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SIA Licensing: What You Need to Know

SIA Licensing: What You Need to Know

Our Guide to Getting an SIA Licence and Responsibilities of Licence Holders. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is responsible for regulating the UK’s private security industry, reporting to the Home Secretary under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Their...

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A Guide to Securing Vacant Properties

A Guide to Securing Vacant Properties

The Number of Empty Properties has Doubled in the Last 12 Months. Vacant properties have a serious impact on communities, Action on Empty Homes' annual report showed a 5.3% rise in long-term empty houses in the last 12 months, double the increase from 2016 to 2017....

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After Gas Safety Week: How much do you know?

After Gas Safety Week: How much do you know?

What should you be doing about gas safety at home and work? Gas Safety Week saw UK organisations raising awareness of dangers of poorly maintained appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Every year there are around...

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Welcome, Carly!

Welcome, Carly!

Carly Robertson is our new Administrator. Carly 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 elated to have Carly join us, aiding us in...

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Violent Crime Increase on Railways

Violent Crime Increase on Railways

How has railway crime increased and what needs to be done about it?   Crime on British railways has seen an increase of 12% in the last year, going from 60,867 in 2017/18 to 68,313 in 2018/19. Violent crime accounts for a fifth of these figures, with 13,591 such...

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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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