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Department for Transport opens consultation on drone safety and security to protect public

The Government plans to introduce new measures designed to ensure the successful uptake of drones is matched by strong safeguards to protect the public. Measures out for consultation on Wednesday 21 December include the mandatory registration of new drones, tougher penalties for...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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Government launches national campaign designed to target passport theft and fraud

Those who use their passports as a form of age identification at bars and clubs are at risk of it being lost or stolen and potentially falling into the hands of criminals. With this in mind, Her Majesty’s Passport Office has launched a national campaign designed to tackle the...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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European Union Court of Justice backs challenge to Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act

According to civil liberties and Human Rights champion Liberty, the Government is breaking the law by indiscriminately collecting the nation’s Internet activity and phone records and letting hundreds of public bodies grant themselves access to these personal details with no...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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OCS Group flying high thanks to significant security contract win with PPG Aerospace

OCS Group has been awarded a three-year contract by PPG Aerospace. The contract sees the FM solutions specialist providing security in addition to cleaning and catering services at PPG Aerospace’s Shildon site in County Durham. This is the latest contract OCS has won with PPG...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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34th East-West International Security Conference in Rome highlights global trends

Attending the 34th East-West International Security Conference that ran at the Best Western Universo Hotel in Rome on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November were delegates from the Russian Federation, the Ukraine and Albania representing commercial, private and public sector...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
The Royal Variety Performance 2016. Photographer: Matt Frost. Image courtesy of ITV Studios
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Showsec praised for crowd management operation at Royal Variety Performance 2016

Showsec has received recognition for helping to make the Royal Variety Performance’s eagerly-awaited return to the Eventim Apollo in West London a memorable occasion. The crowd management and event security specialist played a key role in the staging of this traditional...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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Corporate Risk Associates wins Office of Nuclear Regulation technical support contract

Risk management consultancy Corporate Risk Associates (CRA) has been awarded a new contract by the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to support the client’s efforts in performing the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of Hitachi-GE’s UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR)....
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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Public sector organisations urged to ‘beat the clock’ in optimising lone worker safety

With the New Year in sight, Reliance High-Tech is reminding all UK public sector and not-for-profit organisations that they only have until 30 April 2017 to sign up for or renew a contract for its Reliance Protect lone worker safety service package via an exclusive NHS Framework...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
Pinkerton president Jack Zahran
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Pinkerton boosts security consulting capacity with purchase of Poland-based IBBC Group

Pinkerton – the global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster right across the UK – has boosted its security consulting and investigative operations in mainland Europe with the...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
Securitas officer Matthew Olive
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Securitas officer commended for act of bravery in wake of vehicle fire episode at UCAS

A Securitas Protective Services officer has been commended following an act of bravery when dealing with an incident on a customer site. Matthew Olive, who works at the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service’s (UCAS) Rosehill offices in Cheltenham, combined his fire...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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