Info4Security End User News

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

Brian Sims
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio

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