Category: Security Risks

How is Your Warehouse Going to Prevent Theft on Cyber Monday?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have extended the busy winter shopping period further back into the year, placing more demand than ever on warehouses and distribution centres. Not only has online shopping massively increased the scale of logistics and need for secure warehousing, it has also made it far easier for criminals to sell stolen goods. How is a customer on eBay, for example, supposed to be able to identify items that were stolen? And in the run up to […]

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How Cyber Attacks can Ruin Your Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is one of the most important times of the year for online retailers, especially those who sell electronic goods. It’s also one of the most important times of the year for hackers, who take advantage of overwhelmed or vulnerable websites. Worryingly, many companies have expressed disinterest in investing in cyber security as it doesn’t provide a clear return on investment. But if your online store is shut down by a cyber attack during a busy period, such as […]

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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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