Love it or hate it, centres need to plan for Black Friday

Falkirk centre lets three-year security contract

Silverburn security team recognised as best in the region

The Marlowes shopping centre in Hemel Hempstead has become the first shopping centre to be awarded Secured Environments Accreditation. 

Al-Shabaab video threatening malls sparks security review

A new security manager and former police inspector is on the beat at Pyramids shopping centre in Birkenhead. 

Digital technology is making CCTV a far more valuable tool in detecting and deterring suspicious activity on the mall

Poundland has become the second retailer to sign up for a store in the next phase of the retail and leisure scheme at St Matthew’s Quarter, Walsall.

 

DTZ awards three-year contract to OCS to provide CCTV control room and manned guarding services at King’s Walk in Gloucester

Digital communications systems really are proving their value in shopping centres’ emergency planning

Bilfinger Europa is working in partnership with the Wembley Stadium Centre of Excellence to provide a training course designed to help shopping centre management teams plan and manage events.

New technology will allow centre management and security teams to harness the full potential of their CCTV systems, improving operational efficiencies and ensuring procedures are adhered to

A partnership approach between landlords, retailers and the authorities is essential to drive down crime. For example a city-wide initiative is helping to fight retail crime in Nottingham

The Westgate Mall atrocities in Nairobi have thrust anti-terrorist measures back into the spotlight. What can centres realistically do to prevent such an attack here?

The trauma of the Westgate centre in Nairobi and recent reports of escalating crime levels in and around London centres has highlighted the challenge posed to centre managers in achieving the right balance between keeping customers safe whilst avoiding charges of intrusion. It’s always a challenge to provide a friendly and comfortable shopping environment, and maintaining an ‘open doors’ policy, while at the same time maintaining security levels for shoppers and tenants.

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