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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

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

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