Info4Security End User News: Fighting crime in the community

Once again, it’s great to see the Home Office supporting the victims of crime. Rightly, the politicians have also honoured crime fighters at a point when community safety is in sharp focus. 

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. 

Speaking of private security sector regulation and its future, make sure you read an excellent Opinion article by Professor Mark Button on the latest round of Government consultations. 

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. 

The Future of Regulation: ‘The Good, The Bad… and the Too Little to Determine’

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 

Home Office: ‘Victims of crime must have their say’

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 

Intruder alarms: BSIA, TSA and FIA agree MoU on telecoms changes

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 Security Analyst: PSIM’s true value lies in incremental gains

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 

IQ approved by Ofqual to offer Functional Skills

Industry Qualifications’ accreditation has been extended by regulator Ofqual such that the organisation can offer qualifications in Functional Skills 

The Core Thinking: ‘Why the bare minimum isn’t enough for TUPE success’

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 

FCO adopts new standard for private security companies

The British Government intends to adopt PSC1 as the standard for private security companies “working on land in complex and high risk environments overseas” 

Ten video surveillance trends for 2013

IMS Research has issued its fourth annual Video Surveillance Trends White Paper, this time looking ahead to 2013 

Lodge Service introduces bespoke monitoring facility

Lodge Service, the £22 million UK security group, has opened a dedicated signal and services monitoring facility in Accrington, Lancashire 

Home Affairs Committee calls for Royal Commission to examine UK drugs policy

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 

Brian Sims
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio

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