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Going to critical

As the security threat level is escalated to critical, this is the advice Shopping Centre published last year

Be prepared for Black Friday

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

Robinson wins Howgate contract

Falkirk centre lets three-year security contract

Another award for Silverburn security

Silverburn security team recognised as best in the region

Shopping centre wins Secured Environments Award

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

Security threat upgraded

Al-Shabaab video threatening malls sparks security review

New security manager at Pyramids

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

Eyes wide open

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

St Modwen signs second retailer at St Matthew’s Quarter, Walsall

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.

 

OCS wins Gloucester security contract

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

Radio control

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

Europa league winners

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.

Surveillance supreme

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

Partnership pays off

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

Prepare and survive

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?

What do shoppers say? ....about monitoring and security in Shopping Centres

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.