The recent news coverage of last week’s violent student protests against tuition fees in London has prompted the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) to highlight the important role that the private security industry could play in avoiding future clashes. Following the discovery of the two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) inside two packages sent from Yemen, a global review of belly-hold and pure cargo flight security has been launched.

In other news, CASSIDIAN has won a contract to link Berlin State’s 28 control centres to the digital radio network of its public safety authorities and organisations (BOS) via two concentrators. APT has also been commissioned to upgrade access control parking systems at the Bullring in Birmingham. Lastly, Andy Ellis has been appointed as Managing Director of ADT UK & Ireland. Read more security news…