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IPSA set to mark 60th Anniversary with celebration event at Botanical Gardens

The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) is to mark its 60th Anniversary by celebrating with its members. The Trade Association representing both companies and individuals operating across the security business sector will hold a celebration luncheon at the...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019
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Impressive 4.7% revenue increase posted by G4S in 2019 Half-Year financials

Global security company G4S has announced its financial results for the six-month period that ended on 30 June 2019. Secure Solutions revenues are up by 4.9% and those for Cash Solutions by 3.9%. The PBITA margin sits at 6.2% (2018: 6.4%). The positive impact of growth has been...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019
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“Officers must be at heart of any policing reforms” urges Police Federation

The views of operational police officers must be at the heart of any policing reform if it’s to really make a difference. That’s the view of the national vice-chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales as a new report suggests a series of recommendations the...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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£100 million Account Freezing Orders “largest granted” to National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been granted Account Freezing Orders (AFOs) on eight bank accounts containing a total of more than £100 million which is suspected to have been derived from bribery and corruption in an overseas nation. The AFOs were obtained at Westminster...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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Department for Transport issues counter-terrorism guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

The Department for Transport has just issued brand new guidance specifically designed to prevent terrorists from gaining access to commercial vehicles. In the last five years, changes in attack methodology have placed greater emphasis on simplicity and ease of access, meaning...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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O2 Arena owner AEG awards five-year protective services contract to Securitas UK

Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver protective security services for The O2 Arena. Home to world-class entertainment, the 20,000-capacity venue hosted over nine million visitors, 168 event days and 194 performances in 2018 alone. Owned by AEG, The O2...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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OPTEX adds app-based visual verification to outdoor VX Infinity Series

Sensor manufacturer OPTEX has now launched the VXI-CMOD – a new 180° day/night Wi-Fi camera module that can be easily integrated with its outdoor VX Infinity (VXI) sensor to create an app-based visual verification solution – in the UK and other English-speaking countries. The VXI...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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Revision of BS EN 13565: Major Implications for Fixed Firefighting Foam Systems

Fixed firefighting foam systems in the UK (and Europe) are designed, supplied, installed and maintained to BS EN 13565 Part 2 using proprietary components tested to BS EN 13565 Part 1 and using foam concentrates tested to one or more parts of BS EN 1568, writes Bob Whiteley. Both...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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Tavcom Training’s BTEC Level 3 course assists police in gathering video evidence

Linx International Group company Tavcom Training is actively supporting police force transformation programmes as the latter work towards the Policing Vision 2025 and adapt to the rise in digital evidence thanks to the development of its specialist training course on Gathering...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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NTT Security partners with Europol in concerted bid to bolster threat intelligence

NTT Security, the specialist security company of the NTT Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3). This move forms part of its committment to sharing its strategic threat intelligence with industry partners and law...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019