports de Lyon

to run airport operations

efficiently and effectively.

The solution integrates

a number of different

systems, an approach

which enhances global

situation awareness,

monitors key performance

indicators and facilitates

collaborative decision

making. As a result, the

AOCC can promptly

identify and manage

events and alarms thanks

to the integration of all

airport systems, including,

security, airport IT, airside

systems and technical


In concert with Aéroports

de Lyon’s expansion

plans for the airport, the

project is scheduled to be

completed in 2015 and the

new AOCC will manage

both the existing terminal

and the new one under


This new project confirms

Thales’s global airport

security expertise,

complementing its

successful references and

security solutions across

many major international

hubs including Dubai,

Doha, Durban and


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SAS introduce a new Portable Under

Vehicle Inspection system the PUV-227

The PUV-227 is a well

priced portable under

vehicle inspection/search

system. Despite the small

size of this unit, many of the

features and functionalities

that are currently found in

larger systems are available.

Designed to be moveable

and deployable on an

“as-required” basis this

unit solves many inspection


The complete system

with the aluminum ramp

has been designed to

easily pack into one,

environmentally sealed

Pelican case for easy

transport. The PUV-227 is

designed to be straddled

by oncoming vehicles, but

can withstand up to 40,000

lbs (18,143 kg) per axle if

directly mounted.

The ramp housing contains

two high-intensity, white

LED, day/night cameras

that fully capture the

undercarriage of a passing

vehicle, from wheel well to

wheel well.

Inspections can be

conducted from a

distant location therefore

dramatically increasing the

safety of personnel. The

PUV-227 is a full PC-based

system with specialist

software. The software

features a dual-view

inspection that functions

with a standard touch pad

that allows the user to

access playback functions,

such as pause, rewind, and


Siemens Aliro offers web-based

access control for small and mediumsized


The new Aliro access

control system offers

a clearly structured

system architecture with

user-friendly software

and intuitive mobile

applications. With its

flexible operating concept,

the system can be

managed from virtually any

Internet-connected device.

Since each door has

one access control unit,

Aliro’s architecture is very

straightforward. This makes

it easier for installers to

design the system and

prepare cost estimates. The

access points can also be

used as capture stations,

eliminating the need for

additional hardware. With

system costs proportionate

to the number of doors

to be protected, the

architecture also improves

cost transparency for users.

This makes Aliro ideal for

small to medium-sized

businesses such as retail

outlets, health centers

and offices requiring a

straightforward access

control system that, as a

distributed application, can

manage up to 512 doors,

10,000 users and 100,000

access cards.

Access points can be

connected to the system

via the IP network as

well as via traditional bus

connections (RS485).

The access points are

preconfigured for standard

applications and can

be used without any

modification. If needed,

installers can easily

customize the standard

configuration to meet userspecific


Aliro uses currentgeneration

MiFare card

readers from Siemens.

They feature an integrated

OLED display which shows

messages and instructions

based on user rights, thus

allowing direct interaction

with the card holder. The

user interface is available

in eleven European

languages. Offered by

the Security Products

business segment,

Aliro is compatible with

all common reader

technologies on the

market. It supports not only

the local integration with

intrusion detection systems

but also features such as


Since the software used

by Aliro is web-based, it

needs to be installed on

only one PC. The software

automatically detects

the access control units

in the system and, if the

installation is IP-based,

assigns them network

addresses. Configuring the

software is quick and easy

thanks to its intuitive user


Authorized users can

monitor and administer

Aliro from anywhere using

a standard web browser.

Dedicated smartphone

applications are also

available. These mobile

apps have a modern,

intuitive user interface and

support all major functions

such as monitoring doors

and alarm systems,

unlocking doors, and

managing users.

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New report forecasts Physical and Cyber Security Markets worth $37.35

Billion by 2019

The report “BFSI Security

Market by Physical Security

(Video Surveillance,

Access Control, Intrusion

Detection, PSIM), & by

Cyber Security (IAM,

Encryption, DLP, IDS/


Antivirus/Antimalware) -

Worldwide Forecasts &

Analysis (2014 - 2019)”,

defines & segments the

global BFSI Security

market into physical

security systems and

services, and information

security solutions and

services along with

in-depth analysis and

revenue forecasts.

It also identifies the

drivers, restraints, and

opportunities prevalent in

the market and provides

burning issues along with

premium insights for the


The report also segments

the market sub-verticals

(banking, insurance

companies, and other

financial institutions), and

by regions (North America,

Europe, Asia-Pacific,

Middle East and Africa,

and Latin America). The

detailed analysis of the

key industry players have

been done to provide the

insight on their product

and services, strategy,

and recent developments

associated with the BFSI

security market.

