Peter Webster
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Public Sector Contracts: An Evaluation of Scale and Resources

For some time now, the way in which central Government contracts are allocated, awarded and serviced has represented a cause of deep concern within the security sector. Peter Webster explains why the Conservative Government’s latest move designed to appoint more small-to-medium...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Steve Martin
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Working Together: Risk Management and Value Engineering

Steve Martin examines the similarities between risk management and value engineering, and assesses how the two disciplines might work together in the real world with a view to enhancing security regimes for today’s organisations. Upon an initial glance, risk management and value...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Missing Links

The Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) latest Briefing Paper warns of the risks engendered by any steep spending cuts across those UK departments and agencies directly responsible for tackling organised crime, managing migration flows and supporting diplomacy. Were the 25%...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Preventing terrorism is a joint responsibility: that's the view of the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit
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“Preventing terrorism is a joint responsibility” urges North West Counter-Terrorism Unit

The North West Counter-Terrorism Unit has launched a short film to highlight Prevent, part of the national Government’s strategy aiming to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The film portrays what preventing people from being drawn into terrorism means...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Left to Right: Robert Moore (fire systems director, Boston Networks), Paul Goodbrand (operations director, Boston Networks), NSI CEO Richard Jenkins and Scott McEwan (CEO, Boston Networks)
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Boston Networks awarded double NSI Gold and BAFE Certification

Boston Networks, an established and recognised Scottish-based provider of intelligent building solutions and fixed and wireless networks, has received recognition of its commitment to providing security and fire safety services of the highest standard with the award of two Gold...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
According to the latest annual Centre for Retail Research survey on the use of CCTV in retail, 70% of retailers want to introduce covert CCTV while 66% of those questioned are planning to move towards mobile data access in the near future
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Centre for Retail Research outlines key drivers and trends for CCTV in retail

According to the latest annual Centre for Retail Research (CRR) survey into the use of CCTV in retail, which was commissioned by Axis Communications, 70% of retailers want to introduce covert CCTV while 66% are planning to move towards mobile data access in the near future....
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
The Ministry of Defence headquarters in central London
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Policy Exchange report pinpoints surge in legal claims against the Ministry of Defence

According to one of the UK’s leading Think Tanks, Britain’s Armed Forces are “under threat from a sustained legal assault” which could “paralyse” the effectiveness of the military with “catastrophic consequences” for the safety of the...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
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Industry leader Peter Jones appointed to head G4S’ Facilities Management business

G4S Facilities Management, the FM business of global security company G4S, has appointed Peter Jones as its new regional managing director. Jones will be responsible for G4S FM, a leading facilities management business which employs more than 7,200 staff across the UK, Ireland,...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
The Financial Conduct Authority has published new rules on whistleblowing
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Financial Conduct Authority introduces new set of rules on whistleblowing

Alongside the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new rules in relation to whistleblowing. These changes follow recommendations in 2013 by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards that banks put in place mechanisms...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
The BSIA has welcomed revisions to BS 7958 on CCTV
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BSIA welcomes revision of British Standard BS 7958 on CCTV operation and management

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the revision of British Standard BS 7958 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Management and Operation Code of Practice, which has been updated to take into account the latest legislation. BS 7958:2015 provides...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
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