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Defining Quality of Service – The Key Elements of Guarding Delivery

Defining Quality of Service – The Key Elements of Guarding Delivery

Do you purchase security? If so, how would you define quality of service? What do you think the key elements of guarding delivery should be and what does ‘value added’ look like from your perspective? From the perspective of an ACS approved security provider, delivering […]

GuardTools – Innovation for Information!

GuardTools – Innovation for Information!

GuardTools is an innovative and forward thinking operational support system specifically designed, but not limited to, the security industry. The attention to detail within the system leaves no room for ambiguity between security providers and their clients. With inadequate focus on price, the security industry […]

Tips for Security Buyers – A Security Industry Authority Publication.

Tips for Security Buyers – A Security Industry Authority Publication.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have put together some information about the importance of investing time when buying security. The whole document can be viewed here: https://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Documents/acs/sia-acs-guide-to-buying.pdf. There are a number of things to consider when thinking about appointing a security provider and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has some […]

Festival Security – Know Your Staff!

Festival Security – Know Your Staff!

In January 2017, Tony Woolcott of Avantguard Security was featured in a ‘Meet The Security Company’ article in Risk UK Magazine.  As part of this article a question was raised about Business Licensing and part of his response was as follows:-   “In terms of […]

Update from the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

Update from the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

We recently received the below update from the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Although it is aimed at companies and people working in the private security industry, we felt that it contained  useful information and guidance on dealing with the terrorism threat. There are a number […]

Security – Are you asking the right questions?

Security – Are you asking the right questions?

On a daily basis throughout the country, clients pass over the keys to buildings, alarm codes, door codes and security passwords to their security providers, cleaners, staff and contractors. Even at an initial introductory meeting with, what is essentially a ‘stranger’, clients are willing to […]

Be aware and ‘stay safe’ in the event of a terror attack

Be aware and ‘stay safe’ in the event of a terror attack

UPDATE – 23/05/2017 – This article was prepared before last night’s explosion at the Manchester Arena. We feel that the content remains relevant and important. Our thoughts are with those affected by last night’s attack. Despite a number of preventive measures, a terror attack in […]

The Security officer of Tomorrow – key traits and wage increases.

The Security officer of Tomorrow – key traits and wage increases.

Our Vision The Security Officer of Tomorrow would be a true professional. Trained to a high standard, respected and confident with the use of modern technology.  They should be motivated to perform their duties to the best of their abilities and properly equipped to provide […]


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