Retail Crime Reaches Crisis Levels with Soaring Violence and Theft

A shocking new report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveals an explosion in violence and theft plaguing UK retail establishments over the past year. The number of violent incidents against retail workers surged to a staggering 1,300 per day in 2022/2023, representing a nearly 50% increase from 870 daily attacks the previous year.    … Continue reading Retail Crime Reaches Crisis Levels with Soaring Violence and Theft

Assist Security Group Sponsors OSPAs Outstanding New Security Product Award

Assist Security Group (ASG), a leading bespoke security solutions provider, has announced its sponsorship of the “Outstanding New Security Product” award at the 2024 Outstanding Security Performance Awards (UK OSPAs).    The awards celebrate the innovations and accomplishments that elevate service and performance in the security industry. The Outstanding New Security Product award recognises recently… Continue reading Assist Security Group Sponsors OSPAs Outstanding New Security Product Award

Luxury Watch Thefts Targeted in Undercover London Police Operation

The Metropolitan Police have revealed covert tactics used to catch criminals stealing luxury watches worth around £4 million across London, reported by Sky News. As described in newly released footage, undercover officers posed as wealthy visitors in areas like Soho, purposely wearing expensive Rolex and Patek Philippe watches to entice thieves. When thieves took the… Continue reading Luxury Watch Thefts Targeted in Undercover London Police Operation

Incidents of Aggression Against NHS Staff in London Escalating

The private security industry in Britain is facing a crisis. With over 80,000 vacancies and rising attrition rates, security firms are struggling to recruit and retain staff. Low pay is driving experienced officers towards better-compensated roles in retail, logistics and hospitality. This threatens the ability of security companies to keep clients, assets and the public… Continue reading Incidents of Aggression Against NHS Staff in London Escalating

ASG Announces Name Change and New Focus on Security Solutions

Assist Security Group (ASG), previously known as Assist Services Group, a leading provider of bespoke security solutions, today announces its new identity and strategic focus exclusively on security services. This move underscores ASG’s commitment to addressing the evolving security needs across various industries.   With over three decades of experience in offering protection and support,… Continue reading ASG Announces Name Change and New Focus on Security Solutions

Paying a Living Wage: An Imperative for Security Firms

The private security industry in Britain is facing a crisis. With over 80,000 vacancies and rising attrition rates, security firms are struggling to recruit and retain staff. Low pay is driving experienced officers towards better-compensated roles in retail, logistics and hospitality. This threatens the ability of security companies to keep clients, assets and the public… Continue reading Paying a Living Wage: An Imperative for Security Firms

AI and Security in 2024

The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been very prevalent in recent technology discussions. IFSEC Insider asked several experts in the security industry to provide their outlook on how AI could progress in security in 2024 and beyond and what barriers exist to widespread adoption.   A common theme is that AI tools, particularly machine… Continue reading AI and Security in 2024

ASG Provides Security for Sustainable Arbor Workspace in London

Property management company Ashdown Phillips has appointed Assist Security Group (ASG) to provide security officers for the new Arbor building located at 255 Blackfriars Road on London’s South Bank.   “We are delighted to partner with Ashdown Phillips to secure the innovative Arbor workspace,” said Troy Hewitt, managing director of ASG. “Our specialist team is… Continue reading ASG Provides Security for Sustainable Arbor Workspace in London

Concerning Trends in Organised Shoplifting Gangs

A recent report has brought attention to the disturbing operations of Eastern European criminal groups exploiting vulnerable women and children for shoplifting activities across Britain, targeting luxury retail goods, such as perfumes, designer clothes, handbags and fashion items, watches and jewellery.    Uncovered by a Scottish company in collaboration with BBC File on 4, one… Continue reading Concerning Trends in Organised Shoplifting Gangs

Assist Security Group Launches Comprehensive 6-Point Security Solution

Assist Security Group (ASG), a leading provider of bespoke retail and corporate security services, has launched its new 6-Point Security Solution – an innovative framework designed to provide clients with tailored, comprehensive security focused on protection, prevention, presentation, planning, people, and partnership.   The unique branded system offers an end-to-end approach to address the complex… Continue reading Assist Security Group Launches Comprehensive 6-Point Security Solution