- Security TWENTY
- Women in Security
A subject we’ve not featured much in recent years is the cover story of the April 2019 print issue of Professional Security magazine; canines. We saw a demonstration of a sniffer dog at the Security and Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) in early March, as working in the United States to search for a person-borne IED; using the remarkable abilities of a K9 as already used to seek explosives or illegal drugs.
We also take a look back at the 1970s and what led to the 1975 Guard Dogs Act in the UK; regulation of at least part of the private security sector that pre-dated the Security Industry Authority (SIA) regulating the human contract guarding industry, by some 30 years. The world looked very different; guard dogs may have been used more in the ‘old days’, but as we saw at SCTX, they still have their uses, and indeed can do things better than humans.
We also cover other things said and demonstrated at the SCTX, which was saying farewell to its London Olympia home for at least a couple of years, because next year it’s running alongside IFSEC 2020 at Excel in London Docklands.
Talking of events, we bring you words and pictures on our first Security TWENTY event of 2019, in the Midlands as the spring event of the year usually is, but at a new venue; the Hilton Metropole on the Birmingham NEC campus. Also words and pictures on the Birmingham stop on the Hikvision Insight roadshow for installers, which heard of work through Tony Porter the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s office and five camera manufacturers, towards offering products that are ‘secure by default’ in terms of cyber. More on that in the next, May issue of the magazine.
Also featured, the latest on designing out crime, fraud prevention, data protection, critical communications and campus security ahead of the Aucso annual conference at Aston. Plus four pages of case studies, and four pages of new products and services; and regular columnists, Professional Security MD Roy Cooper, and Una Riley, on the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, which – how time flies – is 20 years old this year if you count from the founding of the Guild of Security Professionals, the first step in the City of London to Company status.