This week’s planned auction between bidders for the security services group was pretty much a non-event.
The company says it is moving ahead to implement its vision of truly touchless and frictionless security.
Q3 Services Group has expanded its range of self-delivered services to include security.
Covid-19, with or without formal lockdowns, has left many organisations with property that is sitting unused, or all but. How do they ensure it stays safe?
You may have thought it was all over, but the group's future won't be resolved until sometime next week.
The two-year agreement builds on a relationship that stretches back two decades.
The new service features SIA-licensed front of house staff who also have 5-star hospitality skills.
Samsic UK has been appointed to provide security services for Charnwood Borough Council in Leicestershire.
Stanley has deployed a technology-based guarding solution for its new client, delivering significant savings.
Incentive FM has completed its recent SIA Approved Contractor Scheme audit, achieving a top score.
Mitie Security has teamed up with the independent charity in an innovative partnership to help keep communities and businesses safe.
Kings Secure Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Midlands-based security services and monitoring business.
The parcel delivery group has appointed Kings Secure Technologies on a multi-site guarding contract.
The security services group has rebuffed the persistent Canadian acquisition offers and instead struck a deal with its low-key American suitor.
The Canadian group has returned with a final offer in its bid to acquire G4S.
Axis Security has been awarded a £1.2m security services contract by the property group CEG.
The new contract covers provision of maintenance and security services for the lingerie and swimwear retailer.
The US-headquartered Allied Universal Security Services has tabled an offer to acquire the G4S group.
Axis Group has been appointed to provide integrated cleaning and security services for seven shopping centres.
The vacant property specialist has landed two OJEU-tendered public sector contracts.
The specialist security services provider has launched a ‘working in the new normal’ service review offer for new and existing customers.
The buyer says this will enable it to meet increasing demand from customers for information-led security solutions.
The company’s new offering integrates traditional reception and hosting services with building security.
A second North American security group is expressing interest in a possible deal to acquire G4S.
Having put a 'firm offer' on the table, the Canadian company is now seeking to open talks with G4S investors.
The healthcare plan provider has awarded a contract for the protection of its four office buildings in Andover and Winchester to Hampshire-based Venture Security.
Early in 2019 Montreal-headquartered GardaWorld launched a bold plan for the acquisition of G4S. But that came to nothing within a matter of weeks.
OCS is on-site delivering security services for the University of Gloucestershire.
New white paper highlights the benefits of integrated access control systems to help organisations transform security and operations, but stresses that existing barriers are preventing adoption.
Property manager Workman has named Axis Security to provide services at two buildings in the City of London.
The service brings together Mitie Security's suite of technology solutions into a single smart and seamless package.
Carlisle Support Services has landed a three-year contract with Saputo Dairy UK, covering its Kirby site.
Despite an uneven performance stretching into next year, the global security market looks set for good growth according to new research.
The London headquartered Hyde Housing Association has signed up five service providers to a four-year security services deal.
One strange and worrying fact emerging from the current pandemic is that security has one of the highest death rates of any occupation. New research explores the reasons why.
The industry has launched a campaign to highlight the essential role that security officers play in public life and to increase respect and recognition for their capabilities.
The Hampshire headquartered security services group has been awarded a new and expanded contract with a leading owner and developer of central London property.
Jane Farrell, Sodexo's head of security for UK and Ireland, is only the seventh women to be admitted to the Register since it launched in 2011.
Corps Security has hired an archivist to review and catalogue the records of its 161-year history.
Corps Security has joined the return-to-work services market with the introduction of new tools to support organisations as they look towards 'business as usual'.
In a first for the sector, Mitie Security has successfully piloted virtual accredited training modules.
Mitie Security is helping businesses in the battle against the spread of coronavirus with the launch of a new suite of fever-screening solutions.
Incentive FM has become nationally accredited on the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.
The soft services provider, headquartered in Bolton, has launched an offer to supports its local business community during these difficult times.
The British Security Industry Association is calling on the government to clarify the status of its members in the face of possible lockdowns and the impending closure of UK schools.
ABM UK has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Chris Middleton as director of security.
Property management company Workman has awarded an integrated cleaning and security services contract to Axis Group.
Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office.
Axis Security has been re-appointed by Daiwa Capital Markets Europe to provide manned guarding and reception services at the investment bank's head office in London.
