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Amberstone acquires Cardinal Security to form specialist Amberstone Guarding division

Two of the biggest names in the security and loss prevention sectors are to come together as part of an ambitious alliance following the announcement that the business and assets of Cardinal Security Ltd have been acquired by Amberstone from administration. The result of this...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Securitas Security Services (UK) moves to acquire Milton Keynes-based MK Group Security

Securitas Security Services UK Ltd (Securitas) has announced the acquisition of Milton Keynes Security Services Ltd and its associated companies, together trading as MK Group Security. Securitas has acquired the entire shareholdings in the MK Group Security companies, the...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018
Magnus Ahlqvist
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“Strong organic sales growth” of 7% highlighted in Securitas’ Interim Report for January-June

For the period April to June 2018, total sales at Securitas were MSEK 25,466 (23,031), with organic sales growth standing at an impressive 7%. Operating income before amortisation was MSEK 1,286 (1,137). Operating margin for the period was 5%, with earnings per share at SEK 2.28....
Posted On 30 Jul 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
Paul Grist
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Facilicom UK’s Trigion Security division appoints Paul Grist in role of security director

Trigion Security, the specialist security solutions division of Facilicom UK, has announced the appointment of Paul Grist as its new security director. Grist started in this role on Monday 16 July and succeeds Neil Ricketts. Grist brings many years’ experience and knowledge to...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018
Simon Shawley
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Unlocking the Full Power of Open Platform VMS

It’s generally understood that Video Management Software (VMS) is able to put operators firmly in control of a video surveillance system by allowing any combination of camera types and images to be displayed on Control Room screens and recorded at the same time. These...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
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When Two Worlds Coalesce

The demands of a modern day security system are changing at pace as different technologies appear on the horizon. These rapid developments very often realise benefits for the procuring organisation by dint of inviting decisions to be taken by security and risk management...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
Duncan Cooke
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IoT: Is the Electronic Security Industry Ready, Willing and Able?

Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, estimates that as many as 5.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices owned by enterprises and Governments will make use of edge computing for data collection and processing in 2020, while by 2019, as much...
Posted On 01 Feb 2018
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Full Year Report for 2017 at Securitas highlights organic sales growth of 5%

Global security solutions provider Securitas has issued its Full Year Report for 2017. Total sales for the year stand at MSEK 92 197 (88 162), with organic sales growth at 5% (versus 7% in 2016). Operating income before amortisation is recorded as MSEK 4 677 (4 554) on an...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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Registration now open for 2018 NSI Summit at Birmingham’s Vox Conference Centre

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced that the 2018 NSI Summit will take place on Thursday 22 March at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. NSI approved companies are now invited to book their attendance. The Summit, which is now in its fifth year, continues...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018