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We are an Established Security Company based in Northamptonshire but work extensively throughout the UK. Our list of clients include those in Construction, Renewable Energy, Aggregate Quarries and Distribution Centres. Our experience in the field and professional approach will ensure the security of your property and employees, it's what defines the ethos of the company. We pride ourselves on our ability to supply a cost-effective, bespoke service to the Corporate, Private and Public sector. We work closely with our clients to achieve a service that fits their needs and surpass their expectations.

K9 Security Dog Team

Security Dog Teams

Proven as an excellent security deterrent, guard dogs have a heightened sense of sight and hearing, which provides an early detection system for the dog handlers and aids in the prevention of crime. This service is perfect for large, open sites that are unpopulated, with dogs and their handlers often deployed at night.

Manned Security Guard

Manned / Static Guarding

Security guards can respond to a variety of different issues and when compared to a security camera, a guard could potentially act as a stronger deterrent. In addition to being able to respond quickly they can also recognise potentially troublesome situations and take the appropriate action to de-escalate the situation.

OUR SERVICES

We provide two types of security guard, both offer a physical on-site presence rather than the conventional remote CCTV monitoring or mobile patrol vehicles. Having on-site security enables our guards to respond immediately to any incident where time is of the essence, providing a proactive, not a reactive service for our clients. All our guards are vigorously vetted and hold a valid SIA license, they must also have their own public liability insurance and in the case of canine teams, they need to be NASDU certified.

At K9 Security Protection we endeavour to keep up to date with modern technology and how it can be best used to meet our clients requirements. We have regular reviews of working practices and where needed, introduce new technology to aid in security procedures. Over the last few months we have replaced our on site security radios to an updated global digital communications system, with features such as GPS tracking, SOS man-down capabilities and crystal clear global communications.

We also offer clients the option of :


A Site Visitor Management System with secure sign-in with dynamic QR Code Scanning, the ability to keep accurate visitor records including date, name & time-stamping, ensure GDPR compliance for our organisation and visitor screening, including Covid-19 checks. Data collected can be viewed by the client on-line with options for detailed reports as and when needed.

We can install the RFiD Guard Tour System with GPS Tracking, GeoTagging, SMS Notifications and .CSV Format Reports. This enables our clients to view realtime information on guard movements whilst on patrol using an intuitive map to display their GPS position. Being a cloud-based solution, it's accessible from anywhere in the world and provides an exceptional high level of security.

K9 Security Dog Team

Canine Security Guards

Canine security patrols are a tangible deterrent in the fight against crime. They provide a proven security presence that can’t be replicated by CCTV camera systems alone. Just one security dog team can replace four or more manned security guards.

Here are some of the benefits of having a guard dog on site :


Security dogs play an essential role in the fight against crime, the mere presence of security dogs can reduce the number of security guards required and with properly displayed signage, this is often enough to prevent any potential criminal activity.

Manned Security Guard

Manned / Static Guarding

Security guards can respond to a variety of different issues and when compared to a security camera, a guard could potentially act as a stronger deterrent. In addition to being able to respond quickly they can also recognise potentially troublesome situations and take the appropriate action to de-escalate the situation.

What is Man Guarding

Quite simply, man guarding is having a security officer guarding your premises, their duties will vary depending upon the requirements of the client. The aims of any security guard remains the same :

The types of business that would benefit from manned guarding services include :

The presence of a security officer provides a proven, effective visual deterrent to would be criminals. While CCTV and other security products, can be successful in reducing crime, a fully uniformed physical presence could deter thieves and vandals where a camera may not.

SECURITY SERVICE SECTORS

With years of experience spread across a variety of different industries, we understand your needs. Most businesses are susceptible to criminal activities in one way or another, but all have their own unique security requirements. In the security industry there is no on size fits all, We understand just what it takes to secure your assets and protect your employees, providing clients with peace of mind.

construction

Construction

Solar Farms

Solar & Wind Farms

Quarries

Quarries & Mines

Vacant Buildings

Vacant Buildings

Warehouse

Warehouses

Storage Yards

Storage Compounds

Derelict Buildings

Derelict Buildings

Public Buildings

Public & Private Buildings

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Our Accreditation's
Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
Information Commissioner's Office
National Association of Security Dog Users
Security Industry Authority
Safety Management Advisory Services
Safety Schemes in Procurement

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The Construction Industry

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Construction Site Security

Construction underpins our economy and society. Few sectors have such an impact on communities across the UK or have the same potential to provide large numbers of high-skilled, well-paid jobs. The construction sector reaches every corner of the United Kingdom and touches each of our lives. It is fundamental to our economy as we invest in our future: building the homes we live in, the schools and hospitals we rely on, and the offices, factories, and transport and energy infrastructure that keep the wheels of industry turning.

