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Serviced office paper

ASSA ABLOY Access Control has launched a new downloadable white paper to discuss the security challenges faced by serviced office providers.

The white paper, titled ‘meeting the security challenge for serviced office providers,’ is now available to download at and looks at issues faced by serviced office operators and owners.

Covered are the latest predictions reported by the Business Centre Association (BCA) that the serviced office sector will double in the next five years.

The paper notes the need to ensure security is a critical factor in the general upkeep of serviced office facilities; citing evidence of the rise in internal criminal activity due to opportunist trends and desperation crime as a result of the economic difficulties.

Says Damian Marsh, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Access Control and author of the paper: “The serviced office sector has undeniably evolved into one of the fastest growing sectors in the global commercial property market, providing innovative flexible property solutions as an alternative to traditional long lease terms.

“Whilst this is great news for the serviced office operator and or owner, it does mean that the need to keep improving the quality and the competitive ability of their offering remains of paramount importance to maintain a positive welcoming feel for tenants and retain their business. Security and the associated legal and financial consequences of a breach, can have a detrimental impact on future business for a serviced office location, especially with the inevitable vitriolic review that could make an instant impact on a brand’s reputation.

“In this white paper, we have carefully broken down the issues to open a discussion on how to meet these security challenges. We look forward to opinions, experience and comments into this very complex and challenging issue, and will take all responses on board with our supply channel partners to seek bespoke solutions for serviced officer providers.”

The paper “Meeting the security challenge for serviced office providers.’ is available to download at and encourages responses to a dedicated facebook page at

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