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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Corps Security celebrates Security Officer Appreciation Week with ‘Thank Your Security Officer Day’

As part of Security Officer Appreciation Week, Corps Security hosted an inaugural ‘Thank Your Security Officer Day’ on Thursday 19 September to thank its dedicated band of officers. Working in partnership with a range of clients, the management team at Corps Security thanked...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Kestrel Guards gains visibility over security operations thanks to SmartTask

Kestrel Guards, the Security Industry Authority-registered Approved Contractor, has gained added visibility and control over its operations using employee scheduling and mobile workforce management software SmartTask. By consolidating its requirements into a single system, the...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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“Phantom” security boss who failed to pay staff guilty of 22 counts of fraud

A security boss who ran seven companies under four different identities has been found guilty of defrauding security operatives who worked for him. John Gaines, 72, of Leamington Spa, was found guilty of 22 charges of fraud at Warwick Crown Court on Monday 30 September. Gaines...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Craig Swallow discusses some of the safety challenges faced by those employing a mobile or lone workforce, addresses how a deploying organisation can use the latest technology to ensure a team is better educated about risk and approaches the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Hidden Dangers in the Security Contract Tendering Process

Since 2010, local authorities have had their budgets cut by an average of 26%. In the same period, Government spending on the police service has gone down by 30% in real terms, resulting in 20,000 fewer police officers on our streets. These police cuts have made local authorities...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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Cordant Security granted two-year contract extension at Shakespeare’s Globe

Cordant Security, part of the Cordant Group, has been awarded a two-year contract extension to continue providing a wide range of dedicated security solutions at Shakespeare’s Globe located on London’s Bankside. The iconic venue’s management team has been impressed by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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Free online counter-terrorism training now available for security industry

Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence holders can now receive free online counter-terrorism training from the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). NaCTSO has created special password-protected access for the security industry to its Action Counters Terrorism...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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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