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.

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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City Centre Security Officers awarded low level police powers

11th February 2019

Venture Security has become one of the first companies in Hampshire to be accredited under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) for city centre security. This means accredited officers will now have greater powers to deal with any issues they come across.

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What are mobile security patrols and how do they work?

3rd January 2019

Mobile patrols are one of the most popular and cost-effective solutions for keeping commercial premises and property safe, outside of normal office hours. Here we look in more detail at how such patrols work and what you might expect.

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Venture Security makes ‘living wage’ commitment

1st January 2019

Andover-based security specialist, Venture Security, has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation. The organisation has committed to paying all its permanent employees at least a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK and £10.20 in London - both rates being significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s.

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Christmas shutdown - security checklist for businesses

20th December 2018

Burglaries soar at this time of year, so what can you do to reduce the chance of your business becoming a victim of crime this festive season?

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Wiltshire security firm caught providing school with unlicensed guards – what lessons can be learnt?

21st November 2018

In light of the news that a Wiltshire security company has been caught providing unlicensed security guards to a school, here Venture offers advice some expert advice for schools on protecting themselves against unscrupulous security providers.

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Venture’s city centre ‘rangers’ help tackle antisocial behaviour in Winchester

8th November 2018

Venture Security City Rangers are security trained and Home Office accredited and will patrol Winchester city centre streets as part of the BID’s commitment to providing a safer environment to live, work, study and visit.

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The 7 steps of successful security planning for sporting venues

19th October 2018

For any stadium or sports ground, the safety and security of both visitors and staff will be the single most important factor on game day. Here, Duncan Robertson, Head of Events at Venture Security, shares his expert insights into successful security planning for sporting venues.

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City Centre Patrols for Salisbury City Council

9th October 2018

Like many towns and cities, Salisbury city centre has a long-standing issue with anti-social behaviour, including individuals drinking in public, making excessive noise and being intimidating, aggressive or abusive to residents and visitors. Following a competitive tender, Venture security officers now conduct daily patrols of the city centre.

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Venture patrol officers in action for Salisbury Cathedral

9th October 2018

Salisbury Cathedral has historically had as issue with anti-social behaviour within the grounds, especially during the summer months. This led to the management team calling on the services of Venture, to help manage the issue for the benefit of visitors, staff and local residents.

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Lone worker safety – two key scenarios that are sometimes overlooked by employers

18th September 2018

There are many situations that can lead to an employee working alone. But whether it’s a one-off or simply the nature of their job role - as an employer, you have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of such ‘lone workers’. Here we look at the many reasons lone working can arise, what your legal responsibilities are as an employer and key steps you can take.

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Case study: Mobile patrols in action for Salisbury firm

3rd August 2018

How the Venture team helps protect the premises, property and people working at Salisbury professional services firm Rowanmoor.

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A day in the life: Venture security officer on royal duty

4th July 2018

Venture Security has a long-standing relationship with Salisbury City Council and when the team was asked to provide security for a royal visit to the city, they were only too happy to help.

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