Security

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How Security is Changing in the Real Estate Sector

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the changing security landscape in commercial property and advances in technology that are helping business stay ahead of threats whilst supporting their wider sustainability goals. The Impact of Covid Covid is accelerating changes in work patterns and locations. Fewer workers, and potentially more lone workers on-site, can increase risks…

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Abloy UK at IFSEC 2022

Abloy UK will be showcasing its comprehensive range of digital access solutions on stand IF4435 at IFSEC International 2022 from 17 to 19th May at ExCeL London.   A wide range of digital, electromechanical and mechanical products in Abloy’s portfolio can be combined in a variety of ways to meet virtually any requirements, allowing the company to tailor solutions to…

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ASM Deploys Facial Verification Network at Sports and Entertainment Venues

ASM Global has launched an industry-first facial verification network in partnership with technology innovator PopID. The first venue selected for the deployment, San Diego’s Pechanga Arena, hosted an American Hockey League (AHL) fixture between the Gulls and the Abbotsford Canucks this week, and follows a multiyear investment by ASM Global to redefine the return to live events by creating the…

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Evolution Celebrates its First 25 Years

Integrated UK fire and security systems business Evolution was finally able to mark its 25th anniversary in-person with a special event held at the Grade I listed Bisham Abbey in Berkshire, following the postponement of celebrations last year because of Covid-19 restrictions. The event was attended by more than 150 Evolution employees, including staff from the group’s businesses in England,…

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ABM Supports Secure Futures Employability Programme

ABM is supporting the‘Secure Futures’ programme, highlighting the vast number of roles available in the security sector and introducing young people to the opportunities which the industry affords them.   Created through a collaboration between the Security Institute and the EY Foundation, the employability programme is designed to help break down barriers to employment for young people from low-income backgrounds who want to begin a career…

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Abloy UK Digital Access Solutions Academy

Abloy UK has launched a Digital Access Solutions Academy as part of its comprehensive training and CPD offering. Education has been a critical focus at Abloy UK since it first launched the Abloy Academy back in 2008, which is now widely regarded as a centre of excellence for education within the industry. The company recognised there was a need to…

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BNP Paribas Selects Atlas Security for King William Street Contract

Atlas Security has been awarded a new contract with BNP Paribas Real Estate to provide round-the-clock security at one of the City of London’s newest mixed-use office and retail developments, 68 King William Street. The 11-storey site which is referred to colloqually as the ‘Gateway into the City as you cross the London Bridge’, has recently undergone an extensive renovation.…

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G4S to Secure Europe’s Largest Decomissioned Nuclear Project

Allied Universal company, G4S Secure Solutions UK, has been awarded a £24 million contract with Magnox Ltd, which manages one of the largest nuclear reactor decommissioning programmes in Europe. The new contract will see G4S providing security services for the nuclear Shared Service Alliance, a complex consortium comprising 21 sites across the United Kingdom. Commencing in March 2022 and lasting…

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Keyholding Company Relaunches Temporary Guarding Service

UK security services provider The Keyholding Company has relaunched its emergency and temporary guarding service which provides guarding and facilities managers with a “subs bench” of SIA-licenced guards for holiday, sickness and unplanned absence cover. Developed to support direct clients as well as clients serviced through channel partners, the renewed focus on the market for security temps comes in response…

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Allegiant Stadium Top for Gameday Satisfaction

Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, has achieved a first-place ranking for gameday satisfaction in the league’s 2021-2 ‘Voice of the Fan’ survey of 30 stadiums. The accolade for the ASM Global-managed sporting venue is based on ‘driveway-to-driveway’ ratings, with ticketholders questioned on a range of topics, including handling of traffic, parking management, security screenings, quality of food and beverage, video…

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G3 Systems to Exhibit at Interschutz 2022

G3 Systems will be exhibiting at fire and rescue, security and civil protection event Interschutz 2022 from 20-25th June at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany.   Interschutz, which last took place in 2015 was postponed in 2020 and last year, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Joining around 1000 other companies from 50 countries, G3 Systems will…

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Outstanding Security Officer Award

Atlas Security officer Hasan Afzal has been recognised at the 2022 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). Afzal is deployed at Kew Retail Park in West London which, in common with other sites of its type, can suffer from issues around anti-social behaviour and elements of criminality. It is a single person site, where Hasan has been recognised and rewarded…

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Corps Security Awarded Canary Wharf Contract

Canary Wharf Group has appointed Corps Security to deliver security services across its retail portfolio. Under the three-plus-two-year contract, more than 80 officers will deliver corporate and retail security services.   Canary Wharf takes its name from the quay where fruit and veg from the Mediterranean and Canary islands was once unloaded. The disused Docklands site, formed by a loop…

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Bidvest Noonan Strengthens Executive Team

Bidvest Noonan has appointed Eddie Ingram to the newly created role of Chief Services Officer and named Sarah Cork as Managing Director of its National Security Solutions Business Unit. As Chief Services Officer, Eddie Ingram will be responsible for developing strategies to improve the performance of its operations and ensure the business provides the very best service in the market.…

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ABM UK Excels in SIA Security Audit

ABM UK’s annual Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) security audit has resulted in the facilities solutions provider being ranked within the top 3 per cent of accredited security companies in the country. The latest independent audit by the Security Industry Authority shows year-on-year improvement from a place in the top 5 per cent in 2021 and a top ten placement the previous year, and will…

