The security industry is extremely competitive, because it is a service that every commercial business needs. Appointing a security professional to look after your security needs can be a difficult choice to make, because it is imperative to your business and hinges on the basic elements of trust and reliability. If you don’t have that with a security professional, then you have no basis for a working relationship at all.

At First Response Group we try to make it easy for you, and we put these elements of trust and reliability at the forefront of our services.

With this in mind we have put together a list of five key reasons why First Response Group should be entrusted with providing your security services, and whether your commercial business is in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, we can respond to your security needs with the services your circumstances demand.

  1. At the forefront of compliance

At First Response Group we believe that training, qualification and accreditation is vital in providing the required level of service, and is a key indicator in assuring a client of how we operate and the standards they should expect. We have important accreditation throughout our services, such as Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), NSI Guarding Gold and NSI NACOSS Gold, along with our commitment as Living Wage Foundation Recognised Service Providers. These many accreditations and memberships challenge us to achieve and maintain high standards and that is reflected in the service you receive and shows that we go above and beyond for our clients.

  1. Nationwide resources

Having UK-wide resources means we are able to react to your needs wherever you are and whenever those needs arise. Security often requires immediate deployment or is a temporary solution, so having local resources, whether that’s in northern or southern England or security services in Scotland, means we can react quickly and be flexible from day-to-day.

  1. Specialist security solutions

SIA-licensing is essential for any security services provider, but you can’t always tell from that one accreditation exactly what a provider can supply you. Security covers many different areas, and with First Response Group we cover all areas of the security sector. So yes, our services cover standard security practices such as mobile patrols and manned guarding, but we also have specialist knowledge of vacant properties, for example, and of technology systems, such as CCTV, access control, alarms and ANPR car park barriers. This allows us to provide a catch-all system which can react to any of your security needs as and when they arise.

  1. Award-winning security

While we can talk to you about our accreditations and specialist security knowledge, it is helpful for our clients to hear third-party testimonials. This is the true measure of our trust and reliability, and this has come in the form of national awards in recent months. We have been shortlisted for the British Business Excellence Awards 2023, and one of our security officers was Highly Commended at the Security Officer of Distinction Awards 2023 . We are also Security and Fire Excellence Awards finalists in 8 categories. This follows many other national awards and nominations over the years, and is recognition of our high standards, but it is also important that you hear this from other people, and not just us.

  1. Many different sectors

We have built our reputation as professional security service providers through working in many different industry sectors, such as construction, commercial offices, retail, healthcare, education and residential. While this shows we have flexible, multi-skilled personnel, it also shows we have robust procedures which can be adapted to very different environments and still be successful to the same high standards. Whether you need vacant property services for a commercial building in Scotland, or CCTV technology for a residential unit in Wales, First Response Group can provide that first class service.

If you need a reactive security service that is trusted, reliable and widely recognised throughout the industry, contact First Response Group today, and we can respond quickly to your needs.

James Fee

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