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What to think about when securing your premises
25 Feb 2022

What to think about when securing your premises

If you own a business, then you know how much work goes into building a strong business and clients. Your services, products and customer service must be outstanding and prices competitive.

The problem is often in losses – as an owner and organiser of your business you are so engrossed in keeping the business making a profit to sustain itself, that you often overlook where you may be losing money or maybe at potential risk of losing money.

There are many reasons why you should consider using tried and tested methods of incorporating a good level of security to protect your business, products, assets, guests and staff.

Here are some key things to think about when you’re securing your premises

Is your location a problem area?  

Does the area or surrounding area of your premises have a high crime rate, especially with regards to burglary, vandalism and arson?

If the area in which you operate does have a high crime rate then you might want to consider adding some security measures to help reduce the risk to your business.

What are your options?

After identifying the types of risks, you are facing you must consider the most effective methods to help.

Many companies resort to having Security Guards. And with good reason! Professional SIA trained security guards are highly trained to prevent burglaries, thefts, vandalism and arson. Security guards are vigilant and are good at identifying potential problems.

Security guards are also trained to man reception desks and operate access control systems. This gives you the confidence that only authorised personnel will be permitted entrance to your premises. This also reassures your guests and staff that you take their security seriously.

Security guards are trained to patrol your premises and help identify risks, vulnerabilities and other serious issues like leaks and fires which could end up saving you hundreds of thousands in losses.

CCTV

Some companies choose to have professional CCTV Closed Circuit Television installed on their premises. This is a fantastic visual deterrent as would-be thieves, vandals and arsonists will think twice about attacking a building that has CCTV installed.

Having CCTV installed means that perpetrators are more likely to be identified and apprehended. CCTV footage is also a solid form of evidence for the prosecution in court.

Most professional businesses choose to incorporate a combination of Security Guards and CCTV giving you a varied and robust form of security.          

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Secure Your Business In 2022

Secure Your Business In 2022

Most businesses are aware that without suitable security measures in place your business is at risk. The risks involve getting vandalised, sabotaged or burgled. Without proper precautions, your premises is also at risk from flooding and fire. This can have a catastrophic effect on a business and thousands of businesses suffer from these types of losses every year.

So, what can you do to prevent loss?

Here are 5 simple ways to secure your business:

1. Use effective warning signage

The use of signs warning potential criminals and opportunist thieves of the security system in place often goes underrated and deserves a lot more credit than it is given.

Although it seems a little old school, it is super simple and still super effective. “Old is gold!” As they say. It reminds people that buildings are secured with alarms and CCTV, making them think twice before they commit a crime.

2. Ensure lighting is adequate

Most criminals use the cover of night to assist them in committing a crime and getting away undetected. And that is why it is crucial that you have got the area around your premises well lit. Criminals are less likely to act if they suspect that they are in clear sight and may get detected.

Security lights should be installed in areas that are particularly dark.

3. Ensure CCTV cameras are not obstructed, and footage is visible and clear

Many business owners spend the time and money on installing a great, state of the art CCTV system but not all of them maintain their cameras. CCTV cameras should be regularly checked to ensure they are clean and pointing in the right direction without anything obstructing their view.

The recording device should be tested frequently to ensure that footage is being recorded and is clear and light and visibility is good.

The main to consider when securing your premises is to take it seriously. Make sure that you have carried out detailed risk assessments and have ironed out the vulnerabilities. 

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Is alarm response security a good choice for your business?
02 Feb 2022

Is alarm response security a good choice for your business?

Many businesses across the UK have clocked onto the fact that there are some great security solutions for their business. Not all of them are suited to everyone. This is why security providers such as All Time Security offer a wide variety of effective, efficient and affordable solutions.

All Time Security has the advantage of being on of the very few security providers in the UK that is an SIA approved contractor in Security Guarding, Door Supervision, Key Holding, Close Protection and CCTV Public Surveillance.

This gives ATS a broader understanding of the industry and what solutions fit what business. ATS has dedicated risk assessment officers who are highly skilled in analysing businesses’ security needs and developing a bespoke security plan that suits there business and their budget.

One of the more popular solutions in recent months is Alarm response.

So, what is Alarm response?

Alarm response is a security service whereby a security services provider such as All Time Security provides remote monitoring of alarm activations in a premises and has highly trained rapid response officers on standby.

If an alarm activation occurs, and this is particularly important at night or at any other time that the premises are vacant, the SIA response unit will attend the premises to investigate the activation and take the appropriate actions.

What does this mean for the client?

