“Continued counterfeiting will drive hologram growth in 2018” forecasts IHMA

Global threats are set to continue to push demand for authentication and brand protection devices such as holograms. The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which marks its 25th Anniversary in 2018, is witnessing the increased integration of holograms...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017

G4S plays major role in release of new security-centric 12-sided £1 coin to general public

According to the Bank of England, approximately one-in-30 £1 coins in circulation are counterfeits, so it was an absolute priority to introduce a new highly secure coin that’s much harder to copy. The Royal Mint is now producing 1.5 billion of the new 12-sided £1 coins,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017

“Tens of thousands” of counterfeit goods seized thanks to pre-Christmas Border Force operation

No less than 18,000 bottles of ‘Paco Rabanne’ and ‘Jean-Paul Gaultier’ perfume, 3,000 cuddly toys and over 900 pairs of ‘Nike Air Max’ trainers were among tens of thousands of fake goods seized by Border Force in the weeks leading up to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017

Criminal network suspected of smuggling Iranian migrants into UK tackled by Europol

On Thursday 8 December, 33 people were arrested as several homes were searched in Greece as part of a joint security and policing investigation conducted by UK and Greek officials with support from Europol. The individuals were arrested for their suspected roles in an...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
The Bank of England has announced that the next £20 note will be printed on polymer for added security

Bank of England ramps up currency security by announcing new polymer £20 note

In a move designed to make the UK’s currency more secure and durable, the Bank of England has announced that Britain’s next £20 note will be printed on plastic. The new £20 design will be the third bank note to be printed on polymer following a ten-week public...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015