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
What is the biggest security threat your business faces? Break-ins and burglaries? Cybercrime? Or something else entirely?
Well, for many organisations, the biggest risk lies within its own workforce. After all, members of staff often have unrivalled access to internal information and are thought of as an asset rather than a danger. This is in spite of due diligence such as in-depth interviews and background checks.
So, what can you do to …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
Acid attacks have become more common in the recent years. It is common not to know what you should do if you are ever in the position of witnessing an attack like this but it is important that you help the victim if you can. Here are some of the things you need to know when dealing with acid attacks.
What To Expect
The victim is going to be in a lot …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
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