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A Recipe For Disaster – The Risk of Eroding Margins
Graham Tilly, Managing Director of Risk Management Security Services, discusses eroding margins in the security industry, the dangers this poses to companies and how this phenomenon has started to impact mobile patrols and keyholding services. One service area that has certainly been appealing to many companies from within the security sector is that of keyholding and alarm response. However, why is the industry now, once again, starting to reduce prices and undermine the British Standards that are claimed to be adhered to by most security organisations. The standard model for a keyholding a...
Smart support – how networked video can assist in suicide prevention
Lucas Young, Business Development Manager, Transportation, Axis Communications, examines the ways in which networked camera technology can support existing suicide countermeasures and prevention in a rail environment. There are almost 300 suicides on the UK’s rail network every year. Each one of these tragic incidents seriously affect those involved and will have a lasting impact beyond the immediate event. Train drivers are often forgotten in the horror of the episode as the focus turns to comforting friends and family, with many drivers experiencing PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) a...
Mark Hobden – 6 Common Mistakes that Security Companies Make
In his first blog for Infologue.com, Mark Hobden, Business Continuity and Compliance Manager for Ultimate Security discusses what he believes are the 6 most common mistakes that security companies make. Mistakes are often made by individuals within the security industry, I am not referring to disciplinary related mistakes made by staff or trivial errors like being an hour late for a deadline, but mistakes that can have an impact upon our business and the service we provide to our clients. This article will be an overview of a selection of mistakes that often occur within our industry. By no m...
Why Security Companies Should Be Thinking About Lights.
In his first blog for infologue.com, John Keohane, CEO of Verde LED, highlights how LED lighting can help businesses not only by reducing costs but also help from a security point of view  “The LED Lighting industry has changed a lot since we started Verde LED back in 2010, at that time we had to educate people about LED Lighting.  It wasn’t as prevalent in the commercial environment as it is now.  Back then, LED lights were mainly used as indicators and for other niche applications, but we could see there was going to be this change in the industry. This seismic shift came when the in...
Peter Webster - Chief Executive of Corps Security
Peter Webster – What the Interserve Situation teaches us about the future of the security industry
By Peter Webster, Business Consultant "For many years I have been concerned that the security industry has become increasingly commoditised as multi-service contractors offer security as just another part of a bundled package. To me, security is a specialist service that needs to be recognised for the key role it plays in providing protection for our lives and businesses. It should not be treated as just another service, for when it goes wrong, the consequences can be very serious. "In March we saw the problems at Interserve cumulating in them going into administration and being acquir...
Bob Forsyth – Diversification is the Art of Long-term Sustainability
In his latest blog for infologue.com Bob Forsyth,  Chief Executive Officer at Kings Security writes:  "Every company in every sector has to diversify its offering to be competitive and offer continuous value for money and innovation to its client base. This statement has never been truer than within our sector in recent years. With the continued march of margin challenge, increased legislative costs, the pressure on resourcing our teams, and the current political situation causing delayed investment decisions, businesses need to have the long-term approach in mind with continued investment ...
Paul Barnard – The new walls of Cyber Security
In his first Blog for infologue Paul Barnard, Security Risk and Mitigation Director at Ward Security discusses the new virtual walls of security, the ever-evolving threats and the importance of regularly testing the robustness of your business to avoid being exploited by cybercrime. He writes: "Walking through the City of London you could be forgiven for missing out on a show of history at every corner as you gaze up in wonder at the new glass skyscrapers housing people and businesses who keep that trade going. You could easily miss a large group of people congregating on a sunny patio out...
Carl Palmer – Creativity in the Security Industry
In his latest blog for infologue.com Carl Palmer, Exec Chairman at CIS Security asks: "Have you left room for creativity in your security business? There is an increasing need for laterally thinking creative talent in every aspect of the security industry: "It goes without saying that the security industry is a very different place, even from what it was 10 years ago. Everyone thinks about security now, and they think about it with regard to many more areas of their lives than they used to. Criminals and terrorists are more inventive than ever, operating with a high degree of expertise in...
David Ward – Protecting our businesses from Cyber attacks
In his latest blog for infologue.com David Ward, CEO at Ward Security writes: "Cybercrime is a growing threat not only across the UK but across the globe. In a global criminal world, investigations are more complex than ever, with cybercrime-related activity rising by 14% last year. But whilst we consider Cyber as a threat from criminals from afar, we should also be cognisant of threats from Insiders whether that’s malicious or accidental, insiders are capable of inflicting severe loss or reputational damage. "Cybercrime is essentially any crime that takes place online. While you may in...
An Interview with Ken Palmer, Founder of CIS Security
Disclaimer: The views in this interview are those of Ken Palmer, and are not representative of Infologue or associated businesses. CIS is on the brink of an impressive 50 years in the security business. To celebrate this milestone, Ken Palmer, (father of Executive Chairman & OSPAs Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Carl Palmer), who founded CIS back in 1969 shares his memories of the inception of the business, and the factors that influenced the direction CIS has taken over the years. He also talks about how licencing has affected the industry and ponders the potential fallout of the...
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