SMT Online End User News

Policing activity is really beginning to ramp up ahead of the Olympics, with the Met arresting “hundreds” as part of its Big Wing enforcement operation.

On the corporate stage, meanwhile, it’s great to see MITIE rewarded for the responsible manner in which the company conducts its business, so too Sodexo and ISS.

In the regulation space, the Security Industry Authority has just launched a telephone renewals service for licence holders.

Focusing on legislation, Bibby Consulting explains why the TUPE laws must change and, maintaining an employee-centric theme, screening specialist The Security Watchdog has become part of the Capita organisation.

Moving towards the systems world, there’s a new guide to access control for logistics, forecasted growth in the biometrics arena and feedback on the future for intruder alarm signalling.

In terms of education and training, check out what’s in store at IFSEC International 2012, the latest on physical intervention tactics and a pivotal agreement between Industry Qualifications and EM Skills.

Also, crime at heritage sites has now reached alarming levels. The $64,000 question is: ‘How best to halt the metal thieves’?

Video content on Info4Security

IFSEC International 2012 is but a few weeks away so we’re continuing to interview key speakers who’ll be putting forward their opinions at Birmingham’s NEC between 14 and 17 May.

There’s plenty of new video content in among last month’s best read stories. New videos of late also include our discussion with TDSi’s John Davies on exporting UK security expertise.

Our regular bloggers remain prolific in their output, too. Make sure you read the latest comments on training, PSIM and the policing landscape (courtesy of ACPO) and view the SIA’s regulation update.

Worryingly, fraudulent activity is on the rise, and around bank accounts CIFAS is calling for urgent security reviews. Staying with the monetary theme, on a more positive note Government support has realised a nigh on 40% drop in attacks on Cash-in-Transit couriers. That’s great news.

MITIE Total Security Management has just launched a specialist team to protect vacant properties while key crime reduction skills managed to secure prestigious accolades for the OCS Group.

It’s also well worth your time scanning all the latest news from the British Security Industry Association, developments in the CCTV arena and the launch of an information security association.

Until next time

Brian Sims
SMT Online

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