Going Digital: The Benefits of Specifying The Video Surveillance at the CAD Stage

With the rapid technological developments around us, more and more industries embrace digitization. For example, the Internet of Things, automation, virtual and augmented reality, and machine learning take production and business processes to the next step. However, the engineering & construction industry (E&C) – with 13 percent of global GDP the largest in the world – has been notably reluctant to adopt new and digital technology. Disruption of the construction industry But there is a wind of change as building projects get more and more complex. Digital technology is increasingly…

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India to Soon Get a Cybersecurity Policy

  The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, in his recent Independence Day speech announced that India will get a new, ‘robust’ cyber security policy soon. The Internet Crime Report for 2019, released by the USA’s Internet Crime Complaint Centre of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has revealed that India stands third in the world among top 20 countries that are victims of internet crimes. Given this status and the PM’s announcement, it is vital to understand the outlook of the industry leaders on what kind of cyber security policy the…

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Five Ways ‘Converged’ Security Benefits Business and Customers

The majority of security systems has been stand-alone – which means they were built to work in an independent and self-contained way. This allowed them to perform specific functions, like recording CCTV footage, or securing a perimeter with intrusion alarms etc. Complex system integrations have been the only way to bring these disparate solutions together to increase security as a whole. The answer to this challenge is technological ‘convergence,’ which essentially refers to the deliberate combination of several disparate or complementary technologies into a single product or solution. For example,…

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Make it Smarter Four Ways to Enhance a Security System

Making a security system smarter is much easier than one can imagine. By focusing on a few key elements, it becomes straightforward and worthwhile in the long run – it makes operations more streamlined and efficient, it aggregates all you need in the palm of your hand, and it generates powerful security insights. Think about proactive security A traditional video security system works by passive monitoring, which means it is referred to after incidents happen. Why? Usually there is limited or no intelligence to detect a true intrusion event, and…

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Equip the Business with Intelligent Video Technologies for Safe Reopening

Businesses are now gradually reopening in many countries, and people can return to restaurants, office buildings, and public spaces. A safe reopening process will rely heavily on effective public health strategies, including increased testing for the virus, social distancing, occupancy restrictions, and cleaning and disinfection activities. In many countries, temperature measurement and the wearing of masks have been commonly made mandatory in both business and public environments. While social distancing and occupancy restrictions are considered necessary in public areas such as shopping malls and transportation hubs, workplaces like office buildings…

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How Mystery Shopping Service Can Help Companies Re-evaluate Compliances Post Lockdown

India has courageously passed through four lockdowns and businesses that were hitherto shut due to the scourge of the pandemic are now gradually recommencing operations. The government of India has instructed all industries to open with the utmost caution and adherence to the health compliances established by the WHO and the global medical fraternity. As businesses seek to resume affairs with paramount diligence and risk-mitigation in a post-pandemic age, how can the retailing and manufacturing sector ensure that store owners and retail vendors are abiding by all the health and…

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How ‘touch-free’ Access Control with Temperature Screening Helps Businesses in Returning to Work

Businesses are reopening and employees are returning to work. Managing protection for workers, customers, and visitors with the lingering effects of COVID-19 poses challenges in the business world.     To cope with these challenges, it is crucial for businesses to maximize protection while operating their access control systems effectively. This requires safer and faster temperature screenings, controlling access, and recording attendance, as well as visitor management. Touchfree access control systems with a temperature screening function creates an especially effective solution. For this reason, Prama Hikvision introduced its MinMoe ‘touch-free’…

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Auditing & Process Building in Security Industry

The culture of Auditing & Process Building in India: An Overview   The Indian economy saw a major emergence of both domestic and foreign MNCs within its political borders with the economic liberalization reforms of 1991. With this, while the inflow of foreign direct investments (FDIs) increased in various industry verticals of the economy, the inherent risks of the local environment remained ingrained in the newly set-up businesses and industrial zones. These risks primarily related to crime, terrorist activities, civic disturbances, natural disasters and likes. In short, while businesses opened…

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Transcending the Norm in Cash-in-Transit

In a world of constantly evolving economy, robbery, theft and other property crimes are also rapidly increasing. The need for businesses and organizations to outsource their banking transactions and have professional couriers handle their cash logistics becomes a necessity. While it’s true that cash management can be expensive, it also entails managing risks for both the couriers and the clients. For some cash-in-transit (CIT) companies, the use of uniformed and armed CIT professionals is deemed necessary. Others even utilize armoured trucks or armoured transport services. These vehicles are mostly bulletproof…

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Beyond Security: Access Control for Multi-Tenant Sites

  Access control systems are, of course, synonymous with security. Keeping people safe and places secure is their primary role. When these places are multi-tenant sites – with multiple subgroups of users with their own group and unique permissions – the access and security challenges are more complex. But even these can be well managed with intelligent integrated access control systems. Integrating CCTV, running sophisticated ‘cause and effect’ protocols, having a robust intruder detection system and strong cyber security measures are all essential components. But as an access control manufacturer,…

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