Category Archives : Security & Guarding


OCS secures Welsh Water extension

OCS has been awarded a three-year contract extension by Vinci Facilities for the provision of manned guarding for Welsh Water. Vinci provides integrated facilities services to Welsh Water and has extended its initial two-year deal with OCS for security services across five sites in Wales.   Jane Sheard, CEO UK Facilities Services at OCS commented: […]

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OCS secures King’s Walk Shopping Centre deal

OCS has clinched a contract from property services company DTZ for the provision of a security solution at King’s Walk Shopping Centre in Gloucester. Under the three-year deal, the company will operate a CCTV room and deliver manned guarding services at the centre, which has around eight million visitors each year.   Peter White, King’s […]


Sercon secures contract with East Renfrewshire Council

Sercon has clinched a three-year contract with East Renfrewshire Council to manage the out-of-hours security at Overlee House in Clarkson, Glasgow. The Ayrshire-based company will provide a out-hours security solution at the council-run facility, which provides 10 temporary accommodation flats for homeless households in East Renfrewshire. The contract will run until July 2017 and include […]

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Mitie to partner with forensic specialist

Mitie’s total security management business is to use SmartWater Technology’s forensic services across the security and alarm response contracts. The company said that the implementation would help to protect its customers against data theft.   SmartWater Technology’s forensic products are used to trace assets and hold criminals to account. Mitie personnel will also undergo training […]


OCS clinches contract from Nido Student Living

OCS has landed a three-year contract with Nido Student Living, with the company being responsible for soft facilities services including security across three London sites in King’s Cross, Spitalfields, and Notting Hill.   Jane Sheard, UK managing director of facilities services at OCS, said: “We are pleased to support our client through high quality facilities […]


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VSG agrees £6.4m security and cleaning deal with Capital & Regional

Capital & Regional has signed a three-year contract worth £6.4 million a year with security provider VSG to deliver all soft services across its UK shopping centre portfolio. The partnership will cover eight shopping centres and include investment in news cleaning machinery and equipment.   VSG has provided security services to Capital & Regional for […]


Axis gets Sunderland stadium deal

Sunderland AFC has awarded a contract to Axis Security for the provision of a manned guarding solution. Under the agreement, the company will deliver security support for the football team’s Stadium of Light and its training facility – the Academy of Light.   Axis Security will manage a team of security officers for the 49,000 […]

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Summer triggers ‘increased property crime’

Warmer weather and longer daylight hours are potential triggers for increased property crime according to statistics published by Farsight Security Services. The data taken from the company’s remote monitoring station suggest that 23 per cent more audio warnings were issued in June 2013 compared with December 2013.   In particular, car forecourts – open sites […]


SIA win shows businesses need to stay on right side of immigration law

Last Thursday (April 3rd), a business and its security director were found guilty of security offences, leading to large financial penalties, according to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). In July 2012, Platinum UK Facilities Management Ltd began preparations to supply security personnel for the Olympic Games. During this time, the SIA carried out checks on […]


How can manned guards help to ensure business continuity?

Last week was Business Continuity Awareness Week 2014, with attendees exploring issues around the theme 'Counting the Cost'. The event addressed the financial implications of not having a plan and management regime in place to ensure business continuity, which is essential to safeguard an organisation and ensure success. Break-ins, fires and criminal damage can all […]