Friday, 17 February 2017

CCTV Training Course at Magpie Security

Magpie Security Ltd CCTV Training Course




The level 2 CCTV Training qualification is the first step towards an SIA Licence if you are looking to work as a CCTV operator within the Private Security Industry.
The SIA CCTV course runs over three days and is divided into three units:
1. Working in the Private Security Industry.
2. Working as a CCTV Operator.
3. The Practical Use of CCTV Systems.
Please note there is also distance learning to be carried out prior to the course start date.
The training course will be held in Nottingham at Magpie Security Ltd Head Office, NG2 3AS on the 

Course Information:

Date:  22-24 March 2017
Time:   08:00 - 17.30

Location:  Magpie Security Ltd Head Office. Unit 3. Queens Road.  Nottingham. NG2 3AS

Price: £230 Inc Vat

Our CCTV Training Courses are extremely popular and spaces are limited.

For further information or to book a Training Course space please call 0115 9866 000 or email - training@magpie-security.co.uk

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Security Practitioner Course at Magpie Security Ltd Head Office #NewYearNewCareerNewAmbition

The Security Practitioner Course at Magpie Security Ltd HQ


 Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to earn extra income or start a new career in the Private Security Industry. You then have a choice of sectors you may be able to work in, such as a Concierge, Construction Sites, Event Steward, Door Supervisor, Dog Handler, Mobile Response, Railway Industry to name but a few.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 45 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours if supported distance learning is undertaken over a minimum of 4 training days.

Next Security Practitioner Course:
Dates:  3-6 March 2017 
Start Time: 08:00 - 17:30
Cost: £190 inc vat.  £50.00 deposit required to secure your place on the course

Venue:  Magpie Security Ltd Head Office.  Unit 3.  Queens Road.  Nottingham.  NG2 3AS


For Further information please contact Magpie Security Ltd on 01159 866 000 or Email training@magpie-security.co.uk


HABC Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

Introducing The Magpie Security Ltd Mobile CCTV Vehicles

“An Innovative Solution Combining Technology & Security”  




Magpie Security Ltd would like to take this opportunity and introduce you and your business to the Magpie Security Ltd Mobile CCTV Vehicle.  Using the latest technology that the industry has to offer, we have been able to create x2 vehicles that acts as a high visual deterrent when placed in strategic locations to protect your home or business premises.

CCTV is now recognised throughout the private security industry for the prevention and detection of crime, it may also be used to monitor events and public meetings, maintaining a safe and secure environment having the capabilities to record images throughout the duration of the monitoring process. These images may be used by the Local Authority/Police to identify personnel out to cause disruption or criminal activity.

CCTV cameras can serve as a dual purpose.  Firstly, they have a deterrent effect, as wrong-doers are likely to avoid areas where they may be caught on camera.  Secondly, film footage of a crime being committed can help to ensure that the criminal is convicted.


CCTV VEHICLE SPECIFICATION:
-Infer Red PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom)

-X4 Infer Red 360 Dome Cameras enabling all round vision.

-X1 40 inch Monitor with split screen viewing option.

-X1 Joy-stick allowing the opportunity to operate the PTZ (CCTV License Required)

-X1 DVR for internal storage and playback/recording facility.

-Solar panel, allowing 72 hours of remote viewing without the need of the engine allowing total silence in built up areas.

-Fully sign written making it identifiable and that CCTV is in operation.

-Full remote viewing and operation with IP option to view from anywhere in the UK



ADVANTAGES OF USING THE MOBILE CCTV VEHICLE:
-Save money by reducing the number of security staff required thanks to a wider scope of CCTV coverage

-Video records available for future event planning


-Fast time CCTV evidence recovery if something does go wrong and footage is required by the police


-Ability to obtain clear images of offences being committed resulting in the appropriate action being able to be taken effectively


-We are able to provide an additional peace of mind, provide a safer environment and deter and prevent crime from occurring at your event. This mobile CCTV van is available to hire for a number of situations including music festivals, football matches, anti-ticket touting, race meetings, crime prevention in local areas and many, many more.



So if you’re looking to hire a mobile CCTV unit, please feel free to contact us today on 0115 9866 000.   We’ll assess your need and propose the most effective course of action for your requirements.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Welcome to the February Edition of the Magpie Security Ltd Newsletter


Text Box:

Magpie Security Ltd: Newsletter
Volume 1 / Issue 5:  February 2017

“Congratulations to EDWIN WATTS 

our Employee of the Month”



Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Edwin on his Employee of the Month Award.
Edwin’s high levels of service and commitment over the last month have been recognised by the Magpie Security Ltd Management Team. 
 Edwin has been a valued member of the company for over 6 years.“Congratulations Edwin” –  Mr. Richard Bailey.  Managing Director


“The Story of Harry Wright:  From Completing a Security Training Course, to becoming a Guard to promotion as a Supervisor…”




Harry Wright started his path within the security industry just over 2 years ago, and is a great example of what can be achieved with continual commitment and a drive for success within a company.

