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Key Holding and Alarm Response

Imagine this, it’s Christmas day, you’re just about to sit down and tuck into your Christmas dinner, you’ve already had a couple of glasses of bucks fizz, you’re surrounded by your close friends and family, Christmas is well and truly in full flow. Then, you get a phone call from your alarm monitoring company, they …

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Vacant Property Security

What is a vacant property? In summary, a vacant property can be described as any property that isn’t occupied for any period of time but this can comprise of anything from an unoccupied residential property to a large disused commercial site made up of multiple units. Naturally, given that the properties are empty, this makes …

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The Importance of an SIA License

In a previous post, we gave you more detail on why working with a company that holds an SIA license is beneficial. In our latest post, we delve into this topic further, providing you with information on why an SIA licence is needed and who requires one. Firstly, SIA stands for Security Industry Authority; they …

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How Can Retail Crime be Prevented?

The March 2019 retail survey from the British Retail Consortium, provides crime insights for retail businesses turning over £103 billion. The insights cover the period between 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. Members of the BRC found that 115 retail workers are attacked and many more threatened. Further to this, a huge £700 million …

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Crime Statistics in Coventry

With a rise in population typically comes a rise in crime. The population in Coventry as of 2019 is estimated to be 418,347. Crime statistics in Coventry have fluctuated over the years, with the types of crime being reported most frequently changing month on month. The head office of Umbrella Security Services is based in …

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Why are Security Guards Important?

You will see security guards in many locations, some providing security for one-off events and others monitoring the vicinity of a nightclub or shopping centre. The role of security guards is long-standing and extremely important. In our latest post, we take a look at the reasons why many find this role an invaluable part of …

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