Auckland Transport Considering forming Transit Police Force

July 28th, 2014

The idea has emerged after criticism by Auckland Council members of a lack of gates at most stations to stop people catching trains without paying fares.

“The provision of transit police is under investigation as a long-term option,” an Auckland Transport spokesman said.

Manurewa Local Board chairwoman Angela Dalton says fights on platforms and vandalism are becoming prevalent, and commuters are reconsidering their use of trains after “being intimidated by young people of gang persuasions”.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11300041

Gallagher Security approved to sell security managemnt plattfrom in US

July 17th, 2014

Gallagher Security – a technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection – has just announced that its security management platform has been approved for sale in the United States.

https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/news-and-media/gallagher-security-solution-achieves-approval-from-us-government/

UK Security Training and Regulation survey results released

July 16th, 2014

The 2014 Security Training and the Security Industry Authority Survey provides valuable information and insights around the Regulator’s licensing regime for security professionals.

The results published in this whitepaper were produced via a survey of IFSEC Global.com’s dedicated security community in association with Optima Group. Respondents from that cohort including senior security/risk professionals/managers operating in-house for private sector employers or working for security companies providing regulated and licensed solutions to purchasing end users.

http://www.ifsecglobal.com/2014-security-training-security-industry-authority-survey-findings/

New Industry Regulations in South Africa to force local ownership

July 16th, 2014

Johannesburg – The private security industry has come under intense scrutiny over the past few months because of the government’s push to sign the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill into law.

The amendment bill is controversial because it aims to force foreign-owned private security firms to sell at least 51 percent of their companies to South Africans. Some firms include ADT, Chubb and Securitas.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/private-security-bill-is-bizarre-1.1719237

Metropolitan police launch scam guide

July 9th, 2014

‘The Little Book of Big Scams’ is a comprehensive guide on fraud prevention, explaining some of the most common scams in existence, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated, providing essential advice to reduce the chances of you being parted from your money.

The booklet is primarily aimed at the elderly and vulnerable in society as they are particularly at risk; but anyone who reads it will benefit. People from all backgrounds and income levels are targeted by scammers – anyone can fall victim to fraud.

http://www.met.police.uk/docs/little_book_scam.pdf

Study shows US guarding sector lacks standards and training

June 18th, 2014

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, the security guard industry, by and large, lacks uniform standards and training requirements. Despite the fact that there are more than one million private security guards in the U.S. who outnumber police officers by a ratio of 3 to 1, the study found that regulations governing the profession are scant

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/11519157/michigan-state-university-study-shines-light-on-lack-of-adequate-standards-training-for-guard-industry?utm_source=SIW+Security+Frontline&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS140611004

Government backs cyber security campaign

June 16th, 2014

New figures show 80% of Kiwis who use the internet have experienced an online security breach but only 39% have actually changed their behaviour as a result.

The problem is so serious that the Government is backing a new online campaign called ConnectSmart, in a bid to educate people about how to protect themselves online.

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/govt-pushes-cybersecurity-tips-6003613

Streaker tackle to be part of post Dunedin test match review

June 16th, 2014

A tackle by a security guard on a streaker will be reviewed by Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium authorities today.

The tackle, in the 62nd minute of the All Blacks v England test on Saturday, will form part of a post-match review of the game, Dunedin Venues Management marketing and communications manager Kim Barnes said yesterday.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11274608

Militants attack Karachi airport

June 9th, 2014

At least five people have been killed and one wounded in a militant siege of Pakistan’s Karachi airport.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11270313

China deploys armed police patrols in Beijing to counter terrorism

May 13th, 2014

China has deployed armed police patrol vehicles in Beijing after three attacks at transport hubs around the country.

The 150 vehicles are tasked with “countering street terrorism and fighting severe violence”, state-run Xinhua news agency said.

Petrol purchases would also be tightened, with buyers required to register with police, reports said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27338113