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When you choose Shergroup Security as your integrated security provider, you are choosing a company with heritage and integrity.

When it is the question of public safety and securing the environment, the first service that clicks the mind is K9 security. The significant contribution of professionally trained K9 security dogs no longer needs to be proven.

From shopping malls to airports to stadiums and elsewhere crowd safety can be a concern, the security guard dogs provide an extra layer of protection to the security services. In many situations, involving security dogs can significantly reduce the number of security guards required. The security K9 can be trained to perform specific tasks such as searching buildings, vehicles, and detecting explosives.

Each dog and its handler have a strong, close bond, resulting in an effective partnership that delivers the ultimate team to protect you and your business.

Why Use Security Guard Dogs?

Deploying a highly trained security dog is an efficient and cost-effective way of providing enhanced security solutions in varied situations. Security guards can be employed both with and without their handler for a one-off event or a long-term security solution.

The dog handler can be equipped with body cams to provide live streams of activities taking place in real-time. This means you can be assured of 24×7 monitoring of your site. You can have the peace of mind that your property is always under rigorous protection.

Here are a few more reasons to hire security dogs

  • A K9 security dog costs significantly less to hire than two security guards
  • A security dog’s hearing is four times more sensitive than human’s
  • A security dog’s sense of smell is accurate enough to detect drugs and explosives
  • A security dog is always alert and can run up to 45 miles mph
  • A security dog is scarier and therefore more of a deterrent than a normal security guard

Security Dog Guard Types

For a better understanding of the dog, roles let us look at some of the Security Dog Guard Types-

#1 Mobile Patrol Dogs

Mobile patrols provide you with a security dog unit that keeps a regular check at your site for security risks, conducting several drive-bys every day. These checks can be random or carried out at set times of the day with high risks. This service is particularly useful for people with huge commercial complexes or high-value homes that require extra security.

If your workshop or warehouse is left unattended or is in a remote area, then mobile patrols are a good option for you to keep the burglars away. Ensuring regular security around your property at quiet times, like weekends, is normally enough to deter intruders trying to break in. The quick response time makes mobile patrols ideal for deterring potential intruders and keeping your property safe.

#2 Search and Detection Dogs

The outstanding sensing abilities of K9 make them perfectly suitable for search and detection security services. These dogs undergo special training for months to become expert sniffers.
Detection dogs are widely considered the most effective and adaptive method for explosives detection.

The superior senses of a dog can be used to quickly identify threats in far more advanced ways than manual screening. Detection dogs can scan large areas, stay on the move to detect any moving areas of risk or be stationed at a point of entry to screen every visitor.

#3 Manned Security Guarding Unit

An effective K9 security guard unit sends a strong signal to potential intruders to stay away from the property.

This type of security guard can be both static and patrol depending on the requirement of the site. Deploying a dog unit will help improve visible security and is likely to be more effective at preventing any unauthorised access. Security guards and trained dogs are common deterrents for potential intruders, and they will make your employees and other personnel feel safer and more protected.

#4 Events and Crowd Control Dog Units

Security K9 units can be put at public places, events, gatherings, or open-access sites to provide the public with instant, visual assurance that any disturbances or unwanted behaviour will be rapidly identified, prevented, and responded to.

These dog units are trained to deal with threats from large groups of people. When dealing with security incidents involving multiple offenders, the presence of a security dog reduces the risk to security guards. The superior senses of security dogs can be used to detect distress, identify perpetrators, and reinforce instructions given by professional security guards.


As an established security services provider, Shergroup’s provision of K9 security in partnership with Vapor Wake K9 is a professional and effective security solution. Vapor Wake K9 are security specialists who supply pointy-eared dogs that can sniff from an explosive to a Covid-19 virus scent in the human body. If you have a commercial property site that is void, risky or isolated or you need stronger and vigilant protection for your business then Shergroup security dogs (aka K9s) can provide perfect and uptight security against any form of criminal activity, trespassers and squatters. Our trained canines are accompanied by their trained handlers and can smell and anticipate changes in the environment well before a human can detect an emerging risk. K9 dogs are by far the best solution when it comes to providing a strong security presence in difficult spots.

Our manned guarding and dog security service consistently exceeds expectations and ensures your premises are safely under control, at all times of day or night. If you’d like to know more, give us a call and speak with our Business Solutions Advisors.

Call us on 0845 890 9200 or live chat on our website so we can talk about the risk areas in your property and start with a complete risk assessment of your property.

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Last updated | 19 July 2023

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