Posts Categorized: March 2018

Working efficiently

Evan Butler-Jones examines the latest technical, tactical and political developments in defence logistics for 2018 A lot has changed in a short amount of time in the defence industry. Next-generation equipment, such as the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is growing in scale and complexity, requiring new and intensive… Read more »

The secret to stadium security

Paul Dodds explores how stadium security teams can broaden their strategies and collaborate with city stakeholders by using flexible and connected security solutions Some of the biggest events in the world are held at city stadiums. Whether Olympic games, world-championship football matches, highly anticipated concerts or massive cultural gatherings, these events draw crowds by the… Read more »

Who watches the watchers?

Loch K Johnson examines the importance of safeguarding democracy against the dark side of Government An experiment in the United States designed to introduce accountability (“oversight,” in the political science term) into the hidden domain of intelligence agencies is now in its 43rd year, having been initiated in 1975. All democracies have had to wrestle… Read more »

Behind bars

Stephen Smith looks at technology trends in prison security, and the part integrated security management systems (ISMS) play Keeping prisoners and prison staff safe is a pressing concern for the UK’s Ministry of Justice. Barely a week goes by without a suicide or violent incident being reported in a system that appears overcrowded and underfunded…. Read more »

Out of sight, out of mind

Jaz Vilkhu considers the growing aesthetic significance of hostile vehicle mitigation measures for planners and architects The terror threat posed to the public has evolved dramatically over the last 12 to 18 months. Large-scale, meticulously planned bomb attacks have given way to vehicle assaults targeting pedestrians. Concrete blocks and barricades, largely temporary measures, have been… Read more »

Lines of Communication

Rob Green explains how two-way radios enable private security and public safety personnel to do their jobs more effectively The private security industry embraces a wide range of roles across a large number of sectors. Front-line security roles include manned guarding of assets, protecting cash and valuables in transit, security management at venues and events… Read more »

Pay-per-click security

Roy Dovaston outlines measures companies can take to protect themselves from click fraud It has been reported that Uber recently filed a lawsuit against digital advertising agency Fetch over claims of click fraud; the fraudulent clicking of a company’s online ads to deplete their daily advertising budget. Frequently seen in the pay-per-click advertising world, this… Read more »