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Inside Hotel Security – Balancing Safety and Luxury

Managing hotel security is a balancing act. A visible security presence provides guests with reassurance that both they, and their possessions, are safe during their stay. On the other hand, guests want to relax and enjoy their stay and not be made to feel nervous or oppressed by the security measures in place. Security in hotels, particularly in the UKs capital and major cities, has recently come under scrutiny after a spate of terror attacks and threats. (more…)

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Why Brexit could be damaging for our security industry

Why Brexit could be damaging for our security industry… Pre-Brexit British citizens could move easily to another EU country and citizens of EU countries equally free to move to the UK and according to the 2014 Labour Force Survey, 79% of the 1.73 million EU nationals living in the UK were in employment. The UK was rocked by the seismic decision to leave the EU with many facing economic uncertainty as a result and whilst there has been no immediate impact the next few years will reveal t

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Lone Wolf Attacks

Yair Daren, head of Central London based security firm, Security Risk Specialists, shares his insights and top tips, on ways to bolster your own security in the wake of the recent Westminster attack ... Last week terror struck at the very heart of Britain and its Government. London was its usual bustling mix of tourists and workers and in an attack that lasted just 82 seconds Kahlid Massod killed four and injured many more. (more…)

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Clerkenwell security guard helps stop machete jewellery heist

Clerkenwell security guard helps stop machete jewellery heist Eduard Chirila, who works for Clerkenwell firm Security Risk Specialists, arrived at Chronext for his shift as normal at 10.20am on Wednesday. But he was immediately approached by undercover flying Squad detectives who told him they were expecting a robbery to “They told me to follow the normal procedures,” he Eduard, 38, told the Gazette. “I wasn’t too concerned because it is my job but I was thinking about my duty to kee

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TheJC.com: Israeli security guards help police foil Mayfair jewellery raid

TheJC.com: Israeli security guards help police foil Mayfair jewellery raid An Israeli security company has helped police catch a gang of armed robbers who attempted a smash-and-grab burglary on a Mayfair jewellery store. Yair Daren told the JC how his Security Risk Specialist firm co-operated with officers who had received a tip-off about a potential robbery at the Chronext shop in central London. Read full article

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Machete-wielding thieves are foiled by the flying squad as they try to rob a jewellers

MailOnline: 'It was like a scene out of a movie': Machete-wielding thieves are foiled by the flying squad as they try to rob a jewellers Machete-wielding thieves were dramatically stopped by plain-clothed police officers as they tried to rob a luxury jewellery shop in the capital today in 'scenes straight out of a movie'. The gang, riding two mopeds, were ready to pounce in Piccadilly in central London at around 11.25am when officers from Scotland Yard's anti-robbery Flying Squad took them

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Dog unit protects Islington business from third robbery

At 11pm one Saturday night just before Christmas we received a panicky phone call from the owner of a media agency based in Islington. His office had just been broken into for the second time in a matter of days. The first burglary had also taken place at night. A gang of thieves on mopeds had gained entry by using hammers to smash one of the office’s huge glass windows. They vandalized the office before making off with around 12 Mac computers. These were loaded into a car parked discreetly

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The 5 golden rules for personal safety in London

Just last month The Evening Standard report several recent cases of women being attacked in broad daylight in exclusive areas of London, disturbingly on one occasion a mother was targeted as she was taking her two year old daughter out of her car in Hampstead. This is alarming for parents and for women in particular and in light of this we hope the below tips might be useful for individuals to be increasingly vigilant when out and about in London during both the day and night. (more…)

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The importance of London Security Guards in light of growing threats

In a recent interview, Britain`s most senior police officer directly challenged the Government over drastic budget cuts. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, said his force would have to shrink, damaging its ability to respond to a terrorist attack or a repeat of the 2011 riots across London. Hogan-Howe warned that planned funding cuts are so large they would endanger the safety of the public. (more…)

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