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How evolving terror tactics have driven advances in perimeter security

Many urban threats used to be seen, at least in the eyes of the public, as things that happened on other shores. However, an increase in urban attacks of late has put pressure on security services to come up with innovative solutions that allow business to continue as normal and the public to enjoy some peace of mind. Amid these new threats, coupled with geopolitical fears and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, governments are attempting to make borders more secure and event venues and stewards of high-risk public areas are following suit.

With terrorists now using vehicles as weapons, many existing security solutions need reassessing as they are inadequate at preventing vehicular attack. This month marks the anniversary of the Nice attack and similar incidents have occurred since in Berlin, Stockholm and London. The change in tactics has rendered current security provisions outdated. A proactive, preventative approach is now required if security personnel are to put a stop to such incidents. Mitigating risk While no guarantee can be made about the safety of those attending events or conducting their daily lives in high-risk, crowded public areas, perimeter security does provide an increased level of protection and has seen advancements designed to mitigate the risk and impact associated with today s urban threats. Previously seen on military bases, oil and gas fields and other important infrastructure, perimeter security products have become popular for those looking to secure their event and put public safety firmly back on the agenda. Threats are, of course, unpredictable. However, providing a readily-available solution for areas deemed high-risk due to large volumes of the public passing through, including stadiums or other event spaces, can help deter or reduce the impact of vehicular and some other attacks. The concrete blocks so far installed have actually been found to be near to useless when tested by researchers in Germany While video cameras and security guards are two of the most common security measures that organisations have in place, they aren t always the most effective.

With hostile events increasing in frequency, there has been a reliance on video surveillance to identify perpetrators and ensure that every angle is covered. However, surveillance cameras are mostly effective when the attack has already happened. There s no doubt that the increased threat level has meant that event organisers and those managing security in high-risk areas have had to look at alternative ways in which they can prevent attacks or reduce their impact. Protecting civilian areas has become a higher priority, with perimeter security generating much interest and innovation. In reaction to the London attacks, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick announced that vehicle barriers were to be installed across London in some form or other. Yet while such reactive measures are of course welcomed, it s imperative that everyone involved in public security should take action in the threat against urban terror. The concrete blocks so far installed have actually been found to be near to useless when tested by researchers in Germany, who found that they would be unable to prevent similar attacks. These revelations have prompted the development of barriers that are crash-resistant up to speeds of 50mph and use an anti-climb mesh to prevent further intrusions. As the solutions are flat-packed and can be earth-filled, they are an effective option for event security, minimising installation time and the impact on the surrounding environment.

Units can also be branded, so they remain inconspicuous and in line with an organisation s existing branding. New threats are presenting themselves every day. Organisations and urban spaces are aware they can no longer be just reactive in the wake of a hostile event. Precautionary measures are becoming increasingly advanced and accessible, and where public safety is concerned, you truly cannot put a price on it. Free Download: Securing UK borders: An examination of the implications of leaving the EU for UK border management. Recent tragic events in Manchester and London have, among other things, underscored the importance to national security of getting Brexit right. This report considers the implications of leaving the EU for the management of the UK s borders and making it as easy as possible for international business to thrive and legitimate movement to occur in a post-Brexit UK.

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How to keep your entertainment venue safe following terrorism

Hospitality industry In the wake of recent terror attacks, venue security has never been more paramount. This coupled with the increase in venue closures has led to a sense of sadness within the industry, however in times like this we must remember the positives; the provision of safe places with security, medics on standby, regulated drink sales and curfews. When Fabric was forced to close in September 2016 it was a decision made in the name of the war on drugs, with Islington Council, supported by the Metropolitan Police, moving swiftly after the deaths of two clubbers there in the space of nine months.

Club closures Closing venues like Fabric, which thankfully was reprieved, will not stop clubbers taking drugs. While Fabric survived, there is a long and depressing list of London venues that have closed in the past decade half of the capital s clubs have shut in that time. Make no mistake, this situation is a threat to London s status as a world-class culture hub with a 24-hour nightlife. When the Night Tube service was launched there was great excitement, but you wonder where all these trains will be taking people in a few years time. When these venues close, it s not simply a case of replacing them with something else. Fabric, along with countless other clubs, has its own rich history and identity, something you can t just replicate somewhere else. Avoiding licensing issues There are steps venues can take to avoid falling foul of the licensing committees. We work as closely as we possibly can with the local authority and the Metropolitan Police because dialogue and sharing ideas is a much more healthy approach than clashing over regulations. I m proud of what we achieve at Troxy every day.

