The price of heating oil has rocketed in recent months, leading to a worrying increase in oil theft, especially in rural areas of the UK.
The Cash and Property Marking section of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has updated its identity and revitalised its strategic objectives in recognition of the growing marketplace for forensic marking products.
Now known as the Asset and Property Marking Section, the group offers a forum for security firms whose products deter theft and other crimes by rendering stolen goods unmarketable through either covert or overt security marking. Security marking also enables police to catch and convict criminals, thus creating a powerful deterrent.
Research undertaken by security trade body the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), has revealed an increase in demand for security from the retail sector over the past 12 months, with petty theft, shoplifting and theft by employees the biggest cause of this rise.
A brand new event is set to provide Scottish businesses with a wealth of advice and guidance on security issues, including the centralisation of Scottish fire and police services, cyber security, transport security and the opportunities presented by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Ground-breaking and innovative companies find it difficult to get legislation changed or to establish standards of practice by themselves. Here, a trade association will represent their cause and that of like-minded companies. After Intersec in Dubai, GIT-SECURITY.com spoke with James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and with John Davies who is Chairman of the BSIA Export Council and of TDSi.
With the average data breach costing UK firms around £1.9m annually (findings from research by security firm Symantec), and the new European data privacy framework asking for greater commitment from businesses on the way they handle data security, the British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) Information Destruction section is urging end users to understand how compliance with relevant industry standards can actively guarantee an improved level of protection against data breaches.
The continued partnership between government, the security industry and its customers has led to a 39% decrease in the number of attacks on cash-in-transit couriers in the UK in the past year, the latest British Security Industry Association statistics have revealed.
As part of its commitment towards promoting high standards in the sector, members of the Cash and Property Marking (CPM) section of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) recently launched their own Code of Ethics relating to product marking and asset databases.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Christo Bosch, who joined the Association this week as Business Development Manager.
As temperatures drop and fuel prices continue to rise, members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) are helping to protect consumers against a worrying increase in heating oil thefts.