Key trends: wireless access control in 2018

Key trends: wireless access control in 2018

19 July 2018

Assa Abloy a leading manufacturer of access control hardware, and an important partner of Touchstar ATC, has produced a detailed report on the current status of the wireless access control market. The report was produced in conjunction with IFSEC and we’ve highlighted some of the main findings. Read More >>


CCTV for SME's: More than basic security

29 May 2018

We’re always encouraging small and growing businesses to invest in CCTV, and with good reason: even former criminals vouchfor the effectiveness of video surveillance. But the latest cameras can be used for much more than just catching bad guys. Within this feature are a few applications for CCTV equipment that you might not have considered before. Read More >>

How will GDPR affect access control?

How will GDPR affect access control?

03 May 2018

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) – the next major shakeup to European Union (EU) data privacy laws – is set to come into full force on May 25, forcing businesses of all kinds to reassess their attitudes towards and processes around personal data. Read More >>

CCTV in 2018: The biggest trends

CCTV in 2018: The biggest trends

04 April 2018

CCTV has long been a useful tool in the business owner’s battle against crime, but the technology’s users find themselves at a crossroads. In 2018, with purse strings tighter than ever, most are being forced to do more with less – minimising costs without weakening defences. Fortunately, this corporate security mainstay is evolving, and various new features and trends are helping organisations get the most from their CCTV investments Read More >>


CCTV and the Human Rights Act

30 January 2018

CCTV is everywhere in the UK. Although accurate figures are hard to come by, some reports have estimated there to be almost six million cameras watching the population – roughly one for every 11 people. It’s not difficult to see why, as a security measure, CCTV is so popular: it’s cost-effective and it works. But the rapid spread of surveillance over the past ten years has caused many members of the public to question their rights to privacy. For any business considering CCTV, then, and those using it already, it’s crucial to understand the legal implications. And namely, how it fits within the Human Rights Act 1998. Read More >>