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December 2019 print magazine

Boots on the ground is the theme of the December 2019 print issue of Professional Security magazine now on desks. It’s part of a series of looks at how – with hardly any political or public debate – private security hired guards are being used by local government and business improvement districts to patrol high streets. It’s a profound change in how public space in Britain is policed, a step on from private security officers doing patrols of shopping centres, campuses and hospital A&E departments, all semi-public space.

Staying with manned guarding, we report a remarkable talk by a senior Securitas UK man to the annual conference of the Security Industry Authority in London. His message; business is changing drastically and fast thanks to technology; and as a service, security management has to keep up and provide value to customers.

As ever we aim to bring something of use or interest whatever your background and experience of private security; hence pages on fraud against charities, cyber-security, corporate risk forecasting, crime against small businesses, the ProtectED university security accreditation scheme, loss prevention, and resilience. Plus such regulars as the book review page, four pages of ‘spending the budget’, four pages of new products and services, and Roy Cooper’s gossip page for installers, manufacturers and distributors.

To read the magazine and past issues online, visit the ‘magazine’ section of the website:

The December issue also looks back on the final ST19 event of the year, at Heathrow. The first ST20 event in the Security TWENTY series of conference-exhibitions by Professional Security will be upon us before you know it; it runs at the Hilton Metropole on the NEC campus, on Thursday, February 20. More on that in next month’s magazine. You can register to attend the event for free, on the website: or by emailing organiser Liz Lloyd at [email protected]


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