LUXEMBOURG – How security becomes a priority in property management

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keywords : property management, security, video surveillance, armored doors, steel doors.   According to the annual survey recently published in January 2017 by Gérance Immobilière Luxembourg, a locally well-known property management company on its market, the security need becomes now the number one priority for 82% of the owners (living inside the building or landlords), just before the common area assessments control. This is the opposite ranking compared with last year, and moreover this security need makes a stunning 20% jump year-on-year. The recent terror attacks that happened in western countries…

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URBAN PLANNING – NO LUXEMBOURG ARCHITECT FOR ARCELOR

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keywords: arcelormittal, head office, architects’ order, luxembourg. ArcelorMittal plans to build its new headquarters in Kirchberg, near the European Parliament. At the time of the international application to the design offices, no Luxembourg architect was selected among the 8 firms likely to submit an offer. After an open letter from the Order of Architects and Engineers (OAI) regretting that no local architects could participate to the project, it is now the national representative MP Yves Cruchten (LSAP), questioning the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures François Bausch on the reasons for…

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URBAN PLANNING – The “Defensible Space Theory” to build a secure city

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keywords: security, video surveillance cameras, urban planning, defensible space, vigilance. Historically, the authorities have sought to secure the cities and especially the streets. A major step forward was made with the appearance and generalization of public lighting during the 19th century. Of course the creation of municipal police forces, by their proximity and their speed of intervention plays a major role. But is it smart to give security to video surveillance cameras or to a specific entity that can intervene only afterwards? As with public lighting, can the organization of…

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