Mt. Kilimanjaro

Rich is trekking Mount Kilimanjaro for an amazing cause!

One of our Secure Site UK engineers, Rich, will soon be attempting to climb up the world’s largest freestanding mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro! Rich will be climbing from Thursday 20th October until Monday October 31st 2016. This brave trek that our Rich is taking on, is all in aid of a charity called ‘Georgie’s Gift’. ‘Georgie’s…

Guard dog

Arnie The Guard Dog Passes His Exams!

Our latest security dog in training, ‘Arnie’ has passed his entire Level 2 award for ‘General Purpose Security Dog’ with flying colours! His handler, Garry Wennington, couldn’t hide his excitement, and had this to say following Arnie’s brilliant news, “Arnie is coming up for 8 years old, and myself and the team are so proud of…

Commercial property security risks

5 Simple Steps to Address Risks at Vacant Commercial Property

When standing empty, commercial properties not only attract no rent, but are subject to additional risks, all of which can have further severe financial impact for landlords, property holders, investors and developers. If managed correctly, landlords can avoid expensive repairs and unnecessary costs; as well as adding to kerb-appeal and the likelihood it will attract…

Traveller caravan being removed from site

Taking the legal route for squatter eviction

Vacant commercial properties act like a magnet to squatters, especially after changes to the laws affecting residential squatters in 2012. Squatters can attack any empty property and can often pose some real challenges for the land owners or property manager. They take up residence without any authority, and squatter eviction is not always straightforward. The…

Steel security at Oban House

Oban House Steel Security

With burglary rates on the increase annually, commercial property owners are under more pressure to take extra care to ensure their buildings are safe and secure during any time they are left standing empty between tenants. Steel security provides an excellent visual deterrent and is highly effective. Constructed from heavy-duty material, steel security doors and…

Piles of rubbish left by squatters that Secure Site teams needed to remove

Old Kent Road – Squatter Eviction

Following the eviction of trespassers from accommodation above an Old Kent Road former restaurant, clearance teams were faced with the discarded items from more than a dozen occupants previously sharing a 3-bedroom flat. With electricity having been disconnected, perishable food left in fridges, and scattered amongst the littered rooms, had decomposed giving the clearance team…