Securitas UK, helping SMEs in Milton Keynes
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According to Thames Valley Police there are, on average, over 500 ‘business and community’ burglaries in Milton Keynes each year.
And as SME businesses tend to have less security measures in place than their larger counterparts, they may be more of a target for criminal activity.
Of course, COVID has undoubtedly also had a huge effect on SME businesses over the last 12 months. With an increase in the number of vacant properties and many more employees working alone, there has been an increased risk of theft and vandalism to business premises.
Throughout the global pandemic, Securitas has noticed an increase in demand for their mobile security services including vacant property checks, mobile patrols and lone worker devices. However, as lockdown restrictions ease and businesses look to reopen, Securitas says it’s never been more important to take a look at all aspects of an SME’s business security.
Securitas understand the security issues small and medium-sized businesses face and the importance of business continuity to every business owner. Although a security strategy is essential in larger organisations to protect assets and ensure business continuity, for smaller businesses just knowing where to start can be a daunting prospect. However, no matter what size the organisation, it’s essential to start with a security risk assessment.
Security risk assessment
Securitas has developed and offer its own security risk assessment for free (compliant with ISO 31000) to identify threats to a business’ most valuable assets whether that be people, property, processes, buildings or technology.
Securitas considers the likelihood and the impact of all the possible threats to the business in each of these key areas, before assessing how vulnerable the business is in terms of its existing security solution. Once the likelihood and impact of the threats and the vulnerabilities of the business are clearly understood, Securitas discusses how to mitigate the risks as low as reasonably practicable and will work with the business owner to develop a bespoke cost-effective, security solution specifically for that business.
Security services to suit you
Whether it’s providing a keyholding service, undertaking vacant property inspections, supplying and monitoring lone worker devices or combining their six protective services to deliver an intelligent security solution, Securitas will work with the business owner to set up a good balance of cost-effective security measures.
Securitas can install the latest cutting-edge security technology and provide alarm monitoring services 24/7, through its industry leading Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) based here in Milton Keynes. Emergency response, provided by Securitas’ highly-trained and SIA licensed local mobile patrol officers, can be deployed within seconds and through a large, dedicated fleet of vehicles, Securitas are able to provide an industry leading alarm response time to clients of all sizes in the local area.
Similarly, understanding that fire is a huge safety risk to business operations is why it’s part of Securitas’ protective services. The fire and safety experts at Securitas highlight the importance of having a compliant fire risk assessment carried out by a professional, so they can incorporate this along with the appropriate fire safety equipment and monitoring services as part of an SME’s security solution.
Securitas appreciate the importance of SME businesses to the thriving hub of Milton Keynes, and believe combining their local presence and knowledge of the area and surrounding places, with their global expertise, is what sets their Security offering apart from other providers.
They have recently updated their brand identity showing their commitment to future business development and long-term business growth. Having updated their logo for the first time since 1972, they’ve managed to keep the strong heritage and recognisable identity they have long been known for, the three red dots representing their values of integrity, vigilance and helpfulness, but with a clean and modern refresh.
The new strapline, see a different world, also reflects the company’s human and progressive approach to security and the positive impact of its innovation and technology.
You can arrange your free security risk assessment, learn more about the wide range of services they provide and how they can help SME’s here.