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Are security officers underestimated by the public?

The current public perception of security officers seen as playing an ‘essential role’ in the United Kingdom, both prior and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is ranked only ‘slightly ahead of traffic wardens’, according to a recent survey. Perceptions of the security officer,...
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Relocation and a new look for Skills for Security

Skills for Security, the wholly owned subsidiary of the British Security Industry Association, has relocated to Warrington to a new larger training centre and launched a new website and brand identity. As well as offering advice and courses designed for anyone wishing to become...
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Will smartphone credentials become mainstream?

2N is forecasting that COVID-19 and security concerns will lead to smartphone credentials becoming the mainstream choice for access control in buildings Mobile credentials are set to become the mainstream choice for access control of residential and office buildings, according to...
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New suite of video solutions is launched

3xLOGIC, the provider of server and cloud-based technology, is launching its VIGIL suite of video solutions across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The ecosystem, comprising software and hardware such as cameras, recorders, thermal imagers, people counters, and...
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Passive fire market to see downturn?

According to AMA Research, the Passive Fire market is expected to suffer a downturn in 2020 due to Covid-19 and the accompanying adverse effects upon construction activity, economic outlook and business confidence. For these reasons, the market is forecast to dip by 9% over the...
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Jodie Stevens joins Venture Security

Venture Security has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Jodie Stevens as compliance manager. In her new role, Jodie will be responsible for overseeing all regulatory, privacy and compliance matters within the organisation, ensuring British Standards are applied....
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SmartWater used to tackle equipment theft

The SmartWater Group is working with The Survey Association (TSA) and survey equipment manufacturers to help tackle the growing problem of surveying equipment theft. Increasingly, criminal gangs are targeting building and transport construction sites to steal expensive surveying...
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RISCO launches new wireless security system

RISCO Group has released WiComm Pro, a wireless professional security solution designed to deliver an enhanced performance for UK installations. The system features a range of new accessories and is fully Wi‐Fi enabled with the inclusion of a new ‘slot‐in’ module, designed to...
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First higher-level apprentice for TDSi

TDSi has announced its first higher-level apprentice, trainee Product Engineer Oscar Johnson. Oscar is currently studying for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) at Bournemouth and Poole College for two years, but will continue as a Degree Apprentice for a further four years,...