ARK NEWS

The latest Key Holding news, and latest information about the Security Industry:

NEWS

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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Vanishing security firm boss

Vanishing security firm boss

Prosecuted for ignoring SIA requests for information A Bradford man who disappeared when asked to attend an interview at a police station has been sentenced in his absence at Leeds Magistrates’ Court. Muhammad Irfan Aslam, who investigators want to speak to in...

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ARK are now NASDU members!

ARK are now NASDU members!

Alarm Response and Keyholding are pleased to announce that we are now an associate company member of the National Association of Security Dog Users NASDU. Due to the increased requirement for dog handlers, we felt it would be a great addition to ARKs growing...

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Alcumus SafeContractor Accreditation

Alcumus SafeContractor Accreditation

Alarm Response and Keyholding are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Certificate of Accreditation with Alcumus SafeContractor for another year running! We continue to provide excellent service combined with the correct health and Safety regulations,...

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Terrorism Threat: Stay Vigilant

Terrorism Threat: Stay Vigilant

In response to recent events, we want to emphasise again the importance of vigilance and of reporting any concerns to the anti-terrorist hotline. The current UK threat level for international terrorism is: SEVERE. This means that a terrorist attack is highly likely....

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National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) Briefing

National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) Briefing

The threat we face from terrorism is significant. As we have seen in the UK and across Europe attacks can happen at any time and any place without warning. Understanding the threat we all face and of the ways we can mitigate it can help keep us safer. The head of...

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Year 6 SIA Assessment – Great Result!

Year 6 SIA Assessment – Great Result!

ARK are pleased to confirm that we have yesterday passed our year 6 assessment to retain Approved Contractor Status with the Security Industry Authority. This is a direct result of the ongoing hard work of the ARK team members, and the fantastic feedback that was...

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Be alert to cloned SIA licences at festivals or events

Be alert to cloned SIA licences at festivals or events

The following information is being sent to event security providers, event and festival organisers, and related associations to mitigate the risk caused by unlicensed SIA staff. We are investigating event security provider LS Armour Security Ltd of Barry, South Wales...

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ARK Acquires NSA

ARK Acquires NSA

We are delighted to announce that ARK (Alarm Response and Keyholding Ltd), have signed an agreement to purchase NSA Limited T/A National Security Alliance Ltd, bringing two leading Security brands together. ARK will wholly own and operate both companies. There is...

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