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Surelock – What is Counterfeiting?

This is organised crime, these criminals know which brands are popular, they produce fake products that look similar to the genuine brand.

Many also use the brand logo or copy everything about the product to make it look authentic. There are many products advertised online for less money or even the same price that are counterfeit. The counterfeit products are not the same quality and do not last as long. Although the practice is especially common with designer brands, it can even happen with other products that people do not suspect. Companies in any market can be a target for brand counterfeiting today with so many ecommerce sites in existence. So a Brand Protection Policy is essential.

If you need any help with Brand Protection, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will always provide the very best services at competitive rates.

Give us a call to discuss on 0333 6000 300 or email [email protected]

Surelocks’ Surveillance Services

Surveillance is not easy and is definitely not like you see on the TV, we always tell potential clients “You cannot make surveillance happen, it has to be intelligence led” – a particular day, time and location.

Much surveillance nowadays is domestic / cheating partner surveillance, sadly this usually only takes a day’s work to prove the clients’ worst suspicions.

We have experienced surveillance teams located all over UK able to deploy fairly quickly for the needs of our clients.

All our surveillance is legal covertly video recorded in a public place, we keep the client informed of the findings and supply a detailed log of events with selected photos, a full unedited DVD is also available if required.

Our experienced operatives can give evidence in Court or other legal proceedings, we have in fact been commended by the Courts for the precise and detailed records we keep.

If you have a surveillance need do not hesitate to contact us, we will discuss all the options, so you know the costs and exactly what is involved.

You will be in safe hands, so if you require this professional service or even just a chat about your problems, please contact us https://www.surelock.org/contact-us

Surelock – Expertise

Surelock has a dedicated, highly skilled, and experienced team of professional private investigators and security consultants that work across London and the UK.

A little bit about our Experts

We are corporate members of The Association of British Investigators (ABI).

The experience and expertise you will find under the Surelock umbrella is second to none. Founded by highly commended former senior Metropolitan Police officer Roy Herridge QPM, and now managed by Ron Harrison Past President of the ABI. Surelock’s directors, consultants and operatives are drawn from a variety of disciplines, including the police, fire service, military, and private and public sector. We also have several retired senior Scotland Yard detectives who have been involved in complex and high-level investigations over the course of many years. This pooling of talent and experience puts Surelock in a unique position.

Highly Qualified

As members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, we have expertise in this field and have specifically trained investigators to assist with merchandise and branding identification as well as recovery. We are currently responsible for assisting in the seizure of £million’s worth of counterfeit goods each year.

Professional but Personable

Above all else, we pride ourselves on providing a very personable and accessible service. We do not speak in jargon, and we are conscious that we are often dealing with very sensitive and difficult situations. Over the years we have liaised and dealt with everyone from law enforcement agencies to victims of crimes and we believe that your experience of us should be exceptional from the very first phone call that you make to us. We want to make a difference and we understand the need for total confidentiality.

Matching our expertise to your requirements

Wherever you are and whatever issue you are faced with, we can ensure the best trained and vetted operative is assigned to your case. You will always be kept up to date and informed about the nature and progress of any work we do on your behalf, and you will be provided with an easy to understand but comprehensive report of our findings.

For full details of all of core services please view our e-brochure:

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/239779607/
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If you need any help with any investigation, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will always provide the very best services at competitive rates.

Give us a call to discuss on 0333 6000 300 or email [email protected]

Surelocks’ Brand Protection Paddington Bear

We deal with Brand Protection for some of the world’s most famous and prestigious clients, we try to form a personal relationship with every one of them.

It was so rewarding for our team to see our friend and long-term client Paddington Bear feature in The Queens Jubilee Celebrations by having tea with The Queen at Buckingham Palace, we have all enjoyed both the Paddington films and look forward to Paddington 3.

The Copyright Group owners of the Brand Paddington Bear have retained our services for over 8 years, we have a dedicated online team who deal with Trademark and Copyright infringements on the internet worldwide particularly in Asia, by having the sites taken down and the counterfeit merchandise removed.

We also utilise a specialist surveillance team to covertly gather evidence of counterfeits being sold in the marketplace, the High Street, wholesalers, and manufacturers. Our enforcement team of trained investigators then carry out raids with the respective authorities, seizing all offending merchandise, authenticating these, and supplying evidence for prosecutions. Many successful convictions have been achieved.

