Our experienced teams balance temporary electronic security solutions and a physical presence, giving you peace of mind your vacant commercial assets are always secure and compliant while maximising cost efficiency.
Free, no obligation risk assessments
Empty office blocks, commercial buildings and surrounding land, yards and car parks are at high risk from trespassers, thieves, vandals, fly tippers, squatters and travelling encampments. Owners have a duty of care to anyone who enters the premises, whether they have permission or not. FRG provide professional, no obligation risk assessments to give you an immediate and comprehensive picture of your commercial property risk profile.
Our rapid deployment solutions ensure your premises are cleared, secured, compliant and the market value protected as swiftly as possible. We have extensive experience working with commercial property owners, managing agents and estate agents and take pride in offering a complete service to streamline your vacant property management processes, saving you time and money.
Our professionally vetted Vacant Property Guardians live in your commercial property to reduce the risks of illegal occupation and theft while monitoring the property for water and fire damage. This socially responsible method of protecting properties also has commercial benefits including reduced commercial property rates and lower insurance costs.
And for short-term asset protection or to help bridge the gap between tenants, our combination of temporary electronic security and our live in SIA licensed Property Caretakers guarantee a professional security service without the increased costs of uniformed security officers.
Barking: Squatting Incident Response
FRG CCTV cameras were monitoring vacant office and warehouse space in Barking, East London when squatters breached the main building and claimed squatters rights to parts of the property. It was believed they planned to hold an illegal rave on the premises.
FRG CCTV cameras detected the intrusion and alerted the FRG Central Control Centre who immediately called the police. The squatters had chained the external gates and displayed section 144 notices at entrance points to the property. They did not display notices at vehicle or pedestrian entry points to the marshalling yards.
FRG positioned dog handler units within the compound taking control of the grounds and preventing further access to site. The fast reaction and thorough knowledge of the law allowed FRG and the Managing Agents to take back possession of the site just hours after the squatters arrival with no damage to the building.
Had the illegal rave gone ahead the damage and associated clean up would likely have caused an insurance claim in excess of £100,000.
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.