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The power of a high-vis jacket

By Abby Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security

Most of us grew up learning that if we wanted some directions or needed help we should go and ask a policeman.  Times however have moved on and we now tend to find ourselves looking for someone carrying a clipboard or wearing a high-vis jacket.  It’s incredible the level of confidence a high-vis can instil in your average member of the public.
13 March 2019/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (1454)/Comments (0)/
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A new solution for vehicle and driver access identification

Nortech introduce driver ID tags

People and vehicle access control specialist Nortech are now offering long-range vehicle and driver identification tags to grant seamless access to approaching vehicles.


They are now offering long-range vehicle and driver identification tags to grant seamless access to approaching vehicles. Their design is to accompany the popular TRANSIT reader range from Nedap, the tags are ideal for use in staff car parks, for priority vehicle control, industrial site access control, fleet and parking management.

15 February 2019/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (1669)/Comments (0)/
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Security and facilities management: the people element

The modern-day environment is affecting security jobs in a plethora of ways.

Steven Moore, MD of security UK, Atalian Servest discusses how the face of security provision is changing, and cost is an ever-important factor that influences customers, meaning they tend to expect more for less.
29 January 2019/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (1876)/Comments (0)/
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Why aren’t we more prepared?

The security industry has been quiet on the impact of Brexit so far - it's time we took notice

I find it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit.  Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in the PM’s plan or think she is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtably the topic of the moment and will remain so for some time to come.  Yet collectively the security industry remains relatively mute on its potential impact – which could be significant.

 

09 January 2019/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (3575)/Comments (0)/
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Cash attacks driven down by intelligent partnerships

A unique partnership between G4S, the police and SaferCash is cutting crime and protecting cash couriers.

Cash transportation is essential to the economy and the vast majority of businesses could not function without it, but as this attack - just one of many - shows; delivering cash can be a very dangerous business. Attacks have reduced considerably over the last decade; in 2009 there were 1060 offences, compared to an average of 200 offences in recent years, however 2017 saw the first increase in offences since 2009.
10 October 2018/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (3050)/Comments (0)/
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