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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.

6 steps to protecting employees from workplace violence

22nd January 2020

Violence in the workplace is a serious issue – and sadly, it’s a growing problem. Having a workplace violence-prevention programme is therefore crucial, especially for those organisations where employees may be working within an environment that has a heightened risk. Here we take a closer look at the steps employers can take to protect their employees.

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The 7 most common items stolen in commercial burglaries

12th January 2020

UK businesses saw a 9% increase in theft over the past three years. But what assets are criminals most keen to get their hands on? And what steps can businesses take to better protect themselves? Here are the seven most common commercial items UK criminals are targeting.

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2019: A standout year for Venture!

18th December 2019

Here we take a look back on 2019 and reflect on what has been a standout year for the Venture Security team.

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Andover security firm shortlisted for top industry award

10th December 2019

Venture is celebrating after being named a finalist for a top industry award. The company has been shortlisted in the category of Outstanding Contract Security Company - Guarding, as part of the OSPAs 2019.

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Government issues new security guidance for schools and colleges

14th November 2019

Following a lengthy consultation, the government has released new guidance, designed to help schools and colleges best manage and respond to security-related incidents.

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Which physical security job is right for you?

23rd October 2019

If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in the private security sector there are many options when it comes to the type of role you might fulfil. Here is our guide to the top physical security jobs and what they may typically entail.

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Venture Security provides manned guarding for Salisbury Cathedral

8th October 2019

Salisbury Cathedral has expanded its security detail with the addition of a static guard from Venture Security.

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Venture Security awarded contract to protect Stonehenge

1st October 2019

Venture Security, has been awarded a contract by English Heritage to look after the world famous Stonehenge monument in Wiltshire.

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What to expect when going for your SIA licence

25th September 2019

If you’re thinking about getting a job in the private security sector, then you’ll first need to apply for an SIA licence. Here is a quick guide to the process and what you might expect.

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Venture becomes first organisation within Wiltshire to be accredited with police powers

23rd August 2019

We are delighted to announce that Venture Security are the first organisation to be accredited by Wiltshire Police under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS). As of Saturday 24th August 2019, our accredited security officers will now have low level police powers to help tackle anti-social behaviour within Salisbury City Centre.

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Join Venture Security at Southampton’s biggest networking event!

21st August 2019

The award-winning team from Venture Security will be heading to Southampton Business Expo in November, to speak with visitors about cost-effective solutions for keeping their people, premises and assets safe.

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Hampshire firm locks down national accreditation for its security services

18th July 2019

Venture Security has received the highest possible accreditation from the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), firmly positioning the company as a leader in its sector.

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Summer Crime Prevention Advice

11th June 2019

The summer months can often signal an increase in crime. Here are our expert tips for reducing your risk.

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The Venture Security team picks up three industry awards

24th May 2019

Darren Winter and Ryan Tench from Venture Security have each picked up an ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction award, with Venture also winning an award highlighting it as one of the top performing ACS companies in the country.

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On your marks, get set….Venture’s events season is go!

7th May 2019

After months of planning and preparation, Venture’s events season officially kicked off with a bang last weekend – or rather, with a single shot from the starter’s gun. It was our pleasure to support three very different types of event, including entering our fifth season with Salisbury Race Course and making our debut at the London Marathon!

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10 steps to protecting your business premises when unoccupied

3rd May 2019

Commercial premises are at their most vulnerable when left unoccupied and if given a window of opportunity, then would-be criminals can quickly take advantage. Having effective security plans in place is a vital first step. There are also some key site maintenance tasks to carry out. Here is a list of the top ten things you need to think about.

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How to prevent false alarm call-outs

1st May 2019

What are the most common causes of a false alarm call-out at commercial premises and how can you lower the risk of one happening?

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A rewarding career at Venture just got even better!

11th April 2019

Venture has launched a new employee benefits reward scheme, giving employees access to a range of local offers and discounts, as well as medical care and support, and access to expert advice services.

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What makes a great security officer?

26th March 2019

What makes a great security operative? Having employed and trained hundreds of security personnel over the years, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes some candidates exceptional. Here are the key traits we look out for.

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In-house versus outsourced security – the pros and cons

22nd February 2019

One of the key considerations any business needs to make is whether to employ security guards in-house, or to call on the services of an external security company. So, what are the pros and cons of in-house versus outsourced security? And what role can technology now play in crime prevention?

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