Why Firecore Secure should be your first stop if you’re looking for a security company in Birmingham
As everyone knows, we are living in wildly volatile times. The world is reeling from a global pandemic and an economic contraction the likes of which we haven’t seen in a hundred years or more. Unemployment, an uncertain business climate, political and societal unrest – these are knock-on ‘pandemics’ in and of themselves that may end up having more impactful long-term consequences than the actual Covid-19 virus.
Where we’re going to end up once everything gets sorted is anybody’s guess at this point.
And in times of such economic and societal uncertainty, making sure that you, your family and your investments are protected is more vital than ever. That’s where Firecore Secure comes in.
As the leading security company in Birmingham, we here at Firecore Secure (FCS) are proud to offer a variety of services. We offer the professional assurance you need so that you can sleep at night knowing your property, investments, and the future you are trying to build for yourself and your loved ones is secure and protected. Our ten years of experience, highly trained, certified guard teams, impeccable and responsive customer service and broad array of security services on offer are all top quality.
We’ll take a closer look at why you should consider Firecore Secure when you’re searching for a security company in Birmingham to protect your site, location, or event from crime as well as fire. But first, let’s consider the overall climate when it comes to security in Birmingham at present.
How Safe Is Birmingham?
With the government still sorting out how to approach bringing the country back to some sort of normal in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, and shifting between regional policies of stay-at-home orders and quarantines to cautiously re-opening some businesses, and then abruptly reversing course in some cases, it’s no surprise that crime statistics in Birmingham are in flux, just like everything else is.
However, the yearly figures from 2019 and 2020 on Birmingham crime do show some telling patterns:
March 2020 March 2019
|Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) – 2,994||Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) – 3,173|
|Burglary – 1,730||Burglary – 2,265|
|Robbery – 597||Robbery – 893|
|Vehicle – 2,629||Vehicle – 2,922|
|Violent – 8,360||Violent – 8,246|
|Shoplifting – 908||Shoplifting – 1,546|
|Criminal Damage & Arson (CD&A) – 1,872||Criminal Damage & Arson (CD&A) – 2,150|
It’s clear that crime in Birmingham overall dropped significantly during the early part of the coronavirus lockdown over the figures for last year at that time. Simply taking people off the street made a significant dent in most crime figures, with the exception of violent crime, a significant portion of which tragically tends to occur in the home.
But while these figures present us a hopeful sign, it is actually one we should approach with some caution when considering the overall state of affairs for security in Birmingham.
Security in Birmingham and the Economy
Two major points to be made here: One, the state of the economy is still in tatters. Historically, anytime that is the case, crime rates rise. Especially when it comes to burglary and robbery, what we see in historic patterns is a real-time demonstration of the truism ‘desperate times call for desperate measures.’ As criminals grow more desperate, they also grow more bold.
The second point is that while it is true that the statistics show most crime rates dropping when the area was in lockdown, we’re not locked down anymore. That means people – again, including criminals – are free to move about once again. Thus we can logically expect a surge in crime rates for offences that occur outside the home.
Indeed, as police and crime commissioner for West Midlands police David Jamieson told The Guardian on 2 August, crime has come ‘bouncing back’ following the lockdown period in Birmingham and the region as a whole. Even more troubling was what he called his main concern: the trajectory of the months ahead, noting that it seems like the ‘criminals are playing catch-up.’
How Can You Protect Yourself?
These statistics and facts are not meant to frighten, but rather to illustrate the importance of being vigilant about security, and how vital it is especially in these trying times to seek out the best security company in Birmingham to protect all that you’ve worked for.
At Firecore Secure, we offer a variety of services with a specialty in construction site security and fire security. Our decade of experience working in the security field has permitted us not only to assemble highly qualified and licensed guards, leadership, and training programs, but also to develop, test, recalibrate, and retest our own systems and approaches to providing the best security possible for all kinds of businesses in Birmingham.
For starters, the Security Industry Authority licenses all of our guards, and they are fully trained in operating the various systems we implement, and working at a broad variety of site types. Here are just a few of the systems we can implement to secure your site or event.
A Suite Of Security Services
At Firecore Security we have experienced teams ready to plan, implement, and manage a wide range of security systems to suit your needs.
- Mobile security units – Guards in vehicles can patrol sites in coordinated teams.
- Manned guarding – Our guards are SIA Licensed Security Officers, so you can count on professional and experienced safety management.
- Access control systems – Our teams have the equipment and staff to monitor and control access to any site or event, big or small.
- 24/7 CCTV surveillance – Providing an extra layer of security in troubled areas and sites.
What you often won’t find in less-experienced and less-qualified security companies in Birmingham is the overall and thorough training systems with which we are constantly and rigorously educating our guards. The truth of the matter of security is that the vast majority of problems can be avoided before they become a problem when you employ best practices and implement a security team that is fully trained up.
Ascertaining security and fire risks on site following an initial inspection, reducing and eliminating such risks, and crafting an effective plan to remain vigilant about these and other potential risks are a routine part of any security program for our teams.
And we offer a wide variety of security options. Talk to our responsive customer service team members and you can learn more about:
- 24/7 guarding for construction sites
- Biometric access control systems
- Canine security with fully trained and licensed dog handlers
- Short notice security teams
- Fire safety coverage and evacuation alarm systems
- Covid-19 body temperature detection, thermal imaging, and disinfectant fog
Security is something far too many people don’t think about until it’s too late.
But on the other hand, security ought to be something you don’t have to think about all the time, so you can get on with your day-to-day work.
At Firecore Secure, we take that worry out of your hands, bringing our ten years of experience, broad array of services offered at affordable rates, and excellent customer service to your site or event, with the assurance that you can sleep at night knowing you’re protected.
Get in touch today to find out more.