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Amba Delivers IED Awareness Training for the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU)

6th November 2017

The manufacture and use of homemade explosives poses a significant threat to first responders from all emergency services. To spot the signs of homemade or improvised explosive devices requires a comprehensive understanding of their make-up. Furthermore, should first responders encounter these situations, they must be ready to react safely by carrying out a robust first-response process.

Amba’s IED Awareness Training

Our IED awareness training is suitable for first-responders and for security teams who protect crowded places.

It is a one-day course, designed to raise awareness of IEDs, their components, effects and associated hazards. It instructs the delegate in how to…

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Amba Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

30th October 2017

Compliance with globally recognised standard attests to Amba’s commitment to security governance.

Amba Defence Global, a leader in security design and consultancy for high-level end users, has obtained ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System.

Amba has been certified as compliant with all of the ISO 27001:2013 certification requirements - the international standard from the International Organisation for Standardisation. ISO 27001 is a globally recognised standard for the establishment, maintenance, and certification of an information security management system (ISMS).

“Amba is committed to providing independent assurance of our security…

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What do you need to know about General Data Protection Regulations?

12th October 2017

The General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR, is coming into effect in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will replace the Data Protection Directive of 1995. But what does GDPR mean for your business?

The General Data Protection Regulations are designed to improve the safety of web users by extending the scope of current EU data protection law. In effect, this means that all companies processing the details of EU citizens must abide by standardised EU regulations. The idea behind it all is to pass power back to the individual regarding how much personal data is stored and what it’s used for.

However, the regulations are set to profoundly alter the way SMEs manage and structure…

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Amba awarded contract extension to secure waste management facilities for Yorwaste

14th July 2017

Yorwaste is the biggest waste management company in North Yorkshire. Owned by North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council, they manage over half a million tonnes of waste per year and carry out 450,000 collections.

Yorwaste delivers waste processing solutions, including industrial & commercial material recycling, hazardous liquid waste treatment and green waste processing. Recently, Yorwaste entered into a partnership with North Yorkshire County Council to manage and operate all 20 of the authority’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). They also produce over 50,000 MWh of green electricity annually.

After the contract extension award, Amba Defence will…

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Security installers drive growth of Amba’s independent CCTV monitoring centre

26th April 2017

The Amba Defence Control Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) is an independent monitoring centre. Our clients range from security and fire alarm installers of all sizes to high-security businesses and critical national infrastructure facilities.

The technology utilised in the Amba Defence Control ARC interfaces with alarm, fire and CCTV systems from all the leading suppliers, including CSL DualCom, DVTEL (Flir), RedCare, Xtralis Adpro and HIK Vision. Our M2M communication platform is secure, resilient and cost-effective. We’re fully accredited:

ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System SSAIB Members SafeContractor approved An Independent Control Room Service

Serving your clients,…

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Amba at the UK Security Expo

16th December 2016

UK Security Expo is the premier global security showcase attracting an audience of Government, Transport, Intelligence, Defence, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI and the Private Sector.

Amba and ISSEE were in attendance to talk about security capability generation, technology and how training can be used to increase the efficacy of security teams to counter terrorism and reduce risk.

Over the course of UK Security Expo we met government delegations from across Europe, as well as key UK infrastructure, border security teams, military and police.

Protecting Crowded Places Conference

Amba’s Technology team held a keen interest in the expo's Protecting Crowded…

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Amba at the Franco-British Counter Terror Exhibition

23rd November 2016

An excellent day for Amba Defence at Franco British Counter Terror Exhibition at the British Ambassador's Residence in Paris.

International Business Development Manager Des Osborne was in attendance at the Franco British Counter Terror Exhibition to discuss the Manta Under Vehicle Inspection System with a number European Agencies.

Manta is used to quickly and accurately identify suspect objects attached to the underside of vehicles. State-of-the-art patented technology allows security personnel to instantly view, zoom, pause, replay and compare footage - all from a safe position and without slowing down traffic.

The system is used at a number of high profile hotel and…

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On the Road with our Security Guardian

27th September 2016

GPS Enabled USB Storage

USB sticks are the scourge of data security since they can store so much sensitive information and yet are so easily lost. Security Guardian offers a unique solution to this serious problem: a USB device that uses GPS and GSM to tell you where it is. Furthermore, the device's memory can be remotely wiped - even when it's not plugged into a computer.

Audit Trail

This clever solution enables customers to bring mobile USB storage under the control of corporate security policies. Importantly, in the corporate world where it's so often a necessity to mitigate risks of future accusations of policy error, Security Guardian provides an audit trail to demonstrate…

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How can Airport Security be Improved?

