Technological advances in CCTV and access control have improved site safety. However, there are times when only a human presence will ensure absolute security. We offer reliable and cost-effective manned guarding security for such situations. We can provide site security personnel for as short or long as you need.
Manned guarding, also known as static guarding, is where qualified and professional security personnel protect property, sites or people. These security guards safeguard against damage, destruction, theft or unauthorised access.
Our manned guarding service adds a vital layer of protection on various sites in Ipswich. Where employees, guests or the public may be vulnerable, a trained and uniformed security officer provides a reassuring presence – and, of course, a significant 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 Security, with a complete manned guarding security solution, we can provide trained teams and individuals to protect property, sites and people throughout Ipswich and the South East. We can ensure a 24-hour presence, backed by reliable radio communications and a manned guarding service that works in tandem with existing security measures.
We are incredibly flexible with all of our Ipswich 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 security to protect against unauthorised access at all hours, helping maintain the public's safety and well-being. Warehouses and office buildings can be vulnerable targets for burglaries when they are left empty at night. Due to threats from outside forces, local authorities such as town halls and council facilities typically use static guarding. Venues such as universities and hospitals require security to ensure 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 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. Avoiding incidents means you don't have to worry about 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 locked 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, including fire damage, flood damage, property damage, and personal injury accidents. Our guards will check for faulty electrics or plumbing, identify 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 act by your policies and rules, including smoking in disallowed places 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.
Security guards do everything they can to protect people and premises 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 putting themselves in harm's way when carrying out their duties. Public news stories regularly talk 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 your business must 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 to people's lives, Josh immediately alerted his security colleagues and rushed to the scene, where he discovered and extinguished the fire 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 following 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. Manned guarding security is not just about criminal activity, however. In the 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 successful manned guarding security lies with the personnel. That's why we train our Ipswich guards to the 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 Ipswich premises, we can significantly reduce the risk of criminal damage and theft and protect your staff from harm's way. If an incident occurs, 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 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, and it doesn't matter whether you require manned guarding at all hours or specific hours or if you require one guard or a team.