The rapid increase in

account takeovers,

third party payment

processor breaches,

securities and market

trading exploitation, ATM

skimming and point of

sale schemes, mobile

banking exploitation,

and telecommunication

network disruption

are few of the major

criminal activities faced

by the BFSI industry in

recent times. Also, the

supply chain infiltration

leading to physical

and technical access of

computer and security

equipment, software, and

hardware by the cyber

adversaries is leading

to huge financial losses

along with reputation

damage to the industry.

Thereafter, the demand for

security solutions both for

physical assets as well as

confidential business data

is increasing in the banking

and financial institutions.

The industry is eagerly

adopting various physical

and information security

solutions including video

surveillance, biometric

access control, intruder

alarms, authentication,

encryption, risk and

compliance management,

and managed security

services among others.

The major vendors in

the BFSI security market

are Booz Allen Hamilton,

Cisco, CSC, EMC,

Honeywell, IBM, McAfee,

Sophos, Symantec, and

Trend Micro.

The major forces that

are driving growth

in this market are

strict regulations

and compliances

from government,

increasing sophisticated

threats against critical

infrastructures, and

growing Internet of Things

(IoT) market. Moreover,

lack of awareness about

innovative BFSI security

solutions across emerging

economies along with the

need for convergence of

various security solutions

are acting as hurdle in the

growth of the market.


forecasts that the global

BFSI security market is

expected to grow from

$21.53 billion in 2014

to $37.35 billion by

2019. This represents an

estimated Compound

Annual Growth Rate

(CAGR) of 11.6% from

2014 to 2019. In the

current scenario, North

America is expected to

be the largest market on

the basis of spending and

adoption for BFSI security

solutions and services

Saab signs contract to provide maintenance support for the electronic security

system for the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre

Elbit Systems announced

today that it provided

ST Electronics with a

Cyber Security Simulator.

Enabling users,

individually or as a group,

to locate, respond and

prevent cyber-attacks,

while experiencing

simulated network

protection conditions,

the simulator provided

to ST Electronics will also

present various network

protection scenarios,

conduct follow-up

debriefing and evaluate

the results.

The cyber simulator for

civilian applications, a

unique Elbit Systems

development, is based

on the company’s

extensive experience

in cyber protection for

its customers, as well as

its proven air, sea and

land training capabilities.

Elbit Systems’ cyber

simulators are already in

use by its own customers.

In recent years, Elbit

Systems has invested

great efforts in the

development of new

technologies and has

been active in the

field of network and

system protection,

cyber command &

control systems, cyber

protection of critical

civilian infrastructure,

and the development

of special algorithms

designated to identify

various cyber warfare


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OD Security sells SOTER RS Through-Body Scanner to Tennessee

Department of Correction

Riverbend Maximum

Security Prison, Nashville,

Tennessee, USA is the

latest high security

custodial establishment to

purchase an OD Security

Through Body Scanner.

Netherlands based security

manufacturer, OD Security

announced that the SOTER

RS is now installed and

functioning at the prison

to check both visitors and

staff for contraband in an

effort to reduce items like

drugs, tobacco, weapons

and cell phones from being

smuggled into the prison.

The use of Through

Body Scanners in prisons

is regarded as the

most effective way of

countering the smuggling

of contraband material

without subjecting inmates

and visitors and staff to

intrusive body searchers.

The SOTER RS is a low

dosage full body scanner

which combines ultra low

radiation with maximum

visibility, for use at airports

and prisons. Within

seconds the SOTER RS

reveals hidden items, such

as weapons or narcotics,

diamonds, or any stolen

or smuggled goods. It

doesn’t even have to be

metal. The SOTER shows

a clear difference between

human tissue and other

materials. Even ingested or

camouflaged items will be


The SOTER RS will increase

the level of security

operations previously

possible through the use

of conventional metal

detectors. Non metallic

objects hidden under

clothes, in natural cavities

or within the human

body cannot be detected

by conventional metal

detectors and typically,

these non-detectable

items, such as narcotics,

explosives, precious

stones, plastic weapons, or

other contraband, can only

otherwise be detected by

highly intrusive total body


Honeywell has announced a technology upgrade to its NetAXS-123 webbased

modular access control system

Honeywell has announced

a technology upgrade

to its NetAXS-123 webbased

modular access

control system to make

it easier for small to

mid-size businesses

to secure their doors.

