Security / Safety Insights

SRS in Surrey: A Case Study on the Use of Security Dogs in Residential Patrol in a Private Estate

With increasing cuts to police numbers in recent years, many private citizens have felt compelled to seek other means to protect their property. In August 2018, it was revealed that the previous three years had seen a staggering 7,000-strong drop in police numbers, putting a considerable strain on the remaining police officers to shoulder the burden of law enforcement. (more…)

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An Analysis of the London Boroughs Most Affected by Crime 2017/18

The reduction in police numbers and consequent increase in crime rates is widely covered, but has every area in London been equally affected? This post will look at the ten boroughs most affected by crime, and explore the reasons why this is the case. 1: Westminster Westminster, at the heart of London, has experienced the biggest impact from crime, with 58,129 incidents in the financial year 2017-2018. This is perhaps unsurprising, as the range of tourist attractions packed into this borou

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SRS Accredited to ISO 9001 Quality Management System & SIA Approved Contractor Standard

SRS Accredited to ISO 9001 Quality Management System & SIA Approved Contractor Standard SRS is proud to announce that it successfully passed the rigorous assessment of the much coveted SIA Approved Contractor Scheme and the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organization responsible for regulating the private security industry. SIA is an independent body reporting to the Home Office in the UK. International Standard Organisation (ISO)  

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London’s Recent Terror Attack

Early Tuesday morning a vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians outside the Houses of Parliament. The suspect -29-year old male- is not known among counter-terrorism police, and he is not co-operating with officers. No one else was in the car at the time of the crash and no weapons were found. Officials stated that because this incident appeared to be deliberate, it will be treated as a terrorist incident.  The government called for a Cobra emergency committee meeting where the prime

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The Security implications of Crossrail Farringdon, EC1

A great deal has been written about the far reaching transportation implications of Crossrail’s arrival in Farringdon, but little has explored the potential impact Crossrail will have on Security in Farringdon, EC1 and its neighbouring areas of Old Street, Clerkenwell, Hatton Garden and Mid-Town when the Elizabeth line opens in December 2018. As a Security Company based in Farringdon, this is a subject at the forefront of our minds. Farringdon station is expected to become one of the busies

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SRS and Jamie Oliver Group – 5 Ingredients to First Class Security Service

SRS is proud to be protecting the Jamie Oliver Group. Inspired by the brilliant simplicity of Jamie Oliver’s hugely successful cookery book, 5 INGREDIENTS, SRS would like to offer 5 ingredients for a First Class Security Service which we hope will be just as easy to digest. Attitude - One of the most important criteria taken into account when selecting guards is their approach and attitude to other people and to their work.  Many a situation can be diffused easily by using good man

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High Profile & Executive Protection far from Smoke and Mirrors

SRS is proud to be routinely appointed to protect High Profile Individuals and Institutions. High profile protection often means arranging and deploying teams at short notice and under the premise that they may be likely to encounter hostility. Contrary to the more common Door Supervision guards are tasked with, Executive Protection often requires teams to carefully plan entry and exit strategy for the Principal they are protecting. It can involve ushering the Principal into an unfamiliar

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SRS training for Guards and Clients highlights the risk of mobile phone theft in London

SRS prides itself in a holistic approach to protection and as such performs Security Drills in conjunction with both guards and clients together. Recent example focused on criminality in London and aimed to educate everyone on site about the dangers of mobile phone theft in Central London. SRS Scenario Training  “Guards and Clients train on site together”. Click here to see our scenario training video focusing on mobile phone theft The Met Police just last month released a list o

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Petty Crime is far from trivial when Central London’s Corporate Offices are targeted

Just as the year started on the 2nd January, The Evening Standard reported that Scotland Yard will: “no longer investigate low level crimes if officers have to look at CCTV for more than 20 minutes. Met Officers have also been told that they should drop investigations into thousands of offences if no CCTV is available”. For Security Risk Specialists this brings into focus for us the importance of having professionally installed and carefully monitored CCTV footage so that where inciden

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Challenges Of Securing Operational Ships

The challenges in securing heavily armed ships, often with helicopters and a large workforce, are huge. SRS has been securing operational Navy ships since 2013, and are experts in mobilising at short-notice and at speed in order to provide the necessary reliable and trusted security for these high-profile ships. In addition, being docked in London makes the security job more sensitive. (more…)

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SRS in Surrey: A Case Study on the Use of Security Dogs in Residential Patrol in a Private Estate
Crime on the Holloway Road and Security Prevention Measures
An Analysis of the London Boroughs Most Affected by Crime 2017/18
SRS Accredited to ISO 9001 Quality Management System & SIA Approved Contractor Standard
London’s Recent Terror Attack