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How to become a security guard in the UK

To be an effective security officer, you must have reasonable level of physical strength and fitness, patience, strong powers of observation and the ability to make decisions quickly. Read More

Invasion of privacy or crime-fighting boost: Should the public police have greater access to security systems operated by private police?

Simon Parker, director at security integrator Minerva, thinks more should be done to promote best practice among private police and foster greater collaboration with their more accountable public counterparts. Read More

Christmas security tips for pubs, bars and restaurants

A sharp rise in both customers and average per-customer alcohol consumption is a potentially dangerous cocktail for security at bars, clubs and restaurants. Read More

5 Christmas security tips for retailers

To help you keep your stock, staff and consumers safe, here are five Christmas security tips for retailers. Read More

Retail security eLearning course launched by Perpetuity Academy

Perpetuity Academy has launched a course focused on loss prevention and the management of retail security. Read More

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016: winners revealed

Digital Barriers, Mitie Total Security Management and Assured Fire and Security were among the winners at this year's Security & Fire Excellence Awards. Read More

5 alarming terror trends and what they mean for counter-terror strategies

It’s Counter Terror Awareness Week, so we’ve taken a look at the ever-changing tactics deployed by terrorists – some high tech, others decidedly not – as well as the re-emergence of a threat that last peaked in the 1970s. Read More

How to safeguard vital utilities from fire, terror and other security threats

Nick Burnham, head of sales & marketing for Siemens Building Technologies UK, examines how the many operational challenges facing energy utilities can be alleviated through the right system design, adoption of an integrated tech-based approach and intelligence-led security and safety strategy. Read More

SABRE: the groundbreaking security assessment and certification scheme from BRE Global

A first of its kind security assessment and certification scheme for buildings and built infrastructure assets. Read More

How cloud-based comms can boost security at sporting events

High footfall at major sporting events creates unique challenges for organisers with a duty of care to spectators and athletes. Everbridge EMEA MD Nick Hawkins discusses how cloud-based comms platforms can help organising bodies improve safety and security procedures. Read More

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