Security Services Homelessness

Dealing with homelessness as a security guard

Housing charity Shelter recently revealed that there are at least 320,000 homeless people in Britain, which includes rough sleepers and people in temporary accommodation.

In fact, this is likely to be an underestimate of the problem, as Shelter says it does not include people who experience “hidden” homelessness, such as sofa-surfers, and others living insecurely in sheds or cars, for example.

Despite government pledges to tackle the crisis, which includes the Homelessness …Read More

Security for Business

Security for Business – What You Need to Know

According to recent statistics from the Home Office, 24 per cent of businesses have been the victim of shoplifting, while a further 10 per cent have experienced assaults and threats.

Wholesale and retail premises have consistently experienced the highest levels of crime compared with other surveyed sectors, but just over a third actually reported shoplifting, assaults, and threats to the police.

The reasons why are unclear, but many could be taking matters …Read More

Knife Crime

The rise of knife crime in London

According to figures released last year, knife crime in London has risen to its highest ever level with nearly 15,000 offences committed during 2018. The Office for National Statistics revealed that the total of 14,987 knife crimes in the year to the end of June was a 15 per cent rise on the comparable figure 12 months earlier.

This included 91 knife killings, 170 rapes or sexual assaults carried out with …Read More

Construction sites security

Why security services are vital for construction sites

On the face of it, a construction site might not seem the go-to destination for a treasure trove of valuable items, but you’d be surprised at what opportunistic thieves steal and sell. For example, metal used for architectural purposes such as lead, zinc, copper, and aluminium often has a great deal of scrap value.

What’s more, there’s a good chance heavy plant and machinery will be left on site overnight, which …Read More

Unauthorised Access?

Are You at Risk of Unauthorised Access?

Building security plays a pivotal role in protecting your business from unwanted illegal activity such as burglaries and break-ins. Proactive measures to mitigate risk include installing alarms, setting up CCTV cameras, and employing the services of a security officer.

However, certain security breaches aren’t always the result of forced entry. For example, instances of unauthorised access can come about from extending common courtesy to visitors or a simple case of oversight …Read More

Security Guard Trespassing

Dealing With Trespassers as a Security Guard

If you only take one lesson away from this article let it be this – in the UK, trespassing is not considered a criminal offence. What does this mean? Ultimately, this means that security guards must be very careful when dealing with trespassers on a property.

But wait, if it’s not a criminal offence, what is it? Trespassing is considered to be a civil offence. While this sounds similar, a civil …Read More

Manned Guarding

The Importance of Manned Guarding

The strategy of protecting a premise or location with valuables/assets from illicit and unauthorized admittance or activity by deploying a team of qualified security guards is an important one. You simply cannot take the risk of doing things otherwise.

From general stores to malls, from businesses to residences and construction sites, there is not an industry or business that security guards could not protect and be of assistance to. Jag Security …Read More

SIA Door Supervisors

The Importance of Employing SIA Door Supervisors

In order to keep the peace and ensure everyone has an enjoyable night out, most pubs and clubs will employ door supervisors. However, it is a criminal offence to undertake the licensable activities of a door supervisor without an SIA licence.

The SIA (Security Industry Authority) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry, which reports to the Home Secretary. It covers manned guarding (including security guarding, door supervision, …Read More

Christmas Retail Security

Keeping Your Retail Business Secure Over Xmas

Christmas is just around the corner and the vast majority of retailers will be gearing up for their busiest time of the year. Even though its stressful, both independent boutiques and high-street department stores know just how important the festive season can be.

While focusing on the needs of the customer and making as many sales as possible will be the priority for many, it is dangerous to overlook other crucial …Read More

Event Security Tips

6 Event Security Tips – What You Need to Know

According to statistics recently published by Eventbrite, the UK events industry is worth £42.3 billion and supports the equivalent of 570,000 full-time jobs. Furthermore, a whopping 35 per cent of the UK visitor economy is accounted for by events.

But in spite of its lucrative nature, the events business also comes with plenty of challenges, such as security. With 85 million people attending events each year, how do you ensure everyone …Read More