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BSIA responds to cash courier shooting in London

The BSIA has issued a statement relating to the recent shooting of a cash-in-transit courier in Walthamstow, north-east London. Read More

NSI adds new paths to ACS guarding ‘passports’ as it confirms reappointment as ACS assessment body

The NSI as been reappointed as an assessing body for the SIA's Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) and ‘passport’ to ACS provider from 1 April 2017. Read More

Cardinal Security gives manned guarding the Uber treatment

The Guarded 365 platform collects real-time data from connected devices and sends it to a secure client dashboard. Read More

AI, stun guns and protocol hacks: 5 security drone innovations

From the drone that chases thieves to the stun-gun-armed UAV, here’s a roundup of some of the biggest security drone innovations in this burgeoning, bewildering market. Read More

UK security companies grow 5% in value despite Brexit turbulence

With the UK economy growing faster than expected in the final quarter of 2016, there’s good news too for the UK security industry. Read More

The Security Industry Authority (SIA): licensing in the private UK security sector

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) regulates the private security industry in the UK, issuing licences and running the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). Read More

Soaring cybercrime and 40% jump in violence against staff fuels latest rise in retail crime

The latest BRC Crime Survey has revealed that the total cost of retail crime reached £660m between 2015-2016, up from £613m the year before. Read More

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA): a profile

A profile of the trade association for the UK's security industry, the BSIA, which has helped shape security standards for more than four decades. Read More

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