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MI5 warns of terror attacks during the Olympics

Construction National olympics security threatLondon’s main Olympic Park will be protected by the biggest security operation ever seen in peace time, and will have the option of deploying missile batteries to protect the capital from air attacks.

The head of MI5, Jonathan Evans, briefed the cabinet on the terrorism threat in the run up to the London 2012 Games.

Evans warned that terrorists could target Olympic venues outside Londo, in his first ever address of the entire Prime Minister senior team.

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Olympic Games security - the current state of play

Home Secretary Theresa May delivered the keynote speech at RUSI’s Olympic and Paralympic Security Conference in central London. Where are we now with planning for a secure Games?

This coming summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games promise to be the greatest sporting event in the history of Great Britain. They also demand the biggest peacetime security operation ever realised on home shores.

You’ve probably seen some of the statistics around this event already, but they’re well worth reiterating for sense of scale. 10,500 Olympic athletes from 205 national Olympic Committees and 4,200 Paralympic athletes from 170 national Paralympic Committees are paying us a visit.

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Is security a forgotten part of the economy?

HousebuildingThe Government wants to reinvigorate the construction sector by building more houses, but is there likely to be a cost in terms of downgraded security? Alan McInnes offers his considered view on the matter.

Burglary, damage and disorder in the UK have long inflicted both financial and property loss, in turn leading to fearful communities.

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London 2012 - SAS base at Olympic Games

Construction National sasA top-secret SAS base is bring built to combat the terrorist threat at next year's London Olympics, according to The Sun. The special forces have been given a key role in security at the Games, with Chinook helicopters, underground bunkers and water-borne craft all set for use.

The base is under construction in East London, and elite troops will use the area's network of waterways to respond to threats.

As well as the River Thames, the Olympic Stadium is surrounded by smaller tributaries such as the Old River Lea and St Thomas' Creek, which security forces will navigate in rigid inflatable craft.

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Corps Security integrates Viseum's camera operating software into its Corps Monitoring Centre

cctvCorps Security has announced a strategic partnership with Viseum to provide customers with a CCTV surveillance solution that combines intelligent automated cameras, with an advanced remote monitoring service.

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