Posts Categorized: July/August 2017

Modular surface mounted high security

Offering the ultimate flexible security solution, HESCO TERRABLOCK provides the ideal way to ensure protection for events Used to protect work places, venues, remote utilities and critical infrastructure, HESCO TERRABLOCK can be easily and quickly constructed utilising local resources with HESCO Technical Support providing you all the support you need throughout your project, from design… Read more »

Rooting out homegrown terrorism

Timothy Compston looks at what it is that causes individuals to become radicalised Over the past few years the level of terrorist attacks worldwide has been on the up and the West – UK, mainland Europe, US, Canada and Australia – has been very much in the sights of radical Islamists who believe in a… Read more »

Resilient railways

Professor Chris Kemp explains how innovative design and staff development makes railway stations resilient to attack In today’s climate of evolving terrorist attack methodologies, the key to successfully reducing the impact and success rate of the perpetrators is to stay one step ahead of the aggressor. With so many recent attacks focusing on major transport… Read more »

What price security?

Paula Mathers thinks it’s time that some consideration is given to the pay of security personnel Having worked in the security industry for many years now, I’ve been fortunate to experience many sides of the role; I’ve managed the staff, I’ve written assignment instructions and I’ve been the client. I’ve worked with building site staff… Read more »

Threatwatch: Africa

Matt Henman, Jordan Anderson and Martin Roberts report on the growing issues in the region and the groups posing a threat Al-Shabaab Founded in 2003, al-Shabaab is a militant Islamist group based in Southern and Central Somalia. The group has consolidated its position over subsequent years to become the dominant actor in the country, controlling… Read more »

Dawn of the NeoCity

Anthony Tucker-Jones discusses with Chester Kennedy, BRIDG CEO, Florida’s brand new high-tech facility and its top-secret work ATJ: The opening of your headquarters at NeoCity, Osceola County, Florida earlier this year was heralded as one of the most advanced fabrication labs in the world. What was the impetus for Florida putting itself on the high-tech… Read more »

Hologram innovation

Dr Mark Deakes considers current developments in security holography in the face of worries about fake identity documents While the production of identification documents is a global business, estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year in revenues for designers, producers and manufacturers, the cost of fraudulent passports, driver’s licences and pass… Read more »

Facing up to cyber threats

Simon Davies on best practice to avoid the risk of cyber attack Cyber attack has been identified as one of the four highest priority and most pervasive of risks faced by the UK – the others being international terrorism, international military crises and major accidents or natural hazards. Data is now vital to everyday business… Read more »