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Securitas to showcase specialist solutions at IFSEC International 2014

Crime scene guarding, fire crew capability and dynamic Securitas Telephone and Reception Services (STARs) will be highlighted during IFSEC International, which runs from 17-19 June 2014 at ExCeL London.

Securitas Security Services (UK) will use IFSEC International 2014 to spotlight how its specialist solutions are delivering value to customers such as the London Fire Brigade and the police service.

The Emergency Fire Crew Capability (EFCC) is one part of Securitas’ growing portfolio of specialist guarding services. Comprising a unit of around 200 personnel, the EFCC provides crucial contingency cover to the London Fire Brigade, which is the world’s third-largest fire and rescue service.

Comprising a unit of around 200 personnel, the EFCC provides crucial contingency cover to the London Fire Brigade, which is the world’s third-largest fire and rescue service

Comprising a unit of around 200 personnel, the EFCC provides crucial contingency cover to the London Fire Brigade, which is the world’s third-largest fire and rescue service

Highly trained officers, hand-picked via a rigorous selection process, have supported the London Fire Brigade with nine deployments since September 2013 during industrial action, the unit being mobilised within just six days’ notice.

Ron Dobson, commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, believes the EFCC offers a readied, skilled and dedicated unit which is unrivalled in the UK.

“Securitas works in partnership with us to offer a model that best fits what we require as the UK’s largest fire and rescue service,” explained Dobson. “As Commissioner, I ‘m responsible for providing a fire and rescue function to cover the whole of London which, of course, is the seat of Government and host to a number of iconic buildings. I need to ensure a service will be met under all circumstances, and I know Securitas won’t let me down.”

Crime scene guarding in the spotlight

IFSEC International attendees can also learn about the specialist Securitas crime scene officers making a significant impact within forces including Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and Avon and Somerset.

Amid a climate of public sector austerity, Securitas delivers crime scene support for up to 75% less than it would cost the police service, while also freeing-up warranted officers for more senior duties.

Amid a climate of public sector austerity, Securitas delivers crime scene support for up to 75% less than it would cost the police service, while also freeing-up warranted officers for more senior duties

Amid a climate of public sector austerity, Securitas delivers crime scene support for up to 75% less than it would cost the police service, while also freeing-up warranted officers for more senior duties

With specialist training underpinning the service, Securitas can man a crime scene within four hours’ notice, ensuring compliance with police processes. The solution is being scoped as an attractive option within forces across the UK.

Avon and Somerset Police’s detective superintendent Mike Courtiour stated: “The benefit is when you have a [crime] scene, you push the buttons and know there is capacity. You know the people are going to arrive. For me it has been a win-win situation.”

Alongside these successful public sector partnerships, Securitas will also showcase a new, dynamic solution called Securitas Telephone and Reception Services (STARS). Developed for high profile corporate businesses, it provides a professional first impression with experienced staff occupying an efficient and versatile role as brand ambassadors for the organisation.

Developed for high profile corporate businesses, STARS provides a professional first impression with experienced staff occupying an efficient and versatile role as brand ambassadors for the organisation

Developed for high profile corporate businesses, STARS provides a professional first impression with experienced staff occupying an efficient and versatile role as brand ambassadors for the organisation

Personnel are recruited to a specific brief and can offer support across First Aid, switchboard, access control, fire evacuation and reception.

On Stand D100 at IFSEC International, senior Securitas staff will be on hand to provide further details on all three services – fire crew capability, crime scene guarding and STARS.

About IFSEC International

Organised each year by UBM Live, IFSEC International is the leading event that caters for the entire security buying chain.

Attracting manufacturers, distributors, consultants, specifiers, installers, integrators and end users, IFSEC International is the only event to bring the whole community together under one roof.

Providing education, networking and demonstrations of the latest products, IFSEC International brings together more than 28,000 visitors and 650 exhibitors to discover the latest solutions in the security industry.

IFSEC International 2014 takes place from 17-19 June at ExCeL London. The show runs as part of the Protection and Management Series which is made up of FIREX International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo, Energy & Environment Expo and Service Management Expo.

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MITIE’s FM partnership with Vodafone UK extended to 2019

FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company MITIE Group plc has extended its relationship with Vodafone UK (the UK business of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s leading communications providers) to provide integrated facilities management for the next five years.

The contract has a total value in excess of £250 million over the five-year period, and will see MITIE deliver services across Vodafone’s UK property portfolio of around 1,500 sites. These include retail outlets, mobile telephone exchange sites and offices.

MITIE is responsible for a comprehensive range of services including security, workplace management, fabric and engineering maintenance, travel management, energy management, cleaning, mailroom and couriers, Helpdesk functions, landscaping, waste and pest services.

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE: CEO at MITIE Group plc

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE: CEO at MITIE Group plc

Speaking about the announcement, Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE (CEO at MITIE Group plc) explained: “We are delighted to be building on our long-term strategic partnership with Vodafone UK and to be bringing the organisation increased value and efficiency across its estate. We look forward to building on our relationship and continuing to provide high quality services to support Vodafone’s own vision.”

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