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

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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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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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