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Dubai developer to use new cladding tech to combat fire risk in tower

September 11, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – A newly developed form of cladding offering fire-resistance up to temperatures of 1200ºC is being used for the first time in the construction of a residential tower in Dubai, it was announced on the opening day of Cityscape Global this week. Developed in Spain

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UAE wifi users not taking security risks seriously, says Norton report

August 31, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – According to the 2017 Norton WiFi Risk Report, 95% of UAE consumers indicate they have acted in an unsafe matter when connecting to WiFi hotspots, including potentially sharing their email or online bank account log-in information. Two-thirds (66%) of UAE consumers can’t wait more

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Two-way talk finally added to Canary security cameras

August 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

U.S. – TechCrunch.com reports that high profile security startup Canary is bringing a handful of new features to its camera products, the all-in-one and Flex. Most notable here is the addition of two-way audio, which has been noticeably absent from the company’s products and ranks as

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Singapore firms slow to adopt higher end video solutions, Milestone reports

August 7, 2017 By Emma Procter

DENMARK – Milestone Systems has unveiled the findings of its research study: ‘Video Surveillance Solutions in Singapore’. The study revealed that while satisfaction with video surveillance continues to remain high, few firms are fully taking advantage of intelligent video solutions, beyond basic functions such as surveillance today.

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Hackers in U.S. shine light on voting machine vulnerability

July 31, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Politico magazine shines a light on the contentious world of election machine hacking in the U.S… ELECTION OFFICIALS and voting machine manufacturers insist that the rites of American democracy are safe from hackers. But people like Carten Schurman need just a few minutes to raise doubts about

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AI and analytics accelerate the pace of digital workplace transformation

July 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – New research which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organisations

In this Feb. 13, 2014, photo, members of the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office fly their search and rescue drone during a demonstration, in Brigham City, Utah. Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations. That tension is on display as more than 35 states consider drone legislation this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The bills include ways to attract an industry that could generate billions and restrictions on drone use and data collection. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Tighter UAE regulations on all drone importation after airport issues

July 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – UAE aviation regulators will no longer allow the importation of drones that fail to meet the specifications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to a report in Arab News. This after UAE airports were estimated to have incurred losses of about Dh350,000 (SR357,386) for

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Smart system devices for all UAE school buses confirmed by authorities

June 29, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The joint committee of the Ministry of Education and Emirates Transport has announced the adoption of the smart system for students’ safety in all school buses in Dubai and the northern areas. This step is being implemented to promote safe and secure school transport, as