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Could a Security Company Manage Your Christmas Party?

You might know Magenta Security for our industry-leading security services, but did you know that we can provide a wide range of additional services at the same uncompromisingly high standard? If you’re trying to arrange the perfect Christmas party, you don’t need to look any further than us. From catering and waiting staff to front of house and valets, we can provide a full suite of hospitality and event management services all built into a single contract. So, if you’ve […]

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Four Tips for Hosting a Safe Office Christmas Party

An office Christmas party is the opportunity to send out the year on a high and leave everyone in good spirits, but only if no one comes to harm. On top of planning what everyone is going to be eating and drinking, it’s very important that you consider the risks of your party and how you can mitigate them. 1: Know who is coming in advance It may be tempting to say the more the merrier, but it’s essential that […]

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Choosing a Venue for Your Christmas Party? Remember, Stewards are not Security

When choosing a venue for your Christmas party, don’t just focus on the menu and the décor. No matter how good a venue’s first impression, the night can still go terribly if there is inadequate security on site. Unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly common for venues to reduce their number of security guards and replace them with stewards. Events that used to be kept safe by teams of professional, trained and licensed security guards are now largely staffed by students doing […]

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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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Don’t Let Black Friday Turn into a Security Nightmare

Black Friday only arrived on our shores at the start of this decade, but it has already become a highlight of the retail calendar. Love it or hate it, Black Friday (and its online cousin, Cyber Monday) is here to stay, and if your business is taking part, you need to prepare your security so that customers and staff are kept safe. Black Friday chaos is not just an American problem Retailers in the UK first started to take part […]

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How to Secure Your Retail Site

Retail crime has increased by 40% across all categories. Likewise, spending on retail crime prevention has reached an all time high, hitting £1 billion in 2019 – four times 2016’s total. Whether you run a small boutique shop or manage a retail site boasting dozens of stores, you need to make sure that you are spending wisely on security. Here is my advice for how to best protect your retail business from theft, abusive customers and vandalism. Retail CCTV CCTV is […]

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Retail Crime is on the Increase

The British Retail Consortium’s 2019 annual Retail Crime Survey found very concerning trends, with crime on the rise across all categories, from customer and employee theft to staff abuse and cyber attacks. Retail crime statistics for 2019 Counting direct costs alone, crime cost the retail industry an estimated £900 million per year, up 28% from 2018. This doesn’t include indirect costs such as reduced efficiency, wasted employee time and the emotional and physical consequences of abuse. As a result, spending […]

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Security Challenges of Large Retail Sites

Large retail sites such as department stores, retail parks and shopping centres are the biggest targets for theft in the country and amongst the most challenging sites to secure effectively. Theft prevention in a retail site relies upon being able to quickly identity suspicious individuals, monitor them and take action should they engage in criminal behaviour. This is a relatively simple task in a shop with a few aisles and single entries and exits, but when there are thousands of […]

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Care Home Security Safeguards Society’s Most Vulnerable

We depend upon care homes to look after those who are most vulnerable. This includes making sure that residents and staff are protected from security threats such as vandalism, theft and abuse. While security guards still have a role in care homes, especially for main entrances and exterior patrols, residents and staff typically prefer less visible forms of security such as CCTV and access control. The benefits of CCTV in care homes Care home security must be designed to protect […]

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