We provide a safe, secure venue in the heart of one of the world s biggest and most vibrant cities which helps people create new experiences, discover new music, create new memories and simply live life. When it comes to venue security, the tragic bombing at Manchester Arena caused most venues to reflect and review their security measures. Even before then we had taken steps along with other major venues and festivals to put counter-terrorism measures front and centre of our security policies. Strong police relationship Our relationship with The Met is strong, and we have ongoing conversations with them which includes swapping information before and after events. This allows us to be kept in the loop with regards to the very latest security information and flag up any events the police might have concerns about. The police offer a great service in the form of Project Griffin their counter-terrorism training programme, something we ve put our entire senior management team through. It s free and is aimed at deterring and detecting not just terrorist activity, but crime as well. We work hard to identify potential problems before they might arrive, and we re mindful when liaising with promoters who want to bring artists or shows to Troxy that there might be potential risks. Bringing venues closer together However, amidst all the sadness that these tragic events created, events such as venue closures or terror attacks have helped make our industry stronger.

These horrific events have brought venues closer and helped created a greater sense of community as the industry pulls together to support one another and ensure everyone who steps through our doors is kept as safe as possible. We can t speak for other venues, but this heightened threat level has ensured we re constantly reviewing our security measures to make certain they match the heightened threats. The events industry is brimming with innovation, creativity and is always pushing boundaries to enhance the experience for artists and guests. I do believe other industries can learn from what this industry achieves every year. Our practices around entry and exit, security and safety are constantly evolving. At Troxy we re used to holding multiple shows in one week, all of which present different challenges. From a sold-out drag night to a rock gig, we host events of all shapes and sizes and approach each of them with the same vigilance and care. In the end, it s all about the people who come through our doors. We want them to have an incredible night and create great memories that will stay with them forever, but we must also ensure we create a safe, problem-free experience as well.

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Honeywell extends connected home offering with Total Connect Box

IFSEC 2017 Installers of Honeywell home security and other residential products can now offer homeowners a wireless security system with the ability to conduct predictive maintenance services through the cloud. In June Honeywell launched Total Connect Box, a self-monitoring wireless security system for homes and small businesses, as well as a maintenance tool called Total Connect Pro Manager. Total Connect Box provides a compact security system that can be installed with both Ethernet and GPRS communicators, plus an optional Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module to minimise cabling.

When the alarm is triggered, homeowners receive an email alert, voice notification or a text message. More details can be accessed through a web application on the Honeywell cloud. The homeowner can remotely arm, disarm, or check the status of the security system from their smartphone or other device from any global location. With one or more CAMIR-F1 camera motion sensor, images can be recorded and stored in the Honeywell cloud. embedded content When installed by a security professional, Total Connect Box supports security peripherals including motion sensors, panic alarm buttons, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors. The system also alerts the customer to electrical main power failure, low battery and flood detection. Installers can also offer homeowners the ability to control their lighting and heating systems remotely using the Total Connect web app and Honeywell s smart plugs, which add automation capabilities at the electrical outlet. The app allows users to track power consumption, helping them to save energy and associated costs. Total Connect Pro Manager, also hosted in the Honeywell cloud, lets installers remotely access their customers Total Connect Box control panels to perform diagnostics, adjust configurations, and offer maintenance to customers on the go.

Installers can offer pre-emptive maintenance to customers, by alerting if a battery level is low on the homeowner s system, or a change of sensor location, for example. We wanted to create a dedicated self-monitoring solution offering real value to our security professionals, said Flavio Daffara, product marketing manager, security and fire, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. That s why we developed new services for them using Honeywell Cloud, allowing them to easily and conveniently offer preventive maintenance services and home automation options to their customers.

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All 75 high-rises tested in wake of Grenfell tragedy fail fire safety standards

Grenfell fire Photo: Brandon Butterworth under CC4.0 The government has said cladding on 75 buildings in 26 council areas had now failed fire safety tests every single panel tested so far. And the US firm that supplied cladding used on London s Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks. Arconic said it was discontinuing sales of Reynobond PE for tower blocks due to issues identified by the fire, which is feared to have killed at least 79.

Fire safety tests are taking place on the fire resistance of cladding on up to 600 buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire in north Kensington on 14 June. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said all buildings examined so far had failed the test. Councils were told to prioritise buildings they had most concern over. Communities secretary, Sajid Javid, has said all hospitals and schools had also been asked to carry out immediate checks . The original article was published on our sister site, SHP Online. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas.

