Here's Why You Might Need Wedding Security Services

Here’s Why You Might Need Wedding Security Services

When it comes to planning and organising your wedding, hiring the services of a security firm probably won’t be one of your key priorities. Things like booking a venue, organising the food and inviting your guests are sure to be front of mind instead.

But given the anticipation and expectation of the day itself, it might not be such a bad idea after all…

A cocktail of large crowds, uninvited guests, emotions …Read More

4 things to look for when hiring a security service

4 things to look for when hiring a security service

There’s a lot on the line when it comes to choosing a security service to protect your business. After all, one little slip up could mean your valuable assets or confidential information gets stolen, resulting in diminished profits and a tarnished reputation.

And although the sheer number of security firms in existence today means you’re spoilt for choice, how do you know which one will provide the best service, the strongest …Read More

mobile patrol

7 things to consider when conducting a mobile patrol

According to a recent data, 95 per cent of burglaries and robberies in the UK are not being solved. Despite the fact that the Metropolitan police have said they are putting a “huge amount of effort” into tacking a rise in crime, burglary presents particular challenges when it comes to finding culprits.

“Solving crime is a key priority for the Met and we are committed to doing all we can to …Read More

Remote Monitoring Helps To Prevent Crime

Three Ways Remote Monitoring Helps To Prevent Crime

Remote monitoring has long been used as a security measure to protect commercial properties and premises. With an operator carefully observing footage captured by strategically placed CCTV cameras, remote monitoring can provide a swift response to suspicious individuals and illegal activity.

Even with advances in technology and new security products coming to market like motion sensors, remote monitoring remains a firm favourite among many businesses. In fact, the global CCTV camera …Read More

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