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
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
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
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
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
JAG Security offers a range of specialised security services for businesses of all shapes, sizes, and industries. Our mobile security patrols are amongst some of the most popular, particularly for smaller businesses that don’t have their own dedicated security team. We’re going to take a closer look at what mobile security patrols are, what you can expect from this service, and how they can potentially benefit your business. Let’s see …Read More
Security guards have to be trained to work in their specific fields because there are threats and potential dangers that are unique to different industries. For instance, security guards that work in healthcare need to be far more alert of not just the dangers from outside their place of work, but also the dangers lurking inside their workplace. For instance, security guards that work in healthcare must learn to identify …Read More
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
Working in security can be a challenging job but it is also incredibly fulfilling. There are lots of roles available and you will have lots of opportunities to build up your experience.
Here are just 10 of the best reasons to work in security.
1. You Will Make People Feel Safer
At large events or even just on a night out, people tend to feel much safer when they can see people working …Read More
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom. On their website, you can see that they have two clear objectives:
We have two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.
While the goal of …Read More