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Duty of care

Following the news that gunmen have attacked a guesthouse in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing a German woman and an Afghan guard beheaded http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39990115, we’ve been discussing whether organisations need to reinforce their duty of care to personnel and employees. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, a Finnish woman is also missing and has [...]

2017-06-28T10:46:41+00:00 May 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Duty of care

Enhancing security at large scale events

Another of the discussions that particularly interested us at the Security & Counter Terror Expo earlier this month was the topic of counter terrorist security at major events and venues. A white paper from the expo highlighted the nightmarish events that unfolded in Paris on Friday 13 November 2015. Co-ordinated attacks across the city starting at [...]

2017-06-28T10:46:11+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Exhibition, News|Comments Off on Enhancing security at large scale events

Another insightful conference

This year’s Security & Counter Terror Expo was once again hugely insightful with a variety of speakers covering some extremely important topics.   James Brandon, director of geopolitical risk at Stirling Assynt, held a seminar on ‘the threat assessment challenge for critical business and infrastructure protection in the UK’. He offered his analysis of how [...]

2017-05-08T15:43:30+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Exhibition, News|Comments Off on Another insightful conference

Crew remain safe and secure during Somalian pirate hijack

The eight-man crew of the Aris 13 oil tanker was able to remain safe and secure during a recent pirate hijack as the ship sailed near the northern coast of Somalia. Two-dozen armed Somali pirates reportedly boarded the Aris 13 in the first successful commercial ship hijacking in five years. Anti-piracy patrols have been scaled down [...]

2017-06-28T10:48:01+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Crew remain safe and secure during Somalian pirate hijack

Team strengthened with senior consultants

We are delighted to announce that security professionals, Paul Watkins and Ian Weatherhead, have joined The Panic Room Company team on a consultancy basis.   With a focus on business development, Paul has a wealth of experience in retail, commercial, government and hospitality industry security and is a director of KTP, a company that consults, [...]

2017-04-06T13:39:13+00:00 April 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Team strengthened with senior consultants

Check your destination before you book

If you’re planning to head on holiday this Easter, or this summer, make sure you check with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) before you book to ensure you’re not going to end up somewhere that isn’t safe or you might be at risk from terrorism.   The FCO provides comprehensive and up-to-date foreign travel [...]

2017-03-27T15:41:14+00:00 March 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Check your destination before you book

First rental commission in prep!

We’re delighted to announce that we have received our very first commission for a rental panic room for a commercial client in the south of England.   Having designed the panic room to the client’s desired specifications, we are now at the build stage and the planned install is scheduled to take place towards the [...]

2017-03-15T09:50:09+00:00 March 15th, 2017|News|Comments Off on First rental commission in prep!

Will hotels be made responsible for guests’ safety?

On 26th June 2015, 38 guests staying at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia were killed when jihadist, Seifeddine Rezgui, opened fire indiscriminately on the hotel’s beach in one of the country’s most appalling terror attacks.   At the end of February, a coroner ruled that all 30 British victims of the attack were [...]

2017-03-13T15:41:49+00:00 March 13th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Will hotels be made responsible for guests’ safety?

What is the terror level threat?

If you’ve ever watched the news after a terror attack you will probably have heard the newsreader or reporter refer to ‘the terror level’ or ‘terror level threat’. But what actually is a terror level threat and what do they mean?   “Terror threat levels are designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood [...]

2017-03-03T11:43:50+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on What is the terror level threat?

Can we foil potential Spanish attacks?

Germany and France both suffered devastating attacks last year with terrorists driving lorries into crowds of people in Berlin and Nice.   Security specialists are now fearing the worst for Spain as ISIS has vowed to take revenge on the country for rounding up hundreds of terror suspects over the last few months.   David [...]

2017-02-22T15:36:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Can we foil potential Spanish attacks?