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Beating Traffic Jams with Intelligent Video


Across the world, many urban road networks are already saturated. This causes long delays for

drivers, increasing frustration and reducing productivity. It also creates major public health risks due

to poor air quality. Together, the effects of excessive traffic negatively impact city dwellers&a


Drones : A Predominant Technological Innovation in Indian Construction

Technology plays a pivotal role in shaping Indian construction industry. One new-gen technology that is

gaining interest in the construction industry is the usage of drones. It is poised to serve as an effective medium

towards building smart cities in a cost-effective, faster and safer manner with optimum utilisation of skills and




In view of the recent horrific incidents in Gurugram and Delhi, here are some suggestions to enhance School Safety/General Safety with respect to the deployment and USAGE of CCTV. 




 ‘AUDITING’ means 'SEEING' what the Camera


Wired? Or Wireless? That is the Question

As fire detection technology continues to diversify, specifiers are demanding the most efficient and cost effective solutions for an array of applications. But how do you determine whether wireless is the right technology for the application?


First of all let’s talk about cost. When installing a fire detection system there are t





Witnessing leaps and bounds in technological progress brings forth optimism and a sense of security about the future. Having witnessed the profound effects that wireless communications, the Internet, enterprise applications and various other technologies have recently had on different industry verticals,


Coltraco are Leading the way in The Fire Industry

The fire industry calling is a noble one. It uses scientific principles to enable its very existence. The fire industry, however, calculates fire engineering designs based on formulas that its technicians largely have little way of understanding or verifying are accurate. The industry needs a Resident Mathematician to ensure that the formulas they use are


Hikvision Thermal Cameras to Improve Safety and Security along The Waterfront in Aalborg, Denmark

Hikvision and Milestone Systems are supporting a project to find an innovative solution for improving safety and security along the waterfront in Aalborg, Denmark. They teamed up with Aalborg Municipality, the North Jutland Emergency Services, Aalborg University’s Faculty of Engineering and Science, and security company Actas A/S to find a solution


GST in Security & Safety sector

GST is purported to bring in the ‘one nation one tax one rate’ system. Its effect on various industries will be slightly different. There would be multiple statues whereby there could be one for Centre and one for State similar to the present VAT laws which are enacted in each state.


Actualy GST is a single tax on the supp


Room Integrity Testing using Door Fans & Alternative Technologies

Clean Agent fire suppression systems are used in enclosures where a sprinkler system would cause damage to sensitive contents such as computer servers, paper files or historical artifacts. Upon fire detection the compressed Clean Agent, which can be a halocarbon or an inert gas, is released into the enclosure as extinguishant. It is necessary to perform r


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used as temporary (until more effective hazard control techniques can be used) or last line of protection for workers against hazards. The PPE you use will depend on the work environment, the work conditions, and the process being performed.


Each piece of PPE has a specific use and may be made of



Hello All. We just finished our International POLICE EXPO in our Capital City. But yet; does it mean that just displaying products on a shelf we are doing all our security? No. Proper knowledge and implementation is of utmost importance to all, may it be our defence, our local police or we as civilians too. It’s our moral duty to take care of oursel


Media Converter best for Surveillance Network

Over the years, there has been a growing popularity of Video based Ethernet networks, resulting in the increasing use of Ethernet switches in the video network infrastructure. 

Many types of video security and surveillance networks that are designed for applications in different environments. Analog video network and IP video network are the t


Future of Internet of Things and Digital Identity

Before reading this article, think about your home for a minute. You use the lock and key to open your door; for accessing your email, you have to enter passwords and username. For checking the temperature of your refrigerator you need to use thermostat, while checking the performance and working on other appliances you have to check phy



By Nick Wharton, Consulting Director at Tribe Culture Change


When do you normally talk about safety at work?


Let's be honest - it's usually when someone’s done something wrong or their unsafe behaviour catches your

attention. And as a leader, you perhaps feel it&rsquo


Why we need to expand our understanding of women's safety to go beyond personal security

As India races towards becoming an economic superpower, the country is lacking in women’s safety- with an alarming number of women succumbing to road accidents and fire-related deaths every year. 


The Indian woman of today is the ‘Bharatiya Nari’—an ideal Indian woman—in the remake. As a Bha



One of the key challenges facing businesses worldwide is balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime. An example of this would be in a commercial office building which requires a fire sprinkler system. BAFSA, The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association state that automatic sprinkler systems are used more than any other fixed fir


Fire Risks recognised by Shipping due to engine room fire incidences: Regulation Compliance via Safeship Solutions

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Discover more about fire systems, how they have been inspected and maintained in the past, the regulations and innovative, time and cost saving new Safeship® solutions to protect th


How to protect your digital privacy in the era of public shaming

The good news is that there are some easy steps you can take to reduce the threat


Every January, I do a digital tune-up, cleaning up my privacy settings, updating my software and generally trying to upgrade my security. This year, the task feels particularly urgent as we face a world with unprecedented threats to our digital safety.


What Could Cause a Wired Smoke Alarm to go off?

Wired smoke alarms are integrated into a building’s electrical system, which means they will go off for different reasons than smoke detectors, which depend solely on battery power. Problems with the house’s electrical system will cause false alarms, but smoke alarms can be connected together, adding greater protection to the occupants of the


7 Home Defense Tips for Seniors

Sadly, seniors tend to be common targets for criminals. They are frequently targeted for scams, fraud, and financial abuse. They are also targeted for burglaries. If you’ve never been the victim of a burglary, great. But that doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen to you or a loved one. In fact, it means you’re probably overdue for one.


Biometric Security will Take Cloud Computing to a New Level

Cloud computing is on the rise and is an emerging technology that has the ability to take sets of connection users to the next level. It is one of the most hyped innovation in which resources are paid according to the usage rather than owned. Although cloud computing provides various advantages such as reduced cost, increased throughput and ease of use, o


The Truth about Mobile Access Control

The truth about Mobile Access Control

"Mobile access" refers to using a smartphone to identify a person and allowing that person access to an entrance. Mobile access control is a popular concept that is supported by a growing number of products and technology platforms from a variety of vendors. Smartphone access is a driver for ch


Security, Fire & Building Automation System Integration by Jayandran Mohan



Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) is  a total integrated solution which encompasses BMS for controlling and monitoring HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Fighting, Electrical Systems, Door Access and Security system based on open system. The integration can b


Securing India's Infrastructure Secures India by Coltraco


Before installing Clean Agent fire suppression systems (used when sprinklers are inappropriate due to damaging enclosure contents) there are regulatory tests which much be undertaken in order to ensure the safety of the building structure and effectiveness of fire suppression.


Fire Suppression System by Vighnaharta

Fires affect thousands of companies each year resulting in injury, lost customer trust and building damage.
By establishing fire prevention it will be helpful to avoid injuries of your employees and visitors, costly damages,
and potential fines to your business.