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”

Keeping Your Pop-up Store Secure

Pop-up shops are temporary retail plots that can sell any type of product. The types of products they sell can range from clothes, technology to food.

Pop-up shops started as a novelty used only by a small number of independent retailers.  However, the use of them grew massively in 2017 and they became a popular trend that were used widely. And the trend is likely to continue into 2018.

Continue reading “Keeping Your Pop-up Store Secure”

What is the right security system for you?

It can be frustrating to choose a security system, as there are so many types. It is essential to have a security system in place for your home or business, to ensure your valuable and employees/loved ones are safe. Thus, we thought we would list the different types of security, to help you to choose the right one for you.

Continue reading “What is the right security system for you?”

How do you prevent squatters?

It is legal for squatters to remain in a property. Especially if that property is a non-residential property, is empty and isn’t generating income. So what can be done to protect vulnerable buildings from squatters?

Keep on reading to find out!

Continue reading “How do you prevent squatters?”

8 Ways to Ensure Your Holiday is Safe

In the past, we have outlined ways to ensure your home was safe. This month, as many people will currently be on holiday, we have outlined 8 ways we think will improve your security whilst on holiday and ensure you have a happy trip.

Continue reading “8 Ways to Ensure Your Holiday is Safe”

Top 5 Ways to Ensure Your Home is Safe

 

Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, student or are living in a rental property, there are ways that you can ensure your belongings remain safe against intruders and burglars. In this vein, we decided to compile the top 5 ways to ensure your home, flat, house, business or even shed remain safe at all times.

Continue reading “Top 5 Ways to Ensure Your Home is Safe”

What is Key Holding and Alarm Response?

Key holding and alarm response are important for property protection, but what are they?

A key holding and alarm response service offers you the ability to pass the responsibility of security breaches on your property into the hands of a third party. This allows you to keep yourself protected, minimising the risk to yourself or your staff by having a security team search the premises, ensuring that security is kept to a high standard and that the alarm is turned off. Residential properties can benefit from this service also, as home are left unattended during long periods of time in family holidays for example. So, just why should you consider using a key holding and alarm response service? We have a number of reasons below:

Continue reading “What is Key Holding and Alarm Response?”

What is Manned Guarding?

What exactly is manned guarding?

A term that’s used in the security industry, manned guarding simply means the security guards that most people are familiar with. For example, manned guarding is those of us who give a physical presence to the industry of security, guarding properties and people in terms of criminal damage, assault and entry.

Continue reading “What is Manned Guarding?”