Latest Ward Security News

This page features recent and archived press releases about our work with Clients, new solutions, developments in the security industry and stories about our employees. Please click on the relevant heading below to view the press release.

Canine Team take part in educational Emergency Services day

Published: 13th November 2017

Members of the Ward Security Canine Team took part in an Emergency Services Day organised by Kings Cross Estate for the local primary school.

The school specialises in the teaching of deaf children and our two dog handlers Richard Montgomery, with his Labrador puppy Louie and Dennis Waterman, with his German shepherd puppy called Shadow, proved to be a big hit with the children.

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Published: 17th October 2017

Ward Security has appointed Paul Barnard to the role of Security, Risk & Mitigation Director for the business.  In his new role, he will be actively involved in security risk assessment and management as well as the design of effective client contingency planning.

Paul Barnard has spent the last 27 years working for the City of London Police and was latterly Detective Chief Superint... Read more


Published: 25th September 2017

Regulation of the security dog industry is long overdue and it is time we address this important issue says David Ward, Chief Executive Officer of national security company, Ward Security.  He explains

“While BS 8517-1:2016 Security dogs – Part 1: Code of practice for the use of general security dogs provides an excellent best practice framework, it is not currently a legal... Read more

Ward Security Information Message – Incident at Parsons Green Tube Station

Published: 15th September 2017

Following the reporting of an incident at Parsons Green Tube Station this morning please see a CSSC message sent on behalf of London Protect, and the National Coordinator Protect and Prepare:

“We are aware of an incident that has taken place at Parsons Green Underground Station, London this morning, Friday 15th September 2017, and are currently responding to the incident, along wi... Read more

Real world application of technology

Published: 24th July 2017

Technology offers as many risks as benefits for the physical security industry, as David Ward of Ward Security explains.

Technology promises many things when it arrives, but more often than not real world application and the way people interact with technology comes as a surprise, and inevitably has a bearing on the future direction of that particular technology.

The classi... Read more

Opinion piece for City Security Magazine

Published: 24th July 2017

Opinion piece brief:
We would like to invite you to contribute to an opinion piece for the winter edition of City Security magazine. We are asking a number of senior representatives from law enforcement and security organisations to respond to three questions:

“Given the increased number of terrorist attacks on major European cities in 2016 and the diverse methods used, w... Read more

CCTV and the bigger picture

Published: 24th July 2017

Andy Hedley-Smith, General Manager at Ward Security talks CCTV and argues that the quality of the technology accounts for nothing without proper installation, maintenance and monitoring.

As with all technology, CCTV systems have come on in leaps and bounds with regards their capability and quality. The latest camera systems not only deliver ultra-high quality images, they can also... Read more

Counter-terrorism funding: One area where we should steal a march on terrorists

Published: 24th July 2017

David Ward of Ward Security argues for better funding for counter-terrorism, and explains how we can create a cash-flow problem for terrorists.

It is an unfortunate truism that crime prevention will forever remain a case of the good guys playing catch up with the bad guys. Regardless of the area of criminal activity, it is inevitable that crime prevention, detection and deterrence... Read more

The Advantages of Holistic Security

Published: 24th July 2017

There are many ways businesses can become more effective and efficient, and as David Ward of Ward Security explains, this applies to security as much as any other aspect of business.

The last few decades have seen an incredible evolution in how we do business. From the remarkable rise in digital and communications technologies, through to the ways customers and clients interact, t... Read more