Following its ‘Urban Lung’ project that embellished the pages of June’s issue, Yaoundé-based firm HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates returns to this month’s issue with another feast for the eyes, Fine Flower – Dubai Heart; which is set to be the largest leisure park in the world.

Designed to transform part of East London as part of the £3.7bn Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration programme, a new mixed-used scheme – including a mix of residential, retail and leisure accommodation – presented varied challenges when it came to designing and installing the security and fire safety requirements.

Here Martin Washby, Technical Services Manager at Meesons A.I., looks at why hardening commercial buildings against theft requires a multi-layered approach.

We understand that you want the best security for your property - whether you are working in healthcare, education, retail, transportation, commercial or multi-residential. Simply put, your building must be well protected against risks such as burglary or vandalism. Changes in Building Regulations are increasing the demands on the products used to gain access to a building. ASSA ABLOY have developed a family of security enhanced automatic entrances to meet these requirements.

Boon Edam Limited discusses how today's climate has led to the emerging trend of security through forms of turnstile for Universities and higher educational buildings.

Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, explains why a new approach is needed to improve fire safety within the building industry.

Increasing security standards promotes the development of leading security enhanced automatic entrances.

To offer specifiers and architects a definitive guide to Security Ratings, their implications and why they’re so important to design and construction, Jacksons Fencing has released a free-to-download guide explaining each rating in detail.

Boon Edam Limited discusses how today's climate has led to the emerging trend of integrated, intelligent buildings.

Criminal ram raids cost the public and private sectors millions of pounds in damages every year. But, up until now, there has been no tested and proven standard for an assured security product to protect against this risk. Roger Knight, Marshalls’ Head of New Product Development and Engineering for Landscape Protection, explains what the new PAS 170 standard will provide and the benefits for businesses and government organisations.

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