Close Protection in London
Westminster Security in London operates a highly professional and discreet team of SIA licensed close protection operatives in London. Close Protection Operatives/Officers or CPO’s are also known as bodyguards. We have deployed close protection in London for our clients from all corners of the globe, and to many countries around the world. Close Protection in London is not a new concept, however with the swift increase in the population of London, and in turn the crime rate. Wealthy and other well known public figures, now choose to employ close protection bodyguards in London so that they can go about their daily lives with the peace of mind that their personal security, wealth and health is being safeguarded by their close protection team or bodyguard. A person, or principal as they are kindly referred to, may have just the one bodyguard, they may have a few bodyguards, one each for the husband, wife and children. Multiple bodyguards are known as a close protection team, or CPT for short. The close protection team will consist of a close protection team leader or TL, he or she will be the most experienced on the team and generally the oldest. The next most experienced bodyguard will be the second in command or 2ic of the team, the rest of the team will consist of close protection team members or simply bodyguards (BG’s). Depending on the threat to the principal and their family, they may have a security chauffeur in London. A security chauffeur is a chauffeur who is also close protection trained. They will be trained in advanced defensive driving and surveillance aware. Security chauffeurs are probably the most important members of any close protection team, most accidents and attacks happen whilst entering or exiting the vehicle, and whilst mobile in the vehicle. One of the main causes of accidents is an untrained chauffeur, this is why it is imperative to employ a security chauffeur for principal transportation. For more information on close protection in London, please contact us.
Event Security in London
Westminster Security provides event security guards in London for many large and smaller events, both public and private. Previous events include the London 2012 Olympics, film and TV awards, fashion shows, launch parties, conferences, festivals, birthdays and weddings. Pretty much any event or occasion, we have and can provide event security services in London for. Each venue and event requires different procedures and measures to ensure the most comprehensive venue and event security in London, it is simply not a one size fits all service – often provided by the majority of security companies in London. We expertly assess the venue, the type of event, the number of guests. We can then look at the health and safety implications of the venue, the threats posed to the guests or staff, and any foreseen problems and issues that may arise. We then liaise with the venue management and in house security, if any, to address our concerns. We then use our experience to plan and mitigate any threat or risks and best prepare our event security guards to provide the best event security service in London and throughout the UK. It will come as no surprise that we are fast becoming the event security company of choice for many national and international brands and events. Our event security guards in London are second to none. They are all trained, licensed and regulated by the SIA (Security Industry Authority). They are trained in customer service and first aid for your further peace of mind, they are also fully insured for these services. For more information on our event security in London, our event security guards in London or to see why we are fast becoming a leading event security company in London, please contact us.
Retail Security in London
Westminster Security provides retail security in London which is second to none in standards and security. Too many retailers in London overlook the importance of good security and simply hire the cheapest, this will cost them in the long run, the saying “You think hiring a professional is expensive? wait until you hire an amateur!” certainly applies here. Some hire retail security guards in London simply because their insurance states that they have to have a manned security presence. Unfortunately, these cheap and often, not so cheerful security guards are damaging their reputation, not to mention their profits. They are known in the private security industry as ‘Jacket fillers’, often their English is not very good, neither is their customer service skills or training. They are often found looking into their phones, chatting to members of staff or leaning against something, daydreaming. These retail security guards in London are giving a bad name to the good ones. However, it’s the security companies in London who are to blame for hiring minimum wage, minimum trained security guards, just so that they can make more profit. Well at Westminster Security, we hire former members of the British Armed Forces and Police force who are highly trained, highly disciplined, well-groomed, job proud who are great communicators and extremely reliable and good at their job. They might be the minority at the moment, but our reputation for providing premier retail security in London, without the premium price tag is spreading, creating more jobs for our veterans. For more information on retail security in London, please contact us.
Door Supervisors in London
Door supervisors in London or ‘bouncers and doormen’ as they’re more commonly known; have long had a tainted reputation amongst the press and revellers, thankfully these days doors are no longer run by organised criminal gangs, drug dealers and illegal protection rackets. But by professional security companies, so that tainted image is slowly fading, replaced by friendly yet firm ‘door supervisors’ who focus on not only security but customer service and safety. The security industry is now heavily regulated by the Security Industry Authority, with all door supervisors needing a clean criminal record before being granted their SIA licence. This is renewed every three years, if they are charged with a criminal offence during that period, their licence will be immediately withdrawn and they will be unable to work in the security industry. Westminster Security has established an enviable reputation for providing professional door supervisors in London and throughout the UK, if you take your security and reputation serious; then look no further! Contact us today to discuss your security requirements.