Defend Against Thieves – Penetration Tests

Penetration tests (sometimes referred to as mystery shoplifting) provide an opportunity to test out the effectiveness of security and obtain very specific and first hand feedback about why something worked or did not work. Tests are a way of assessing security from the viewpoint of the thief. Perhaps the most important advantage of tests is that they facilitate very specific […]

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50% off Crime Prevention and Security Management Series

This series aims to address topics such as: Crime Control policing, security, theft, workplace violence and crime, fear of crime, civil disorder, white collar crime and anti-social behaviour. International in perspective, providing critically and theoretically-informed work, and edited by our very own Martin Gill, this series will advance new understandings of crime prevention and security management. With this exclusive discount code, you […]

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New Editions to the Crime Prevention and Security Management Series

The Crime Prevention and Security Management series is a collection of books published by Palgrave Macmillan and edited by Martin Gill. It is widely recognised that we live in an increasingly unsafe society, but the study of security and crime prevention has lagged behind in its importance on the political agenda and has not matched the level of public concern. […]

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Secured Environment Security Accreditation: New Developments

We are pleased to announce that the Police Force and the City of London are now promoting the Secured Environments scheme. This security risk  management  accreditation is offered by ACPO CPI. The award is focused on the organisation (and any type of organisation or business can register) meeting six key principles. Commitment to create a secure environment Understand the problem Develop a […]

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Perpetuity Training Continues to Expand

Perpetuity Training continues to go from strength to strength and are continuing to expand the courses on offer.  Perpetuity are currently looking to develop courses that will give the security professional a clearly defined training framework from entry level through to degree level, in both general Security Management and Sector specific topics. If you are interested in finding out more about […]

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Secured Environments has been launched in Scotland

Secured Environments has been launched in Scotland. Regular readers of the newsletter will be aware that Secured Environments is a risk management scheme that promotes good security practice within organisations. The Secured Environments accreditation is well established in England and Wales and is becoming more popular as it becomes more widely known and as different groups see the benefit. It […]

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Security Institute Certificate in Security Management re-written!

The BTEC Level 3 Security Institute Certificate in Security Management has been completely re-written and updated by Industry Experts. The latest intake which started in September 2013 are able to select from new topics such as Terrorism, Awareness and Management, Retail Security and Physical Security among others, when choosing their three elective modules. The corresponding security compendium has been written […]

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Bundled vs Single Service Security: A Discussion

This month we released a new report based on interviews with suppliers and procurers of security services that looks at the benefits and drawbacks of providing security as a ‘single service’ or as part of a ‘bundle’ alongside other facilities management services. The report identifies a range of drivers that determines success or failure in outsourcing arrangements. This includes: The […]

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Current issues in security: Manned Guarding

One of our latest Security Research Initiative (SRI) reports was recently referenced in an article for IFSEC Global on whether security guards are becoming unvalued. Our report ‘The Security Sector in Perspective’ looks at how those working in the security sector view it and looks at their perspectives on economic and regulatory changes. The article discussed the current problem of […]

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