AlertSystems Respond to CCTV after Alleged Attack on French Newspaper’s Headquarters

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Leading business security provider, AlertSystems, has commented on the release of CCTV images of a man French police are looking for after an alleged attack on the head offices of a newspaper and a bank in Paris.

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Incidences such as this can be difficult to predict and frightening for members of staff, and while cases such as this are fortunately rare, it is important that security systems are in place to protect those on the premises.

The BBC has reported on November 19 in the article ‘Paris Police Hunt Gunman after Liberation Attack’ that police in France are searching for a man in connection with the alleged attack on November 18 which left a 23 year old photographer critically wounded. CCTV images show a man with a shotgun entering the reception area of the French newspaper, Liberation. Police believe that, following the incident, the individual took a motorist hostage, forcing him to drive to the Champs Elysees.

It is thought that the same individual fired shots outside the headquarters of the bank Societe Generale a number of hours later, although no one was hurt in the incident. It is also thought that the same individual broke into offices of the French news TV channel BFMTV on Friday November 15, where he allegedly threatened staff with a gun.

According to the BBC, the director of Liberation, Nicolas Demorand, wrote that:

“Opening fire in a newspaper is an attack on the lives of men and women who were only doing their jobs.”

AlertSystems, who are experts in business security systems, regularly follow news relating to CCTV and have commented on the release of these CCTV images. A spokesperson for the company offered their thoughts:

“Incidences such as this can be difficult to predict and frightening for members of staff, and while cases such as this are fortunately rare, it is important that security systems are in place to protect those on the premises. Alongside other security measures, installing a number of high quality CCTV security systems in the area can help to ensure that there is sufficient coverage of the premises which can be vital to police investigations in the case of an incident. Police can use CCTV to assist with a number of lines of enquiry, such as determining the course of events and identification of the individual.

“In cases where police are investigating the possibility that the same individual is responsible for a number of incidences, CCTV can prove invaluable to police as they investigate the incidences, with footage from various CCTV security systems able to provide police with vital information which can help bring their investigation to a successful conclusion.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain over 5000 security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems. AlertSystems offers effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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