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SmartWater Group launches National Intelligence Portal

The SmartWater Group is to operate a National Intelligence Portal for the police and critical infrastructure companies, tracking Organised Crime Gangs (OCGs) across the UK.  In particular, the new shared national database and crime mapping system will tackle metal crime and...
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BSIA win Business Member Association of the Year

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has won the Business Member Association of the Year Award at the Association of Association Executives Awards 2020, which was held in mid-December. The judges chose the BSIA as overall winnersof the award by recognising that “the...
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Brivo partners with Reliance High-Tech

Brivo has announced a new partnership as Reliance High-Tech adds Brivo to its service offering. “The global pandemic has elevated the demand for cloud-based security that is accessible from anywhere, mobile enabled, increases efficiency and is affordable,” says Steve Van Till,...
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Contactless access control is enhanced

GAI-TRONICS has added temperature sensing to the HUBBCOM family of products facilitating a contactless check-in process for employees and authorised visitors in a building. When an authorised user walks into a business’s vestibule/lobby, their access card is scanned and they are...
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Hikvision launches all-in-one workstation

Hikvision has launched HikCentral-Workstation/32, a new all-in-one workstation solution designed to allow small and medium-sized businesses and organisations to manage their video security operations and utilise a range of other security and efficiency-enhancing functions....
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Security predictions and trends for 2021

It’s safe to say that 2020 hasn’t been the year any of us predicted, and most businesses and households have been impacted in some way due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many property owners – particularly those in the entertainment, hospitality and events industries – have seen their...
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PerpetuityARC Training relaunches MSc course

The Linx International Group, through its security management training section, PerpetuityARC Training, has announced the relaunch of its updated MSc International Security and Risk Management in partnership with the University of West London (UWL).  Applications to study for...
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Holograms shine in battle against fraud

Holography is at the heart of new document and ID security and authentication, says Dr Paul Dunn, chairman of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). Fraudulent passports, driver’s licences and fake documents cost governments, issuing agencies and other...
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Paul Kellett joins IFPO UK & I Board

IFPO (The International Foundation for Protection Officers) has announced that Paul Kellett will be joining its UK and Ireland Advisory Board. A Peace Commissioner appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality in Ireland, Paul has over 32 years’ front-line uniformed...
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The risks of long-term lockdown

The risks associated with working from home have been well-documented this year, from a decline in productivity and feelings of isolation through to difficulties in accessing stable broadband. But according to Dave Waterson, CEO at SentryBay perhaps the greatest risk of all has...