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Fine art, lousy thief

This footage shows a man attempting to put a 2 foot (0.6 meter) by 1 foot (0.3 meter) picture under his jumper, before simply walking out of the Castle Fine Art Gallery in Birmingham with the picture under his arm. Gallery staff confronted him outside the shop moments afterwards...
Hadrian Technology
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The non-security uses of CCTV recommended for retailers

Hadrian Technology is advising retailers to prioritise security in their stores as CCTV systems can now not only offer surveillance but also give valuable insights into shopper behaviour – as well as debunk fraudulent ‘slips and trips’ claims. The company recommends that...
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Christopher Whitting joins Hanwha Techwin

Christopher Whitting has been appointed by Hanwha Techwin Europe as Business Development Manager for its Smart Security Manager (SSM) Enterprise software platform. Christopher has had a sales career within the electronic security sector spanning 20 years, during which he has been...
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Apprenticeship option offered in schools

Good news for the security industry this week as schools in England are to be required to give vocational routes as much time as academic subjects to help students who want to land apprenticeships. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said ministers wanted to “level the playing...
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Multi-sensor fire detection for students

For some lucky university students, gone are the days when they would reside in ramshackle accommodation in the less salubrious parts of towns and cities. Damside in Lancaster is a £3m five-storey studio development with 79 apartments designed with stylish, modern interiors....
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Kings Security officially opens academy

Finding that good engineers were in short supply, Kings Security decided to take the plunge and invest in an academy where they will train their own apprentices. Kings has now taken a total of 60 apprentices and the latest intake of 19 was selected from over 1,000 initial...
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Euralarm briefing on market driven standardisation

One of the top priorities of the European electronic fire and security industry is to establish a functioning internal European market. The industry, represented by Euralarm, wants to ensure that the European fire safety and security industry fulfils its potential to contribute...
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Dedicated Micros in UK enters administration

Change is on its way according to information coming out of AD Group.  A company statement says: “On 18 March 2016, a newly formed company Aghoco 1389 (to be renamed NV) acquired all of AD Holdings indebtedness of some £4.7m to Barclays Bank and Mike Newton. AD Holdings was...
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Meet the installer – Robert Truesdale

Robert Truesdale is the Fire and Security Systems Manager at Securi-Guard Fire and Security in Plymouth. Areas of expertise for the company include intruder and fire alarm systems, CCTV, access control and fire extinguishers. Do you use a distributor or buy direct from...
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Code of Practice certification scheme launched

The Surveillance Camera Code of Practice provides guidance on the appropriate and effective use of surveillance camera systems by relevant authorities (as defined by section 33 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) in England and Wales who must have regard to the code when...