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11th January 2017

Security consultancy Lodge Service has moved headquarters to Bank House, 15 Gosditch Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2AG.

Lodge Service is the oldest independent security company in the UK, founded in 1919. It provides loss prevention, guarding and security technology services to commercial and public sector organisations in the UK and other European countries.

Reviewing the security challenges and opportunities for organisations in 2017, Simon Chapman, Managing Director outlines the following issues:-

  1. Loss Prevention: with margins squeezed, companies need to be vigilant in assessing areas of loss and vulnerability to theft, vandalism and other losses. January is a good time to check up on current levels of protection, including physical security and internal processes - how visitors to the site are managed; how payment is secured; handling of goods; and security of assets.
  2. Terrorism: the risks to people and property in the public and commercial sector is ever present – the level set by the Government is currently ‘Severe’. So all organisations must remain updated on the nature of threats and the training and support available, such as through the City of London Police. Again, a review of your current security is highly advisable.
  3. Staffing: staff can represent a key point of vulnerability for a business: do you follow-up references and professional credentials – and make background checks as part of your recruitment process? Do you check on the internet for activity by potential or employed staff that might prove damaging for the safety of your organisation and its people?
  4. Cost savings: you can reduce the costs of security and increase the return on investment by using internet enabled CCTV and other systems. They can then be monitored centrally 24-7 over a web connection from a central intelligence centre such as the Lodgic hub. This works well together with the deployment of security guards, to provide secondary protection and also give you cover out of office hours.
  5. Commercial opportunities: the range of GPS and internet-based systems offer new options for businesses in the monitoring of staff and customers – such as for control of goods in transit and lone worker deliveries at night. CCTV is increasingly used for its merchandising benefits by retailers, as well security surveillance: such as to assess customer flows and ‘hot spots’ that attract additional customer attention.

For further information on the systems and opportunities described, contact www.lodgeservice.com

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