What Is Manned Guarding and How Can It Help You?

If you have ever been involved in the security business; the chances are, you would have heard the terms manned security or manned guarding. However, many of you might be asking the question, what do these terms actually mean? 

To put it simply; manned security involves placing security guards (a highly trained in our case) at your premises in order to protect it. The guard can be on duty during the periods of your business opening, although it must be said, most guards are usually present when your property or business is closed. This is because statistically speaking; criminals are more likely to attempt theft or other forms of criminal activity during this time. 

Manned guarding is one of the most efficient and proactive forms of theft and criminal damage prevention. 

At Alpha Omega Security Ltd, we provide a premium quality manned guarding security service with fully trained and friendly security officers. We are fully SIA licensed as well as having a plethora of other well regarded quality assurance accreditations. 

Who Can Manned Guarding Help? 

As business owners at all levels will know, businesses are usually easy targets for theft, petty crime or other more serious criminal activity. As such, relevant security measures must be taken. 

Did you know; 1 in 5 businesses are affected by some form of crime? Additionally, 42% of crimes affecting businesses are burglary or theft with 36% of crimes committed being some form of criminal damage.

If you are a small business owner or even a head of a multinational conglomerate; manned security can help you! 

Our manned guard service covers a variety of business and property types. Some of these include: 

Retail Stores

Retail premises can be a hotbed for petty crime and any would be criminals, this is why it is paramount that you implement one of our highly skilled security professionals. At Alpha Omega, we take retail security very seriously. 

Construction Sites

While construction sites might not be the first location that comes to mind when it comes to potential targets of thieves, construction sites still garner quite a lot of unwanted criminal attention. Installing a manned guard is a fantastic way to migrate and even exterminate this risk altogether.  

Outdoor events

Not usually associated with an overabundance of crime; the level of criminal activity at outdoor events can be as surprising as it is alarming. 

Business Premises

We have already touched on how important having a security expert at your premises is, so we will not overwhelm you with more details. In short, it is very important. 

Warehouse and Factories

Manned guarding is a highly effective way to combat or react against any kind of criminal proceedings at your warehouse or factory out of hours. 

Why Choose Manned Security? 

It might not surprise you to know, but there are many reasons to choose manned security as your preferred security measure of choice. Some of which include: 


When it comes to your belongings or properties, having peace of mind regarding their safety is usually towards the top of the list. Luckily, manned security offers incredible reassurance that your property or belongings are in safe and secure hands. 


As previously alluded to, 1 in 5 businesses suffer from crime at some point. On average, these crimes cost businesses anywhere from £20,000 to £65,000 a year. These are expenses most businesses can ill afford (please pardon the unintentional pun) to have.  It is undeniable that having a manned security is one of, if not the most, effective way of eliminating these costs.


While it might seem obvious to most, manned guarding offers an unbeatable level of safety. It is pretty much a given that employees and customers want to feel safe on your premises. It is often cited that globally, 50% of employees feel unsafe at some point in the workplace. Admittedly, this number should be lower and one of our security professionals is a great way to do this.


By protecting your business against crime, you not only lower your costs, provide security for yourself, customers and employees; you also protect the future and longevity of your business. 

Contact Us for Manned Guarding 

If you require premium quality security for your business, please get in contact us. Have many brilliant accreditations not found at other security companies.