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According to the Egress Insider Data Breach Survey 2021, it found that 94% of organisations experienced inside data breaches within the last year. 84% of the IT leaders surveyed advised human error was the top cause of the most serious incidents. Those surveyed also indicated that despite human error causing the most incidents less than one-fifth advised this to be their biggest concern.

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According to the latest report from research organization Omdia,  Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, continued to increase its global markets share, outpacing market growth in both VMS and Windows-based recorders categories. The report also revealed that Genetec retained its position as the global market share leader, recording the highest growth amongst the top five worldwide software manufacturers.

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From the beginning of the pandemic and as it continues to pose a threat to the population globally; society and businesses are realising that more needs to be done to reduce infection rates. A major contributor to infection rates, particularly for a virus that can survive on most surfaces for hours, is the use of common touchpoints. In a single day, common touchpoints such as door handles & buttons can come into contact with thousands of people. The reduction or elimination of these touchpoints is therefore key.

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Pandemic-related economic factors are likely to continue to present challenges across many industries in 2021. While the global pandemic has certainly taken the world by surprise, the security industry excels at planning for the unexpected and is resourceful in times of crisis. However, at a time when budgets are tight, many businesses, cities, critical infrastructure and transportation agencies need to be creative about how they use, update and redeploy their security systems across their organizations. When thinking more broadly about the role of physical security and what it can do beyond traditional applications to deliver more value, organizations need to think beyond the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic. They need to work to ensure that their investments not only solve today’s problems but also continue to play a strategic role even once the pandemic is finally in the rear-view mirror.

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Globalisation is the process of connection and interaction between businesses, people and governments across the world. This has been an increasing trend; allowing companies to provide services and products to a much greater market and have access to a more extensive array of resource options. However, the increased globalisation has also increased the susceptibility for viruses to spread and pandemics to occur affecting the entire globe. Read the article to understand how can Access control systems & CCTVs assist in managing a pandemic?