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Securi-Guard has joined the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) that helps to combat the security threats to international supply chains. TAPA, briefly, is a forum bringing together manufacturers, logistic providers, freight carriers, law enforcement agencies and others with the common aim of protecting supply chains and reducing losses.
The Plymouth-based security company does vehicle monitoring from a National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Cat II Gold accredited Secure Operating Centre (SOC). Securi-Guard’s (SOC) is one of only five in the country recognised by the UK police for monitoring high risk or high value assets. Pete Stanley, Head of Telematics at Securi-Guard said: “TAPA plays a significant role in tackling international supply chain crime and we are delighted to be given an opportunity to use our expertise to assist in that. TAPA’s 600-plus members includes many of the world’s leading manufacturing brands and transport providers so it is clearly a prestigious organisation to be a part of.”
Securi-Guard’s Securi-Track service provides an incident response service covering areas of trade in and around Europe. Securi-Track is an international vehicle and asset tracking service operated by Securi-Guard, and its network of European partners, which is designed to speed up management of hijacking and theft incidents. In the event of an incident, the European partners communicate with their own country’s emergency services, preventing any language barriers, which helps to speed up the process of recovering a stolen or hijacked lorry, as well as its driver and load.
Typically, tracking companies go through a third-party operator when reporting incidents of vehicle thefts or hijacking abroad, who in turn alerts the authorities in the particular country where the crime has taken place.
Originally formed in 1966 and under the same directorship since April 1982, Securi-Guard is based at Darklake View, Estover, Plymouth, and employs around 185 people. The company offers NSI Gold intruder, fire CCTV and lone worker monitoring 24-365.