Your guide to the UK Security Industry


The UK government has launched a new strategy called Counter-Drone...


The UK government has launched a new strategy called Counter-Drone to safeguard the public from ..

Government pledges to hire 20,000 more police officers


Dept for international trade launches new Security Export Strategy


Home secretary hosts five eyes security summit


TDSI promotes British Exporting Excellence as an Export Champion


Security manufacturer partners with UK Department for International Trade to offer advice and as..

UK Threat level system updated


Political and economic uncertainty compounds Brexit fears


The Threat from terrorism in the EU has become more complex

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The UK still faces an ‘unprecedented’ level of threat, despite arrest numbers falling


2019 Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery Launch Event


Thursday, 21 February 2019 - The Central Criminal Court (Old B..

Meet Telescopic Mast at IFSEC 2019 stand #IF1235


For the third consecutive year, we will be at the UK’s and Europe’s leading security event IFSE..

Springtime at SPS


SPS Alarms and Smoke detectors help convict arsonist Our swift response to an alarm activat..

DVS introduce the Rapid Deployment CCTV Mast from Telescopic Mast


DVS introduce the Rapid Deployment CCTV Mast from Telescopic Mast to the UK Security Marke..

How small firms can protect themselves against cyberattacks


When the employee of a small e-commerce company downloaded an email attachment one evening two y..

Spring dance


Some 160 people enjoyed the 17th Worshipful Company of Security Professionals’ spring dance at t..

Progress of the 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Programme


Progress of the 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Programme This report examines how effecti..

Another life saving hero at SPS


While we are always proud of the team here at SPS, every so often, they exceed our expectations...

Master’s Report February 2019


The Christmas and New Year festivities now seem a distant memory - the ..

Harper Morgan now working with the proven Value Builder System™


Harper Morgan, an award winning management consultancy dedicated to the security industry is wor..

Crime survey latest


Crime – at a total of 10.7 million offences estimated for the year to September 2018 – is c..

GDPR will make its mark


With GDPR from May 2018 changing the way many businesses operate and several high profile data b..

A big thanks to everyone that helped us raise over £7500!


Throughout 2018, #TeamDVS pooled together to plan and host a number of charity days/..

Christmas retail theft issues identified


The risk to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before, according to the Lodgic I..

Success at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards


Harper Morgan, the leading management consultancy dedicated to the security industry is..

Axis and Genetec partner to offer enhanced data encryption capabilities


Through its partnership with Genetec, Axis now offers three solutions to safeguard video data th..

Annual bravery award


The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals’ (WCoSP) annual dinner was the occasion for the..

Christmas campaign


Counter terrorism police have launched their biggest-ever winter advertising campaign to the pub..

Retail fraud study


Most, 60pc of retailers in Europe saw an increase in fraud in the past year. With online fraud o..

Canon to increase its ownership in Axis


Axis majority owner Canon today announced a share purchase agreement that will result in Canon h..

Annual Dinner 2018


By kind permission of the The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Alderman Charles Bowman, The Worshipful Com..

Cyber threat to weapons


As weapons become more software dependent and more networked than ever, the United States ..

Axis awarded full SBD membership


Axis Communications has been awarded full membership of Secured By Design (SBD), part of the Pol..

Heathrow Airport Limited fined £120,000 by ICO for “serious failings” in data protection


Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office ..

Bupa fined £175,000 by Information Commissioner’s Office for “systemic data protection failures”


Bupa Insurance Services Limited (Bupa) has been fined £175,000 by the Information Commissioner’s..

Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost


A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to curr..

New high-end bullet cameras show exceptional detail at any distance


More and more industries are demanding surveillance cameras with high zoom levels in order to id..

New 4-in-1 camera offers a 360-degree view in all lighting conditions


Axis Communications has announced AXIS P3717-PLE Network Camera. The multidirectional high image..

Smart Buildings and Access Control


A TV that turns on when you enter the room. Blinds that close when you go to bed. A front door t..

HikCentral – A Central Management platform


At Hikvision, they always strive to develop and deliver the absolute best products and complete ..

