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How much of a fire risk are the Houses of Parliament?

Guy Fawkes, the Great Fire, V for Vendetta: the image of the Houses of Parliament on fire – or Palace of Westminster, if you prefer – is an evocative one. James Beale, Operations manager, Invicta Fire Protection, spoke to IFSEC Global about the potential damage a fire could cause. Read More

Holiday Inn fire: Should all hotels be fitted with sprinklers?

The recent spate of UK hotel fires – most recently at a Holiday Inn in Walsall – raises the issue of whether or not all hotels should be fitted with sprinklers. Read More

Dangerous drone encounters at UK airports jump by more than a third

Ilegal drone intrusions into UK airport airspace have soared by 34.4% in 2018, according to a report by an air safety body, as IFSEC Global Editor Adam Bannister reports. Read More

Ocado blaze: Automated warehouses create new fire protection complexities, says expert

The recent fire at an Ocado warehouse in Hampshire ranged for three days before finally being extinguished at the end of last week. Dr James Glockling, Technical Director at the FPA, says that the blaze raises questions about the role of sprinklers and complexities created by the automation of warehouse facilities. Read More

Brexit and UK fire exports: Hazards on the roadmap ahead

Hunter Seymour, security market analyst with expertise in both the fire and security markets, looks into how Brexit could affect the UK fire industry. Read More

Facial recognition: ‘Contrary to popular belief, it hasn’t been developed to ‘spy’ on the public, but to make them safer.’

Facial recognition systems have been around for longer than many might think, as Adam Bannister, Editor of our sister site IFSEC Global, explains. Read More

Road safety: Choosing between concrete, plastic and MASS safety roadside barriers

Wherever vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity to one another, safety and security should be a top priority – especially so given vehicles have been weaponised so effectively by terrorists. Read More

Forget GDPR. You are emitting data and you don’t even know it

Diversity of thinking is essential when it comes to security. That’s according to Dr Pippa Malmgren, the founder of DRPM Group and a former adviser to the White House. Read More

Transport safety: the power of social media and video analytics

Social media data could play a critical role in keeping transport networks safe. Read More

Fire doors for beginners

By Jordan Kavanagh and originally published on IFSEC Global To put it simply, fire doors save lives.These specialist doors are Read More



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