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Companies must plan Olympic security requirements

Planning is key to ensure adequate security at the London Olympics 2012, according to a security expert.

David Evans of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has highlighted concerns that "parallel events" - such as regional public celebrations, the torch relay and other events that take place before or after the Games - will put a "tremendous strain" on security demand.

"The enormity of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games is just about to hit us," Evans explained on infologue.com. "Planning for that impact is everything and those companies which will be caught out will be those companies who are not planning now."

To establish and fulfil the level of resource needed, the BSIA has released a calendar for its members to enable them to better plan resource allocation. The calendar will also tie in with the Government Olympic Executive to inform its members of plans being made.

Meanwhile, the Games' organisers are working closely with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the police in the wake of the recent riots to avoid any disruption to London and any of the country's other Olympic locations, Business Week writes.

Speaking at a press conference in Beijing, Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC, said that: "All the measures put into place will be at the highest level."

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