Hawthorn Leisure has signed a new nationwide agreement with Secure Empty Property Ltd.
Bidvest Noonan has acquired the security-only contracts held by Incentive FM Group's Lynx division.
Mitie Security has assisted its client in achieving the 'Secured Environments' accreditation for its global HQ in London, only the second organisation in the City of London to achieve this status.
The FM group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Northampton's Criminal and Corporate Investigation team.
The Leyland-based facilities services provider has announced the appointment of Simon Hawkins as operations director of security.
The security services specialist has announced the introduction of a new business division, specifically designed to help customers improve risk and threat management.
Churchill Group's specialist security solutions provider has relocated and enhanced its core security control hub.
The Coventry-based building support services contractor Regent Samsic is to rebrand as Samsic UK.
The Dumfries-based business, only two years old, specialises in rapid-deployment mobile security services including portable CCTV systems.
The Stockholm-headquartered security services group has declared a new ambition: to double in size by 2023.
The Security Industry Authority has launched a campaign to promote safer workplaces for security staff.
Corps Security has renewed its contract with Walsall College for a further five years following a competitive tender.
London City Airport has awarded the provider a two-year contract extension on its existing security services deal.
ISS Australia has extended its security contract with Brisbane Airport Corporation for a further three years, continuing a 20-year partnership.
The services provider has landed a three-year renewal of its multi-site security contract with insurance group Allianz.
The Andover-based security services firm has been awarded a contract by English Heritage to look after Stonehenge.
Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a three-year contract to provide manned security and stewarding services to the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Registers of Scotland has awarded the firm a three-year contract to provide security services at its Edinburgh offices.
Security Monitoring Centres Limited has completed the refurbishment and re-fit of its Nottingham-based alarm receiving centre.
Mitie has won a three-year security services contract with the Bank of England, following a competitive tender.
Mitie has won a five-year contract to provide technology-led security services to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
Cordant Security has been awarded a two-year contract extension covering a range of security services at Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside.
Wednesday sees Corps Security, the top 15 ranked UK services provider, hosting an innovation day designed to highlight the benefits of 'joined-up' technology for client organisations.
The Glasgow-headquartered security services company will provide front-of-house, keyholding response and out-of-hours mobile patrols for the landmark Grosvenor Building.
Corps Security has won a five-year, £18m contract to provide security services to Tata Steel Europe across the UK.
Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver security services for London's O2 arena.
The group has confirmed plans to separate its security and cash handling operations which will enable each business to unlock substantial value and opportunity, it says.
The Montreal-headquartered security services company, which last spring said it was contemplating a bid for the G4S group, has itself been majority acquired.
Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a three-year contract for the provision of guarding services for the Royal Veterinary College.
Kingdom Service Group has confirmed the acquisition of Dunedin Facilities Management Ltd, an East Lothian-based security company.
Mitie Security has announced the acquisition of Global Aware International Group, a provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions.
The insurance services group has appointed fire and security systems integrator Evolution to protect its buildings and people across the UK and Europe.
The security services specialist has won a three-plus-two-year contract to provide services to French international bank BNP Paribas in London.
Eighteen leading security companies have joined forces in order to better support the City of London Police in times of major crisis or emergency incidents.
The Dubai-headquartered Transguard Group has signed an agreement with the British Embassy to provide security services for locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Two divisions of the Incentive FM Group are in the news today, one with a multi-site contract win and the other with the introduction of a specialist team.
Canada's GardaWorld Security Corporation has announced that it will not be moving forward with any plans to make a cash offer for the G4S Group.
TC Facilities Management is reporting the January win of a guarding and mobile patrol services contract with property advisers Avison Young.
The Warrington-based soft services provider has been appointed to provide security services to Queens Square Shopping Centre in West Bromwich.
The BBC has awarded the group a new three-year contract that covers security services across the broadcaster's UK estate.
Churchill Group's security business has been appointed to provide a range of services at Millennium Point, the city's landmark meeting and events venue.
In response to market speculation, Montreal-headquartered GardaWorld Security Corporation has confirmed that it is in the preliminary stages of considering a cash offer for G4S, either the group or a part of it.
Carlisle Support Services has been named as a security provider on the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework.
The services provider has successfully renewed its multi-site security contract with logistics group Wincanton.
The security services company has mobilised its most recent contract, providing a range of support to British American Tobacco across multiple locations in the south of England.
