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Vimpex acquires legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security

As of 31 January 2020, Vimpex Limited (the specialist manufacturer of fire evacuation, signalling and building infrastructure system products) has acquired the legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security and its brands Smart+Guard and Smart+Cage from Evac+Chair...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
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SIA launches consultation on Code of Conduct for private security operatives

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a six-week consultation on a draft Code of Conduct for SIA licence holders and applicants for SIA licences. The SIA is inviting the industry, licence holders and anyone with an interest in private security to have a say on the...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020
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Security Industry Authority appoints Michelle Russell as director of partnerships and interventions

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the appointment of Michelle Russell as the organisation’s new director of partnerships and interventions. Russell will be joining the SIA from the Charity Commission where she’s currently director of investigations,...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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Genetec issues Version 5.8 of Security Center open architecture platform

Genetec, the technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has just unveiled a new version of Security Center, the company’s open architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, Automatic Number...
Posted On 21 Feb 2019
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Home Affairs Committee warns of “dire consequences” without extra police funding

The Home Affairs Select Committee has urged the Government to prioritise policing in the Autumn Budget and the next Comprehensive Spending Review, warning that without any additional funding for policing, there will be “dire consequences” for public safety and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Home Office funds new Video-Enabled Justice programme for serving police officers

A new video link scheme designed to improve the way in which police officers give evidence and free up more time for their front line duties is going to be piloted thanks to an £11 million cash injection from the Government. The Video-Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative, which is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
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CitizenAID advice supports Government’s ‘Run, Hide, Tell’ counter-terrorism message

Military and civilian doctors have been working together to produce a new app with the aim of saving lives before the Emergency Services arrive on scene to administer help. CitizenAID has been developed by clinicians in the UK who have deep experience of treating blast and...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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‘Policing for the Future’ inquiry launched by Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into ‘Policing for the Future: Changing Demands and New Challenges’. Written submissions for this inquiry should be submitted online by noon on 16 February 2017. Advances in technology have led to the emergence...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
Raymond Clarke: CEO at IQ
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Industry Qualifications calls for Ofqual to establish Expert Panel on qualifications fraud

Awarding organisation Industry Qualifications (IQ) has called upon qualifications regulator Ofqual to establish an expert panel for confronting the issue of qualifications fraud in those industries which require qualifications to obtain a licence to work. IQ itself was a victim...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
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Department for Transport opens consultation on drone safety and security to protect public

The Government plans to introduce new measures designed to ensure the successful uptake of drones is matched by strong safeguards to protect the public. Measures out for consultation on Wednesday 21 December include the mandatory registration of new drones, tougher penalties for...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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