How an RFID system can enhance your security guard patrols

  An RFID Checkpoint system enables guards to log their movements around a site, providing security for the guard and peace of mind for the client. The reports generated can be tailored to suit the requirements of the site owner and the route tailored to focus on potential weak spots within the guarded premises.   What is an RFID Checkpoint System?   An RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Checkpoint System, also known as a Diester, is a route monitoring device which …

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The role of Private Security Firms in the eyes of the Police

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The Role of Private Security Firms in the eyes of the Police

With police cuts being made country wide, it is as important as ever for companies and home owners to be on their A-game with security.

It is up to companies like us at Veritech to ensure that we are
providing the best security operatives and technology as possibly can. In times like these, it makes us
wonder what the relationship is between private security firms and the police. According to the SRI
(Security Research Initiative) 2017, 4 in 10 of the 1,000+ interviewed police officers believed that
security firms act as the eyes and ears of the police.
The role of Private Security Firms in the eyes of the Police
One police respondent who contributed to the SRI Report has stated that they believe security
personnel with thorough training and good CCTV capabilities play a great role in protecting the
public, as they are able to prevent minor incidents from escalating into serious ones and keep police
intervention at bay when possible. 79% of those who participated in the SRI Report agree that the
CCTV images private security firms are able to produce are essential to tackling crime, particularly
rural forces. The report is clear in stating that private security is believed to be of high importance at
festivals, major sporting events and during the night-time economy.
Following on from the recently updated UK Counter Terrorism Strategy, there is a greater expectation
on the private security industry to contribute to acting towards the 4ps; Prevent, Pursue, Protect and
Prepare. However, it must be recognised that the private security sector has already been doing a
fine job of preserving the safety of civilians and their private property as well as public property
through guarding and security technology. Whilst police cuts have made it difficult for there to be a
maintained presence, our guards and stewards have remained there.

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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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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Giving a Security Company your Keys can Protect Your Business

Giving a Security Company your Keys can Protect Your Business

On the face of it, giving someone else your keys seems counter-intuitive to keeping your property safe. However, a security company’s keyholding service involves doing just that and is an ideal way to keep your business’ building safe. There are a number of benefits to opting for a keyholding service; some are obvious, some are less so. Decreased Personal Risk If the alarm goes off at your property during the hours you’re not at work (i.e. the middle of the …

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Benefits of Manned Guarding from a Security Company

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Opting for manned guarding from your security company offers a number of benefits for your company. Manned guarding offers a greater level of security than CCTV cameras alone, as well as other un-manned/remote security options. Manned guarding allows your security company to protect your business’ premises against vandalism, theft, damage and unauthorised access. The human presence also protects staff and individuals against potential assault and injury from unauthorised persons. The type of manned guarding you ask for from a security …

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