With many units close together containing multiple tech devices and valuables such as laptops and smartphones, it is no surprise student accommodation is a hot spot for break ins and theft. And with residents who are experiencing their first taste of freedom away from home it is essential student accommodation providers give parents and students peace of mind their housing provides a safe, secure and fully supported environment to study, rest and socialise.
Student accommodation can be a busy environment with students coming and going around the clock. Our SIA licensed security officers provide professional and personable reception security, monitoring access points to ensure only authorised individuals and accompanied guests are allowed on site.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of students our officers can provide 24/7 concierge and helpdesk services. Our student accommodation security officers receive additional training, including mental health awareness and equality and diversity, to deliver professional and reliable pastoral support to students.
Our officers ensure a rapid response in the event of a fire or emergency situation, and we can also provide first-aid qualified officers to help with minor injuries and deliver primary care to students during medical emergencies.
Deterring antisocial behaviour
The grounds surrounding student accommodation can often attract antisocial behaviour, especially at night. Our uniformed security officers can patrol both the buildings and grounds to deter antisocial behaviour and de-escalate situations before they become a public disturbance.
For larger estates with multiple buildings we can provide mobile security teams to patrol the areas in marked vehicles providing a powerful visual deterrent to criminal and vandals.
Our multi skilled officers can also help with the day to day running of your student accommodation, including health and safety checks, post room and car park management, increasing efficiency and helping you keep costs down.
Homes for Students
FRG have been working with Homes for Students, one of the UK’s leading providers of student accommodation, since 2016. We provide security officers who fulfil a mixed range of services including security, front of house, pastoral care, help-desk and student welfare support. By delivering the very best service to maintain the safety and wellbeing of the residents, FRG has rapidly grown the Home for Students portfolio to over 75 locations across the UK.
“As an operator it has been refreshing to feel uniquely catered for. Naturally there are always new challenges, but I have no concern with First Response listening and delivering against the specific challenges faced. There is a good balance between providing security expertise and understanding the core business drivers as a whole.”
First Response Group Limited currently holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Security Guarding, Key Holding and Public Space CCTV.
FRG currently holds NSI Guarding Gold approval for the provision of Manned Guarding and Keyholding services, NSI NACOSS Gold approval for the provision of CCTV, Access Control an Intruder Detection services, NSI EMS Gold approval and NSI H&S Gold approval.