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September print edition

Now on desks is the September print edition of Professional Security Magazine. As ever, we do our best to keep you up to date with what’s new and changing in the private security industry in the British Isles, and the wider news that has ramifications for the work of private security.

Since the lifting of covid restrictions in July, that has included a shortage of SIA-badged door staff, part of a wider staff shortage in the related hospitality sector. We hear from the Security Industry Authority.

We continue a series of articles about public space CCTV, by reporting from Weston super Mare, where the North Somerset Council CCTV manager, Chris Harrison, has been overseeing an upgrade to his town hall system, using Hikvision cameras. We make a return visit to the seaside town to see how he’s gone about it, not least making it possible financially.

We’re also a platform for industry opinion; Alan Cain, who’s lately moved from security management into NHS emergency planning, writes about emergency planning, where it differs from security management, and what the security manager ought to do about it. And we hear from the security arm of the engineering consultancy Buro Happold, who have over the last 20 years or so some high-profile projects to their credit. And on the guarding side, Wilson Chowdry, director of the firm AA Security, gives his views on the Security Industry Authority’s changes to its training requirements for licensed officers.

We bring you, as we always try to, something of interest or use, whatever your background or speciality. Hence we feature cyber, fraud prevention, and fire safety.

Plus words and pictures from the latest in our Security TWENTY shows – ST21 Manchester, our second since covid – Roy Cooper’s gossip page, four pages of ‘spending the budget’, book review page, and four pages of new products and services. Pictured is Cath Heaton of Hopwood Hall College, an exhibitor at ST21 Manchester; she told us what the college is doing and planning for installer engineer apprentices.

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