While everyone is keen to return to normality, for now we will continue to be in and out of lockdowns – both national and local – as authorities respond to COVID outbreaks. This presents many challenges for businesses forced to stop and start according to the latest restrictions, one of which is security. Vacant premises need to be protected from theft, vandalism and building faults, but many security contracts and services are ill-equipped to adjust to risks changing from one […]
Our Security Control Room Runs 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year… When you and your staff go home for the night, you want to know that your premises and all your hard work is being looked after. That’s where our security control room comes in. Every one of our security guards, their equipment and the sites and systems they protect are being monitored 24/7 by the dedicated staff in our control room. It’s not […]
Modern CCTV monitoring systems have revolutionised security. Internet connectivity allows cameras to be accessed from anywhere in the world, while digital video and ample storage space allows footage to be kept as long as you need it. Whether it’s used for intercepting threats or providing evidence in court, CCTV is an essential part of keeping our businesses and public spaces safe. But even the most high-tech CCTV system is a waste of money if the right people aren’t monitoring it, […]
Most businesses have security needs, but not all need 24/7 security. Whether your security requirements can be measured in minutes or hours, one officer or many, our mobile security patrols can scale up or down to give your business the protection it needs – no more, no less. Mobile Security, there when you need us, gone when you don’t Instead of providing a security guard that’s at your site permanently, our mobile patrol officers are shared between a range of […]
Before we start a contract with any customer we have to carry out a full, on site risk assessment. This involves one of our managers visiting the site we’re to provide security for and carrying a thorough and detailed investigation to uncover any potential risks to the staff that we provide. These managers are fully qualified in health and safety with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and it’s important that you verify the qualifications of anyone performing a risk […]
We’ve come a long way from sliding tapes in and out of our CCTV systems and keeping a giant cabinet full of recordings – at least, most of us have. Many businesses out there are still using a CCTV system that’s old enough to vote, skipping revolutionary advances in how they can protect their premises. DVR Let’s start with DVR (digital video recording). This is the most essential upgrade you can make to your CCTV if you haven’t already, and […]
Manned security is what Magenta’s reputation has been built on, but we also provide CCTV security for people who want the peace of mind of having their premises protected 24/7 but can’t justify the expense of a security guard. I’ll save the suspense, since the title gave it away: I’m talking about CCTV. You probably know the basics of CCTV and why it’s such a popular security service – perhaps you have a system already installed – but many businesses […]
When I decided to start a blog, I was excited. In the 20 years I’ve been running Magenta Security, I believe I’ve created something truly special: a security company that leads the industry on multiple fronts and – as anyone who knows me can attest – I love to talk about this industry. But when I actually sat down and started writing, I didn’t know where to begin. So I asked myself, what’s at the heart of what I do? […]
Selecting a security company in London should go far beyond looking at how much it costs. But all too often overall price dominates the services that people opt for. The security industry is riddled with ‘cowboy’ firms and rogue operators. These companies take business away from legitimate businesses by undercutting costs yet they provide clients with sub-standard services. Too many times I have witnessed customers realise they have made a costly mistake by working with these companies. Customers choosing a […]
In this blog post, we’re going to be looking at who Magenta are. It may sound as though we’re blowing our own trumpet a little but sometimes, it’s important to remember who we are and where we came from and why we’re here today. These blog posts look at Magenta Security, the SME from Hounslow, founded in 1995 and operating at the forefront of the security industry. Magenta Security provides high quality, bespoke security services to clients within the retail, […]
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