Security Services in Manchester: Four Myths Busted

When it comes to security services, it’s amazing how blasé some people are. Whether you’re a business owner, site manager or event organiser, providing the highest possible level of security should be a top priority.
By: Executive Group Holdings
June 26, 2013 - PRLog -- Cutting corners could have disastrous – and costly – consequences.

Executive Group Security ( have years of experience of providing a wide range of security services across Manchester and the North West. Below, they’ve identified four myths about security services – and why they’re simply not true.

All providers of security services are the same – it doesn’t matter who I choose

You know the old saying “you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”? It’s certainly true when it comes to security. If a company seems too cheap to be true, it almost certainly is. When choosing a security provider, ask who their previous clients are, and get written testimonials. Also, you must make sure any security firm you hire only use security guards who are fully SIA licensed and trained.

It’s not worth having security guards – they’re just half-asleep old men

We’re all familiar with the stereotyped image of the night watchman. You probably picture him as a doddering old fogey who would be no use at all should a dangerous intruder break in. But this is unfair. Today’s well-trained security guards certainly don’t sleep on the job or pay more attention to their crossword than your premises. They’re alert, aware and ready to respond to attacks and intrusions.

Bodyguards are just thugs in suits

Bodyguards and bouncers have an unfair reputation for being meat-headed idiots who’d punch your lights out as soon as look at you. As per our security guard above, this is an unfair and outdated stereotype. Today’s close protection officers are far from mere thugs in suits. They’re trained to think on their feet, react quickly, present a professional image and be polite and courteous at all times. Employing your sparring partner from the gym or the hard bloke from down the pub is no substitute for a properly-trained professional.

With advances in technology and close-circuit TV, manned security is redundant

CCTV and hi-tech alarm systems should be part of any comprehensive security set-up. But nothing can match the fast reactions and flexibility of manned security. Whether you use static security on site or a mobile patrol covering a larger area, manned security is a much more effective way of protecting your business than technology alone.

Choosing the right security service is crucial, whether you’re protecting your property, a construction site, a special event or VIPs. If you need professional, trustworthy security services across Manchester or anywhere in the North West, Executive Group Security’s professional team can help.

Find out more by visiting, or call their expert team on 0845 291 4654.
Source:Executive Group Holdings
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