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What is alarm response and how can it help your business?
30 May 2019
Alarm response
Alarm response

What is alarm response and how can it help your business?

The problem with many businesses is that they are often left empty overnight. Most of the work is done during the day. This means that during the day there are staff and people around who can deal with issues but once the business is closed, and unless you have night security guards, the premises are left empty.

Having night security guards is a great option in securing your premises. They are professionally trained security personnel who are skilled in identifying problems and dealing with them efficiently and effectively. The problem arises when you don’t have such measures in place.

So what is alarm response and how can this help in securing your business and potentially saving you from incurring losses?

Simply put, your business premises are vulnerable when it unattended and empty. It is at risk of burglary and vandalism. Gone are the days when Police would respond rapidly to a burglar alarm – they simply don’t have those sorts of resources available anymore. Now it is down to the business owners themselves to put measures in place to help keep their premises and assets safe and secure.

Loses are not incurred just through burglary, vandalism and arson but thousands are lost in leaks, fires and industrial espionage. If your building were to have a burst pipe or a leak then it may take until someone comes to the premises many hours later to discover it – by which time, your business may have suffered an enormous amount of losses. You can imagine that most businesses have expensive assets on their premises that water from a leaking pipe could cause a considerable amount of damage.

The same would apply in the event of a fire. If a fire is to occur, thousands can be lost in fire damage. With hundreds of false fire alarms activating every night, it is impossible for the emergency fire services to respond to each and every one. The fire services will require verification of an actual fire before valuable resources are allocated to investigate the alarm activation. False alarms cost the fire emergency services thousands and distract them from real emergencies.

This is where a professional alarm response service can really be effective. If your premises has an alarm activated, whether it be something life threatening like a fire or burglary, or whether you have temperature sensitive products that require a certain temperature they cannot rise above or fall below, the rapid alarm response unit will respond immediately. They will investigate the activation and investigate the problem. And after they have located the issue they will take the appropriate actions that could save you a lot of time, money and hassle.

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Top 3 Security Tips for an event
23 May 2019

Top 3 Security Tips for an event

Whether you are a party or any other type of event organiser, there are some key security protocols that you should consider to ensure that your event runs smoothly and safely.

Risk assessment

One of the first things to consider when organising an event is to carry out a detailed inspection of the venue or area that the event will be held. This will help conduct a risk assessment.

Risk assessments help to identify possible issues and vulnerabilities. This will mean that you will get a better understanding of what security protocols you will require to keep your event safe and secure.

Security guards/Door supervisors

Events, where there will be a lot of people, can often mean that you need a measure of crowd control and entry management.

Professional Security staff are trained to ensure only authorised persons are permitted entrance into the event. This will reduce the risk of trouble being caused at the event.

SIA trained Security staff are also skilled in positioning themselves to cover vulnerable areas.   

Security patrols

Security staff are rehearsed in carrying out red routed and random patrols. This will include checking vulnerable areas, low light and high-risk areas. The patrols will include high-risk areas such as toilets and store rooms.

The patrols will include security identifying additional risks such as fire and leaks. Thus creating an overall safer environment.

Security staff make events much safer by offering:

  • A visual security presence
  • Access control
  • Searches (if required)
  • Wrist bands (if required)
  • Patrols
  • Red routes

Professional security guards are SIA approved, fire Marshall and First Aid trained.  

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All Time Security – A complete Security Solutions provider
10 May 2019

All Time Security – A complete Security Solutions provider

How a professional security service can make your event run smoothly

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

This means that ATS has met the standards and requirements for all these areas from the official security Authority.

Security Guarding

ATS ensures that all security guards hold a valid SIA licence – which authorises them to work in the security industry. This also means that they have undergone and qualified from the official SIA training courses.

Within the SIA course, security guards are trained to deal with various difficult situations and in trained in conflict resolution.

If you are organising an event or have a premises that you need guarding – professional security guard will ensure that your event is managed properly. Guards are trained to supervise large crowds and position themselves strategically to ensure the security and safety of everyone present.

When guarding a premises, guards will ensure that they access control is maintained, thus giving people who are working or visiting the premises that they are in a safe and controlled environment.

Reception security

Guards are also trained in reception security duty. They will ensure enquires are taken care off along with dealing with phone calls and signing people in and out of the premises. Security guards are also trained as Fire Marshalls and First Aid trained.

Door Supervision   

ATS also specialises in Door supervision. The security provider deploys professionally trained Door Supervisors nationwide to venues that require them.

Door supervisors are incredibly useful in securing events such as parties and other special events. They are trained in crowd control and can control limited access when appropriate.

Key holding

ATS provide a professional key holding service. Clients can now leave their spare keys with ATS who ensure the keys are locked away in a secure key cabinet in a secure facility. This can be helpful if you require a entry or need your premises locked up and do not have your main keys.

