Insights & Spotlights

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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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