Securitas Security Services Ltd News

SelectaDNA installs forensic based intruder spray system at Richard Mille to identify criminals

The first forensic science-based crime prevention system in New York State was installed at luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Richard Mille. It is the fourth system to be deployed in the United States. The technology, the Intruder Spray System from SelectaDNA, utilises forensic science to reduce burglary, robbery and high-value theft by a documented range of 40 to 86 percent. The cutting-edge technology was installed at the world-renowned watch brand’s architecturally stunning flagship bou...

Securitas acquires electronic security provider Allcoopers Ltd and its subsidiaries

Securitas announces the acquisition of Allcoopers Ltd and its subsidiaries. Allcooper Group, founded in 1987, specialises in the installation, maintenance and monitoring of a wide range of security and fire systems. It operates from bases in Gloucestershire, the West Midlands and London with a complement of around 100 employees. Allcooper’s expertise in electronic security and its portfolio of long-term customers will provide excellent support in Securitas’ pursuit of its strategic...

IFSEC International highlights installer registration growth for IFSEC 2019 in the North and Midlands

IFSEC International is one of Europe’s largest integrated security event, with tens of thousands of visitors attending ExCeL, London, 18 – 20 June 2019. Registration is now open. IFSEC International, the hub for the security industry, announces that installer registrations from the North have already grown by 4%, while installer registrations from the Midlands have grown by 5%, matching its annual growth from London, South East, South West and international installation companies....

Securitas appoints Shaun Kennedy as UK Country President

Shaun Kennedy has been appointed as the new Country President and Managing Director of Securitas UK and will assume responsibility at some point in early 2019. Shaun will take over from current Country President, Brian Riis Nielsen, who having successfully led the transformation of Securitas UK, will move on to a new senior management position in Securitas Group. Shaun is an experienced leader with a proven track record in the security industry. After leaving the British Army in 1997 Shaun join...

Securitas attends British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) careers fair in Aldershot

Securitas UK was proud to attend the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) careers fair in Aldershot, on Thursday 24th May. Over 60 companies were in attendance on the day, including Royal Mail, Fujitsu, XPO Logistics and DHL. BFRS is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a social enterprise created in 2009 to support the armed forces community. They host career fairs across the country, to ensure companies are aware of the benefits of employing from this community.   In February...

Agent Vi honours leading members of partner programme with Annual Channel Partner Awards

For the sixth year running, Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) is honouring leading members of its Channel Partner Programme with Channel Partner Awards, presenting seven partners with special accolades for their exceptional partnership and efforts during 2017 in their respective regions. This year, for the first time, a new category has been added, recognising outstanding partners offering Central Monitoring services. SONDA is to be commended for exceptional professionalism in delivering a la...

Securitas Protective Services Officers increase security patrols as a counter-terrorism measure in Britain

Following the recent attack in Parsons Green, the joint terror analysis centre increased the terrorism threat level to the UK from severe to critical. As a result, the government carried out additional counter-terrorism operations around the country to help protect people in public places. Securitas took the decision to proactively support the emergency services and military operations by asking their Protective Services Officers to provide additional patrols at transport hubs across the UK....

Securitas achieves FREDD certification becoming UK’s first government-certified canine security provider

Securitas has officially achieved FREDD (Free Running Explosive Detection Dog) certification – the EU standard for the use of dogs in aviation cargo security. Working in conjunction with the Department for Transport (DfT), this ground-breaking achievement means Securitas now provides the highest levels of explosives detection using our four-legged friends. Government-certified detection dog service Not only do ever-present terrorist threats make this an essential arm of the security pro...

Securitas improves driver safety for mobile employees with GreenRoad

Securitas has partnered with GreenRoad – the industry leader in driver safety and behaviour technology – to improve driver safety among its 11,000 employees. With vehicle collisions the number one cause of work-related deaths in the UK, Securitas wants to reduce risks associated with driver behaviour – both for the welfare of its employees and other road users. GreenRoad technology will allow Securitas to track the movements of its fleet, monitoring driver behaviour, such as...

Securitas's Steven Thompson appointed to International Airport Review Advisory Board

Steven brings unparalleled expertise to the role, having held senior positions in both the UK and abroad International Airport Review Magazine introduces Steven Thompson to the Aviation Advisory Board. Steven, the Specialised Protective Services Development Manager, for Securitas UK, is responsible for development of the company’s offering within the aviation services sector.Unparalleled knowledgeSteven brings unparalleled expertise to the role, having held senior positi...

MOBOTIX hemispheric cameras keep track of Iceland Post

With a history stretching back to 1776, Iceland Post was founded following a decree from King Christian VII of Denmark, demanding an Icelandic postal service. Two years later, biannual sailings were introduced between the two countries, establishing a connection which continues to this day. In 1873, the first Icelandic stamps were issued and the postal system was placed under local administration, finally becoming an incorporated company in 1998. With a distribution network that reaches 99.5% o...

Securitas receives Home Office approval to deliver counter terrorism initiative to staff

Project Griffin was devised by the City of London Police to protect UK cities from the threat of terrorism Securitas UK has joined a select group of organisations to be accredited by NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) to deliver its Project Griffin counter terrorism awareness initiative to their own staff. Protecting UK cities and communities Project Griffin was devised by the City of London Police in 2004 to protect UK cities and communities from the threat...