Privacy versus Security, what’s more important?

Privacy versus Security, what’s more important?

When you look into security providers for your business, there’s a number of factors that should come into your mind, primary, are you looking for privacy or security? Or both? Whilst this debate is often associated with data protection, the same is true with physical security.

The importance of privacy

When it comes to maintaining privacy through the use of contracted security officers, the main thing to consider is the nature of your business. We work with a number of clients where privacy is of utmost importance. Perhaps keeping a low profile in the local area is particularly important because your factory, for example, handles expensive goods, machinery, technology or valuable data. Keeping this information private by maintaining a strong security presence would make your business much less of a target, as potential perpetrators simply don’t know the value of what’s behind those doors.

Privacy isn’t just important for buildings though. We offer a concierge service whereby privacy will always be a priority. This could be meeting your visitors and offering professional assistance, or something such as arranging a taxi or theatre tickets.

The importance of security

For security, prevention is always better than a reactive response to a break-in. Having uniformed, trained, professional security officers on site is the best way to maintain a security presence, and the benefits of having them there is twofold. Not only can they be reactive to crime, but they’re an excellent deterrent too. From signage and CCTV cameras all the way through to having men and women on-site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are a number of security services you could choose on depending on the level of security you require and your type of business. We can advise you, and find a solution that works within your budget. This could be:

  • Mobile Patrols: This is when security officers patrol your site either on foot or in a fully marked vehicle. This means they can keep a close eye on high-risk areas and report any compromised boundaries as a result of bad weather or attempted break-ins.
  • Manned Guarding: This is when security guards are placed at your business, ready to respond to crime – should they need to. Just like our mobile patrols, they’re fitted with body cameras for audible and CCTV footage.
  • Door supervisors: This is particularly popular in the entertainment sector, including pubs, clubs and casinos. If you’re hosting a ticketed event, our door supervisors can ensure that only people who have paid can enter, and they can check ID on entry and gusts lists too, for example.

For more information on how we can provide a quality security service at your construction site, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We are currently on the look-out for Security Officers, Gate House Officers, Mobile Patrol Officers and Manned Guard-Reception Officers - for full-time and part-time positions. If you could picture yourself as working for one of the leading security companies in the UK, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!


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