Security Guards And Guard Dog Teams
Security guards and guard dogs (called dog units) are perfect for providing a high degree of security for a one-off event, infrequent or mobile guarding or long-term security patrols and protection.
Dog units can provide high visibility security for business premises, large areas with multiple access points, the home and property of high-net-worth individuals and many other properties, possessions and occasions.
Costing less than a two-man security guard team, we can provide dog units quickly anywhere in the UK.
Whatever level of security you need, we can help.
Call 0800 195 1470 to find out more.
Why Dogs Are Great For Security
Dogs have hearing that is better than humans. They can hear sounds four times further away than human ears can detect and they register sounds with much higher frequencies than we can.
Dogs can run at 15 to 20mph if fit. While the World’s fasters human sprinters can achieve speeds of over 25mph, this is only sustainable over short distances.
A dog’s sense of smell is around 40 times as sensitive as a human’s. They can be trained to recognise a wide range of scents and can even detect the signs of anxiety in those desperate to avoid too much attention.
Dogs can be used at static locations to monitor visitors entering and leaving. Alternatively, a dog’s heightened senses and speed make them ideal for mobile guarding where a guard and dog team can cover a large area quickly and effectively.
Security Guard and Dog Units
Protection and support for security guards against physical violence.
It costs less to hire a security guard and dog team than two security guards.
The visual deterrent provided by a security guard in uniform with a guard dog at their side should not be undervalued.
Dogs can detect hidden intruders much more easily than humans can.
Specific circumstances where security dog patrols are valuable:
- Search for explosives, drugs, money, tobacco, firearms and ammunition
- Crowded events including sports fixtures and music concerts
- Large areas with multiple access points for burglars, fly-tipping or traveller incursion
- Business premises out of hours
- Empty buildings where squatters, vandals and burglars may be a problem
- Theft from premises storing valuables, vehicles, scrap metal, imported goods, clothing and many other items that are easy to move and have a resale value.
Mobile Security Guard and Dog Teams
Highly visible, marked vans with CCTV monitoring can patrol perimeters and transport dogs in specially built cages designed for each dog’s comfort and security in a moving vehicle.
These vans contain food and water for the dog and are properly ventilated.
Our Security guard dog teams can be assigned to:
- Construction sites
- Vacant buildings
- Industrial areas
- Residential security patrols
- Unrestricted open areas
- Crime-sensitive areas
- Sites with drug problems
- Events/large gatherings
Security Guard Dog Training
Dog handlers and guard dogs have to be highly trained in order to be effective.
Our security guard dog handlers are all highly trained and are paired with dogs trained at a specialist facility.
All our dogs are highly valued members of the team and are treated with the highest respect.
Our manned guarding service is a highly effective way to protect assets from theft and vandalism and to keep undesirables off your property.
Security guards deliver a mobile and highly visible deterrent to would-be thieves, vandals, squatters, kidnappers and other criminals.
Our highly trained security guards can be provided on a temporary, out of hours or 24/7 basis to sites across the whole of the UK.
Manned guarding is a highly effective way of eliminating criminal damage and theft, making it one of the most proactive security measures that you can take against crime. It is a security service that involves placing security guards at your premises; this could be out-of-hours security only or 27/7 security.
Our manned guarding services are all bespoke but can include any of the following:
- Patrolling security guards
- Guard dog units
- Vehicle patrols
- Static guards
- Access and exit checks and control
- Event security
- Out of hours reception
- Reporting issues to the emergency services
While there is no restriction to the type of property we can provide security guards for, a lot of our work is in:
- Large private property
- Financial and banking
- Local authority buildings
- Probation service
- Retail and shopping centres
- Property management
- Museums and galleries