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May print magazine

Now on desks is the May 2022 print edition of Professional Security magazine, writes editor Mark Rowe.

As ever we aim to bring you the most and the best news and views about the private security sector in the British Isles, as an essential read whatever your position, rank or interest in private security – whether you’re an end user, installer or consultant and specifier, or whether you work in physical, electronic and network, cyber or personnel security.

We’ve been out and about – to Leeds, for the first in-person gathering of the association of university chiefs of security, Aucso; and to London Docklands, where we interviewed Tracy Reinhold – the head of security for the emergency alerting communications software company Everbridge. And we were in London at other times for an evening focusing on the hospitality sector by the business group Resilience First; an event by Dawn Holmes to advance the EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) agenda; and for the spring quarterly seminar by ASIS UK. And we were in Manchester for the opening date of several in the nationwide spring roadshow by Hikvision, giving installers an update on the manufacturer’s products.

But the main feature is about women’s safety; whether women workers especially in the night-time economy – who report that they feel most unsafe on their journeys to and from work – or women enjoying a night out. Hence the Home Office’s slant towards women’s safety in the latest rounds of its Safer Streets Fund – which has seen grants to police and local government for on-street CCTV and similar security infrastructure – and a survey for the Women’s Safety Charter in London, through the Safer Business Network, the London-based business crime reduction partnership.

We have talked to Tim Molden, head of security and licensing (and incidentally one of the stalwart volunteers for ASIS UK) for the McDonald’s franchise Capital Arches in London, which has put in place physical security and HR measures to help with broader staff welfare, which includes feeling safe in the workplace.

May’s edition has the regular gossip page for manufacturers and distributors of security products, by magazine MD Roy Cooper; four pages of ‘spending the budget’, how businesses and the public sector is using security products and services; and four pages of new products and service launches.

We also feature communications – whether drones, as used by police forces to aid operations such as at football matches; or control rooms, both topics that we’ll cover in the next couple of editions.

To start reading the May magazine online, click here. If you’d like to subscribe to a print copy, just email your postal address to If you’d like to view past editions online, visit the ‘magazine‘ part of the website.

Photo by Mark Rowe; street art, London.


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