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Theresa May calls for major national investigation into use of cladding

The use of non-flame retardant cladding on tower blocks will be part of a major national investigation possibly attached to the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry reports have claimed. Prime minister Theresa May made the comments after the cabinet was informed by Communities secretary Sajid Javid that the number of towers which had failed fire safety tests on cladding was now 95 blocks all of those tested so far. The study of cladding has taken place across 32 local authority areas, and as a result of the findings and other fears, hospitals and schools may now also assess their cladding where concerns have arisen, Javid said.

Although May has not detailed the precise scope of the national investigation into cladding, it is believed that the study could form a second phase to the judge-led Grenfell Tower inquiry. A spokesperson for the prime minister said it was clear that everybody is concerned about this and everybody wants to establish what went wrong. The original article was published on our sister site, SHP Online.

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I asked criminals whether security measures ever deterred them.

This is what I learned

Ask offenders why they choose the target they do and they often reply: Because it was easy. And this is true despite the fact that security measures are in place. This tells us there is a real difference between having security and having security that works, Indeed, offenders tell me when I interview them in prison that they rely on security not being excellent; when it is excellent it puts them off.

So the key question is not the difference between poor security and good security as it is all too often mistakenly framed it is: What is the difference between good security and excellent security? That is the key question to address as we move forward. Some people say that the trouble with security measures is that they can all be circumvented, that nothing works. I believe this to be taking the wrong emphasis. The truth is everything works but only when effectively delivered developed and matched to risks in context. Now despite what some people say this is a really difficult task. Underestimated skill sets Many, including in my view many security professionals, have underestimated the skills sets required to be excellent at security. It is serious stuff. Think of it like this.

Every business process is a potential security risk. An excellent security professional team will understand all of these. Every single person is a potential security risk. Every excellent security team will understand all corporate roles. Every business process and every person will in fact be a key ally in excellent security. Security people who are excellent will understand the business, the risks, internal and external threats, match measures to risks, be proportionate, take account of freedoms, be sensitive to the aims of the business and ensure security complements these. Good measures needed to be matched by well trained people and they needed to work together and that rarely happened It is for this reason that I have been involved in developing the Outstanding Security Performance Awards . I think there is a good case for having standards, regulation and training; they are all in different ways potential contributors to good security and maybe excellent security too, sometimes. But we must realise that excellent security requires business expertise, a deep knowledge base, an ability to relate to many business departments (and therefore there is a requirement to understand them), and to engage people meaningfully in supporting actions that are not always their core interests.

I recall an interview I had with an armed robber a few years back now, but the message sticks with me. I was talking to him about the risks of getting caught, pretty serious if you are an armed robber. I thought this would be a constant worry. He said that he never worried. Assuming too much He was a prolific robber and rarely got caught. He argued that the trouble with security measures and security personnel was that they assumed too much. His point was, put simply, that good measures needed to be matched by well trained people and they needed to work together and that rarely happened. Well he was caught in the end of course although he said he was grassed (maybe, a lot say that!). Security needs to speak up for itself, argue its case: that it is a key business function, enabling the organisation to make a profit even in risky contexts.

Security people excellent ones at least are crucial parts of business, not nice to haves. We have shown this time and time again in successive Security Research Initiative reports. The question is: Is the security sector and its personnel ready for the challenge? Professor Martin Gill among, by the way, our Top 50 influencers in security and fire 2017 is sitting on a panel discussing current trends and the future of the security industry at IFSEC International 2017. Details below: Professor Martin Gill / Current trends and the future of the security industry / Security Management Theatre / IFSEC 2017, ExCeL London / 20 June 2017 / 10:20- 11:10 IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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SIA Security Guarding in Norwich

The nearest Training Centres to Norwich for SIA Security Guarding are Norwich and Peterborough. This new three day course that was introduced on 1st January 2015, and is designed to train new Security Guards and Security Officers to be employed in industrial or commercial premises, enabling you to achieve the required accreditation to apply for an SIA Licence in Security Guarding. You should also consider the Door Supervision Course1 which qualifies you for both Security Guarding and working at Licensed Premises.

Course Length

3 days, plus 9 hours pre-course work.

