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Two-thirds of UK companies admit to never testing physical security measures

Almost two-thirds (63%) of UK companies who took part in a recent survey have admitted to never testing their physical security. That’s according to ‘Setting the Standard for Security’, a report produced by physical security solutions expert Jacksons Fencing....
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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“Profound and far-reaching policing reform urgently needed” asserts HMICFRS

Profound and far-reaching aspects of police reform are needed or services face unacceptable compromises in quality of service levels of public safety, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has warned. In his annual assessment of policing in...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Report raises concerns over Met Police trials of live facial recognition technology

A new report produced by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project based at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre identifies “significant flaws” with the way in which live facial recognition technology was trialled in London by...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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UK faces “unprecedented threat” despite decrease in terrorism-related arrests

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s senior national co-ordinator has warned the UK still faces an ‘unprecedented’ level of threat, despite arrest numbers falling in the previous 12 months. The Home Office’s quarterly release of statistics relating to the police’s use of powers under the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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Home Office allocates £35 million to police forces for Violence Reduction Units

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provisionally allocated £35 million to Police and Crime Commissioners in 18 local areas for the purpose of setting up Violence Reduction Units. These will take a multi-agency approach, bringing together police, local Government, health services,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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SIA launches #SaferNightsOut campaign to address violence in night-time economy

Private security industry regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security personnel and people on nights out. The campaign, which kicked off on Monday 17 June,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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High-level Tech Summit focuses on improvements to disclosure of digital evidence

Government ministers have met with senior police officers and prosecutors at a high-profile summit aimed at improving the disclosure of digital evidence in the criminal justice system. Solicitor General Lucy Frazer QC and policing minister Nick Hurd hosted Max Hill (Director of...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Latest update on PD 6662:2017 for intruder and hold-up alarms issued by NSI

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announced changes published in the latest edition of PD 6662 (effective from 1 June 2019) at its recent Summit for approved companies. PD 6662 is essential for any organisation requiring a police response to intruder alarms and/or...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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The Dawn of Intelligent and Predictive Security

When did your business last undertake a security risk assessment? How do you evaluate threats or vulnerabilities? Are there any gaps in your security measures? Do you have full confidence in the security technologies that your business employs? Omar Abu-Rish explains why, as...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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BSIA welcomes Forensic Science Regulator’s drive for increased quality and compliance

From October 2017, it became mandatory that law enforcement agencies had to disclose to the courts if forensic evidence relied upon in a prosecution was compliant with the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice (Codes), the risk being that non-compliant products or...
Posted On 24 May 2019