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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NSI Commissions New Perpetuity Research Study into “Maximising the Public Benefits of Automated Alarms”

National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announces research into “Maximising the public benefits of automated alarms”, having commissioned Perpetuity Research to lead a far reaching industry-wide initiative commencing in October 2017. NSI’s Chief Executive Richard Jenkins explained, “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 […]

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Towards ‘A Strategy for Change’ for the Security Sector

We have launched two reports from the Security Research Initiative addressing key considerations for the security industry. Together they seek to understand and highlight the ways in which private security can help protect the public – in private and public space – and the ways in which this role may be enhanced. They call upon various stakeholders to consider how […]

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Bournemouth University gain Secured Environments for the 3rd time

Bournemouth University has successfully been re-accredited with Secured Environments for the third time. The university underwent a thorough audit of their security processes and procedures as well as consultation with staff in order to achieve the award. Like many universities, there are unique challenges in managing security in a context where buildings are spread through the town centre and where […]

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Cyber Essentials certification

We are delighted to announce that we recently achieved the Cyber Essentials certificate. This is a government endorsed scheme designed to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber threats. As a research organisation, but moreover one that specialises in crime and security, we take protecting our information, that of our clients, and of our research participants extremely seriously. Our own […]

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Secured By Design film

Secured By Design has launched a short film about their work. It shows how crime prevention techniques can be incorporated into the design of a building to reduce crime and fear of crime. The film looks at how the police have worked with the developer Lendlease at their Elephant Park development in London. Further details about the film are available […]

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Announcing the launch of the new Secured Environments website

We’re excited to announce that the new and refreshed Secured Environments website is now live. We have a fresh new appearance and layout, some additional content for members (registered organisations working towards the accreditation) but the same great content on how the accreditation works. You can see the website here – www.securedenvironments.com We hope you like the changes, and if […]

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