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“If experiential retail is to save the High Street, security systems must evolve in tandem”

Over the past decade, thousands of column inches have been dedicated to writing the High Street’s epitaph, asserts James Somerville-Smith. The rise of online players like Amazon, eBay and Asos mean that, according to the Centre for Retail Research, online shopping sales in Europe...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
Downtime is not an option for today's businesses so they must ensure that disaster recovery plans in place
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Disaster Recovery: Tackling ‘The Elephant in the Room’

Over the years, we’ve all become used to seeing disasters, whether natural or man-made, represented in terms of their cost, writes Ian Wells. For instance, Hurricane Sandy’s cost has been estimated at $68 billion USD, while the World Bank put the cost of the 2011 Tohuku...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
James Brokenshire MP: tough on foreign criminals
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‘Deport first, appeal later’ measures beginning to crack down on foreign criminals states Home Office

Nearly 800 foreign criminals are being removed from the UK as tough new ‘deport first, appeal later’ measures really begin to make their mark. Powers introduced in the UK Government’s flagship Immigration Act 2014 are cracking down on the ‘appeals conveyor belt’ often...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
Samsung Techwin's SNP-5430H camera
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Samsung Techwin launches HD 43x PTZ auto-tracking speed dome

Samsung Techwin has introduced “the world’s first” 1.3 Megapixel 43x PTZ network video surveillance dome camera with auto-tracking. The launch of the SNP-5430H follows on from the introduction (in July 2014) of the SNP-6320H 2 Megapixel Full-HD 32x optical zoom PTZ...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has launched the UK Anti-Corruption Plan
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UK Anti-Corruption Plan unveiled by coalition Government

A wide-ranging and ambitious programme specifically designed to boost the UK’s ability to tackle corruption at home and abroad has been announced by the coalition Government. The UK Anti-Corruption Plan, which includes over 60 actions for Government and partners, will set the...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
Justice Minister Simon Hughes
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400,000 requests made under Freedom of Information Act since 1 January 2005

On the 10th Anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act, Justice Minister Simon Hughes has hailed the legislation as ‘a triumph for transparency’ while also revealing that more than 400,000 information requests have been made since 1 January 2005. The volume of requests made to...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015