Category: Security

Importance of long term relationships

As one of the leading private security firms, Magenta has built a strong reputation based on creating long term relationships with our customers. To demonstrate the strength of our on-going relationships we have recently re-signed extended contracts with three longstanding clients. The new contracts will see them continue to work with us for the foreseeable future. The Royal Parks has been working with Magenta since 2007, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has been working with Magenta for three years and […]

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Why I Started a Security Company and What You Can Expect

When I decided to start a blog, I was excited. In the 20 years I’ve been running Magenta Security, I believe I’ve created something truly special: a security company that leads the industry on multiple fronts and – as anyone who knows me can attest – I love to talk about this industry. But when I actually sat down and started writing, I didn’t know where to begin. So I asked myself, what’s at the heart of what I do? […]

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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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Is the security industry overregulated or under-regulated?

The Government set up the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to regulate the security industry, which mandated that all security officers working in the industry must have a licence in order to work. Accreditation of individual guards went a long way to improving the reputation of the industry. But in my opinion, more needs to be done. One of the biggest issues since individual regulation was introduced has been the use of self-employed security staff. It became all too common to […]

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How to Choose Your Security Company in London

Selecting a security company in London should go far beyond looking at how much it costs. But all too often overall price dominates the services that people opt for. The security industry is riddled with ‘cowboy’ firms and rogue operators. These companies take business away from legitimate businesses by undercutting costs yet they provide clients with sub-standard services. Too many times I have witnessed customers realise they have made a costly mistake by working with these companies. Customers choosing a […]

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Will licensing rates change following the SIA’s announcement?

Following on from our post ‘Magenta Welcomes SIA Compulsory Business Licensing‘, in this blog post  we take a look at the breakdown of active licenses issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

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Who are Magenta?

In this blog post, we’re going to be looking at who Magenta are. It may sound as though we’re blowing our own trumpet a little but sometimes, it’s important to remember who we are and where we came from and why we’re here today. These blog posts look at Magenta Security, the SME from Hounslow, founded in 1995 and operating at the forefront of the security industry. Magenta Security provides high quality, bespoke security services to clients within the retail, […]

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Nominated for ‘Guarding Company Of The Year 2013’

In our last blog post, we looked at a few of the reasons why we were nominated for the prestigious ‘Guarding Company of the Year 2013’ award at the Security Excellence Awards. In this entry, we’ll revisit the topic and discuss even more reasons why Magenta has become so highly thought of in the security industry.

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SEA nominated for ‘Guarding Company Of The Year 2013’

We at Magenta were honoured to be nominated for Guarding Company of the Year at the 2013 Security Excellent Awards, but what makes a good nominee? The judges look at everything from business performance and growth to commitment to training, from staff loyalty to the contracts we work so hard to honour, and do we exhibit a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility? They also have to consider the big question – ‘What really sets Magenta apart from other firms?’ […]

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Why are partnering initiatives so important to Magenta?

One of the things that sets Magenta apart is how we treat our customers. We know every customer is different and that requirements will vary immensely from service to service. We also realise that Magenta isn’t always able to provide the required service internally. However, we are committed to our clients and our methodology, should the need arise, is to provide tailored packages and additional services through partnering with extensively vetted external firms. This process is managed by Magenta in order […]

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