Why corporate security matters

In an age where everything is accessible at the touch of a button or accessed remotely, something as simple as corporate security can often be overlooked. And as the old adage goes “prevention is better than cure”, and we like to think the same can be said for corporate security services. It’s better to prevent a potential security risk, then it is to try and work through the issues when a problem sets in!

Seen by some businesses as a ‘nice to have’, corporate security is so much more than just fancy security guards patrolling your premises. In fact, corporate security should definitely be a staple for all businesses looking to protect not only their staff and premises but also protect against loss of confidential information.

In recent years, corporate security has seen a resurgence and many businesses across the UK are seeking guidance from total security experts in creating bespoke security packages that fit the needs and requirements of the business or businesses.

Still not sure why corporate security matters? We’ve put together some FAQs below:

 

So why is corporate security so important to businesses?

A similar trope would be, “how long is a piece of string?”, the only way corporate security can truly be quantified is when a potential threat isn’t a risk to a business. For instance, a highly trained and experienced corporate security team would be able to plan for all potential threats and risks to a business and/or people and premises, and, would be able to stop these issues from becoming major problems.

Without a proper security provision, a business would be in immediate threat from loss of confidential information, break-ins or damage to premises etc. As we’ve previously said, “prevention is better than cure”!

What does an effective corporate security team look like?

No, we’re not going into the great detail of the uniforms they might wear, instead, let’s look at what duties a professional corporate security team typically perform. Duties can range from the following:

  • Front of house reception
  • Vehicle searching
  • Patrolling the sites inside and out
  • Access control
  • Dealing with alarms
  • Monitoring of CCTV
  • Plus much more…

And it goes without saying, that a professional security provision will also be in uniform, so they not only offer a visual deterrent but also stand out among the crowd.

What training is required?

To ensure that the best service is achieved, corporate security staff need to be highly skilled and experienced. Most reputable security services companies won’t hire staff unless they are fully SIA Licensed. So the same should go if you’re hiring – always ensure that your security staff is properly licensed.

How should I choose the right corporate security service?

We recommend two main tips for selecting the very best security staff, no matter whether you require 24/7 ongoing security or a short-term security solution:

  1. Check that the company is reputable. One of the best ways is to find out how they vet and train their staff. Are they fully SIA Licensed? Do they pride themselves on continuous professional development? And what types of services do they offer, are they specialists in one area or do they offer a total security service?
  2. Read the client testimonials. We find that this is an effective way of ensuring that people are happy and confident in the service being provided.

Security matters, and in particular, corporate security matters. If you’re serious about business, then this is definitely one element that shouldn’t be overlooked!

The Benefits of Mobile Patrol Services

Mobile Patrol Services versus Manned Static Guards

As far as comparisons between the type of security provision your business should invest in, this one is definitely up there with CCTV and guard dogs!

Depending on the size of your business will depend on the type of security provision that you require. It also depends on the type of business that you operate. If for instance, you operate a warehouse or logistics depot, you may prefer to have an onsite, manned static guard provision – a dedicated security operative or team who will look after your business and premises 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

But what if your business is smaller? Is it worth hiring a manned static guard? Well, probably not and that’s where the benefit of a mobile patrol services comes into play.

For businesses that require a security operative to check on their premises out of hours, or to be on call to check on any signs of disturbance, a mobile patrol security operative is the best option. And for those looking after their budgets, but who still require a dedicated security service, this provision can give you total peace of mind.

 

What do mobile patrol services do?

This is a slightly loaded question and should probably be ‘what don’t mobile patrol services do?’, as the role is incredibly varied, depending on the business in question. In a nutshell, mobile patrol services usually include the following tasks:

  • Locking and unlocking premises
  • Setting alarms
  • Checking access points
  • Ensuring the building and premises are secure
  • Liaising with maintenance staff and contractors
  • Out of hours checks on all business premises
  • Random patrols to avoid detection by intruders
  • Monitoring activity and reporting any potential security issues or health and safety issues

When selecting a mobile patrol service, you should always choose a professional and reputable business that specialises in total security services and who can provide you with fully SIA licensed and highly experienced team who can plan, implement and manage your security needs. Don’t forget to check their customer testimonials to give you an insight into how they look after their customers!

Regardless of the size of your business, a mobile patrol service offers you peace of mind, ensuring that your people, product and premises are safe and sound.