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Terror, theft major security risk for firms

A wreckage of a vehicle damaged following a terror attack/FILE

A wreckage of a vehicle damaged following a terror attack/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 – A new survey by a private security company, Warrior Insight in collaboration with Research Solutions Africa indicates that majority of Kenyan companies at 90 percent see terror related risks and theft of assets as their major security threat.

The research also identifies cyber crime, mobile scams and violent crime as other security concerns raised by business owners at 70 percent who pointed out that security had deteriorated over the last two years.

The findings were released during the launch of the company which has deployed a state of the art suite of security technology solutions and a software video analytics.

The country firm Chief Executive Officer Adam Miller addressing journalists on Thursday and said the move by the firm was in response to emerging risks in the country.

“Many organisations in Kenya still rely on security solutions of the past which involve manned guarding. This is no longer the answer to emerging security risks.

“Globally, the concept of manned guarding is disappearing and is being replaced by increasingly advanced technology- this is the space Warrior Insight wants to control with huge success,” he stated.

He said the security company seeks to lower risks for organisations through real time security alerts and integrated risk management.

The company already has a security monitoring centre manned by highly trained security personnel who monitor client operations and risk in real time.

“The company will maximize on a three-pronged approach to security, which sets the firm apart from others operating within the same space,” he pointed out.

The company International Chief Executive Officer Tony Sudgen said use of technology in maintaining security “will help reduce the cost of doing business, making Kenya more competitive and in turn driving economic growth and prosperity.”

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The online survey was carried out from May 3 to May 12, with 50 senior business players in 10 different sector within the country interviewed.

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