How to Choose the Right Security Company in 2019

How to Choose Security Company

Choosing the right security company   When choosing the right security company, it’s important to ensure they can provide immediate responses through an unbroken chain of communication from their own 24/7 monitoring control Centre and response engineers. This needs to be in conjunction with the right security, health and safety accreditations and appropriate licenses. This, combined with effective internal training procedures and flexible plans to suit your security requirements is the key to finding the right security company.   Security …

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How to Effectively Train Security Staff

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The first step in training security staff is a realistic plan. You might have a great plan in mind, but in order to achieve success, you need a budget to match. The costs of any relevant courses, training activities and or exercises must be tailored for each individual job.   Once the budget has been agreed and is out of mind, set out your work plan. Ask yourself what you want to accomplish with your training and how you are …

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Tax evasion costs the UK Government over £30 billion a year!

A little common sense might go a long way?   I finally had time to read the majority of the new Criminal Finance Act introduced Last year. The entire act is very impressive and especially the subject of tax. Businesses must show more diligence when recruiting / employing staff by asking for UTR numbers. Tax evasion costs the UK Government over £30 billion a year!   A recent observation that blew me away with absolute respect, it is a foreign …

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Four in 10 police stations have closed in just four years

The number of police stations open to the public has almost halved in seven years, according to new figures. Nearly 400 front counters have been shut across England and Wales, a Freedom of Information request by the Mail on Sunday found. Figures from 31 out of 43 forces showed a fall from 901 open counters in 2010 to 510 as of March this year – a decrease of around 43 per cent. It comes amid political pressure on the Government …

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Top 5 Things All Successful Business Owners Do Regularly

Top 5 Things All Successful Business Owners Do Regularly

Running a successful business is no easy feat. Planning and projecting will only get you so far, and after a while, you’ll need to grow, learn and adapt in order to achieve continued success. In my years of starting and running a business, working with small business owners across the country, I’ve noticed a few things most successful business owners have in common. Review Business Plan and Budget Your business is ever changing, and your business plan and budget should …

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Safest Place on Earth to Live – TOP 23

Safest Place on Earth to Live - TOP 23

            Top 23 safest country’s in the world – Crime statistics.   Slovakia — Kicking off the list is Slovakia. The central European state ranks higher in safety than in any other sub-index.   Canada —Canada is one of six non-European states to feature in the top 23. It has dropped 13 places since coming ninth in the Legatum Institute’s last security ranking.   Poland — The eastern European state is ranked higher in security …

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CCTV Systems and Crime Statistics

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It’s no secret that Southampton, and the country at large, is under constant surveillance. In fact, we have the most CCTV systems per capita of any country in the world. So, what effect is our heavy surveillance having on crime statistics throughout the UK and specifically Southampton? We’ve taken a look at some statistics to understand better how our surveillance is impacting crime. We’ve also put some thought into how CCTV systems can be used in conjunction with other security …

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Cybersecurity: Keep Your Data Safe

Cybersecurity: Keep Your Data Safe

With the recent news that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, are in the process of launching a cybersecurity company, and the scandal surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, there’s never been a better time to ensure that your business is practising proper cybersecurity. In 2018, cybersecurity is just as pressing an issue as physical security. Data breeches can ruin businesses. Let’s take a look at some of the key ways to ensure that your data is kept safe. Firewalls and Antivirus Software …

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Crime Statistics You Need To Know About

The police crime statistics are in and, unfortunately, it’s not good news. Violent crime and sex offences have risen sharply in England and Wales over the past year. In addition to this, we have also seen increases in the crime statistics in knife crime and robbery. So what are we to make of these worrying statistics? There are a number of interpretations to make of the data we have. Crime Statistics and the Number of Police Officers While recorded sexual …

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Your Security Company and Vacant Property Protection

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A property can be vacant for a number of reasons; the fact is, you want it to be in the condition it was in when you left it when you return to it. Unfortunately, criminals are drawn to vacant properties and you run the risk of your property being damaged or vandalised. Your security company will offer a variety of methods to ensure that a vacant property is kept secure. Perimeter Security A security company will secure all points of …

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