The University of Sheffield secures top safety award

The University of Sheffield has had its security management recognised after gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation. The award, which recognises that the University is following six key principles to maximise the safety of staff, students and visitors, was presented to President and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Sir Keith Burnett by the Chief Constable for South Yorkshire Police […]

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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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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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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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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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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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The impact of organised crime on local communities

New research by Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation on the impact of organised crime on local communities has found that up to 17% of recorded crime occurring within neighbourhoods could be attributed to organised crime. The majority of organised crime identified by the police in the neighbourhoods related to drugs, violence and fraud. In three neighbourhoods, only 4% of […]

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New research finds that up to 45% of fraud is linked to organised crime.

New research by the Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research has found that between 31% and 45% of fraud may be linked to organised crime.  This is up to three times higher than the 15% found in previous studies. The research, which was funded by the Dawes Trust, looked at a large sample of frauds taking place in the Midlands and […]

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