Friday, 1 December 2017

HOT OF THE PRESS...The Magpie Security Ltd December 2017 Newsletter is OUT NOW...

The most forward-thinking Company in the Industry…
Magpie Security Ltd Invited to the 2017 Security Expo…”

Magpie Security Ltd was invited to attend the UK Security Expo, this award-winning event brings 10,000+ forward thinking international stakeholders of security to London from Government, Transport & Borders, Major Events, Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI and the Private Sector.

Jason Bailey and Steve Drake took up the invitation to go and say hello and listen to a list of industry experts / speakers, while seeing what’s new and taking the opportunity to attend Government closed door briefings.

“How Britain celebrates Christmas in 2017:

Armed guards, concrete barriers and metal detectors spring up around festive markets due to terror attack fears…”

  • ·         Armed police, large concrete barriers and stop and search checks carried out at festive markets across UK
  • ·       -Heavy police presence at festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath
  • ·         Britain is on a severe terror alert in aftermath of attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester
  • ·         Last year an ISIS fanatic murdered 12 when he ploughed a lorry through Berlin's Breitscheidplatz market

 Christmas markets will be surrounded by a ring of a steel with armed police on patrol and metal detectors at entrances as security is raised over new terror fears.

There will be concrete barriers, stop and search checks and officers on the ground at the popular festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath in the run up to Christmas.

The precautions are being taken after the Local Government Association warned councils to be vigilant this year with the terror threat level to the UK currently at 'severe' - meaning an incident is 'highly likely'.

Britain has suffered from the three horrific attacks this year with innocent people and children killed in London and Manchester.  But while security is being ramped up in light of the atrocities in Westminster in March, the Manchester Arena in May and London Bridge in June, the authorities are also concerned about a potential copy-cat attack.

Last Year 12 were murdered when an ISIS fanatic ploughed a lorry through Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Christmas market.

Manchester's Christmas market has also bolstered its security precautions, in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 23 people at an Ariana Grande gig in May.

London has been hit twice in the past 12 months by terror attacks involving vehicles on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.
In response to those atrocities barriers separating traffic from pedestrians were erected on three of the capital's bridges.

In Birmingham a protective wall of concrete blocks will protect shoppers from potential vehicle attacks, with metal barriers at entrances to the Christmas market, close to its popular Bullring shopping centre.

“Stay Safe, Be Alert & Have a Merry Christmas”

“Home and Garden Security for winter”

Home and garden security is an important concern for any homeowner or tenant, especially if their property is appointed with high quality furnishings from a provider such as Rattan Direct. Crime is an unfortunate fact of life in our society, and thieves are becoming increasingly savvy. Quality home furnishings are like catnip to burglars, and there will always be an underground market on which to sell such items. As you can see, it is incredibly important to secure your belongings.

Happily, there are a number of steps that can be taken to prevent your property from becoming another statistic. This guide will talk you through how to ensure that your property remains safe from the unwelcome attention of any intruders who may have designs on your possessions.
Home Burglary Crimes
Burglary a very common crime throughout the UK, only exceeded in many records by the catchall category of ‘general anti-social behaviour offences’. Fortunately, statistics suggest that rates of burglary are slowly and steadily dropping, having plummeted by over 70% in the last forty years. However, it remains hugely important that we all take the appropriate steps to protect our homes.
Not all burglaries take the form of balaclava-clad ne’er-do-wells sneaking into your home at the dead of night and filling a swag bag. Usually an unlocked door or window is located, and sometimes entry is forced through the front door. Statistics suggest that many homeowners have been robbed by allowing strangers posing as door-to-door salespeople to enter their homes, only to live to regret this lapse in judgment.

In fact, it may surprise you to know that most burglaries actually take place in daylight hours, typically between 10am and 3pm, and can be completed in less than ten minutes by an experienced thief. If you are at work during these hours and your house is left empty, it is well worth investing in some kind of visible home security system, especially if you live in an even slightly secluded area. Statistics suggest that burglars often live close to their targets, and if they are aware that an alarm or CCTV is on the property they will turn their attentions elsewhere.
Once they have gained access, most thieves target the master bedroom first. The average burglar will be on the hunt for loose cash, wallets and purses, or easily hawked electrical appliances such as smartphones, laptops, MP3 players and tablets. Jewellery and shelves of DVDs and CDs will also be an enticing target for a thief, as they can be sold to pawn shops with little fuss for immediate cash.

Garden furniture is the second most reported item of personal theft, second only to wallets and purses. Furnishings should never be able to be easily moved (bolt or anchor them down if you can), and wherever possible, make your furniture difficult to identify from a burglar’s perspective. It is strongly advisable to invest in furniture covers for your outdoor seats, benches and tables, as these will ensure that a thief cannot see the pickings that are on offer at a glance. 

New for 2018… “Introducing The Power of One”

“Remember the moments that changed your life forever? … There’s another one coming
.” – Steve Drake.  Business Development Manager.
Magpie Security Ltd

The Power of ONE is an 'Enter-trainment' presentation in which the key messages are contained. As the presentation unfolds, the audience is exposed to the concepts of Personal Sovereignty and that how one chooses to runs one’s 'state' (i.e. feelings) has a direct bearing on the results one attains in life.

The teaching methodology utilized is explanation, metaphor and demonstration.

The program culminates to a process known as breakthrough. Attendees learn to tap into their reservoirs of personal power and forces partisans to change their mental perceptions in order to overcome challenges as one of the most sort after team building programs The Power of ONE is an experience that teams call on for years, recalling a moment in time when they achieved their true level of inner confidence and power.

Learning Objectives, and Agenda
The features of our TPO1 event is that it culminates into a very spectacular, high profile, media friendly event. The benefits are that the delegates step outside of their comfort zone, gaining the innate recognition that ‘anything is possible’ once you believe it to be so. In doing so, your comfort zone increases in size to incorporate into something extreme.

The training assists them to overcome whatever future challenges they face (In this case a ‘Board Break’) If they can do this, they can do anything.

“Success is not about doing extraordinary things, but doing things extraordinary well.”

Not only is this workshop an empowering experience, it forces participants to change their mental perceptions in order to overcome challenges.  For further information, please contact Steve Drake on 0115 9866 000 or email

“Congratulations to Michael Cross
our Employee of the Month”

Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Michael on his Employee of the Month Award.
Michael’s attention to detail, following of protocol and professionalism has been recognised by the client & the Magpie Management Team.

 “Very Good Work Michael… ” –
Mr. Richard Bailey.
 Managing Director