Info4Security End User News

Sadly, the 2012 Olympic Games are over. We undoubtedly witnessed a phenomenal sporting occasion… and there were no security incidents. LOCOG chairman Lord Coe’s a happy man, and rightly so. 

Indeed, praise for the Olympic security operation has been forthcoming from the Home Office, but what about the policing and security legacy? We’ll be focusing on lessons learned from London 2012 at the Global Security Summit in October

UK plc’s mood was very different a year ago, of course, when rioting and looting blighted our landscape. You can peruse reflections on the matter courtesy of both the BSIA and ACPO

Speaking of the Trade Association, do assess its new end user guide on lone working and, of course, scan the monthly briefing

Billed as “the most extensive survey of views on the private security sector” to date, Professor Martin Gill’s completed report – entitled The Security Industry in Perspective – really is a ‘must read’. 

Busy times at the Security Industry Authority just now, what with the latest Bill Butler blog and news of close protection licensing changes as well as an update on physical intervention training

Further, on the security guarding front we’ve examined the latest financial statements from MITIE Group and Securitas plus a rather special project undertaken in Afghanistan by the Pilgrims Group

Lest I forget, make a point of checking out the best read stories on Info4Security for July

Views of security buyers, suppliers and officers revealed in PRCI study

Brian Sims and Bobby Logue review a new report that represents the most extensive survey of views on the private security sector published to date …more 

CIFAS figures shed new light on insider fraud

Analyses of frauds recorded on the CIFAS Staff Fraud Database during the first half of 2012 shine a new light on the problem of fraud committed by company insiders …more 

MITIE Group reports on solid start to 2012

MITIE Group plc, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has issued a very positive Interim Management Statement for the period 1 April 2012 to date …more 

Education programme unveiled for Global Security Summit London

The high level education programme for the inaugural Global Security Summit in London this coming October has been announced …more 

Home Secretary praises police on Olympics role

Theresa May visited the Olympic Park to thank police officers who have worked so hard to make the 2012 Games such a phenomenal success story …more

I4S video: New York City and Microsoft unveil security awareness system

A new system that aggregates data from 3,000 CCTV cameras, license plate readers, criminal records and activity and even radiation sensors has been unveiled in New York City …more 

Reflections on the riots: CCTV safeguards the public

Looking back on last August’s rioting, the BSIA states that electronic security systems (notably CCTV) are playing a more prominent role in maintaining safe public environments…more

Citicus supports ASIS/ANSI Physical Asset Protection Standard

Software specialist Citicus has confirmed its support of the recently-developed ASIS/ANSI Physical Asset Protection (PAP) Standard designed to assist security managers …more 

SAMI builds online info Bridge for maritime security sector

The Security Association for the Maritime Industry has launched a bespoke online information and advice service for its members and the wider maritime industry …more 

HID outlines roadmap for Government ID programmes

eID adoption, anti-counterfeit measures, future-proofed credentials and concept-to-delivery programmes will all move to the fore…more 

Until next time

Brian Sims
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio

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