Manchester businesses will be urged to think about how security solutions – such as security fencing – could help them reduce losses associated with threats such as theft and vandalism at a complimentary security event in the city.

Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the annual free event is this year called Security – Whatever the Cuts, to highlight the financial pressures firms and organisations are under in the current climate.

The exhibition and seminar is open to anyone concerned about security, providing an opportunity to keep up to date on the latest security developments and giving advice on how to protect businesses and staff against crime in times of financial instability.

Keynote speakers will talk about policing models, the terrorist threat to business and how others tackle the challenges of ever-changing crime and disorder.

The event will be held on Wednesday April 13th at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. It will be opened by Garry Shewan, assistant chief constable at Greater Manchester Police.

James Kelly, chief executive of the BSIA, said: "Security breaches such as theft and vandalism are financially onerous and can have an effect on customer service levels, downtime and, potentially, customer deliveries and production processes.

"It is therefore important that the security aspects of a business are not overlooked, as investing in the protection of your premises will provide long-term cost savings by dramatically reducing the likelihood of crimes occurring."

Recently, Tom Reeve, the editor of, said firms should consider "internal security such as locks or access control systems" to form part of their first line of defence from intrusion.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800487999-ADNFCR