Latest News

We try and keep you up to date with the latest news, tips and advice from in and around the security industry. This section is also used to keep you informed on the latest developments within our company. Please check back regularly, follow us on social media and please let us know if you have any stories that you feel might be relevant.

How has commercial security changed in the last 15 years?

11th October 2021

Here we take a look back at how the security industry has changed in the last 15 years, in particular the transformation that has taken place within commercial security.

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Venture’s event security team are back on track at Salisbury Racecourse

16th September 2021

Venture has worked with Salisbury Racecourse since 2015. With Covid-19 restrictions having eased and spectators now trackside once again, we caught up with Raceday Safety Officer and Venture’s Head of Events, Duncan Robertson, to find out what's been happening.

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Moving from the armed forces to a career in security

23rd August 2021

Pursuing a career within the security industry is a natural next step for many people serving in the armed forces. But just how easy is it to make the transition? Here we take a closer look at some of the top questions we’re often asked by those making the move.

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Physical security versus cyber security

8th August 2021

Businesses operating today face a growing number of security threats in both the physical and digital world. In this guide, we take a closer look at some of the most common types of crimes businesses face on and offline and what can be done about them.

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Mobile security patrols versus manned guarding - which is right for your business?

25th July 2021

When it comes to commercial security there are many options available for businesses. Here we’ve focused on two very popular commercial security solutions – mobile security patrols and manned guarding - to explain how they work, what the differences are and the type of businesses they are best suited to.

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Venture Security in action in Andover

22nd July 2021

Venture Security was officially founded in Andover more than 15 years ago and its the place we still call home today. Here is a snapshot of the broad range of services we provide for customers across the area.

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Venture and our commitment to the armed forces

21st June 2021

At Venture, we are passionate about supporting the armed forces. In particular, the regulars, reservists and veterans who are keen to enter the security industry to forge a new career for themselves. But how easy is it to make the move from the forces to the security industry?

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Venture security officer wins national award

16th June 2021

A Venture security officer who carried out lifesaving first aid and helped calm an intoxicated male armed with a Stanley knife, has been honoured with a top industry award.

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How did you first get into security?

15th June 2021

The diversity we have within the Venture team - with officers joining us from a wide range of different backgrounds and industries - is one of our greatest assets. But what motivated each individual to want to forge a career in the security industry?

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Social media - a secret weapon for physical security teams?

4th June 2021

Should professional security teams be monitoring employee social media accounts, to predict and prevent crime? Here, Venture's MD Paul Howe, takes a closer look at the issue.

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Andover BID Rangers recover nearly £5k of stolen goods

19th May 2021

Our Andover BID Rangers were first introduced in September 2020 and continue to ensure that Andover town centre is a safe place to shop and eat, while providing local businesses with security support for their premises.

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Venture Security in action in Salisbury

28th April 2021

For the latest in our ‘spotlight’ series of blogs, we are shining a light on Salisbury and the wide range of security services we provide for customers across the region.

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Why do security officers need body-worn cameras?

1st April 2021

The use of body-worn cameras has increased exponentially in recent years, with almost every police force in the UK now implementing the technology. But they’re not the only ones.

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Spotlight on Winchester security

21st March 2021

In our ‘spotlight’ series of blogs, we are taking a closer look at some of the key locations we work in and the different types of customers we support there. Next up, it’s Winchester!

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Key holding security challenges post-Covid-19

9th March 2021

One legacy of the pandemic is likely to be an increase in flexibility and a greater mix of home and office-based working. But what might that mean for organisations who rely on employee key holders? Here's what you need to think about.

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Changes to the SIA licence in 2021

19th February 2021

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is making changes to the training individuals need to undertake before gaining or renewing their SIA licence. Here's what you need to know.

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Security officers commended for going above and beyond

27th January 2021

‘In the spirit of Venture’ is a special initiative we introduced to recognise and reward our officers who go above and beyond in their duties. Here are the latest officers to receive a commendation.

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What does it take to be a city centre security officer (CCSO)?

18th January 2021

Having recruited and trained many town and city centre security officers (CCSOs) over the years, we know first-hand that it takes a special kind of person to fulfil such a role. Here are the key skills and traits we look out for.

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Investing in security technology is pointless, if you do this

14th January 2021

One question we are increasingly being asked at Venture Security, is: “Do we even need a physical security presence, when so much technology is now available?” Here, Venture's MD Paul Howe, shares his answer and some top insights for businesses.

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Supporting security officer mental health

27th December 2020

At Venture, the physical and mental wellbeing of all our employees is something we take very seriously. Here, MD Paul Howe shares some of the many ways we support our team members.

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