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The real living wage and the security sector

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate, examines important challenges facing the security sector, including potential future skilled labour shortages and the value of the real Living Wage. There are now over 6500 Living Wage employers in the UK,...
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Protecting community spaces during COVID-19 lockdown

When national lockdown was announced on 23 March the Government issued clear guidance about the closure of certain businesses and venues in England to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Under the guidance, it was advised that Community centres could stay open for the purpose of...
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New passive fire protection software unveiled

The FireArrest passive fire protection app has been launched for Android and iPhone devices. The app allows site managers, surveyors and onsite teams to communicate across multiple fire safety projects. It has been designed for use in the fire protection sector, with the aim of...
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Manage risk better with new online course

The world has become a dangerous and unpredictable place. Covid-19, terrorism, Brexit, and the rise of cyber-crime have all added uncertainty to everyday life and this has a particular impact on business. To help companies deal with increased risks and uncertainties, the...
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Reliance Protect upgrades online lone worker tool

Reliance Protect has released an update to its lone worker online management information reporting tool within its Focus online customer portal. Focus is designed to offer customers a way to quickly and easily manage their contracts.  Now incorporating a range of new screens, it...
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BSIA to discuss the future of security officer services

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is holding a BSIA Broadcast with industry experts on how security officer services will adapt and be perceived as we leave lockdown and navigate the effects of COVID-19 on the industry and the infrastructure of the country. The...
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The 3-2-1 rule of data protection

In today’s world, a major challenge for organisations is protecting their data. Whether an organisation is in a regulated industry mandated by law to retain x number of years of data, or one more acutely concerned with employees accidentally deleting files, the first pain...
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AI: managing cost and maximising ROI

Technology is an ever-changing beast and, while there are always new opportunities to innovate, one also risks getting left behind. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of today’s most discussed technologies, meaning businesses are rushing to implement it so as to avoid missing a...
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Abloy unveils the Incendo Business ecosystem

The Incedo Business universal access control ecosystem from Abloy incorporates software and hardware into a single management platform. Users benefit from one system that links all security solutions a building may have and integrate them into one system. Access control regulates...
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EN54 (Fire) variants added to DualCom Pro range

CSL has announced that the DualCom Pro range has been extended to include two new EN54 (Fire) certified products. EN54 certification is an important aspect in terms of signalling for fire detection and alarm systems. However, the cost of products has always been an issue, with...