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Best Practice

Keeping Abreast of Security Threats

Noah Price, Head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the security threats faced by many businesses and organisations, as well as a useful reminder of what makes good security, to help stay one step ahead. Terrorism With the current threat to the UK from terrorism rated as ‘substantial’, meaning that an attack is  likely, terrorism is one of…

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Best Practice

Specifying Value from Ironmongery

Allegion UK business development manager, John Fairhurst, looks at costing in ironmongery and how specifiers can add value selecting door hardware. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) describes a project budget as the construction cost plus the cost of certain items required post-completion and during the project’s operational use. Covering various elements, project budgets carry huge significance and can…

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Zurich Group Awards UK Security Contract

Insurer Zurich Group has appointed accredited Social Enterprise, Corps Security, to deliver guarding services across its UK portfolio which includes premises in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Swindon, Whiteley and Farnborough. The three-year deal which was secured in collaboration with Corps’ long-standing partner, CBRE, will see 27 security operatives deliver customer focussed security duties, all underpinned by an ethical, people first approach.…

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Why Real-time Data is Essential for Efficient Cleaning

Dan Teare, sector director for the mpro5 field service management platform from Crimson Tide, explains how data can unlock value during cleaning operations. The pandemic has been an eye-opening experience, with millions of us now questioning just how clean our everyday environment is. In a time when personal health should be a number one priority, public hygiene levels are under…

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Abloy UK appoints Digital Access Solutions Academy Manager

Abloy UK has appointed Ian Miller as Manager of its new Digital Access Solutions Academy, a purpose-built facility to showcase, work with, install and test the company’s range of products, with particular focus on new digital solutions and ecosystems. The soon-to-be launched Digital Access Solutions Academy is a very important and exciting milestone in the ongoing development of the comprehensive…

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Reducing the “Waking Watch” Burden on Leaseholders

The Waking Watch division of UK life safety company, Prime Secure, has launched a budget wireless common fire alarm system. In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, thousands of leaseholders across the UK have shouldered the financial burden of either a wired alarm solution, or a waking watch fire marshal, which could cost more than £340,000** a year for a…

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Cyberattacks Wreaking Havoc on Professional Service Firms

Professional services companies in the UK have experienced 62 cyberattacks in the last 12 months – or one every six days, according to new research by Keeper Security.   The company’s 2021 Cybersecurity Census Report has also revealed that almost half (48 per cent) of IT decision makers working at professional services companies have kept a cybersecurity attack on their…

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Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022

Press Release: Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 London, 11 January 2022   Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 The impact of the pandemic to fade as we refocus on the road to net zero and the climate emergency   Siemens’ energy and smart infrastructure experts share their views on the market trends ahead.   Carl…

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Events

Kier Re-affirms Commitment to UK Armed Forces

13.12.2021, 14:41 Kier Re-affirms Commitment to UK Armed Forces Kier has committed to a new set of pledges after re-signing the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant. On Friday, 3 December 2021, Andrew Davies, chief executive at Kier and members of the company’s Armed Forces employee network were joined by serving Brigadier, Eldon Millar, at Bassingbourn Barracks in Royston, Cambridgeshire (where Kier…

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Blog

Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again

02.12.2021, 19:18 Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again Robert Presser, vice-president of Montreal-based Acme Engineering Products, explains why electric stream and hot water boilers are the logical choice in the race to achieve net zero The threat of global warming and government-level commitments to the Paris Accord on Climate Change are forcing industrial producers in North…

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Case Studies

Securing Cement Sustainably

01.12.2021, 14:54 Securing Cement Production Sustainably Adding an element of sustainability to security provision at several mining and cement production sites in Uganda is reaping dividends for Lafarge Building Solutions. For 20 years, G4S has secured Hima Cement mines and a cement plant operated by Lafarge in Uganda as part of a vast and complex operation which spans 4 sites…

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Serco Starts RAF Brize Norton Support Services Contract

Serco has commenced delivery of a range of specialist support services at RAF Brize Norton under a three-year £40 million contract announced by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) in July. The number of people employed at the air base is expected to more than double as new services are introduced to add to existing roles the company has been…

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Events

Security in Diversity

25.11.2021, 18:58 Security in Diversity Corps Security’s “Corps Together” campaign is improving equality, diversity and inclusion engagement across the organisation. The programme, which began over a year ago with the internal recruitment of volunteers who are referred to as ‘guardians’, to take personal responsibility for the six protected characteristics of age, sex, religion, disability, gender and race, aims to create…

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Launch of Remote CRA Service

23.11.2021, 13:09 Launch of Remote CRA Service Schneider Electric has launched a remote cyber risk assessment (CRA) service to allow its customers in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to identify gaps and key risk areas that need remediation. The new service provides recommendations and a roadmap for achieving corporate cybersecurity objectives, with Schneider Electric having already applied…

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Case Studies

Delivering Discrete Security Protection at a Turkish Holiday Resort

G4S is providing an intelligent and unobtrusive integrated security solution at the popular Emelda Sun Club resort on the Turkish Riviera. In 2020, the company began working with the Emelda Sun Club, an expansive holiday resort complex in Antalya City. Popular with both Turkish and European sun-seekers, Emelda is a large and open-plan holiday destination, with more than 400 hotel…

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Security Upgrade for UK Power Networks

12.11.2021, 12:22 Security Upgrade for UK Power Networks Abloy UK has been awarded a five-year contract to upgrade mechanical locking systems at high and low voltage distribution facilities operated by UK Power Networks with electromechanical and more advanced mechanical solutions.   Products specified by UK Power Networks, which owns and maintains the electricity distribution network across South East England, the East…

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