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NSI commissions research into automated alarms

This month the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has commissioned a study that will examine the public benefits of automated alarms. Perpetuity Research will produce the study, titled Maximising the public benefits of automated alarms . Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI The NSI s chief executive Richard Jenkins said: The well proven URN1 police response process has long been a great unsung mainstay in private-public sector collaboration, and over the last 10-15 years has contributed dramatically to public safety, and increasing efficiency for police at a time when pressures on resources have never been higher.

However as technology improves, according to Jenkins there are opportunities for moving the success of the police unique reference number (URN) to the next level. The study will aim to identify all the possibilities from canvassing all stakeholders, and will also envision the added benefits that could be achieved from further enhancement. In accordance with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) policy, police in the UK will only offer a response to verified alarm signals from systems which have been granted a Police unique reference number, so the Police aim to provide an effective response to genuine intruder alarms. Monitored systems can only be installed by certificated providers and must be subject to a maintenance agreement. In 2002/3 NSI appointed Perpetuity Research to produce a report on the causes of false alarms, which subsequently became an important reference point for policy and communication, within the security sector and the police service. We are very excited now 15 years on to be re-visiting the police response model, and helping define how a modern technology can build further on the success to date, Jenkins added. Professor Martin Gill, director of Perpetuity Research said: It is our belief that this independent piece of work can help bring clarity to the table and inform the debate about how further success in police URN can be delivered in the interests of public safety, protection of people and property, and police savings. The findings from the study will be organised on a fast track basis with an initial report available in spring/early summer 2018. Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape.

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Retail security eLearning course launched by Perpetuity Academy

Retail Security ELearning Course Launched By Perpetuity Academy

Perpetuity Academy has launched a course focused on loss prevention and the management of retail security. Called Managing Retail Security the IQ level 4 course will be delivered through Perpetuity s eLearning platform. Learners can complete the course, which takes around 30 hours of study, at their own pace.

The course will give learners a grounding in: Best-practice techniques involved in identifying and managing loss Essential security management knowledge and skills needed to work within the retail sector. Guidance on retail risk assessments and security surveys Identifying vulnerable products and how to protect them Current regulatory and legislative issues affecting retail security We have addressed the latest ideas, techniques and systems for the protection of people, premises and stock through key areas within the retail industry, says Ken Livingstone MSc, director of Perpetuity Training Ltd. In addition to loss prevention and security management personnel, this course will be of value to anyone involved in retail management who is concerned about protecting their company s profits. Perpetuity Academy delivers accredited Security Management training worldwide, from entry level through to an MSc in International Security and Risk Management. Perpetuity Academy also specialises in developing bespoke training for organisations wishing to provide training for their employees, in areas such as: Security Management; Security Surveying; Cyber Security; Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management; and Workplace Investigation and Interviewing.

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