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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
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The Security Institute’s View

Crimestoppers is a household name in the UK, fulfilling an important role in the fight against crime by allowing individuals to report criminality or otherwise share information about a crime on an anonymous footing. Here, for the benefit of Risk UK’s readers, Jim O’Dwyer...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
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BSIA Briefing

With the popularity of drones escalating in recent years, business owners, members of the public and budding drone entrepreneurs stand divided when it comes to how far the law should go in terms of regulation. Here, James Kelly discusses upcoming changes to UK drone legislation...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

As a hugely successful online retailer, Amazon is firmly committed to bringing diverse backgrounds and points of view to bear on behalf of its myriad customers. There’s recognition that creating a diverse workforce to reflect the customer base fosters diversity of thought. Jo Day...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017
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FIA Technical Briefing

BBC News recently reported that the UK’s Brexit ‘divorce bill’ payment to the EU could be in the region of £44 billion, but the final settlement figure remains unclear. At present, there are little or no guarantees as to what the future holds post-Brexit, either for the fire...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017
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The Security Institute’s View

Developments in both the 2011 and 2016 UK National Cyber Security Strategies shifted the Government’s position from being advisor to industry, education and society to that of interventionist, reflecting the realisation that most end users are not sufficiently cyber aware to...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017