Sarah Phillips

BTS and Bandweaver awarded contracts for 18 FireLaser Fire Detection systems to protect new Istanbul Airport

BTS Yangin, together with Bandweaver Technologies has been awarded a new contract. This is for additional fiber optic fire detection systems for Istanbul International Airport. This is the fourth phase of an ongoing contract. The contract includes 18 FireLaser systems and more than 40,000m of fiber optic linear heat detection cable. The FireLaser systems are being utilised to protect a wide range of assets including both facility buildings, hangers and tunnels. Read more

Sarah Phillips

New Contract Win: Car Parking facility, Amsterdam

We are pleased to announce that SenseTek Fire and Security Solutions has been awarded a contract to supply Bandweaver’s FireLaser DTS for protection of a Car Parking facility in Amsterdam. The car park is a single-story facility beneath 9 office buildings with a total of over 800 parking spaces.  7,000 metres of cable was installed, divided into two redundant loops. Read more

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Increasing Security Resilience with Value Engineered Solutions

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been an unusual year; the impact of COVID-19 has been felt around the world. Everyone has begun adapting to what is commonly called ‘the new norm’. Individuals, families, companies, organisations and even countries are having to change the way they operate, how they interact and how they travel. The impact on businesses has been massive, home working has become standard for many people. Some sectors have been devastated and very few have been left unaffected. The future remains uncertain and this has had an impact on the global financial markets. Companies are tightening their belts in readiness of a predicted recession – it’s certainly not the easiest time to do business. From a security perspective, there has also been changes in the way assets are monitored. Sites that were once busy are now empty and unmanned, lockdowns and travel restrictions have put further pressure on manned security teams and operators and crime rates also tend to increase as a result of economic uncertainties and increased unemployment. Read more

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Bandweaver’s superior fiber optic linear heat detection solution outperforms competition for the protection of industrial plants and buildings

Despite the obvious challenges of 2020, large-scale, industrial and manufacturing sites will always carry a significant fire risk. It’s as important as ever to manage and reduce that risk. Now is the time to make the safety and protection of people, assets and property a priority. Whether a fire begins intentionally, due to human error or because of dangerous environmental conditions, the costs can be substantial. According to a recent report by the Fire Protection Association, the estimated loss caused by fire damage in UK industrial processing and manufacturing plants between 2010 and 2019 was £808 million*. Evidently, traditional fire detection and suppression solutions are not up to scratch. Read more

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Converged Security Solutions: The Time is Now

Up until the lockdown at least, I have been a regular attendee at the world’s leading international security exhibitions and conference. One thing is becoming more and more clear – converged traditional physical security solutions and cybersecurity is vital in the modern age.

End users now expect holistic solutions that address all threats. This may be from physical attacks onsite or remote attacks from hackers located on another continent. They expect their integrators, and ultimately, product manufacturers to offer comprehensive solutions that mitigate both physical and IT vulnerabilities. Read more

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Introducing: Horizon 10 Distributed Acoustic Sensing

Due to popular demand, Bandweaver is pleased to announce the release of the Horizon 10 km Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) system. We have received a number of requests from our customers for a DAS product in this range variant. We are committed to supporting our customer at the core of our business. Therefore, we are proud to be able to expand our portfolio to offer broader choice for our customers. Users can expect the same full functionality of the existing range. This includes 1 and 2 channel configurations, as well as a Deep Neural Network (DNN) artificial intelligence, providing an improved performance through responsive, dynamic machine learning. Read more

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Security Technology vs Manpower

With the onset of COVID-19 it seems that everything has changed. As countries start to lift their restrictions thoughts go to post virus life and what if anything will be different. From a security industry point of view, it is inevitable that there will be a dusting off and review of business continuity plans. As well as how can organisations react differently to future challenges. One of those key points will be the consideration of security technology vs manpower. Read more

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Adapting Working Practices for Social Distancing

The past few months have had a significant impact on businesses, governments, and individuals. Although many countries are beginning to ease lockdown measures, it is still by no means business as usual. However, when it comes to safety, security and monitoring of critical sites, it is sometimes not an option to put projects and operations on hold. So now is time to adapt working practices. Read more

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COVID-19: Business Update from Bandweaver

In these unprecedented times, businesses around the world are working hard to adjust their working practices and keep their teams safe and healthy. We’d like to take this opportunity to update our customers, suppliers and partners on the current situation here at Bandweaver regarding Covid-19. Read more

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Pressure on the National Grid Inevitable as the UK Goes Green – How Can Bandweaver Help Manage Surge of Demand for Electricity?

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared that the ban on the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars is to be brought forward by 5 years to 20351. Although a positive move for the environment, it has brought concern to the industry about how this change will affect the national power grid as the sale of electric cars increases. Read more