This means that business owners can rest assured that their business, premises and assets will be kept safe even when they are not around. This means that they will not be disturbed at night or when they are away on holiday. The response team have direct contact with the All Time Security control room and with the emergency services.

So, the response until stop burglaries?

Yes, of course, they stop burglaries but they do so much more. If your premises is being burgled, you will incur huge losses and could potentially lose valuable data and other resources along with it.

But there are other ways that you could incur similar loses.

For example, alarm activations occur in many circumstances:

  • Vandalism
  • Arson
  • Accidental fire
  • Water leaks
  • Gas leaks

And if you have a business that requires temperature-controlled environments such as cold rooms etc, then you could incur losses in terms of products and goods.

The response team will conduct a thorough investigation and ensure that the problem is solved before it causes major harm to your premises.      

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Securing your premises

Securing your premises

If you own a business, then you know how much work goes into building a strong business and clients. Your services, products and customer service must be outstanding and prices competitive.

The problem is often in losses – as an owner and organiser of your business you are so engrossed in keeping the business making a profit to sustain itself, that you often overlook where you may be losing money or may be at potential risk of losing money.

There are many reasons why you should consider using tried and tested methods of incorporating a good level of security to protect your business, products, assets, guests and staff.

Here are some key things to think about when you’re securing your premises

Is your location a problem area?  

Does the area or surrounding area of your premises have a high crime rate, especially with regards to burglary, vandalism and arson?

If the area in which you operate does have a high crime rate then you might want to consider adding some security measures to help reduce the risk to your business.

What are your options?

After identifying the types of risks, you are facing you must consider the most effective methods to help.

Many companies resort to having Security Guards. And with good reason! Professional SIA trained security guards are highly trained to prevent burglaries, thefts, vandalism and arson. Security guards are vigilant and are good at identifying potential problems.

Security guards are also trained to man reception desks and operate access control systems. This gives you the confidence that only authorised personnel will be permitted entrance to your premises. This also reassures your guests and staff that you take their security seriously.

Security guards are trained to patrol your premise and help identify risks, vulnerabilities and other serious issues like leeks and fires which could end up saving you hundreds of thousands in losses.

CCTV

Some companies choose to have professional CCTV Close Circuit Television installed in their premises. This is a fantastic visual deterrent as would be thieves, vandals and arsonists, will think twice about attacking a building that has CCTV installed.

Having CCTV installed means that perpetrators are more likely to be identified and apprehended. CCTV footage is also a solid form of evidence for the prosecution in court.

Most professional businesses choose to incorporate a combination of Security Guards and CCTV giving you a varied and robust form of security.          

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Why is it crucial for you to have reliable security at the brink of 2022
12 Dec 2021

Why is it crucial for you to have reliable security at the brink of 2022

These past years 2021 and 2020 have been a rollercoaster of events due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, which has swept us all off our feet and put us in the deep end. Forcing us to comply to government rules and not go out for extended periods of time, due to this pandemic and a lot of companies not having the facilities to provide work from home; many people have lost their jobs and source of income. Alongside this, many buildings have been left empty and this is an incentive for opportunist thieves and vandals.

If adequate and up to date security is not in place, your premises is at risk of loss. Loss in goods and possibly items holding sentimental value as well as being victim to the breach of your personal belongings and privacy. Furthermore, most robberies no matter how advanced and tactical they are planned usually result in the damage of the property. This could be due to forced entry resulting in damages to external and internal and external doors/windows. The damage could easily extended to the furniture and other property within the building. How would you react and feel if you came back to your business to find your property and goods stolen, damaged or completely destroyed? Would the invasion of privacy leave you feeling violated? Would the loss of expensive and sentimental goods leave you feeling distraught and panicked?

With a reliable security services provider that can offer a variety of security solutions, this can all be prevented, and your property and belongings can be protected and kept safe and secure. Instructing a professional security services provider to provide effective security measures ensures the risk of a robbery, vandalism, arson and industrial espionage is significantly reduced.

Security measures such as working cameras and alarms reduce the risk of robberies to a degree. Burglars are put off robbing a property when there are cameras as they don’t want it to be captured on CCTV. An alarm is also a good deterrent – when an alarm sounds as it raises attention and neighbours can contact the police. But for these systems to be effective they need to be positioned correctly. A security service provider like All Time Security offers expert advice and can conduct effective and accurate risk assessments – identifying possible vulnerabilities and threats,

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Why You Should Have Security Guards Who Understand Retail Security
22 Nov 2021

Why You Should Have Security Guards Who Understand Retail Security

The main objective of retail outlets is to provide services and products in a fashion that optimises customer satisfaction. All good retailers know that this is impossible to achieve if customers and staff do not feel safe and secure whilst being on their premises.

