Security alarms can be an extremely effective deterrent of criminal activity and help boost any construction site security or vacant property security measures. However, even the most state-of-the-art alarm systems won’t always stop the most tenacious criminals from trying.
Thankfully business security systems are always evolving, and new and innovative security software and technology is being developed. All of which leads to fewer false alarms, and more comprehensive protection. One of these innovations is the evolution of video verifications systems, and here we’ll help you understand how they can protect your business… Continue reading “What are Video Verification Systems and how can they help my business?”read more
Having the right security in place is essential for many businesses when it comes to protecting
their premises, personnel and assets. Having a visible security presence acts as a great
deterrent to potential criminal activity. However, many business owners often wonder whether
manned security guarding or mobile security patrols are the best option for them.The answer really all depends on the size of the business, and what the business is trying to achieve by investing in the service they need. Continue reading “Which type of security is right for your business?”
SGC Security Services has been approved by the Chief constable of Kent Police as a Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) provider.
CSAS is a voluntary scheme under which chief constables can choose to accredit employed people already working in roles that contribute to maintaining and improving community safety with limited but targeted powers. These roles include neighborhood wardens, hospital security guards, park wardens, shopping mall guards, and train guards.
The scheme creates a framework for public and private bodies to work in partnership with the police, providing an additional uniformed presence in communities and capitalising on the skills and information captured by those already engaged with the community.
All schemes are managed, monitored, and assessed at a local level by the responsible police force. Main benefits of the scheme include:
- increasing uniformed presence on the streets (CSAS accredited persons wear the uniform of their employing organisation, with an identification badge endorsed by the local police force, in this case, is Kent Police
- reductions in local issues such as street drinking, begging and dog fouling
- saving valuable police time in community safety to deal with low-level crime and disorder
- promoting greater business involvement with the police, and allowing the police to influence the training of businesses, eg security companies
- promoting partnership working and the 2-way exchange of information and intelligence between agencies
If you would wish to hire SGC Security Services Community Safety Scheme Accredited (CSAS) accredited staff within Kent please feel free to call us on 01233226368read more
SGC Security Services are proud to be assisting the NHS in keeping Patients, Staff, Visitors and their Assets safe and are now officially allowed to use the NHS SBS Framework logo.
This demonstrates SGC Security Services’s ability to deliver a security service of the highest quality and in true partnership.
We look forward to adding and engaging with many more NHS Sites across the UK providing Hospital Safety and Security, Visitor safe distancing services, Patient Bedwatch Services, Waking Firewtach Services and Consultancy services.
If you are not an NHS site this Logo shows you that the service we offer is more than just “fit for purpose” but exceeds what is normally delivered in the provision of Security Services and if you want to receive this level of service excellence then call us today
New NHS Framework Contract Awarded Nationally
More great news from the SGC team…
Following on from the great successes of the last few weeks where SGC Security Services have secured numerous long term contracts we have yet another fantastic announcement to make.
SGC Security Services have been placed on the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework for Security Guarding, Lone Worker Solutions, K9, Key Holding and Security Consulting throughout the whole UK.
This once again demonstrates that the team at SGC deliver a fit for purpose Security Solution that has been recognised by the SBS procurement team.
Well done team now let’s demonstrate to New potential NHS clients the Service Excellence our current NHS sites already receive.read more
New contract award in Blackpool
SGC Security Services is pleased to announce that after a three-month trial at the Blackpool NHS Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust we have been awarded a long term contract.
During the trial period, both SGC and The Trust faced many obstacles that the current situation around Covid-19 placed upon us, but due to excellent communication and by working in partnership we have managed to overcome everything that has been thrown our way.
The Manned Guarding Security teams both at SGC and the Trust delivered a service that only ever had the safeguarding and the patients well-being at the forefront of all we did.
This meant at times being fast on our feet and mobilising extra Officers at very short notice, so a huge thanks to the Operations and HR team for their tireless pursuit of “getting it right-first-time” attitude.
During this period the team arranged two interview days after sifting through hundreds of CVS to get the right Officers, Vetted all the officers and inducted them onto our Online training platform after writing new courses in conjunction with the Trust Dementia, Mental health and Safeguarding Teams.
SGC Security Services would like to welcome our 30 new Security Officers to the SGC family and thank them for their “Can Do” attitude during the trial periodread more
The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals traces its origins back to 1999 when the now Past Masters, Steve Neville OBE and John Purnell GM QPM DL registered The Guild of Security Professionals with the City of London Chamberlain’s Office.
On 18 November 1999 twelve Principal Founder Members met to plan the creation of a working guild. The first meeting with sixty-two Founder Members took place on 27 March 2000 with Sir Neil Macfarlane being elected Founder Master and with Sir David Brewer, CMG LL of Greater London and Mr Deputy Philip Willoughby as Sponsors.
Progression to a Company without Livery occurred on 6 January 2004 when the petition for recognition as a City Company without Livery was recognised by the Court of Aldermen. The Company’s petition for Livery was recognised by the Court of Alderman on 19 February 2008 when it was declared that the Company had become the 108th Livery Company of the City of London. Between these two events, there was a considerable amount of activity to raise £300,000 for the Company’s Charitable Trust Fund and £50,000 for the General Fund. Due to the hard work, support and generosity of our Members we exceeded this target. It was also recognised that our aims and objectives were serious and well-founded, and that we did not conflict with the interests of existing Companies.
The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals was granted its Royal Charter on 15 February 2010.
The 108th ranking is by Order of Precedence, under which guidelines the Company is also classified as a Modern Livery Company.
Membership of the Company is drawn from the Security Industry in its widest sense and includes leading security professionals from the industrial and retail sectors, serving and retired members of the police and armed services, security consultants, academics, heads of security for corporate businesses, investigators and electronic surveillance practitioners.
What Is A Livery Company?
The livery companies of the City of London, currently 111 in number, comprise London’s ancient and modern trade associations and guilds, almost all of which are styled the ‘Worshipful Company of…’ their respective craft, trade or profession. London’s livery companies play a significant part in City life, not least by providing charitable-giving and networking opportunities. Liverymen retain voting rights for the senior civic offices, such as the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and City of London Corporation, its ancient municipal authority with extensive local government powers.
Staff welfare and well-being is at the top of our list
It’s amazing how grateful🙏 someone is when you ask them if they are ok? At a time⏰ where Mental Health concerns are current, ensure your staff know they are able to talk🗣 to you if required.
#mentalhealthawarness #healthandwellness #respectforpeople
Partnership between the Sales department and Operations department
Today I got to do something I don’t get to do very often I got to go on a site visit and meet the troops delivering on a contract I was instrumental in bringing into the business.
I don’t get to do this very often as in the past I have been sell sell sell, its the nature of the job.
SGC Security Services Sales department works hand in hand with our Security Operations department for constant success story
The difference at SGC Security Services though is I am encouraged to carry on the Client relationship pre- during- post mobilisation.
It’s this subtle difference which contributes to great Officer and Client retention, the client bought me first then SGC
Now the SGC Operations team are delivering what I promised they have bought into the SGC culture and will stay with us for many years.
This is how it should be done, I have worked for many companies that don’t get this and try and separate Sales from Operations.
Big mistake they go hand in hand as a salesman you are still accountable to the client long after the ink has dried.
How many people out there only ever here from the salesman again when the renewal is up?
Are we wrong here and should Operations and Sales be separate?