SMP Security Supporting The British Steel Industry

Published on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 2:53 PM

The British Steel Industry has hit the news big time recently with the announcement that Indian owned Tata Steel has agreed to sell off their Scunthorpe plant to UK based investment firm, Greybull Capital. It is still unclear as to what is the future is for the remaining Tata Steel plants including the one in Port Talbot, South Wales with thousands of jobs still at risk.The site is currently thought to be losing around £1m per day but the announcement to sell has divided opinion in the UK and… read more

Why Is It Important To Use An MLA Approved Locksmith?

Published on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 8:41 AM

When we talk about locksmiths, the first thing that often comes to mind is being locked out of your home or business but locksmiths can also help when you have other lock issues too, like a faulty key lock on your garage door or if you can’t get into your safe. Some might say they provide a pretty vital service at a time when we need it most. So, with your home, business or valuables at stake, it is important to make sure you trust in the right people which is where the MLA comes in…… read more

The Cost Of Crime Against Retailers

Published on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 12:17 PM

Recent statistics suggest that crimes against UK retailers are on the rise and costing businesses more and more each year. So how can retailers start to fight the crime and claim back those lost costs?Customer TheftLast year, there were 521,351 reported incidents of customer thefts, racking up a cost of £325 per incident for UK businesses according to the BRC Retail Crime Survey 2015. This led to an approximation of 3,401,948 incidents in total, an increase of 35% on the previous year’s… read more

Preventing Internal Theft And Fraud

Published on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 11:40 AM

Theft and Fraud In 2014 there were 751 confirmed cases of employee fraud in the UK. This figure rose by more than a hundred from the previous year. With such a rise in risk, businesses are putting systems in place to ensure they don’t become victims themselves.How to Spot the Signs Fraud or internal theft doesn’t usually happen out of the blue. There are often triggers which can be noticed by management or fellow employees: Sudden lifestyle changes- If an employee suddenly… read more

Keeping Jewellery Stores Safe

Published on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 11:53 AM

Jewellery Safes The Valentines period is a great time for jewellers as stores often become busy with individuals hoping to buy their loved ones special items to mark this romantic occasion and profits can soar. However, busier shops often mean a higher security risk and it’s important to keep expensive items secure in such periods. Here at SMP Security we understand how important it is to protect valuable jewellery. To keep your store safe this Valentines, follow our top ten security tips… read more