13th May 2016

The recent attacks in Brussels have again raised the question of what can be done to counter the terror threat to airports. How can airport security be improved?

Airport security systems were designed in the late 1970s in response to a number of commercial aircraft hijackings around that time. Forty years later these systems remain relatively unchanged. Passenger screening primarily focuses on detecting concealed metal objects. Human operators continue to play a key role in the process by monitoring baggage scanners, conducting body scans with metal detection wands, conducting physical searches, and now taking chemical swabs of hand luggage.

The September 11 attacks, which still…

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Manta Under Vehicle Scanner - Latest Deployments

14th April 2016

The Manta Under Vehicle Scanner is the leading technology used to detect suspect objects on the under side of vehicles. Manta has recently been deployed to protect government facilities in the Middle East.

Manta is used across the globe by Police and Security Forces to help combat the devastating effects of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), drug smuggling and people trafficking. Placed at a check point and operated by trained personnel, MANTA acts as a deterrent and ultimately helps save lives.

Currently, Manta is protecting embassies, oil & gas facilities, hotels, national borders and critical infrastructure the world over. Options such as ANPR (Automatic Number…

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Home Office Security and Policing Expo

7th March 2016

Security and Policing is the UK’s Premier Security and Law Enforcement Event - 8th to 10th March at FIVE, Farnborough.

Since its inception over 30 years ago Security & Policing has provided a platform for defence professionals to engage with the very highest level of security expertise. The event continuously develops in size and scope and exists to provide the level of industry engagement needed to enable UK Government to procure and deliver its national security priorities.

Amba is exhibiting alongside ISSEE in the continuation of a strategic partnership established in 2015. We will be taking the opportunity to showcase Manta - the market leading under vehicle inspection…

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Are Organised Solar Panel Thieves Targeting Solar Farms to Order?

27th January 2016

In 2014 NFU Mutual estimated that solar panel theft cost UK farmers around £50,000. Claims in the first quarter of 2015 have risen sharply.

With the cost of scrap metal falling, organised thieves are beginning to focus on alternative targets - such as solar panels. Although panels sometimes disappear from residential rooftops, large solar parks are the main target. These solar farms tend to be situated outside built-up areas where organised gangs can pull up in lorries, work unobserved overnight using specialist tools and then make a quick escape.

Already this year there have been reports of multiple large-scale thefts from rural UK solar sites. A farm in Gloucestershire was…

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Is your mobile workforce adequately protected?

27th November 2015

Many lone workers in the public sector or medical environments are exposed to verbal abuse, intimidation or violence in the course of their working day. Other lone workers are employed in rural or isolated environments with significant health and safety risks, such as in agricultural, oil & gas and the chemicals industries. Distributing high-value or high-risk products can also make mobile staff vulnerable.

A monitored lone worker alarm is a simple way to increase workforce productivity by providing peace of mind for your staff, while satisfying all your legal health and safety obligations.

Amba Defence provides fully accredited Lone Worker Alarms and monitoring via…

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Top Safety Accreditation for Amba

25th November 2015

Amba has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. Dan Pemberton, Business Manager at Amba Defence Control, comments:

"Along with our other accreditations, Safe Contractor highlights Amba's ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.

Safecontractor accreditation shows our clients that Amba takes health and safety…

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Meet Amba at the UK Security Expo

20th October 2015

The UK's Flagship Event for a Global End-User Security Audience.

UK Security Expo is the premier global security showcase attracting an audience of Government, Transport, Intelligence, Defence, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI and the Private Sector.

Amba is exhibiting alongside ISSEE (International School for Security and Explosives Education) at Olympia London on 30th November and 1st December. Ambacombinese with ISSEE to deliver product focused training, consultancy and state-of-the-art technology across all aspects of security, counter-terrorism and explosives including management, detection and risk.

UK Security Expo attracts over 8,000 global security end-…

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Under Vehicle Inspection System Installed at Ritz-Carlton, Cairo

3rd June 2015

Manta Protects Underground Parking at Renovated Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton on El Corniche, Cairo's prestigious Nile promenade, has been rejuvenated into a contemporary luxury hotel. It now includes a conference centre with meeting rooms for up to 1,100 people, new restaurants and a new spa. The renovation incorporates landscaped open spaces adjacent to the Nile, inviting guests outside to take advantage of Egypt’s warm climate. The 12-storey structure houses 325 guest rooms along with underground parking.

As part of the security strategy at the hotel, Comtec, our partners in Egypt, have supplied Ritz-Carlton with Manta Under Vehicle Inspection Units - used to identify suspect…

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