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Meet The Security Company: Verifile

This is the fourteenth 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 30 Nov 2018
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Fire Industry Association gearing up for October seminars on ‘Update to BS 5839-1:2017’

During October, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) will be holding four seminars under the banner ‘Update to BS 5839-1:2017’. The new British Standard, which focuses on Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings, was published on Friday 1 September. Due to...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
Graham Lowe: the new managing director of Hochiki Europe (UK)
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Hochiki Europe appoints new managing director as company celebrates record year

Life safety solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe (UK) has appointed Graham Lowe as its new managing director. Lowe – who previously held the position of sales director – has worked for the business for more than 20 years and built up four decades of experience within the life...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017
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Department for Transport issues guidelines designed to enhance cyber security of connected cars

A new generation of Internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers under tough new guidance issued by the Department for Transport. Smart vehicles are increasingly becoming the norm on British roads, allowing drivers to access maps, travel information and...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Businesses witness “significant rise in fraud and risk during 2016” reports Kroll

According to those executives surveyed for the 2016-2017 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report, it would appear that fraud, cyber and security incidents are now the ‘new normal’ for companies across the world. The proportion of executives reporting that their...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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“UK security sector delivers double-digit export growth” reports Trade Association ADS Group

Security sector Trade Association ADS Group has published detailed annual data in its latest Outlook Report showing that export growth for the UK’s security industry is into double-digits, up by 18% on the previous year and generating somewhere in the region of £4 billion...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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On The Network

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) dedicated CCTV Section have issued a stark warning that end users of IP-connected CCTV systems should be taking cyber security very seriously indeed. In an article recently published by The Times, Nigel Inkster (former...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016
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IP CCTV surveillance system end users “must consider network security” warn BSIA member companies

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) CCTV Section have issued a stark warning that end users of IP-connected CCTV systems should be taking cyber security very seriously indeed. In an article published by The Times, Nigel Inkster (former director of...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
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ARCINOVA appoints pharma security expert Pilgrims Group to safeguard R&D facility

ARCINOVA, a leading global provider of R&D services to the pharmaceutical industry, has announced the appointment of Pilgrims Group as its chosen supplier of security guarding and general security services for its newly-acquired site in Alnwick, Northumberland. ARCINOVA is a...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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CFOA, FIA and Fire Service College energise R&D collaboration to boost Fire and Rescue Service operations

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Fire Service College (FSC) have come together to form a new R&D partnership. A joint Memorandum of Understanding clearly demonstrates each organisation’s commitment towards collaboration...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016