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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
Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI
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Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI appointed as next chairman of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced that academic criminologist Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI will become the organisation’s new chairman with effect from January 2018, taking over the reins from Garry Evanson CSyP FSyI. Wakefield is senior lecturer in security risk management...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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Britain seeks “comprehensive security and law enforcement partnership” with EU post-Brexit

Britain will look to agree a comprehensive new security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership with the European Union (EU) after Brexit to fight what the Government calls “our shared threats from terrorism and organised crime”. In the latest future...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Security Research Initiative focuses attentions on key considerations for security sector

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) has just published two reports addressing key considerations for the security industry. Together, the comprehensive documents seek to understand and highlight the ways in which private security can help protect the public – in both private...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Nick Fisher: CEO at Facewatch
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Facewatch appoints Nick Fisher as CEO to lead UK’s facial recognition roll-out

Facial recognition technology and a ‘self-help’ approach towards crime prevention can save businesses millions of pounds and help to protect the public in commercially-operated spaces. That’s according to Nick Fisher, the newly-appointed CEO of Facewatch. With new...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017