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ECHO completes successful first testing

ECHO (Electronic Call Handling Operations), the industry backed alarms handling operator, has completed the first ‘end-to-end’ testing of its new automated alarm signalling transmissions between an ARC and the Essex Police Control Room. Over recent months ECHO, with support from...
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UK councils operating without BC managers

A freedom of information (FOI) request conducted by Databarracks has revealed that over half (54%) of councils do not have a designated Business Continuity Manager. However, 91% review their Business Continuity Plans at least annually and every council has reviewed its Business...
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New casino installs end-to-end security

Axis Communications has developed a security solution to protect a new casino site in Manchester, UK. The complete end-to-end solution offers protection at the perimeter, entrance and exit points, as well as close monitoring of the gaming hall and individual machines, guarding...
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KIS Global in partnership with Security Foiling

ID card printing manufacturer KIS Global has announced a new business alliance with Security Foiling to develop more advanced technologies around security, identity and anti-counterfeit solutions. The alliance brings together more than 150 years of combined industry experience....
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Tavcom Training celebrates 25th year

Accredited security systems training provider Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, is celebrating its 25-year anniversary. Since 1995, the company has trained and certified in excess of 50,000 learners (in over 100 countries), across its portfolio of more than...
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Critical advancement in knife protection

Based on an understanding of today’s most realistic threats faced by homeland and private security professionals, PPSS Group has announced an official replacement for its polycarbonate-based stab resistant body armour. PPSS CEO Robert Kaiser said: “Following years of R&D we...
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Now is not the time to sacrifice site security

Biosite Systems is urging the construction industry to maintain security safeguards ahead of the Christmas shutdown period, following an increase in sites reducing traditional measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). The warning comes as some sites admit they would be...
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Burton Safes celebrates 30-year Anniversary

Burton Safes is celebrating 30 years in business. The Yorkshire-based security group was formed in 1990 by Norman Berry, who began selling safes to the region’s locksmiths from his garage. The business has enjoyed continued, sustainable growth, and today, the group employs a team...
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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...