Direct Security is an SIA ACS accredited supplier of security services. Our reputation and ever-growing portfolio of public and private sector clients have been achieved by providing our customers with service excellence in all we do.
Despite the increasing trend by clients to choose technology such as CCTV and intruder monitoring systems to keep their property and personnel safe, there is still a need to have ‘boots on the ground’ in the form of a security officer.
Whether it is patrolling on foot, meeting and greeting a visitor to the site, controlling access and egress or providing a visible deterrent, there are some assignments where a human presence is required. Not everything can be done ‘remotely’ with technology!
Our manned guards are all licensed with the Security Industry Authority (SIA). To get a licence, our officers would have passed a 5-day course including training in areas such as powers of arrest, criminal and civil law, conflict resolution, physical intervention, emergency response and dealing with vulnerable people. Appreciating that our clients want and deserve more, our guards all receive specialist in-house training in first aid, terrorism awareness (Action Counters Terrorism – ACT) and fire marshalling. You are getting much more than ‘just’ a security guard if you use Direct officers.
We provide manned guards at a wide range of different assignments all over the UK including warehouse/logistics sites, sports venues, at-risk (fire) residential buildings and front of house/concierge reception areas.
All of our manned guarding assignments are supported by Trackforce software providing our 24/7 control room personnel with real-time visibility of our guard’s on-site activity.
This enables us to ensure guards perform their tasks following their instructions and provides a digital record of all patrols and related activity.
Trackforce also allows our control room to receive notification alerts if a guard tour is not carried out properly, is incomplete, or if an incident occurs. Information captured is instantly updated. Our clients are provided with guard activity reports as regularly as they want to provide them with the reassurance that their property and personnel are in safe hands. The safety and welfare of all of our manned guards are important to us and we ensure that they are visited regularly by our specialist team of mobile supervisors.
Before the commencement of any manned guarding instruction, our operations manager (ex-British army, Merseyside Police and corporate security investigator) will attend site and carry out a full security survey. Identifying strengths and especially weaknesses in site physical/environmental and operational/procedural security systems is vital to ensure our team is correctly informed and tasked before we begin our deployment.
Are you looking for a manned guarding solution? Look no further than Direct. We would love to hear from you!
What Our Clients Say...
Direct Security have proved invaulable to my business providing a fast, flexible, responsive and professional Security Service that more than meets our business needs.… Suresafe Electrics
We have been using Direct Security for around 3 years and have never had a problem with them. They are quick to respond… Trafford Leisure
To whom it may concern, Direct Security have been our preferred contractor for all of our keyholding, manned guarding and mobile patrol requirements for… Complete Security Service
Thankyou for your services. We encountered no problems on site over the weekend, I have heard good feedback from all the staff special thanks… Clinton Enterprises
To whom it may concern Direct Security have been an approved contractor of Spacecares for manned guarding, keyholding, alarm response, concierge and Building Manager… Spacecare
We have been with Direct Security Solutions for the last 12 months and find them to be a thoroughly professional company who deal with… St James & Emmanuel Academy Trust
We are happy to recommend Direct for security works, Debt Collecting services and Key Holding Services. Orbis frequently work with this organisation and always… Orbis
DFMS provide keyholding and Door Supervising staff at our grade 2 listed venue, we have every confidence in their very professional service. They are… Didsbury Parsonage Trust