What security solution should I choose for my business?

Often overlooked, effective security can be one of the most important investments you make in your business.

The financial implications faced as a result of a break-in, fire or flood can be overwhelming. Whether setting up a new business or choosing to increase your manned security presence, if you’ve decided that you need to improve the security for your business you’ll need a service provider you can trust. At Abbey Security, we know it can be hard to decide what service you require. This guide is designed to help you understand the different guarding services we offer.

Do I need security guards?

As good practice, businesses should have an alarm in place to both prevent crime and deter vandals. A CCTV surveillance system is also an effective deterrent and can help secure a conviction should the worst happen. If you only choose this minimal level of cover, ensure the equipment you choose meets industry approved standards and is working correctly.

For some businesses though this may not be enough. If your premises is located in an area of high crime, or in a vulnerable setting such as a remote rural situation, you may require additional security such as static or mobile guarding. Businesses with high-value goods on site, such as a warehouse or a building site may also benefit from a physical security option.

If you feel this may be an option you’re looking to pursue, contact Abbey Security today and let us talk through the benefits with you.

What is the difference between static and mobile security officers?

As the names suggest, a mobile security officer is one who patrols a number of different sites during his shift. Far from being physically static, a static (or manned) security officer will stay on one site, performing patrols, gate control, out of hours call answering, CCTV monitoring, locking/unlocking of premises and risk assessment on your behalf.

Likewise, a mobile security officer will perform similar patrols of your business premises at random or pre-arranged times, checking for signs of a disturbance, as well as fire or flood risks. They’ll also respond efficiently in the event of an alarm activation. They won’t be on site 24-7 however, as their mobile nature means they visit a number of businesses over the course of their shift, but they will be quickly on site in the event of an emergency.

Mobile or static guarding – which is better for my company?

Whilst static guarding is often the most effective solution as it means a security officer is always on site, it may not always be the most practical choice for you. At Abbey Security, we’ll take the time to listen to your requirements before giving you our recommendations. For example, having a mobile security patrol is a more cost-effective solution to static guarding, but still gives you the reassurance that a guard will be on site at some point outside of office hours. You could even combine the two services, so a security officer is on site during the day, with a mobile guard performing an additional patrol during the night.

A third option could be our keyholding service, where mobile guards are on hand to attend your premises anytime your alarm is activated. While a guard won’t routinely be on-site, they can respond quickly in the event of an emergency, relieving your staff of the stress of being a designated keyholder.

At Abbey Security, we’ll always offer a tailored solution to your security, following a thorough site assessment, so you get the best solution to your needs, at the best possible price.

Abbey Security are security guarding experts in Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge

With more highly trained, dedicated officers in East Anglia than any other security guard company, we pride ourselves on our local knowledge and high levels of service. If you’re looking for security guards to protect your business, you can rest assured that with Abbey Security you’ll be working with true professionals who carry out their duties with impartiality and loyalty.

If you need help choosing a security option, give us a call on 01284 768832 or fill in our contact form.

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Posted on September 18, 2017

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