Construction sites are regarded as an easy target for opportunistic thieves, with many contractors and vehicles entering each day, as well as being completely vacated at night. Many construction sites suffer theft, yet security is often considered a ‘luxury’ (or an unnecessary evil!). Planning your construction site security is essential for preventive measures against theft and vandalism. It is common for thieves to target high value items that return the most money such as power tools, metals like copper pipe, and plant machinery.

Knowing how thieves operate will give you an idea of how you can protect your construction site better from their activities. Studies indicate that there are two areas of concern, one is the opportunist who takes anything of value that they can carry. They may also cause damage to work areas or vandalise machinery such as dumpers and telehandlers. The other is the organised criminal gangs that steal to order, they target the larger items such as pallet materials and small to medium size machinery.

We understand that companies run on a tight budget, especially in construction. Balancing the cost of security against the overall value of theft and vandalism in monetary terms needs to be justified. If you only have a minor problem, you may think it's just not worth the expense of providing security. Having this mindset will inevitably end up costing you more in substantially higher insurance premiums, penalties as a result of project delays, replacement or repair of goods and the possibility of a tarnished reputation within the industry.

If your construction project has poor on-site security then you could be at risk from criminals who will take full advantage of your lack of security planning. Security should not be compromised based on cost alone and ignoring the problem is not the solution. K9 Security Protection offer a range of different options to best suit your needs,

Don't become a Victim of Crime, Call Us Today.

Solar & Wind Farms

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Solar Farm Security

The most popular method of harvesting sunlight in order to create energy is solar farming, and it is quickly becoming one of the most preferred new investments for companies and independent investors. Solar farms are large scale applications of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, providing a source of safe, locally produced renewable energy for many years after construction.

Given the huge costs of setting up and operating a solar farm, security should not be an afterthought. Standard security measures can either be marginally effective but flawed or at worst, an unreliable ongoing expensive.

A lot of solar farms experience theft before they are even energised and that’s often because necessary security measures haven’t yet been put in place. Thieves will monitor sites to keep an eye out for arrivals of solar panels and from there make the most of opportunities to steal the panels before they are even bolted into the ground. By making security a priority from the word ‘go’, solar farms will not be put at risk from theft at such an early stage. Factor security expenses and plans into the strategy for your solar farm from the start and make sure security installations happen before panels are even put into place.

If you’re currently developing a solar farm, Call Us Today.

Aggregate & Stone Quarries

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Quarry Security

Quarries, particularly abandoned and disused quarries are very dangerous places, and have claimed the lives of several people in recent years. Most quarries are located on private property and should not be considered as playgrounds for the public. Some quarry lakes may look inviting on a hot summer’s day, but there are a number of hidden dangers including deep cold water, submerged obstructions such as plants, dead animals, rubbish and pollution.

The greatest danger is cold water, Quarry water is much colder than rivers, lakes and the sea. Many quarries are so deep that they are fed with water from underground springs or aquifers. As this water originates deep within the ground, it is extremely cold. As a result, you are likely to become exhausted much more quickly than you would think. Also a sudden plunge into cold water could cause your body to go into shock.

Disused quarries also pose a threat to motorcyclists, quad-bikers, walkers and mountain bikers. These include landslide and rocks falling from the quarry face, derelict buildings, abandoned machinery and broken equipment, settlement lagoons, silt ponds, quick sand and spoil heaps. Many of theses quarries are located in remote rural areas, miles away from the nearest hospital or ambulance station. Access on to site may not be accessible by vehicle making it difficult to call the emergency services and for them to reach you when they do arrive.

You might think there isn't much to steel from a quarry. Well unfortunately there is, diesel fuel tanks are the number one target for thieves, followed closely by plant theft and vandalism. With the change in the law regarding the use of red diesel coming in April 2022, operators will have to use the more expensive white diesel that we all use in our cars. Having large quantities of white diesel on-site will be a magnet for criminal activity. Gangs of criminals can empty the on-site fuel tanks within thirty minutes. The cost in lost time, staff wages and production delays are irretrievable, let alone the cost of the fuel and the expense of replacing it.

Lets Eradicate Vandalism and Fuel Theft, Call Us Today.

Vacant Empty Property

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Vacant Property Security

Your property is at increased risk of criminal attack because of a change of circumstances in its occupancy. Vacant properties are at heightened risk from fire, deterioration and criminal activity. Without adequate protection, these risks can lead to an increase in insurance premiums, significant financial loss and damage to reputation. Owners and managers of vacant property also have a ‘duty of care’ to anyone entering the building, whether authorised or not. Therefore, if property is likely to be vacant for any period of time, property owners or managers should seek the services of professional security companies.

