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Protective Surveillance Services London | Street Security London

What is Protective Surveillance?

We have a highly qualified Security Team of plain clothed surveillance operatives working within this high risk area conducting counter-surveillance operations on a daily basis and working together with the Police. We also offer a high visibility street security service

The Team compile detailed reports with evidence of potential threats and risks to retail, corporate or private clients whilst maintaining a covert and unobtrusive presence. 

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Radio linked street security services

The Team is linked via covert and encrypted radio systems with clients subscribing to the scheme and provides a reactionary force should immediate assistance be required. Commonly, the Team assists in suspected high value fraudulent purchase attempts using stolen or cloned credit cards.

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 Covert Security Service

The Team will covertly follow the person identified by the client or security operative, obtain evidence, contact the Police directly and assist in any arrest. Clients subscribing to the scheme will be warned of any identified “customers” who are not genuine. 

​Benefits of our street security team

  • Ad-Hoc In store surveillance and assistance

  • Security threat assessments with recommended preventative measures

  • Ensuring environmental improvements and business 

  • community development

  • Emergency staffing cover

  • Crime Scene Preservation and undesirables from the are

  • Moving on vagrants, beggars 

  • Customer escorts and escorts for business cash movements

  • Successful arrests and stock reclaim

  • Detection of Criminal reconnaissance

  • Access to Photo shoot security and/or jewellery escorts

  • A Superior radio communications network which is linked with our PST’s. Inclusive of panic button.

  • Receive suspicious or criminal activity alerts. Green, amber or red.

  • Direct communications with flying squad and serious crime squad for intelligence sharing and high level rapid response.

  • Local radio network coverage at service locations.

  • Reducing levels of crime and fear of crime

  • Assistance in opening closing of the premises

  • ​Fraud detection and apprehension


Crime reduction services in London

Protective surveillance has become more prevalent in recent years with the establishment of business improvement districts, metropolitan Police cut backs, Westminster City Council and other local authorities crime reduction programmes.


Our community safety officer teams are working closely with local people and BID member businesses to reduce crime in the local area. Fahrenheit Security's street security is provided both in high visibility and covert formats. When provided as a plain clothes protective surveillance service it is less obtrusive than high visibility security services. Our security team members coupled with surveillance taskings provide a discreet security presence to any local authority or private business alliance looking for support Policing agencies are unable to provide.

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Our guest writer this week is a retired member of the flying squad and trident with over 30 years experience in law enforcement, communications and surveillance. He explains more about protective surveillance to our Operations Manager in his interview below.


The Pro's of Protective Surveillance Service in London


There are definitely situations where the application of protective surveillance is beneficial to discreetly protect businesses and individuals from theft and hostile reconnaissance. Protective surveillance is great for anyone who wants to go about their daily life without an overt security presence attracting attention or a business who wants a cost effective shared service with the cost spread amongst other retailers and businesses in the local area. A shared protective surveillance service has the benefits of almost instance response and shoplifters and crime being tackled real time away from the store or business.


Another benefit of an undercover street security team is that they will be able to observe the given situation and control risk from a distance and deal with the situation away from the business or store.


High visibility Street Security in London


One of the drawbacks of hiring a community safety officer that is uniformed for your area is that criminals may spot them and wait until they go on lunch or move away from their target to commit the crime. A plain clothes security officer will have the jump on the criminal and in our experience get more arrests and prosecutions. This has been particularly true in the Westbourne Grove area. Our security team will be near in case their assistance is required and can be called upon for 20 second quick response via radio.


Protective surveillance allows the team to research the potential threat so that they can provide protection, without too much impact on your businesses daily activities. So, you can continue as normal throughout the day, without worrying about the close proximity of your team.

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Who Can Benefit from Protective Surveillance?


Anyone might find benefit from protective surveillance depending on their situation. These services are especially suited for retailers, businesses and high profile people or the wealthy who are at risk of being targeted for robbery or stalked.


Another reason that protective surveillance might be useful is you think you are being followed. With physical surveillance, our protective surveillance team will watch your movements from a safe distance, in order to assess and report back to you our findings. Should individuals be identified as stalking we will then track them and get an ID on the suspects.

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Reduction in anti social behaviour and shoplifting


Business improvement districts have seen a reduction in anti social behaviour and it being dealt with in a timely manner by employing private security agencies to police their area.


Usually, protective surveillance is offered as part of our street security team offering although there are certain situations where protective surveillance might be sufficient as single offering.


Contact us today to see how our protective surveillance and street security team services can help you, your business and neighbouring businesses.

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