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December 2018 print magazine

The December 2018 print issue of Professional Security magazine is now on desks. We’ve been abroad, to Barcelona, to hear about some remarkable likely futures in terms of cyber – bringing us memory implants, yet also the risk of having those memories hacked, deleted, held to ransom or spied upon, like any networked device not properly secured.

Closer to home, our regular contributor Una Riley goes to the Tower of London. Staying in London, we feature some of the finalists in the annual Met Police problem-orientated partnerships awards (POP); and we leave London and head north on the High Speed 2 (HS2) line, due to reach the Midlands and points further north by the 2030s. As the diggers controversially break ground at the Euston starting point and north-east London, and at Curzon Street in Birmingham for the terminus, we hear about the security strategy so far.

We bring you an update on the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme – why has take-up of CSAS not been what it might have been, a dozen years or more after it came in through the Police Reform Act 2002, given the push and pull by the authorities and private security for greater powers and responsibilities for private guard forces? – and the latest, sixth edition of the Green Guide, the green-coloured authoritative guidance for sports ground safety and security. The oversight body the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) has made significant updates for the threats of the 2010s, for example taking into account the ‘last mile’ before the actual entry to a stadium, that needs securing just as much as the structure itself.

We review the last Security TWENTY event of the year, at Heathrow last month, and report from the wide-ranging Security Institute annual conference. Plus the regulars – a book review page, four pages of new products and services, four pages of ‘spending the budget’ and Professional Security MD Roy Cooper’s industry gossip for product manufacturers and distributors.

To read the December 2018 Professional Security online, go to the ‘magazine‘ section of the website. If you’d like to sample a print copy, email

For the ST19 dates and venues, and to register to attend (it’s free!) visit The first in 2019 is at the Birmingham NEC campus on February 21.


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