Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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The Sharp Edge

Home Secretary Sajid Javid recently chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle the scourge of serious violence. Chief constables from the seven forces which have witnessed the highest levels of serious violence...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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“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 no-one better to ask than Eli Gorovici, product general manager for access and video solutions within the security products division of Johnson Controls. Speaking to...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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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
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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 the Southern Pines area of North Carolina. ASIS International’s various chapters support security professionals and communities around the world by providing a...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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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 operational experimentation programme with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Science and Technology Directorate in collaboration with the US Army.   The...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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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 by dint of employing smarter interoperability. The company’s recent Utilities Forum – for which Risk Xtra served as the Official Media Partner – brought together end...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
Coventry Magistrates Court
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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 has been prosecuted once again after re-starting his operation the very next day despite the revocation being in place. On Monday 11 March at Coventry...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019