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Smile! With CCTV Monitoring, We’re Always Watching

Modern CCTV systems have revolutionised security. Internet connectivity allows cameras to be accessed from anywhere in the world, while digital video and ample storage space allows footage to be kept as long as you need it. Whether it’s used for intercepting threats or providing evidence in court, CCTV is an essential part of keeping our ..

Mobile Security Patrols: Pick ‘n’ Mix Protection

Most businesses have security needs, but not all need security 24/7. Whether your security requirements can be measured in minutes or hours, one officer or many, our mobile patrols can scale up or down to give your business the protection it needs – no more, no less. There when you need us, gone when you don’t Instead of providing a security ..

How Keyholding and Alarm Response Can Protect Your Business

If the alarm at your place of business goes off in the dead of night, who do you want to respond? A member of your staff who’s alone, untrained and vulnerable, or a qualified, accredited security officer with full back up and support? The second choice is what you get when you sign up for keyholding and alarm response from Magenta. Our ..

Everything You Need to Know About Our Security Control Room

Our Security Control Room Runs 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year… When you and your staff go home for the night, you want to know that your premises and all your hard work is being looked after. That’s where our security control room comes in. Every one of our security guards, their equipment and the sites and systems they protect ..

Everything You Need to Know About Our World-Class Security Guards

We’re Sent Over a Dozen CVs a Day Let’s start this blog with appreciation for our personnel department, because they never get to take a break. Every day, a dozen or more CVs will pass through their desks as they go through the rigorous process of choosing who we bring into the Magenta team. The only legal requirement for someone to work as a ..

Simple Security Tips for Your Manufacturing or Construction Site

Manufacturing businesses and construction sites face unique risks over the Christmas period. While you may be enjoying time with friends and family, criminals are on the hunt for empty, unprotected sites that are often in areas that are completely empty over the holidays. No one wants to come back from their break to have to deal with police ..

How to Keep Your Service Business Safe This Christmas

The Christmas and New Year holidays provide a unique opportunity for criminals. For two weeks or more, many service businesses will be entirely empty, leaving their offices full of expensive, easy-to-sell equipment ripe for the picking. Don’t let your festive period be ruined by theft and damage. Here are some easy measures you can take to ..

The Security Industry Needs to be Cleaned Up, But Who’s Responsible?

I’ve worked in the security industry for over 30 years, going from employee to business owner in one of the country’s most vital industries, one that provides safety for millions of UK businesses, workers and members of the public. It’s because I’m so proud of this industry that I’m so dedicated to seeing it change. The recent Uber case has ..

Uber’s Self-Employment Exploitation was Squashed – Security Companies Should Be Next

A UK employment court recently ruled that Uber drivers are not self-employed, and as such are entitled to benefits such as sick pay, holidays and a national minimum wage. Deliveroo and Hermes have since come under scrutiny as well, along with many other firms that may be contributing to the hundreds of thousands of falsely classified workers ..

Why Green Business is Good Business

I believe business success should be used as a tool to make the world a better place, whether it’s through our charity work or our green initiatives. But even if I didn’t care at all about the fate of this planet, it would be bad business for me not to be pursuing green initiatives. If your long term plan for your business ..

Magenta Wins Big Again at the Hounslow Business Awards

Last year, I was proud to accept the award for Best Business for Customer Service from the Hounslow Business Awards. This year, I got to step on stage once again, this time to accept the award for Best Green Business. The Hounslow Business Awards are an annual event run by the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. The 2016 awards were at the same ..

Is Your Security Ready for the Winter Risks?

The clocks have gone back, marking the start of the season of long nights and cold weather. But the winter months mean more than just darker commutes and higher heating bills, it’s also the time that businesses are most at risk of break ins. A 2013 study by the Office for National Statistics found a spike in business robberies starting ..

Four Tips to Help You Put Charity at the Heart of Your Business

Since I started Magenta, I put charity at the heart of this business. For over 20 years, we’ve been involved in numerous charitable efforts – which you can read about here – but that’s not all. I also advise other businesses, whether they’re clients, acquaintances or rivals, on how to increase their charitable giving. ..

When You Work with Magenta, You Make the World a Better Place

From the day I founded Magenta more than 20 years ago, my objective has not only been to provide world class security services but also to make the world a better place. More than anything, it’s charitable giving that has motivated me to grow the business: the more profitable we are, the more we’re able to give. The more staff we ..

How Technology Protects Your Business

Security and technology have always been tied. From the invention of the lock and key all the way to IPCCTV systems, technology is constantly evolving to make our world safer. Just in the past 20 years that I’ve been running Magenta Security, technology has transformed nearly every aspect of how a security company operates. Here’s ..

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