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

Machala 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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Victims’ Needs Assessment in Thames Valley

A wide range of agencies are involved in delivering victim services, in both the public and voluntary sectors, seeking to meet the diverse needs of victims including for those most vulnerable and/or for those who experience the more serious offences. The effects of victimisation are now well documented and can include substantial psychological and physical effects with knock on consequences […]

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IFSEC International 2017

From 20th-22nd June 2017, Perpetuity Research will be at IFSEC International. You can visit us at our stand – B1225 (next to the Security Management theatre) – throughout the 3 days. Our Director, Professor Martin Gill will also be speaking at the event. IFSEC and FIREX International announce keynotes for 2017; Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and Simon […]

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New Report Out – Crimes against businesses findings 2014

Martin Gill is an advisor to the Home Office on  the 2014 Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS) and the findings from the 2014 survey have been released,examining the extent of crime against businesses in England and Wales. The focus of the report was on three sectors: agriculture, forestry and fishing; wholesale and retail trade; and accommodation and food services activities. The 2014 survey looked […]

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First Shopping Centre receives Secured Environments Award

Marlowes Shopping Centre set the standard as the first shopping centre to be awarded with the Secured Environments accreditation. They underwent a thorough audit of their security processes and procedures which included independent consultation with management, security staff and general staff as part of the assessment procedure for the award. A key challenge for shopping centres is to maintain good […]

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