Influencing the Security Budget

Queanbeyan Historically security managers have been marginalised from key decision-making roles in organisations but there is evidence this may be changing as security professionals are increasingly able to demonstrate that security is a business enabler. Perpetuity Research is seeking the views of security professionals, in order to better understand the obstacles faced by security managers/directors. We would welcome your insights.   […]

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Perpetuity Research Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud

Fraud costs individuals and organisations billions a year and the seriousness of this problems is why Perpetuity Research is proud to be an official supporter of International Fraud Awareness Week, 14-20th November 2021. This initiative, led by the ACFE, gives organisations the chance to provide training and education and other awareness raising activities to help safeguard organisations against the growing […]

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Report Launch: Covid-19 and the implications for the security sector: what happened and what has been and is being learned?

Today the latest report from the Security Research Initiative is published – ‘Covid-19 and the implications for the security sector: what happened and what has been and is being learned?’ 83% of respondents felt that overall security had performed well in the crisis. 74% agreed or strongly agreed that security professionals have developed new skill sets that will be invaluable […]

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Report Launch – The Competence of Frontline Security Professionals and What They Say About Their Work

The work of security officers – sometimes called guards – is important but often underrated. This research, undertaken on behalf of IFPO, sought to understand the modern role of the security officer – specifically what competencies are needed, how easy or difficult tasks are perceived to be, how effective security officers view the training they received to be, and the […]

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New Research Launched – Security Managers in HM Prisons: Perspectives on Security Management

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by The Security, Order and Counter Terrorism Directorate in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service to undertake research into security managers working in prisons. Despite there being a range of studies on security managers in general (for example assessing their perspectives on their role and relationships to the wider organisations in which they work), to […]

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New Research Report Published: The Mandatory Reporting of Fraud: Finding Solutions and Sharing Best Practice

    Perpetuity Research are pleased to share their latest report entitled “The mandatory reporting of fraud: Finding solutions and sharing best practice” commissioned by the ACFE UK Chapter and the Fraud Advisory Panel.   The aim of this research was to understand the attitudes of those who deal with tackling fraud towards introducing a mandatory requirement on organisations to […]

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The Barriers to Effective Buyer-Supplier Relationships in the Security Sector

The aim of the research was to identify and discuss the factors in the buyer-supplier relationship that can impact negatively on the relationship, and ultimately on the success of the contract. The research is based on examination of existing literature, survey responses from 502 security professionals, and 40 interviews (20 buyers and 20 suppliers). Desired Characteristics Acknowledging that there is […]

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Pure Data Centres Group achieves Secured Environments award

Pure Data Centres Group (Pure) is the first data centre to gain the Secured Environments award. Security was built into both the design of the facility (indeed they have already achieved Secured by Design accreditation), a new purpose built data centre in the heart of Birmingham and their procedures and processes. The organisation view security as being fundamental to achieving […]

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Survey: What does a successful buyer-supplier relationship look like in security?

Perpetuity Research has launched a survey as part of our research to better understand the impact that the relationship between buyers and suppliers can have on the overall success of a contract. This has remained largely unexamined in the security sector. The survey looks at which factors are important to achieving a successful relationship and which can be detrimental. It […]

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The University of Bath gains Secured Environments certification for 4th time

The University of Bath is the first organisation to be accredited with the police award – Secured Environments for the fourth time. This shows a considerable commitment to prioritising security in the long term and illustrates a key facet of the thinking behind the award – that good security management is not about fads or about reacting to issues when […]

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