Businesses had the opportunity to discover the latest available security technologies and review their existing procedures at a recent seminar hosted by Securitas.
The seminar, entitled: ‘How Safe is Your Business?’, was held at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on 19 November and enabled local business owners and security managers to gain an insight into current challenges, evaluate present threats and risks and learn how to mitigate them effectively.
Grainne Kelly, area director for Securitas in the North East, Cumbria and Scotland, commented: “The security marketplace has changed dramatically in recent years, with new options open to customers to ensure their premises are secure at all times. The seminar benefited from a line-up of expert speakers who were able to share their knowledge and answer lots of questions from our audience.”
Tackling metal theft
Speakers included Detective Inspector Glen Alderson from the British Transport Police (BTP), whose presentation centred on the constant threat of metal theft and the advances the BTP is making in countering the problem.
Delegates also heard from Securitas’ chief operating officer Shaun Kennedy, technical director Pete Brown and Dr Peter Speight CSyP, director of risk and consulting.
During the seminar, a range of new technology solutions were demonstrated which can be integrated with existing security packages to provide a superior solution while reducing budget.
Security workshops were also carried out which enabled delegates to discuss any potential security challenges they face.
Grainne Kelly added: “Security threats are ever-present and, with the increased terrorist threat level across the UK which now stands at ‘Severe’, we all need to be aware of the challenges our businesses face and how best to mitigate any risk. It has been a really interesting morning, and we hope our delegates have returned to work armed with new knowledge and a renewed focus on ensuring their businesses and employees are kept safe and secure.”