Axis Security has been promoting personal security awareness amongst employees of tenants working at Belgrave House, the prestigious London office complex on Buckingham Palace Road.
The promotion was the first of Axis Security’s Safer Neighbourhood Initiative, which is offered to clients as an extension of its manned guarding services.
The Initiative was set up by Axis Security in collaboration with community policing teams to support and advise in security matters. Axis Security used the first event to focus on security implications as employees travel too and from work, as well as explaining other ways of mitigating personal safety issues in topics employees chose to discuss.
William Ball, General Manager of Belgrave House, says that the building’s location and proximity to high profile and popular tourist attractions means it has to be extra vigilant: “We already work closely with the Metropolitan and British Transport Police, and believe Axis Security’s initiative will reinforce security awareness of our tenants’ employees in the building, and on their commutes.
“The event was highly successful,” he continues, “And we have already been asked to do it again with the aim of hosting two Safer Neighbourhood Initiative events every year.”
As well as being able to talk to security experts and the Police, employees at Belgrave House were given a range of giveaways including handbag safety locks, personal attack alarms, property-marking kits, and torches.
David Mundell, Managing Director of Axis Security, says the Initiative shows how Axis Security is adding further value to its core offering: “Community engagement builds confidence among our tenant groups, enabling us to provide added value to contractual services and fostering an excellent working relationship between us, the Police, and businesses.”
Axis Security has been working with Belgrave House since 2012, and provides provide 24/7 coverage to the reception and loading bay areas. The property was developed in 2004 and measures 275,000 square feet in size.