Two companies once on track to join forces – G4S and ISS – have delivered their financial results for the first half of 2012, the former on the back of a police outsourcing boost and the latter following news of a substantial equity investment.
Prominent commentators – MITIE TSM’s managing director Bob Forsyth among them – believe the security sector to be at a significant crossroads. What’s the best way forward? Corps Security’s CEO Peter Webster feels there’s some work on procurement to be done before progression is realised.
In the law enforcement world, ACPO president Sir Hugh Orde has praised officers in the wake of London 2012 while the City of London Police seeks “expert advice” on economic crime.
According to the British Retail Consortium, online crime is now costing UK retailers £205 million per annum. It’s certainly pleasing to see the issue of cyber security being skilfully addressed for the finance sector.
If you’re looking for evidence of Physical Security Information Management in practice, look no further than the King’s Cross Station security upgrade project.
Speaking of solutions for end users, check out our NVR Touch-focused video interview with LILIN’s Jason Hill, the latest product developments at Commend and Interconnective Security Products and an access control-based Case Study courtesy of Urmet Group.
G4S posts first half results for 2012
Despite being “deeply disappointed” with London 2012 security contract issues, CEO Nick Buckles is pleased with good organic growth …more
Policing standards inquiry launched by Home Affairs Committee
Parliamentary inquiry will look at how the leadership of police forces must adapt in the new landscape of policing to improve standards and deliver a more effective service …more
Bob Forsyth: “The security sector is at a significant crossroads”
Bob Forsyth pinpoints a ‘perfect storm’ of regulation, training, economic conditions, technical advances and margin erosion that’s changing the nature of the security sector …more
Online crime costs UK retailers £205 million
E-crime is the biggest emerging threat to the retail sector as the rapid growth in e-commerce sees new ways of shopping being accompanied by new types of crime …more
Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications: the benefits of virtual information networking
The ‘unsung’ hero of the London 2012 Olympic Games was a virtual information network bringing Government, the police service and business together to maintain safety and security …more
Post-Olympic blues – how can we repair the industry’s tarnished image?
Corps Security’s CEO Peter Webster explains why the fall-out from the Olympic security saga must realise a different form of procurement model …more
PMSC certifications on the rise at SAMI
Six more companies have passed the Security Association for the Maritime Industry’s international private maritime security company certification programme …more
I4S video: LILIN’s Jason Hill on the NVR Touch solution
In an exclusive video interview with Info4Security, LILIN’s group vice-president Jason Hill explains the development of the company’s NVR Touch recording solution …more
Commercial properties to remain “vulnerable” under new squatting law
Although squatting is soon to become a criminal offence, the BSIA fears the law still doesn’t go far enough to protect commercial and non-residential properties …more
Master Locksmiths Association exposes scam operations
An initiative from the Master Locksmiths Association to expose scam locksmith operations has gained the support of the Trading Standards Institute…more
Until next time
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio