The expert: Security is increasingly important for companies
Published: 28 June 2022, 16: 16Updated: 29 June 2022, 11:06Shootings and bombings are common in Sweden, according to statistics from, among others, the Swedish Crime Prevention Council and the Police Authority. It has led many businesses to review their security. – Many of those who today request our services do not have their own threat against them – they only have the wrong neighbors, says security expert Magnus Ahde from Altum Security AB. Read more about how sectech takes security solutions to the next level A study from the Crime Prevention Council, Brå, states that Sweden is the worst affected country in Europe when it comes to fatal shooting violence. In the study, Swedish fatal shootings have been compared with 22 other European countries during the period 2000 to 2019. Explosions have also been common in recent years, statistics from the police authority show. In 2021, 79 were reported in Sweden.
Increased demand for security
One consequence has been that the demand for physical security has increased. This is what Magnus Ahde says, who has worked for over 20 years in the security industry and today is a salesman at Altum Security AB. – Since it is difficult to direct bombs at a special recipient, everyone in a certain area risks being hit by an explosion. You do not need to have a threat against you to be affected. And that means that more and more people realize that they need to protect themselves against that type of event, he says.
Nice – and dangerous
From previously having primarily embassies and authorities as customers, Magnus Ahde and his colleagues, who are experts in security consulting and shell protection solutions, notice that other types of businesses also demand their services. – For example, such a thing as having a glass facade at your head office today can pose a major security risk. It’s nice – but very dangerous if there is an explosion.
Altum Security is part of the security group Transfer Group AB, which in addition to shell protection solutions offers everything in physical security; from surveillance and security controls to alarms, and software solutions that simplify and streamline the overall offering. – Our strength is that our companies cover different parts of physical security and that we can therefore offer different types of combination solutions, explains Transfer Group’s CEO Pernilla Jennesäter. – For example, we recently made a combination solution at an embassy together with our sister company Sensec AB to protect both the building and the entrance. Sensec was responsible for X-rays and metal detection, and Altum for shelling and explosion protection, says Magnus Ahde.
Unique in high security
Magnus Ahde believes that there are few other companies in the industry that work as comprehensively with shell protection solutions as Altum Security. – Many focus on a specific product or solution, while we can deliver a variety of products in high security, everything from bulletproof windows and doors to panic rooms. That way we stand out, he says. Read more about how sectech takes security solutions to the next level The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with Transfer Group and not an article by Dagens industri