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Trouble in mind

As the terror threat continues to rise, Andrew Mortimer, MD of Destinations and Venues at OCS, explains how FMs and event managers can help keep venues safe and secure The past two years have seen increasing incidents of terror attacks at ...

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Safety first

FM plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and protection of any visitors to a building, whether a commercial building or a public place such as a transport hub, leisure and events environments, or retail parks. What can FM ...

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Secure workforce

Security experts debate the impact of Brexit on the industry’s ability to provide high-quality manned services in the challenging times to come Demand for manned security services is growing, according to research by Mintel. Unfortunately, it’s coupled with increased emphasis ...

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Smart protection

How new technology is delivering improved security systems with powerful remote control capabilities CCTV has always been an effective deterrent to crime as its mere visibility ‘moves crime along’. Now, due to the evolution of technology, installers are supplying businesses ...

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The bigger picture

The quality of CCTV technology counts for nothing without proper installation, maintenance and monitoring, argues Andy Hedley-Smith of Ward Security As with all technology, CCTV systems have improved in leaps and bounds in terms of capability and quality. The latest ...

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Empty threats

Vacant Property

Vacant commercial buildings are increasingly at risk from squatters, metal thieves and other hazards. Guy Other, CEO of Orbis, warns that failure to protect empty property can have severe consequences. It was hard to escape the irony of the news ...

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United front

David Ward of Ward Security explains how sharing information is essential to counter the growing terrorist threat The security industry has not stood still since the highly co-ordinated and devastating Paris attacks of 2015. A study was initiated by the ...

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On the attack

In an increasingly unsafe world, building operators and their security teams must plan for the worst, says Robert Clark of Templewood Training Services This summer’s widely reported attack on the shopping centre in Munich highlights the risk property owners and ...

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Are ASOS addicts killing your mailroom?

It’s a sight many will recognise from offices across the City; cardboard boxes piled up around work stations from Amazon and Wiggle, those distinctive black and white ASOS bags either just received or ready to be returned, and overflowing mail ...

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Don’t overlook the importance of front-of-house

David Ward of Ward Belgravia looks at the rise of third party front-of-house delivery in a fluid business world where flexibility is essential With uncertainty over the future of the United Kingdom in the EU, and with rumblings of another ...

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