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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

The Young Professionals Group was created by ASIS UK to establish a comfortable environment both for members new to security and future leaders wishing to engage with ASIS programmes and activities. Its core mission is to develop and educate young careerists in the security...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

Often, fire detection in large open spaces has proven to be somewhat challenging. Although BS 5839-1 provides clear guidelines for detection at the ceiling, some designers have been embarrassed to receive customer complaints of detection failing to respond to a fire outbreak...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” Warren Buffett’s words are apt in describing today’s security environment. The more that we work...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018
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BSIA Briefing

What exactly does it mean to be compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force at the end of May this year, and how should businesses go about becoming so? As James Kelly outlines in detail for the readers of Risk UK, seeking...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

ASIS International’s annual Leadership Meeting allows delegates to share information, participate in leadership training, collaborate on solutions to common problems and network with their peers. The UK Chapter was well-represented at last month’s gathering, with Chapter chairman...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

The topic of integrating fire safety and security systems is one that has been around for the last 30 years or more. Convenience for the end user and reduced cost through the sharing of infrastructure are usually the prime drivers for the idea of integrating such systems into one...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

The development of security staff has always been a challenge. There are many contributing factors to this, such as staff turnover, cost, quality of entry level staff or lack of return on investment. What, then, is the best way forward? Tony O’Brien examines a model wherein...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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BSIA Briefing

Much like everything else, in fact, the private security industry’s response to acid attacks needs to be considered as part of the wider picture of Best Practice and professionalism the BSIA serves to champion at every turn. There’s no room for half-measures when it comes to...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Following last October’s deadly mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, further questions have arisen around hotel security worldwide. As James Morris duly observes, hotel security has always been about the balance of security versus the guest experience. It’s a...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

False fire alarms are a real problem. Last year, a Government report highlighted the fact that 44% of Fire and Rescue Service call-outs turn out to be for false alarm episodes. The cost to businesses due to disruption and the cost in terms of time and resources for the Fire and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018