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How Manned Guarding Can Benefit Your Business?

A business has several risks associated with it. No matter what size is, the operation of a business, inevitably, runs the risk of being affected by crime at some stage. Then how do you make sure that your business, employees, customers, and assets are always protected?

Manned Guarding is one of the best security solutions to keep your people and property protected from any unforeseen incident. There is no business that can’t benefit from manned security services. We agree that it’s a traditional security system and remote security solutions are racing ahead for numerous reasons. They may be sufficient, but they’re not enough for every company and property.

At Shergroup, we have the right procedures and an experienced team to protect your premises day and night. Our manned security guards can supervise a tense situation, neutralise if there are any disruptions while also lowering the risk of criminal activities.

What is Manned Guarding?

Manned Guarding refers to the presence of a vetted, skilled, and trustworthy security officer on your premises. It is one of the most proactive security measures that you as a business can take against crime.

The following are the objectives of a static security officer |

  • 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.

What are the benefits of our manned guarding service?

Manned guarding is a useful addition to your business and here are 5 benefits of manned guarding security services for your business.

1. Accredited officers

Our SIA-licensed officers are trained to deal with any situations that may arise and have experience doing reception tasks, gatehouse responsibilities, weighbridge operations, site patrols, phone services, lock and unlock services, and health & safety checks. Many have worked in warehousing/logistics, office buildings, retail outlets, construction sites, and business parks, among other places.

2. Increased efficiency

Each officer performs at the greatest level of efficiency and quality, developing and maintaining contact and engagement with management and staff, and responding to threats in a timely and professional manner. Each guard has been hand-picked, is highly skilled, and is dedicated to keeping you and your company safe. Each company is treated as a separate entity with its own set of requirements and constraints. As a result, we will meet each of your security requirements on time.

3. Easy management

Many of us are guilty of putting too much faith in surveillance cameras and other security technologies. Some of which fail to function when we need them most. While CCTV is an excellent tool for preventing crime, a uniformed human presence can be a more effective deterrent to vandals and thieves. Cameras can only record a limited number of photos and may have blind areas that an attacker could exploit. Technology is incapable of confronting criminals or perpetrators. Trained security professionals can respond to a wide range of concerns that technology can’t — and they’re ready to act on-site.

4. Security Guards Can Act as a Powerful Deterrent

When comparing a security guard versus a CCTV camera, a security guard could perhaps be a more effective deterrent. For example, the camera could have a blind area that the person could take advantage of. In the case of security guards, their training may enable them to recognise potentially contentious circumstances and take necessary measures to de-escalate the situation, in addition to being able to respond quickly to any current theft issues.

Indeed, while a CCTV camera may theoretically aid in the arrest of criminals (if the camera catches the theft), a professional security guard could not only operate as a deterrent but would also be on-site in the event of a theft. This may lessen the likelihood of your company sustaining damages as a result of theft.

5. Peace of mind

Hiring our officers to be with you on-site will grant you the peace of mind that you need as a business owner. If your business has suffered previously at the hands of theft, damage or other unlawful conduct, our services will deliver you and your employees the reassurance you need. Allowing you to focus on tasks without fear or distraction.

Not only will we create a safer environment – but we will also reduce your insurance costs.

Shergroup Security will always put you and your business first.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Security Guard?

The cost is the major deterrent for many businesses when it comes to hiring manned protection. Because we tailor our packages to you and your needs, there is no set price for a security guard. The length of the contract, as well as the duties performed by the guards and the number of officers required, will be considered.

Who would benefit from a Manned Guarding Service?

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from manned guarding services. Here are a few examples of businesses that can benefit from using manned guarding service |

  • 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, Airports, Stadiums, Banks, Schools and Colleges
  • Private Properties

What to consider when choosing a security service provider?

Every security company should be a member of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) at the very least, and they must adhere to the highest industry standards. The SIA requires all security personnel to be licenced, therefore make sure this is the case.

It’s also worth considering hiring a local security firm to handle your guarding needs. They will not only have a better understanding of your neighbourhood, but they will also be able to respond quickly in the event of an emergency.


If you’re wondering ‘how many security guards do I need or ‘what duties will work best for my business contact us and we will be able to talk through your needs and find the best solution for you.

Shergroup Security has been providing manned guards across London for more than ten years, during which time our SIA-approved and certified officers have perfected their service. Our manned security service offers clients a uniformed guard who will ensure that all health and safety regulations are followed, as well as take steps to keep business facilities and employees safe and secure.

They can do this in a variety of ways, including acting as door supervisors, aiding concierge personnel, offering directions and general support to event guests, crowd management, and key lock services on your behalf.

We personalise our service for each customer, which means that our guards’ responsibilities will vary depending on the client and their specific needs. This will also determine the contract’s length. Our human security service is available on a temporary, short-term, or long-term basis, with the option to include additional security features such as alarm response.

Keep your premises safe and secure by employing Shergroup Security for all your manned guarding needs. To find out more about the benefits and how we can work with your business, please contact us.

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