Ethernet virtual loop

(EVL) technology uses a

single IP address to talk

to multiple control panels,

making installation fast

and simple. This simpler

installation process, which

allows installers use their

customers’ existing local

area networks (LAN) with


(PoE), eliminates the

requirement to run a

dedicated wire loop

to each control panel

providing added cost

benefits to the end user.

NetAXS-123 control

panels drive down costs

by eliminating the need

for multiple cables to be

installed and run from a

distant location. The new

control panels provide

a streamlined solution

allowing cables to be

installed just a few feet

from the control panel for

the lock, reader, egress

and door contact. This

results in lower installation

costs and faster install


With multiple enclosure

options available,

businesses are able

to select features and

capabilities that best suit

their business needs.

NetAXS-123 also offers

the scalability to easily

and affordably expand

the system one door at a

time allowing businesses

to upgrade their access

control system and add

additional features as and

when required.

Through EVL and the

LAN, there is no longer

a need to configure each

NetAXS-123 control panel


Instead the control

panels are automatically

discovered and linked

together. As a result,

multiple NetAXS-123

panels can be connected

seamlessly and

updates can be issued

automatically to the

entire system, such as

access card additions and

rule changes providing

business with a simpler

security system

World Security Report - 25


S&T Snapshot: Got Power? Resilient Electric Grid Feasibility Study Kicks Off

in Chicago

Imagine a massive storm

cell hits a major city in the

United States, taking out a

power substation leaving

20,000 people without

electricity. Even with

24-hour support, it takes

days before everyone’s

power returns. That’s the

reality today. But what if

there was a way to prevent

that power outage? The

Department of Homeland

Security Science and

Technology Directorate

(S&T) has partnered

with Massachusettsbased

Company, AMSC,

to develop a new

superconductor cable –

part of a Resilient Electric

Grid (REG) program – that

may enable urban utilities

to “keep the lights on”

during severe events.

During a six-month

feasibility study, S&T,

worked with AMSC and

Chicago electric utility

company, Commonwealth

Edison (ComEd) to

determine the commercialscale

application of the

superconductor cable.

Currently, many urbanarea

electrical substations

aren’t connected to each

other because of the

amount of copper cables

that would be required to

move massive amounts of

power as well as the risk

of damaging equipment.

With the existing

infrastructure, if one

substation loses power, all

electricity in that area is lost

until the substation comes

back up. The primary goal

of S&T’s superconductorbased

Resilient Electric

Grid (REG) program has

been to develop and

demonstrate advanced

technologies to increase

the reliability, flexibility and

resilience of the nation’s

utility grid.

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Lockheed Martin Wins £90 Million Metropolitan Police Service Contract

Lockheed Martin UK will

lead the introduction of a

new command and control

system for the Metropolitan

Police Service (MPS) under

a new £90 million contract

signed in London. Teamed

with Capita and KPMG, the

London-based company

will undertake the force’s

first major refresh of the

command and control

system in 30 years.

In a partnership with

MPS that is set to span

up to 17 years, software

engineers from Lockheed

Martin’s operations in

London will integrate

the functions required to

provide the Met Police with

a command and control

system that ensures 999

and non-emergency calls

are answered efficiently

and officers deployed


The programme will

ensure that the UK’s largest

police force is enabled

for multi channel public

interaction delivering

improved situational

awareness, predictive

analytics and data sharing,

including through voice,

text, application and social


Richard Thwaite, Interim

Director of Digital Policing,

said: “The Metropolitan

Police Service (MPS) is

pleased to sign a contract

with Lockheed Martin.

“The changes we are

making in the way the

MPS uses technology are

extremely challenging

but they present fantastic

opportunities both to

deliver more for our

officers and the people

of London. We look

forward to working with

our current and new

partners to develop our

new command and control


In addition to British

expertise from Lockheed

Martin and its partners,

the MPS team will have

the ability to reach out

to a global software

engineering resource which

is already delivering critical

citizen services globally and

providing real-time support

to more than 18,000 law

enforcement agencies

worldwide, thus reducing


Speaking at the contract

signing today, Stephen

Ball, chief executive

Lockheed Martin UK said:

“Our UK workforce already

delivers IT systems which

protect and enhance our

national industry, critical

infrastructure and justice

systems, enable NATS to

navigate more than two

million commercial flights

safely across UK skies each

year and ensure Royal Mail

can reliably deliver more

than fifty million items to

our homes and office each


‘We look forward to

providing greater

situational awareness for

31,000 police officers

which will improve

operational capabilities and

their ability to interact more

effectively with the public.’

