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Spotlight: Next generation Security & H&S Incident Reporting platform for A.S. Watson Group UK

A.S. Watson, the world's largest health and beauty retailer, awards its Incident Management service for Health & Safety and Security... Read More
Spotlight: Next generation Security & H&S Incident...
Insights 13th May 2020

Insight: Government proposes new law to protect public spaces from terror

Last month, James Brokenshire, Minister of State for Security at the Home Office, announced plans to introduce a law that compels... Read More
Insight: Government proposes new law to protect public...
Insights 30th Mar 2020

Insight: Metropolitan Police - Empty Commercial Premises Advice

Prevention & Partnerships – Metropolitan Police Service  The Coronavirus has necessitated businesses close across... Read More
Insight: Metropolitan Police - Empty Commercial Premises...
Insights 25th Mar 2020

COVID-19: A message from our leadership team to our customers and community

Together we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses... Read More
COVID-19: A message from our leadership team to our...
Insights 17th Mar 2020

Insights: How can businesses prepare for coronavirus pandemic?

Coronavirus has rightly dominated newspaper headlines with countries closing borders, restricting travel, imposing lockdowns and broadcasting... Read More
Insights: How can businesses prepare for coronavirus...
Insights 09th Mar 2020

Insight: How can you calculate the estimated cost of potential incidents?

Accidents, incidents and near misses can be dangerous and costly with far-reaching consequences, but no matter how many measures you... Read More
Insight: How can you calculate the estimated cost...
Insights 02nd Mar 2020

Insight: What are the main causes of retail shrinkage?

According to the ‘Retail Security in Europe’ report, shrinkage is costing UK retailers almost £11bn annually &ndash... Read More
Insight: What are the main causes of retail shrinkage...
Insights 24th Feb 2020

Insight: Rising security guard costs: Save time and resources with a proactive approach

Only a matter of decades ago, hiring security guards was one of the most effective measures for protecting people, buildings and assets... Read More
Insight: Rising security guard costs: Save time and...
Insights 24th Feb 2020

Insight: 5 reasons that tech is in the age of agile

Agile is an approach to project management that challenges the traditional ‘Waterfall’ method of development. With Waterfall... Read More
Insight: 5 reasons that tech is in the age of agile...
Insights 20th Feb 2020

Insight: Control room design: Considerations for critical processes

A control room acts as a data hub, allowing organisations to efficiently and effectively monitor multiple information streams and... Read More
Insight: Control room design: Considerations for critical...
Insights 17th Feb 2020

Insight: How to best protect your business from environmental issues?

We all have a responsibility to protect and conserve the environment, but it’s particularly important for businesses and organisations... Read More
Insight: How to best protect your business from environmental...
Insights 10th Feb 2020

Insight: How we help protect Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)

Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) relates to buildings, networks, people and processes that keep the UK running. Without a high... Read More
Insight: How we help protect Critical National Infrastructure...
Insights 03rd Feb 2020

Spotlight: Sophie Malone appointed as Commercial Director of Zinc

Zinc is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Sophie Malone as Commercial Director. This new appointment reflects a pivotal... Read More
Spotlight: Sophie Malone appointed as Commercial Director...
Insights 23rd Jan 2020

Insight: The Benefits of Automated Testing

Within the software development life cycle, testing is one of the most important steps. On a daily basis, we make changes to the source... Read More
Insight: The Benefits of Automated Testing
Insights 02nd Dec 2019

Insight: Are you ready for the 5G rollout?

As the talk around superfast "fifth generation 5G" mobile internet continues to grow, we thought it would be beneficial to run though... Read More
Insight: Are you ready for the 5G rollout?
Insights 25th Nov 2019

Insight: Protecting tall buildings with today's new world threats

Most city skylines are dominated by tall buildings and it makes perfect sense; they can be environmentally friendly, leaving more... Read More
Insight: Protecting tall buildings with today's new...
Insights 18th Nov 2019

Insight: Civil recovery: A deterrent and a revenue stream

Civil recovery was initially adopted by retailers as a means of challenging crime, acting as a highly effective deterrent. ... Read More
Insight: Civil recovery: A deterrent and a revenue...
Insights 11th Nov 2019

Insight: Risk intelligence sharing: 5 rewards for your organisation

Real-time actionable threat intelligence is an emerging defence concept that’s focused on identifying and minimising cyber or... Read More
Insight: Risk intelligence sharing: 5 rewards for...
Insights 04th Nov 2019

Insight: 5 crucial steps to protect your lone workers

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Anybody who works alone, including contractors,... Read More
Insight: 5 crucial steps to protect your lone workers...
Insights 21st Oct 2019

Insight: Push your business forward with emergency communications

Technology has dramatically changed the competitive landscape but effective communication has always been a key component in driving... Read More
Insight: Push your business forward with emergency...
Insights 14th Oct 2019

Insight: Why do Loss Prevention Managers depend on data-driven technology?

