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Magenta Security’s Green New Deal: Electric Vehicles, Remote Work and Industry Change

In a time where it has been challenging to find reasons for optimism, our sustainability mission has been a source of pride and excitement. Here’s why Magenta Security will emerge from this pandemic a greener, more efficient and more committed company than ever before. Magenta Security’s vehicle fleet will be fully electric by 2025 For a company dedicated to reducing our impact on the natural world and global warming, electric vehicles were a source of frustration. We estimated that our […]

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There’s No Vaccine for the Mental Health Pandemic – How Will We Treat It?

With the vaccine rollout making a post-pandemic world feel tantalisingly close and restrictions gradually easing, there are finally reasons to feel hopeful in this ongoing pandemic. However, we must be cautious in our rush to return to normal, not just to prevent another spike in cases, but because we will be feeling the impact the pandemic had on our collective mental wellbeing for months, if not years, to come. Back to normal: exciting or overwhelming? After a year where no […]

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COVID-19: One Year Later, How Has Magenta Security Coped?

In the year since the COVID-19 virus first shut down life as we knew it, we at Magenta Security have kept our business running, our staff safe and our services consistent. This required proactive planning, swift action, complex logistics and, most importantly, commitment and bravery from our staff. While we may not be clear of this deadly virus yet, we wanted to look back on the past year now that recovery is on the horizon and restrictions on life and […]

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Upcoming Technology that will Change the Security Industry

In the 25 years that Magenta Security has been in business, technology has fundamentally changed how we protect the people and places in our care. Internet connected CCTV, NFC chips and the now taken-for-granted ability for a security guard to carry a smart device has made our services more secure and convenient than ever before. We have no reason to think the next 25 years will not be just as transformed by technology as the last. Here are the three […]

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Magenta Security Year in Review 2020: Positivity in the Pandemic

As we reflect on the past 12 months, it is hard to know where to begin and if it is even appropriate to take on a celebratory tone. But at Magenta Security, planning for the worst and hoping for the best is part of our profession, so we know the value of a silver lining in even the darkest times. Here are a few moments of positivity that we managed to enjoy amongst the pandemic. We celebrated our 25th year […]

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Facial Recognition: Powerful Security Tool or Danger to the Public?

Facial recognition technology has numerous harmless applications. You may use it every day to unlock your phone or gain access to secure areas. But facial recognition can also be used for surveillance purposes, a usage that has gathered plenty of excitement in the security industry and those who provide products to it. However, we should balance our excitement with caution. As with all surveillance, facial recognition must be used responsibly and with restraint to protect the privacy and rights of […]

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Winter Crime Surge is Back with a Lockdown Twist – is Your Business Ready?

Winter is here, which means it is time again to remind our readers that these next few months are when businesses are at the highest risk of vandalism and theft. Studies have shown seasonal surges of crime in winter, with a 22.8% increase in business robberies (The Office for National Statistics) and 35% more home insurance claims for burglary (Lloyds Bank) in the winter months. In addition, there is ample evidence that, historically, crime has increased in times of economic […]

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COVID-19: Poor Warehouse Pandemic Control Puts Us All at Risk

The growth of online shopping has caused tectonic shifts in business, the economy and society itself. Security has changed as well. Just looking at our own contracts over the years, there’s been a clear shift from high street towards warehouses, as is reflective of the retail landscape at large. While COVID-19 has been devastating for brick and mortar retailers it has only accelerated the growth of online shopping and it is safe to assume that many of the customers who […]

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Will the Cyber Crime Surge Reach Your Business on Black Friday?

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to launch coordinated and targeted cyber attacks – typically involving the one-two punch of data breaches and ransomware – on companies across the globe. Websites have been set up for these cyber criminals to post stolen data publicly should companies not give in to their demands. This cyber crime surge makes this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events a potential jackpot for cyber criminals, who will already have the infrastructure […]

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COVID-19: How to Keep Security Constant as Tiers Change

While everyone is keen to return to normality, for now we will continue to be in and out of lockdowns – both national and local – as authorities respond to COVID outbreaks. This presents many challenges for businesses forced to stop and start according to the latest restrictions, one of which is security. Vacant premises need to be protected from theft, vandalism and building faults, but many security contracts and services are ill-equipped to adjust to risks changing from one […]

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