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How to approach public warning systems

Countries across the world are increasingly faced with the need to use public warning systems to keep their populations alerted to risks and emergencies. In Europe, a handful of nations, including Norway, Sweden and Iceland, are already using these systems, but a deadline is...
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Meet the security company: Glevum Security

The latest instalment in a series of articles 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 on this occasion is Steve Barnett and...
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FIA sells its awarding body to BAFE

The FIA has announced that BAFE will be acquiring the operation of the FIA AO (Awarding Organisation). BAFE will be establishing FireQual as an OFQUAL-approved Awarding Body to run the existing Fire Detection and Alarm qualification examinations and to develop new qualifications...
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ASG partners with Kings Secure Technologies

A joint venture partnership between Aston Services Group (ASG) and Kings Secure Technologies has been announced. The ASG FM Services Security range of products and services will now include integrated security solutions including CCTV, access control, key holding, alarm response...
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Report calls for retailers to adopt analytics

A new report authored by Emeritus Professor Adrian Beck of the University of Leicester is calling for retailers to leverage video analytics more strategically, to control costs, improve operations and increase profitability. Commissioned by the ECR Retail Loss Group and supported...
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Samson Security adopts new management system

Samson Security has adopted SmartTask to support the growth of the business. The workforce management software is initially being used for electronic proof of attendance across more than 400 security officers and engineers that deliver a range of services including manned...
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Cash in transit firms face redundancies?

The GMB union has warned that 300 redundancies at Loomis is the latest sign of collapsing cash industry that provides vital lifeline, following G4S job cuts. The UK cash industry faces a “death spiral”, GMB Union has said, following the announcement of 312 redundancies at...
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Can hardware help protect against infection?

With the spread of infection now at the height of concern, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK highlights how door hardware can lend a hand in helping to slow the spread of bacteria. The spread of COVID-19 has sent a shockwave of concern across the world. It has acted as a wakeup call for...
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Do you learn lessons from disaster movies?

What business continuity lessons can be learned from disaster movies? Asks Chris Butler, Lead Principal Consultant, Resilience & Security, Sungard Availability Services Disruption, a word which many businesses are very much used to now, can often have disastrous effects on...
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Checking in with access control solutions

A hotel environment is fast-paced and ever changing, with staff and guests coming and going 24 hours a day. Despite this, it’s a business owner’s job to ensure that the building – and everyone in it – is safe and secure. Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ access control system utilises CLIQ...