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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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TrackTik’s software offers automation for security workforce management

TrackTik’s mobile and web-friendly guard tour system uses automation to take the effectiveness and efficiency of an organisation’s security management operations “to the next level”. This “first-of-its-kind” system provides security managers with a custom-tailored, holistic view...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
Steven Webb
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Security Convergence: Moving Towards Organisational Collaboration

In last month’s blog about digitalisation and cyber risk, the subject of convergence was touched on to explain a trend towards increasing organisational collaboration and merged management responsibilities to improve security. This is one example of convergence, a term...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Corps Security wins five-year Tata Steel contract valued at £3.6 million per annum

Corps Security has won a five-year, £3.6 million annual contract to provide bespoke security services for Tata Steel Europe right across the UK. Tata Steel is Europe’s second-largest steel producer with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in upwards of 50...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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O2 Arena owner AEG awards five-year protective services contract to Securitas UK

Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver protective security services for The O2 Arena. Home to world-class entertainment, the 20,000-capacity venue hosted over nine million visitors, 168 event days and 194 performances in 2018 alone. Owned by AEG, The O2...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Protection for Politicians: The Route to Maintaining a True Democracy

According to official figures, 342 crimes towards MPs and their staff were committed in 2018 and, just four months into 2019, that number was already at 152. Here, Abbey Petkar considers the security challenges faced by our political representatives and goes in search of some...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Magenta Security expresses “disappointment” in recent SIA decisions over ACS

Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security, has expressed “deep concerns and disappointment” in relation to recent decisions taken by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) on the Regulator’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). Petkar told Risk Xtra: “As...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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Incentive Lynx supports police training initiative at London’s Leadenhall Building

Incentive Lynx, which is part of the Incentive FM Group, recently played a vital role in an important counter-terrorism training exercise conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police. The security specialist welcomed representatives from the two...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
Left to Right: Gavin Dunleavy (commercial director, DVS), Clive Mason (managing director, Webeye), David Davies (CTO, DVS), Tim Goodson (managing director, DVS) and Mark Wall (sales director for UK and Europe, Webeye)
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Webeye signs virtual monitoring service partnership with Hikvision distributor DVS

Webeye and DVS have teamed up to supply customers with a virtual monitoring service that reacts quickly to make sure alarms are communicated to the right people within seconds. The ‘webeyeCMS’ platform is a powerful tool which uses intelligent cloud technology to process, manage...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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Call for Entries now open for UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2020

The entry process for the 2020 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) has now opened, with the event organisers calling for nominations. Entries are welcomed from now until 1 October 2019. Nominations are invited across a number of categories. This year’s...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019