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Euralarm launches all-new Fire Extinguishing Section to complement Fire Alarm Section

Euralarm, the European Trade Association for the fire and security industry, has moved to expand its activities into the fire extinguishing market, in turn offering new opportunities for its members and, indeed, the entire fire industry to act as one at a European level....
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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BRE’s National Security Survey reveals personal security fears to be “on the increase”

The BRE’s National Security Survey has revealed that personal security is becoming an increasing worry across the UK, with two out of every three respondents questioned now more concerned about crime today than they were five years ago. The Top Three issues raised as...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Met’s Deputy Commissioner awarded Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey QPM has been awarded a Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing. The recognition in the New Year Honours List for 2018 is a result of the Deputy Commissioner’s many accomplishments including...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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G4S Secure Solutions chosen to provide integrated security for DWP’s property estate

G4S Secure Solutions has won a technology-enabled contract to secure the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) estate of over 700 properties spread across England, Wales and Scotland. Under what is one of the largest integrated security contracts of its kind awarded in the UK,...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Policing and Fire Minister orders Fire and Rescue Authorities to curb practice of “boomerang bosses”

Nick Hurd, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, has unveiled new rules designed to crack down on the employment of ‘boomerang bosses’ in England’s Fire and Rescue Services. The practice has seen senior fire officers retire from their post only to be re-appointed almost...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Government moves to outlaw ticket tout “bots” with provision in Digital Economy Act

New legislation will ban ticket touts from using automated software such that they can evade security measures and snap up more tickets than allowed by event organisers only to sell them on at hugely inflated prices. A new criminal offence – to be brought forward thanks to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Gartner forecasts worldwide security spending to reach $96 billion mark in 2018

Market analyst Gartner is forecasting worldwide enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, representing an 8% uptick from 2017. Organisations are now spending more on security regimes as a direct result of regulations, a shifting buyer mindset, the growing...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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“Building Defensive Security Programmes”: CISOs gather to discuss New Year challenges

Carbon Black recently held a senior level round table discussion orchestrated to discuss and debate the security challenges facing organisations and how best to build defensive security programmes in 2018. The event was held at The Stafford Hotel in central London on Thursday 7...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Nuvias Group issues detailed listing of ‘Top Ten IT Security Predictions for 2018’

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security for Nuvias Group (the pan-EMEA high value distribution business which is helping to redefine the international, specialist distribution of IT), has listed the company’s ‘Top Ten IT Security Predictions for...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
Gloucestershire Constabulary's headquarters
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Gloucestershire Constabulary protects local communities with real-time SAS insights

Serving 600,000 residents and policing more than 1,000 square miles of urban centres and rural environments, Gloucestershire Constabulary wanted to gain an up-to-date picture of incidents across the county. In a bid to do so, the force has employed analytics software from SAS to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018