Maximising Public Benefits of Automated Alarms

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has published findings of new industry research undertaken by Perpetuity Research into the benefits and challenges of automating confirmed alarm signalling from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to police control rooms. The research – conducted via an online survey and extensive one-to-one interviews with a wide range of industry professionals including representatives from Alarm Receiving Centres […]

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Benchmarking Loss Prevention

There is a new report out today which provides a view of the state of loss prevention from those who are in charge of it. Leading loss prevention managers have contributed to this report. It shows that while organised crime is perceived to be a more significant problem now than in the past, the aggravating factor appears to be a […]

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Beyond the Protection of Assets: The Broader Benefits of Security

In both corporate security departments and amongst security suppliers, there has been a very narrow focus on the benefits from services provided; in fact most often that focus has been on security benefits. But there is evidence that a host of other (non-security) benefits are derived from having good security. For the first time ever we will be able to […]

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The Trust-Domains Guide: A Guide to Identifying, Modelling, and Establishing Trust Domains

Trust is a prerequisite for collaborative human action and efficient cooperation. This fact is of particular importance when collaboration is mediated by information technology, where new domains of interaction are constantly created within, between, across, and orthogonal to predefined organisational processes, boundaries, and solutions, leading to challenges for the analysis, design, deployment and assessment of collaborative IT systems. Trust Domains […]

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Aspiring to Excellence: The Case of Security Suppliers and Corporate Security

What are the most important characteristics of an excellent corporate security department? What makes an excellent security supplier? Our latest Security Research Initiative report explores the characteristics needed to achieve outstanding performance as rated by both corporate security personnel and security suppliers. Views were also garnered on whether in practice excellence in security is actually being achieved. While overall the […]

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The Illicit Market in Stolen Fast-Moving Consumer Goods – A Global Impact Study

This summary report presents an overview of findings from a research project conducted by PRCI on behalf of The Gillette Company. It concerns the global market in stolen fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and presents a strategic response that involves manufacturers, distributors, law enforcement and consumers. You can download the full report free below.

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ATM Crime

One of the key issues in understanding how to reduce opportunities to commit crime is to understand the offenders’ perspectives. This small-scale project is based on interviews with just six people who admitted to committing over one thousand offences, between 52 and 88 of these offences were committed at ATMs mostly ‘muggings’ or robberies. The findings provide insights into the […]

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Organising for Brand Protection

Following the work done on the illicit market (below), PRCI conducted further work into the structures that companies put in place to protect their brands and identify practices that can be used to carry the fight to illicit market operators, as well as the benefits that can accrue to organisations that take action suggested as appropriate by careful assessment of […]

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