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SIA launches new consultation exercise focused on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has just launched a new consultation to help determine the content of the next generation of compulsory qualifications for licensed operatives in the private security industry. This new consultation will run for four weeks until Monday 11...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Emerging Trends for the Global Video Surveillance Market

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, the demand for pioneering CCTV surveillance systems is becoming increasingly prominent. Originally, CCTV surveillance systems were simply used as a deterrent, but as technology has evolved, both in terms of capability and...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Amthal Fire & Security leads the way in securing one of Britain’s oldest independent schools

Amthal Fire & Security has created a scaleable programme of works to upgrade security at St Albans School and ensure staff and pupils can inspire learning and develop values and skills to the highest standards in a secure environment.  With former students including Professor...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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Park Watch becomes first organisation awarded SCC’s certification for ANPR cameras

Parking enforcement specialist Park Watch has just become the first organisation to be awarded the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification specifically for its use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. Park Watch was audited and successfully achieved full...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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Rapid-deploy perimeter protection system advancements unveiled by Zaun

Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun has designed a new QuickFit post system for its Rapid Deployment System (RDS) that was first created for political conferences and forms part of the National Barrier Asset. The business has also pre-assembled a ‘plug-and-play’ variant of perimeter...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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IP Data Switches versus Video IP Switches: The Technical Aspects Explained for End Users

For many years, the trend in CCTV has been to convert and integrate existing analogue CCTV systems into IP networks. Today, that trend is accelerating. However, a new trend in IP is emerging and, as Rudolf Rohr asserts, it’s one that demands careful consideration. Relating...
Posted On 02 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
Stuart Lodge
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Lodge Security confirms acquisition of Ladbroke Security Services

Lodge Security has acquired Ladbroke Security Services, the managed security solutions provider boasting 120 staff and sales of £2.25 million. Ladbroke Security Services was founded back in 1990 by retailer Chinacraft to protect its assets. The company has since expanded its...
Posted On 20 Dec 2018
Simon Chapman
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Brooknight Security appoints Simon Chapman in commercial director’s role

Brooknight Security – the independently owned and operated business providing a range of security services to corporate and retail sector customers alike – has announced the appointment of Simon Chapman to the role of commercial director. Chapman joins the business...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018
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University of Oxford receives Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification mark

The University of Oxford has been awarded the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification mark after being audited against the 12 guiding principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The latter aims to balance the need for cameras in public places wi...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018