Stephen Greenhalgh,

Deputy Mayor for Policing

& Crime commented: “The

huge demand placed on

the Met Police warrants this

investment in a modern

command and control

system so the police can

deploy more effectively

and provide a better

service to Londoners. The

system being implemented

by Lockheed Martin will

give the Met an upgraded

capability that will help

officers and staff handle

all types of calls for service

from the public. It will serve

London well as the city

continues to grow in the

years ahead.”

No place to hide illicit tobacco

Tens of thousands of illicit

cigarettes and tobacco

products continue to be

detected by Tobacco

Detection Dogs from


Operation Henry raids

taking part across the

whole of the UK.

Operation Henry is

managed by the TSI

(Trading Standards

Institute) and funded

by the Department of


The operation which has

been running since April

2014 has already had

amazing success, with

concealed stashes of

tobacco being detected

by the dogs in the most

unlikely places; under

floors, in false cupboards

and counters – one

concealment was in a tray

of cans of beer with the

middle cans removed.

In many cases the illicit

tobacco would not have

been found without the

use of the dogs.

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Smiths Detection Launches Next-Generation Non-Radioactive Explosives


Smiths Detection has

introduced its next

generation explosives trace

detector for use in global

aviation and infrastructure

security. Its small, portable

design, combined with

ease-of-use, reduces the

cost and time of screening

for a range of high-threat


The technology behind

the IONSCAN 600

easily surpasses that of

its previous version, the

industry-leading IONSCAN

500DT used widely

around the world -- from

airport checkpoints to mail

screening. Its breakthrough

feature is a proprietary nonradioactive

Ion Mobility

Spectrometry (IMS) source

which eliminates the

need for special licensing,

handling or disposal


The IONSCAN 600 also

weighs just 23 pounds

(10.4 kg) and is equipped

with a built-in handle

making it easy to carry. Its

hot-swappable battery

provides continued

sampling and analysis

capability, allowing it to be

moved while still in use.

Low cost, single-use test

swabs dramatically reduce

operator costs.

Shan Hood, Vice President,

Product and Technology,

Smiths Detection said:

“Accurate explosives

detection is crucial for

the international security

market. The new

IONSCAN 600 fits into a

layered security approach,

delivering the detection

capability needed,

while helping security

professionals minimize

overhead through its

user-friendly configuration,

flexibility, and cost


Rapiscan Systems Launches DETECTRA HX Hand-Held Explosive Trace

Detection System

Rapiscan Systems has

announced the launch



lightweight and low-cost

handheld, explosive

trace detection solution.

Featuring rapid and

accurate detection

capabilities, DETECTRA

HX is designed with high

throughput and high

detection capabilities

that are essential for

law enforcement, event

and border protection

professionals, among




an easy-to-operate

handheld device

capable of detecting

trace explosives in both

particulate and vapor

form on surfaces that

may have directly or

indirectly absorbed

explosive residues. For

more sensitive, accurate

and rapid detection, the

DETECTRA HX offers a

swipe sampling system

and includes a touchfree

inhalation sampling

method for threat

scenarios that involve

highly unpredictable

explosives compositions.



designed to detect a

broad range of common

commercial and

homemade explosive

materials that may exist

within a single sample,

thereby achieving

lower false alarm rates.

Designed to minimize

operating costs and

increase uptime, the

DETECTRA HX requires

only two consumables

and does not require

many of the maintenance

steps that are typically

associated with explosive

trace detection systems.



completely designed

with the end-user

in mind,” said Brad

Buswell, President,

Rapiscan Systems North

America. “Not only

does the solution detect

threats with tremendous

accuracy, it also features

an intuitive user interface

with just three-buttons

and detects threats

in seconds. Operator

training can take as little

as an hour, which means

that the DETECTRA HX

is easy to deploy.”

The system uses a

unique, ionization source

that carries U.S. Nuclear

Regulatory Commission

(NRC) Exempt

Distribution status. As

such there are no enduser

radiation licensing

requirements for use

within the United States.

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September 2014

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ASIS International, USA

October 2014


Homeland Security Week, Washington, USA


Cyber Security Expo, London, UK


World Cities Conference, London, UK


AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition,

Washington, USA


SC Congress, New York, USA

November 2014


14th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security

Summit, USA


Secured Cisites, Baltimore, USA


3rd Homeland Security Show 2014, USA


Secutech ASEAN, Bangkok, Thailand

December 2014


3rd World BORDERPOL Congress, Hungary

January 2015


Intersec Middle East, Dubai

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March 2015


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June 2015


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