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Jamie Horastead: The shocking upsurge in retail crime: it can be confronted and substantially reduced

The latest British Retail Consortium annual report on crime makes worrying reading.  Retailers are suffering from an epidemic of fraud and theft, both from staff and the public.  The increase in criminal gangs targeting higher value items in greater volume is further aggravating the dire situation.  
Just as retailers look forward to the best trading conditions in years, can anything be done to push back the rising tide of crime?

Sam Orbaum: Safety Information for Security Personnel - Body Armour and Protective Gear

Sam Orbaum, Body Armour Engineer at SafeGuard Armour discusses the importance of utilising the correct type of body armour protection for front line workers within the UK security industry.

Patrick Dealtry: Lone Working - a risky business

patrick-dealtry-bsia-lone-workerPatrick Dealtry, Chairman of the British Security Industry Association’s Lone Worker Section, discusses changes within the lone worker market as well as organisational best practice when it comes to putting effective safeguards in place to ensure the safety of those working in isolation.

Faraz Nasir: Aviation Analysis

faraz-nasir-g4s-bsiaFaraz 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.

Simon Adcock: Influencing the future of CCTV standards

simon-adcock-bsia-cctvSimon Adcock, Chairman of the BSIA’s CCTV section, discusses how technological innovation within the CCTV sector is driving the need for development in legislation, regulation and standards. Influencing change in these arenas to the benefit of industry practitioners is a key function of the British Security Industry Association, and there’s never been a better time to get involved.

Richard Moore: Skills for Security lands in India

richard-moore-skills-for-security-indiaRichard Moore, Commercial Director of Skills for Security (SfS) - the skills body for the private security sector - compares the private security sector in the UK and India in light of a recent trip to New Delhi where he took part in a Security Skills and education conclave.

James Kelly: Reflecting on a successful year

james-kelly-bsia-chief-executiveThis month saw the BSIA host its Annual Lunch and AGM, providing Association members with a valuable opportunity to gather together and celebrate the successes of the past 12 months, otherwise known as a ‘committee year’.

James Kelly: Looking ahead to IFSEC 2014

james-kelly-bsia-chief-executiveWith IFSEC International fast approaching, the British Security Industry Association has revealed its activity plan for this year's exhibition and conference, which makes its London debut on 17th – 19th June. 

Mike Sussman: 5 Access Control Technologies to watch in 2014

mike-sussman-access-control-bsiaLast year saw a big rise in integrated systems in the security sector and 2014 looks set to follow this pattern with a number of technologies and trends coming to the fore. With integration of different security, IT and building services coming together, Mike Sussman, Chairman of the Access Control section for the British Security Industry Association, discusses how 2014 looks set to be a year of evolution rather than revolution.