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A Two-Tier ACS Would Solve the Security Industry’s Problems

A Two-Tier ACS Would Solve the Security Industry’s Problems – Why Won’t the SIA Implement It? In my conversations with clients, the Metropolitan Police and SO19, people are often shocked to learn that there is no mandatory regulation of security companies. Many believe – rightfully so – that the Security Industry Authority (SIA) governs the industry from top to bottom, when, in reality, it only governs around 20% of it. That’s right: the organisation that we all depend on to […]

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Abbey Petkar Voted CEO Of The Year in Corporate Vision Magazine

I’m honoured to announce that I was recently voted CEO Of The Year in the Corporate Vision Magazine’s 2017 CEO Awards. Corporate Vision Magazine’s in-house teams voted for their favourite CEO from a shortlist of 12 from across the UK, across a broad range of sectors and businesses of every scale. Each of us were interviewed for our profile, which was presented for the consideration of the voters. I spoke about Magenta Security’s commitment to the environment through our Reuse, […]

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How the SBN is Changing the Security Industry for the Better

As you are well aware if you’ve been following my articles, the security industry isn’t where it needs to be. For a variety of reasons, there are startling vulnerabilities in the very services that businesses, the police and public expect to keep us all safe. To put it simply, our security industry isn’t as secure as it needs to be. But there is good news: I’m not the only person who recognises the need for change and is willing to […]

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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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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 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 are some simple security tips to keep your manufacturing business or construction site safe […]

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

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