Security / Safety Insights

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 manne

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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 incidents o

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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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Security Dogs And Their Handlers – Partners In Protection

There are just over 32,000 Police Officers in London and only approximately 10% are armed officers. It is currently illegal for any security guards in the UK to be in possession of a weapon. However, the Guard Dogs Act of 1975 provides for the use of dogs to guard a property, provided the dog is under the control of a handler. (more…)

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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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