The security business sector increasingly needs to assist and support law enforcement if crime is to be effectively tackled. This was the message imparted by Anthony King, CEO of Kings Security, at the company’s annual Insight and Innovation Day.
The event, held at the Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire on Thursday 29 September, played host to 100 delegates and provided an opportunity for the company to showcase its commitment to creating a crime-free society through progressive and innovative product offerings, among them the Kings Intelligence Service (KIS).
An innovation for the security industry, the KIS has been developed to assist clients by dint of creating a fuller situation analysis or ‘intelligence cycle’ through its provision of security services data with a single, joined-up view of security operations.
“The role the security industry can play in reducing crime in society comes through developing a collaborative approach with stakeholders to create robust preventative strategies and efficient response mechanisms,” urged King. “Kings Security has made real progress in the last year, in particular with the KIS platform and developments such as OneTouch. This is a real-time reporting facility that’s currently being piloted with extremely impressive results.”
Working in partnership with law enforcement, numerous examples of successful initiatives were demonstrated by Kings Security and its customers, including one retail client who, directly through KIS, was able to identify and reduce losses in a high risk store by a substantial 95% across a six-month period.
Guest speaker Professor Martin Gill CSyP, the greatly respected criminologist and director of Perpetuity Research, made a presentation on the process of reducing risks and offending behaviour. Sharing research results on criminal activity, Professor Gill provided a rich insight into the minds and habits of the criminally-minded individuals in society that formed the basis of a detailed discussion on tackling crime going forward.