The security services group's Risk Consulting business has been appointed to advise the International Cricket Council on operational and strategic risk issues.
Lancashire County Council has awarded a four-year security services contract to the Burnley-based specialist.
Security solutions provider Wilson James has confirmed an expansion of its services relationship with INEOS, one of the world's largest suppliers of chemical and oil products.
The Bromsgrove-based security services provider won an initial contract at CEMEX's flagship cement plant in Rugby, having been identified via the client's 'mystery shopper' tour of regional industrial sites.
Incentive FM's security business, Incentive Lynx, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a range of services at The Cube.
The firm is to be the official security provider for the Heathrow-hosted British-Irish Airports EXPO 2019.
VPS, the property security group, has combined two divisions which are now operating under the new banner of VPS Security Services.
Lodge Security has acquired Ladbroke Security Services, a £2.25m business operating primarily in London and the Southeast.
The security and logistics specialist has appointed Sam O'Dwyer to the newly created role of strategic director, aviation services.
The security services specialist has announced that Shaun Kennedy will become UK country president and managing director during 2019.
The security services provider has been appointed at a landmark 5.4 acre commercial, residential, retail and leisure development in the heart of London.
The Axis Group's front-of-house division has been appointed to a combined security and reception services contract at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London.
The Westgrove Group has been chosen to supply security services to one of the North West's leading business parks.
The Leeds-based security, risk management and FM group has acquired Aberdeen-based service provider Apardion to expand its national capabilities in the corporate security sector.
Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a place on the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation framework for the provision of security services.
The intelligence-led security division of Churchill Services Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore's Concorde Security to collaborate on the development of smart security solutions.
The FM group has added a new risk consultancy offer to its Professional Services business.
The group's security business has been awarded two contracts worth a total of £5m per year.
The results of a pan-European survey point to an increased appetite to shift physical security systems to the cloud to access big data insights and meet business objectives more readily.
The security division of Churchill Services Group has announced a strategic partnership with The Senate Group focused on developing intelligence-led security solutions.
Cordant Security has been appointed to provide a range of security services at Shakespeare's Globe, the iconic theatre based on Bankside, London.
Mitie has announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Vision Security Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Compass Group.
The security group has announced its acquisition of R&R Frontline Services and R&R Frontline Services UK.
Lodge Security has extended its relationship with the retail group, with the award of a guarding services contract for stores and distribution centres throughout the UK.
Wilson James has been appointed as the new provider of aviation security services at Belfast International Airport.
Incentive FM Group's Lynx security business has been awarded a new contract at the landmark site in the City of London.
Mitie's security business has been awarded two contract extensions, together worth £12m per annum.
The security services provider has merged its Midlands, North and Scottish business regions into a single, combined Northern Region headed up by Marc Bannister.
The national security services provider has acquired the Milton Keynes-based guarding and patrol specialist.
Axis Security has won a new contract to provide manned guarding services for the university's London estate.
Northern Ireland's largest independently owned security company, Mercury Security Management, has expanded its portfolio of retail clients with the award of a new contract at Market Cross Shopping Centre.
OCS has agreed a two-year contract extension with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Ward Security has been appointed to manage the security of Paternoster Square in the City of London.
The British Film Institute has awarded a three-year security contract to Carlisle Support Services.
Kings has recruited Andrew Finlayson as its new senior business development manager in London.
ExcluSec Security has emerged from a competitive tender with a new contract to provide services at the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh.
Churchill's security services division has been named preferred security provider for the energy company Gazprom Marketing and Trading.
Carlisle Support Services has kicked off a new three-year security contract with the ACC Liverpool Group.
Interserve has been appointed as the single principal supply chain partner for a force-wide security services framework at West Yorkshire Police.
Cleaning and security provider Templewood Services has announced the acquisition of LCC Support Services, one of the UK's largest independently owned contract cleaning specialists.
The services group has launched its new security brand, Amulet, along with a refreshed business strategy focused on adding value.
Lisburn-headquartered Mercury Security Management has won a new contract to provide services at Almac Group's Charnwood campus in Leicestershire.
Ashridge Group has been appointed to manage security services for a major energy provider as it re-commissions two compressor stations located in Cambridgeshire.
A refreshed deal sees Axis Security continue to provide security services at the new Rathbone Square development in Central London.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has added another year to its security contract with the services provider, pushing the end date out to 2020.
