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The Real Living Wage and the Private Security Industry

Did you know that the private security industry suffers from some of the lowest pay rates in the UK? On top of that, are you aware that there are now over five million people living with the reality of in-work poverty? Bearing those two factors in mind, ‘a fair day’s pay for a...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Security Convergence: Getting It Together

The convergence of security and other building technologies offers considerable commercial, operational and environmental benefits. Here, Alistair Enser explains how joining previously separate systems together avoids duplication of effort and increases efficiency, while at the...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Business Continuity Planning: Best Practice Guidelines

It’s absolutely no secret that today’s fast-paced world is driving an ever-increasing demand for ‘always-on’ services among businesses and end consumers alike. However, writes Mark Wass, in addition to being ‘always-on’ and keeping things running in the present, businesses of all...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Campus Fire Safety and Security: Making The Grade

In the wake of recent events at Bolton University, where a student accommodation tower went up in flames, Karen Trigg looks into how campus management teams must improve their fire safety and security strategies in an ongoing bid to keep students safe. University management teams...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Best Practice in Managing and Reducing False Fire Alarms

The proliferation of false fire alarms places a huge burden on the Fire and Rescue Service. Understanding false fire alarm causes and taking steps to prevent them can help reduce false dispatches, as Jim O’Dwyer explains.  The threat of fire is known to all. There’s...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Network Security: Protecting Against Digital Sabotage

Physical security systems have experienced a substantial shift from being a mechanical circuit to become electronically-circuited networks, with the first network-enabled surveillance camera being launched more than 20 years ago (in 1996, to be precise). Now, more and more...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Slips, Trips and Falls in the Retail Sector: Reducing the Risk

It may be no surprise to many that slips, trips and falls count towards 50% of all claims made against retailers, as well as being the second highest single cause of workplace injuries, writes Gary Trotter. As a business, the provision of a safe environment for customers and...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Business Continuity Strategy Planning: The Six Mistakes to Avoid

Any organisation can face significant downtime, data loss and employee displacement if unprepared when a disaster strikes. All of these scenarios can have a serious and detrimental impact on the viability of a business. On that basis, detailed and thorough planning for them can...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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The Co-Operation Corkscrew: Assisting the SFO in Criminal Investigations

In criminal law, fundamental protections exist to safeguard individuals and companies alike against self-incrimination. Here, Elliott Kenton examines whether an increasing tendency among corporate organisations to co-operate with investigators serves to undermine these essential...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Cyber Security Strategy: The Quest for Visibility and Threat Hunting

There’s currently so much emphasis in the cyber security market space on after-the-fact visibility into what bad things just happened. So much energy, time, money, strategy and dialogue about it, writes Scott Scheferman. The trouble is, it comes at a cost. For every moment...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020