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Christmas Cash-in-Transit safety campaign launched by BSIA and North West ROCU

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has partnered with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) to launch a short animation video as part of concerted ongoing efforts to educate members of the public about how they can help to keep their communities safe...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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Co-conspirators in fake raid on security van convicted of £320,000 theft

Two accomplices who falsely reported a hold-up on a security van have been sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to a total of nine-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to steal almost £320,000. Cash-in-Transit driver Jimmy Kursley Doolly, 35, used his...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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BSIA welcomes lengthy sentences handed down to Cash-in-Transit crime group

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the lengthy sentencing of a security officer who acted as the ‘inside man’ in a series of Cash-in-Transit heists, and very much hopes such stringent jail terms will play a major role in the reduction of...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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‘Deter, Detect, Impede’: Safeguarding Organisations and Individuals from Kidnap

There’s no doubt that kidnapping remains one of the most frightening crimes that could happen to an individual, writes the Blackstone Consultancy. The term kidnapping covers a broad range of related crimes, with each case differing in its objective, degree, severity and...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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NatWest to pilot UK’s first intelligent cash management system with automated account crediting

NatWest and G4S are working in tandem to pilot the UK’s first intelligent cash management solution for businesses later this year. This innovative and secure cash solution enables businesses to benefit from automated account crediting of cash transactions without having to...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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“Council restrictions could put the public and cash couriers at serious risk of harm” warns BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is raising concerns on behalf of the Cash-in-Transit industry regarding proposed vehicle traffic and access restrictions in Rochdale town centre that have the potential to put cash couriers and the general public “at serious...
Posted On 06 Sep 2018
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G4S “delivers marked improvement in revenue generation” for Q2 and organic growth of 2.8%

As anticipated, the G4S Group has “delivered a marked improvement in revenue generation” in the second quarter of 2018, with an impressive organic growth level of 2.8% resulting in half-year organic growth of 0.2% against “demanding comparatives”. G4S CEO Ashley Almanza...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
Anton Pieterse: managing director of Safetell
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The Risk Xtra Interview: Anton Pieterse (Safetell) (Part One)

Anton Pieterse is the managing director of Safetell, the specialist physical security provider of counter-terrorism and target hardening solutions for risk mitigation professionals serving organisations, Governments and businesses alike. With over 30 years’ experience,...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
Ashley Almanza: CEO at G4S
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G4S Group’s CEO Ashley Almanza appointed chair of International Security Ligue

G4S Group’s CEO Ashley Almanza has been announced as the new chair of the International Security Ligue, an association of private security organisations responsible for defining, establishing and maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards within the private...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018