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01 October 2020

FRONTIER PITTS has become the first company to attain the Loss Prevention Certification Board’s (LPCB) certification for an HVM bi-folding gate to both the international standard for vehicle resistance (IWA 14) and forced entry protection (LPS 1175).

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30 September 2020

WITH IMMEDIATE effect, dormakaba UK and Ireland has acquired 1st Access Group Ltd, an award-winning company specialising in premises security and redesigning shopfronts including aluminium shopfronts, windows, roller shutters and automatic door requirements.

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19 August 2020

THE WORLD has entered a new phase which is both volatile and unstable and, as a direct result of this, all of us are facing up to the prospect of permanent changes in society and the high likelihood of significant economic instability ahead. In terms of the latter, the UK has officially entered recession with the global economy in tow.

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04 June 2020

WITH THE phased return to work now underway, the onus is very much on businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Key considerations include the identification of infected individuals, minimising  contact with potentially contaminated surfaces and social distancing measures to avoid the risk of transmission.

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14 April 2020

PROVIDING AN ideal hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) solution for those practising professionals responsible for the security of outdoor events, Hörmann’s all-new OktaBlock mobile vehicle blocker delivers effective protection against unauthorised vehicle entry on site while allowing pedestrian access. Certified as a single module, the OktaBlock range has been designed to provide professionals with the highest standards in safety. This easy-to-install, temporary security solution negates the associated costs of fixed security bollards or blockers.

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23 March 2020

TruGuard is a UK-designed and manufactured rotating anti-climb system which helps make premises safe & secure.

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20 March 2020

The safety marker Sentry Bollard from Leafield Environmental is claimed to make a positive contribution to traffic safety.

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18 December 2019

Axis Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing security, cleaning, front-of-house and support services organisations, has been selected as a finalist in the Institute of Customer Service’s UK ‘Customer Satisfaction Awards’ for the Employee Engagement Strategy category.

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18 December 2019

StaySafe is now available on the SMART-EX 02 DZ1 and the SMART-EX 02 DZ2 from the Pepperl + Fuchs brand ecom.

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16 November 2019

Axis Group has successfully achieved the ServiceMark Accreditation from The Institute of Customer Service following a major initiative to put customer service at the forefront of its businesses within the cleaning, security and reception services sectors.

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11 July 2019

AXIS SECURITY account director John Sephton has been appointed to the board of directors at the Security Institute.

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04 June 2019

DELTA SECURITY has been chosen by Headway East London, a local brain injury charity, for an automatic door installation that streamlines access to both the front and back of the property for authorised users.

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06 March 2019

LOCKDOWN, THE UK’s first emergency barricade device that can lock down a door in seconds in a crisis situation, is being made available to schools at a heavily subsidised price from ERA, the UK’s leading home security specialist as part of its new ‘Support for Schools’ campaign.

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08 January 2019

DELTA SECURITY, a specialist in high security solutions, has installed new steel, fire-rated security doors and an access control system designed to combat a series of break-ins at a commercial property managed by Property Initiatives Management Ltd.

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16 August 2018

A SMART range of brushed stainless steel, vandal-resistant digital video door entry panels – available in flush, surface or post-mounted options – has been unveiled by Urmet UK.

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01 June 2018

INTERGRATED SECURITY Management (ISM), a leader in the design, development and manufacture of door entry and intercoms, has hailed the success of Security 2018 Scotland, in particular the positive reaction to its innovative Compact Series.

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30 April 2018

QUICK THINKING from TC Security Services’ Paul Roberts at a client’s site prevented a fire from causing any serious injuries.

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14 March 2018

COVA HAS seen a huge rise in demand its products to be installed in Football Stadiums up and down the country, from Premier League to local clubs where there is an ever pressing need to protect large crowds from vehicle attack.

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11 November 2017

The UAE’s leading security, safety and fire protection exhibition gets ready for 20th anniversary event in Dubai on 21-23 January 2018.

