Perpetuity Research undertakes survey on use of advanced technology in physical security measures

Advances in technology and the Internet of Things have changed the way in which we all live and work. They’re also altering the manner in which security operates. ‘Traditional’ security measures are evolving and becoming more advanced and, in some cases, interconnected, but what’s the impact of all this on offenders? To find out, Perpetuity Research is undertaking a study on the matter, interviewing offenders to understand how they react to this ‘new’ security.

In addition, Perpetuity Research is conducting a survey of practising security professionals to ascertain their views on the types of changes taking place, whether they feel these changes are likely to impact offenders and to ascertain their outlook on the broader challenges to security that advances in technology present.

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI: director of Perpetuity Research

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI: director of Perpetuity Research

This survey is anonymous and takes approximately ten-to-15 minutes to complete. It’s best suited to those involved in physical security such as security managers (including intermediaries) who purchase security solutions, security suppliers and other security experts. All participants are given the opportunity to automatically receive a free copy of the findings once the report is published (towards the end of 2019).

*The deadline for responses is Friday 15 March. To take part in the survey access this link:

**The research is being undertaken under the umbrella of the Security Research Initiative. Learn more here:

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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