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The Benefits of Manned Guarding Security


It’s unfortunate that the operation of a business, inevitably, runs the risk of being affected by crime at some stage. But how do you protect your staff, your assets and ultimately your bottom line?

At Novus Security, we have the right team and procedures to protect your premises day and night. We can provide a security officer to patrol and undertake tasks, such as: reception duties or gate control. Manned guarding is an essential service for security-conscious companies of any size.

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What is Manned Guarding?
Manned Guarding refers to a security officer guarding your premises, someone whose vetted, professional and trustworthy. The aims for a static security officer are:

  • Guard the premises against unauthorised access or damage.
  • Guard the property against destruction, damage and theft.
  • Protect individuals against assault or inquiry caused by the unlawful conduct of others.


Who would benefit from a Manned Guarding Service?
At Novus Altair, we are able to secure businesses of all sizes. The majority of our clients fall under the following categories:

  • Warehouse and Distribution Centres
  • Industrial and Construction Sites
  • Premises that have previously been targets of crime – including break ins, arson, and other acts of vandalism
  • Vacant and Derelict Sites
  • Shopping Centres


What are the benefits to my business?
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.

Our trained and experienced security officers can quickly identify a potential threat and efficiently respond to the emergency incident, such as fire or flood and protect your people and assets.

As well as performing regular patrols, our security officer can also accomplish:

  • Reception Duties
  • Gate control
  • Alarm System Monitoring
  • Bag Searches
  • First Aid
  • Liaison with emergency services in the event of an incident


What to consider when choosing a security service provider?
As a minimum, every security company should be a member of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), and Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), they must also operate to the highest industry standards. All security staff must be licenced by the SIA, so check this is also the case.

It may also be worth considering a local security company to perform your guarding duties. Not only will they have a more in-depth knowledge of your local area; but they will also be able to promptly send support in the event of an incident.

Novus Altair are manned guarding specialists in Essex and London areas.

At Novus Altair, all our officers are carefully selected, highly skilled and committed to protecting your business. As well as guarding your premises, our officers can also provide concierge services, CCTV monitoring, out-of-hours telephone answering, open and locks of the premises, and the all-important risk assessment.

To get a free quote, give us a call on 020 8507 2743 or e-mail us at today!

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