Tag: Security Operations

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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Self-Employed Security Guards Are a Danger to Your Business

It’s frustrating when my potential clients don’t understand that when they hire self-employed guards, they put their business, their staff and the security guard themselves at great risk. Remember that all it takes to be a security guard is to pass training and receive a certificate. After that, any agency can scoop them up, advertise they have security officers available and then sell their services to you. You might think you’re getting a great deal as self-employed guards are usually […]

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Importance of training in the security industry

Staff turnover in the security industry is generally high. There are many reasons for this but one of the biggest issues is the lack of training and development opportunities. At Magenta we manage to maintain figures that are far lower – about 12%.  Why, because we value and treat our staff with respect and provide them with the training they need to succeed. Security should no longer be regarded as a short term job – it is a career. In […]

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Magenta Security aims for success at London Business Awards

Following our success in various industry related and business awards, Magenta Security has been nominated in four categories at the London Business Awards. The 2014 London Business Awards has been developed and organised by Prospects Services to reward and celebrate the many dynamic and innovative businesses across London. We’ve been nominated for the following awards: Best Green Business, Best Medium Sized Business, Best Training and Development and Best Business for Customer Service. But what’s special about these awards and why does it mean […]

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Will Licensing Rates Change Following the SIA’s Announcement?

Following on from our post ‘Magenta Welcomes SIA Compulsory Business Licensing‘, in this blog post  we take a look at the breakdown of active licenses issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The UK’s private security sector employs around half a million people, contributing approximately £6 billion to the UK economy. In recent years, the industry has expanded into activities that, while previously undertaken by police officers, have no requirement for police powers to carry them out. With such a […]

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Why Magenta Security Adopts a Customer Oriented Ethos

Magenta Security was established to provide high quality, bespoke staffed security services to demanding and discerning customers throughout the UK. As a security supplier to some of the country’s most well known companies, customer care is at the centre of our business strategy. We have highlighted in previous articles how we nurture long term relationships with our customers to better understand their security needs. We aim to go above and beyond the call of duty and we offer additional services […]

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Who are Magenta?

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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SEA nominated for ‘Guarding Company Of The Year 2013’

We at Magenta were honoured to be nominated for Guarding Company of the Year at the 2013 Security Excellent Awards, but what makes a good nominee? The judges look at everything from business performance and growth to commitment to training, from staff loyalty to the contracts we work so hard to honour, and do we exhibit a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility? They also have to consider the big question – ‘What really sets Magenta apart from other firms?’ […]

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Why are partnering initiatives so important to Magenta?

One of the things that sets Magenta apart is how we treat our customers. We know every customer is different and that requirements will vary immensely from service to service. We also realise that Magenta isn’t always able to provide the required service internally. However, we are committed to our clients and our methodology, should the need arise, is to provide tailored packages and additional services through partnering with extensively vetted external firms. This process is managed by Magenta in order […]

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Why is Corporate Social Responsibility important to us? Part 2

In our last blog, we underlined the importance to our consumer and society at large of CSR. We went on to discuss a few ways in which Magenta Security is leading the industry, particularly in green technologies. This blog post is very much in the same vein and highlights some more of our green credentials as well as some of our community and global CSR projects. Let’s start with some more of our green policies. A longer term aim at […]

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