John Davies
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The Perception of Safety as Part of Security

Ask anyone in the security industry if what they provide is valuable and delivers a positive service to people and the majority would say that it does, observes John Davies. Those of us who work in the industry, or those who benefit from it directly, are acutely aware of the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Perpetuity Research explores experiences of females working in security sector

Perpetuity Research has published the detailed findings of new industry research sponsored by ICTS UK and Ireland into the experiences of women in security. The results of the independent research are contained in a 92-page report and based on 706 survey responses as well as 21...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit 2020: Shaping the Future Security Agenda

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate, takes place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster in central London and is set to deliver a lively,...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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Christmas Cash-in-Transit safety campaign launched by BSIA and North West ROCU

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has partnered with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) to launch a short animation video as part of concerted ongoing efforts to educate members of the public about how they can help to keep their communities safe...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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TrackTik partners with Clery Center on webinar to promote on-campus safety

TrackTik, the provider of workforce management solutions for physical security, is sponsoring the Clery Center’s National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2019. NCSAM originated in 2008 following unanimous support for increased public awareness on issues surrounding campus...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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In The Spotlight: ASIS International

Christina Duffey CPP is Senior Vice-President at SOS Security, the United States’ fourth largest provider of security personnel and global security services, and recently became ASIS International’s Board President. Here, Duffey chats with Risk Xtra about her career to date and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
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Bosch’s Video Management System Version 9.0 determines to “put end users first”

The security industry is driven by a constant stream of new innovations. However, innovation can have a negative knock-on effect when it leads to increased complexity, makes installation more complicated, set-up more confusing and operation more strenuous. This is precisely why...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018
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SIA launches consultation on skills specifications for licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a consultation which will help to determine the content of the next generation of licence-linked qualifications for the private security industry. The consultation will run for four weeks concluding on 26 October. It’s...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
Louise McCree
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‘Mastery’, ‘Autonomy’ and ‘Purpose’: Motivation in the Private Security Industry

As Louise McCree correctly points out, security team members are responsible for continuing to keep the places we visit safe and secure. They’re required to remain vigilant and are accountable if a breach should occur. In addition, a number of security staff work long hours...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
Woolwich Crown Court
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Security officer who committed identity theft and fraud jailed for five months

On Thursday 6 September at Woolwich Crown Court, Kazeem Oladimeji of Bromley pleaded guilty to an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 of fraud by false representation while working in the security industry. Oladimeji was jailed for five months and fined £115 for gaining employment...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018