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Wednesday 15 October 2014

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Security Headlines: Stricter norms for ATM cash handling companies likely 

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Monday 6 October 2014

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Indian Security Equipment and Services Market Outlook

Global market intelligence firm, Netscribes, Inc. released its latest report on the ‘Security Equipment and Services Market in India 2014’. Government demands, initiatives and regulations coupled with the ongoing boom in real-estate sector is mainly propelling the market in India. Additionally, rising awareness levels about the security breaches happening across the nation is catalyzing the adoption of security equipment and services in India. The market can be segregated in terms of surveillance & monitoring equipment, access control equipment, IT security and private security services. The market for private security services has exhibited the fastest growth among the rest of the segments, followed by surveillance & monitoring and electronic access control equipment. The overall market faces the maximum demand from some of the key industry verticals such as healthcare, real-estate and BFSI.
Source: PR.com
Delhi government asks pvt. security agencies to furnish info online

The Delhi government has made it mandatory for private security agencies to furnish online certain informations like deployment of security personnel at various establishments. The move was taken to enable the Home Department to maintain data with regard to activities of the security agencies, number of personnel employed at various setups and the number of security men with licensed firearms. The private security agencies can upload the information on the government portal -- http://home.Delhi.Gov.In. The government said appropriate actions like suspension or cancellation of licenses will be taken against the agencies if they failed to submit the data within the stipulated time.

Source: Business Standard 

TCS announces Rs. 100 crores for PM’s ‘Clean India’ initiative

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the NDA government’s ‘Clean India’ initiative, software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday announced that it - will earmark Rs 100 crore to be spent on school sanitation. TCS, the country’s largest software services exporter, would finance hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools in the country, the company said in a statement.

Source: The Indian Express

Grasping the possibilities of energy efficiency

With up to 50 per cent of CO2 emissions are attributable to commercial buildings from electricity consumption. Facilities managers are facing increasing pressures to reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings, as well as their bottom line.

Moreover, as consumer and business technology proliferates and other equipment such as air conditioning and ventilation systems increase in use, electricity consumption is rising at a higher rate than other energy usage.

With this in mind there is a need for building and facility managers to consider a move to a more sustainable operating model. In order to achieve this, there are a number of steps that can be taken, including gaining an understanding and control of buildings’ energy use through the implementation of building management systems and upgrades to existing technologies to improve operations.

Source: ecogeneration.com 

Modi says India, Germany ‘made for each other’, Berlin to help clean rivers

India and Germany on Monday agreed to prepare a road map for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described the two nations as "made for each other".

Source: Times of India

Thursday 4 September 2014

Benefits of a professionally cleaned work place

On an average, a full-time employee spends about 45 hours, per week at work. Studies show that there are several factors which help to enhance productivity during this time. One common factor which shows up is a clean and healthy working environment.

The benefits of a clean working environment include: 

Peace of mind

-    Contracting out cleaning work gives everyone in office peace of mind. 

Saves times and money

-     A professional cleaning company that adheres to a thorough work schedule saves time of employees, especially those designated with the task of ensuring office cleanliness. Moreover, employees have a cleaner environment in which they can be more productive. 

Healthier environment

-     A dirty work place could be breeding ground for germs, which could lead to sickness amongst employees. A hygienic office will help in reducing the number of sick days people take from sharing office germs. 

Good first impressions

-     Last but not least, a clean office means a good first impression to visitors. Whether subconscious or noticeable, a clean environment feels hospitable and may have an impact on a business’s reputation. 

A professional cleaning company like GroupL has the necessary expertise, support and full range of cleaning services, which will leave your place gleaming with the trademark GroupL lustre. Contact us to know more about the services we offer.

Monday 4 August 2014

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