In January 2018, the BBC reported that robberies had increased by 29% in 12 months, with violent crime up 20%. Alongside concerns over this, the harms of terrorism, too, sits at the forefront of social consciousness.

With that, this brings us to Covid, and with so many other changes to the UK workforce, the demand for highly trained security staff continues to grow.

The Private security businesses:

These provide guard and patrol services; including bodyguards, guard dogs, parking security, CCTV monitoring, security guards and more to clients in order to prevent theft, damage or unauthorised access to the property or an individual.

What’s the key?

In the security industry, experience is key – so when it comes to deciding on your security business’ niche, it’s important to select an area that you have some personal experience in. That way, you’ll understand how the service should be run, and you’ll know what’s required for your service to be smooth, professional and successful.

Get certified by standards accreditors

You might also look to apply for accreditations that will show clients that your business and your services meet the UK security industry’s current quality standards.

Such accreditations include:

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • SIA ACS (the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme)
  • Alcumus’ SafeContractor scheme
  • CHAS (the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)

What are the needs to start a security company?

  • Insurance
  • Licenses
  • Staff Salaries
  • Equipment
  • Websites
  • Contracts
  • Potential Clients

Now you hopefully understand the initial first steps to take in order to start a private security business, we hope that you feel inspired to get going, and confident that you can make a success of it.

Security is a busy, competitive industry, but by providing reliable, successful and friendly service to your clients, you can stand out from the crowd.

We strive to meet the needs and requests of our clients and to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees while providing the most exceptional services in the industry. We hope this information gave you some insight into us and the kind of work we do. Let us know in the comments or shoot us a DM and let’s see if we can add some value to you and help tweak your work and process

We look forward to assist you!!

Good luck!

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