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Meet The Security Company: Amberstone Security Limited

This is the 25th instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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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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Standards agencies afford fencing systems firm Zaun “resounding” bill of good health

Production and customer processes at steel fencing systems manufacturer Zaun have been through the mill of audits in recent weeks – by customers, the Security Ratings standards body and an international certification agency. At the end of the various checking procedures the...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Meet The Security Company: Octaga Security Services

This is the thirteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
Simon Chapman
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Covering All The Bases: A Reappraisal of Security Guarding

Organisations across all vertical sectors now have a wide array of security-related issues to consider, ranging from theft, anti-social behaviour and terrorism to vandalism and Health and Safety compliance. With higher levels of protection required than ever before, Simon Chapman...
Posted On 23 Jan 2018
Graham Allison
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Pay Rates in Security: The Highs and Lows

Although the pay rates that security officers are awarded remain a cause for concern, the issue points to a wider problem regarding training and skills development, not to mention the way in which personnel are deployed. Graham Allison explains why security services providers...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
John Robinson
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ISO 22316: Preparing for Brexit (Part One)

The long-awaited ISO 22316:2017 Security and Resilience – Organisational Resilience – Principles and Attributes has arrived. At first read it doesn’t seem to offer much – a long title, but just ten pages of what might be construed as rather dry and heavily-engineered clauses....
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
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Send For Help awarded certification to BS 8484:2016 for lone worker device services

Lone worker protection specialist Send For Help is one of the first companies to be successfully audited against the latest version of BS 8484:2016, the dedicated British Standard for the provision of lone worker device services. Bestowed following a rigorous audit, the award...
Posted On 24 Feb 2017
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Rise of the CDO

The never-ending race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency to the full through the enhanced use of information assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of chief data officers (CDOs) in post. As a result, security market analyst Gartner predicts that no...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
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“90% of larger companies will employ a Chief Data Officer by 2019” forecasts Gartner

The race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency through better use of information assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of chief data officers (CDOs). As a result, security market analyst Gartner predicts that no less than 90% of larger companies will...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016
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