In-sight articles about security & safety solutions
A mantrap can be built in different ways, it can be a small room with an entry door on one side and an exit door on the opposite side, it can be a high security portal (also called bussola in Italy), it can be a security vestibule or a tunnel with access control systems. But surely, what a true mantrap must have is an interlocking door system (it means the second door can be open only when the first door has been closed).
Mantraps (or armoured...
A night of terror that Ex Premier of Italian Government Ciriaco De Mita and his wife suffered on May 28, 2018. According to the police reconstruction, four thieves have put out of order the Villa perimeter alarm systems. The House guardian, who lives in a small house inside the Villa garden has not noticed anything.
The criminals, after having forced the entrance door around 3.30 am, they got in house and surprised the De Mita spouses in their bedroom,...
One year ago, in May 2017, was given the go-ahead for the use of digital fingerprints as a means of identification of immigrants and asylum applicants who pass through the many immigration centres in Italy and throughout Europe. However, problems due to the different collection systems used in the early years are now arising, which as a matter of fact do not allow an easy data research and comparison.
In 2017, the Committee on Civil Liberties commented...
The entrance is typically the most important part of a building, a nerve point that needs to be secured. Same thing for windows, gates and open points in general. Making sure that the door, the window or the gate are properly locked, therefore, is critical. It is a safety issue and more and more electric locks play a major role in this regard, but how to choose the right electric lock?
That’s the main point. Do exist the best electric locks for...
Growing consumer acceptance of facial recognition technology is driving security and public safety applications
The one biometric modality that emerged as the media darling was facial recognition because of its potential for use in large open spaces like airports, arenas and shopping malls. Awareness of biometrics and facial recognition skyrocketed thanks to press coverage and soaring stock prices. In less than a year, inflated prices for at least two facial recognition vendors catapulted them into national prominence, but as their technology failed to meet...
What will be the future of digital identities? Which impact will the generation differences have on the use of different identification systems? In response to these questions IBM Security announces a study (Future of Identity, designed with Ketchum Global Research and Analytics) that analyzes, on a global scale, consumers trends in relation to digital identity and authentications.
The continuous technological evolution, with the consequent increase...
According to the OSSIF "Inter-sectoral report on Predatory Crime rate 2016” – Research Centre of the Italian Banking Association on Anti-crime Security, the thefts committed to the detriment of jewelleries in 2015 have been 387, basically one per day. That is an alarming figure, even though it marks an improvement compared to 2014, year in which the number of crimes was 12 % higher (as reported in the magazine “Safety” of November 2017).
Robbery at Doge's Palace in Venice: a Security Manager needed!
Gorgeous jewels were stolen from a case in the Treasures of the Mughals and Maharajas exhibition at the Doge's Palace in Venice on the morning of 3 jenuary 2018. But this was no Ocean’s Eleven-style hi-tech heist. No men in black balaclavas were lowered on wires in the dead of night to avoid laser beams or motion sensors.
The technique apparently consisted of one person standing between...
The average is dramatic: more than 1 million 400.000 thefts reported every year. If we added to these the cases of non-reported break-ins, the number would be even higher. ISTAT data refer to the decade 2006-2015, which can be verified by visiting the dati.istat.it portal. Against the flow, armed robberies are instead diminishing (in 2015 around 35.000).
By painting an European picture of home burglaries, Italy (according to the Eurostat-Unodc ranking...