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I can’t remember where I left my portaloo…

Mulled wine and festive celebrations can be a dangerous mix and produce unexpected losses for organisations. Wigs, a portaloo, eyelashes and a fire surround are among the most unusual items companies have lost or had stolen according to a new One Poll report commissioned by Avery...
Posted On 28 Dec 2013
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Probe Investigations gets a BS gold star

SSAIB has recently completed an assessment of Probe Investigations (UK) in a pilot scheme that tested the company against the newly published British Standard 102000 for Investigative Services. This code of practice provides recommendations for the conduct, management, staffing...
Posted On 27 Dec 2013
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Safety at London’s sea gateway

Marine terminal operator DP World is constructing the UK’s first major deep-sea container port this century as part of a development that will include what is reported to be the largest logistics park in Europe. The London Gateway terminal is on the north bank of the river...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013
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Dell SecureWorks part of the CIR scheme

The National Cyber Security Strategy has named Dell SecureWorks as one of the IT security providers for the UK Government’s certified Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme. The CIR scheme has been developed to protect UK businesses from cyber threats and to provide clear...
Posted On 25 Dec 2013
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Tracking system aids goods recovery

Enigma Telematics has helped to recover hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of plant and machinery that was stolen in the UK and shipped to the Middle East earlier this year. By using a relatively new but popular technique known as ‘fake hiring’, criminals used...
Posted On 24 Dec 2013
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Shopping centre security gets Police accreditation

The Europa security team at Princesshay Shopping Centre in Exeter has joined a scheme to help local police tackle crime and disorder in time for the busiest shopping period of the year. Four of the Europa security team at the shopping centre have undertaken training under the...
Posted On 23 Dec 2013
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CO alarms fitted in housing upgrade

Birmingham’s Castle Vale Community Housing Association (CVCHA) is implementing Aico’s Carbon Monoxide (CO) across its properties. CVCHA manages 2,300 properties, which were transferred from a Housing Action Trust in 2005. Falling outside the auspices of the Decent...
Posted On 22 Dec 2013
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Social media needs close monitoring

Social media is here to stay with some analysts predicting that by 2016 as many as 40 per cent of enterprises will use social media as a customer service channel. The power and reach of social media can affect a whole organisation. In this area is where the saying ‘It takes...
Posted On 21 Dec 2013
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Contract to operate Ashford International station

Mitie has been awarded a contract with High Speed 1 (HS1), the owner of the high speed railway between St Pancras in London and the Channel Tunnel. Mitie will be responsible for operating Ashford International station for the next five years, including station management,...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013
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Security Institute announces new Board Directors

The Security Institute has appointed Lisa Sharkey and Nick Hymans CSyP as Directors of the Main Board. Lisa is a partner of Popplestone Allen Solicitors, specialising in licensing and entertainment law. She has particular interest in security (and regulation) owing to her...
Posted On 19 Dec 2013