Our client has stated “I have used Surelock for over seven years to deal with copyright and trademark infringements relating to a well-known children’s character. I have found them to be thoughtful, professional and extremely diligent and they have proved a cost-effective solution to what is unfortunately a very common problem with infringers who cut corners on product quality and safety and avoid payment of royalties to the creators of well-known IP.”

Every brand is worth protecting, if you have a counterfeit problem, please contact us https://www.surelock.org/contact-us

SURELOCK – Association of British Investigators (ABI)

Surelock are corporate members of the ABI and this is very important to us.

There are so many companies and individuals out there offering professional investigation and security consultancy services, some sadly with little or no experience at all, yet the unsuspecting client / member of the public do not know this.

Formed in 1913, the ABI is the home of professional private sector investigation in the UK. In an industry that’s still unregulated, they work tirelessly to raise standards and to see the credibility of members recognised.

Any investigator who applies for membership is rigorously vetted, he or she will have to produce a criminal records certificate that meets the ABI Policy Statement, hold adequate professional indemnity insurance and show sound financial probity. References are thoroughly checked, and membership is only offered following a face-to-face interview. 

Only the best people make the grade, and you can rest assured you are dealing with professionals.

Ron Harrison of Surelock has been a member of the ABI for over 14 years and has served as it’s President for 3 years before standing down, still a member of the governing council.

If you need any professional help, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will always provide the very best services at competitive rates.

Give us a call to discuss on 0333 6000 300 or email [email protected]

SURELOCK – Anti-Counterfeiting Group

Surelock are pro-active members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group.

This week on World IP Day we attended a seminar organised by City of London Police (PIPCU) at The Guildhall, together with representatives from the ACG to discuss and update on the challenges faced and the importance of stakeholder engagement and partnership working.

A successful event, opened by Assistant Commissioner Peter O’Doherty and fantastic inputs from the PIPCU team, it is a pleasure to work with them on behalf of our clients.

If you need any help with Brand Protection, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will always provide the very best services at competitive rates.

Give us a call to discuss on 0333 6000 300 or email [email protected]

Surelock’s Security Surveys

When Surelock carry out a Security Survey / Risk Assessment, this will include CCTV, Access control, Alarm systems, Physical Security measures both existing and possible future installations, any security procedures that are in place.  Particular attention will be applied to the understanding and recommended evacuation procedures that could be applied to the premises.

Vulnerabilities identified in the survey will be highlighted and cost-effective solutions will be provided in an easy-to-read illustrated report.

Our surveyors are fully accredited by the appropriate bodies under Home Office guidelines and have the necessary security clearance.

If you have a need for a security survey do not hesitate to contact us, we will discuss all the options, so you know the costs and exactly what is involved.

You will be in safe hands, so if you require this professional service, please contact us https://www.surelock.org/contact-us

Surelock the Dangers of Buying Counterfeit Products

There are massive dangers that come with buying things such as fake cigarettes vapes and fake make-up. Even things such as fake sippy cups with pictures of movie characters on them can be dangerous because they use materials that have deemed to be harmful.

There are cases of furniture and clothing posing serious safety hazards because they are flammable and/or give off toxic fumes. The chemicals they contain are the same ones that have been banned through their links to cot death.

Things such as cheap cigarettes are often so cheap because the tobacco has been padded with other materials. In many cases, the tobacco has started to collect in the bottom of the packet because it has not been factory produced – it has been tampered with. The chemicals that are given off when these padding materials are burnt have been known to cause problems ranging from mouth and throat irritations to blindness and increasing the chances of a stroke.

There are times when cheap jewelry has caused serious and life-threatening allergic reactions, and there are many similar cases where cheap and counterfeit makeup and hair dye has causes reactions that scar a person for life and have even led to death. The risks are not worth the small amount of money you save.

Your brand is worth protecting, if you have a counterfeit problem please contact us https://www.surelock.org/contact-us

Surelock’s Fraud Investigation Services

Whether you are a corporate business or a private individual, it is not easy to decide when to use a Private Investigator.

First and foremost, ensure you are instructing a credible company, check them out and see if they are members of a professional body such as The Association of British Investigators.

We have a dedicated team of experienced investigators who over the years have successfully investigated many frauds, with their experience coming from serving on the Fraud Squad at Scotland Yard.

Sadly, Fraud and White collar crime are not investigated properly as the police just do not have the resources, so if you have a problem you will need to engage the private sector, and we can help!

If you have a need for a private investigation do not hesitate to contact us, we will discuss all the options, so you know the costs and exactly what is involved.

You will be in safe hands, so if you have a need for this professional service, please contact us https://www.surelock.org/contact-us