Selecting a security service provider in London
What is your main advice to a private client looking for security services in London?
When choosing a security provider or service it is important for a client to understand the risks they are seeking to mitigate, and this should drive their choice.
The visiting business leader with their family for the summer season and the world-famous musician do not share the same risk profile. In this instance we are considering the risk involved with living in London, so it is important to differentiate between so called ‘public persona’ and private individuals. Privacy intrusion risks are very different depending on the type of individual however there is a growing concern that targeted crime against this affluent part of London is on the rise and should be considered. So called ‘public persona’ individuals will require additional measures as the rise of celebrity culture brings its own issues. With the rise of technology being used to secure property and assets it is often low-tech crime which causes the largest concern such as burglary and assault with intent to rob even in the most affluent areas of London.
A specialist security provider will understand the nuances and discretion required in this market and should be sufficiently embedded and able to provide recommendations and references from previous clients. An effective security provider should be able to proactively advise on services but also remain completely flexible as to the client’s requirements regarding scheduling and patterns. A successful relationship is built on trust and transparency about the risks and services provided to allow a client to continue with their daily life and routine unimpeded.
As a multicultural and vibrant city London has borne a share of the rise in worldwide tensions. As security on a wider scale has been improved across the city the number of providers has flourished but not without concerns. Reputable providers have maintained and scaled their operations to reflect the concerns of all segments of the capital’s population however with growing divides between communities and affluence it is important to recognise that London has adopted some of the risks of all major cities worldwide. For risk management to be effective a provider must consider a myriad of aspects from location specific risk to pattern of life concerns when offering solutions and not just single aspects which are no longer effective in their own right.
About MAST Security – Residential Division
Land Based Security – MAST offer a complete range of security solutions for residences and related commercial property tailored to the individual’s bespoke requirement. By approaching risk from a multifaceted angle MAST are able to provide holistic solutions to a discerning clientbase. Drawing on our experience operating in the HNW market we review existing infrastructure and risk profiles to provide a realistic and measured response to areas of concern. We specialise in risk advisory and mitigation through manpower and technical solutions designed to make the world a safer place to live and work.