Technological advances in CCTV and access control have delivered important improvements in site safety. However, there are times when only a human presence will ensure real security. For such situations, we offer a reliable and cost-effective manned and static guarding service. We can provide site security personnel for as long or as short a time as you wish.
Manned guarding, also known as static guarding, is where property, sites or people are protected by qualified and professional security personnel. These security guards aim to provide guarded protection against damage, destruction, theft or unauthorised access.
Manned guarding adds a vital layer of protection on all kinds of sites. Where employees, guests or members of the public may potentially be vulnerable, a trained and uniformed security officer provides a reassuring presence – and, of course, an important deterrent. Likewise, human eyes and ears can often pick up on things that even the best electronic systems can miss. Unlike cameras, static guarding personnel can reposition themselves to investigate anything suspicious.
At Stage Event Security, with a full manned guarding solution in place, we can provide trained teams and individuals to protect property, sites and people. We can ensure a 24-hour presence, backed by reliable radio communications, and a static guarding service that works in tandem with any existing security measures.
We are extremely flexible with all of our UK security services, meaning that we can offer manned and static guarding for a wide range of industries in both the public and private sectors. Whether you are looking to protect personnel, deter theft and other criminal activity, secure sensitive information, or safeguard premises from unauthorised access, static guarding can help. Our security guards are fully qualified and hold the experience required to adapt to diverse situations. We've worked with several customer-facing businesses, such as retail stores, shopping centres and banks, to offer a visible and effective security presence.
Construction sites require 24-hour manned guarding to protect against unauthorised access at all hours, helping to maintain the safety and well-being of the public. Warehouses and office buildings can be vulnerable targets for burglaries at night time when they are left vacated. Due to the possibility of threats from outside forces, local authorities such as town halls and council facilities typically make use of static guarding. Educational venues, such as universities, as well as hospitals, require security to make sure that everyone who enters the building has a right to and does so with good and legal intention.
While a big part of static guarding is to spot crime and take action to limit damage and apprehend criminals, this certainly isn't the only thing that the service is about. Static guarding is just as essential for preventing incidents from occurring in the first place. Prevention is the best way to keep your business safe and secure. By preventing incidents, you don't have to worry about the costly consequences or irreparable damage. First and foremost, we achieve this with a visible presence to deter criminals looking to steal, vandalise or arson from even considering your premises. We will also ensure that the premises are fully locked up and secured to limit any weak points. Manned guarding is not limited to criminal activity or unoccupied hours, either.
We act as an extra pair of eyes and ears to prevent potential hazards at all times, including fire damage, flood damage, property damage, and personal injury accidents. Our guards will check for faulty electrics or plumbing, identity safety risks, ensure that objects are not left where they can cause slips and trips, and so on. We will ensure that people only access areas where they are authorised to do so and monitor whether your visitors and employees are acting in accordance with your polices and rules, including smoking in disallowed areas or failing to follow security procedures. Manned guarding prevents unauthorised access and ensures the safety of anyone on-site, combatting assaults, theft and accidents. If lights are accidentally left on when not required, we will turn them off, helping you save money and energy while embracing your company's environmental-friendly approach.
Every day, security guards are doing everything in their power to keep people and premises safe from threats. Whether the static guards are keeping a supermarket secure, patrolling a warehouse or escorting high-value assets, their actions are necessary to prevent, deter and overcome security risks. In several cases, security guards are literally putting themselves in harm's way when carrying out their duties. There are public news stories regularly about the brave and spontaneous acts of manned guards, and we feel that their actions should be put in the spotlight and applauded. This section will cover some of the best real-life stories of security guard heroes and show why it's important for your business to invest in static guarding.
One of the more recent examples of a heroic security guard happened in Hull in the early months of 2021. Security supervisor Josh Welch was working at Hull Royal Infirmary when a fire alarm was triggered. Due to the risk of people's lives, Josh immediately alerted his security colleagues and rushed to the scene where he discovered the fire and extinguished it before the fire service arrived. Going above and beyond his duties, he identified a suspect through CCTV footage and detained the culprit ahead of police attending. Our next example focuses on a security incident in the Holloway area of London where a woman was stabbed in front of her young son. A security guard at a nearby supermarket helped bring the attacker to justice when he provided details about the suspect and tipped the police off twice in 48 hours when he spotted him nearby. Static guarding is not just about criminal activity, however. In Southend town centre, a young child sadly dropped unconscious after choking. A security guard was in the area at the time, and his actions have been credited with saving the child's life. The guard took swift and decisive action to clear the child's airways before emergency services arrived on the scene.
We know that the core of a successful manned guarding service lies with the personnel themselves. That's why we train our guards to the very highest SIA-approved standards and provide them with the required equipment. You can rely on our guards and can trust them to be capable of adapting to different situations.
At Stage Security, we firmly believe that the priority should be a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. By placing guards at your premises, we can significantly reduce the risk of criminal damage and theft, and protect your staff from harm's way. If an incident does occur, then our static guards can respond swiftly and firmly.
Security technology, such as CCTV and alarm systems, are not only limited in how they function but can also experience glitches and outages. Manned guards provide the human touch that is needed for reliable and adaptable security. A manned presence is also more likely to deter criminals from engaging in criminal activity.
We completely tailor our services to your business. When requesting a quote for static guarding, we will discuss your requirements and put together a solution that suits you. We are flexible in how we operate. It doesn't matter whether you require manned guarding at all hours or specific hours, or whether you require one guard or a team.