Christmas is just around the corner and the vast majority of retailers will be gearing up for their busiest time of the year. Even though its stressful, both independent boutiques and high-street department stores know just how important the festive season can be.
While focusing on the needs of the customer and making as many sales as possible will be the priority for many, it is dangerous to overlook other crucial …Read More
Nobody wants to be in a situation where they are forced to dial 999. After all, this usually indicates a worst-case scenario where emergency assistance is required immediately.
But by being properly prepared for every eventuality, you should be able to respond in a calm and composed way.
This is especially important if your safety could be compromised by speaking out loud. Here’s what you need to know.
Police advice for when you …Read More
According to statistics recently published by Eventbrite, the UK events industry is worth £42.3 billion and supports the equivalent of 570,000 full-time jobs. Furthermore, a whopping 35 per cent of the UK visitor economy is accounted for by events.
But in spite of its lucrative nature, the events business also comes with plenty of challenges, such as security. With 85 million people attending events each year, how do you ensure everyone …Read More
A recent review by leading insurer Allianz Cornhill has revealed that over £70 million of construction plant has been stolen from sites over the past year. This is in spite of initiatives by the Government to encourage plant manufacturers to improve in-built security features.
When you take additional expenses like plant replacement costs, hire of replacement equipment, loss of business, and increased insurance premiums into account, the UK construction industry is …Read More
There are now six million CCTV cameras in the UK, which equates to one for every 10 people. This number only goes up when you throw automatic number plate recognition cameras, police body-cams, and video drones into the mix as well.
Another eye opening statistic is the estimate that 20 per cent of the world’s surveillance cameras are in Britain, even though its home to less than one per cent of …Read More
According to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses, 48 per cent of small businesses have been a victim of crime (not including cybercrime) since 2014. This is despite the fact 41 per cent of businesses have also installed or upgraded a system to improve their security during the same period.
But one effective change your business could make is to outsource keyholding, as it will afford the following advantages.
Professionalism …Read More
In the face of increasing cyber crime from a number of online sources, it is easy for businesses to overlook or ignore other aspects of security, such as the ever-present threat of break-ins and burglaries.
At the same time, traditional techniques used to prevent theft are becoming less and less popular. For instance, security guards are often considered out of date when compared with modern technology like CCTV surveillance and wireless …Read More
Of all the threats that businesses face today, it is surprising how employee theft and fraud gets overlooked time and time again. But because several members of staff will have access to sensitive information or expensive stock, it most definitely requires your undivided attention.
So, here’s how to prevent robberies within your company, not just to safeguard the business’s valuable assets but also for the protection of customers.
Know your employees
In addition …Read More
Choose to employ the services of a security company and your business can afford a number of advantages. For example, you will receive the experience and expertise of an industry specialist trained to deal with a wide range of different scenarios, such as an impromptu burglary or criminal damage to the property.
Furthermore, you can also enjoy round-the-clock protection and surveillance as well as a greater sense of safety for employees, …Read More
What is security for special events?
Planning a special event is never easy, as you will no doubt have a long list of things to do and organise. But due to an ever-changing risk landscape, security should always be one of your top priorities.
Although this might seem a little daunting or difficult, it can be successfully managed and maintained by a specialist security company. That way, you are able to concentrate …Read More