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Crew remain safe and secure during Somalian pirate hijack

Crew remain safe and secure during Somalian pirate hijack

on Apr 19, 2017 in News

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 over the last few years as...

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Team strengthened with senior consultants

Team strengthened with senior consultants

on Apr 6, 2017 in News

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, designs,...

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Check your destination before you book

Check your destination before you book

on Mar 27, 2017 in News

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 advice via its website...

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First rental commission in prep!

First rental commission in prep!

on Mar 15, 2017 in News

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 end of March.   Commenting on the milestone...

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Will hotels be made responsible for guests’ safety?

Will hotels be made responsible for guests’ safety?

on Mar 13, 2017 in News

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 ‘unlawfully killed’ and, following...

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What is the terror level threat?

What is the terror level threat?

on Mar 3, 2017 in News

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 of a terrorist attack,” explains Paul Weldon,...

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