Category: Security Risks

The Security Industry Hasn’t Escaped the Brexit Nightmare

From speaking to my colleagues, clients and fellow security companies over the past few weeks, one thing is clear: Brexit is a complete nightmare. The government’s fumbling of the UK’s exit from the European Union is sending shockwaves throughout business, and is being felt in two key areas in the security industry. The security industry is losing European staff The first and most damaging issue that affects both security companies and their customers is the loss of staff across security […]

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Could Brexit Cause a Spike in Lorry Burglaries?

10,000 freight vehicles pass through Dover on peak days. Any change to our customs procedure following Brexit is expected to cause disruption to our freight network while also providing opportunities for criminals. If your business is likely to suffer from the delays at our ports, make sure you have a security contingency plan in place before March 29th. Lorries may be stuck in miles of traffic jams following Brexit Plans are to designate a 13-mile section of the M20 as […]

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Prepare Your Security for Potential Port Chaos After Brexit

Of the many looming potential Brexit disasters on the horizon, chaos at our ports is the one that has the biggest impact on our security, with millions of pounds of goods under threat from opportunist criminals. Our ports aren’t prepared for Brexit The government claims to have contingency plans in place to ease pressure on the ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but you don’t have to apply much scrutiny to see how dangerously unprepared our ports are. […]

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Why Your Company is Vulnerable Without a Security Plan

What is a security plan and why should my company have one? Having a formal security plan allows you to react appropriately during an emergency, after discovering a break in or if an alarm goes off in the middle of the night. It’s the difference between having a cool head and running around like a headless chicken. A security plan is a detailed record of: your security providers and their contact details; instructions for all security, mechanical and electrical services […]

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Simple Security Tips for Your Manufacturing or Construction Site

Manufacturing businesses and construction sites face unique risks over the Christmas period. While you may be enjoying time with friends and family, criminals are on the hunt for empty, unprotected sites that are often in areas that are completely empty over the holidays. No one wants to come back from their break to have to deal with police reports, insurance claims and lost business, so here are some simple security tips to keep your manufacturing business or construction site safe […]

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The Security Industry Needs to be Cleaned Up, But Who’s Responsible?

I’ve worked in the security industry for over 30 years, going from employee to business owner in one of the country’s most vital industries, one that provides safety for millions of UK businesses, workers and members of the public. It’s because I’m so proud of this industry that I’m so dedicated to seeing it change. The recent Uber case has given me hope that one of its glaring holes – the exploitation of the self-employment grey area – may soon […]

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Uber’s Self-Employment Exploitation was Squashed – Security Companies Should Be Next

A UK employment court recently ruled that Uber drivers are not self-employed, and as such are entitled to benefits such as sick pay, holidays and a national minimum wage. Deliveroo and Hermes have since come under scrutiny as well, along with many other firms that may be contributing to the hundreds of thousands of falsely classified workers in the UK. I’ve never seen the topic of bogus self-employment gain so much attention, and it’s reassuring to see efforts being made […]

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Is Your Security Ready for the Winter Risks?

The clocks have gone back, marking the start of the season of long nights and cold weather. But the winter months mean more than just darker commutes and higher heating bills, it’s also the time that businesses are most at risk of break ins. A 2013 study by the Office for National Statistics found a spike in business robberies starting in November, peaking at 22.8% in January. The numbers are clear: as the nights get longer, criminals get bolder. Throughout […]

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Two Situations Where Budget Security Will Fail You Every Time

Over the years, we’ve developed a robust infrastructure of 24 hour control rooms and mobile patrols to keep our guards and our clients’ interests safe every minute of every day. Security just isn’t secure without this level of back up for our guards, especially out of hours. Things don’t tend to go wrong during the nine-to-five; it’s in the dark hours of the night that you need us to be paying full attention to the security of your business. Unfortunately, […]

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Criminals Don’t Rest on Bank Holiday

For most people in the UK, bank holidays are an opportunity to kick back and relax or get out and make the most of an extra long weekend. But there’s a small part of the population that’s excited for bank holidays for all the wrong reasons. Every empty home and every vacant business is vulnerable to break ins, vandalism and theft from criminals if left unprotected. Bank holidays see a spike in burglaries as people leave their homes and businesses […]

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