Loss Prevention Managers play a critical role in protecting company assets and maintaining profitability. They are therefore tasked... Read More
Insight: Why do Loss Prevention Managers depend on...
Insights 04th Oct 2019

Insight: Building an offender/suspect database: The risks and rewards

Theft is a growing concern for retailers in the UK. Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows there was an 8% increase... Read More
Insight: Building an offender/suspect database: The...
Insights 24th Sep 2019

Insight: How to build a Security Operations Centre (SOC) for your organisation?

A Security Operations Centre (SOC), also now widely referred to as an intelligence centre, plays a pivotal role in helping to protect... Read More
Insight: How to build a Security Operations Centre...
Insights 09th Sep 2019

Spotlight: DevOps - A shift in mindset to increase speed, agility and reliability

‘DevOps’ is the combination of cultural philosophies, standards, practices and tools that give organisations the ability... Read More
Spotlight: DevOps - A shift in mindset to increase...
Spotlights 05th Aug 2019

Insight: How can retailers protect profits and mimimise loss?

Findings from the Home Office’s 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey found that the cost of retail crime in the UK rose by 15... Read More
Insight: How can retailers protect profits and mimimise...
Insights 16th Jul 2019

Insight: Violence in the workplace: How can you protect your employees?

Violence at work continues to be a critical issue for many businesses in the UK. According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales... Read More
Insight: Violence in the workplace: How can you protect...
Insights 15th Jul 2019

Spotlight: Better understand location data trends & relationships

Powerful Mapping Integrations It’s said that highly data-driven organisations are three times more likely to report “... Read More
Spotlight: Better understand location data trends &...
Spotlights 11th Jun 2019

Insight: How asking the right questions leads to valuable data and actionable insight

Asking the right questions during an incident Incidents can occur at any time, in any workplace. From safety incidents to accidents... Read More
Insight: How asking the right questions leads to valuable...
Insights 20th May 2019

Insight: Security in distribution centres can be breached by both internal and external elements

There is a growing threat of theft, pilferage and collusion in distributions centres, and it’s largely down to the difficulty... Read More
Insight: Security in distribution centres can be breached...
Insights 03rd May 2019

Spotlight: How situational and location-based intelligence improves decision-making

Situational intelligence has long been important in helping organisations make critical decisions, whilst it’s a key component... Read More
Spotlight: How situational and location-based intelligence...
Spotlights 14th Mar 2019

Insight: The most dangerous places in the UK revealed

Though the UK is recognised as the 33rd safest country, there are certain counties, towns and cities that are associated with high... Read More
Insight: The most dangerous places in the UK revealed...
Insights 09th Jan 2019

Spotlight: Keith Francis appointed as a Non-Executive Board member of Zinc.

We’re excited to announce that we have appointed Keith Francis as a Non-Executive Board member of Zinc. Keith's recent appointment... Read More
Spotlight: Keith Francis appointed as a Non-Executive...
Insights 10th Dec 2018

Insight: Changing The Game With Managing And Communicating With Keyholders

In the world of security, a keyholder is a linchpin in an effective security strategy. They are responsible not only for the primary... Read More
Insight: Changing The Game With Managing And Communicating...
Insights 19th Oct 2018

Insight: How To Use Incident Reporting To Adapt Your Business Strategy

For organisations in corporate, distribution and retail sectors, a security strategy is your most important asset. When you’... Read More
Insight: How To Use Incident Reporting To Adapt Your...
Insights 12th Oct 2018

Insight: Government Digital Outcomes and Specialists approved

Synapse work with some of the biggest names in both private and public sectors, providing a way to keep employees, customers and assets... Read More
Insight: Government Digital Outcomes and Specialists...
Insights 05th Oct 2018

Insight: Synapse supports VSG to win the ‘Best Use Of Technology’ at the BSIA Awards

Zinc has worked with countless businesses, bringing about digital transformations by providing the resources to transfer their operations... Read More
Insight: Synapse supports VSG to win the ‘Best Use...
Insights 20th Aug 2018

Insight: Integrating Your Alarm Monitoring Software With Synapse

An alarm monitoring system is part of the essential security in most business locations. No matter the size, industry, or security... Read More
Insight: Integrating Your Alarm Monitoring Software...
Insights 12th Jul 2018

