Your guide to the UK Security Industry


The Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulation (PECR) sit alongside the Data Protection Act. They give people specific privacy rights in relation to electronic communications.

There are specific rules on:

The PECR restrict unsolicited marketing by phone, fax, email, text, or other electronic message. There are different rules for different types of communication. The rules are generally stricter for marketing to individuals than for marketing to companies.

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SIA in qualification review

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has begun what it describes as a wide ranging review of the license linked qualifications. The UK private security regulator has widened the scope of this work to consider not just the mandatory qualifications it requires, mainly for door staff, contract security guards and public space CCTV operators, but how to support the industry to address the skills and knowledge needed by operatives, over their careers and across the private security industry. The review will also look at assessment processes to ensure the integrity of the qualifications achieved.

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Online cyber diploma

A ‘cyber academy’ has launched #ProjectThankYou in an effort to make the UK more cyber resilient.

The London-based Global Cyber Academy, delivering formal accredited, online Diploma education to working-adult students, begins with its first cohort of UK-based students this October. The Academy will be providing a flat 40pc course fee reduction for every single UK Blue Lights or Armed Forces application – including for veterans.

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Delivering knowledge

The Delivering Knowledge Academy was established to provide our customers with an intimate CCTV training experience with the goal of familiarising attendees with installing and managing the latest security technology on the market. Our full day courses are designed by the award winning DVS Ltd Technical Support team and the technology developers themselves, HIKVision.

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The Register of Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP)

For many years, the security systems industry has been unregulated, often resulting in poor levels of service. The need to address training, probity and safe working practices is increasing, linked with the demand of raising industry standards.


How to balance effective with acceptable

How to balance effective security with acceptable, more humane security was a question for the University of Warwick academic geographer Prof Jon Coaffee , who spoke twice at the recent UK Security Expo 2016 in London.

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Data protection data

Data protection and the regulatory framework: preparing for EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the consequences of Brexit is the title of a morning seminar in London on Thursday, April 27.

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