There are a range of measures that provide an appropriate level of protection for vacant property. These include the installation of security shutters and grilles, fitting electronic alarms, the use of temporary CCTV and manned security patrols. Security guarding has tended to be viewed as a ‘grudge purchase’, with many customers looking to purchase at the lowest cost and not necessarily considering how this will affect the calibre and retention of personnel, working conditions and a security company’s ability to provide a consistent quality of service.

Our highly skilled dog teams can carry out building searches, detect intruders and work towards overall protection and safety. Dog teams can prove far more effective than security guards or electronic security solutions when it comes to providing a highly efficient way to both deter, and detect any criminal activity on your site.

Squatters target commercial premises rather than traditional residential homes.

Now most of us have heard the term “Squatters Rights”, this refers to The Criminal Law Act 1977, which made it an offence to threaten violence or use it to enter a property where someone is present. The law was originally introduced to stop landlords from resorting to violence to evict tenants, but it also applies to a person who is in effect a trespasser.

However, in September 2012, new legislation was introduced – Section 144 of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment Offenders Act or LASPO Act. This meant that a criminal offence had been committed if:

  • 1. A person trespasses and subsequently occupies a residential building.
  • 2. That person knows or ought to have known that they were trespassing.
  • 3. The person is living in the build or intends to live in the build for a period of time.

This new legislation protects residential property owners and local authorities if they discover squatters in any residential buildings they own or control. Section 144, however, does not protect owners of commercial properties. Occupying or squatting in a commercial property is still not seen as a criminal offence, which gives the offenders a stronger argument against eviction.

Property Owners need to Secure their Empty Buildings,
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Warehousing & Distribution

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Warehouse Security Guards

Logistics is the Backbone of the UK Economy

The Logistics and Distribution sectors are frequent targets for organised theft, due to the sheer volume of valuable stock held at their premises, coupled with the fact that warehouses are most often located on isolated and vulnerable industrial estates on the outskirts of towns and cities.

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The more accurate your inventory data, the faster you’ll pick up on theft. Without regular stock takes, you may not even notice that inventory levels are shrinking suspiciously until months down the line - by which time you’ll be hemorrhaging cash.

It is very difficult to prove that someone is guilty of warehouse theft without catching the person red-handed. It’s much easier to put security measures in place which help you avoid theft altogether.

It might seem like a no-brainer, but doing a basic background check on criminal records will drastically decrease your chances of warehouse theft. Checking with previous employers to find out how long the person worked there and why they left. Trust your gut - if you’re not sure about someone’s credibility, don’t hire them.

Make sure all your staff are aware that you have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to theft or fraud. Have them sign a code of conduct that clearly outlines the company procedures of non-compliance. Additionally, you can identify anonymous channels for staff to report any suspicious activity. If everyone knows that their colleagues are keeping an eye out, it will deter thieves due to a higher chance of being caught.

If you experience a theft, or series of thefts, take a look at your shift register to see who was on duty when the stock went missing. If you begin to notice a pattern between missing stock and certain staff members on duty, monitor their activity in the warehouse. If you notice any suspicious behaviour (such as consistently clocking in or out at odd times) then you may need to investigate further. This can be done in-line with the company policy education and process.

Keep your pick faces and inventory storage locations as far away from your dispatch and goods-in areas as possible. The only stock that should be near these areas are incoming and outgoing orders. Provide visiting truck drivers with a dedicated lounge area to wait while orders are being loaded or unloaded. Only staff should have access to your warehouse or distribution area.

Installing security systems like access control and CCTV cameras not only deter criminals but also provide evidence of the theft that is caught on camera. These cameras should be strategically placed in high-risk areas. You can also install security mirrors to maximise visibility and prevent blind spots in hard to reach corners of your warehouse.

Security personnel should be stationed at every entrance/exit to the building. Be sure to inspect any vehicles leaving your warehouse to check for any unauthorised stock leaving the premises.

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There is a significant problem with the theft of cargo worldwide. The value of cargo theft for the European Union is estimated to be €8.2 billion annually, an average value of € 6.72 per trip. Gathering accurate numbers for cargo theft losses is difficult or impossible in many cases, due to limited reporting by the transport industry and the lack of a national law enforcement system requiring reporting and tracking uniformity. Despite these figures, cargo theft generally has a low priority status in most countries and is often perceived largely as the cost of doing business.

The greatest source of risk for businesses is trusted employees, being involved in approximately 60 percent of all losses. This is interesting when considering the fact that most countermeasures are implemented to reduce external theft.

The relationship between security and opportunity is the predominant understanding of security in different contexts. This depends on the premise that security only can deter or repel a motivated perpetrator from committing a crime by limiting the opportunities for a certain crime.

These opportunities can be reduced and focused opportunity reduction can produce wider declines in crime. It is the theory behind security.

Security means the interaction between physical obstructing artefacts (locks, fences, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) etc.) and the intervention of humans, with the aim of reducing theft, sabotage and other types of illegal activity.

