Jason Sprenger: CEO at HABC
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New suite of SIA-linked security qualifications devised for Scotland

A new suite of security qualifications specific to Scotland has been launched by the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) for those learners hoping to become licensed security operatives operating in the private sector. The introduction of the new qualifications comes in...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015
The SIA Licence Cards will be updated to include new and enhanced security features
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Security Industry Authority “modernising and improving” licensing services for individuals and businesses

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has stated that it’s “continually improving” the services it delivers to the private security industry. As part of these improvements, the SIA is “modernising” its licensing systems and “developing new...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015
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Former security director sentenced to five years in jail for immigration and security offences

On Friday 30 January, Sandra Okah (now Daudirgaite) of Chapel Drive, Dartford in Kent was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court to five years’ imprisonment for immigration and security offences. In the summer of 2012, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) received...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
Gallagher Retail Park
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Axis Security extends portfolio thanks to award of Gallagher Retail Park guarding contract

Axis Security, one of the UK’s leading security service providers, has been awarded the security guarding contract at Gallagher Retail Park, based just outside of Coventry. The contract has been awarded following a competitive tender process whereby Axis Security demonstrated its...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
The Working as a Security Officer course book
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Highfield.co.uk unveils learning resources range for updated security qualifications

A new suite of learning resources has been launched by Highfield.co.uk to help educators and learners with recently updated security qualifications. The new qualifications were launched after a review into learning in the sector in 2014 by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The NSI Services Auditor Team - Back Row Left to Right: Vernon Erekosima, Ian Sanderson, Trevor Underdown, Al Kyte and Neil Ohren. Front Row Left to Right: Clare Crump, Jo Fox, Margaret Durr (Head of Field Operations – Services) and Suvi Foy
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NSI’s mandate to deliver assessment services for ACS renewed by Security Industry Authority

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has renewed the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) mandate to deliver assessment services for the Regulator’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) from 1 April (subject to contract). Guarding services organisations with a commercial...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
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Delivering a Total Security Solution

2014 continued the trend towards an increased use of technology within the security sector, a trend supported by higher levels of integration between all sectors of the profession – from physical to digital and computing to electrical. What developments will characterise the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2015
The new Emprise White Paper focuses on the benefits of an integrated approach to security provision
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Emprise White Paper: “Integrated security strategies can reduce costs by up to 30%”

A new White Paper compiled by Emprise, entitled: ‘Reduce Costs and Risk with an Effective Security Strategy’, offers insights relating to the importance of security strategies for business continuity as well as the potential impact for those organisations who ‘get it...
Posted On 10 Jan 2015
Infologue.com has examined the turnovers of the UK's Top 30 regulated security companies in the private sector
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Infologue.com unveils 2014 Top 30 ‘league table’ of UK security companies

Due to the increasing popularity of the Infologue.com annual listing, the decision was taken to increase the ‘league table’ and feature 30 companies operating in a market where, in 2014, the regulated security sector has remained static in terms of turnover at £3.2...
Posted On 29 Dec 2014
1,000 covers for guests were provided inside a temporary venue on the site of Horse Guards Parade
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‘On Parade’: ISC outlines Security Management Best Practice for Special Events

Managing security at an iconic central London venue allows absolutely no room for error. Recently, Integrated Security Consultants provided support for a lavish private event held at Horse Guards Parade. Brian Sims outlines the service delivery and what lessons were learned....
Posted On 22 Dec 2014