Cambridge-based Dardan Security has won a two-year contract at Cambridge University's purpose-built data centre.
Kingdom has confirmed its appointment to deliver a range of security services for Cromwell, a major supplier of tools and equipment.
Kingdom Services Group has continued the pursuit of its expansion ambitions with the acquisition of Keyline Chartered Security.
Corporate Facilities Services has emerged from a competitive tender with a new contract to provide security services at Hythe Marina Village.
Spending on Internet of Things technology is growing, in FM and beyond; and spending on security systems and services around IoT technology is following the same track.
Showsec, the security services group that specialises in events and venues, has won a three-year contract to provide services at the Royal Highland Show.
Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded the FM group a two-year security services contract.
The Peterborough-based security and fire systems solutions provider has won a three-year contract covering 420 sites.
As the Department for Work and Pensions makes the transition to a new estates and FM services model consulting firm WSP has been appointed as Security Technical Advisor.
Ward Security has been appointed to provide concierge and guarding services for British Arab Commercial Bank.
One of South Africa's leading cities is reversing its reliance on outsourcing as it moves to bring security services in-house. Cleaning will be next.
The University of Hull has awarded a three-year security contract to AM Services Group.
Trigion Security Services has won the contract to provide security at The Hive in Worcester, Europe's first joint public and university library.
G4S Secure Solutions has won a contract with the Department for Work and Pensions to provide security services for an estate of over 700 properties.
ISS has signed a four-year contract to continue providing security services at Melbourne and Launceston for Australia Pacific Airports Corporation.
The property development and management company has appointed Axis Security to deliver services at Ropemaker Place, a key building in its City of London portfolio.
The Institute's latest guidance note is designed to help facilities management professionals evaluate risks to their buildings and decide what they should do about them.
BBC Studioworks, the broadcaster’s commercial arm which runs the former White City studio complex in London, has awarded Pilgrims Group a contract to provide a range of security services.
The Dublin-headquartered FM services provider has bought London-based Ultimate Security for an undisclosed sum.
Cordant Services says it is continuing to grow, citing a string of contract wins over the past three months.
Investment firm Blackstone has awarded Ultimate Security Services a three-year contract extension at London's Chiswick Park, worth over £1m a year.
The group's Belgium business has won a six-year contract to provide security services at Brussels Airport, one of Europe's busiest travel hubs.
The security services provider has amalgamated its City of London and Southern business regions to create what it calls "a £65m operational powerhouse" spearheading targeted expansion.
Security services provider Pilgrims Group has been awarded a new contract covering six premises across the UK for the broadcaster.
The Axis Group has won a "significant" contract to provide the security service and a supporting receptionist role to the front of house team at international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges in the City of London.
Ashridge Group has won a three-year guarding contract covering a city centre site in Leeds and two in central London.
Axis Security has been awarded a new three-year contract at Stockley Park, the 155-acre commercial development conceived in the mid 1980s and now widely regarded as a major feature of the West London Corridor.
Trigion Security is reporting solid new business growth for the second quarter, in line with its plans for "substantial" growth in 2017.
Jane Farrell, newly appointed as Head of Security at Sodexo, has become the first female Chair of the International Professional Security Association in its 59-year history.
The support services group has been appointed to provide security and reception services at Epping Forest College in Essex.
The Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed Trigion to deliver a range of integrated security services, including electronic systems, manned guarding, concierge and reception cover.
Cordant Security has been awarded a two-year contract extension at retail group Matalan.
The property management firm has awarded a new contract to CIS Security, adding an additional portfolio with a services value about £6m.
The Cordant Group's security business has been appointed by Florette Salad Ltd to provide services at two UK sites.
The group says its City Class offering recognises that organisations in high-profile cities increasingly require heightened and more sophisticated security measures.
English Heritage, the charity that cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites around the country, has appointed ISS to deliver security services.
Mitie's security business has secured a three-year contract extension with DP World Southampton, a major container terminal.
The security services group has been appointed to provide security and logistics support at three Tate Museum sites.
The move follows Bob Forsyth's eight-year tenure as MD of Mitie's security services business.
McBride plc, the UK-based provider of private-label household and personal care products, has extended its initial one-year security services contract with Pilgrims Group for a further two years.
Incentive FM's Lynx Security business has been appointed to provide a range of security services at Battersea Power Station in London.
