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Meet The Security Company: CIS Security

This is the twentieth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Percepto launches next generation of AI-powered autonomous Drone-in-a-Box

Autonomous industrial drone solutions developer Percepto has launched the next generation of its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Drone-in-a-Box (DIB). Available now, the solution includes a highly portable, smaller, lighter weight and extreme weather-resistant base station....
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Nortech’s FeeMaster Smart Console designed for “convenient” access control

The FeeMaster Smart Console from people and vehicle access control specialist Nortech provides a simple and cost-effective way of managing access to car parks and facilities for vehicles and pedestrians. All of the access control data is encoded onto a Mifare card using the...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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RUSI secures £750,000 donation for establishment of Strategic Investment Fund

Defence and security Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the establishment of director general Dr Karin von Hippel’s Strategic Investment Fund. This new initiative will allow the Institute to pursue under-examined or unforeseen critical events. The...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Biometrics Commissioner calls for debate in wake of Home Office strategy report

The long-awaited Home Office Biometrics Strategy “is to be welcomed” as the basis for a more informed public debate on the future use of biometrics by the Home Office and its partners, suggests Biometrics Commissioner Paul Wiles, but he feels that “the strategy...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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FSF chair acknowledges frustration at progress to prevent fires like Grenfell Tower

Introducing a lively debate on ‘Building a Safer Future’ at FIREX International, Michael Harper (who became the Fire Sector Federation’s chairman last year) welcomed the progress made, while also expressing the frustration professionals and residents have concerning...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Threat posed by terrorism in European Union “became more complex” during 2018

In 2018, terrorism continued to represent a major security threat in European Union (EU) Member States. Horrific attacks killed 13 people and injured many more. A stark increase in the number of arrests linked to right-wing extremism, although still relatively low, indicates that...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Bank of Scotland fined £45 million for failing to report suspicions of fraud at HBOS

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Bank of Scotland £45,500,000 for failures to disclose information about its suspicions that fraud may have occurred at the Reading-based Impaired Assets (IAR) team of Halifax Bank of Scotland. The FCA found that Bank of Scotland...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019