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Common Security Mistakes Businesses Make

Common Security Mistakes Businesses Make

Improve security in your business by avoiding these common mistakes   Crime affects around a third of UK businesses annually, many being victims’ multiple times. It is a significant barrier to success and prevents a lot of businesses from investing and growing and can...

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What should you do after a burglary?

What should you do after a burglary?

The steps to take after a burglary at your property.   Burglary is one of the most common types of crime in the UK, there were 422,870 burglary offences recorded by the police from the Crime Survey the year ending March 2019. This is a 3% decrease on the previous...

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Corporate Manslaughter/Homicide Act 2007

Corporate Manslaughter/Homicide Act 2007

Is the Safety of your Staff Worth £1 per day?   It’s as simple as that, is the safety of your staff worth £1 per day. It’s probably worth a lot more than that, when you think about it. So that ask another question, why allow your staff to be exposed to dangerous...

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Shiny new website!

Shiny new website!

Our new website was built on the foundation that the more information we about our services the better the website will be.   All the pages, on the new website, provide detail of what ARK can do for its customers and how they go about it. It has a brand-new look...

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Unlicensed manager prosecuted

Unlicensed manager prosecuted

For lying to SIA. Irfan Dogan, the owner of Cobra Security Services has been prosecuted for providing false information regarding his expired licence, during SIA investigation. In October last year, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) began an investigation into...

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2018 Living Wage Week

2018 Living Wage Week

Living Wage increases, Our employees jump for joy!   The Living Wage increase announced by Living Wage Foundation charity, based on what it believes people need to live in the UK. All across the UK employees are enjoying a pay raise, as the real living wage...

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ACS changes published by SIA

ACS changes published by SIA

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the ACS changes from the latest review of its flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. ACS changes have been published the changes will take effect on 1 April 2019,  the...

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Logo update for ARK

Logo update for ARK

We are proud to announce our new logo, with a new website coming soon. The new logo was approved by the board of the Asset Protection Group in September 2018. The new logo has been developed in tangent with a new website, which will be coming soon. Alarm Response and...

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Fraud Guard caught

Fraud Guard caught

A  man who claimed to be a security guard who committed identity theft and fraud jailed for five months On Thursday 6 September, at Woolwich Crown Court, Kazeem Oladimeji of Bromley pleaded guilty to an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 of fraud by false...

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Join us at (ACS) Approved Contractor Scheme events by SIA

Join us at (ACS) Approved Contractor Scheme events by SIA

The SIA is hosting a series of events to explain in detail the outcomes of the Review of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) in 2018. As previously reported the SIA have begun to review their qualifications in private security and are now hosting ACS events and...

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SIA begins Private Security Skills & Qualifications Review

SIA begins Private Security Skills & Qualifications Review

Security Industry Authority (SIA) reviewing licence-linked qualifications. The regulator has widened the scope of this work to consider by not just the mandatory qualifications. As well as now focusing on how to support the industry to address the skills and knowledge...

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Showtime Ltd Director prisoned for intimidating witnesses

Showtime Ltd Director prisoned for intimidating witnesses

Showtime Security Guards Limited Director sentenced and owner given prison sentence for intimidating witnesses The SIA’s investigation into Showtime Security Guards Ltd revealed that the company had supplied unlicensed security operatives at Tuffins Supermarket,...

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ARK passes SIA audit and improves its score.

ARK passes SIA audit and improves its score.

    The SIA has confirmed that ARK has passed our 2018 SIA ACS audit, gaining their manned guarding accreditation and improving on our overall score.  To hold “Approved Contractor” status with the Security Industry Authority we undertake a 3-day audit...

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Identify and Safeguard Victims of “County Lines”

Identify and Safeguard Victims of “County Lines”

The Home Office has launched a campaign to help security operatives identify and safeguard victims of “County Lines”. Some children, as young as 12, are being exploited by gangs. They are coerced into carrying drugs from urban areas to coastal and market towns in a...

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