Insight: Zinc Digital Awarded G-Cloud 10 Accreditation

Zinc is proud to be amongst the first to have our software platforms available on the new G-Cloud 10 Framework. We have a long history... Read More
Insight: Zinc Digital Awarded G-Cloud 10 Accreditation...
Insights 02nd Jul 2018

Spotlight: Synapse Helps Secure The Capital

2018 marks 100 years since the Women’s Suffrage movement won votes for women. On 10th June, tens of thousands of marchers in... Read More
Spotlight: Synapse Helps Secure The Capital
Insights 12th Jun 2018

Insight: Will Synapse's Partnership with Biometrax Provide the Ultimate Deterrent to Shoplifters?

With most constabularies in the UK unable to respond to shoplifting incidents due to a lack of resources, and theft in stores increasing... Read More
Insight: Will Synapse's Partnership with Biometrax...
Insights 25th May 2018

Insight: Successfully Taking Your Company Through A Digital Transformation

A Digital Transformation is the introduction of new digital technologies into an environment that had none. It can mean a multitude... Read More
Insight: Successfully Taking Your Company Through...
Insights 23rd May 2018

Insight: The Importance of Incident Reporting

Incident Reporting may seem like a laborious task, necessary only for multinational corporations, but to quote the infamous Murphy... Read More
Insight: The Importance of Incident Reporting
Insights 04th May 2018

Spotlight: Synapse Become One Of The First To Service Solutions On The New Health & Social Care Network

Synapse and Zinc Digital are proud to announce that we’re amongst the first organisations to be serving our solutions from the... Read More
Spotlight: Synapse Become One Of The First To Service...
Insights 29th Mar 2018

Insight: Why Keeping Your Security Workforce Connected Is Important

On-site security in the modern day takes more than a walkie-talkie to stay connected. For companies that have multiple locations,... Read More
Insight: Why Keeping Your Security Workforce Connected...
Insights 20th Feb 2018

Spotlight: Activity Wall

We have been working day and night to launch the interactive Activity Wall, which we are pleased to announce is now available for... Read More
Spotlight: Activity Wall
Spotlights 17th Feb 2018

Insight: Your Employees Need Protection - Regardless of Location

At Synapse, we work with many companies that need the highest levels of security technology at every location. In these cases, it&... Read More
Insight: Your Employees Need Protection - Regardless...
Insights 15th Feb 2018

Spotlight: Multi-Location Incidents

We have improved the multi-location facility within the Incident Reporting module to allow users to either manually select locations... Read More
Spotlight: Multi-Location Incidents
Spotlights 10th Feb 2018

Insight: Expecting the Unexpected: How to develop a Crisis Communications plan

A Crisis Communications plan in business is how a business moves forward and begins to recover following a crisis. When it comes... Read More
Insight: Expecting the Unexpected: How to develop...
Insights 07th Feb 2018

Spotlight: Preferred Contact Methods

An enhancement to the user profile and notification module now enables users to activate their Preferred Contact Methods. Once a... Read More
Spotlight: Preferred Contact Methods
Spotlights 05th Feb 2018

Insight: Agile technology - what is it and how does this approach help me?

Agile Project Management & Development is how we do everything at Synapse. It’s a way of working that’s very different... Read More
Insight: Agile technology - what is it and how does...
Insights 04th Feb 2018

Spotlight: S.O.S Emergency Feature

You can now activate an S.O.S Emergency feature on your app. Once activated an S.O.S alert icon appears in the header section of the... Read More
Spotlight: S.O.S Emergency Feature
Spotlights 03rd Feb 2018

Insight: The Changing Role of the Security Guard

Technology has had an impact on every aspect of our daily lives, both at home and in business. The same goes for the way that the... Read More
Insight: The Changing Role of the Security Guard
Insights 25th Jan 2018

Spotlight: Digital Signatures

Sign-offs and approvals are going digital and this is the future we must all look forward to. As part of our "Comms" module we... Read More
Spotlight: Digital Signatures
Spotlights 15th May 2017

Spotlight: Warning Markers & Signals

More and more of our customers are sending Offender information directly to Police & Government Agencies to aide the research,... Read More
Spotlight: Warning Markers & Signals
Spotlights 15th May 2017

Spotlight: Branded Documents & Reports

We have now seperated the "Manage Document Templates" facility from the "Notifications" module and created a new module with "Comms... Read More
Spotlight: Branded Documents & Reports
Spotlights 15th May 2017

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