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FEATURES

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03 July 2020

MANY BUSINESSES have been able to make the transition from on-site to remote working, but the time will come when the focus is back on the office environment. Alistair Enser outlines why security companies need to help their customers address the changes in their risk profiles and assist them to navigate the potential shift from cyber security threats to civil disturbance, for example, and from commercial theft to on-premises abuse or even violence.

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16 June 2020

PARTICIPATING IN a mentoring relationship can be greatly beneficial for an individual’s professional development, whether that be as a mentor or mentee. There’s a good deal to be gained from having a trusted mentor at all stages of the professional journey. Equally so, mentors can also grow and learn through a mentoring relationship. Here, in this exclusive thought leadership article for Security Matters, Angela Vernon-Lawson examines her own mentoring journey involving The Security Institute.

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03 June 2020

THE BRITISH Security Industry Association has been working tirelessly behind the scenes in a determined bid to underpin and embolden the private security industry in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, that work has involved lobbying Government in a bid to see security personnel recognised for what they are (and always have been): key workers. Mike Reddington offers a progress update.

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23 May 2020

GATE SAFE was established in 2010 in the wake of the tragic deaths of two children crushed by automated gates in separate accidents. The charity’s aim is simple – to put a stop to any further accidents or fatalities occurring as a result of unsafe electric gate/barrier installations. Security Matters interviews founder Richard Jackson (pictured) about the myriad achievements realised to date.

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18 May 2020

MUCH HAS been written about the current increase in home working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While remote working simply isn't an option for many companies and their myriad employees, for others business is at least continuing even though it's not a case of 'business as usual'. Here, Mike Hurst examines the impact of home working on the security profession.

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15 May 2020

THE RECENT theft of Van Gogh's Spring Garden painting (which dates back to 1884) from a Dutch museum in the town of Laren serves as a timely reminder that the robbery of such artefacts with a view to their subsequent trade on the black market remains a prolific form of criminality. Here, Peter Houlis outlines the various ways in which security management policy and today's security systems can assist in the protection of priceless works of art.

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06 May 2020

INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENTS in materials and advanced processes together with new applications ensure that commercial holography continues to feature in the front line fight against counterfeiting, identity theft and brand piracy. Here, Dr Paul Dunn considers security and authentication holography and the new developments aimed at protecting brands and sales.

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05 May 2020

PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED in the planning, design and ongoing management of public spaces and streetscapes must consider and address a number of factors when looking at site security and safety. Here, Mark Lester explores the key issues involved and the solutions available to mitigate against potential terrorist threats without altering the overall landscape.

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24 April 2020

SECURITY TEAMS at UK universities are playing a key role in the battle against COVID-19, dealing with fast-changing risks on a daily basis and, in parallel, planning for strategic challenges in the longer term. Some heads of security are already focusing their attentions on the next big question facing their institutions: how they’ll recover and rebuild after the lockdown. Security Matters reports on current thinking.

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16 April 2020

IN THESE extremely troubling times it has been truly inspirational to witness the efforts of organisations throughout the construction and security sectors in building the NHS Nightingale Hospital at London's ExCeL. As an integral part of this massive collaborative project, Wilson James has been using its extensive security and logistics expertise to help create a facility that will treat those seriously ill with Coronavirus. Security Matters reports.

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23 May 2019

Managing hostile attacks is becoming more challenging as vehicles are used as weapons by terrorists and organised crime groups. Debbie Heald looks at the options to heighten security.

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17 July 2019

The evolving methods of terrorists, organised crime and opportunistic hackers and intruders have led to leaps in technology, which perversely means some of the perimeter protection and security industry are now part of the problem, argues Richard Huison.

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27 June 2018

The Mythical silver bullet is something which every business owner and security adviser are constantly in search of as a single weapon which will solve all of retail crime, says Lee Wallace.

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18 May 2017

Powered gates and barriers are an increasingly important part of multi-faceted security systems used to protect car parks, delivery areas and private entrances, explains Graeme Hazlewood.

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