David Allison, CEO of BSIA member Octaga Security Services Ltd, discusses the importance of security awareness in today’s world.
It still amazes me that with the global terrorist risks that society faces and the increasing lengths that saboteurs and individuals with malicious intent go to, to disrupt, damage or bring disrepute to companies and organisations, that security awareness is not always given proper consideration.
Craig Swallow, Chairman of the BSIA's Lone Worker Section, discusses the importance of considering lone worker safety in a world where staff are more mobile than ever.
The lone worker section at the BSIA is a relatively young section, reflecting the fact that the topic of ‘lone worker security’ is still fairly nascent when compared to the longer embedded aspects of the security industry such as manned guarding, access control or CCTV. My company, SoloProtect Limited, is one of a handful of companies that recognised the growing need of businesses to consider lone worker risk some 12+ years, ago but the market has accelerated over the last five years…why would that be?
Kaba ltd was founded in 1862 in Switzerland, looking back on 150 years of history the company has now become a leading global brand in the private security industry, employing over 7500 staff in more than 60 countries worldwide and offering their thousands of customers innovative and reliable security solutions.
Craig Swallow is Managing Director of SoloProtect Limited, a company he founded in 2003 (originally named Connexion2 Limited) to focus specifically on helping clients address the risks associated with having lone working staff. Craig came up with the idea for a discreet personal alarm that incorporates GSM and GPS technology but designed to look like a regular ID card in 2001.
2013, the company was acquired and new investors (Kings III, Dallas, Texas) have supported the development of SoloProtect in the UK, mainland Europe and in the USA. The company now employs over 100 staff dedicated to the passionate delivery of value added solutions to all manner of clients.
Faraz Nasir, Risk Analyst at G4S Risk Consulting – a member of the British Security Industry Association’s Specialist Services Section - gives a comprehensive overview of the aviation industry’s current climate and how the recent attacks in Egypt have affected security.
Body armour can incorporate a wide range of products, from bullet proof helmets to stab proof vests. Tom Bowman, Communications Director of SafeGuard Armour, explains the vital considerations to make when choosing a solution.