The security sector is a place of change these days, as cost factors on the one hand and technology developments on the other drive new solutions to customer needs.
Ultimate Security Services has renewed its contract with property investment group Land Securities for another three years, in a deal worth up to £37m.
The security services provider now has teams on-site at two properties, following its appointment by BNP Paribas Real Estate.
TC Facilities Management has been appointed to deliver cleaning and security services at the retail development in Kingston, Surrey.
The global scientific and research charitable foundation has appointed Ultimate Security Services on a three-year integrated service contract.
Corps Security has launched a new service designed to fully integrate manned guarding and electronic technology in a tailored package that promises to deliver significant cost savings and operational efficiencies.
Cambridge-based industrial equipment supplier Domino UK has appointed Trigion to deliver security services, building on an established relationship with Trigion's sister company, Facilicom.
Oltec FM has expanded its existing relationship with Manchester Metropolitan University, with the award of a new contract to provide security and manned guarding support to the in-house team.
The Buckingham-based facilities services provider has won a three-year security contract at Manchester's Bridgewater House.
The Surrey-headquartered security services provider has won a five-year deal with business advisors PwC.
A white paper commissioned by the British Security Industry Association has established the importance of making purchase decisions based on quality rather than initial purchase price alone.
Axis Security has been appointed to provide manned guarding services to one of London's most iconic landmarks, St Paul's Cathedral.
The University of South Wales has awarded the soft services specialist a three-year security services contract.
The commercial property consultant has appointed Axis Security to provide a range of services at eight properties in the North East of England.
Emprise Services has been awarded a three-year contract to provide manned security services for London's Camden Market.
Specifying the right types of security services in the right places and at the right levels of quality just seems to get more and more challenging in the uncertain world we live in.
Trigion Security Services has won a manned guarding contract with the Select Plant Hire division of construction group Laing O'Rourke at a large site in Oxford.
A new report from market research firm Mintel paints a picture of a UK manned security sector that is doing well in some parts but feeling the pressures of change and challenge in others.
The security services provider has won a new contract with insurance group Allianz covering two sites in Birmingham.
Integrated Security Consultants has been appointed to provide security services to Six Storeys, a new venue in the heart of London.
Churchill Services, already providing cleaning to Bradford College, has also now been appointed to deliver security.
Building materials group Knauf has appointed Trigion to provide security services at its Sittingbourne site in Kent.
The security services specialist has won a manned guarding contract with Batt Cables at its Erith, Kent, site.
Kent-headquartered Brooknight Security has been appointed to provide manned guarding services at all Homebase stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as the UK distribution centres.
Whether you are a viewer, a visitor, a student or a customer, every service provider these days is focused on more than just the transaction: instead, it's everything that goes into 'the experience'.
Integrated Security Consultants has been awarded the control room management contract at Building Six, the O2 Arena's stand-alone superclub.
Carlisle Support Services has been selected as a supplier under the London University Purchasing Consortium framework for the provision of security services.
Beaulieu's world-famous International Autojumble, held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum in the New Forest National Park, took place in September with security services provided by Trigion UK.
Carlisle Support Services has been appointed by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to deliver a range of services at New Cross Hospital.
Axis Security has been appointed to provide a range of services to 163 sites managed by property consultancy JLL.
Ultimate Security has landed a four-year extension to its security services contract at London's Tower 42.
Competence of staff and getting the supplier to deliver on the terms of the contract are the two main challenges businesses face when outsourcing their security services, new research shows.
Compass Group UK & Ireland's security business has won a one-year contract with the London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime to deliver Project Griffin training.
At Oltec FM, more than a thousand security personnel have now completed environmental best practice training.
The BBC has awarded Interserve a two-year extension on its contract to provide security services, a deal worth more than £20m.
AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America have finalised their merger, forming Allied Universal, a company with a full national reach.
Universal Protection Services, the largest security provider in the United States, has extended its service offer with the launch of a robot that provides real-time video and audio communication linked directly to a manned control centre.
The Kuwait Ministry of Interior has awarded a two-year contract to G4S for the provision of enhanced security at Kuwait International Airport.
Broadgate Estates has appointed Ultimate Security Services to provide manned guarding at two developments, More London and London Bridge City.
TCFM's security services business has been awarded three contracts in the Home Counties and East Anglia.
