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Outstanding Manned Guarding Services

When selecting the best security option, you might be torn between manned security guarding service, or remote guarding with video surveillance. Each has its benefits and can give you the required security for your premises. But manned security is a better option in case of a physical threat.

Security guarding provides a great deterrent to criminals. The mere physical presence of a security guard on site is good enough to scare the potential criminals away. This is the reason why manned security guarding is often at the core of any effective security solution.

Whether you need the security service to protect your home, office, assets, family or yourself, there is no greater peace of mind than having manned guarding security. Knowing a trained security guard is charging around your premises making sure you and your loved ones are safe can leave you feeling safe and secure.

Security Guarding Pros and Cons

Before you consider hiring, we’ll share the pros and cons to help you decide better about manned security guarding?

Security Guarding Advantages

1. A professionally trained and licensed security guard can act as a visual deterrent
2. Emergency and holiday cover support so you remain secure and protected
3. Help prevent unauthorised access and possible theft and damage to your property
4. Ideal for vacant property sites, commercial places, schools, hospitals, banks, etc
5. Security guards can take real-time action, quickly respond to either report or deter a crime happening on-site
6. Guards can quickly respond to other on-site issues such as weather damage, broken windows, and gas leaks
7. Security guards receive regular customer service and conflict management training

Security Guarding Disadvantages

1. Manned security services are expensive and this a consistent problem
2. If the site is large, it can be difficult for a single guard to cover and take immediate action in case of emergency
3. Wrongful actions of a security guard, could lead to legal action and insurance claims, which could affect a company’s reputation.
4. HR issues such as shift management, job satisfaction, and loyalty are factors that can impact a security guard’s performance.

Major Functional Areas of Manned Guarding Services Include

Manned security services can be offered to a wide client base, providing them value-added services. Security companies can tailor their manned security guarding to suit a whole range of bespoke needs, like-
» Commercial guarding
» Construction guarding
» Retail guarding
» Site evictions
» Car park management
» Dynamic guarding services
» Event security
» Concierge security
» Trespass management
» Residential guarding
» Vacant property guarding

One service area that stands out on the list is Vacant Property Guarding. The service that demands maximum security guarding.

A vacant property is often open for vandals, criminals, trespassers, and various unauthorized visitors. This might result in extra expenses out of your pocket for repairs in case of damage, loss of a valuable in case of theft or loss of life in case of a criminal attack.

One way to prevent burglary, vandalism, and squatting on your void property is to hire a manned security officer. Security officers primarily protect the key access points to a building such as the gates, doorways, so that no one intrudes on your property. Manned guarding can also check for the blind spots that are not covered by the CCTV cameras and ensure full safety. Another advantage of having security guards on your property is that they can immediately respond or notify police if the alarms go out or they watch a suspicious activity taking place on a CCTV. Though hiring a security guard can be a little expensive but it surely has the perks of real-time reporting and monitoring attached to it.


Burglary, theft, vandalism can cause both financial and emotional loss. We at Shergroup understand this, which is why our security services offer personnel to provide a visual deterrent against theft and vandalism, even if your property is under remote surveillance. Our officers are trained, vigilant professionals you will find in the UK security sector today and able to offer a fully comprehensive service to match your requirements…

Shergroup’s manned guarding commitment to professionalism and service excellence ensures that we hire the best security officers to protect your property, assets, and interests, resulting in a premium solution. Contact us via our website or call us on 0845 890 9200. Learn more about our security guarding services by clicking on the link below and contact our team to discuss your needs.

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Last updated | 19 July 2023

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