Industry News: Water Company Invests in Gas Hazard Notification Devices for Employees
LONE WORKER SAFETY
As part of a $2 million agreement with the United Kingdom’s second-largest water company, Blackline Safety Corp. provided personal gas detection devices to more than 10,000 workers—employees who add up to half of the nation’s water and wastewater authorities’ workforce. Employees of Severn Trent Water are outfitted with wearable devices that offer personal protection and support the organization’s digital transformation. The devices can detect gas hazards and instantly notify workers and managers in real time; provide contact tracing; and support mitigation measures against future incidents. The agreement is part of a three-year investment, which offers a five-year extension.
MERGERS & MOVES
The acquisition of ALCEA will further strengthen ASSA ABLOY’s focus on access control and relevant vertical markets, complementing the company’s critical infrastructure offerings.
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Xage Security partnered with CyberKnight to accelerate adoption of critical infrastructure hardening and digital transformation across the Middle East while mitigating increasing cyber threats.
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