Assessment

3 multiple-choice exams.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry

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Online Price 170

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The SIA door supervisor training course is a four days training. The training allows you to apply for an SIA license in order to work in the security industry as a door supervisor. The training is provided at various venues in London. The course timings for the course are from 09:30 am to 6:30 pm.


London: 129 Birmingham: 135

The SIA CCTV Training course is a three days training. The training allows you to apply for an SIA license in order to work in the security industry as a CCTV operator. The training is provided at various venues in London and Birmingham.


If you wish to work in the construction industry you would be required to apply for a CSCS green card. You need the health and safety Level 1 qualification then you need to clear your online CITB exam. Once both have been done then you can apply for your CSCS card.


General information about Close Protection Qualification

  • Guided learning hours 140
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After 1st January 2015 the qualification has significantly changed, now it is a two days course. This qualification is required for those door supervisors who already have an SIA license and they wish to renew their SIA Door supervisor license.


We offer the cheapest quality training for first aid training courses across London at your or our venues. These courses are QCF qualification at level 2 and level 3.


The Fire Marshal training course n London and our east or west London center are only for 65 if you book it online or on the tel. It s a half day training courses which end with a certification. The Traffic marshal training course n London and our east or west London center are only for 65 if you book it online or on the tel.

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The security guard training is three days intensive training course at the end of which you shall be examined and would be required to take three exams. Generally, learners do not opt for the training and prefer the door supervisor training.

Door Supervisor 9.5- 15 Per HourWhat Jobs Can I Do?Retail Security Officer.Corporate Security Officer, Banks, Buildings.Door Supervisor Nightclub, Bars, Restaurants. Most PopularDoor Supervisor + CCTV + 1st Aid 11- 16 Per HourWhat Jobs Can I Do?CCTV OperatorAppointed PersonRetail Security Officer.Corporate Security Officer, Banks, Buildings.Door Supervisor Nightclub, Bars, Restaurants.

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The SIA linked security qualifications for security can be held at your venue in case of a corporate client or our venues. We can arrange to provide training at venues across London which include forest gate, Stratford, Ilford, Barking, Romford, hackney, poplar, Westminster, the City of London, Wembley, South Hall, Hayes, Croydon. Besides London, we also arrange training in Birmingham.

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Clock starts ticking on GDPR compliance

One year to go The rights of EU citizens over how their personal data is used will be strengthened when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect one year from now. The consequences of non-compliance demand companies that collect, store or process personal data overhaul their data strategies. Companies and organisations need to be fully aware of the regulation and its implications, as non-compliance can lead to significant fines.

The European Commission is implementing GDPR, but the implications go beyond the borders of the EU, as they do apply to some companies outside of the zone. Many UK businesses are underprepared for the GDPR, which is cause for concern. An organisation is only exempt if it categorically does not collect or process any personal data drawn from the European market, offers goods or services nor tracks or creates profiles of European citizens. In addition, GDPR expands liability beyond the current directive to include data processors as well as data controllers. The key things the GDPR does include increasing the individual s expectation of data privacy and an organisation s obligation to follow established cybersecurity practices. Fines Any violation of GDPR, such as poor data security leading to public exposure of sensitive personal information, could result in a fine in the millions or even billions of dollars depending on the size of the organisation and its income. GDPR also imposes detailed and demanding breach notification requirements. Companies that need to comply in America that are accustomed to US state data breach reporting may need to adjust their breach notification policies and procedures. The regulation also requires many organisations to appoint a data protection officer (DPO), if core activities, as either a data controller or data processor, involve regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale.

According to Dr Jamie Graves, CEO at ZoneFox, the GDPR is a game changer in every way, from bolstered rights for individuals through to a daunting new fine structure designed to hit companies exactly where it hurts their bottom line. It is the sort of overhaul that gives even the most seasoned executive team sleepless nights, due to its complexity and how it touches on every aspect of their business. The starting gun has officially been fired and one thing is for sure: from day one, the EU will not be accepting excuses. They believe organisations have had more than enough time to prepare. Those companies that haven t started to unravel what GDPR means for them need to get proactive. GDPR is all about data. It is imperative that organisations have a full, 360-degree view of data entering, leaving and being stored within their business. This visibility can then be used as a foundation to assess and restructure processes in order to ensure compliance, advises Graves. Though complicated, GDPR also presents companies with an opportunity.

With data breaches becoming increasingly common and personal, by being compliant companies can demonstrate their commitment to data security and privacy. After all it s not just money companies have to lose their reputations are also on the line, he says. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

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