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Surge in site crime prompts calls for tighter security

Following a reported 50 per cent surge in construction crime rates since the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, the industry is being urged to tighten security measures to defend sites from opportunistic criminals. The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) announced the...
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Hosted CCTV platform for bus lane enforcement

Lancashire County Council has switched to Videalert systems for the enforcement of bus lanes throughout the county.  The decision to standardise on Videalert’s hosted CCTV enforcement platform was taken to provide the council with the ability to manage multiple contravention...
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Surge in break-ins indicates need for security

Police forces across the UK are currently carrying out extra night patrols in empty city and town centres in case burglars target shops, pubs and other commercial premises during the coronavirus lockdown. Collating intelligence data from police reports, news items, and their own...
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BSI releases suite of best practice standards

BSI has made a suite of risk and business continuity standards publicly available to help British businesses navigate the challenges they face as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The standards provide organisations with access to best practice guidance and...
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Online security training course prices reduced

Linx International Group has announced that it has reduced the cost of all online courses provided by Tavcom Training and PerpetuityARC Training by 25%, for three months, including BTEC and IQ accredited courses. Director of Sales and Marketing, Sarah Hayward-Turton APP state...
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Coronavirus impacts global smart home market

Amid the continued fallout of the coronavirus crisis, the global smart home market is expected to fall nearly $20 billion short of revenue expectations in 2020, according to Omdia. The global smart home market will total $101.1 billion in 2020, down from Omdia’s previous forecast...
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Local shop crime cost over £211m last year

Britain’s local shops have been the victim of over 50,000 incidents of violence over the last year, according to figures from the Association of Convenience Stores’ 2020 Crime Report. The report provides evidence of the scale and impact of theft, violence, abuse and other crimes...
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Summit instigates debate on key security issues

Key topics and challenges affecting the security systems and guarding sectors were addressed at this year’s NSI-sponsored Thought Leadership Summit, held at the Royal Lancaster London. A cross-section of security industry end users, service providers, sector organisations and...
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HVM products protect Birmingham landmark

A Derby company which designs and manufactures security devices designed to stop vehicles has installed two of its products at one of Birmingham’s landmarks. Securiscape has fitted three of its hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) SecuriPod IWA14 temporary barriers and six metres of...
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BAFE aims to raise verification awareness

BAFE has launched a new campaign to inform buyers and specifiers that third party certification is only part of the process in acting with due diligence with fire safety. The campaign “Don’t just Specify, Verify!” points out the important second, and sometimes overlooked,...