Category: News

Will Your Office Be Safe and Secure Over the Christmas Holidays?

Whether you’re spending time with family, going abroad or just putting your feet up for a few days, the Christmas holidays are the perfect time to let your worries melt away. But your relaxation will come crashing to a halt if you return to your office to discover it’s been ransacked of its valuable equipment and your sensitive information is in the hands of criminals. Luckily, our dedicated security guards and control room staff will continue to be available over […]

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The Highs and Lows of 2015

Magenta’s Best Year Yet In an industry infamous for cutting corners, our investment in quality continues to pay off. In 2015, we won a number of major contracts and retained many of our long term clients, including one who had already been with us for eight years when they renewed their contract. There’s a positive buzz throughout the company as our success has allowed us to reward our staff for their hard work. Many of them will be working over […]

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Magenta Security nominated for four Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2016

Magenta Security has been shortlisted in four categories for the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2016. The leading security services provider, with its head office in Hounslow and operations in Birmingham and Manchester, Swindon and Kent has been shortlisted in the following categories: • Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector • Customer Care Initiative of the Year • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year • Security Training Initiative of the Year IFSEC’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards are […]

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Magenta Security White Paper Proves a hit with Customers

A white paper published by the Managing Director of Hounslow based Magenta Security Services has proved a hit with businesses seeking advice on how to choose their security provider. In 2014, Abbey Petkar published a white paper offering advice on selecting a security provider. ‘Managing Your Security’ looked at the key criteria businesses should consider including licensing, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and customer service. And a year after it was first published, it is still being requested by organisations across […]

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Magenta Security Condemns Zero Hours Contracts in the Security Industry

The use of zero hours contracts in the security industry has been condemned by Hounslow based Magenta Security. The subject of zero-hours contracts was a widely discussed topic in the recent UK General Election with Prime Minister David Cameron claiming there would be legislation to protect workers on these contracts. This legislation has since been described as ‘toothless’ by employment lawyers. Zero-hours contracts, or casual contracts, allow employers to hire staff with no guarantee of work. This effectively means employees […]

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Magenta Security Issues a Warning Ahead of the Summer Months

As thousands of people flock to the Royal Parks this summer Magenta Security issues a warning ahead of the summer months to people of the security risks they potentially face. Magenta Security Services has provided security services to the Royal Parks for many years having first been awarded the contract to provide guarding solutions to the nine parks by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in 2007, 2009 and 2011 and 2013. To ensure personal security reaches high […]

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Magenta Security disappointed with lack of Government action on SIA Business Licences

A leading Hounslow based security provider has expressed its disappointment over the lack of Government action with the introduction of the SIA Business Licences.  Particularly its absence from the Queen’s Speech. Abbey Petkar, Managing Director of Magenta Security Services, believes it will be many more months before the legislation in bought into force due to the time it will take to push through Parliament. He says: “The security industry is an incredibly dynamic sector. But there are still underlying issues […]

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Magenta Security whitepaper provides guidelines for selecting a security provider

Abbey Petkar, Managing Director of Magenta Security Services, has published a white paper that offers businesses advice on how to select a security provider. ‘Managing Your Security’ examines key criteria businesses should consider when looking for a security provider including licensing, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and customer service. Abbey Petkar, Managing Director of Magenta Security, comments: “Selecting a security company should go far beyond looking at how much it costs. In the past, the security industry has been blighted by […]

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Magenta welcomes compulsory SIA licensing

As a leader in the security industry, Magenta Security Services welcomed the announcement that from 6 April 2015, all regulated security businesses will need to hold an SIA business licence. We have always employed high quality, motivated and most importantly, well trained individuals and this announcement ensures a baseline standard across the industry. We have been saying this regulation has needed to be put in place for a long time now, not just for the benefit of professionals  and the […]

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Magenta Security aims for further success at celebrated industry awards

Magenta Security is nominated for three categories at the industry awards Security Excellence Awards. The leading security services provider, with its head office in Hounslow and operations nationwide, has been shortlisted for Security Guarding Company of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year and Security Partnering Initiative of the Year at the prestigious awards, which will take place on October 23 at Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London. It’s not the first time the firm has achieved success in the awards. […]

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