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At ICE Totally Gaming 2017 earlier this week, Morse Watchmans was showcasing a new generation CPU for its Keywatcher Touch system that is designed to be faster, stronger and more adaptable to meet and exceed the needs of the growing online and offline gaming sectors.
The recently opened Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, connecting Istanbul’s Asian and European sections across the Bosphorus Strait, is described as the world’s tallest and longest suspension bridge. It is an engineering marvel that also features cutting edge technology for road and traffic safety as well as bridge security, including a Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher automated key management system.
In an earlier era, business decisions were often made based on gut instinct, golf games, politics, and very occasionally market research. Since that time, organizations have moved away from this type of marketing and adopted a more research-backed, results-driven approach to business.
More than ever, the incidents of theft and property crime as well as information security are of greater concern for corporations, universities, hospitals and other large organizations. A comprehensive security plan is first and foremost in addressing many of these concerns. There are, however, a number of factors that go into creating and implementing a security plan that will provide the level of safety and security these facilities need.
In recent years, the number and variety of devices and systems that are connected to a network in some way is rapidly and continuously growing. (registration required)
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK’s largest institution for integrated sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development. Its more than 2,500 staff, including scientists, engineers and technologists, address key challenges such as sea level change, the oceans’ role in climate change, predicting and simulating the behavior of the oceans through computer modelling, the future of the Arctic Ocean and long-term monitoring technologies.
According to a recent survey by the Opinion Research Corporation (ORC), the shopping centre, in all its variety, has become the great crossroads where visitors go to buy, socialise, play and work. From recreational walking to attending fashion shows to dining and more, few other institutions compare to a shopping centre in today’s culture.
As the old saying goes, “To err is human.” Everyone makes mistakes, but some have more far-reaching and even potentially dangerous ramifications than others. In the case of security and its critical mission of protecting people, places and assets, mistakes can lead to losses and potentially cost lives, writes Fernando Pires, VP Sales and Marketing at Morse Watchmans.
Every facility is safer with the addition of a key control and management system from Morse Watchmans. Physical keys continue to be mission-critical for every type of organization, and Morse Watchmans is dedicated to delivering the best solutions for managing, controlling, tracking and auditing all your keys. KeyWatcher Touch Systems are the access control solution for physical keys. Every key is accounted for at all times, with full tracking, reporting and alerts for your defined incidents. SmartKey™ Locker Systems deliver the same level of accountability for small assets including weapons, cash trays and more.
Purple Parking, the largest off airport car park operator in the UK, has improved operations and increased efficiency at London’s Heathrow Airport using Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher key management system
The protection of networks and data centres is a growing concern given the recent spate of high profile security breaches and it is forcing organisations into taking serious steps to improve protection. For many businesses, this means implementing a combination of passive and active security measures designed to deter, detect and react against threats.
Over the past decade, high-tech devices, megapixels, Power over Ethernet, and many other new offerings and improvements have revolutionized the physical security landscape. They have provided the industry with new capabilities at a high level of consistency and performance, and helped to evolve security departments from primarily reactive functions to more proactive team members. Advances in surveillance, access control, monitoring and data management technology have been adopted almost universally, and we are even seeing many of these security solutions migrating to the consumer market in the form of IP cameras, remote locking devices, apps and web-based tools. The Internet of Things (IoT) is sure to take this trend even further in both the commercial and consumer fields. What could possibly go wrong?
In recent years, many organizations have taken a fresh look at their emergency plans to be sure that they cover the range of potential incidents. While high-profile incidents of terror such as school shootings and bombings at public events have raised this awareness, other events ranging from flooding and power outages to fires and broken water mains have also interrupted operations for a much greater number of businesses.
Since 1999 when two students shot and killed 13 people and wounded 21 before killing themselves at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., security solutions have been on the radar for secondary schools. In 2012 the tragic shooting of 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., reminded schools around the country just how vulnerable they could be — inside and out — prompting renewed interest in lockdown solutions. But in the rush to placate parents and communities, many schools have put in place systems that were less than thought out. Many others are still in the thinking and planning stages.
Although 2015 seemed like the year of data breaches, it was also the year that the Internet of Things (IoT) achieved real traction. Key management systems and most other advanced security solutions can now be integrated with the networked security system (i.e. identity management, access control, IP video surveillance, intrusion and other systems) to strengthen risk management strategies.
The shift from manpower resources to technology as a main line of defense is having a significant impact on an organization’s physical security strategy, and nowhere is this more true than in the medical/healthcare industry. From video surveillance to access control to video management systems, technology solutions are playing an increasingly important role in keeping our hospitals safe for patients, staff and visitors.
Colleges and university campuses are tasked with providing safe and secure places for students, staff and visitors, with protection of school assets. In the United States, the University of Wisconsin (UW) in La Crosse has turned to automated key control, for secure storage for keys.
Access-control devices such as locks, entry devices and door alarms have evolved to meet the changing needs of hospitals in a world where the threat of terrorism is ever-present.