Kings Security urges business sector to step up role in assisting crime prevention

Anthony King: CEO at Kings Security

Anthony King: CEO at Kings Security

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.

About the Author
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.

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