Mike Barley (left), Master of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve
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Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve wins City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery

Detective Sergeant (DS) Joby Reeve of the City of London Police has been selected for the ‘Principal Bravery Award’ by the Sheriffs of the City of London sitting at The Old Bailey. The prestigious accolade was presented to DS Reeve on Monday 7 October during the Annual Dinner of...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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UK policing “as prepared as possible” for potential no-deal Brexit scenario

Police across the UK are well prepared for the country to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a deal, the two police chiefs leading law enforcement planning have said. Preparations for a potential loss of EU law enforcement tools and powers are now complete. A new unit,...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Craig Swallow discusses some of the safety challenges faced by those employing a mobile or lone workforce, addresses how a deploying organisation can use the latest technology to ensure a team is better educated about risk and approaches the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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Powerful Protection: Enhanced Security Officers On Site at Hinkley Point C

The elite training and education regime behind the men and women keeping thousands of workers safe at Hinkley Point C, the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK in a generation, have been unveiled by solutions provider G4S. Risk Xtra concentrates on the fine detail....
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
Paul Eggleton (left) and Zak Doffman
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Digital Barriers and Capita announce details underpinning strategic partnership

Digital Barriers and Capita have signed a global strategic partnership that will see the former’s full suite of technology, including live facial recognition solutions, integrated with Capita’s Control Room solutions. The agreement sees Digital Barriers’ ultra-low bandwidth...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
Klaus Allion
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Is an ARC the Best Way to Manage Critical Alarms?

External Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC) are employed by a number of organisations to monitor their alarms around the clock, or after hours when few or no staff are physically on site. With robust procedures in place, ARCs can be used effectively and provide reassurance to...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar and Drone Zone announced for The Emergency Services Show

The organisers of The Emergency Services Show have announced two new features at this year’s event: the SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar and a SkyBound Rescuer Drone Zone (sponsored by SOARIZON by Thales). The new seminar and exhibition zone are designed to foster drone development...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Cost of Government’s new Emergency Services Network set to escalate by £3.1 billion

The all-new communications system being put in place for the Emergency Services will now cost just shy of 50% more than originally expected and is “unlikely” to be ready to be delivered by the target date of 2022. According to the National Audit Office’s (NAO)...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Brits demand smarter anti-terrorism measures to be introduced by Government

Two-thirds of Brits want the Government to invest in Smart City measures designed to improve the safety and security of where they live, new research has found. A study conducted by ATG Access, which looks into the problems that could be solved through the adoption of Smart City...
Posted On 09 May 2019
NPCC chair Martin Hewitt being interviewed
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“Police well prepared for potential no-deal Brexit” insists National Police Chiefs’ Council

The police service has prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is leading on police planning at the national...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019