Daily Archives: 16/07/2015

Send For Help Group’s subsidiary companies elected as Committee Members of BSIA’s Lone Worker Section

The Send For Help Group – Europe’s largest lone worker protection provider – has been granted two Committee Memberships of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Lone Worker Section, representing one for each of its subsidiary companies.

Marketing director Will Murray has been re-elected as representative for Guardian24 while Ben Hawkins, who leads the company’s Incident Management Centre, has been newly appointed to represent Skyguard.

The BSIA’s Constitution dictates that Section Committee Member Elections are held on an annual basis via secret ballot among Section members. A maximum of eight places are available on the influential Committee, seven of which have been occupied thanks to the recent vote.

The Committee’s role is to set the Section’s strategy and vote on key decisions on behalf of the wider Section membership. Committee Members can also play an important role in the development and revision of industry standards as part of British Standards Institution (BSI) review panels. This is the case with the Send for Help Group’s two Committee Members who sit on the BSI panel which is currently redrafting BS 8484, the British Standard for Lone Worker Device Services which is due for publication in 2016.

Will Murray

Will Murray

The Send For Help Group’s CEO James Murray commented: “I’m delighted that both our subsidiaries are represented on such a prominent Committee, which is testament to the high esteem they command within the industry. The UK is leading the world in the lone worker protection market, and the BSIA’s dedicated Lone Worker Section is the leading group within the UK driving this forward. Having such a strong representation within this influential group is invaluable to the business in terms of maintaining its position at the forefront of the industry.”

Ben Hawkins

Ben Hawkins

Murray concluded: “I congratulate my colleagues on their appointments and I’ve no doubt they will continue to play an instrumental role both in terms of raising industry standards and developing the market.”

About Send For Help

Established in 2010, Send For Help is the investment vehicle of technology entrepreneur Jan Murray who founded the PC World superstore chain and Internet Technology Group plc.

James Murray

James Murray

Through its subsidiary companies, the Send For Help Group is the largest lone worker protection provider in the UK, on the European stage and, indeed, globally. Comprised of the Skyguard and Guardian24 brands, the Send For Help Group has a combined subscriber base of 70,000 end users operational across a diverse range of vertical markets.

The senior management team boasts over 40 years’ collective experience of working in the lone worker protection sector. Drawing from this specialist expertise, the Group’s constituents have invested in cutting-edge technology to develop exclusive personal safety products, a purpose-built Incident Management Centre, high quality software and infrastructures.

*Further information is available at: www.sendforhelp.co.uk

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Securing sports courts for Armed Forces bases: Zaun has the answer

The Ministry of Defence has turned to ETC Sports Surfaces, Pitch and Track and long-term sports fencing partner Zaun to help keep the Armed Forces in shape.

The trio are supplying ball courts, tennis courts and Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGA) at three military bases around the country.

ETC is installing ball courts at MoD bases in Plymouth and Portsmouth, while RAF Alconbury near Huntingdon (pictured below) is benefiting from a MUGA and tennis courts.

The tennis courts for the RAF will be some of the first in the country to employ Zaun’s enhanced tennis mesh.

Indeed, Zaun is the only UK manufacturer of bespoke tennis mesh and has recently upgraded its machining capability to drastically reduce manufacturing timescales and lead times.

Zaun’s Advantage Tennis mesh eliminates many of the downsides of traditional tennis chain link fencing, which deforms over time and is easy to cut, disfigure and vandalise.

By contrast, Zaun’s mesh can withstand heavy use while allowing easy viewing of the on-court action. The solution employs a 200 mm x 40 mm twin wire mesh that’s small enough to prevent tennis balls passing through.

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Tyco Security Products answers small business surveillance needs with affordable IP video solutions

Tyco Security Products has unveiled a new range of IP cameras and NVRs that meets the budget of SMEs while at the same time satisfying their need for high quality video surveillance.

lllustra Essentials – which which features 1 and 2 Megapixel resolution variants (including bullet cameras and mini-domes with IR LEDs and an indoor mini-dome option) – is the latest addition to Tyco’s extensive Illustra camera portfolio.

All Essentials versions offer H.264 and MJPEG dual-stream, a 3.6 mm fixed lens, 30 images per second at 1080p or 720p for crisp, clear images and IR illumination up to 20 metres.

The Essentials outdoor mini-dome and bullet cameras are equipped with IR illuminators, true day/night filter and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) to capture quality video in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The WDR capabilities of the Essentials indoor mini-dome also assist in capturing video in challenging lighting conditions, rendering the domes ideal for a range of indoor applications.

The Essentials IR Mini-Dome

The Essentials IR Mini-Dome

The second part of the low-cost IP surveillance equation is Tyco Security Products’ new Holis range of four and eight-channel NVRs featuring 1080p resolution, video search and export functions.

With PoE support on all ports, a start-up wizard that includes automatic camera discovery and simple installation, Holis NVRs greatly reduce the total cost of ownership and minimise labour costs/time on site.

Models in the Holis range have been specifically designed to support small camera count installations in an economical and efficient manner for independent retailers, small offices and restaurants, subsequently providing the dependable recording solution upon which such end users rely.

“There’s a growing segment within the commercial community, ranging from corner shops to doctors’ surgeries, that want to embrace security for their premises, but they need products that are inherently trustworthy, easy to operate and budget friendly,” said Julian Inman, product marketing manager for video across the EMEA region at Tyco Security Products.

“With the affordable addition to the Illustra IP camera portfolio and the new Holis NVRs, we’ve struck the right balance between high quality features and a truly affordable price point.”

*For more information visit: www.illustracameras.com

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Norbain offers customers new PAC 212 two-door standalone controller

Norbain can now offer customers the new PAC 212 two-door standalone controller. Suitable for commercial applications, the PAC 212 is built around the PAC 500 controller series and offers end users many of the standard features associated with this range.

Designed to offer a versatile solution and cater for different applications, the PAC 212 allows for up to 2,000 users to be administered via the built-in reader in both versions of the controller: the legacy Low Frequency (LF) and high security High Frequency (HF) format.

It’s a true two-door controller which allows for two PAC readers to be connected per channel. The controller has also been designed to programme ID credentials, rendering it ideal for commercial applications.

Due to the simplicity of the system, programming of additional ID credentials can be carried out in less than ten seconds following just three simple steps with an instant activation of the new IDs.

Ideal for upgrading legacy systems that require enhanced access features, the PAC 212 Controller is suitable for any security application where flexibility, building protection and local control are of paramount importance.

When used in conjunction with any PAC HF or MT readers and PAC’s Ops credentials, the PAC 212 provides AES-128 bit certified security which dramatically reduces the risk of token cloning, in turn increasing security and minimising the threat of unauthorised access.

The controller offers a wide choice of configuration options such as time profiles, PIN and Prox, controller and reader tamper protection and additional features (often found only in online controllers) like programmable extra door time and local Anti- Passback.

Moreover, for increased security and accountability, the controller is capable of holding up to 4,000 events and token information in its memory. With the built-in USB port, exporting this information is “easy and effortless”.

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