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Public transport teams urged to rethink security strategies as data shows growth in threat of attacks by lone actors

With a growing risk of attack to staff, commentators are urging public transportation hubs to reconsider their security strategies. Read More

False alarms make up 98% of automatic fire alarm confirmed incidents in 2020/21

In new data released by the Home Office, statistics show that the vast majority of confirmed automatic fire alarm incidents are false alarms. Read More

Government consults on new fire safety regulations for ships

Ron Alalouff examines proposed regulations to improve fire safety on ships, including fire detection and suppression on cabin balconies. Read More

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2022 – Entry deadline approaching!

The awards will take place in-person on Wednesday 23 November at London’s Hilton Park Lane. Entries are now open, so be sure not to miss out! Read More

Paxton founder Tony Ratcliffe to retire after 38 years at the helm

38 years after founding Paxton, Tony Ratcliffe is stepping down. His son Sholto Ratcliffe will take on the role in his place. Read More

ASFP opens nominations for its 2022 PFP Awards

The PFP Awards highlight excellence in passive fire protection and rewards those who contribute to the advancement of the sector. Read More

Australian Turf Club racing track implements Oosto facial recognition tech to detect watchlist security threats

The largest racetrack in Sydney has partnered with Oosto for face-based protection throughout its facility to improve security. Read More

CPNI publishes series of insider threat digital learning modules

The UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has published a series of insider threat learning modules. Read More

London Fire Brigade warns of “unprecedented increase in grass fires” during second UK heatwave of the summer

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned that data is showing a major increase in grass, rubbish and open land fires compared to last year. Read More

Protecting the 2022 Commonwealth Games with hostile vehicle mitigation

We explore the preparation required from the NVTMU when protecting the 2022 Commonwealth Games from hostile vehicle attacks. Read More

BSIA’s Bigger Picture report underlines growing use of video surveillance for business operational purposes

Launched at IFSEC International 2022 in May, the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Bigger Picture report is the latest research […] Read More

National Highways utilising body-worn cameras to increase safety and transparency on England’s roads

National Highways has equipped its traffic officers with VB400 body-worn cameras from Motorola to increase safety for officers and citizens. Read More

Linx International develops training courses on emergency response planning and appoints new Group Training Manager

PerpetuityARC Training, part of Linx, has introduced two new training courses based on emergency response planning to its learning portfolio. Read More

Kensington & Chelsea council found liable for effects of Grenfell Tower fire on nine people

The Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been found liable for the effects of the Grenfell Tower fire on nine people, including four deaths. Read More

43% of UK retailers fined for video privacy breaches, according to survey

Retailers are being hit for their failure to protect customer and employee privacy in video footage, according to a nationwide survey. Read More

CIBSE and Society of Digital Engineering launch conference series to support the delivery of a safer built environment

CIBSE and the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) are launching a new series of conferences around the Building Safety Act and golden thread. Read More



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