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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
Malcolm Cheshire
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Knife Crime: A Medical Emergency Perspective

The psychosocial causes of knife crime remain a matter of ongoing debate, with no clear prospect of an early resolution. However, the consequences arising from stabbings, which are often fatal due to severe blood loss (ie haemorrhaging), are very much a matter of immediate...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Places of worship set to receive security funding boost from central Government

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition, a new £5 million fund will be...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
Steve Loughney
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Alarming News… Is Anyone Listening?

Fire safety experts have long queried why people don’t respond to siren-based alarms, with voice evacuation systems often mooted as being the better alternative when it comes to relaying information and prompting quicker reactions from affected individuals during an...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
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Dahua’s HD cameras “deliver new levels of image quality” for London Borough

Over 1,000 HD surveillance cameras from Dahua – along with NVRs, XVRs and control and viewing equipment – have been installed in a mainly wireless video surveillance system covering a large London Borough. The cameras are situated right across the Borough at around 80 council...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Security minister Ben Wallace chairs UK-Japan discussion group on hosting major events

Security Minister Ben Wallace has chaired a UK-Japan discussion group with Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to highlight how the UK mitigates the most serious security threats posed to it and also share experiences of the successful hosting of the London...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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The Duty of Care Contract: Developing a Culture of Mutual Responsibility

At its heart, Duty of Care is a social contract between the employer and the employee. The employer agrees to take care of the employee, while for their part the employee agrees to avoid unnecessary risk. All-too-often, however, both parties fail to live up to their obligations...
Posted On 22 Nov 2018
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New Eastern Region chairman Guy Mathias calls for increased business involvement in CSSC initiative

Security and risk management-focused professional Guy Mathias FSyI has been appointed chairman of the Eastern Region of the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative. Operating on a charitable basis and founded in June 2011 by a team of senior UK security...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018