Fire & Security Industry News Round-up 16/03/2018


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This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover a joint security strategy for UK & Saudi Arabia, future strategies in the Physical Security Business, latest acquisitions by Securitas and more…
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Joint security strategy for UK & Saudi Arabia

United Kingdom & Saudi Arabia have confirmed and reinforced the relations between the two countries, and committed to developing a deeper and more strategic partnership to enhance mutual interests. Both sides reiterated the importance of the defence and security relationship for mutual security and regional stability. They celebrated a defence partnership of over half a century of cooperation on issues such as countering terrorism, developing joint capabilities and strengthening regional security. The two countries have also agreed to increase cooperation on aviation security.

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(Security World Hotel, 14/03/2018)

Future Strategies in the Physical Security Business

In the latest research by Memoori on Physical Security Business, their specialists analysed 3 main businesses that make up the physical security market; sized and compared their structures and given an overview of the competitive landscape. Built on this they have identified and analysed the 5 most important factors that will determine future strategies. This will require strategic alliances to be formed between companies across all the Building Automation Services and will have a major impact on the routes to market. Now is the time to get involved.

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(Memoori, 12/03/2018)

Newest acquisitions by Securitas

Securitas has announced two new acquisitions, one either side of the Atlantic, the first being the division Kratos Public Safety and Security from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. in the States, and the other, Alphatron Security Systems, further strengthening the company’s technology capabilities in the Netherlands.  These transactions mean that Securitas has now already made five acquisitions before the completion of the first quarter of 2018. “This acquisition supports Securitas´ global strategy and strengthens our position as the global knowledge leader in protective services”.

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(Security World Hotel, 12/03/2018)

The success of college apprentices in a national engineering competition

A college-led skills competition for apprentices has been hailed a huge success by industry leaders, after four students won a sponsored place to a prestigious national engineering competition. New College Lanarkshire hosted its annual Electrical Fire and Security Skills Challenge to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week from 5-9 March. Over 30 Electronic Fire and Security modern apprentices competed in the two-day challenge, travelling from as far as Aberdeen and Dumfries to attend the specialist facilities in the College’s Motherwell Campus. They were challenged with taking on a variety of tasks in two stages – fire alarm installation and intruder alarm installation.

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(Security News Desk, 13/03/2018)

IFSEC 2018: Security summits and masterclasses

Europe’s largest annual security trade show will take place at London Excel in June, 19-21. Cityforum and London First are co-hosting two half-day security summits to coincide with the London IFSEC exhibition this year. The agendas for the two morning summits are designed to address threats and responses in a number of key areas with which the UK and others are now grappling.  Perhaps most importantly, it has been designed to develop rational and potential lines of action in response to the safety, security and resiliency consequences of many developments at the heart of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution.’

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(IFSEC Global, 13/03/2018)


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