Incentive Lynx Security, part of Incentive FM Group, has made two senior appointments designed to support its growing portfolio and at the same time targeting its next phase of development.
The service provider's contract with Barnsley Hospital has been extended to cover security services in a new three-year deal.
Cordant Services has been awarded preferred supplier status following a competitive tender with Carillion Rail.
The security services provider has been awarded a new five-year contract at Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire, the largest power station in the UK.
Trigion Security Services has been appointed to provide security at properties in Savile Row, as well as Berkeley Street and Duke of York Street, London, by the managing agent.
The St Helens-headquartered services group has acquired the Indian security company Capital Guarding Services, a 500-strong business based in Kerala.
Weston Facilities Management, the Cwmbran-based company headed by Simon Weston OBE, has signed a national contract with hire group Speedy Services.
Transport services group National Express has awarded a three-year contract to Cordant for security services at locations throughout the UK.
Weighing up needs and possible solutions to devise the most effective security strategy is not a simple thing, and seems to be getting less so as security technology becomes increasingly sophisticated.
The Dublin-based services group has extended its security operations with the acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company and TSG Security.
The Northern Ireland Civil Estate has awarded G4S FM a two-year contract to deliver FM services at more than 200 of its locations.
"The biggest threat to security is believing that no threat exists." That was the key message from Kenneth Upham, counter-terrorism security advisor for Greater Manchester Police.
Wiltshire Police has appointed the security services group to provide guarding at major crime scenes throughout the county.
A leading insurance company based in the City of London has eliminated its 24/7 manned guarding requirement following the implementation of new technology by Trigion Security Services.
The energy provider has awarded a five-year contract to Cordant covering provision of manned security services to the UK portfolio.
Events and venues specialist Integrated Security Consultants Ltd has been awarded the contract to provide security services at the recently opened Victorian Bath House in London.
Compass Group UK & Ireland's security services business delivered year on year revenue growth of 13.3% in 2015, as well as signing a number of 'significant' new contracts.
The long-promised review and revision of the regulatory structure for the UK security industry has moved forward a step, sort of.
NuGen, the nuclear power station development company, has awarded a three-year security services deal to Mitie.
The security services specialist has been awarded a five-year contract with the Open Championship.
G4S has signed a five-year, multi-national security services deal with the Chinese telecommunications technology giant.
The post-Paris Brussels lockdown was a difficult and challenging situation. If any good came out of that, it might include the fact that security procedures at many organisations were put to the test.
Mitie has been awarded a three-year security services contract covering Scottish & Southern Energy's full UK portfolio.
London Business School has appointed Cordant Security to supply a range of services at its main site in Regent's Park, central London.
The facilities management company has been awarded a three-year security services contract with one of the busiest trust ports in the UK.
The facilities management group has been awarded a two-plus-two-year contract covering 24-hour security at all of the utility company's UK sites.
In a deal that illustrates where the security industry is headed, ie adding major technology capabilities to the traditional manned guarding solution, Securitas is to acquire Diebold's electronic security business in North America.
The British Institute of Facilities Management and vacant property management expert Orbis have launched a new property management survey.
TC Facilities Management's security services division has been appointed to provide manned guarding services to a new Grade A office development in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
The global security services group has published its 2020 vision for the UK business and in conjunction made what it says is one of the most significant investments in the UK security industry for decades.
Facilities and property management provider Bellrock has become one of the first companies to be certified to the revised ISO 27001:2013 standard.
One of Ireland's largest support services groups has signed an agreement to acquire the local Security Services Division of Brink's, the international security group.
Magenta Security has won the guarding contract for the Royal Parks, extending a relationship first established in 2007.
Mitie's total security management business has struck a partnership deal with Fujitsu that brings together cyber security and building monitoring.
The security company has been appointed by BP to deliver emergency response control room services across the North Sea business, building on an existing manned guarding and reception services contract.
CE Facilities Services has acquired Octavian Security UK in a move designed to boost the company's integrated FM capabilities.
Mitie has been awarded a three-year security services contract at Eggborough Power Station.
The National Gallery has appointed Securitas as its partner to manage some visitor facing and security staff services.
Corps Security has landed a renewal of its contract for civilian manned guarding and CCTV monitoring at a number of UK military bases.
The fashion and homeware retailer has extended its contract with Cordant Security for a further two years.
