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Solar Farm Theft and False Alarm Management

22nd June 2020

Amba are currently working on solar farm security projects across a large number of sites – including various hardware and video analytics upgrades to reduce false alarm rates.

Towards the end of 2019, the UK’s renewable energy sources provided more electricity to homes and businesses than fossil fuels for the first time. 6% was powered by solar energy, generated in hundreds of solar farms around the UK. These farms are usually located in remote, rural areas and contain valuable equipment, which makes them easy targets for trespassing, vandalism and theft. 

In August 2019, 168 solar panels were stolen from two solar sites in Wales; local police suspected that the theft was…

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Alcumus SafeContractor Status Renewed

29th May 2020

Amba Defence has renewed its Alcumus SafeContractor award for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. 

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management.

SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety arrangements, policies and qualifications of businesses. 

Under the SafeContractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Only those companies meeting the high standard are included in the Alcumus a database and can…

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Avigilon Authorised Partner

22nd May 2020

Amba now identifies with Avigilon under the partner program and presses on with implementing a number of solutions to our Private Client Business.

Amba exists to solve challenging security problems. We work with governments, commercial companies and high net-worth individuals to implement strategies that protect assets and reduce operational risks.

Our competitive advantage comes from an integrated approach to security - expert security consultancy, adept security engineering and a state-of-art 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre.

As part of our commitment to our clients, we are committed to fostering strong partnerships with our suppliers. Our most recent partnership is…

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Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems

18th May 2020

Amba was approached by a high end Audio Visual company from London to support them with a HNW client based in the Cotswolds.

The project consisted of a highly private estate amidst its land and it required a security management and monitoring plan that has been delivered by the team at Amba. As part of the project we were asked to design, implement, project manage, installation and commission a high end discreet buried cable detection system.

Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems (PIDS) are a key component of the security strategy for a high security site which is not located in the public domain. The Perimeter Intruder Detection System allows us to monitor the site extremities…

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Private Client Project with Lighthouse Security

30th April 2020

Our client Lighthouse Security is a global company, located in the heart of the Cotswolds and is built on core values gained from working alongside the military and specialist protection companies. Tim Jensen at Lighthouse Security approached Amba last year with a particular challenge surrounding a High Net Worth Private Client. Their client was alarmingly subject to a robbery, to which Lighthouse responded immediately with a full deployment of Manned Security detail 24 hours a day, whilst they designed and implemented an Avigilon CCTV System.

Following the incident, a number of meetings took place between both company Directors, with Amba being enlisted to provide enhanced…

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Business Continuity in the face of Covid-19

14th March 2020

Like all businesses, Amba is concerned about the recent Covid-19 outbreak. We are continuing to follow government advice closely and are primarily focused on ensuring the safety of our staff, customers and suppliers.

Amba Defence is open for business. We have not furloughed any staff, nor do we have plans to do so. 

We have prepared the below information to help answer any questions you may have around our ability to continue with the provision of services:

We’re protecting our people All of our people are following the government's advice to work from home where possible and we are encouraging our people to use virtual conferencing solutions to meet with clients…

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PAC Access Control Authorised Dealership

8th October 2018

Amba Defence Global is an accredited dealer for the supply and installation of PAC Access Control products in the UK.

PAC offers versatile and scalable solutions suitable for any application and environment. From single door installations to a fully integrated global web-based systems.

Certificate of Dealership

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We’re Hiring!

12th September 2018

Due to the continued growth of the business, Amba Defence is currently seeking a number of professional & motivated individuals to join our expanding team.

Currently we are seeking:

Control Room Operators Field Service Engineers Finance Administrative / Assistant Finance Manager

Amba Defence is a team of security and defence experts, engineers and risk consultants, who work with governments, commercial companies and high net-worth individuals to implement strategies to protect assets and reduce operational risks.

If you are interested in joining the team then we invite you to send a copy of your CV to Nic Cope - Nic.cope@amba-defence.com in the first…

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Safecontractor Accreditation Renewed

13th February 2018

Amba Defence Global is very pleased to confirm that our Safecontractor accreditation has been renewed for another year, demonstrating our continuing commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a health and safety scheme, with over 28,000 members and counting, that aims to help their members reduce risks in their business and demonstrate that they function under recognised, high health and safety standards.

Renewal of our Safecontractor status allows our clients to trust that all appropriate health and safety compliance standards are met and that, as a company, Amba hold the safety of our employees and our clients’ employees as a top priority…

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$530M Infraud Cybercrime Ring Busted

8th February 2018

The US has taken down Infraud - one of the largest online crime organisations to date.

Charges have been filed against 36 people allegedly involved with Infraud, a global cybercrime ring with roots in the US as well as numerous other countries. Combined, the group is believed to have trafficked in stolen financial data and identities worth over $530 million.

The group’s members were directed to “vending” websites that served as conduits to traffic in stolen identities and banking information along with malware and other stolen illicit goods. It also provided an escrow service to facilitate digital currency transactions among its members, according to the government.

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High Net-Worth Individual Security in the Cotswolds

23rd November 2017

Amba provides bespoke security services for high net-worth individuals in the Cotswolds, delivered with professionalism, confidentiality and around-the-clock availability.

We boast an established track record in meeting the security needs of high net-worth individuals. While we have many clients in London and the South East, we frequently provide high net-worth security in the Cotswolds.

Our head office is located on the beautiful Farncombe Estate, near Broadway. All our directors hold property locally, which gives us an appreciation for the country-life and an understanding of the standards set by those who who live, work and relax here.

Amba Defence Head Office on the…

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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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