There are different preventive methods that can be used to reduce the risk of theft, but the primary method is to use physical security countermeasures correctly (fences, locks, seals, guards etc). The objectives for these types of countermeasures are to make the theft both harder and riskier to commit.

Trust is Important, but Security is Vital within the Supply Chain, Call Us Today.

Storage Compounds & Yards

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Storage Yard Security Guards

Storage yard means the use of land to store material, equipment, or vehicles, and any structures associated with the outdoor storage. This use includes bulk fuel, vehicle compounds, bulk materials, large equipment, cargo shipping containers, the list goes on. A storage yard can be a very enticing target for thieves, especially with the record prices that are currently available for scrap metals. Everything from steel to copper cable to lead to machinery is a desirable commodity, which is why it is important to ensure the security of your storage yard.

You have a few options when looking for security, one being a remote CCTV camera system, monitored by a central control room. After the initial installation costs, these systems can be relatively cheep to run and are designed to warn off any intruders as well as monitor and record their movements for evidential purposes if needed.

Whilst CCTV is great, what it doesn't do is actually stop a crime being committed. An intruder who has a face covering or a hoody don't be identifiable by a CCTV camera. Also, by the time you have reacted to an incident, the crime has already taken place and the intruders are well gone. Sometimes you need on-site security personnel to patrol the site and to implement security access procedures to assist any legitimate visitors. Physical security measures, such as fencing, security lighting, locking gates and security site access control are just as important.

It's likely that as an industrial business you're looking for yard space to store valuable equipment and materials securely until you need them. If that's the case, you'll want to make sure that your chosen yard can sufficiently protect your investment. This is the bare minimum security that you should consider, particularly if you're planning on storing thousands of pounds' worth of machinery, vehicles and materials on-site.

When you need more space, you need a secure place, Call Us Today.

Old & Derelict Buildings

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Derelict Building Security

If you are the owner of a property, then you’re generally responsible for the upkeep of the building. The buck stops with you, whether the property is residential or commercial, and by law you have to ensure it’s safe for members of the public to enter or pass by. Derelict buildings should be secured and made as safe as possible, but again, it is the owner’s responsibility if any injuries occur as a result of falling masonry, jagged metal or broken glass. As long as the owner has made every reasonable effort to make sure the building is secure and clear ‘no trespassing’ warnings have been put up, then they should be covered legally if a trespasser is injured while on the site.

Derelict properties seem to attract vandals and those who just like to explore and take pictures, it’s important that the owners secure the property to prevent it becoming dangerous. However, it’s also up to the owner to make sure that property which borders public rights of way such as roads or pavements are also safe and secure. If something falls from a derelict building and injures a passer-by or damages their property then the owner can be held both legally and financially responsible. From the tragic events at an illegal rave in a derelict post office in Croydon to a club in Brighton being stripped of everything of value, squatters are now more organised and sophisticated with the help of social networking.

Although squatting was made a criminal offence under section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, the law remains contentious as it currently only extends to residential properties. For companies with assets in the commercial sector, squatting is still only a civil offence. The traditional security service of manned guarding to protect property assets can be expensive, however having SIA-licensed security guards in situ gives peace of mind to owners, managers and insurers. Their focus is to bring valuable skills, expertise and industry-leading standards to maintain the integrity of the asset they are protecting.

Until the law on squatting extends to commercial premises, owners and managers must take their own preventive action by securing vacant buildings, making the property more difficult to occupy. But the drive to keep costs down need not drive property managers to unnecessary risk.

The Safety of the Public is the Responsibility of the Owner,
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Public & Private Buildings

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Building Security Guard

Universities, schools and hospitals are just a few types of building that benefit from a visible security presence. They offer a physical deterrent to situations that demand their intervention, but preferably to deescalate any potential problems before they arise. Security guards provide a unique public relations opportunity for your business as uniformed representatives, who, given the right training, can be another weapon in your customer service arsenal.

Many people have peace of mind when they see a security guard at the entry to your building, providing them with reassurance that the building and the people in it are in safe hands. Your employees can comfortably get on with their work without fear of their safety. This means that they’re likely to be more productive and satisfied with their job. An unexpected advantage of this is that it could also ensure you have a higher retention rate for employees.

Obviously, the most important role for building security services is dealing with a crime when it occurs. This is probably the primary reason you would hire security services. Our security guards are trained in effective techniques on how to respond to different situlations, dependant on the needs of the client and the type of business.

Having a security presence is not only about dealing with an incident when it occurs, in fact, it also acts as a deterrent against those who might think about committing a criminal act. Our guards are trained to identify suspicious behavior. They know the correct procedures to act accordingly when they suspect a crime is going to be committed.

Protect your Building and Employees, Call Us Today.