User Accounts Activated

We have now introduced a user account system to the UK Security Directory. What this means is that when you register a company for inclusion in the directory you will no have to set up an account first. This will give you more control over your listing and enable you to make...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013
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Secure Your Home This Christmas

The Christmas period every year sees a rise in burglary’s across most of the world that celebrate it. It’s a busy time for most people, leaving houses unattended for longer periods of time than normal. Everybody’s out getting Christmas present’s or out...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013
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Project Security Lose Approved Contractor Status

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have announced, via their website, that Project Security UK Ltd have lost their Approved Contractor Status (ACS) following convictions for ‘security offences’ at a Doncaster, Magistrates’ Court. According to the SIA press...
Posted On 13 Dec 2013
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ATM PIN Number Reversal – Bad To Know

I’ve recently spotted on Facebook and various other social media platforms an email that is doing the rounds giving advice on what to do if your mugged or robbed while at the cash machine/ATM. The contents of the email are completely untrue as I will explain, but more...
Posted On 11 Dec 2013
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The Rapid Expansion of The Private Security Industry

While studying for my degree in Security & Risk Management I was assigned a task to discuss the possible reasons for the rapid expansion of the Private Security Industry in recent decades discussing the various developments that have evolved in theory, policy and practice. It...
Posted On 20 Nov 2013
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Close Protection Officer App Review

Today I’m going to be reviewing a smart phone app specifically designed for Close Protection Officers/Operatives (CPO‘s) that has been out for a few months now. The app is simply titled CPO and claims to provide “relevant industry information for those who are...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013
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Security Jobs Goes Live

The UK Security Directory is excited to announce our latest project: Jobs For Security. Jobs For Security is the latest addition to the UK Security Directory network and will provide a vital portal for security operators to seek employment vacancies within the UK and abroad,...
Posted On 16 Oct 2013
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Vote of No Confidence in the Security Industry Authority

A few months ago I reviewed a book written about the Close Protection industry; Close Protection: A Closer Observation of the Protection Equation. In this book the author, Richard Aitch, openly criticises the lack of standards set by the Security Industry Authority within the...
Posted On 03 Sep 2013
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Top 10 Apps for the Modern Close Protection Officer

Today I’m going to list a few apps that I use on my iPhone to aid me in my work as a Close Protection Officer. As modern technology advances so too does it’s uses, but it’s important to realise that technology should be no substitute for knowledge. The apps I am...
Posted On 26 Aug 2013
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Bodyguard: The Reality – Part 2 of 2

Following on from part 1 of this article I will now talk about what to expect once you have completed your Close Protection Training, and have received your Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. This is a loose guide, as circumstances are always different, however it should...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013
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