Tag: Security risks

Mega Lorry Parks: a New Frontline for Border Security

The slow ports of post-Brexit Britain have creates miles of backlogged lorries in Kent and beyond, with 10 new lorry parks built to ease the impact on locals and drivers. Packed with valuables and opportunities for smuggling, these mega lorry parks are a new weak link in national security. Why do we need so many lorry parks? When Brexit’s new border rules came into effect, traffic through Britain’s ports slowed to a crawl, resulting in queues of lorries stretching for […]

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Why the Supply Chain Crisis is a Security Crisis Too

When essentials run dry, society becomes tense. The ongoing supply chain crisis has already led to violence at petrol stations and it is difficult to predict what goods will next disappear from our shelves. What we can predict is that panic buying will continue to be a side effect of our gridlocked supply chain and a serious security concern. Let’s explore why panic buying happens and what can be done to prevent it turning to violence. Why are people fighting […]

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Why Your Company is Vulnerable Without a Security Plan

What is a security plan and why should my company have one? Having a formal security plan allows you to react appropriately during an emergency, after discovering a break in or if an alarm goes off in the middle of the night. It’s the difference between having a cool head and running around like a headless chicken. A security plan is a detailed record of: your security providers and their contact details; instructions for all security, mechanical and electrical services […]

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Is Your Security Ready for the Winter Risks?

The clocks have gone back, marking the start of the season of long nights and cold weather. But the winter months mean more than just darker commutes and higher heating bills, it’s also the time that businesses are most at risk of break ins. A 2013 study by the Office for National Statistics found a spike in business robberies starting in November, peaking at 22.8% in January. The numbers are clear: as the nights get longer, criminals get bolder. Throughout […]

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