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Monthly Archives: June 2019
Are Door Supervisors a thing of the past?
30 Jun 2019

Are Door Supervisors a thing of the past?

Before we can determine whether having door supervisors is a thing of the past, we need to understand what door supervisors are and what they do.

So what is a Door Supervisor and why do we need them? A Door Supervisor as an SIA qualified security professional who is deployed to various different venues to secure events and functions.

They have undergone professional security training and have successfully passed the SIA exam – thus proving that they have the knowledge and skill to help provide a controlled and safe environment for people.

This level of security is particularly important when securing and managing events that will have crowds of people attending, like parties and other functions. Door Supervisors are skilled in managing access control and crowd management. This means that they will ensure that they will monitor the levels of people present to ensure venues do not exceed their maximum capacity.

The security staff are trained in conflict resolution and are capable of handling various types of situations. This is especially important in venues where there are large crowds of people. 

Why is this important?

This is incredibly important as most venues that have maximum capacity limitations can lose their licence if they do not adhere to the correct numbers.

Door supervisors are also trained to search people and bags for any illegal substances that may jeopardise the safety and security of visitors and staff present at the venue.

Dressed to Impress

Security providers that deploy professional Door Supervisors understand that venues have a specific image that they want to portray – this is why they ensure that security staff are dressed in accordance with your company image.

Security Door Supervisors are usually the first to been seen by guests – this why professional security are trained to be punctual, polite and in the right clothing.

They are also briefed on the venue processes, procedures and policies, so that they know who is permitted to enter, number of allowed entries. They will also be familiar with fire exits and fire procedures. They will know about specific parking and generally where things are. This becomes beneficial for the venue as they can help direct guests to where they need to go. 

In conclusion, it is safe to say that Door Supervisors have many benefits and skills that are vital to manage and secure venues and functions. They are very much needed if you want a smooth running event. 

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Benefits of having CCTV installed in your premises
20 Jun 2019

CCTV blog

Many business owners now know of the huge benefits of having CCTV (Closed Circuit Television).

CCTV gives businesses the added bonus of monitoring their premises and the ability to review footage if required.

Where could this help?

This could really help if your premises get broken into. In the unfortunate event that your premises do get broken into, you will have the ability to review CCTV footage which may be incredibly valuable in catching the perpetrators – this footage can be given to the Police in evidence for criminal prosecutions and civil debt recovery.  

CCTV is also a clear and effective visual deterrent for prolific and opportunist thieves. Prolific thieves are usually people who premediate and plan their criminal act of breaking in and stealing money and valuable items, whereas opportunist thieves are people who have not planned to break in and commit an act of criminality but if they see a vulnerability or a clear opportunity, they will commit the crime.

CCTV is a way to deter both types of thieves – they will think twice before they break into premises that have CCTV installed. They know that there is a strong chance that they are being monitored and that they can get caught. They will also know that with CCTV evidence, they are more likely to get prosecuted for their crimes.

CCTV isn’t just good for preventing theft, it also catches people committing other acts of criminality, such as vandalism and arson. Many businesses suffer from vandalism, arson and industrial espionage. CCTV is an effective method to deter and catch people in the act.

The system can also be used to monitor leaks and other potential hazards that can cause losses to the business. If your CCTV is being monitored by a CCTV operator, they can use the cameras to pan in vulnerable areas to identify issues before they become big problems.

To add to the efficiency of such systems, there is also the option of having remote CCTV monitoring – this means that even if you do not have a dedicated CCTV operator on site who is using the cameras to monitor the premises, there is SIA approved CCTV operator monitoring the premises remotely from the CCTV control room. The benefit of having such a process is that the CCTV control room has immediate access to a pool of resources – this includes the emergency services and SIA trained rapid response units.    

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