Heathrow's tech trial puts an end to you taking liquids out your bag


Computed tomography (CT) scanners are being trialled at Heathrow airport. The result? You won't ..

GDPR compliance


The role of your employees in remaining GDPR compliant is crucial, writes Joe Hellerstein (https..

SSAIB’s auditors admitted onto the Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals


Tavcom Training, operator of the Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (h..

Crime latest


Thefts are on the rise, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS (https://www..

National professional body for cyber sec established - combines 17 orgs - just as gov criticised for


A grand Alliance of 17 leading UK organisations impacting cyber-security has been formed in resp..

ADI Global Awarded UK Distributor of the Year


Integrated security manufacturer TDSi ( has awarded ADI Glob..

See you next year IFSEC! Another successful show for DVS


IFSEC 2018 We would like to thank all our customers who made the journey to IFSEC and ..

DVS Proves the Sky is No Limit in Fighting Blood Cancer


A Cardiff based company will prove the sky is no limit when it comes to supporting their chosen ..

Axis launches cloud-based managed services platform to extend security service providers’ and alarm


In a further development of its cloud-based services, Axis Communications has today launched AXIS Gu..

Terrorism arrests rise by 17% in past year according to latest Government statistics


The number of arrests being made by counter-terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17% in the..

Axis expands access control portfolio with launch of network door controller for large-scale install


Those organizations requiring large-scale access control installations, whether in terms of advanced..

GDPR: time running out?


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will overhaul how organisations store, secur..

Wavestore and Salto Integrate


A technology partnership formed between SALTO and Wavestore is enabling operators to instan..

GDPR day


Friday, May 25 marks the biggest change to UK data protection law in a generation, says the..

Grey space discussion at IFSEC 2018


“Grey space” is the term used to label the undefended areas between security protected zones. In..

Wavestore and Facit aid GDPR compliance


Wavestore and analytics experts Facit Data Systems have formed a technology partnership to help ..

NSI appoints new Head of Standards


The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has appointed Robert Conlon as Head of Standards. I..

Liveryman Lunch


As the name suggests, the Liveryman Lunch is the only function in the Company’s events calendar ..

Axis awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation


Compliance with UK government backed scheme highlights Axis Communications’ dedication to mitigate c..

IFSEC reveals taster of Keynote Arena line-up


IFSEC International ( organisers have announced the first..

“Halfway house” National Security Capability Review “a cause for concern” states Joint Select Commit


The importance of a robust and coherent process in setting the National Security Strategy (NSS) ..

The Linx International Group to Deliver Security Management Programmes at New SIRA Training Centre i


The Linx International Group to Deliver Security Management Programmes at Ne..

Manchester suicide bomb review


What went well – and what didn’t – has been set out in an independent report into the emergency ..

Company’s Spring Dance


Some 140 members and guests of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals ( WCoSP (https:/..

UK consumers at risk of fraud because British bank security 'seriously lagging behind international


UK consumers are being put at risk of fraud ( because..

Tavcom provide a Northern Training-Hub


Tavcom are delighted to announce that we have introduced a Northern training-hub, b..

ST18 Midlands raises charity cash


A bumper £3600 was raised during the first Security TWENTY event of 2018, ST18 Midlands (ht..

Motorola announces intent to acquire Avigilon


Motorola has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Avigilon. “This acqu..

Distributor DVS announces new sales starters


DVS has announced the appointment of three new starters to its sales team with two new External ..

Security predictions for the New Year


As the end of the year approaches, what have we learned in 2017 and what can we expect of 2..

WCoSP Carol Service


Once again we were very privileged to be able to hold our Company Carol Service in The Cha..

Terror attacks review


The public response, like that of the police who reacted promptly to each 2017 UK terror at..

Hanwha Techwin and TDSi technology partnership enhances the value of Access Control and Video Survei


Video surveillance specialists Hanwha Techwin and access control experts TDSi, have successfully..

WCoSP Masters Report


Master's Report - November 2017 Lord Imbert. It is with great regret and sadness that I r..