So when retailers create a loss prevention plan, they most certainly consider instructing a security team to help protect their premises, staff, customers and products.

What should retailers consider before hiring a security company?

Most people know that you need security guards that are confident and competent. It’s important to know that they are SIA qualified and hold a valid license but what some retailers tend to overlook is that in today’s tough economic climate, security guards can actually help you retain customers.

A security guard is normally the first person and the last person that your customers see – so effectively, they are the first and last impressions of your premises and customer experience.

So really, retailers need to focus on having security guards that are customer service focused.

Here are some of the qualities that a good security guard should have above his security skills:

He must be:

  • Polite  
  • Punctual
  • Helpful
  • Well mannered
  • Well dressed
  • Presentable
  • Flexible
  • Reasonable   

Customers like the people they interact with to be helpful and friendly – and security guards are normally the first point of contact – so it’s a no brainer really.

If you are looking for professional retail savvy security guards then contact All Time Security on:

03330050945 or Email: [email protected]

All Security Guards at All Time Security are skilled and trained on delivering great customer services in their in-house security training centre with professional trainers. 

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Professional Event Security Service in London

Professional Event Security Service in London

London is the heart of the country. It’s where everything is happening and it is incredibly busy with locals and tourists from around the globe. The Tower of London, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, are all popular places to visit in London.

So, it’s no wonder that organisations want to run their events in the country’s capital. There are, however, growing concerns over the security and safety of people at events in London. This ranges from people being a nuisance all the way to terrorism.

It has now become vital for event organisers to take these risks more seriously. It is just simply not good enough for events to have general employees or volunteers, who are not trained or equipped to take responsibility of ensuring the safety of staff and attendees.

Sensible organisers will take the initiative of instructing a professional and reputable security company that is ideally SIA approved. A security company that is SIA approved will have met the highest standards of service in the security industry thus providing organisers with the best service possible.

The event security company will analyse the scope and specifications of the event and then conduct a thorough risk assessment. They will identify risks and vulnerabilities prior to the event and look for ways to action preventative measures to eliminate or reduce any potential problems.

The security company will supply fully trained SIA security personnel to act as visual deterrent to criminals and reassurance for staff and attendees that they are in safe hands.

Security companies like All Time Security Ltd have been working in the security industry for many years will have extensive experience in securing both small scale and large scale events in London. ATS has an advantage of having its own SIA approved training centre, so all its security persons are regularly trained and upskilled on the latest industry standards.

In this day and age, organisers expect security personnel to be more than just security – they are a representative of the event and that’s why ATS ensures that all security guards are trained in providing great customer service. Guards have good knowledge of the event details and the area so they can confidently assist attendees with queries. They work with the event organisers to give attendees a safe and enjoyable experience.     

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Security Solutions
25 Oct 2021

Security Solutions

Security service providers have the knowledge, resources and trained staff to provide a suitable and effective security solution.
Security service providers have the knowledge, resources and trained staff to provide a suitable and effective security solution.

Security service providers have the knowledge, resources and trained staff to provide a suitable and effective security solution. A solution tailored to suit your specific needs. These services can range from risk assessments, CCTV and alarms, all the way to security guards and door supervisors.

Security Guards

Most venues that cater for crowds of people need to take hiring security guards/door supervisors to assist in crowd control. Not only are SIA trained and qualified security guards equipped with the skills and knowledge of crowd control, they are also trained in conflict management and customer service.

Security guards are usually the first people guests see when entering the venue and the last to see when they are leaving. This makes the guards looking presentable and having excellent communication skills crucial in delivering a great service.

Security guards are also trained in first aid and fire safety and can act as fire wardens in case of a fire. They can assist with injuries and have quick access to the Police in case of emergencies.

Event Security.

Every event planner will confirm the necessity of security, for not only the safekeeping of both the attendees and host or hosts but also the protection of the venue. Now, this make come as a surprise to many people looking to hire security for an event and weighing the benefits and elimination of safety hazards against the quoted costs – but the damage costs to venues that could be avoided can be in the thousands.

Do you really want to have to pay thousands of Your MONEY, to cut down a few hundred on Security, is it worth the risk?

Event security is a way to guarantee the protection and wellbeing of your: premises, assets, staff and visitors. They will be guarded by professional security guards, deployed by security providers, who will provide a number of security checks and other measures to ensure this. These security guards are qualified and trained to cover several duties including;

  • Providing a secure environment
  • Security patrolling
  • Access control
  • Fire safety and first aid

CCTV

Some companies choose to have professional CCTV Close Circuit Television installed in their premises. This is a fantastic visual deterrent as would be thieves, vandals and arsonists, will think twice about attacking a building that has CCTV installed.