The spare keys can be signed out by an authorised guard who can bring the keys directly to your site. ATS also offer an opening an closing service for your premises. This means that you can rest assured that a professional security guard will be there at the opening times of your promises to allow people in and also be there on the closing time to ensure that no one is remaining in the premises before locking up and securing your premises.  

If you require any of these services, contact All Time Security today and see how we can help you.

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Mobile Security
29 Apr 2019

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As time has progressed, the types of security services have diversified. Although having traditional static security guards at your premises is still a very robust style of securing your premises, other methods such as mobile security patrols have proven to be very popular and effective.

What is mobile security?

Mobile security is a having professionally trained security guards who unlike static guards who remain at your premises, conduct regular patrols of your premises.

Why chose mobile security?

One of the primary reasons people opt to choose mobile security patrols as opposed to static guards is that it is far more cost effective to have professional security guards patrolling frequently but not remaining on sight.

This means that guards still have some visual presence as people will see them coming onto sight and patrolling and know that the building has security in place.

Guards will also monitor the premises and look out for any signs of vandalism or forced entry. SIA trained patrol guards are skilled identifying:

  • Unlocked doors or windows
  • Vandalism
  • Break ins
  • Fire
  • Leaks
  • Hazards
  • Health and safety concerns

The security guards will carry out routine and sometimes random patrols and checks. This means that your premises is kept safe and secure at a lower cost than if you were to have static guards manning the building all day and night.

Mobile patrol guards are always equipped with the right tools to ensure that checks are carried out properly. This includes safety boots, high visibility uniform, torches, radios, etc.

Parameter checks are conducted regularly and are created based on risk assessments and red routes. This is to ensure that every patrol and check is effective.

Mobile security teams carry out their patrols in security marked vehicles who help create a strong visual deterrent for professional and opportunist thieves.

Mobile security are also skilled in rapid alarm response. This means that if an alarm has been activated, mobile security patrol guards will be at the sight straight away. This could save business owners thousands in losses.

Whether you are looking for professional SIA qualified static security guards or whether you are looking for SIA trained mobile security guards, All Time Security has the perfect solution for you.

ATS is an SIA approved security provider making it one of the most obvious choices for many companies. 

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Building site security
03 Apr 2019

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Building site security

Construction businesses are usually incredibly busy using their skills and staff to carry out their building work.

These sites are cramped with expensive equipment and materials. Due to strict deadlines, it is impractical and expensive to take equipment away every day. Which means equipment and materials remain on site until the project is complete.

This creates an

opportunity for thieves to access the site and potentially steal the equipment and materials – costing the construction company thousands.

Using a professional security service provider

Many construction companies have suffered losses through theft and vandalism. Companies now consider using a professional security service provider to ensure that the construction site is secure.

Security companies such as All Time Security have been providing construction companies with professionally trained security guards for many years. All security guards are SIA qualified and receive additional training on how to manage security on construction sites.

Security guards are fully trained to deal with all types of situations and are vigilant in identifying potential problems. Although the primary objective of the security guard is to ensure the security of the site and safety of anyone on the site, they actively look for vulnerabilities such a pipes leaking or fire and health and safety hazards.

Access control

Not only are security guards patrolling the site at night while it is empty and vulnerable, they are also available to be on site to conduct access control. They will ensure only authorised people are permitted to enter the site and meet specified requirements, such as high visibility uniform and safety equipment.

Construction security guards are also reception trained and can ensure a strict signing in and out policy is in place.

Reporting

Security guards are always presentable and are equipped with high visibility clothing. They act as a visual deterrent and the first point of call. All SIA security guards from ATS are fire marshal and first aid trained.

All Time Security ensure that additional training is provided to security guards to help further their ability to communicate accurately and effectively. Whether this is via radio, phone or in written statements.

Security guards come equipped with appropriate footwear, high visibility uniform and professional communication equipment such as long-range radios.

Security guards have 24-hour support from the ATS control room which has fast communication with emergency services.

If you are looking for an SIA approved security provider to secure your site, equipment and staff, contact All Time Security today.

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Benefits of Event Security
16 Mar 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits of 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 may 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

Security services save you from suffering, losses through theft or criminal damage and neutralize any safety threat almost immediately. Additionally, it will most likely cause people going to the event to be reassured and know that you have taken the precautionary steps to ensure the event runs smoothly. Security providers will also inform you of the likelihood of a threat and will, therefore making it easier for you to decide the amount of security you would need.

Providing a safe environment

Professional security guards ensure that people and venues are kept safe and secure. They are skilled in handling all types of situations, regardless of how difficult.

They are trained in conflict management and can help diffuse confrontations. Security guards also make certain that any hazards that may cause harm to people or damage to the premises.