Harper Morgan to deliver security status service


Security consultancy Harper Morgan has signed an exclusive partnership with Highlight to i..

Cyber Security – “The bad guys are really, really good at what they do”


This year’s IoD Digital Strategy Summit was held in central London. One particularly thoug..

Network service


Harper Morgan (, the security management consultancy, has signe..

Too many bosses still in the dark about new data protection rules


With only months to go until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into ..

Harper Morgan secures exclusive partnership to deliver Highlight to the Security Sector


Harper Morgan secures exclusive partnership to deliver Highlight to the Security Sector Har..

PC Wayne Marques receives prestigious City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery 2017


British Transport Police (BTP) officer PC Wayne Marques – who confronted three knife-wielding te..

WCoSP Annual Dinner 2017


The Master, Wardens, Liverymen, Freemen, Members, Apprentices and guests gathered for the C..

Regulation review is welcomed by safety bodies


Safety experts have welcomed the publication of terms of reference for the review of building re..

Data Protection Bill


As featured in the September 2017 print issue of Professional Security magazine, the Westmi..



The GDPR will require a wholesale reassessment of data protection for the UK’s millions of CCTV ..

ST17 raises charity cash


Diners at the Monday night networking dinner before the Security TWENTY conference and exhibitio..

IFSEC 2017 REVIEW – Axis


Dominic Jones, Marketing Manager Axis Northern Europe reveals how IFSEC 2017 was a success ..

IFSEC 2017


IFSEC International ( returns to London’s ExCeL this week, over the T..

Organised crime report


Organised crime is a term that has leverage: once a problem has been labelled as ‘organised crim..

WannaCry Was the Work of Lazarus Say UK Spies


British officials appear to have come to the same conclusions as several IT security vendors: th..

One year to GDPR


The new European Union general data protection regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force..

UK threat level critical


The threat level from international terrorism in the UK was raised, from ‘severe’ to the highest..

Why Physical Security Should Be as Important as Cybersecurity


Many businesses spend vast amounts of time and money — and rightly so —focused on fi..

UK’s largest and most advanced experience centre opens to showcase best-in-class intelligent surveil


Demonstrating the latest applications for IP camera and access control technologies, global le..

Security & Counter Terror Expo


3-4 May 2017 At Olympia, London The UK's leading national security event Security & ..

ST17 Ireland


Professional Security Magazine is pleased to bring you Security TWENTY 17 Ireland Conference an..

Access control mitigation


The physical security and locking product manufacturer Abloy UK is advising companies to secure ..

Reality of GDPR


For the past few years a regulation has been plaguing the minds of businesses everywhere – EU GD..

Duty of care and Westminster terror


Companies are now paying more attention to the safety of their staff and their operations in suc..

Private health firm fined £200,000 after patients’ confidential conversations revealed online


Private health firm fined £200,000 after patients’ confidential conversations revealed online ..

84% of small businesses call for intelligent video surveillance as existing systems fail to protect


Research shows owners of retail, office and hospitality businesses seek smarter technolog..

Security TWENTY 17 Confrerence & Exhibition


It's Four Weeks Until Security TWENTY 17 Midlands ..

6 trends in video surveillance to watch out for in 2017


In 2017 we see video surveillance continuing its growth trend for security, as well as for retai..

Top trends in security tech to expect in 2017


The shops are super busy and, depending on which hemisphere you live in, it’s either time to tur..

UK Security Outlook Report 2016


The UK’s security industry plays a vital role in supporting Britain’s national security and pros..

Investigatory Powers Act


The Investigatory Powers Act, which has been given royal assent, has got short shrift from priva..

Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery


The City of London Sheriffs’ 2016 Award for Bravery was presented to Dr Matthew Smith on Novembe..

IFSEC new venture


What IFSEC organisers hailed as a ‘new chapter’ in the exhibition’s 42-year history was announce..

What works to protect retail


The most effective form of loss prevention is to use customer service, advises RAC (Retailers Ag..

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