Having CCTV installed means that perpetrators are more likely to be identified and apprehended. CCTV footage is also a solid form of evidence for the prosecution in court.

Most professional businesses choose to incorporate a combination of Security Guards and CCTV giving you a varied and robust form of security.          

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Why choose mobile security?
01 Oct 2021

Why choose mobile security?

Mobile security has become a hugely popular service over the years. But what is it exactly, and is it better than some of the other security services provided by professional security service providers?

Conventional security is usually static – security guards, for example. A security services provider deploys static security guards. The guards are trained and qualified security professionals who ensure the safety and security of the premises, staff, guests and assets. No one can debate how effective having a security guard service is, so why change it?

Mobile security can be just as effective and also save business owners and venue managers money.

Mobile security guards are equally, or in most cases, more trained than static security guards. They are fully trained, and SIA qualified. They are instructed to patrol areas and premises to ensure that security is upheld.

Security guards are instructed to visit buildings at random times to monitor facilities and look for vulnerabilities. They also act as a visual deterrent as potential burglars, vandals and arsonists will know that security could turn up at any time.

Mobile security also carry out regular patrols of vulnerable areas. They search for risks and vulnerabilities – these vulnerabilities include industrial espionage, theft, vandalism and arson. But the threats and vulnerabilities are not restricted to crime – businesses have lost millions due to burst pipes and accidental fires. Mobile security guards are trained to use red routes to monitor areas that are susceptible to burst pipes and fires – security guards are vigilant in identifying these issues before they cause significant damage and create financial losses and rapidly reduce the risk to human life.

Security patrols can save lives as well as prevent loss of money.  

Alarm response

Another great feature of mobile security is alarm activation response. Businesses have the cost-effective option of alarm response. This means that if an alarm, whether an intruder alarm or fire alarm, alarm response security guards will attend the site to investigate and then take the appropriate action to reduce the risk of damage and financial loss.

Rapid alarm response security guards are trained to deal with all types of situations and have direct links to security control rooms and emergency services. Alarm response guards provide business owners with the peace of mind that they will be there to respond and act if something happens.

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What makes a good security service provider
19 Sep 2021
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How to Distinguish and Select a Good Security Service Provider

Before we get into what makes a good security provider, let’s first look at what a security provider is and what they do.  

A security provider or security services provider is a professional company that offers a range of security services for businesses, corporations, venues and retail outlets.  

Security is needed by venues that have guests and staff attend. Anywhere there are people attending, there needs to be a level of staff and guest management. Venues and businesses that have the capacity and events that cater to crowds of people owe a duty of care. Venue managers may opt not to have a professional security service provider to provide security, but they open their premises, staff, and guests to unnecessary risks. 

When looking for a security service provider, make sure that they possess the qualities necessary to provide a high level of security. This includes having properly trained and experienced guards who can handle all types of situations.

The security service provider should be able to provide a range of services, such as event security and close protection. Flexibility also matters since the security needs of different businesses can vary greatly.

You need a trusted and efficient security firm with a wide range of services that can be customized to meet the specific needs of your business. 

What do security service providers do? 

Security service providers have the knowledge, resources and trained staff to provide a suitable and effective security solution. A solution tailored to suit your specific needs. These services can range from risk assessments, CCTV and alarms, all the way to security guards and door supervisors.

What to consider when selecting a security services provider

Just the way you have to decide on anything important is how you must approach finding the best and most suited security provider for your event or venue.

Qualifications and accreditations

The security industry is led by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The SIA will only accredit a security services provider if they meet the industry standard for providing security services in the UK. Thus, a great place to start when hunting for the right security services provider will be to check whether the SIA has approved the company.

ISO9001

Another good idea would be to identify whether the security provider has an ISO9001 certification – this ensures that the company has been audited by the authority to ensure that it meets the criteria to operate to the highest quality. This ensures policies and procedures are in place for the company to offer a good service.  

Reputation

Once the formalities are covered and you have identified a company that has complied with the correct regulations, is an SIA accredited, licensed security provider, it has a valid ISO9001 certification, then it might be a sensible idea to hunt around to see what sort of reputation the company has – the types of reviews it gets from customers and its employees.

All Time Security is made up of experts in security solutions who protect your business, property, and assets. Our services are designed to provide high-level security for your premises while also enhancing the professional image of your business.

If you’re looking for a reliable security firm that can address all your safety and security needs, contact us today to discuss the solutions we offer.

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