Security patrolling

Security guards are trained to carry out regular patrols to make sure all is in order. This means that if there is a problem, including vandalism or any other act of criminality, they will be aware of it and will reduce the risk of damages.

Access control

Security will act as a robust access control team whereby they will only allow authorised people into the venue. This gives attendees the peace of mind that they will be safe at the event.

Security is also skilled in identifying various threats and prevent them at the entrance before they get a chance to enter the event. This includes weapons and any illegal drugs.

Fire Safety and First aid

SIA qualified security guards are also Fire Safety trained and first aid trained. This gives the event organisers the reassurance that they can deal with numerous possibilities and reduce risks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why companies should consider alarm response and key holding services
14 Mar 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Companies across the UK have discovered the huge benefits of having more than just CCTV or security guards at their premises.

Although having CCTV and security guards is a great measure in securing your premises, there are some huge benefits in considering alarm response and key holding.

Having security guards present at your premises, especially overnight when the building is empty is fantastic but can be very expensive. Companies across the UK have started adopting alarm response and key holding services from companies such All Time Security, who are SIA approved in alarm response and key holding.

SIA approved alarm response and key holding

It is crucial for companies to instruct a company is approved and meet the industry standards in providing alarm response and key holding. Especially as this is based on trust and reliability.

The aim of the alarm response service is to avoid paying for someone to always be present. This way, if the alarm is activated, a professional alarm response unit will respond to the alarm and take appropriate actions in securing and protecting your premises. This could be a fire alarm or forced entry alarms.

Alarm response security is trained in responding efficiently and liaising with the authorities to ensure protection is upheld. Alarm response guards are trained to be vigilant and thorough in their checks. They are also skilled in deterrent methods and statement writing.

Key holding

Having an SIA approved contractor to hold your keys is incredibly important. These are keys to your premises and you need to be assured that they will be kept in a secure lockup, where they will be kept locked and secure.

Why have a key holding service?

If you have an alarm response service in place it is essential that they can access the keys and gain entry into your premises to investigate the alarm activation.

Due to the guards having access to your premises, it is important that the guards a fully SIA trained and badge holders. An SIA approved security provider will ensure that this is always the case.

Key holding services is not limited to just alarm response – key holding can mean that you can also have a professional security guard open and close your premises. They will ensure that the building is unlocked for staff to enter at a time that you specify and also ensure it is locked back up when it is time for the business to be closed.

Key holding also has the added benefit of having spare keys if you ever need them. If you lose your keys, you can simply call the security provider and they will ensure that you get your keys to unlock or to lock up.

 

 

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Do companies still need security guards
Do companies still need security guards?
08 Feb 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do companies still need security guards?

As time has progressed and technology has become advanced, some business owners now invest heavily in automated security services. And this is great, but does it mean that companies no longer require good old fashioned security guards?

First, let’s go through what a security guard is and what they do

A security guard is instructed to vigilantly keep an eye on your premises to ensure the premises, assets and the people inside it are kept safe and secure. This could be for:
– Theft/Burglary/Robbery
– Internal and external theft
– Industrial espionage
– Arson
– Vandalism
– Violence

Sure, CCTV and alarms are a great method to deter and to an extent prevent the crime from occurring but is that the same as having a highly trained security professional present?

Professionally trained security guards are skilled in detecting signs of crime and other issues that can affect a building.

Security Patrols

Security guards’ petrol premises and look out for leaks, fires and ensure that fire exits are not blocked off.
SIA (Security Industry Authority) qualified security guards are skilled in risk assessments and creating red routes. They will discover vulnerable areas or areas that are poorly lit and ensure that they cover those areas frequently.

They will also patrol the areas that may be susceptible to leaks or fires. Buildings, especially buildings that are left empty at night could suffer from a leak for many hours before the leak is discovered. This could cost business owners thousands of pounds in losses. Proactive and competent security guards measurably reduce that risk.

Carpark security patrols

Many buildings offer a carpark for their staff and employees and this is great but there can be a number of issues, including car parking issues and theft. Security guards run regular patrols in and around the carparks, ensuring that there are no parking issues and cars in the carpark are secure.

Access Control Security

SIA security guards are specially trained in access control. This means that they will vigilantly monitor who is entering the carpark and building. This is a sure way of preventing people from trespassing and potential theft and industrial espionage.

Having professional access control also shows clients and employees that the business owner takes their safety and security seriously. This helps create an overall better environment for staff and visitors.

The fact that people have to sign in and have been visibly seen and identified also helps prevent people from not following proper company codes and conducts.

Security guards save companies hundreds of thousands every year and most businesses would agree that a reputable and professional security company is an asset to their business.
If you require an SIA approved security services provider contact All Time Security today.

