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Protecting the Higher Education Sector: A Lecture on University Security

Forty years ago, DEC (latterly acquired by Compaq) said there was no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home. Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented and, ten years ago, we had only just discovered smart phones and social networking. The world of technology and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Glasgow Caledonian University seeks industry leaders to join inaugural security MBA programme

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has partnered with security consultant CAMOR to launch two work-based qualifications which offer security professionals the chance to combine work with academic study through a blended learning mode of delivery at GCU’s London campus in...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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European police chiefs focus on serious and organised crime at 2019 Convention

Serious and organised crime has been evolving over the last 20 years in terms of the number of criminal organisations, their modus operandi, the use of technology and organised crime’s ability to infiltrate infrastructures and the public sector and exploit legislative loopholes....
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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Home Office launches Safer Streets Fund to combat theft in crime ‘hotspots’

A new £25 million fund set aside to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime ‘hotspots’ has been announced by the Home Office. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales will be able to bid for Safer Streets Fund investment for measures...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office selects first ten participants for data protection Sandbox

The use of biometrics to speed up airport passenger journeys, innovations in crime prevention and technological advances in the health sector are among the first projects selected to take part in the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Sandbox. Other products...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
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Customised CCTV control helps Ealing Council double rate of incident detection

Since upgrading to a new Borough-wide surveillance solution from Synectics, operators based in Ealing Council’s new Public Safety CCTV Control Centre have doubled detection rates. The team now logs over 11,000 incidents of criminal or anti-social activity each year. According to...
Posted On 01 Jun 2019
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Total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers rises by 12% in latest BRC Survey

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey has revealed the vast cost of crime to people and businesses up and down the country. The total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers was £1.9 billion last year, up 12% from the previous year (£1.7...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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PerpetuityARC Training launches Security Management BTEC Level 4 eLearning course

PerpetuityARC Training has launched a new Security Management BTEC Level 4 eLearning course. The latest in the Linx International Group company’s growing prospectus of interactive eLearning courses, this particular entry in the series provides an essential introduction to...
Posted On 22 Nov 2018
Daniel Hardy
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Setting Strategy in a Chaotic World

It has been 12 months since Daniel Hardy became managing director of the National Business Crime Solution. Here, for the benefit of Risk Xtra’s readers and the sector at large, Hardy reflects on this period and explains why crime prevention through intelligence sharing will only...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
Helen Dickinson OBE: CEO at the BRC
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BRC’s latest retail crime statistics “expose growing threat of serious violence against shop staff”

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey reveals a concerning spike in violence against shop staff causing injury, with the number of incidents happening at twice the rate of last year’s survey (which held the previous record). Overall, this year’s survey...
Posted On 12 Mar 2018