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BSIA Briefing

As part of a global transformation of telephony services, the UK is undergoing the transition from an analogue to an ‘all-IP’ platform. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is working closely with Ofcom and communication service providers (as well as other...
Posted On 31 Aug 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

‘What makes the modern security professional?’ As Tony O’Brien observes, the right combination of the security mindset, hard skills, soft skills, technical skills, self-awareness and adaptability is almost impossible to define. Today, and increasingly so,...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Security budgets are very often frozen at present. In parallel, vertical markets are now more competitive than ever. In a buyers’ market, and whether we like it or not, price can be the issue that ultimately decides which suppliers are chosen by buyers, but does it have to be...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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David Roney joins Operating Board of ASIS UK with focus on counter-terrorism and policing

ASIS UK has announced that David Roney is joining the organisation’s Operating Board as director responsible for counter-terrorism and policing. Roney is well known to the wider security community having retired from the police following a distinguished career, most...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

As the world’s largest membership association for security professionals, ASIS International is focused on providing member engagement, member value and growth, explains Mike Hurst. As part of this ongoing process, the organisation wanted to develop a better understanding of the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

For those working within the security sector who may be unfamiliar with fire protection products, EN54 is the series of standards for fire detection and alarm systems. Most of the standards in this series are related to individual product types. These standards define the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

Fraud is a high-volume crime which affects many within the UK. The Office for National Statistics reported that, in the 12 months to September 2017, there were 3.2 million incidents of fraud. Traditional law enforcement is unlikely to have the resource to tackle this volume of...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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BSIA Briefing

Lone workers are more likely to be subjected to physical violence, aggression and abuse while in the course of their duty. As almost 25% of the working population can be classed in this category, it’s important to ensure the safety – both physically and mentally...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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Incoming BSIA chairman Simon Banks targets more apprenticeships in security sector

Speaking at the Trade Association’s Annual Luncheon and British Security Awards 2018 Ceremony held in central London on Wednesday 11 July, the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) new chairman Simon Banks – co-founder and Group managing director at CSL...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018
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Excellence in security highlighted at BSIA’s inaugural British Security Awards 2018

On Wednesday 11 July at the London Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) gathered together member companies and their guests to celebrate the outstanding work being conducted within the security industry through the medium of the...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018