G4S has signed a 10-year contract with EDF Energy to provide security services for the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset.
Securitas has announced the creation of a new specialist team intended to play a vital role in driving the security firm's strategy to integrate traditional guarding solutions with evolving technologies.
The security services provider says it beat off 'stiff competition' to win a new contract with property investor Peel Group.
BSI has published BS 16000 Security Management: strategic and operational guidelines.
Incentive Lynx Security, part of the Incentive FM Group, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide security services at 30 St Mary Axe, The Gherkin, in the City of London.
Cards are the present, and even more so the future. It's quite possible to imagine the day when paying by cash will be the exception, possibly even unacceptable.
Sodexo has achieved the National Security Inspectorate Guarding Gold standard for its security control room services.
The Scottish support services company has been appointed as security provider to William Grant & Sons distillery in Girvan.
Sodexo Ireland has been awarded Qualsec Platinum, the highest accreditation given by the Irish Security Industry Association. Sodexo is one of only six member companies in Ireland to achieve this status.
Wilson James has been appointed to provide manned guarding services for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation at two sites in the City of London.
The security group has won a multi-service contract with aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
Securitas has signed a long-term partnership contract to provide security and reception services to the University of Hertfordshire.
Servest Security has won a three-year contract to provide reception, manned guarding and mobile patrols to 11 properties in the UK.
The services provider has appointed Rachel Parker as its Regional Director of London and the South East for its total security management business.
Sodexo is the first FM company in the UK and Ireland to receive formal recognition for the planning, support, management and delivery of security services at the company's head office in Holborn, London.
Servest Security has been appointed to provide guarding services for the final system-wide Crossrail project.
Integrated Security Consultants has been awarded a five-year contract to supply CCTV and radio channel controllers to The O2 arena, London.
The outsourcing group has retained a multi-million pound security services contract with Fujitsu, one of the UK and Ireland's leading IT systems, services and products companies.
Securitas has been awarded the contract to provide security at Europe's busiest ferry port.
Security services group G4S and VPS, the vacant property specialist, have teamed up to launch what they are calling 'an unparalleled new solution' in the vacant property services market.
Data centre operator Interxion has awarded Mitie a three-year security services contract.
The St Helens-headquartered security services provider has acquired its Birkenhead-based rival, the CDO Group Ltd.
Mitie's total security management business has renewed its multi-million pound contract with the international train operator.
A recent industry roundtable, organised by Incentive FM Group, took on the tough issue of margin erosion in the UK contract security sector.
Property manager Cushman and Wakefield has awarded Axis Security a three-year contract to protect 10 Finsbury Square, a new office building in the City of London.
Kingdom Security has acquired Sunwin Managed Security, increasing its manned guarding workforce by almost 650.
Advance Security has rebranded as Cordant Security and simultaneously announced that it will be recruiting an additional 350 staff to support existing and new clients.
Axis Security has been awarded the manned guarding contract at Gallagher Retail Park, based just outside Coventry.
Do the security services you pay for add value to your organisation, something that goes beyond the terms set out in the contract?
The outsourced security guarding services market is approaching £5bn in size, having grown in recent years despite an uneven economic recovery. That growth is expected to continue, at an increasing rate.
Security can easily be seen as a cost rather than an investment. But an effective strategy, which considers how to best protect an organisation's assets and infrastructure, and mitigate risks, can save time and reduce overheads.
Daiwa Capital Markets Europe has appointed Axis Security to provide manned guarding and CCTV monitoring services for the investment firm's City of London-based European headquarters.
Worldwide demand for contract security services will increase 6.6% per annum, climbing towards a total market value of $331bn in 2018.
New research suggests that the UK's regulated security sector has remained static in terms of turnover, holding more or less steady at just over £3bn for the past year.
Mitie has announced the launch of a strategic partnership with Facewatch, the online crime reporting and networking service.
A series of recent contract wins has seen the security services provider exceed its annual sales target in the first six months of its financial year.
That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the rapid pace of development in security technology is undeniably opening up doors for greater integration and new applications.
BP has appointed Wilson James to deliver manned guarding and reception services across all of the group's sites in Scotland.
Vinci Facilities has awarded a new three-year contract to OCS to provide manned guarding services for Welsh Water.
Jeff Little has joined Mitie's total security management business as an advisor to the board.
