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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
Dean Kernot of Vista CCTV and Nick Fisher (CEO of Facewatch) announce the new partnership
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Vista and Facewatch combine to realise GDPR-compliant facial recognition solution

Vista CCTV and Facewatch, the retail crime deterrent solution that uses facial recognition, have announced a new partnership designed to deliver facial recognition software to the security industry. This new alliance offers large and small-scale business owners alike the...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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White Paper highlights overriding need for greater cyber security in retail sector

Axis Communications has published its latest White Paper entitled ‘Cyber Security: The Biggest Threat to Retail’ which highlights the increasing threat posed by cyber attacks to today’s retail industry. The White Paper documents the measures that should be understood...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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HelpSystems announces Clearswift acquisition to expand cyber security portfolio

HelpSystems has announced that it will acquire Clearswift, the UK-based content threat protection software company. Clearswift’s award-winning deep content inspection capability enables information to be scanned as it enters or leaves the organisation, allowing sensitive data to...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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Construction Companies and Water Damage: Listening to the Insurers

Very few Tier 1 construction companies are installing water leak detection systems at the beginning of new build projects. This may be for cost reasons, or because the construction companies may not feel it’s their responsibility to implement these systems. Yet repairs to damage...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
Gary Trotter
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Video Surveillance-as-a-Service: Opportunities in the Loss Prevention Sector

Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) is an innovative solution for many of the security and surveillance monitoring challenges facing today’s loss prevention professionals. The global market for VSaaS is growing rapidly and is expected to reach £1.5 billion in 2020 and,...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Enterprise Security Risk Management: A Security Programme Maturity Model

As one of its stated strategic initiatives, ASIS International has been actively involved in promoting the adoption of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM). ESRM is a strategic security programme management approach that ties an organisation’s security practice to its...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
Gary Trotter
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The Total Retail Loss Model: The Detail Behind Dynamic Loss Prevention

As security and loss prevention specialists, we often discuss ‘retail loss’ or ‘shrinkage’, but what exactly do we mean by these terms? Typically, they refer to theft or loss of merchandise, writes Gary Trotter, but there are many other forms of loss. The Total Retail Loss Report...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
Ocucon's Gary Trotter (left) and Stephen Purvis
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Ocucon named ‘Most Innovative Retail Asset Protection Company’ in 2019 RILA Awards

UK-based surveillance technology company Ocucon has just been named the most innovative global asset protection company by US retail chiefs as the company scooped the coveted first prize in the prestigious (R)Tech Asset Protection (AP) Innovation Awards 2019.  The world’s first...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Buyers and suppliers converge at Forum Events’ Total Security Summit 2019

It’s predicted that the global physical security market will grow in value from $84.1 billion last year to $119.4 billion by 2023. According to analysis from ResearchandMarkets, that’s equivalent to a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.3%. What’s more, the electronic access...
Posted On 28 Mar 2019