Recommended by a close friend working in the security industry, Harry researched security training courses online and began to take his first steps to a new career.  Upon successfully completing the security training course, Harry chose to apply to work for Magpie Security Ltd.
After working on a variety of projects for Magpie Security Ltd including the protection of the NET Tram project within Nottingham, Harry was fast-tracked into a Supervisory position, in which he has excelled to this day.
“I wanted to work for the best company in the industry… that’s why I chose Magpie Security”
The future for Harry remains bright and highlights that a career in the security industry has many rewards including development and progression.  For further information on this article, please visit our blog at: www.magpie-security.co.uk


“Essential Employee Information”


COHSAS 18001 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

When working on a Construction site/Premises of any kind it is important to understand the correct use of Chemicals and Substances that may cause harm if not used properly.

Before any substance or Chemical is used/handled it is the responsibility of the Site/Premises Manager to ensure that the staff under their control are made aware and adhere to the COSHH Control Measures for safe use.


All employees should sign a COSHH Assessment Signature Sheet after reading the COSHH Risk Assessment.


Do not use any Substances or Chemicals if you have not been trained to do so, or have no knowledge what the Substance or Chemical may be.


For further information contact the Magpie Security Ltd Head Office on 01159 866 000

 
What our Clients think…

 " Thank you for your and all of your Team’s professionalism last night. It was good to have such a quick response to site in dealing with the alarm call out and with the effectiveness of your company’s communication with the Police, this obviously ended in the successful outcome for us as a company, so thank you very much.”


                                                 

Friday, 3 February 2017

Could you be a Security Practitioner? NEW YEAR | NEW CAREER | NEW AMBITION


“The Story of Harry Wright:  From Completing a Security Training Course, to becoming a Guard to promotion as a Supervisor…”

Harry Wright started his path within the security industry just over 2 years ago, and is a great example of what can be achieved with continual commitment and a drive for success within a company.
Recommended by a close friend working in the security industry, Harry researched security training courses online and began to take his first steps to a new career.  Upon successfully completing the security training course, Harry chose to apply to work for Magpie Security Ltd.
After working on a variety of projects for Magpie Security Ltd including the protection of the NET Tram project within Nottingham, Harry was fast-tracked into a Supervisory position, in which he has excelled to this day.

“I wanted to work for the best company in the industry… that’s why I chose Magpie Security”

The future for Harry remains bright and highlights that a career in the security industry has many rewards including development and progression.  For further information on this article, please visit our blog at: www.magpie-security.co.uk

Could you be a Security Practitioner?  NEW YEAR | NEW CAREER | NEW AMBITION

Who is this qualification for?
The qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a Security Operative which includes a variety a roles; Concierge, Retail Security, Door Supervisor, Construction Site Security, Events Steward and much more.  It is based on the relevant SIA specification for learning qualifications and is supported by Skills for Security, the standards setting body for the security industry and the SIA, which regulates the private security industry.

How long will it take?

 To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 45 hours of learning.  The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours if supported distance learning is undertaken over a minimum of 4 training days.

Topics Covered:

 These include the main characteristics of the Private Security Industry, the importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements, the role and objectives of a Door Supervisor, powers of arrest relevant to a door supervisor, how to recognise, assess and reduce Risk in Conflict Situations, good practice to follow after conflict situations, physical interventions and the implications of their use and the use non-aggressive physical skills to protect yourself and others.

Assessment Method

 This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and multiple-choice examinations

If you would like to consider a Career as a Security Practitioner, please email training@magpie-security.co.uk or call 0115 9866 000

Next Security Practitioner Course at Magpie Security Ltd Head Office.  Unit 3. Queens Road. Nottingham. NG2 3AS

Dates:  7th-10th March 2017
Price:  £190 inc VAT

Limited Availability.  
#BookYourSpaceToday
#NewYearNewCareerNewAmbition

Thursday, 12 January 2017

How To Beat the burglars this Winter




Winter is peak time for break-ins, with longer nights providing more cover. Burglaries are on the increase and the last thing both you and a burglar wants is a one on one confrontation like the old aged pensioner in Mansfield who earlier this week woke up in the middle of the night to find her home being burgled.

