It’s a departure from the usual technique where holes are made in the casing of bombs and then try to use a number of methods to force the explosive out of the casing. The challenge with the forcing process is that it invariably causes some vibration that can lead to an explosion. SAI’s method means there’s no need to approach an
explosive device. As part of the patent Applications, SAI showed steel cylinders being lowered over an anti-tank mine and the cavity filled with missile fuel and an oxidant. Once the mixture was ignited and burned for a length of time the mine was rendered safe.
According to London’s Observer newpaper, the plan stems from the fear that the area around Big Ben and Parliament are vulnerable to attacks from truck bombs. Since a rash of IRA bombings 10 years ago led to street closures, and congestion led to a charge on private vehicles, London’s City business district has been significantly reduced.
"We are excited to be working with Plug Power, a leading-edge provider of new technologies targeted at the telecommunications industry," said Terrence Cummings, vice president and general manager, Tyco Electronic Installation Services. "This relationship will enhance the growth opportunities available to us in providing installation, engineering and maintenance
services to the backup power market."
Tyco Electronics Installation Services has a nationwide footprint covered by more than 300 qualified technicians who will be available to install and service the GenCore product line. Plug Power has already trained a number of Tyco technicians to operate, install and maintain Plug Power GenCore systems. Tyco is incorporating GenCore-specific training into the basic curriculum available to its service force.
According to the PTA, more than 16 times as many people use public transport like buses, ferries
and trains, compared with domestic air travel. PTA president William Millar says that transit organisations have spent around $US1.7 billion on raising security levels but government funding for more surveillance cameras at stations, improved comms paths and better training are required to get the job done.
Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration will start screening train passengers using X-ray machines, sniffer
dogs and explosive detection equipment at Washington Station this month. The idea is hat screeners will run baggage through an X-ray machine while passengers will go through an explosives detection portal. It’s not the first time airport-style security has been implemented at a railway station. In May a suburban station in Maryland was one of the most secure in the
world as a pilot for the Washington Station roll-out went through its paces.
It’s feared that smart crooks could uncover details of a smart card from the signals emanating from a reader. Hitachi worked with Technische Universitaet Darmstadt to develop the technology and company says it plans to bring the cards to market within 3 years. The technology could be ideal for protecting next generation multi applications credit and access cards.
Wesley Harper, NVT’s Managing Director said, “We are deeply honored that our hard work in developing export markets has been rewarded with such a prestigious award. NVT’s commitment to export growth and its ability to succeed in new and emerging markets is a testament to the professionalism of the NVT team and their execution of a robust business plan.”
Since its arrival in the UK in 2000, NVT has been widely attributed as the driving force behind establishing the market for real-time, CCTV video transmission over unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable.
The review showed that of those present during a
house fire, 74 per cent thought they’d never experience a fire and 50 per cent said they had no house fire escape plan in place. And while 64 per cent said they’d established a house fire escape plan, 63 per cent had not practised it that year. Meanwhile, around 20 per cent of those surveyed never replaced the batteries in their home smoke sensors.
Total robbery (not street crime) is down by 12 per cent - includes robbery of personal property down by 11 per cent, and business property down by 25 per cent for April and May 2004 compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, residential burglary is down 9 per cent - that means 908 less household burglary victims.
The preliminary annual report is based upon information from law enforcement agencies that provided the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program with 6 to 12 months of data in both 2002 and 2003. In total, 11,921 agencies met the criteria to be included in the preliminary report.
In order to gauge the level and types of violent acts occurring across the Nation, the UCR Program tracks the offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; collectively, these offenses form the violent crime category. A comparison of current data to those from 2002 indicates a decline in such crimes nationally. Among the violent offenses, only murder showed an increase during 2003, rising 1.3 percent from the previous year. Of those violent crimes that showed declines, aggravated assault had the largest drop at 4.1 percent; forcible rape and robbery each declined 1.9 percent from the prior year’s data.
A member of the judging panel said, “...what iOmniscient has to offer is years ahead of anything else we have seen to date." He went on to say that “...organizations should consider it their Duty of Care if they decide not to implement technology like this that could avert a disaster. People would tend to ask why an inexpensive but effective technology has not been deployed especially where innocent lives or major assets are at risk”.
The award was presented for the uniqueness and innovation of iOmniscient’s “Genius” product range. These products can detect if objects are placed in or removed from very crowded scenes (even when they are significantly obscured – hidden for a period of time) and can provide timely information to security officers, directly preventing disasters and major thefts from occurring.