SIA conference for security professionals – 10 November 2021

Register to attend The SIA is hosting its first fully virtual flagship event, on Wednesday 10 November. The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Opportunities for improved public safety in a post-COVID-19 world’. The conference is open to all licensed security professionals and will be free of charge. It will also be the first […]

Staying safe with fireworks and halloween outfits

There are a number of rules to remain aware of when using fireworks. Here are some safety tips from the Office for Product safety and standards Licenced sellers Buy fireworks from licenced in-store and online retailers. Do not buy fireworks from unknown retailers on social media sites. Remember it is illegal for under 18’s to […]

Increased police presence planned for the West End

The Met has announced details of how town centres will be bolstered with hundreds of new police officers in local policing boost. London will soon be getting an additional 650 police officers who will work solely in busy public places and other areas, including those where women and girls often feel unsafe. Camden and Brent […]

Webinar: How businesses can protect themselves from cyber attacks

13 October 2021, 2.30pm – 3.30pm It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, join a unique webinar with the Small Business Research + enterprise Centre, exploring steps businesses can take to protect themselves aainst cyber attacks. The talk will cover key security measures that are easily implemented and should form the basis of every business resilience plan. The […]

Changes to training required for SIA licence

New requirements are needed for SIA door supervisor and security guard licences including updated qualifications, first aid qualifications and top-up training before you applying. This is for all sectorsa except close protection and vehicle immobilisation. More changes are planned for April 2022. These changes are taking place to help keep the public safe, follow new […]

No more password logins for Microsoft Logins

There has been a steady move to password-less technology to access email accounts. For security reasons, many companies have been trying to move away from passwords due to the issues they can cause to security, instead moving towards authenticator apps/ security keys/ verification codes sent to phones etc. instead. Microsoft will remove passwords with immediate […]

New counter-terrorism e-learning course for security

Security professionals can now access ACT Security, a free, specialised training for front line security operatives. The custom-built training provides up-to-date counter-terrorism knowledge to help operatives prepare for and respond to terrorist incidents whilst on duty. The course will take around 1 hour 15 mins with 5 modules the role of a security operative in […]

Community bathroom scheme

Camden council is asking for businesses, especially in Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury, to be part of a scheme allowing the public to use their facilities during normal opening hours. Camden will pay up to £750 to these businesses and promote through their online toilet map. Contact Street Environment to register your interest and learn more.

Government published new Beating Crime Plan

The new Beating Crime Plan has been devised by Boris Johnson to ensure that everyone feels safe in their homes and safe on the streets. The plan involves reducing crime and violence, preventing incidents, ensuring the most dangerous criminals stay off the streets, help to successfully rehabilitate some offenders, and improve confidence in the justice […]

Are you prepared for post-lockdown security?

The Fitzrovia Partnership is proud to support Counter Terrorism Policing’s vigilance campaign and encourage our partnership member businesses and the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. Communities defeat terrorism. Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Matt Twist, Senior National Coordinator Protect & Prepare has said, “Whilst terrorist attacks […]