Top 10 reasons to work in Security

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

Security Industry Authority

Common SIA Misconceptions

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

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

Remote monitoring

How remote monitoring helps prevent crime

Although CCTV offers a number of advantages, one potential issue is reviewing surveillance footage after a crime has taken place, which can be somewhat futile. Evidence gathered may increase the chance of recovering goods and convicting criminals, but several CCTV systems only offer retrospective help.

This is why more and more businesses are exploring remote monitoring instead, which notifies security personnel of an incident as soon as cameras and detectors on …Read More

Home Security

How secure is your home?

It seems as though one of the biggest New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is already in full swing –  reviewing home security. This follows widespread reports of an elderly, fat gentlemen with a white beard breaking in through the chimneys of millions of households over the Christmas period…

But in all seriousness, home security isn’t something you should joke about. While most families actively encourage the visit of Santa Claus every …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

construction site security

Protect your construction site from theft

A recent review by leading insurer Allianz Cornhill has revealed that over £70 million of construction plant has been stolen from sites over the past year. This is in spite of initiatives by the Government to encourage plant manufacturers to improve in-built security features.

When you take additional expenses like plant replacement costs, hire of replacement equipment, loss of business, and increased insurance premiums into account, the UK construction industry is …Read More

cctv in shopping centre

Is CCTV Really Needed?

There are now six million CCTV cameras in the UK, which equates to one for every 10 people. This number only goes up when you throw automatic number plate recognition cameras, police body-cams, and video drones into the mix as well.

Another eye opening statistic is the estimate that 20 per cent of the world’s surveillance cameras are in Britain, even though its home to less than one per cent of …Read More