Back in April, during the first national lockdown, UK Police announced that crime had fallen by twenty eight percent, and that overall burglaries had seen a 37% drop during that time. Despite these statistics though, many businesses were understandably concerned about their offices, storage spaces etc being left unattended, vacant and potentially vulnerable.
Now a second national lockdown is here, and it’s essential that businesses have specific measures in place to help prevent vandalism, theft, arson or property damage. Unfortunately many businesses simply don’t have the security needed, especially when it comes to vacant property security. And with 109,391 burglary cases recorded by businesses last year alone, according to the FSB, it certainly appears these businesses will be left susceptible to such crimes.
Thankfully, our experts here at SGC Security Services have spent close to two decades providing adaptive, collaborative and highly-responsive security services. We’re extremely proud to be in a position to offer advice, and potentially help save you as a business owner a lot of heartache and money. Continue reading “Another Lockdown is Here – How Can Your Business Stay Safe?”read more
At SGC, we understand that for any business, having a vacant property can mean that it’s more vulnerable to organised crime, petty criminals, trespassers, squatters and vandals. So it’s essential to have the right level of experienced and comprehensive vacant property security in place.
We have the expertise, resources and equipment to deliver the most suitable, cost-effective and reliable void property security solutions. And we also supply our clients with thorough breakdowns of exactly what’s happened on their sites at the end of each month. We do this thanks to our advanced camera systems which link to our security operations centre. Continue reading “Not even Halloween ghosts will cost you with Void Property Security”read more
Due to the on-going pandemic, safety and hygiene measures have been ramped up everywhere. Back in My for example, trains and stations deployed manned security services to manage crowds.
Over the course of the initial lockdown period, Transport for London (TfL) announced that they were aiming to operate 75% of their usual tube services, and their bus services would run at 85%.
TFL deployed more security, which included compliance policing, and on-street security officers throughout bus stations and the network in order to help supervise social distancing. Of course hundreds of officers from the British Transport Police were also deployed across the transport network too. Continue reading “How The Security Sector is Protecting its Staff”read more
At SGC Security Services, we’ve spent years providing adaptive, collaborative and highly-responsive manned security guarding services to our clients. We utilise the very best training and technology to deliver manned guarding that’s tailored to client’s needs, but it’s clear that many don’t fully understand this term that’s used frequently in the security industry.
So we wanted to break it down for you here . . .read more
SIA Regional networks update hosted by Paul Macarthur Managing Director of SGC Security Services
SIA Regional networks update
We are supporting regional networks for industry, chaired by four business leaders from across the UK with the aim of improving industry collaboration and standards.
Each regional network will host a quarterly community forum, in which industry stakeholders will be able to exchange views and ideas on specific industry topics, starting with ‘Sub-contracting within the private security industry’.
A separate working group of approved contractors will take forward the outcomes of these discussions to establish a series of goals and implement plans on behalf of the industry. They will report back to the industry via the community forums.
We have worked with each regional network chair to ensure full UK coverage:
- South and South West: Paul Macarthur, SGC Security Services
- Wales and West Midlands: Rachel Fleri, Specialist Security Co Ltd
- North: Steve Gardner, OCS Group (UK) Ltd
- Scotland and Northern Ireland, Kerry Gibson, Security Scotland Ltd
This is a great opportunity for industry to come together, identify some of the challenges faced, and work together to improve operating environments.
SGC Security Services is proud to announce that they are now a Corporate Member of BICSc.
This membership shows our commitment to providing the right levels of service in the cleaning industry as we do in the Security Industry.
BICSc is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry.
The BICSc brand is internationally recognised with a clientele of Corporate, Individual, and Accredited Training Members in excess of 45,000.
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Security visit
Blackpool NHS Foundation Trust Security site visit
Another great visit to Blackpool NHS Foundation Trust meeting our amazing team of Officers carrying out Security, social distancing, and bed watch duties.
Today we have 18 Officer’s on-site carrying out various duties all of them are trained in
Mental Health awareness including DoLs
All these courses are in place to assist them in understanding their role better
Well done to the team
SGC Security Services awarded a four-year Security and Crowd Safety contract at Wembley Stadium
My first office was at York House Wembley overlooking the old Wembley Stadium, I said to myself one day I would win a contract to supply Security and Crowd Safety to our national Stadium, 22 years later I am pleased to announce SGC Security Services has won a four-year contract to deliver just that.
Wembley National Stadium Limited, the company that operates Wembley Stadium, is a fully owned subsidiary of The FA.
The original Wembley Stadium, built to house the British Empire Exhibition of 1924–25, was completed in advance of the exhibition in 1923. It served as the principal venue of the London 1948 Olympic Games and remained in use until 2000. The construction of the new stadium began in 2002.
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