Continuing that theme, congratulations to the Facewatch team on another excellent crime-solving initiative.
Also very pleasing to see is the latest crackdown on illegal activity in the night-time economy following enforcement operations carried out by the Met Police in tandem with the Security Industry Authority.
Interesting to note is the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement on UK security companies operating overseas and the Home Affairs Select Committee’s stated desire to see a Royal Commission tasked with examining current drugs policy.
Before the seasonal festivities begin, it’ll be worth your while making time to scan the latest blogs from The Security Analyst (on PSIM), The Networker (where the focus is critical infrastructure protection) and The Core Thinking (TUPE for security personnel). There’s also a regulation update courtesy of the SIA’s CEO Bill Butler.
Looking towards developments in the New Year, here at UBM Live we’re very excited to announce that Info4Security.com will soon be migrating into a new online community designed specifically to serve the business needs of the global security and fire sectors.
In 2013 and beyond, IFSEC Global.com will showcase the knowledge and capabilities of the very brightest and best professionals in those environments. We very much look forward to you joining our community in January and lending your voice to the debate.
In the meantime, Thank You again for your loyal readership in 2012.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year.
Hugely respected senior academic Professor Mark Button offers a personal view on proposed changes to regulation of the private security sector in England and Wales
Victims of antisocial behaviour and low level crime will be able to have their say on the out-of-court punishments of offenders, the Home Office has announced
Current telecommunication changes to both landline and mobile networks in the UK as they affect alarms are being addressed by the BSIA, the FIA and the TSA
The benefits of Physical Security Information Management are being realised by end users calculating their ROI, as Jamie Wilson explains in his final blog of 2012
Industry Qualifications’ accreditation has been extended by regulator Ofqual such that the organisation can offer qualifications in Functional Skills
Peter Webster focuses on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, and in particular the positives that can be derived by all parties involved
The British Government intends to adopt PSC1 as the standard for private security companies “working on land in complex and high risk environments overseas”
IMS Research has issued its fourth annual Video Surveillance Trends White Paper, this time looking ahead to 2013
Lodge Service, the £22 million UK security group, has opened a dedicated signal and services monitoring facility in Accrington, Lancashire
After a wide-ranging and in-depth inquiry lasting a year that examined all areas of UK drug policy, the Home Affairs Committee has called for a Royal Commission on the issue