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Welcome Sarah!

Sarah Reid is our new Business Development Manager. Sarah is joining our fantastic team at Alarm Response and Keyholding, helping to secure homes and businesses across the UK and ensure the safety of family and employees. We are thrilled to have Sarah join us, aiding...

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Post Lockdown Security – Are You Prepared?

Image: The Times Now that the Prime Minister has announced the final lifting of all social distancing restrictions, and has essentially given the green light for larger amounts of people to enjoy indoor hospitality and to attend large-scale events, Counter Terrorism...

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Top 10 Security Tips for Closed Businesses

If you have been instructed by the government to close your business in line with the Covid-19 guidanceor you have chosen to close, it is a good time for you to review your security to reduce the chances of yourpremises being targeted by opportunist thieves, or your...

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Welcome… Simon Dobell MSyI

ARK would like announce that Simon Dobell has joined the team as our Customer Relationship Manager. Simon joins Alarm Response and Keyholding with 34 years in the security industry. Simon began his career as a security officer and has since held all roles including...

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Pub Security Advice During Euro 2020

Pub Security Advice During The Euro 2020 Football Tournament   With England making it to the knock-out stages of The Euro 2020 Football Championships, and a year after the tournament was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans will be as eager as ever to...

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Lone workers and key holders: are they properly protected?

In the UK there are now in excess of 1.5 million alarm systems. Unless you are using a keyholding company, each system should have at least two key holders assigned to it if connected to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) or some form of remote manned centre. At any one...

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Living Wage Week

Living Wage Week

We signed up to the Living Wage foundation as we believe that its important to pay the right money to attract the right people to our business to help to drive up the standards in the security industry. If you're not already a member, why not take a look at it...

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SIA Enforcement News

SIA Enforcement News

The SIA have been successful with a number of prosecutions;Door supervisor with illegal home-made ‘licence’ sentenced to curfewRonald Gleave, 36, of Cheyney Walk, Crewe, was sentenced at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on 22 September. He had pleaded guilty at an...

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SIA Virtual Learning

SIA Virtual Learning

The SIA's virtual learning pilot has been a success and they are confident that the virtual delivery of qualifications is robust and doesn’t compromise the integrity of licence-linked qualifications. The awarding organisations: Laser, Highfield, NOCN, Pearson, BIIAB...

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Another inspired appointment by the SIA?

Another inspired appointment by the SIA?

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has appointed Michelle Russell as Acting Chief Executive. Michelle will take up the role on October 19 following Ian Todd’s departure from the SIA. Michelle is currently the SIA’s Director of Inspections and Enforcement....

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G4S steps up fight against hostile takeover by Canadian rival

G4S steps up fight against hostile takeover by Canadian rival

Security company G4S stepped up its fight against a £3bn hostile takeover from smaller rival GardaWorld on Monday as it highlighted the resilience of its earnings despite the coronavirus pandemic. In an attempt to persuade investors that a 190p-a-share offer from the...

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SIA announce new licence-linked qualifications

SIA announce new licence-linked qualifications

On the 18th September the Security Industry Authority announced the results of their review of qualifications needed for the private security industry. The briefing covers the topics included in the licence-linked qualifications:  The Common UnitDoor...

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