Rodrigue Zbinden looks at how hosted security solutions such as access control systems can support facilities teams in dealing with the challenges of the 'new normal'.
Rodrigue Zbinden considers the evolving role of access control systems and their benefits beyond the traditional use as a security technology.
Ian Osborne looks at the challenges awaiting facilities managers faced with the complexities of GDPR compliance.
Darren Hyde offers a top-ten to ensure the safety of your people and property in a world where challenges seem to grow steadily.
James Clark looks at what you should expect from a vendor when it comes to large electronic security system projects.
John Allen explains how IoT enabled access control solutions can deliver security and business benefits for almost any organisation.
Consumer electronics have changed people's expectations and that change is filtering down to slower placed, traditional sectors such as security. So, what should you expect from the security industry asks Derek McLean.
Richard Jenkins looks at the challenge of balancing security needs with personal freedoms.
James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association, discusses the importance of planning for safety in an increasingly dangerous world.
The modern retail experience is about so much more than a simple transaction. It is no longer enough to have the product a customer wants and sell it to them. After all, they can buy goods that way on the internet.
Waiting to pay in a restaurant, where their electronic payment system had gone down, and seeing the old, paper-based vouchers, I thought about how things have progressed, saving time, improving security and removing the paper.
Ever since the development of the first mechanical lock, the question has been asked as to whether it is better to rely on people or technology for one's security. Stephen Green says the answer is self-evident.
Gregory Blondeau considers some of the lessons learned during the Brussels lockdown imposed following November's attacks in Paris.
Security technology is developing fast, and client expectations are rising at the same time. The challenge for system providers and operators is, can they keep up? John Davies looks at some of the issues and opportunities.
Vacant commercial property is a headache for any property owner or manager. David White explains the challenge and some new solutions.
Terry Cheese, one of MITIE's customer service gurus, says outsourcers and clients must collaborate to maintain and improve service delivery.
Stuart Lowden, Managing Director of Wilson James, explores what the future may hold for licensing and how the industry is helping to shape change.
Mark Cosh, Director at 24/7 property protection specialist SitexOrbis, reports on best practice.
Paul Burchfield, Managing Director at SSS Management Services Ltd, considers some security solutions that shine a light on the future.
Many businesses are still not putting in place policies for the secure management of confidential data, warns the UK's largest on-site destruction company.
Steve Garton offers advice and tips for FMs who find security being added to their brief as corporate economic and personnel resources come under increasing pressure.
Derek Hall asks, can this be true? Some commentators claim that new technological developments will result in manned door security becoming obsolete in the not too distant future.
Michael Charlton-Weedy writes: Businesses are at risk now more than ever before with globalisation, network integration and climate change, let alone political instability.
Nigel Forbes writes: The end of 2004 saw the Security Industry Authority announce some changes to key dates for the Regulation of the Private Security Industry. Regulation and licensing in England and Wales now become law on March 20th 2006.
Keith Munden looks at how the Disability Discrimination Act affects facilities managers and how they have been largely left high and dry by security equipment manufacturers.
Thursday the 17th is Thank Your Security Officer Day, a Corps Security initiative timed explicitly to coincide with the international week of recognition, Security Officer Appreciation Week.
As the country continues to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, security officers have a vital role to play in keeping communities safe and helping to keep critical national infrastructure going.
The BBC's 2019 drama The Capture, about a young soldier accused of a crime he denies, feels particularly pertinent for these times of tumultuous politics and rapid technological advancement.
Retail centres are feeling the squeeze as customers place an ever higher value on their shopping experience. Paul Thrupp argues that the time is ripe for FM to step in as a central component to reviving the retail sector.
When it comes to cyber security, we are fighting a perception, potentially fuelled by the suppliers of stock photos, that hackers are fantastically smart, well resourced, highly (and predictably) motivated and dressed in hoodies.
Are the personnel who clean your facilities really who they claim to be? There may be more chance that they're not than you think. Security vetting needs to be improved across the professional cleaning industry, says Chris Parkes.
The way that central government contracts are allocated, awarded and serviced has, for a long time, been a cause of deep concern for me.
Over recent years technology has developed rapidly and with so many different types of solutions available, it can often be tough for facilities managers to find the right one to suit their needs.
In the bundled vs single-service debate there are some who feel that the single-service security provider can offer more expertise in the area of security and that FM providers can too often be ‘jack of all trades, master of none’.