Terrorism is a major threat for businesses. Terrorist groups may seek to cause harm to the economy as a whole by attacking business premises or they may seek to attack specific businesses to advance their political agendas. The threat is not confined to the UK; companies that do business overseas may also be targeted.
Businesses can reduce the risk to themselves, their employees and customers by remaining vigilant, being security minded and having good security measures in place. A small investment in security measures helps to protect businesses against crime and make the work of terrorists more difficult.
Advice on business security measures can be obtained from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). Dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) are located in each of the UK's police forces, and in our case the Metropolitan Police. They provide protective and counter terrorism security advice to support businesses and reduce vulnerability to terrorist threats.
To obtain contact details for your nearest CTSA, please view the contacts page for Redbridge Borough Police
Redbridge Council supports the following 2 national security projects.
Project ARGUS is a National Counter Terrorism Security Office initiative, exploring ways to aid you in preventing, handling and recovering from a terrorist attack.
It achieves this by taking businesses through a simulated terrorist attack. The simulation identifies the measures to take for preventing, handling and recovering from a terrorist attack.
Project Griffin is a police initiative to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. It brings together and coordinates the resources of the Police, emergency services, local authorities, business and the private sector security industry.
Met Police Business Security Advice
The Metropolitan Police website contains lots of information on Business Security, which you may find useful, ranging from fraud awareness advice, counter-terrorism advice and CCTV guidance.