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

Acoustic alchemy: Beosound Stage is Bang & Olufsen’s first soundbar

Bang & Olufsen today announced Beosound Stage – the first soundbar that brings the rich and powerful Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound to any TV1. Underlining Bang & Olufsen’s commitment to design and sound innovation, Beosound Stage is crafted with the ambition of creating a superbly deep and powerful soundbar, for everyone who wants an immersive cinematic experience from one single speaker. “We created Beosound Stage as a powerful soundbar that doesn’t

DHF publishes new document on changes to CE marking of fire and smoke resisting industrial doors

Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has published a new downloadable document for the industrial door sector, named Changes to CE marking of Fire and Smoke Resisting Industrial Doors.  The long-awaited publication reveals what is required, and is to be used, in conjunction with DHF TS012:2019 and is now accessible from the federation’s website. CE marking of powered doors, whether fire/smoke resisting or not, has been mandatory under

Technology laggards face extinction unless they transform their approach to innovation, CBI-Oracle report finds

If the change in the FTSE 100 has shown anything it is that no company or sector is immune to disruption. Four in ten companies listed on the index ten years ago are no longer there. Conventional wisdom has it that large companies always have the resources and ‘know-how’ to compete. Yet in an age of disruption, many larger businesses are struggling to digitally transform at the pace, a new

AI-powered security solution helps public housing

Avigilon Corporation have announced that the New Bedford Housing Authority (“NBHA”) in Massachusetts, USA has selected Avigilon video security solutions to help improve safety and reduce crime within its community. With close to 1,750 federal public housing units and 748 state aided units, the NBHA services over 6,000 individuals by providing safe, well-maintained and affordable housing units. New Bedford has faced challenges related to crime, which prompted the NBHA to

An investment for the future

Stadia adheres to similar requirements as a football team. The goal is to stay up-to-date so as not to jeopardize competitiveness; this involves continuous investment in bo th the team and infrastructure. For this reason, PBS Media solutions was called in to carry out a technical upgrade at the Bay Arena, home of the Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bundesliga team. The upgrade required the stadium’s outdated audio network to be modernised

Panasonic opens UK Customer Experience Centre

Panasonic Business has opened the doors to its new Customer Experience Centre in Bracknell, showcasing its range of B2B solutions both physically and virtually Situated at its new UK headquarters in the English town of Bracknell, Panasonic’s new Customer Experience Centre is experienced as two zones. The first is an immersive 270° interactive presentation space, built around eight separate virtual vertical environments, and a demonstration space that allows customers to

Facilities Show 2019: Another successful event

Facilities Show and Smart Buildings Expo provided an insight into the evolving and growing world of smart technology Facilities Show, in association with IWFM, returned to ExCeL London on 18-20 June 2019 for one of its most successful years yet, cementing its position as one of the world’s leading dedicated facilities and field service management events. This year, it demonstrated a 3% growth in visitors, continuing a three-year upward trend