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.
Additional security patrols
Over the weekend – 16-17 September 2017 – their teams completed an additional 223 patrols, in addition to their normal security duties, providing visible, uniformed reassurance and completing security patrols in crowded places.
They co-ordinated these activities though their Securitas UK Operations Centre (SOC) and from the moment they made the decision, their mobile teams immediately provided on-the-ground support.
Vigilance against security threats
Securitas pride themselves on providing total security – protecting people and property. In a world of ever-present security threats, we all have an increasingly important role in keeping each other safe, too.
The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK has dropped from critical to severe, however they encourage everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the Anti-Terrorism Hotline or emergency services.