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Smile! With CCTV Monitoring, We’re Always Watching

Modern CCTV monitoring 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 businesses and public spaces safe. But even the most high-tech CCTV system is a waste of money if the right people aren’t monitoring it, […]

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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 security 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 guard that’s at your site permanently, our mobile patrol officers are shared between a range of sites, moving […]

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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 security officers are amongst the best in the country, all full-time and SIA licensed with a robust infrastructure […]

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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 are being monitored 24/7 by the dedicated staff in our control room. It’s not […]

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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 security guard is to have an SIA license, but we go much further than that to […]

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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 reports, insurance claims and lost business, so here’s some tips to keep your manufacturing business or construction site safe this Christmas and […]

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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 protect your business over the Christmas period. Don’t overlook the basics People often overlook the most basic things, which end up coming back to […]

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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 given me hope that one of its glaring holes – the exploitation of the self-employment grey area – may soon […]

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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 in the UK. I’ve never seen the topic of bogus self-employment gain so much attention, and it’s reassuring to see efforts being made […]

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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 business initiatives. If your long term plan for your business doesn’t take energy efficiency and sustainability into account, that needs to change today. Recently, human industry reached […]

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