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David Ward of Ward Security explains how sharing information is essential to counter the growing terrorist threat The security industry has not stood still since the highly co-ordinated and devastating Paris attacks of 2015. A study was initiated by the ...

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Investigation in to tragic incident at Liberton High School continues

Further to this week’s tragic incident at Liberton High School, where a 12-year-old pupil died on Tuesday (1 April) after a freestanding wall collapsed on her, the main school building has been closed pending the completion of a Police and ...

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Top tips for looking after your vacant facility over the Christmas break

With the Christmas holidays starting in earnest in the next fortnight, a vacant property service provider is warning property owners and tenants to be more aware of the security of their properties over the festive break. Many of our 24,605 ...

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Serco faces exclusion from government contracts after evidence of fraudulent behaviour emerges

Global outsourced service provider, Serco faces having its UK government contracts terminated after investigations reveal signs of fraudulent behaviour by Serco staff operating under a government prisons contract. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the directors of Serco – the ...

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OCS captures Boston in HD

International total facilities management provider OCS has won the contract to upgrade Boston Borough Council’s CCTV system. Under the contract, which was won following a rigorous European OJEU tender process, OCS will replace the existing fibre optics system with a wireless system, ...

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Study reveals widespread European support for CCTV

The value of electronic and physical surveillance – and its implications for civil liberties – are controversial topics. The debate about CCTV surveillance in UK towns and cities shows no sign of abating, and this concern was reflected by the Government ...

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KBR collars Met Police facilities integrator contract

  KBR, a global engineering, construction and services company, has been awarded a contract by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to provide facilities management integrator services to the Metropolitan Police Service. The contract, awarded after a competitive process, ...

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Spending watchdog nabs Home Office over police procurement inefficiencies

Police forces in England and Wales could make greater savings by working together to improve their buying power for essential goods and services according to a new report. The National Audit Office (NAO), Parliament’s public spending watchdog, found that although the ...

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Nviro adds crime scene cleaning to its new £3m Hampshire Police contract

Cleaning contractor Nviro, has won a prestigious three–year, £3 million+ contract with Hampshire Police, comprising its prior contract duties cleaning Hampshire Police premises but now also includes the specialist cleaning and sanitising of crime scenes. The cleaning and facilities management service provider successfully ...

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New police ICT company to drive down costs

A new company has been set up to help police forces to improve their information technology and get better value for money from contracts.

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