Steve LoughneyGraham Vickrage (left and Neil FitzwalterCoventry Magistrates CourtChester Magistrates CourtAmanda McCloskeyMike Bluestone CSyP

Risk Xtra March 2019

News Update. News Analysis: Institute of Risk Management on Risk Predictions for 2019. News Special: ASIS Europe

Alarming News… Is Anyone Listening?

Fire safety experts have long queried why people don’t respond to siren-based alarms, with voice evacuation

National Security Inspectorate highlights new feature areas for 2019 Summit

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced brand new feature areas for the forthcoming 2019 NSI Summit

Aston University rolls-out unified SafeZone protection and assistance solution for staff and students

Aston University’s management team in Birmingham is transforming security and safety with the introduction of

UNION introduces new accessories range for ExiSAFE panic exit devices

UNION has launched a new range of accessories for its ExiSAFE panic exit devices (PEDs), which can be used in

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead selects Genetec for major community safety upgrade

Genetec – the technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence

Nurse Call partnership with Courtney Thorne boosts Secom’s health and care portfolio

In a move that strengthens its position in the health and care sectors, Secom plc is partnering with Courtney

“Automation, Cloud, Cyber and Unification” all at heart of Tyco’s product strategy

If you want to know anything about the future product strategy for the Tyco video brands, there’s probably

Institute of Strategic Risk Management formed to “understand complex threats of modern world”

The Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) has been established in order to create a global centre where

NSI awarded UKAS accreditation for Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) new

ASIS International adds 245th Global Chapter for security management professionals

ASIS International has announced the formation of its newest chapter, Carolina Pines, which will serve members in

Percepto autonomous drone solution assessed in US operational experimentation programme

Percepto, the specialist developer of on-site autonomous drone solutions, has recently participated in an

Utilities sector specialists focus on Datalog developments at Cortech Forum

Cortech Developments’ key focus as a business is to assist today’s practising professionals to mitigate risk

Disqualified West Midlands security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

A disqualified West Midlands security boss who had his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence revoked last year

Chester-based security company boss fined for employing unlicensed door supervisor

A Chester security boss has been fined over £2,000 for employing an unlicensed door supervisor. Stephen Young, the

Convicted NHS fraudster ordered to hand over all assets in wake of investigation

Convicted NHS dialysis manager Alan Hodge has been told he must pay the NHS £30,720 following his role in a large

G4S reports on Full Year financial results for 12 months to 31 December 2018

G4S has announced its Full Year financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2018. New contract wins

GCs and Boards believe companies are “unprepared” for “significantly more complex” risk landscape

The risk landscape has become significantly more complex over the last three years and General Counsels (GCs) as

Mother of Manchester terror attack victim calls for protective security improvements at 2019 Step Change Summit

Figen Murray – the mother of Manchester Arena terror attack victim Martyn Hett –  opened the third

How To Prevent Fire Extinguisher and Exit Door Misuse

Are your business premises suffering from fire extinguisher and exit door misuse? It’s not unheard of to see

The Rules of Staff Engagement

Carefully thought through engagement has always been necessary for the effective management of remote officers in

BSIA Briefing

Understandably, there’s presently much talk within the mainstream media concerning Brexit, writes Mike

Embassy Security: The Layered Response

As the representative offices of Governments overseas, Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions have always

ASIS International heralds year-on-year growth of flagship educational event in Europe

ASIS International, the dedicated association for practising security professionals, is “excited” by

Corporate Security: Unfurling the Resilience Umbrella

Economic crises and consumer trends are just a couple of the pitfalls that can dramatically affect the way in which

Security & Fire Management News

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Institute of Strategic Risk Management formed to “understand complex threats of modern world”

The Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) has been established in order to create a global centre where practitioners, academics and policy-makers can come together to share information, help progress and promote the underlying understanding and capabilities associated...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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NSI awarded UKAS accreditation for Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) new Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (incorporating BAFE SP206), effective from 21 February 2019. The NSI is the first certification body in the UK licensed by...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019

Opinion

Steve Loughney
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Alarming News… Is Anyone Listening?

Fire safety experts have long queried why people don’t respond to siren-based alarms, with voice evacuation systems often mooted as being the better alternative when it comes to relaying information and prompting quicker reactions from affected individuals during an...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
Amanda McCloskey
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The Rules of Staff Engagement

Carefully thought through engagement has always been necessary for the effective management of remote officers in the private security industry. Nowadays, though, with some office-based employees opting to work from home, there’s also an increasing number of remote support staff...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019

Features

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Embassy Security: The Layered Response

As the representative offices of Governments overseas, Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions have always required high levels of security, and particularly so in areas where terrorist cells and disaffected groups may operate. As Tim Northwood outlines, the Best Practice...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Risk Management: Upgrading the Approach to Access Control

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a mantra that often describes the best course of action for many situations in life, writes Nick Smith. It’s a phrase that’s probably best suited to something like a bookcase or an oven, but it also often describes the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019

Technology

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UNION introduces new accessories range for ExiSAFE panic exit devices

UNION has launched a new range of accessories for its ExiSAFE panic exit devices (PEDs), which can be used in public and commercial buildings. Designed, tested and manufactured in the UK, the new accessories increase the range of doors that can be fitted with ExiSAFE, while also...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
Graham Vickrage (left and Neil Fitzwalter
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Nurse Call partnership with Courtney Thorne boosts Secom’s health and care portfolio

In a move that strengthens its position in the health and care sectors, Secom plc is partnering with Courtney Thorne to offer the care technology specialist’s Nurse Call solutions. This means that Secom will be able to offer existing and new NHS or private sector customers a...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019

Training and Careers

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Quartet of university students awarded coveted scholarships by Paxton

As a sign of its commitment to investing in the local community and in young talent, security systems designer Paxton has offered scholarships to four students from the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. They will each receive £10,000 towards their university...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
Angus Darroch-Warren CSyP FSyI
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PerpetuityARC Training to host ‘Professionalisation of the Security Sector’ Seminar

PerpetuityARC Training will host an invitation-only seminar on the ‘Professionalisation of the Security Sector’ and the rewards of training. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session providing security practitioners with an opportunity to gain expert...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019

Cyber

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“UK Boards of Directors don’t understand cyber threat” suggests Government’s Cyber Governance Health Check

The latest Government Cyber Governance Health Check has revealed that the top UK Boards still don’t understand the impact of a cyber attack on their business. Fewer than one-in-five Boards can claim to understand the impact of loss or disruption associated with cyber...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Financial services sector risks data security breaches with insecure instant messaging

As more people in the financial services sector work from home or remotely, the use of free instant messaging apps (such as WhatsApp) is rising to enable remote employees to communicate with their colleagues around the world. However, data from a recent survey commissioned by...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019