Securiscape PAS 68 Security Planters

A leading specialist manufacturer, Securiscape, of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) products has protected sports fans and concert-goers by installing a row of PAS-68 planters in the shadow of Wembley Stadium. Securiscape, which is based in Derby, supplied five of the 1.4m square reinforced planters, which have been fitted into the pavement alongside Engineers Way, close to the flyover taking supporters up to the stadium. The work is part of an

Smart buildings save energy

Smart buildings allows for many opportunities to capture energy savings in our industrial, commercial, and residential buildings. Some are as basic as installing programmable thermostats or automated lighting systems to improve the way we operate the HVAC and lighting systems.  Other options include actual modifications to the building itself or installing new or upgraded equipment. The demand response opportunity Electric grids provide power to a town or city.  The cost

Bird nest inspires bricks

A new brick made from domestic plastic waste has been proven to provide 10 times better insulation than traditional bricks made from clay. Dr Karthikeyan Kandan, senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), has created a novel brick made entirely from upcycled plastic waste. Believed to be the first of its kind, the brick is constructed using 3D printing and lattice architecture technologies, which involves criss-crossing

Honeywell launches smart lighting system

Honeywell introduces new advanced lighting solution to hotel operators and facility managers in UAE and Saudi Arabia Honeywell, an international technology leader, has announced the launch of a new smart lighting solution for the hospitality sector. Lighting is becoming a vital part of facilities management and connected building systems. It not only benefits cost efficiency but it is also more efficient to use in terms of saving power, brightness levels,

The Senstar LM100 vital to any perimeter

Senstar Company finds this method of security is one of its favourite models for security at Tier-1 transmission sub-stations Senstar has been helping a major US electrical utility company protect its sites for many years, starting with the FlexZone ranging fence-mounted intrusion detection system and now the Senstar LM100 hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system. Since 2013, FlexZone has been installed at 18 of the company’s Tier-1 transmission

Does the future lie in fast-housing and microhomes?

James Law JP, Co-Founder of James Law Cybertecture has called upon the formation of microhomes for fast and sustainable housing to combat the growing crisis in Hong Kong. Speaking at the inaugural SDGs Impact Summit by The World We Want, which took place in New Delhi at the Taj Palace Hotel with over 500+ international delegates, panellists, change makers, activists and influencers rallying to propel the momentum for achieving the

Sicurezza and Smart Building Expo

SICUREZZA, Europe’s leading security and fire exhibition, and Smart Building Expo, the trade fair for technological integration, held in Fiera Milano from 13th to 15th November 2019, closed with 28,629 professional operators. Numbers up 12% on the previous edition, with international attendance from 88 countries, of which the ten most represented were Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Tunisia, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Croatia. An increase that

Baumit interview with the façade experts

Ben Warren, Managing Director at global building materials manufacturer, Baumit, discusses the aesthetics and functionality of walls in building Baumit strives to create healthy, energy efficient and beautiful building facades, renderings and interior walls. The company strives for innovation through their amalgamation of tradition, practicality, aesthetics, sustainability and functionality. people to live in ‘beautiful, energy-efficient and healthy homes’. Created in 1988, Baumit stands for: innovation, safety, partnerships and trust in

Smart technology for efficiency

Uponor demonstrates how smart technology is a necessity in buildings to improve efficiency, cost, energy reduction and ease From doorbells and security cameras to appliances and cooking utensils, smart technology which allows products and gadgets to be controlled via an app or voice command is becoming ever present in modern buildings. Heating and cooling within a building is one area in which smart technology can be used to provide a

Stage Audio Works helps Kilowatt AV scale with Analog Way

Kilowatt AV has become the first production company in SA to invest in Analog Way’s Aquilon RS3 mission critical 4K/8K multi-screen presentation system and video wall processor. The purchase was made through the local office of the French manufacturer’s South African distributor, Stage Audio Works. The production company had been searching for a high-end scaler that would be able to meet its 4K presentation needs. Having not found the right