- Security TWENTY
- Women in Security
On desks now is the latest, August 2016 print issue of Professional Security magazine. We feature a topic not much covered in the magazine over the years – crime against cars, more specifically theft of cars. Gone are the bad old days when opportunists could steal most makes of cars, thanks to poor security features. However, even keyless and remote locking can be bypassed, and cars like other devices that link to the Internet of Things (IoT) are at risk from hacking – which could mean a safety as well as a security risk. On that score we hear from our new member of the magazine’s editorial board, Mike Gillespie, of Advent IM.
However the threat, so the IAATI (International Association of Auto Theft Investigators) annual UK conference heard recently at Loughborough, is of organised theft of high-value cars, maybe stripped down for their parts, and shipped internationally, to Africa and the Middle East. We interview the UK president of the IAATI, Justin Powell, who argues that those investigating vehicle crime and others with interest in that field, whether insurers or law enforcers, should speak to each other more; because both will gain.
As ever, we feature the most recent events in the UK security industry calendar, such as the Association of Security Consultants (ASC) annual lunch and Imbert Awards at the RAF Club in Piccadilly, central London; and our own Security TWENTY 16 event, at Manchester; besides IFSEC 2016 in London in June. Among other features, we cover retail loss prevention and the Victoria and Albert Museum in west London.
Plus our regular columnists Una Riley, who rounds off a two-part piece on the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) cadet programme, including some comparisons with similar schemes in the UK; and Jim Gannon, who asks where we stand after the UK’s June vote to leave the European Union. And also our regular pages on ‘spending the budget’ and new products and services; pages for and about installers; and networked security systems; the book review page; and the calendar page of events into 2017.