When are Manned Guards Most Appropriate

When are Manned Guards Most Appropriate

Manned Guards are a security provision put in place to protect people, equipment, processes, high value assets, spaces and more but how do you decide when and where manned guarding is most appropriate for your business. In this article we detail the typical applications and organisations where manned guards have been used effectively.

Manned Guards are appropriate to businesses and organisations who may be experiencing the following:

An increase in crime

There might be an increase in crime (theft, criminal damage vandalism or anti-social behaviour to name just a few) in the area i.e. surrounding premises / local businesses and an additional layer of security is likely to be appropriate.

Unwanted visits on the site

You may have experienced an increased number of trespassers on the site and would like to add a visual deterrent to your premises.

Current security methods are becoming less effective

Criminals are becoming more sophisticated in the ways they are attacking businesses and you may feel yoCriminals are becoming more sophisticated in the ways they are attacking businesses and you may feel your current security provisions are not meeting the business objectives anymore.Manned guards work in conjunction with other systems, such as CCTV remote monitoring, alarm systems and mobile patrols allowing the security guards to not only do their job but also add value in other areas.

Uncertainly about the surroundings of the organisation

The business / organisation may have recently relocated its premises and a physical presence is now required.

An increase in insurance premiums

You may have seen an increase in insurance premiums for your business premises. Hiring manned guards is likely to reduce the premiums as the insurance companies recognise the effectiveness of security services as a deterrent for criminal activity.

Pressure from employees

Employee protection and safety should be at the top of any organisations priorities, having manned guards on site is an effective way to provide peace of mind to staff on site, whether it is to provide escort services or as a visual deterrent to unwanted visitors at building entry points.

Are Manned Guards right for your organisation?

No matter the size or nature of your organisation manned guards can help, whether you require front of house access and exit, night patrols, event support, onsite security or lock up and unlock services the services of manned guards can be tailored to your organisation to ensure it is right for your business.

Requirements of the organisation may differ significantly, for example:

Tailoring the security provision and recruiting the right people is the first step to protecting your people, securing your property and equipment and safeguarding your processes. Here are just a few examples of businesses that can benefit from using a manned guards service:

Manned Guards working to deliver a return on investment

Your manned guarding service should be able to adapt to your organisation’s requirements. Whether you require a team of security guards, security monitoring equipment or an individual guard your provider should be able to scale up or down quickly and efficiently for a seamless security provision.  

Through extensive experience, the team at Magenta Security is able to offer tailored and flexible solutions that set the standard for every security requirement. We are a member of the ACS scheme, which we joined at inception in 2006. Over the years we have constantly achieved a rating that put us in the top 5% of members based on performance. To find out more about a security service that provides true added value, get in touch today and see how we can help your business achieve its security objectives. Our team of experts will discuss your specific requirements and provide a tailored quote to meet your needs.

Magenta Security provide award winning security services throughout the UK. We are in the top 5% of ACS approved contractors and were the first security company in Europe to be awarded ISO 14001 for our environmental management systems.

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