UNIQWIN is a reputable Security Firm and Security Guard Company, operating across Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, the North West and indeed the entire UK
We pride ourselves in our enviable reputation as a trustworthy Security Firm, earned through our consistent professionalism and exceptional standards of service. The high quality security solutions we offer are underpinned by the skills and training of our experienced management team, many of which are former Police officers.
All the security guards that we employ are highly trained and fully SIA licensed. Every one of them is assessed by security industry certified staff, in compliance with the Skills for Security (formerly SITO) screening and vetting procedures.
Uniqwin are able to offer a comprehensive range of Security Guard Services for Commercial, Retail and Industrial clients, including mobile patrols and static security guards either on a permanent or temporary basis. If required security guards can be provided at short notice for periods of high risk.
To ensure our customers get the most from our services we like to be flexible, providing them with tailored security packages to meet their individual needs whether they require retail security, site security or commercial security.
Our aim is to build long lasting relationships with our clients, and this is reflected in everything we do. We put our clients’ interests first.
These are some of the responsibilities our security guards have experience dealing with:
Reception: Guards deal with typical reception duties and also checking inward and outward deliveries
CCTV observers and Foot patrols: Our operatives have been trained to deal with instances of trespass or off-limits personnel.
Retail and Licensed Premises: Door Supervision for licensed premises. Security guards (plain clothes or uniformed) for retail premises.
Mobile Security Patrols: Mobile Patrols officers on commercial or business assignments.
Considerations when Appointing a Security Firm
There are many security guard companies available to you, so it is important that you choose one that offers a quality, professional and reliable service.
Inadequate or poor security on your premises can cause many problems for you and your premises. The following matters should be taken into consideration when choosing a Security Guard Company:
SIA Approved Contractor
Is the supplier registered on the SIA web site as an ACS Approved Contractor?
Some may mislead you by saying the have SIA licensed officers, however this is not this same. To comply with British Standards approved contractors are stringently audited every year to check if they are doing their job properly. This is done for your benefit as a customer.
Transparent and Honest Pricing
Beware of companies that compete on price
In some cases security guard companies have been found to undercut prices against their competitors to ensure they get the work. The danger in accepting the lowest price is poor quality of service and a lack of adequate security for you business. There is a danger of low cash payments to officers as they tend to avoid tax and insurance payments. The service may be inadequate with little management and supervisory support. The lack of integrity may show in activities such as ‘Ghosting’ which means making false invoice claims for officers who are not on site or making required visits to the site. Make sure you are paying for a quality security company and your getting the most from your money.
Can the supplier produce a current copy of their public liability, indemnity, employee insurance and other insurance you may need for your situation?
Does the amount covered satisfy your needs?
Health and Safety
Your security guard company should be able to produce a company Health and Safety Policy & Statement. You should also check if they have been accepted by one of the major standards providers.
Will your supplier come out credible in a credit check? It could cause you problems if the company went into administration whilst supplying your services.
Does the supplier employ a Human Resources Manager that knows how to manage TUPE, that of transferring incumbent officers on site to the new supplier and other personnel issues? The law gives incumbent officers the right to stay on that site even when the security company changes.
Robustness, consistency in resources
Your supplier should be in a position to ensure that they will always be able to supply your officer requirement, even during sickness absence, holidays etc. Do they have the resources to do that? Ask them to prove it.
Proving their activities
If you was to ask your security company how can they prove they will adhere to what they have promised as part of their services, they should be able to respond with a good answer involving the use of independent technology. This can prove the companies activities when working on your premises. Other evidence should also be backed up and resistant to being tampered with.
One stop shop
Most people like to deal with just one supplier when it comes to various aspects of security and front end personnel. So you might expect to have security guards, key holders, receptionist, concierge, traffic marshals, banks men, CCTV installation and monitoring security barriers, gates and a security consultant from the same supplier. We can provide all these services to you.
Advice on security personnel
Here at UNIQWIN UK Ltd, we can provide you with free, no obligation advice on your requirements for security and we can check your current supplier against out criteria.