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December 2017 issue

Now on desks is the December 2017 print issue of Professional Security magazine, that you can also read online.

From the last Security TWENTY event of 2017, at Heathrow, we feature two of the speakers – the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, who took the audience through his surveillance camera strategy, and what it means for the industry, whether installers, manufacturers, or buyers and ultimate users of the video evidence; and the chief executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), Alan Clamp, who spoke of a review of the approved contractor scheme that will see a tweaking in 2018. We also bring a case study from Slough, where the borough council CCTV and careline centre manager Peter Webster has, thanks to some partnership working, achieved wireless transmission for his 224-camera system after the previous high point in the town that hosted the transmitter was knocked down for regeneration. And talking of local government CCTV, we report on the new combined traffic monitoring and CCTV and emergency centre opened by Bristol City Council.

We also feature our regular columnists, Jim Gannon; Una Riley, who attends a Worshipful Company of Security Professionals dinner; and Roy Cooper, Professional Security MD’s, gossip page; plus the usual four pages of ‘spending the budget’, four pages of new products, the book review page, and the pages devoted to installers and installations, and use of IP networks and cyber.

We continue what will be a five-part series on the stewarding and guarding of the V Festival at Weston Park in the Midlands in August; this month we get as far as the careful to the minute work to staff a fenceline to allow work to go on at the main stage, while keeping eager festival-goers at bay; and then safely pulling back the fence, all the while seeking to keep the fans safe.

To read other back issues of Professional Security, visit the ‘magazine‘ part of the website. For a gallery of photos from the November ST17 event at Heathrow, visit the ‘gallery‘ at


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