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Are you building a data protection culture?

Data protection regulations are clear and have been for some time now. So why are organisations still tripping up? Mark Harper of HSM says a lack of company culture may be affecting their approach to data protection. The term ‘organisational culture’ was first coined back in 1951...
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Learning security lessons from Manchester

A look at the implementation of a new assessment and planning policy by Peter Jackson, Managing Director, Jacksons Fencing Recently Manchester City Council took a step in the right direction by implementing ‘Martyn’s Law’. The new policy follows the Manchester Arena bombing in...
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The integrated future of access control

In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change – and it’s no different for access control. Trevor Ball of Allegion UK asks whether we truly understand the importance of seamless system integration in today’s shifting access control market. The world...
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Upgraded video monitoring for Ipswich Town FC

Before the 2019 season Ipswich Town Football Club was faced with an ultimatum: upgrade its CCTV system or risk not being able to play at its Portman Road home. Portman Road is a 30,000-capacity venue, but without an upgrade to the stadium’s CCTV system, the club was informed it...
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Security is essential for closed businesses

The coronavirus crisis has not only created a landscape of temporarily vacated commercial properties, but has also hastened the tidal-wave of insolvencies and businesses that had been on the verge of going into administration due to the impact of changing consumer habits. In the...
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Rise in vehicle thefts during lockdown

Radius Telematics has revealed that it has seen an increase in the thefts of commercial vehicles and plant since the Coronavirus lockdown.  With many offices, factories and construction sites abandoned thieves appear to be taking advantage of unattended locations. According to...
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How COVID-19 has affected guarding in Europe

PROMOTION: Titan Security Europe is a European security guard provider having expanded across Europe with offices and staff. Pavel Kowalczyk considers how COVID-19 has changed its market across the region The most recent change in the guarding market, as with many other markets,...
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ECHO suspends launch of alarm service

ECHO has suspended the launch of the automated alarm signalling service until July 2020. In light of the escalating COVID‐19 pandemic, ECHO has taken the decision following full consultation with the NPCC to delay the launch of its new industry backed service until July 2020. A...
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Security in a pandemic, have you got it covered?

Few planned for a pandemic, but its impact on the world has been extreme. Darren Hyde, MD, VIP Security, offers his advice to Security Managers to keep all assets safe through a lockdown.  At the beginning of the year life was pretty straightforward with business running as...
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Surge in site crime prompts calls for tighter security

Following a reported 50 per cent surge in construction crime rates since the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, the industry is being urged to tighten security measures to defend sites from opportunistic criminals. The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) announced the...