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December 2015 print magazine

What are you having for Christmas dinner? Turkey or chicken or something more exotic perhaps, if you are a meat eater. But after the horse meat scandal, how sure can we be of what’s on our plate (even vegetarians!?), and what’s in the food chain and supply chains? That is the cover story of the December 2015 print issue of Professional Security. We report from a recent conference on the topic at Doncaster by the exam awarding body Highfield.

Fraud is also on the menu for charities; a one-day conference by the Fraud Advisory panel (itself a charity) and the sector regulator the Charity Commission was a pioneering effort to share best practice on countering fraud and not least to admit that charities are no better or worse than other sectors at suffering from such crime; indeed, fraudsters may be drawn to work for a charity or to impersonate one, to take advantage of the good nature of donors and charity workers.

The magazine features all the regulars – the calendar page; four pages of ‘spending the budget’; four pages of new products and services; pages about and for installers of security products; pages on network security; and MD Roy Cooper’s gossip page; and as for our other columnists, Jim Gannon looks at the TalkTalk data breach, while Una Riley is in California and does a megapixel camera factory tour. We round up the annual conference of the Association of Security Consultants, Consec; the BEST exhibition of British manufacturers; and our own last conference-exhibition of 2015, ST15 London at Heathrow, which raised a bumper sum for charity.

Plus smash and grab raids, London resilience, the CCTV control room at the north London borough of Enfield; we take you inside London and Homes Counties installer Banham’s new home at Earlsfield, pictured; and we feature again PSPOs, the Conservatives’ updating of ASBOs to tackle anti-social behaviour such as on-street drinking.

You can read other editions of the magazine online, going back to 2013.


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