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December 2016 print issue

Landing if not landed on a desk near you: the December 2016 print issue of Professional Security magazine.

We report from our final Security TWENTY event of the year, at London Heathrow a month ago, when among the speakers was Alan Clamp, the chief exec of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), who gave an apology for the regulator’s IT troubles after a move to online-only applications, that have made it harder for some badge renewers or applicants to do the necessary and to get through to the authority.

Besides the usual page of book reviews, and pages on installers, network and cyber security, case studies and new products and services, Una Riley talks to Tony Imossi, of the Association of British Investigators (ABI); and Jim Gannon reports on hacking risks.

We bring you an update on the Surveillance Camera Commissioner – he’s brought out a draft strategy, seeking views on ways to raise standards and compliance with legal obligations; and we report from London on how the consultancy FOUR Security worked with Marks and Spencer to gain the surveillance camera certification, through the certifying body SSAIB; and why it made commercial sense to the high street retailer to go for it.

There’s also a football flavour this month; we take a look at the policing and stewarding problems that have attended West Ham’s first season so far at the former 2012 Olympics Stadium; and visit a Championship side that is hopeful of returning to the Premier League, Norwich City.

Other topics include active shooters; fraud against the charity sector; public relations (besides the security manager who might face the media during an incident or crisis, it might be the security officer in a corporate foyer who should have the PR training, we are told); business travel security (that should also be available to the small and medium sized firm that’s increasingly sending staff abroad, whether seeking suppliers or export markets, we hear); response to a cyber breach (more practically, who should you call?! and more next issue); and the 9001 management standard (not just a nice thing to have, but useful to apply to your business, a guarding company tells us).

To read the December 2016 issue online, visit the ‘magazine‘ section of our website.


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