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How Security Protects Your Business from Crime

Crime is a cost that most businesses must deal with, whether through being a victim of a crime or through spending time and resources on its prevention. While there are many advantages to security services beyond crime prevention, crime prevention remains the main reason businesses purchase security. It’s better to deter criminals than to catch them While security guards and CCTV can provide useful evidence for catching criminals in the act, prosecuting them or taking disciplinary action against staff, it’s […]

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Crime Prevention Advice for Business Owners

Security Fears Heightened as Thousands of Businesses Remain Closed Thousands of businesses up and down the country remain closed and with no clear indication of when they might re-open criminals are taking advantage of vulnerable premises and finding new ways to conduct criminal activity. Whilst the media are reporting a decrease in shoplifting, serious assaults, and car crime during the lockdown, what they’re failing to report to the same extent is a nationwide increase in theft from unattended business premises. In […]

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Thank You to All Our Key Workers

COVID-19 continues to challenge life for all of us, but I am on the whole proud of the way people are reacting, supporting each other and coming together as communities. One such community is the private security sector. It was an incredibly important moment when the BSIA and SIA came together to lobby and ensure that security guards are recognised as key workers. They have stood up for us as an industry at a time when it truly matters Though […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Our Security Control Room

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 […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Our World-Class Security Guards

We’re Sent Over a Dozen CVs a Day Let’s start this blog with appreciation for our personnel department, because they never get to take a break. Every day, a dozen or more CVs will pass through their desks as they go through the rigorous process of choosing who we bring into the Magenta team. The only legal requirement for someone to work as a security guard is to have an SIA license, but we go much further than that to […]

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Two Situations Where Budget Security Will Fail You Every Time

Over the years, we’ve developed a robust infrastructure of 24 hour control rooms and mobile patrols to keep our guards and our clients’ interests safe every minute of every day. Security just isn’t secure without this level of back up for our guards, especially out of hours. Things don’t tend to go wrong during the nine-to-five; it’s in the dark hours of the night that you need us to be paying full attention to the security of your business. Unfortunately, […]

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Tempted by £7.50 p/h Security? Warning: You Get What You Pay For

In April, the government introduced a new minimum wage of £7.20 per hour. This wasn’t much of an issue for us, as we already provided that level of pay or even greater for our staff, but it did mean renegotiating some historic contracts to bring them in line. Such negotiations were happening across the country between reputable security companies and their clients. But for the rogue operators, who I’ve written about extensively in the past, this provided an opportunity. When […]

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How Our Risk Assessments Make Your Business Safer

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 […]

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We Train Our Guards to Be the Best in the Business

No matter how much we develop our infrastructure and hone our customer service, a security company is only as good as its security guards. That’s why we spend over half a million pounds a year providing training for our security guards above and beyond the mandatory qualifications in basic guarding and basic first aid from City and Guilds or other SIA endorsed organisations. Every security guard in the country needs a security license from the SIA but beyond that it’s […]

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Nominated for ‘Guarding Company Of The Year 2013’

In our last blog post, we looked at a few of the reasons why we were nominated for the prestigious ‘Guarding Company of the Year 2013’ award at the Security Excellence Awards. In this entry, we’ll revisit the topic and discuss even more reasons why Magenta has become so highly thought of in the security industry. Let’s start by summing up our last article – we invest in training and our employees, we are committed to investing in the ‘Investors […]

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