The April 2013 issue of Benchmark – Risk UK’s sister publication – is now available, both as a traditional hard copy publication and a free-to-read on-line issue. The latest issue considers how additional functionality can be realised from access control solutions by utilising a ‘single credential’ approach for a wide range of functionality. This enhances the benefits for businesses whilst also reducing capital and on-going costs. Benchmark also considers implementations of technology to both manage and protect manned guarding teams, as well as considering the role of physical security in an increasingly electronic world. The April 2013 issue also includes the concluding part of a test of video encoders, to assess performance from devices intended to prolong the lifecycle of legacy edge devices, alongside an in-depth look at the 2Y-Link from Leeds Electronics. READ THIS ISSUE, FREE OF CHARGE
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.