Sadly, simply having CCTV and an alarm is not enough these days. Nothing beats a physical security presence. We provide ex-Military and Police close protection trained residential security guards to protect your home or properties in London and throughout the UK 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Westminster Security will secure your home, hotel suite or country estate from theft or damage by criminals. We pride ourselves on being the best of all private residential security companies. We have built an exemplary reputation for providing unparalleled service, both in quality and efficiency.
You might think it could be more convenient to use a generic household staffing agency to provide you with residential security guards. However, you should contact a security company who are experts in this field.
All directors of any company that provides security services need to be SIA licensed and be insured to provide security services; almost certainly no household staffing agency in London meets these criteria so they will be breaking the law, and you the end-user will not be covered by any insurance.
Staffing agencies are often more expensive and less knowledgeable on the subject of security. They may also outsource their requirement to a third-party provider like ourselves. So, cut out the middleman, stay legally compliant, and leave your security requirements to the security professionals!
We can provide residential security in London, the Home Counties, and throughout the UK on a full-time, or part-time basis. We are open to long-term, seasonal, or temporary arrangements. Ideal if you’re going away on business or holiday, or have an event.
We will work to secure your home from targeted attacks or opportunist thieves and squatters.
Our professional residential security services include static manned guarding where a residential security guard or team is permanently stationed at your house. This team can:
Whether one guard for your house or a full residential security team (RST) for your estate; we can provide the best-suited candidates for your home, family, and situation. We tailor our services to fit your requirements and negate the threats and risks posed to you and your property.
Residential security is more critical than ever before for London in particular. Thieves are taking advantage of a ‘perfect storm’ of major police cutbacks and a general rise in crime and terrorism. There is less chance of being caught and, as the prisons are over capacity, less chance of going to jail. Risk versus reward has shifted. So, burglary is now an attractive option for organised criminal gangs and professional burglars.
Burglary is the fastest growing crime nationwide, with criminals getting ever more sophisticated and violent in taking your possessions for their financial gain and greed.
The peak period for property theft is around the festive season. Homes stocked with Christmas gifts and long nights give burglars the perfect opportunity to profit. Summertime is also an attractive period. With long warm days, people tend to leave their windows open or spend the day in the garden, neglecting their usual home security vigilance. Summer is also the peak holiday season. Curtains left closed with lights on or a build-up of the post, or milk and a notable absence of activity are sure-fire clues to a property ripe for the picking.
London is home to the most expensive properties in the UK, and the most expensive residential streets.
These affluent areas are magnets to criminals who will travel great distances, even from across Europe on cheap flights, to target homes. They may also steal vehicles, often to order to be exported or stripped for parts.
Recently published figures show Belgravia and Knightsbridge in the City of Westminster as home to 8 of the top 10 most expensive streets. The other two are close by in Kensington and Chelsea.
Kensington Palace Gardens in west London topped the list, with the average property on the exclusive street costing a whopping £35,696,000!
Grosvenor Crescent is the second most expensive residential street in England and Wales says the latest research from Lloyds Bank. To acquire a typical Grade II listed house on Grosvenor Crescent will cost an average of £21,984,000.
All of the top ten most expensive streets in the UK are in London.
Furthermore, the vast majority of £1m-plus streets, 94.2 percent, are located in southern England (Zoopla). Of the 14,417 total £1m-plus streets in Britain, 5,899 are in Greater London.
So, it is no wonder that there were 69,501 burglaries in London last year, 43,409 of those at residential addresses.
Criminals target the more affluent residential areas in London, and the Home Counties with the hope of an easy payday.
We have seen a sharp increase in enquiries for our residential security services in London and the Home Counties. Sadly, the police cannot be everywhere all of the time. Those who can afford it are turning to private security for their protection and peace of mind, just as one might choose private healthcare or education.
Upon engagement, we typically conduct a full and thorough residential security survey to identify and explain the current security concerns and weak points. We would then advise on layers, systems, and methods to put in place to improve your property’s protection; and implement them upon your approval. We can also provide other complementary security services including Security Chauffeurs, and Close Protection Officers.
Westminster Security provides only the most professional, trained, and experienced residential security guards in London. The vast majority of our guards have an exemplary background in the British Military or Police services.
Our high-end residential security teams have vast experience, understanding, and appreciation of the etiquette required within a formal household for Ambassadors, Royal families, and Heads of State. Our operatives train in conflict management, physical intervention, and advanced first-aid for your added peace of mind.
We security screen and vet all of our residential security operatives in compliance with BS7858 standards and above. Vetting includes an enhanced criminal and financial record check, service record checks, a five-year residential, and employment history check. With our strict recruitment process, exceedingly high standards, and rigorous vetting procedures, you can rest assured that you and your family are in the safest of hands.