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TREND #2 – Commoditisation of manned guarding

Commoditisation eroding margins

Low cost delivery demands for manned security continues to push down prices, making competitive contract bids even more difficult for smaller companies in the security industry. FM companies can offer clients great economies of scale and have a price advantage.

In addition, the increase of the living wage in 2016 will add further pressure on a market that is traditionally reliant on low paid staff, with the labour intensive manned security sector particularly affected as a result.

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