Corps Security has formed an exclusive strategic partnership with ACP Solutions. The agreement will see the two companies combine their respective areas of expertise to deploy security solutions for some UK events. ACP Solutions configures temporary Wi-Fi network connectivity that enables communications at events that present security challenges” eg where there is a large acreage to be secured. Its area of speciality is equine events, having completed projects for the nearby Badminton Horse Trials, as well as the Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire. With the growth in mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, Wi-Fi is now seen as a vital on-site service for staff, traders and visitors. In addition, and as part of a communications infrastructure, event organisers are increasingly looking to utilise high-level surveillance technology that can be operated over Wi-Fi. ACP Solutions’ director, Phil Platts explains,” Security is a major issue for organisers who have to protect staff, visitors and property, and ensure the smooth running of their events. We are increasingly involved with the specification of IP based CCTV and by working closely with Corps Security we are now able to provide our customers with a range of technology to suit a diverse range of applications and the personnel to operate it.” According to Jason Taylor, Corps Security’s event sales and marketing manager, there is a perfect synergy between the two companies. He says,” We have very similar target markets and we are both determined to extend our activity within the sports, leisure and agricultural event sectors.” Today’s deployable CCTV systems can transmit live or recorded images directly to a control centre via GPRS, 3G, broadband or wireless LAN. Products can simply be screwed to a wall or fixed to a mast, plugged into an appropriate power source and activated” a process that can take as little as 90 seconds to complete.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.