What are the Responsibilities of Keyholding?

If you are a keyholder, you will understand that your role within a business is crucial and should always be taken seriously. Particularly those within the retail industry will appreciate the importance of keyholding and the responsibilities entailed.  Continue reading “What are the Responsibilities of Keyholding?”

5 ways to reduce your retail insurance premium

It has been estimated that over the last year there have been 950,000 reports of theft from general retailers. This is an increase from 575,000 reports the year before. Though these thefts are acknowledged by the retail industry as an expense, retail insurance premiums are steadily increasing as a direct result. So what can retailers do to keep their business more secure and in turn decrease the expenses of theft and decrease their insurance premiums?

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Office security: Where to start

Your office can be the central hub of your business and will contain a large number of valuable items and information, yet it’s common for your office’s security to be overlooked. Today we want to have a look at some of the basics and to give you some ideas on how you can improve the overall security of your office.

 

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How has security evolved over time?

Security is important, fundamental. When you live in a place, you feel at home if you are protected. A home is like a bubble: you know you are in your comfort zone and nothing bad can happen. However, you cannot spend the rest of your life just in your property. You need to go out, explore the world and still feel protected anytime, anywhere. Because of that, it’s important that offices, hotels and other public buildings have security systems like alarms, CCTV and fire alarm systems in order to let people feel comfortable, protected and safe in public spaces. Now, let’s see how security technologies have evolved to improve people’s lives:

 

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Security at Christmas

Is it time you boosted your security in time for Christmas? The anticipation of seeing a loved one’s reaction to a gift gets closer. This is as well as the relief of when getting that one special gift you were hoping for (and not the 7th pair of cheap socks). However, when your house is filled to the brim with the latest gadgets and that one particular game console for your nagging child, as well as your business being used considerably less around this time, creates the perfect incentive for unwanted guests to come visiting. Only these visitors won’t be coming down the chimney. Continue reading “Security at Christmas”

Top 6 Tips on Keeping Your Construction Site Secure

If you’re in the construction business and you’re having difficulties with criminals and trespassers, It’s important to make sure you are up to date with your security system and doing everything you can to keep your materials and equipment safe. Continue reading “Top 6 Tips on Keeping Your Construction Site Secure”

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Private Security

When you own a business, security is going to be one of your top concerns. Especially when it comes to the options you have, it is either hiring internal security staff or hiring staff from a private security company. Many businesses are not aware of the variety of benefits that can come from hiring a private security company. Some may  simply not be knowledgeable about the industry. Continue reading “Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Private Security”

Have you thought about security at your wedding?

Your wedding should be the most beautiful day of your life and as stress-free as possible. However, when the alcohol is freely flowing and emotions are at an all-time high, it’s difficult to ensure this. This is why it may be beneficial to have event security present to ensure all goes swimmingly and according to plan. Continue reading “Have you thought about security at your wedding?”

5 ways to improve the security of your business

Sometimes we can have security measures in place but we don’t double-check to ensure they are working to the best of their ability. This is why we have put together a list of 5 ways that you can improve the security of your business. Continue reading “5 ways to improve the security of your business”

How to Become a Security Guard

Being a security guard is not an easy job but how do you become a qualified and professional one?

Well, first and foremost, you will need a license from the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Without this license it will be illegal to work in any capacity in the security industry. In order to obtain this license, a training course will need to be completed with a SIA recognised training provider, then once this is passed, you can then apply for the license and pay a fee (which is renewed every 3 years). Then, you should receive your license within a few weeks. Continue reading “How to Become a Security Guard”