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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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British Security Industry Association launches updated and enhanced website  

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched its updated and enhanced website. From Friday 31 January, www.bsia.co.uk will reflect the Trade Association’s positioning as the voice of the professional security industry, with a modern, updated and refreshed...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020
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IHMA unveils new-look Executive Board to take organisation forward in 2020

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has announced a new-look Executive Board for 2020. The move comes as the global trade body forecasts that the continued integration of holograms alongside other authentication and track and trace technologies will drive...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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BSIA partners with DIT DSO on raising awareness of UK security exports

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is to partner with the Department for International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO) in raising awareness of UK security sector exports. The partnership, which forms an element of the DIT DSO’s commitment...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020
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Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board achieves BAFE certification milestone

In 2019, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), which is one of the licensed certification bodies who deliver BAFE scheme assessments, achieved a milestone of 300 active BAFE scheme-certificated companies. Last September, BAFE registered A1 Fire and Security...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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ASIS Foundation research unearths current state of security convergence

ASIS International has published the results of new research conducted by the ASIS Foundation and sponsored by AlertEnterprise. Using survey responses from more than 1,000 security leaders operating around the globe (in addition to upwards of 20 follow-up interviews), the study...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Tom Ford speaks to Risk Xtra about what he has observed when stepping into the security industry and airs his views on the key role Trade Associations have to play when it comes to driving the industry forward. Two weeks before starting at the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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ASIS UK’s Board of Directors herald “numerous successes” achieved during 2019

Commenting in the End of Year Report, ASIS UK’s Board of Directors – comprising Caroline Bashford, Graham Bassett, Darren Carter CPP, Stephen Emmins, Mike Hurst CPP FSyI FIRP, James Morris CPP and Russell Penny CPP – have focused on the “numerous...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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BSIA Briefing

There are a reported 30,000 skilled engineers required in the fire and security industry to meet customer demand. This problem will worsen over the next five years (according to the Government), where the engineering sector as a whole will face a skills shortage of over 200,000....
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Pixels Need Perspective: Video Surveillance and Privacy in Liberal Democracies

Surveillance technology – and, in particular, facial recognition – has become the subject of significant mainstream media debate over the past 12 months. In many cases it has been presented as a significant threat to our privacy and a danger to the very foundations of liberal...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019