Security for the offices of Professional Services Businesses

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Securing your offices

Professional services organisations across the Midlands, especially in Nottingham, Derby & Leicester, use Foremost Security Ltd to protect their office premises. Using the term professional services in the broadest sense, the list of Foremost’s clients includes: Lawyers, accountants, bank branches, auction houses, architects and insurance brokers.

None of these businesses hold massive inventories of valuable equipment in their offices. For most the information they hold in physical files and on electronic media is the asset they have to protect most securely. That and their staff, of course.

Office security

The service mainly relied upon by service companies is Keyholding and Alarm Response with some Lock and Unlock used too.

Signage, advertising the use of security services, is sometimes not required because they don’t want to give anyone the idea that there is something worth breaking in to steal. They aim to fly under the radar – staying low key to avoid bringing into question why there is security on the premises.

When offices are empty they are most vulnerable. So, much of the cover provided is between 5.00pm and 9.00am and over the weekends and Bank Holidays.

The essential benefits of an external security provider

Minimising risk bringing peace of mind

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Minimising risk for some professional service businesses involves keeping a low profile. For others visible deterrence is important.

Whichever approach is adopted the use of a security company provides pace of mind for the business owners and managers.

Protecting your staff

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Preventing your staff members from being put on the ‘front-line’ by an alarm at the office or just from being disturbed out-of-hours is good business practice.

Outsourcing security activities to trained security specialists makes good business sense.

Visible deterrence, or not!

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Whether you want a visible security deterrent depends on a number of factors. In discussion with the experts at Foremost you can make the decision which best meets your circumstances.

Reduce costs / increase flexibility

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In-house staffing of security services is fairly rare for professional services companies, except for some very large organisations. It has proved to be more expensive and something of a pain to manage.

When you factor in the flexibility available from your professional security provider – outsourcing is generally significantly less expensive and more flexible than providing the same services using in-house staff.

Protecting your offices and information

The potential impact if information in physical files or on electronic devices is lost through burglary or even just seen during a burglary can be severe. The disruption to the services you provide and the reputational damage which could follow can not be over-estimated.

Business managers have the responsibility of taking appropriate steps to ensure that the offices are kept secure out of hours. The use of professional security services is seen as one of the key tools in their arsenal to achieve this aim.

Security risk management and mitigation

Offices are often relatively easy targets. Out of hours there is rarely anyone around and this is relied upon by criminals, both professional and opportunistic.

Minimising the risk of break-ins and criminal damage for office premises often relies primarily on the use alarm systems. One key aspect of any alarm system is the response when the alarm is sounded. Keyholding and alarm response services, such as the one Foremost provide, ensure timely reaction on-site. The service also ensures that your staff are not dragged out at all hours to what may be a false alarm or, if not, it may be a dangerous situation.


“…From the exceptionally smooth initial contract set up to the delivery of the routine service, we have been more than pleased with the service Foremost provide for us…”

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NG8, Nottingham

Our services


Keyholding involves a company or trained personnel keeping hold of a spare key to your building.

Lock & Unlock

More than just a keyholder you completely trust to carry out daily locking or unlocking duties.

Mobile Patrols

Keep your premises safe and secure, even if you’re not there - a visual deterrence to thieves and vandals.


Trained uniformed Static Security Guard stationed at your business. 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for the whole year.

Vacant Property Inspections

Meeting your insurance / landlord needs and protecting your empty properties. Giving you peace of mind.

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Unit F, Acorn Park,
Redfield Road, Lenton,
Nottingham, NG7 2TR

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