Assist Security Group Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

Assist Security Group (ASG), a leading provider of bespoke security solutions, has attained ISO 14001, the UK standard for Environmental and Sustainability. This certification underscores ASG’s commitment to becoming an even greener and more sustainable business across its operations.   Troy Hewitt, CEO of ASG, stated, “Achieving ISO 14001 is a significant milestone in our… Continue reading Assist Security Group Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

New UK Law to Combat Retail Violence

In a landmark move, the UK government has announced a separate criminal offence for assaulting retail workers, following a persistent campaign by industry groups and politicians. The decision, revealed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on April 9th, 2024, marks a significant shift in the government’s stance, as they had previously called such legislation unnecessary and… Continue reading New UK Law to Combat Retail Violence

ASG Protect Sponsors TiNYg Counter Terror Forum

Terrorism remains an ever-present threat, with the UK’s counter-terror chief warning of an “unprecedented” rise, with escalating conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine and other regions.   Assistant Commissioner Matt Jukes cautioned that Britain faces “the most acute period since the Cold War”, making events like the TINYg Forum on counter-terrorism critically important for collective understanding and… Continue reading ASG Protect Sponsors TiNYg Counter Terror Forum

Retail Crime Reaches Crisis Levels with Soaring Violence and Theft

A shocking new report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveals an explosion in violence and theft plaguing UK retail establishments over the past year. The number of violent incidents against retail workers surged to a staggering 1,300 per day in 2022/2023, representing a nearly 50% increase from 870 daily attacks the previous year.    … Continue reading Retail Crime Reaches Crisis Levels with Soaring Violence and Theft

Assist Security Group Sponsors OSPAs Outstanding New Security Product Award

Assist Security Group (ASG), a leading bespoke security solutions provider, sponsored the “Outstanding New Security Product” award at the 2024 Outstanding Security Performance Awards (UK OSPAs). The winner was URIM for its brand partner mobile app.   The awards celebrate the innovations and accomplishments that elevate service and performance in the security industry. The Outstanding… Continue reading Assist Security Group Sponsors OSPAs Outstanding New Security Product Award

Luxury Watch Thefts Targeted in Undercover London Police Operation

The Metropolitan Police have revealed covert tactics used to catch criminals stealing luxury watches worth around £4 million across London, reported by Sky News. As described in newly released footage, undercover officers posed as wealthy visitors in areas like Soho, purposely wearing expensive Rolex and Patek Philippe watches to entice thieves. When thieves took the… Continue reading Luxury Watch Thefts Targeted in Undercover London Police Operation

Incidents of Aggression Against NHS Staff in London Escalating

Recent Met Police data shows a marked increase in violent incidents against hospital employees. From April 2022 to March 2023, there were 578 reported cases of violence, a number that has alarmingly risen to 406 incidents in just the eight months since April 2023. These figures, reported by the BBC, highlight an escalating issue that… Continue reading Incidents of Aggression Against NHS Staff in London Escalating

ASG Announces Name Change and New Focus on Security Solutions

Assist Security Group (ASG), previously known as Assist Services Group, a leading provider of bespoke security solutions, today announces its new identity and strategic focus exclusively on security services. This move underscores ASG’s commitment to addressing the evolving security needs across various industries.   With over three decades of experience in offering protection and support,… Continue reading ASG Announces Name Change and New Focus on Security Solutions

Paying a Living Wage: An Imperative for Security Firms

The private security industry in Britain is facing a crisis. With over 80,000 vacancies and rising attrition rates, security firms are struggling to recruit and retain staff. Low pay is driving experienced officers towards better-compensated roles in retail, logistics and hospitality. This threatens the ability of security companies to keep clients, assets and the public… Continue reading Paying a Living Wage: An Imperative for Security Firms

AI and Security in 2024

The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been very prevalent in recent technology discussions. IFSEC Insider asked several experts in the security industry to provide their outlook on how AI could progress in security in 2024 and beyond and what barriers exist to widespread adoption.   A common theme is that AI tools, particularly machine… Continue reading AI and Security in 2024