Friday 1 November 2019

Business Owners Urged to Assess Security Systems Ahead of Brexit

With a no-deal Brexit still not off the table, there is still a risk of the UK crashing out of the EU according to Michel Barnier in The Independent on Wednesday.

And with official government papers and senior cabinet ministers warning of civil unrest  - following a potential ‘no-deal’ Brexit - a leading security specialist is urging UK businesses to make sure they keep their staff and premises safe.

CGT Security is the manufacturer of innovative shutter systems suitable for any physical security challenge in private or public environments.

They are encouraging high street stores and public-facing businesses to make sure their shutters are up to the optimum standard for the potential challenges ahead.

Roger Humphreys, managing director of CGT Security, says:
“Although we all hope that any transition is well-managed there is no getting away from the fact that there are significant risks for UK businesses.
“Too many business premises in the UK are unaware that the security products they have are not of a high enough standard. If the products are rated independently the businesses will often be unaware of that.”

The context for this advice comes in the wake of the government’s own Operation Yellowhammer documents warning that the UK leaving the EU without a deal could lead to civil unrest.

A section of the document supplied by the Home Office says: 
“Protests and counter-protests will take place across the UK and may absorb significant amounts of police resource. There may also be a rise in public disorder and community tensions.”
The document also states that ‘Public readiness for a no-deal will remain at a low level’ and that ‘larger businesses across sectors are more likely to have better developed contingency plans than small and medium sized businesses’.

CGT Security recommends that business owners, facilities managers and loss prevention teams assess the quality of their security hardware including roller shutter systems. Business owners should ensure that the certifications associated with their systems are up to the standard that may be required if there is civil unrest following Brexit next year.

Business owners need specialist advice on the rating that their site and circumstances demand. They should check that the system holds an LPS 1175 certification and consult an expert on the level of rating that they require. The certification gives shutters a rating that starts with SR1.

CGT Security’s Xonar 900 Series offer security shutters certified from SR2 to SR4 and are the only LPS 1175 certified shutters that do not require manual or solenoid locks. CGT Security are also able to offer the only SR2 and SR3 security shutters with perforation.

CGT Security’s team of technical specialists work with installers to devise best-in-class security solutions. They can assess the immediate risks to a property while delivering a system that is functional and easy to use and maintain.

CGT Security is a leading manufacturer and supplier of security shutters. Supported by an in-house design team, CGT Security works with trusted partners throughout the UK.

With three distinct product ranges for specialist markets, CGT Security is driving change in the UK roller shutter market.

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