The best strategy is to keep burglars out of your house in the first place. That is not as hard as it seems. We might like to think that we were unlucky to be burgled, and that it was just a matter of our house being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But the fact is that far from the sophisticated cat burglars depicted in films such as The Thomas Crown Affair or Entrapment, burglars are mostly opportunistic. Many homes give off blatant “burgle-me” messages to the passing thief.


Tips to homeowners on how to make the bad guys bypass your home:

Start with the front door:  Because that is what burglars do. If your front door looks tatty, or if it only has one cylinder lock it will catch a thief’s eye.
Don’t skimp on the alarm:  Buy one from a reputable, well-known local company (IPS. Fire & Security LTD)
Defend your alley:  Make sure your side gate does not have a convenient handle for the thief to step onto and over. Put some trellis on top, too. Burglars hate it because it snaps.
Keep things hidden:  To the passing burglar, your sitting room is like a shop window. Use curtains and blinds, so it is difficult to see in. At the same time, make sure your window locks are visible.
Cage your letterbox on the inside:  It is standard practice for burglars to put a long stick through your letterbox and “fish” your keys off the hall table.
Lock up your tools:  View your shed or garage as an extension of your house. Put at least a couple of locks on the outside, plus wire on the window, so thieves can’t use your garden spade or fork to prise a door open.

How do you bring Home Security into the 21st century?  The answer is simple…Welcome to Magpie Security Ltd’s Instant Witness Wireless Video Security System.

The Instant Witness Security System has been a prominent product within the security industry to deter and prevent crime at commercial and residential construction sites.

The success of the above has led to a demand for its use to ensure the prevention of burglaries at private homes, especially during periods of holidays.

The Instant Witness Wireless Video Security System encompasses the elements of a CCTV system and an Alarm System in one innovative solution.  The system is completely wireless and runs of a 3G/4G Network and is powered from lithium batteries which have a life span of 2 years.

The camera units have PIR censors and a dual day/night vision capacity.
For example, if you are a Home Owner and are leaving on holiday and you have Magpie Security Ltd’s Instant Witness Wireless Video Security System in place… all you have to do is complete the following steps:

-ACTIVATE the system by entering a 6-Digit Code

-YOUR HOME is now alarmed

-IN EVENT OF AN ALARM ACTIVATION, our Magpie Security Ltd Mobile Response Driver will attend your home, check the premises making sure there are no intruders or unwanted visitors, contact any emergency services if required.  The Magpie Security Ltd Operative will re-set the alarm ensuring your home is left safe and secure.


For further information on the Instant Witness Wireless Video Security Solution, simply click the link below or contact Shah at Magpie Security Ltd 
on 0115 9800 666

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

THE TIME IS RIGHT TO CONSIDER A CAREER IN SECURITY

NEW YEAR NEW CAREER.





With thousands of career choices available how do you know what career path is best for you. If you are keen on safety and security, then read on because this could be a perfect career choice for you. A career in security is a highly responsible position where you are required to keep any premises and people safe and secure.

Some enjoy a career in security as there are various challenges faced every day, others may choose this career as they can achieve a sense of duty and responsibility.

There’s always a demand for security in every populated area in the country, from event security to bodyguard jobs. If you are considering beginning your career in security, read on to find out more about the role and if it matches your expectations and career aspirations.


How Do I Get a Job in Security?

Like any career, the first thing you need to do before applying for a job is to get the appropriate training and licenses. In many places, it is illegal for you to do security work without meeting a set list of requirements, this being certification, security checks and medical checks to ensure you are of a good physical fitness for what can sometimes be a physical job.



In order to work in the security industry, you are required to be:

· Honest, mature and responsible with a positive attitude to work
· Polite and helpful
· A reasonable level of physical fitness
· A good level of written communication skills to write reports
· The confidence to challenge people when necessary
· The ability to remain calm and controlled in stressful situations
· Use your initiative and be able to make quick decisions
· SIA Licenced

If you can say yes to the first 7 headings we can help you achieve the last requirement on the list. In fact, we almost guarantee that if you can without any doubt say yes to the first 7 requirements you will already have most of skills it takes to obtain your security licence.

Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence. We can help you obtain the licence you need to get you started.

“We are the Security Training Specialist” 



The courses offered focus on different domains within the security sector and will give delegates the necessary understanding to work in a variety of different scenarios.

The approved Home Office / SIA training we deliver addresses the different techniques used in day-to-day experiences of those working in security positions.

“We understand that examinations can be a little daunting but don't worry. “Our security training specialist makes the course entertaining and easy to understand, and above all takes pride in his high percentage pass rate. So, if you are looking for a new career in the early part of this new year we have a variety of security jobs available in the East Midlands.” – Magpie Security Ltd


For further information on our Training Courses and to Pre-Register, simply click on the link below:
http://magpie-security.co.uk/training.php