UK Threat level remains ‘Substantial’ despite Mali involvement

The UK terrorism threat level has remained at ‘Substantial’, meaning an attack is ‘a strong possibility’, despite news that the UK is offer logistic support to French forces in Mali. France itself has increased its vigilance against terror attacks on home...
Posted On 09 Jun 2013

Nice employs voice biometrics to cut Call Centre fraud

Nice Systems has launched a fraud prevention solution utilising voice-based biometics to tackle fraud carried out via Call Centres. The technology is claimed to track fraud patterns and screen telephone against a watch list of known fraudsters. The solution, called Actimize, can...
Posted On 08 Jun 2013

SIA appoints Acting Chair

Home Office Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach has announced the appointment of Bill Matthews as Acting Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Matthews succeeds Baroness Ruth Henig whose term of appointment ended on 14 January 2013. The role as Acting Chair is for one...
Posted On 07 Jun 2013

Survey reveals increased risk of squatting in commercial buildings

Following changes in the law late last year, which made squatting in residential properties a criminal offence, many predicted an increase in squatting in empty commercial buildings. Now a survey of facilities professionals by vacant property specialist SitexOrbis identifies that...
Posted On 06 Jun 2013

Riello meets efficiency standards

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems from Riello UPS could save users with regards to upfront costs after qualifying for Government energy efficiency standards. The Multi Sentry range has been listed on the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Energy Technology...
Posted On 05 Jun 2013

NSI announces ‘Risk Management’ training

Risk Management has grown to become a vital factor in ensuring business continuity, with new threats and challenges constantly arising. NSI has therefore decided to now offer training courses providing advice and best-practice approaches. The NSI Risk Management training course...
Posted On 04 Jun 2013

SSAIB certificates its first SP205 company

SSAIB has certificated its first company to the BAFE SP205 UKAS-accredited scheme. Paul Gotthardt, Director of Fire Safety Solutions, received his certification in a presentation by Geoff Tate, SSAIB’s Chief Executive. The SP205 scheme enables anyone required by law to...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013

SIA consultation to close on 15 January 2013

Consultation on the future of regulation of the private security industry and the future role of the SIA is set to close on 15 January 2013. Regulation of the industry was passed to the SIA in 2003, following implementation of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. As part of a...
Posted On 02 Jun 2013

Tyco acquires First City Care

Tyco has announced that it has acquired London-based First City Care. Established in 1986, First City Care installs a variety of security and safety equipment covering electronic, technical and physical installations in the City of London. Its portfolio covers access control,...
Posted On 01 Jun 2013

Risk Comment: An integrated approach for 2013

Modern businesses and organisations increasingly operate in a risk-focused environment. Whilst it is unarguable that the issues faced are becoming more complex, it also must be accepted that the sheer depth of solutions available are equally complex and diverse. As the...
Posted On 31 May 2013