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Cleaning Industry Calls for UK Government Support Ahead of Seasonal Flu and Expected Covid-19 Resurgence

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is warning continuing staff shortages in the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector will amplify the impact of a feared ‘twindemic’ combining winter flu and new immune evasive Sars-Cov-2 variants. The cleaning, hygiene and waste sector – which is one of the ten biggest industries in the UK – has played…

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UAE Students Driving Demand for London Homes

Estate agency Chestertons Global reports that a record number of applicants to UK universities from the UAE is increasing demand for new homes in Central London. Data from the UCAS university admission service confirms a record number of students from the UAE have applied to UK universities in 2022. The UK is highly regarded as…

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Evolution Director Elevated to Fellowship of The Security Institute

Brendan McGarrity, Director of Evolution Risk & Design, has been elevated as a Fellow of The Security Institute (FSyl), the UK’s largest membership organisation for security professionals. His appointment, confirmed by industry peers on the Security Institute Validation Board, reflects the importance that Evolution places on continuous professional development at all levels of its business,…

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Optimising WFH Security

The growth of working from home (WFH) following the COVID-19 pandemic poses potential security concerns around unwanted access to confidential company data. This is easily resolved with Code Handle, the door lock from ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group that keeps private rooms private via the use of a PIN code. 85 per cent of employees…

Case Studies

How G4S is Securing the UK’s Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the security threats faced by critical national infrastructure, what makes good security and the work G4S is doing to secure Hinkley Point C. Critical national infrastructure (CNI) is, by its very nature, fundamental to the running of any country. Without the contribution from sectors…

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ABM Supporting Conference on Suicide in the Security Industry

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), ABM will be joining other founding member of the Security Consortium for Suicide Prevention (SCSP) at a conference in London to consider strategies for preventing unnecessary loss of life within the security industry. Launched earlier this year with ABM’s support, the SCSP is a network of security…

Events

Abloy UK at International Security Expo 2022

Abloy UK is showcasing its comprehensive range of access control solutions at International Security Expo (ISE) 2022 from 27-28 September at Olympia London. The company will be presenting new digital access control systems, as well as tried and trusted electromechanical and mechanical locks in its portfolio, with representatives on hand to explain how these solutions…

Case Studies

Case Study: Securing University Research Facilities

ASSA ABLOY’s ARX access control solution is helping secure new SafePod research facilities in universities across the United Kingdom. The SafePod Network is a world first service to provide standardised safe settings across the UK for data that requires secure access for research. The network was launched in September 2021. SafePods include the ARX access…

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Control Room Extends Atlas Security Tech Capabilities

Atlas Security is adding a range of tech-enabled services to its offering in the UK following the opening of a new control room. The new facility is designed to support the adoption of technologies that facilitate the growing trend towards ‘blended’ manned guarding and systems security contracts. The management of security, in addition to Atlas’…

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Evolution to Review Security Systems at Goldsmiths, University of London Under New Maintenance Contract

Evolution has been appointed to deliver security maintenance by Goldsmiths’ College under a contract that will see the fire and security systems business undertake a comprehensive review of all security systems at the member institution of the University of London. Goldsmiths teaches a range of subjects across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and is…

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Corps Applauded for Championing Living Wage

The Living Wage Foundation, a campaigning organisation for salaries that cover the real cost of living in the United Kingdom, has recognised Corps Security‘s for extending a commitment to paying directly employed security personnel a Real Living Wage to all new contracts it bids on. The annual Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate notable employers that…

FM Magazine

The Changing Face of Retail Security

Brendan Musgrove, managing director of G4S business Total Security Services (TSS), discusses the retail sector’s response to emerging security threats including an increase in reported incidents of abuse of frontline workers and losses caused by shoplifting – as well as his company’s recent acquisition by Allied Universal. According to the British Retail Consortium Crime Survey…

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Queen Elizabeth II Centre Awards Security Contract

Atalian Servest has been awarded a three-year manned guarding contract by the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre, central London’s largest conference and exhibition venue. The contract which mobilised on the 25th April 2022, employs a team of 21 colleagues to provide manned guarding and front of house solutions. Underpinned by technology to enhance resilience and…

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Appointment Strengthens Corps Consult Security Advisory Capabilities

Corps Consult, an independent unit of UK social enterprise, Corps Security, has appointed James Henderson FdA MSyI as a security consultant. Henderson is a security and close protection expert who brings with him a wealth of security management, consulting and covert surveillance experience gained over 30 years across various sectors. Having served in the Parachute…

Perspectives

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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 …

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…

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