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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and putting public safety at serious and unnecessary risk. That’s the view of the Home Affairs Committee as outlined in its follow-up report into UK-EU security...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Home Office awards £100 million-plus to dedicated police transformation projects

The Government is investing more than £100 million of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million for investment in 2018-2019 in four...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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David Roney joins Operating Board of ASIS UK with focus on counter-terrorism and policing

ASIS UK has announced that David Roney is joining the organisation’s Operating Board as director responsible for counter-terrorism and policing. Roney is well known to the wider security community having retired from the police following a distinguished career, most...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Football fans urged to ‘Know The Game Plan’ for new Premier League and Football League seasons

Football fans gearing up for the new Premier League and Football League seasons are being reminded to ‘Know The Game Plan’ and report any security concerns to stewards or staff. National Counter-Terrorism Security Office professionals have been working with the Premier League,...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of “intrusive” mobile phone monitoring technology

Privacy International has filed an appeal challenging police forces’ refusal to disclose information on their purchase and use of IMSI catchers. IMSI catchers are surveillance tools which mimic mobile phone towers, tricking phones into connecting with them and revealing...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Research unveils intelligent building security risks, vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies

Working in partnership with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the ASIS Foundation has released what the organisation boldly describes as “groundbreaking first-of-its-kind guidance” for...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Leading cyber law academic calls for independent review of CCTV and AFR implementation

As the use of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology continues to energise public debate, a leading cyber law academic has called for an independent review of how the UK implements CCTV analytics technology – and believes that this course of action is the only way forward...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Spike in criminal drive-offs from forecourts prompts interest in unmanned petrol stations

A recent spike in criminal drive-offs from forecourts has prompted renewed interest in unmanned fuel stations. That’s according to METRO Security which provides technology that integrates CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) for both kiosk-driven a...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Showtime Security Guards Ltd director sentenced and owner given prison sentence for intimidating witnesses

On Friday 27 July at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, were sentenced, having pleaded guilty back in June for supplying unlicensed security operatives in Shropshire. Ms Francis was sentenced to a 12-month conditional...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Anne Scorey appointed UK managing director of assurance at British Standards Institution

Anne Scorey has been appointed by business improvement company the British Standards Institution (BSI) as managing director of assurance for the UK and Ireland and, as a result, Scorey joins the EMEA executive team. In the role of managing director, Scorey will be responsible for...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018