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22 October 2020

SKILLS FOR Security has launched its new website and a refreshed brand identity specifically designed to reflect its status as the largest supplier of fire and security apprenticeships here in the UK.

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22 October 2020

PROSECUTION DATA for the first quarter of 2020-2021 covering the Coronavirus lockdown period has been published by the Crown Prosecution Service. The figures show that, while the number of suspects being referred and charged remained broadly stable, the volume of outstanding cases rose from 109,469 to just over 170,000.

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22 October 2020

THE HOME Office has confirmed that EU criminals could be barred from entering the UK under tougher border rules designed to make the country safer. The rules for EU criminals will come into force from 1 January 2021 when free movement ends and are part of the firmer and fairer approach the Government is adopting towards the immigration system where people from across the world will be treated equally.

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22 October 2020

RESEARCH CONDUCTED by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, shows that 80% of fraud prevention professionals believe businesses are unprepared for an expected surge in fraud as the COVID-19 crisis presents fraudsters with new opportunities.

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22 October 2020

AS PART of its strategy designed to increase cyber resilience among retailers, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has worked alongside experts at the National Cyber Security Centre to develop a new toolkit which supports business leaders in taking steps to reduce the threat of a successful attack.

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21 October 2020

THE UK has exposed malicious cyber activity from Russia’s GRU military intelligence service against organisations involved in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games before they were postponed.

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21 October 2020

THE FOURTEENTH edition of the fortnightly Security Matters Podcast for practising professionals in the security business sector is now live to view. Each episode features a round-up and analysis of the biggest news stories published on the magazine’s website in addition to discussions with selected professionals from the security business sector.

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21 October 2020

ACCORDING TO a recent YouGov poll, the public perception of security officers when it comes to the latter being seen as playing an essential role in the UK, both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is ranked only slightly ahead of traffic wardens.

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19 October 2020

OPTEX HAS launched its intelligent visual monitoring solution in the UK and Ireland, itself powered by CHeKT – a hardware and software solution that takes separate intruder and CCTV technologies installed on the same site, but acting independently, and ‘bridges’ them to create one “seamless and integrated” visual monitoring solution.

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16 October 2020

ACCESS CONTROL solutions manufacturer and supplier Videx has launched two new apps for its WS4 web server access control system, in addition to introducing new firmware with additional features.

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16 October 2020

THE GARDiS Version 2.0 access control management software is underpinned by simple Native Web access and enhanced features. It also embraces a Software-as-a-Service approach for greater flexibility.

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16 October 2020

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-based object tracking, precise PTZ control, improved pre-set accuracy, adaptive infrared illumination and enhanced cyber security are just a few of the many innovations which have been built into the new HD Wisenet X PTZ PLUS cameras launched by Hanwha Techwin.

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16 October 2020

RICHARD STONES OBE CSyP FSyI, the co-founder and director of CPTED-UK Ltd, has been appointed as an expert advisor to the High Street Task Force. This appointment recognises security as a key element in the future redevelopment of urban public spaces across the UK.

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21 October 2020

THE INFORMATION Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined British Airways £20 million for the latter’s failure to protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 of its customers.

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21 October 2020

RECOGNISING THE outstanding contributions of industry professionals in dealing with all areas of economic crime, the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) are designed to showcase the tremendous efforts of the very best organisations, teams, individuals and initiatives and acknowledges their considerable crime-fighting achievements.

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