From theft and burglary to vandalism and assault, there are a number of different external threats that businesses and their employees face. But what about internal dangers and perils?
When it comes to devising a plan of action for security breaches, several organisations completely forget about the prospect of ‘insider jobs’. This is despite the fact that they’re usually incredibly costly and damaging.
So, how can you prevent security breaches from the …Read More
Analysis of crime statistics shows that the number of robberies, burglaries and thefts soar over the Christmas fortnight. Every day of the holidays, criminals commit around 500 burglaries, 75 robberies and over 1,000 thefts.
It is thought that an increase in Christmas crimes could be caused by people leaving their homes to visit relatives. For this reason, police often urge families not to advertise the expensive items they received as gifts …Read More
Research commissioned by Verisure in 2018 revealed that burglaries involving small businesses cost the British economy over £1.8bn.
According to the findings, the average property loss reported by senior decision makers in the event of a burglary was £2k. Furthermore, 37% of small businesses are said to keep equipment worth £10k or more on their premises.
It goes without saying that small businesses need to be incredibly vigilant against the threat of …Read More
Increasing crime figures and threat levels in today’s society make for grim reading. Thankfully, the security options at one’s disposal are expanding at a similar rate, primarily driven by cutting-edge technology.
Even so, traditional methods of security are still proving to be as effective as ever. It all depends on your organisation’s unique requirements.
Here at Jag Security, we provide each client with a tailor made package appropriate to their security needs, …Read More
According to a recent data, 95 per cent of burglaries and robberies in the UK are not being solved. Despite the fact that the Metropolitan police have said they are putting a “huge amount of effort” into tacking a rise in crime, burglary presents particular challenges when it comes to finding culprits.
“Solving crime is a key priority for the Met and we are committed to doing all we can to …Read More
Remote monitoring has long been used as a security measure to protect commercial properties and premises. With an operator carefully observing footage captured by strategically placed CCTV cameras, remote monitoring can provide a swift response to suspicious individuals and illegal activity.
Even with advances in technology and new security products coming to market like motion sensors, remote monitoring remains a firm favourite among many businesses. In fact, the global CCTV camera …Read More
Housing charity Shelter recently revealed that there are at least 320,000 homeless people in Britain, which includes rough sleepers and people in temporary accommodation.
In fact, this is likely to be an underestimate of the problem, as Shelter says it does not include people who experience “hidden” homelessness, such as sofa-surfers, and others living insecurely in sheds or cars, for example.
Despite government pledges to tackle the crisis, which includes the Homelessness …Read More
According to recent statistics from the Home Office, 24 per cent of businesses have been the victim of shoplifting, while a further 10 per cent have experienced assaults and threats.
Wholesale and retail premises have consistently experienced the highest levels of crime compared with other surveyed sectors, but just over a third actually reported shoplifting, assaults, and threats to the police.
The reasons why are unclear, but many could be taking matters …Read More
On the face of it, a construction site might not seem the go-to destination for a treasure trove of valuable items, but you’d be surprised at what opportunistic thieves steal and sell. For example, metal used for architectural purposes such as lead, zinc, copper, and aluminium often has a great deal of scrap value.
What’s more, there’s a good chance heavy plant and machinery will be left on site overnight, which …Read More
What is the biggest security threat your business faces? Break-ins and burglaries? Cybercrime? Or something else entirely?
Well, for many organisations, the biggest risk lies within its own workforce. After all, members of staff often have unrivalled access to internal information and are thought of as an asset rather than a danger. This is in spite of due diligence such as in-depth interviews and background checks.
So, what can you do to …Read More