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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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The 4 Secrets of a Top Class Concierge Service

There’s more to a concierge service than signing in visitors and accepting packages. A top class concierge service for an office or block of flats will offer far more. 1. A great first impression. As the old saying goes: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This applies as much to your home and your business as it does to the people you meet. With an office or block of flats, that first impression comes when your visitor steps through the front door and is greeted

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Why our guards are trained in Krav Maga

You may have heard about the 12-year-old schoolgirl who recently fought off a male attacker by kneeing him in the groin. The assault came at around 6pm one evening earlier this month as the girl was making her way home from a self defence class in Hampstead. (more…)

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Concierge Service in London: Securing Your Way To a Better Day

You never get a second chance to make a first impression! Our Concierge Service can be tailor made to suit each individual site or company. We adopt the company’s ethos and provide a bespoke and comprehensive site instruction manual to give our Concierge personnel detailed guidelines about how best to welcome and greet staff, visitors or residents, and the duties involved in each particular Concierge service. (more…)

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THE CHALLENGES OF SECURING VACANT BUILDINGS IN LONDON

It is impossible to discuss Security in relation to vacant buildings London and Central London without addressing squatting. What exactly does squatting consist of? Squatting is when someone deliberately enters empty or abandoned property without permission and lives there. Vacant buildings in Central London can all be vulnerable to squatters.  Even a disused police station in East London was occupied by squatters in 2005, and in this instance the case was adjourned for four months, allow

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Providing Trusted Close Protection Bodyguards in London

Bodyguards, (also known as Close Protection Officers), are not just for celebrities or high profile individuals but they can provide both long term and short term protection for ordinary people who for any reason may be feeling under threat. Bodyguards are used in London for numerous reasons, and at Security Risk Specialist we are equipped to address every danger posed to individuals and their families or businesses, to protect them from harm or embarrassment, and to offer them the most suitable

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How To Choose a Security Company in London

LONDON IS VARIED AND MULTIFACETED Selecting the best security company in London to suit your needs can be a challenge for any organisation.  As the famous fashion designer Vivienne Westwood put it, “There is nothing like London".  So when it comes to addressing security needs in London, its unique character needs to be taken into account. While the endless variety London offers is part of its charm, any London based security company worth its salt will need its security assessments to bea

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