Iceland has become a hub for data centres and cryptocurrency mining operations because cheap energy and low ambient temperatures which make it a low-cost destination. The nation also has a low crime rate. The raids started in December 2017 when three data centres were cracked in December. Another raid took place in January. Icelandic police have arrested 11 people in connection with four raids on data centres that held BitCoin mining equipment.
In this time of the year there is finally some time to spend with the family and friends but also to relax and read. For this reason, we decided to share our five most read blog posts of the year 2019.
We would like to thank the ever growing number of Detection Technologies blog readers,
The new year starts with the Perimeter Protection exhibition - one of the best Perimeter Security trade shows worldwide. The exhibition takes place in Nuremberg from 14th to 16th January. This time Detection Technologies will share a stand with Berlemann Torbau which provides high quality physical perimeter security solutions under its brand INOVA. Together we demonstrate how electronics and mechanics can integrate for effective perimeter protection.
On the evening of Friday 13th December 2019, thieves stole over £50 million of jewelry and valuables from Tamara Ecclestone's home in London. It is reported that the thieves spent almost an hour in the house undetected after simply climbing over the garden fence.
Detection Technologies will be exhibiting at Security Expo 2019. If you plan to attend the trade show you are very welcome to stop by at booth C71 and receive first hand information about our brand new product called MultiSense.
A carefully planned and audacious heist at a Dresden museum has shocked the world after more than €1 Billion in jewelry, diamonds, art and cultural artifacts were taken in the early hours of Monday 25th November.
The thieves broke into Dresden's Grünes Gewölbe, one of the world's oldest museums, and made off with three priceless' sets of 18th century jewelry. The museum houses one of Europe's largest collection of treasures.
In 2018, police in the Midlands uncovered the biggest burglary gang they'd ever seen. The gang took advantage of the dark winter nights and lax security on homes across the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Gloucestershire. They specifically targeted affluent homes from which they looted over £845,000 of jewellery, watches and cash.
The ultimate goal of Smart Home is to increase the quality of life and security. Smart Home is no longer a vision but has become an integral part of our lives. When we leave home in the morning all doors are being automatically locked and a smart security system protects our valuables. When we return home after work our houses are already well-tempered and the LED lightning creates a welcoming atmosphere. Alexa provides us with the news of the day before we ask her to show the latest episode of our favourite series on Netflix. So how does Smart Home compare to Smart Perimeter?
The goals of Smart Perimeter and Smart Home are very much alike. It is all about high automation, less frustration and high security. Surprisingly, the truth is that the perimeter is nowhere as secure or automated compared to our private homes. In fact, Perimeter Protection often consists of outdated security systems that include blind spots and are easy to overcome. Perimeter Management still relies on various isolated systems with little ability to talk to another. But all this is about to change with Detection Technologies' Smart Perimeter Solution, a unique system that neatly integrates Perimeter Protection and Perimeter Management.
Optical fibre sensors have primarily been developed for the communications industry. As such, their use as vibration sensors inevitably involves compromises that limit their effectiveness as perimeter intrusion detection sensors. In contrast, Detection Technologies VibraTek Plus system was designed purely as an intrusion detection sensor. As such, incorporates features to enhance its effectiveness when deployed in such applications.
A national central bank belongs undoubtedly to one of the most security sensitive sites. We can announce that Detection Technologies' VibraSector perimeter intrusion detection system has been chosen for the protection of a national banknote production facility.