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West Yorkshire security boss and unlicensed door supervisor found guilty

The former director of a security firm has pleaded guilty to repeatedly deploying an unlicensed door supervisor to venues around Leeds. Haidar Mumtaz, formerly of 2 B Secure Ltd from Keighley in West Yorkshire, sent Steven Hare from Bradford to work on security duties at the...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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Latest SIA campaign aims to address acts of violence against security staff

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has launched a campaign to promote safer workplaces for security staff. The #SaferWorkplaces campaign will encourage security operatives to report acts of violence against them. It’s also aimed at employers and venue managers to remind them...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Protecting the Higher Education Sector: A Lecture on University Security

Forty years ago, DEC (latterly acquired by Compaq) said there was no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home. Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented and, ten years ago, we had only just discovered smart phones and social networking. The world of technology and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Security Industry Authority licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

On Thursday 7 November, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one offence contrary to the Identity Documents Act at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Owolabi is now in custody pending his sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court on...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Magenta Security Services backs First Aid training for licensed security officers

Magenta Security Services is strongly supporting the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) decision to require licensed security officers to undertake First Aid training from 1 April 2020. The company’s support for the move is based on the firm belief that the new...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Glasgow Caledonian University seeks industry leaders to join inaugural security MBA programme

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has partnered with security consultant CAMOR to launch two work-based qualifications which offer security professionals the chance to combine work with academic study through a blended learning mode of delivery at GCU’s London campus in...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Meet The Security Company: First Response Group

This is the 23rd 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 31 Oct 2019
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SRI examines impact of advanced technologies on physical security solutions

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) has just published its latest report entitled ‘The Evolution of Physical Security Measures: Assessing the Benefits and Implications’. The aim of the work was to develop a better understanding of the ways in which physical security measures...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
Swindon Magistrates Court
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Guilty plea for unlicensed security boss who claimed business was “just a hobby”

A Swindon man who claimed that his security business was “just a hobby” has pleaded guilty to working without a licence. James Barnett, the director of Gold Shield Group Ltd and its three subsidiaries, made the admission at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 October....
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
Antrim Crown Court
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Former security company boss ordered to pay £70,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 18 October, a former security company boss was ordered to pay £70,800 from the proceeds of crime by the presiding Judge at Antrim Crown Court. Steven Nixon of Portadown recently served a four-month prison service for ignoring a community service order following a...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019