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Security Matters Podcast – Episode 19 now live to view

THE NINETEENTH edition of the Security Matters Podcast for practising professionals in the security business sector is now live to view. Each episode features a round-up and analysis of the biggest news stories published on the magazine’s website in addition to detailed discussions with selected professionals from the security business sector.

Episode 19 of the Security Matters Podcast encompasses exclusive interviews with Paul Barnard CSyP MSyI, director at The Security Institute, and Steve Haworth (CEO at the Teleware Group and Vemotion).

Paul Barnard is the holder of a Master’s degree in criminology and policing from the University of Cambridge. During his time as a Detective Chief Superintendent at the City of London Police, Barnard established key relationships with senior policy advisors, briefing Government ministers and working with Home Office officials. 

Throughout his 27-year career in the police service, he was also at the very forefront of delivering new and proactive solutions to combat crime.

In recent years, Paul has served as director of security and risk mitigation at Ward Security with active involvement in security risk assessment and management, as well as the design of effective client contingency planning.

A Chartered Security Professional, Barnard is a much sought-after speaker on the global security stage and also a recognised expert in the discipline of  formulating strategies designed to combat cyber crime.

‘Secure Futures’ Programme

As we’ve previously reported on the Security Matters website, the ‘Secure Futures’ Programme is a specialist employability programme launched by The Security Institute in partnership with the EY Foundation as part of the former’s ‘Next Generation in Security’ initiative (which is being led by Paul Barnard).

“Planning of the ‘Secure Futures’ Programme pre-dated the current pandemic,” stated Barnard in our news item on this topic, “but we believe it’s now more important than ever for this opportunity to be available to young people from low-income backgrounds. Their fresh perspective and knowledge around different issues will help us in tackling the challenges we face with innovative solutions. We need to embrace the next generation and the ‘Secure Futures’ Programme is helping to lead the way for the whole sector.”

During this edition of the Security Matters Podcast, Paul sets the scene for the ‘Secure Futures’ Programme by outlining how it was initially realised, going on to offer a personal perspective on what the journey with this initiative has been like to date.

There’s in-depth comment on precisely why the EY Foundation was selected as the partner organisation and a fulsome review of the first part of the initial course for youngsters. The second part of that course runs in early April and will include input from Brian Sims Hon FSyI, the Editor of Security Matters.

Importantly, Paul also outlines his hopes for the ‘Secure Futures’ Programme and the ‘Next Generation in Security’ initiative in times ahead.

Surveillance market trends

Our second guest on Episode 18 of the Security Matters Podcast is Steve Haworth, the CEO at Vemotion (a specialist company in the field of live, real-time video compression and transmission over distributed networks).

Vemotion Interactive Ltd is a privately-owned business founded in 2002. With a reputation for innovation in mobile video services, Vemotion was actually the first company to broadcast live TV services to mobile devices over GPRS some 15 years ago. Since then, the business has continued to develop specialist low bandwidth video compression solutions for a range of markets including Critical National Infrastructure and transportation. 

Selling through a global network of accredited partners, Vemotion operates from offices in the UK, Singapore, France and North America. Clients include the police service, international agencies, public sector bodies and myriad commercial enterprises.

The holder of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Teesside, Steve served as an account director at Workplace Systems for three years before moving to Land2Mobile in March 2002 to become the director of a new business start-up in the mobile sector.

Late December that same year witnessed Haworth joining Teleware and realised key involvement in creating the company’s hosted services division. He became CEO of the communications technology business in 2007.

What evolution and future trends is Vemotion seeing in the security and surveillance market at the moment? Steve offers his views on the matter in conversation with Security Matters’ Editor Brian Sims, whole also pinpointing the benefits to be realised from live-streaming security video. In addition, there’s discussion of those market sectors that have been the most robust for Vemotion during the pandemic.

In its marketing communications, Vemotion is described as a company that offers ‘more video and less bandwidth’. Steve expands on the underlying sentiment behind that statement and evaluates the roadmap for the business across the next five years.

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