Corporate Security in London: Secure your Business

September 17, 2021

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As cities across the UK slowly open up and get busier, the risk of criminals targeting your business will no doubt increase. This is especially true for the country’s capital and the biggest city in the UK, London. Up against one of the highest crime rates in the UK, many London businesses need the right security service to keep their business, people and assets safe from criminals.

With some of the world’s premier office buildings, hotels and attractions, many businesses in London will benefit from a security solution that brings added value. This makes corporate security the ideal choice for any professional business. So if you’re considering a corporate security service in London, then this guide is definitely for you.

 

What Is Corporate Security?

Corporate security offers specialised services to businesses such as offices and hotels. Different areas of security require different skills sets. Whilst all require a full SIA licence, corporate security can involve additional skills, such as concierge service, customer service experience, and knowledge of reception duties.

This ultimately ensures that your building has experienced on-site security, as well as the additional capabilities and skills you need to run a professional and corporate environment.

By pairing security solutions with formal office skills, corporate security can prove to be a cost-effective option for your business, delivering maximum value for money on both security and front-of-house duties.

 

Benefits of Corporate Security

 

1.Provide Great Customer Service

Corporate security officers are well-versed in customer service skills and are used to interacting in a professional environment. This will ensure that your security staff are also trained in front-of-house etiquette and can provide a professional and courteous service to any visitors and customers.

2.Monitor Access to Your Building

Whether you need security for an office, hotel, or other corporate settings, you’ll no doubt want to monitor those who enter your building, ensuring that only authorised personnel have access. Corporate security officers can monitor your reception or building entrance, overseeing everyone that enters your business and checking them in or out as required.

3.Create a Great First Impression

Creating the best possible impression of your business is absolutely essential. Every interaction counts, so you need the best people on your team. Corporate security officers have the training and experience needed to offer a professional service- they can also provide their own uniform or blend in with the rest of your staff.

4.Offer Extra Front of House Duties

Your front-of-house can be a busy place, checking visitors in and out, answering phone calls and managing customer enquiries. When you hire corporate security, you can request officers with additional training in front-of-house duties, such as answering telephones and dealing with visitors and clients.

5.Greet Customers and Visitors

Hiring corporate security ensures that there’s always someone on hand to meet and greet your visitors. Indeed, a security officer guarding your reception or entrance area will often be the first person your customers see. Hiring corporate security will ensure there’s always a friendly and helpful security presence on your site.

 

Protect your London Businesses against Crime

Corporate security can help provide protection across a range of sectors and security needs, including:

 

Return to the Office

With more people heading back to the office, ensuring you have the right level of security to protect your staff, visitors and assets is absolutely essential; and corporate security is the great place to start.  Having a strong security presence in your office reception ensures that your staff and visitors are safeguarded against crime.

Your office building is no doubt a busy place, with employees, clients and guests coming and going. Corporate security can ensure that only authorised persons have access to your office and that any visitors are checked in and out as needed. If a security incident does occur on your property, you’ll always have professionals standing by to handle the situation and ensure that your employees and guests are never in danger.

Corporate security officers can also carry out extra reception duties, answering and transferring phone calls, dealing with customer enquires and checking clients in and out either manually or by issuing key cards. This provides an added value service to your company, ensuring your security officers can also perform additional services to help run your business and office reception.

Safeguarding Hotels

As part of a drive to boost tourism across London, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Kahn, launched the Let’s Do London campaign. With more and more tourists being encouraged to visit the city, many hotels are experiencing an uptake in guests. With this in mind, hotels may need to consider their security requirements and hire additional staff to safeguard their guests.

Having professional corporate security on hand ensures that your guests and their belongings are protected from criminals. Security officers will ensure that only guests and their visitors can enter the hotel, preventing any potential criminals from gaining access to the building. If a security incident or emergency does occur at your hotel, you can rest assured that the professionals can step in and take care of everything on your behalf, diffusing situations with rowdy guests or intruders before they can escalate.

If you’re looking for security provision with dual-purpose capabilities, then you can also request security officers with additional training such as concierge and reception skills. This will enable your SIA licensed security staff to assist with carrying out duties such as answering the phones and checking in guests.

Protecting Airports

As a tourist and business hotspot, London has no shortage of airports. Indeed, there are 6 major airports in the city alone: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, London City and Southend. As more and more people start to travel, both domestic and international, airports will no doubt find themselves increasingly busy. Protecting passengers and airport staff will no doubt remain a top priority for London airports.

Airports have a constant flow of people coming in and out and remain a high-risk security area. Alongside your airport security, corporate security officers can help to monitor for any suspicious activities, especially around entrances and other specified areas to ensure maximum security.

Managing crowds effectively is essential to ensuring a constant flow of people through the airport. Everyone knows that travelling, no matter how far, can be stressful, especially if an unwanted situation arises. Delays can cause angry and unsatisfied customers, so better to prepare for the worst and hire airport security that will help prevent congestion both inside and outside the airport. Corporate security officers can also help to diffuse any situations before they escalate.

Extra Eyes for Attractions

London boasts some of the best attractions in the UK, if not the world. With everything from museums and art galleries to theatres and historical buildings, there’s something for everyone to do in this city. With so many visitors, however, these attractions can also be extremely busy places, offering the perfect opportunity for criminals, such as pickpockets, to strike. Ensuring you have the right security presence at these attractions is absolutely vital; especially during busy times and with COVID-19 still about.

Corporate security guards can provide access control at popular attractions, helping to manage crowds and admit visitors, as well as checking tickets to ensure only authorized persons have access to your attraction. They can also carry out bag checks on visitors to ensure no forbidden objects are brought into the building and that all visitors and staff are protected.

As many London attractions still have COVID-19 measures in place, corporate security officers can also ensure that masks and social distancing is followed as per your attraction policy. They can also ensure that crowds are properly controlled and that your attraction never exceeds capacity and becomes unsafe.

 

Why Choose Churchill Group?

 

Fully SIA Licensed Officers

Here at Churchill Group, we’ve worked hard to achieve all the qualifications that are necessary to both work and excel in this industry. We ensure all our guards are fully SIA licensed and are ready to hit the ground running when it comes to protecting your site.

Extra Skills on Offer

Our security officers are trained to tackle a variety of security situations. Beyond this, we can also offer security officers with additional training in concierge skills, reception duties, health and safety and first-aid. Whatever you require, we can offer the skillsets to suit your needs.

Available London-Wide

Here at Churchill Group, we can offer all our services to businesses anywhere in London. Whatever type of corporate business you run, we can provide the right service for you, ensuring your security concerns are met and that your customers, visitors and employees are protected against intruders and crime.

Get in Touch with Churchill Group Today

If you’re looking for a corporate security provider in London then Churchill Group should be at the top of your list. With everything you need to ensure the full protection of your business, you can rest easy knowing your security is in professional hands. Simply get in touch with our team today or request a quick quote online.

 

 

Churchill Group is a leading cross-industry corporate services provider,  supplying professional and comprehensive security solutions to organisations seeking expert Security Guards, CCTV & Event Security, Key Holding & Alarm Response, Mobile Patrols and Thermal Imaging & People Flow.

To find out more about how Churchill Group can protect your business, contact us today.

John Melling

Director

John has a proven track record for motivating and leading high performance teams and has helped mentor and develop many people at Churchill who now hold key or senior positions within the business. John is committed to delivering only the finest services, exercising compelling leadership, maintaining good internal morale and striving to resolve any challenges efficiently and effectively.

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