Category: Public Sector

When MPs Don’t Feel Safe, We All Lose

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick recently shared disturbing figures on the number of crimes reported by MPs in 2018, which had more than doubled since 2017 and was already set to rise further this year. 342 crimes towards MPs and their staff were committed in 2018 and just four months into 2019 the number was already at 152. Polarised opinion on current political and social issues were blamed for this increase in criminal behaviour directed towards MPs and their staff, […]

Read more

Local Authority Cuts are Undermining Public Security

Since 2010, local authorities have had their budgets cut by an average of 26%. In the same period, government spending on police is down 30% in real terms, resulting in 20,000 fewer police officers on our streets. These police cuts have made local authorities increasingly reliant on private security companies, but budget cuts have also made local authorities less able to afford private security, so who is left to keep the public safe? The only security companies left who can […]

Read more

Why Security Guards in Halls of Residence are Vital to Student Care

Keeping students safe means more than making sure their laptops don’t get stolen. The main threat to students is stress, and you may be surprised how vital security guards can be in helping students to receive the care they need to fulfil their potential. Magenta Security has over 20 years of experience working with university and privately run halls of residence in inner city, rural and campus sites across the UK. This has given us a broad perspective of the […]

Read more

Want Effective University Security? Consistency is Key

University campuses are often huge, sprawling sites spread across multiple buildings, some of which, such as libraries or laboratories, may be open 24 hours a day. Protecting a site as complex as a university requires a robust security package, and universities that take their security seriously will have CCTV, card key access and – most importantly – a team of highly trained a dedicated security guards. There’s no point spending generously on high tech security equipment only to cut corners […]

Read more

How School Security Guards Keep Children Safe

An increasing number of schools are choosing to hire security guards, particularly in cities where there is a higher risk of break ins and potential dangers for the pupils. While not all schools need security guards, this article will help you decide if your school would benefit from their services. The ABCs of school security: A: Keeping out unwanted visitors The first priority of school security is to keep out people (adults or children) who don’t belong there and quickly […]

Read more

Web based CCTV Remote Monitoring

New service - from as little as £1 per camera

Find out more
loading...