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The power of a high-vis jacket

By Abby Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security

Most of us grew up learning that if we wanted some directions or needed help we should go and ask a policeman.  Times however have moved on and we now tend to find ourselves looking for someone carrying a clipboard or wearing a high-vis jacket.  It’s incredible the level of confidence a high-vis can instil in your average member of the public.
13 March 2019/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (2743)/Comments (0)/
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Security and facilities management: the people element

The modern-day environment is affecting security jobs in a plethora of ways.

Steven Moore, MD of security UK, Atalian Servest discusses how the face of security provision is changing, and cost is an ever-important factor that influences customers, meaning they tend to expect more for less.
29 January 2019/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (3097)/Comments (0)/
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Why aren’t we more prepared?

The security industry has been quiet on the impact of Brexit so far - it's time we took notice

I find it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit.  Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in the PM’s plan or think she is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtably the topic of the moment and will remain so for some time to come.  Yet collectively the security industry remains relatively mute on its potential impact – which could be significant.

 

09 January 2019/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (6035)/Comments (0)/
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Fly-tipping is on the rise, with vacant sites being prime targets

The number of incidents has increased for the third year in a row.

Many asset owners will already be aware of the devastating effects that vandalism and arson can have on a business, as it is expensive and time-consuming to deal with these. Deterring such crimes is difficult, however, as most vandalism, including graffiti and arson, occurs at night and on weekends when sites or properties are vacant. Fly-tipping is also on the rise, with vacant sites being prime targets. The number of incidents has increased for the third year in a row: councils across England and Wales reported 936,090 cases in 2015–16, up 4% on the previous year.

 

09 October 2018/Author: Andrew Cooper/Number of views (4682)/Comments (0)/
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326 - A minimum compliance checklist for procuring security guarding services

The BSIA have written this guide to aid you in selecting a security guarding company to help you choose the quality of service you require.
16 March 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6457)/Comments (0)/
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