Monthly Archives: July 2013


Greater compliance in sight, as SIA issues one millionth licence

The security industry is getting closer to its goal of 100 per cent compliance, as the Security Industry Association (SIA) issues its one millionth licence since 2004. SIA’s e-Renewals service processed the security guard licence application, enabling the association to reach the landmark total. This momentous occasion came in the same week the new licence […]


Unsustainable pricing a growing problem for security industry

Unsustainable pricing is becoming a problem in the security industry, according to one expert. British Security Industry Association (BSIA) chairman Geoff Zeidler explained pressure to offer low prices from procurement managers is having a negative effect on the sector, Infologue.com reported. When firms quote a price that is much lower than normal levels, they are […]


Amazon aims to lower prices with minimum free delivery spend

In a bid to increase its offering of lower priced products, Amazon has introduced a minimum free delivery spend. While all other services, including Amazon Prime, remain unchanged, Free Super Saver Delivery for a number of product categories now only applies for orders worth £10 or over. This came into effect July 23rd, but will […]


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Skillweb increases influence with BSIA membership

Skillweb is now an associate member of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), positioning it at the heart of the sector. The mobile guard software provider will be able to place its SmartTask product and associated services before an audience of key decision-makers and industry leaders through the BSIA, raising the profile of the solution. […]


Skillweb increases influence with BSIA membership

Skillweb is now an associate member of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), positioning it at the heart of the sector. The mobile guard software provider will be able to place its SmartTask Attend product and associated services before an audience of key decision-makers and industry leaders through the BSIA, raising the profile of the […]


Could your business extract value from messaging opt-ins?

With new research suggesting messaging opt-ins will increase significantly in the retail sector by 2015, delivery companies should perhaps consider how they too can extract value from the marketing technique. A study by Textlocal showed messaging opt-ins will grow by 38 per cent by the end of 2015 to a total of 7.18 million. Women […]


Post Office SIA licence applications now launched

Security Industry Association (SIA) licence application is now available via the Post Office. The scheme was launched this week, meaning it is now easier and cheaper for individual applicants to comply with SIA licensing regulations. Following the rollout of Post Office applications, security professionals will no longer need to post valuable documents and supply a […]


Manned guards can help police deal with spending cuts

Police in the UK have largely risen to the challenge of the spending review, but continued cuts mean many forces are stretched thin. With frontline officers often being used elsewhere to plug the gap, police need to find a way to free up resources. Manned guards can help, taking over roles such as escorting prisoners […]


Nearly 10% of retail spend online

Nearly ten per cent of all retail spend now takes place online, indicating couriers and carriers need to have home delivery solutions in place to deal with high year-round demand. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed UK shoppers spent an average £586.9 million each week online. This is an increase of 18.3 per cent […]