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Changing Perceptions Through Workforce Diversity

The benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce in the security guarding sector are becoming increasingly apparent. Here, Gemma Quirke explains how the business strategy devised by solutions provider Wilson James is creating positive change through nurturing skills and talent...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
Tom Knierim
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Biometric Automation for Airports: Travelling Bliss or Privacy Nightmare?

Checkpoints at airports have always been an object of passenger discontent with both document and immigration checks consistently receiving the lowest scores in passenger satisfaction surveys. Biometric technology has long been hailed as the ‘silver bullet’ to solve...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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£1 million funding announced for academic innovations in aviation security

UK universities seeking to carry out cutting-edge research into the next generation of aviation security solutions are set to benefit from Government funding worth £1 million thanks to a joint initiative between the Department for Transport and the Home Office. The Future...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Manchester Airports Group selects Rohde & Schwarz security scanners for key UK airports

Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has secured a five-year Framework Agreement with the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to supply the latest generation of R&S QPS201 security scanners to Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. MAG is the UK’s largest airport group,...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Mitie flying high with £17 million FM contract extension for London Gatwick Airport

Mitie has expanded its relationship with London Gatwick Airport’s management team by winning a five-year extension to its contract worth £17 million, which includes a new agreement to maintain electrical services. The facilities management (FM) and professional services...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Securitas acquires New York-based aviation security company Global Elite Group

Securitas Transport Aviation Services USA has acquired Global Elite Group, a leading security services provider to the aviation industry in the US. The purchase price is approximately US$22 million contingent upon reaching certain targets. Global Elite Group is based in Garden...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Meet The Security Company: Wilson James

This is the fifteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions...
Posted On 31 Dec 2018
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David Roney joins Operating Board of ASIS UK with focus on counter-terrorism and policing

ASIS UK has announced that David Roney is joining the organisation’s Operating Board as director responsible for counter-terrorism and policing. Roney is well known to the wider security community having retired from the police following a distinguished career, most...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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New drone laws issued by Department for Transport set to boost airport safety

New laws being introduced by the Department for Transport in tandem with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will restrict all drones from flying above 400 feet and within one kilometre of airport boundaries. Following a year-on-year increase in the reporting of drone incidents...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Explosive detection dogs introduced in British airports by Government to screen cargo

Dogs that are capable of detecting minute traces of explosives concealed in air freight are now being deployed in cargo sheds at British airports as the Government introduces its latest measure to reinforce the UK’s aviation security. Free-running explosive detection dogs...
Posted On 09 May 2018
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