Mike Hemes
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Don’t Spend Your Information On Black Friday

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to bag the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday alone. Over the whole week period the...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
Graham Allison
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Pay Rates in Security: The Highs and Lows

Although the pay rates that security officers are awarded remain a cause for concern, the issue points to a wider problem regarding training and skills development, not to mention the way in which personnel are deployed. Graham Allison explains why security services providers...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
Duncan Cooke
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Compliance: It’s About Knowing Your Options

In recent years, one of the reasons why there has been significant growth in the deployment of enterprise level access control systems is that advances in technology have enabled the delivery of significant benefits over and above the basic provision of access control to a...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
Jason Wakefield
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Security Regimes for Today’s Mail Rooms

What springs to mind when you think about building security? It’s always the usual suspects of CCTV, access control, intruder alarms, gates, barriers, panic alarms and security guarding, etc. All are common and have become essential in the uncertain and dangerous world in...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017
Duncan Cooke
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Peace of Mind for Security Applications

Heightened security awareness has meant that, more than ever, it’s now crucial for security applications such as access control, intruder alarms, perimeter protection, fire safety and video management to be fully-operational around the clock. The possibility of unplanned...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017
John Robinson
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ISO 22316: Preparing for Brexit (Part Two)

With ISO 22316:2017 Security and Resilience – Organisational Resilience – Principles and Attributes now upon us, John Robinson decided to apply his own test – focused on Brexit – in a bid to ascertain what’s of value in this document for security, risk and resilience...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Peter Sherry
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Apprenticeships: Striking The Balance Between Employers and Educationalists

One of the key recommendations of the Richard Review of Apprenticeships (published in November 2012 during the 2010-2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government’s time in Parliamentary office) was that apprenticeship programmes should be employer-led, but what does...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Remote Monitoring: Achieving Maximum Benefits for End Users

Here, Jonathan Sturley explains in detail how close working relationships formed with installers can ensure that end users achieve maximum benefit from their investment in a remotely monitored video surveillance system without having to live with the consequences of false alarms...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
John Robinson
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ISO 22316: Preparing for Brexit (Part One)

The long-awaited ISO 22316:2017 Security and Resilience – Organisational Resilience – Principles and Attributes has arrived. At first read it doesn’t seem to offer much – a long title, but just ten pages of what might be construed as rather dry and heavily-engineered clauses....
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
Peter Webster
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All Things Being Equal

Amid the wider requirement for gender diversity in the workplace, the number of females resident within the security industry remains disconcertingly low. Peter Webster examines why there’s such a gender imbalance and outlines what can be done to make security a more attractive...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017