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FCA raids nearly double in 12 months as regulator targets unregulated investments

The number of ‘dawn raids’ conducted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has almost doubled in the past year from 13 in 2017 to 25 in 2018* states fscom, the financial services regulatory consultancy. fscom says that one of the drivers of the jump in raids is likely to be an...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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CCTV Code of Practice for surveillance systems updated by National Security Inspectorate

The latest edition of the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) CCTV Code of Practice for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems, NCP 104 Issue 3, supersedes the previous issue and applies to all new installations from 1 May 2019. The NSI’s recent...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Jacksons Fencing research serves to highlight prime security risks for UK companies

Perimeter security solutions provider Jacksons Fencing has released findings concerning the UK’s leading physical security issues raised in its report entitled ‘Setting the Standard for Security’. Exploring the views of physical security decision-makers, the research reveals a...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Door supervisor sent to prison in wake of being caught with photocopied licence 

A Bedfordshire door supervisor has been sent to prison after being found working with a forged Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Norris Dennis, 60, was sentenced at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 24 April to 20 weeks’ immediate imprisonment. He had...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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David McCann appointed to risk and resilience director’s role at Cordant Security

Cordant Security, part of the Cordant Group, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of David McCann to the role of risk and resilience director. McCann will now oversee the risk mitigation and resilience requirements for the company and its...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Axis Group furthers people strategy with appointment of Billy Horgan as head of recruitment

Axis Group, one of the UK’s fastest-growing security, cleaning, Front of House and support services organisations, has appointed Billy Horgan as head of recruitment to further strengthen its people strategy aimed at attracting and retaining the best talent across all parts of the...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Mitie appointed to Crown Commercial Service Framework for security and defence

Facilities management business Mitie has recently been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management Frameworks for security and defence. For security, the framework includes sub-lot 1a Security Services and sub-lot 1b Technical Security. The two...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Dome camera installation simplified thanks to Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet X Plus

The new IP network Wisenet X Plus dome cameras from Hanwha Techwin have been designed to significantly reduce the time normally needed for installation, set-up and maintenance adjustments. With a four-part magnetic modular design which simplifies the installation process, Wisenet...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Kentec launches Fire-Cryer Plus to enhance extinguishing control panels portfolio

Kentec, the specialist manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched Fire-Cryer Plus as an enhancement to the company’s established range of extinguishing control panels. Fire-Cryer Plus voice sounders with visual indicators are an alternative to standard...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Cyber criminals “innovating faster than businesses” finds Infosecurity Europe poll

The majority (83%) of respondents to the latest Twitter poll conducted by the organisers of Infosecurity Europe 2019 – the information security event for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – believe that organisations are not innovating as quickly as the cyber criminals...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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