Lodge Service has extended its intelligence network, Lodg:IC, into mainland Europe for central monitoring, control and planning of security and property services. The network meets protection, loss prevention and resource allocation needs in the UK of property management companies. Simon Chapman, managing director of Lodge Service says:” We’re working with UK clients across Europe and now have security staff in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. The Lodg:IC network offers businesses strategic control through centralised management of security, power and other buildings’ resources, as well as of staff and vehicles.” Remote technology to monitor and manage premises, staff and vehicle fleets is combined in a network with on-site security guarding, investigations, screening and other personnel services to meet the needs of corporate users through a single source. Almost any system or service that is web-enabled can be supported. The software and hardware platform enables users to monitor people, premises and other assets in real time, with alerts to a smartphone, tablet or other selected device. The centre offers connectivity through multiple platforms for alarm communication, from WebWayOne to BT Redcare, and CSL Dualcom to Sur-gard Receivers. CCTV connections are supported via Immix, Sureview International.
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.