Established nearly 40 years ago, Leycol has evolved into one of London's leading printers, specialising in supplying the best quality print to many market leaders and luxury brands. Leycol regularly works with top design agencies, galleries and corporates, developing long-standing relationships as a testament to their success.
Leycol contacted us with an emergency requirement for security following a break-in at their vacant former Head Office in East London. The 33,000 sq. ft industrial warehouse was situated in a well-known high security risk area, and following being broken into, a small unlicensed music event had been hosted in the building with further events planned. Leycol was looking for an effective, rapid and cost-effective solution to secure the premises before the Christmas and New Year period.
The Veritas Solution
We swiftly supplied the client with a desktop security review and subsequent proposal, including many options ranging from a vacant property alarm system, to mobile patrols and caretaking. To secure the premises immediately whilst additional more permanent solutions were being agreed, we recommended the installation of a 24-hour temporary Security Guard as an interim measure.
Veritas were engaged as the primary security contractors and subsequently arranged for a suitable handover with the installation of the Security Guard the same afternoon. Following this, an external vacant property alarm system supported by two ex-forces Gurkha Security Officers employed in a Security in Residence capacity was implemented 48 hours later. The Security Officers took up occupancy in the building, meaning they could respond quickly and effectively to any alarm activations, as well as providing a professional, courteous and reliable concierge facility as and when required.
On the first evening following Veritas taking control of the site, another break-in was attempted, but the trespassers were swiftly intercepted by our Security Guard.
A few days later on New Year’s Eve, a group attempted to illegally gain entry to the premises. The alarm system activated, altering the Security Officers who swiftly reacted to the situation and apprehended five youths armed with tools, equipment and notices - they had been planning an unlicensed music event the following evening. The youths were ejected from the premises and the site safely re-secured.