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“Significantly stressed police forces must continue to change” warns HMICFRS report

In an environment of increasingly complex crime and changing demands, police forces are generally continuing to manage their resources well according to the latest report into police efficiency published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services...
Posted On 13 Nov 2017
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Turnover and profits reported at “record high” by lone worker security specialist Send For Help Group

Send For Help Group – the largest dedicated lone worker protection firm in the world – has seen annual turnover break the £8 million mark for the first time (representing a rise of 30% on the previous year) as organisations across both the private and public sectors...
Posted On 09 Nov 2017
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Securitas supports Emergency Services and military operations with additional patrols

Following the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green London Underground Station on the morning of Friday 15 September, which resulted in 30 people being injured, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre increased the terrorism threat level posed in the UK from ‘Severe’...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
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Remote Monitoring: Achieving Maximum Benefits for End Users

Here, Jonathan Sturley explains in detail how close working relationships formed with installers can ensure that end users achieve maximum benefit from their investment in a remotely monitored video surveillance system without having to live with the consequences of false alarms...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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Security and fire industries take up challenge of new Electronic Call Handling Operation project

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Fire & Security Association (FSA) are set to play a key role in the development of an all-new Electronic Call Handling Operation (ECHO) project. The dedicated ECHO project aims to...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
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How Physical Security Systems Can Protect the ‘Everyday’

The success of any organisation or environment depends on its ability to support the healthy flow of people, products, information and ideas, writes Simon Cook. This is apparent in our daily lives when a minor disruption makes our everyday activities more difficult (or even...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017
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Ward Security achieves company’s highest independent ACS audit score to date

National security company Ward Security has achieved the business’ highest ever score of 171 out of a possible 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the organisation responsible for regulating the private security...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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Send For Help awarded certification to BS 8484:2016 for lone worker device services

Lone worker protection specialist Send For Help is one of the first companies to be successfully audited against the latest version of BS 8484:2016, the dedicated British Standard for the provision of lone worker device services. Bestowed following a rigorous audit, the award...
Posted On 24 Feb 2017
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Salford University receives Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification mark

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification scheme enables organisations to clearly demonstrate that they comply with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. For relevant authorities (such as local authorities and police forces) this is particularly...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016
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Securitas UK shortlisted for duo of prestigious Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards

Securitas UK has been shortlisted for two Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards. Both nominations recognise contracts which are innovative in the industry and involve close working partnerships between the customer and the service provider. The company is a finalist in the...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016