MANNED GUARDING – FOR WHEN ONLY A HUMAN PRESENCE WILL DO

We pride ourselves at Herongrange on taking a balanced and pragmatic approach to construction site security. We’re passionate about utilising proven, cost-effective and innovative tech – but we firmly believe in traditional time-honoured methods when they are appropriate. That’s why our portfolio of solutions for customers includes deep manned guarding experience and expertise.

The truth is that nothing dissuades intruders like a human presence. The Security Industry Authority defines manned guarding as a way of providing a physical presence, or carrying out any form of patrol or surveillance, to deter or discourage much more than straightforward intrusion.

It says manned guarding activity includes any of the following:

  • Guarding premises against unauthorised access or occupation; against outbreaks of disorder or against damage
  • Guarding property against destruction or damage, against being stolen or against being otherwise dishonestly taken or obtained
  • Guarding one or more individuals or against injuries that might be suffered in consequence of the unlawful conduct of others

That’s a pretty comprehensive definition, and we’re happy to say that at Herongrange, we’ve pretty much got it all covered! From security guards to trained dogs and full support and back-up, we can shape a solution to fit your needs and budget.

Stationary site security or mobile patrols can be provided to make sure your building site has a physical presence that deters against theft, vandalism, fly-tipping and unauthorised access of any kind. Our service can flex as your needs change, because we’ve established a trusted network of security partners that spans the whole country. Our customers enjoy peace-of-mind, as well as the convenience of an end-to-end solution if they want it. There can be plenty of hassle from the time-consuming task of managing a physical security presence. But rest assured that we can save you time and mitigate your risk by managing security guards for you – and monitoring their performance to maintain the standards we demand.

If you’d like to know more about our manned guarding options, or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the Herongrange service, get in touch today. We’ll listen to your needs, and we’re always happy to provide a fast, competitive, no-hidden-extras free quotation. Contact the team on 01604 49 88 30.

SMILE YOU’RE ON CCTV … AND IT REALLY WORKS

CCTV has come a long way since it first hit the streets of Britain back in 1960. Believe it or not, the fledgling technology was first put to use to keep an eye on the crowds in Trafalgar Square when the Thai Royal Family made a visit to London. The following year, the first permanent cameras were set up in the capital’s railway stations – and the journey to ubiquity had begun.

A study by the British Security Industry Authority
https://www.bsia.co.uk/ from a few years back reckoned there was one security camera for every 11 people in the UK. And it’s true of course – CCTV is everywhere. Some people are quick to associate the cameras with Big Brother from George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, while issuing dire warnings of a ‘snooping state’ intent on prying into our personal lives.

While it’s accurate to say that CCTV can be open to misuse if used incorrectly or illegally, there is equally no doubt that is can be a powerful weapon in the fight against criminality on construction sites. It is a vital component in the Herongrange armoury, and we regularly specify robust CCTV solutions as part of our service to customers. The main reason? It really does work.

Number one deterrent

study https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/18/former-burglars-barking-dogs-cctv-best-deterrent carried out on behalf of Co-op Insurance revealed that a panel of criminals ranked CCTV as their number one deterrent – above barking dogs in second place and strong, heavy doors in third. Recent years of course, have seen CCTV become even more powerful. Wi-Fi connectivity and cloud storage gives those interested in monitoring and surveillance more footage and insight that they ever dreamed possible.

This new, more sophisticated era for CCTV characterises our approach here at Herongrange. We call it ‘Intelligent Imaging Security’ because of the way our software turns a highly effective deterrent into a clever, hard-working and site-friendly monitoring system.

Here’s an overview of what our Camshield CCTV software delivers:

  • 24/7 camera operation for out of hours security and daytime recording for site management needs
  • Remote interaction for key staff members
  • Unique ‘double-imaging’ technology to highlight movement to our control staff
  • Clear intrusion visibility, even in challenging areas and conditions

More functionality

The future promises even more functionality from the fast-developing world of CCTV. Features like intelligent tracking, facial recognition and people-counting will be augmented by Artificial Intelligence that will learn from, and respond to, suspicious activity by sounding alarms, notifying security personnel, or simply initiating site-lockdown.

If you’d like to know more about our CCTV security options, or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the Herongrange service, get in touch today. We’ll listen to your needs, and we’re always happy to provide a fast, competitive, no-hidden-extras free quotation. Contact the team on 01604 49 88 30.