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What is involved in a security patrol?
20 Sep 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a security patrol?

Over the years, companies have realised that having a security patrol service is not only a great way
of securing your premises but is also a cost-effective approach to a putting an active security
solution in place.

Mobile security patrols are particularly useful when your premises are vacant. Your premises are
usually the most vulnerable at night when no one is around to keep any eye on things. Mobile security patrols consist of professional security guards frequently patrolling your premises looking for vulnerabilities, signs of vandalism, break-ins, leaks and fires.

This is the perfect solution for business owners who do not require a full-time security presence or
simply want a more cost-effective security solution.

Why have a security patrol service?

The aim of the security patrol service is to ensure the safety and security of your premises. If you
have been working in your business all day the last thing you would want is to worry about your
building and assets when you are not around.

Construction companies were fast in learning that leaving your site empty with expensive materials
and equipment could mean that thieves take advantage and steal from the site. Mobile patrols mean that SIA qualified security guards will frequently check on the site to make sure everything is OK.

What is Key holding?

Another benefit of having professional security services is that as well as having the mobile
patrol, you can instruct the security provider to hold your keys. A key holding service is where you
give a spare set of keys to the key holder company and they ensure that it is kept stored in a key
safe.

The advantage to this, aside from the fact that your spare keys are in a secure key cabinet in a secure
room, is that you can request your keys at any time. So, if you have travelled to work and the
realised that you have forgotten to bring your keys, you can request that your key holder brings
them to you to open the building and let you in.

The key holding service is very popular and is usually used in conjunction with a scheduled opening
and closing of buildings service.

Why use an alarm response service?

Mobile patrols can also function as alarm response services. If an alarm in your premises has been
activated, whether that be a fire or intruder alarm you can rest assured that the mobile patrol and
response unit will be at your premises in no time. They will investigate the cause of the alarm and
will then take the appropriate action to deal with the situation. This is a timesaving and cost effective solution to dealing with alarm activations.

Contact All Time Security today for a direct quote for our security patrol services.

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Benefits of CCTV for Businesses
01 Aug 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most business owners know that securing their premises is a must. There are many security services available, ranging from security guards, mobile security patrols all the way to CCTV security and CCTV remote monitoring.

Although you would hope that your business remains safe, there is a risk of burglary, vandalism and sabotage. To reduce this risk, it is important to conduct a risk assessment and put relevant security services in place.

Why is having CCTV security important?

CCTV security has become a crucial component in securing a building. This becomes even more important when the building is unoccupied. Most businesses premises are empty evenings, nights and weekends – leaving them vulnerable and not secure. Having CCTV cameras installed means that you can rest assured that your building is being watched and footage is being recorded. If an incident were to occur, it would be recorded and can be used as evidence to catch and prosecute perpetrators.

CCTV cameras are also a visual deterrent. If a potential thief or vandal becomes aware that your building is secure, they will be less likely to commit a criminal offence.

What to consider when getting CCTV camera installation     

If you do not have CCTV cameras installed and have realised the benefits of having them, you really need to be careful when finding a security service that provides installation.

A company like All Time Security is reputable, provides high quality CCTV equipment and has qualified, trained and experienced CCTV installation engineers.  ATS ensures that all its cameras are of high resolution for a high definition, crisp picture. This is crucial when identifying culprits in action. Also, the company will also make certain that all external cameras are robust, resilient against vandalism, have night vision and are weatherproof.

It is important that your installer is experienced and has engineers who are trained to do the job. Installing CCTV cameras is not as simple as dotting cameras all over the building at random. You need an experienced security services provider to complete a full survey of your premises. From this survey, they will strategically work out the best places to install the cameras.

ATS will:

  • identify the most vulnerable areas
  • look at any historical incidents and the areas in which they occurred
  • find blind spots
  • take into considerations all entrances and exits
  • secure all doors and windows
  • look at any garages and car parks

The security services provider will also look at areas of low lighting and will advise on how to increase visibility. Criminals feel comfortable in low lit areas where they think they cannot be seen. ATS works relentlessly in discovering and creating preventative measures.

CCTV Remote Monitoring

Another great way of securing your premises is to have a security services provider who can remotely monitor your CCTV cameras. Companies such as All Time Security have a 24-hour secure remote monitoring station. This is manned with qualified and skilled professionals who will keep a close eye on your premises.

Remote CCTV monitoring means that you can cut the cost of hiring a full-time security guard. You will still have the advantage of having professional security operators surveying your premises, but will still be able to prevent:

  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Industrial espionage
  • Leaks
  • Fires  

All Time Security is an SIA approved contractor for security services. Contact us today to find out how we can help with CCTV installation and remote monitoring for your business or home. Security services are important for the safety and protection of your business, so make sure you are prepared for any potential incidents.

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