UK Terror threat level has been reduced from severe to substantial, as Priti Patel [Home Secretary] said “significant reduction in the momentum of attacks in Europe since those seen between September and November” in 2020.
JTAC (Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre) has lowered the the UK national terrorism threat from severe to substantial, in a written statement to parliament. However, at “substantial” a terror attack within the UK is still likely, as a result this is kept under constant review.
What the threat levels mean
Threat levels are designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack.
- LOW means an attack is highly unlikely
- MODERATE means an attack is possible, but not likely
- SUBSTANTIAL means an attack is likely
- SEVERE means an attack is highly likely
- CRITICAL means an attack is highly likely in the near future
What does this mean for the Security Industry
Although the level has been reduced, it will not bring about many changes of how security is conducted in certain sectors. As such, places of tourism/high footfall will still have the necessary checks in place. It is first and foremost to ensure we protect the public. It is the very steps taken which can deter potential terrorism away. The public may be incognizant of the work the security industry and of course the security personnel conduct on a day-to-day basis, be we must not forget the research, planning, prevention and implementation we do to keep our customers and general public safe. As well as the assets we protect.
At Myriad Facilities Group, we feel very passionate about keeping the UK safe, and raising awareness of the everyday threats the UK face. We, where we can work closely with out clients to ensure we do what’s right to help deter and reduce potential threats. Come at see what our Security services can do for your premises here.
Myriad Facilities Group is a Bristol base security company.
This post was written by Callum Parsons