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Our June 2014 issue

Our regular writer Una Riley is in California, as you can see from the cover picture. And that is her with actor Mel Gibson, though we have yet to find out how often and indeed why she is alongside the star of Mad Max (and other Mad Max movies).

But moving on from Mel Gibson’s film catalogue, the June 2014 print issue of Professional Security also has a full IFSEC 2014 preview. The event is in June instead of May, running for three days instead of four, and is in London at the ExCeL centre in Docklands instead of the NEC outside Birmingham. Our MD Roy Cooper writes about how he knows he is going to enjoy the show as much as ever.

In a bumper 148-page issue we bring you the latest in guarding – the second half of our interview with Mark Harding, the MD of event security contractor Showsec, and news of their re-brand and new uniforms that you may well see at a summer festival; and Securitas are expanding their retail support unit offering police-style response to customers in Manchester city centre. We have a full report with pictures of the latest ST14 conference and exhibition, at Bristol in April, and look ahead to the next ST14, at Manchester in July.

And besides we bring you the regulars; pages about installers and their installations; the ‘name to a face’ page of new starters and moves within the private security sector; book review page; four pages of new products; pages on IP security and networks, including a case studies from the British Library and (another) council that’s gone wireless; and four pages of ‘spending the budget’ case studies ranging from access control to Madame Tussaud’s.

On the technology side we speak to the Cheshire-based trainers and consultants Senate Group about their bringing together of social media and alarm and electronic security monitoring for clients. We report on the recent Infosecurity Europe and Counter Terror Expo conferences where topics ranged from Project Genesius (not Guinness, or Genesis, and not Genius, though it is doing good things against organised crime and counterfeit documents) to what to do about Generation X and Y, and to the benefit of penetration testing, whether of your IT networks or your physical buildings; or both at once.

Plus readers’ letters, and CCTV in the classroom – and in the care home? – and both sides of the controversy over use of CCTV in vehicles to enforce parking laws and fine motorists.

Professional Security magazine – it’s a must-have hand-held accessory!?


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