Peter Webster
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The Rise of the SNP: The Thin End of The Wedge?

As far as General Elections go, that which played out across the UK in May had more than its fair share of drama. Fast forward a couple of months and, with the Queen’s Speech now delivered to Parliament, Peter Webster reviews the likely future direction for UK plc’s political...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
Sir David Veness CBE QPM
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Closing The Gap: Increasing Corporate Investment in Security

Former Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Sir David Veness presents a strong argument to suggest that recent developments in the sphere of international terrorism, coupled with current responses to the threats and risks posed, have duly bolstered the business case...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security
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Traditional Security in a Modern World

As London played host to Operation Strong Tower – the major counter-terrorism exercise that was six months in the planning and involved 1,000 police officers across the city – and with the country still reeling in shock following tragic events overseas, it’s clear that no...
Posted On 09 Jul 2015
Johan Gerber
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Installation of Security Systems: How does it work for you?

There are hundreds of security installation companies spread across the UK all trying to do exactly the same thing in terms of satisfying the needs of their customers. Some are large nationals, others are local installers while several are what we sometimes refer to a...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
Tina Chittenden
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Burning questions you need to ask

On the security front line, the weather should be the least of your workforce’s worries. That said, the risks posed by a sudden hot spell can sometimes be overlooked. With the summer months now already upon us, Tina Chittenden provides a timely reminder of the warning signs...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
Peter Webster
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Have we reached the end of ‘The Thin Blue Line’?

Much has been made in the national media about the former Coalition Government’s austerity cuts to public services and, in terms of the security space, the Police Federation of England and Wales continues to be vocal in its opposition to the proposed reduction of police officer...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
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International Terrorism: Facing The Challenge

While the present security focus is understandably on the threat posed by ISIL, it’s worth making the point that the Syria-related challenge represents just over 50% of the work conducted by the counter-terrorism network. Mark Rowley outlines how and where the police service is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security
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The Internet of Things and Security

For several years, the term ‘Internet of Things’ has been growing in familiarity. The initial example used to illustrate the concept was the idea of a fridge that was able to let you know when you’ve run out of milk. Very ‘Tomorrow’s World’. When everyday household objects...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015
David Gill CSyP: CEO at the Linx International Group
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“Why we acquired Tavcom Training”: Risk UK Q&A with Linx International Group CEO David Gill

Linx International Group’s recent acquisition of a majority shareholding in UK-based Tavcom Training (a leading provider of accredited security systems training) has further bolstered the Group’s profile as a global training brand. Here, David Gill CSyP (CEO of Linx International...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
Peter Webster
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The Living Wage: Stepping in the Right Direction

Much attention is now being paid to the excellent Living Wage campaign orchestrated in the UK by the Living Wage Foundation. Why is it of such great importance for businesses and their employees operating in the private security sector? Peter Webster offers his considered...
Posted On 21 May 2015