Dade Freeman
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Sentinel Group Security

A recent commission took me to London for a two-day shoot with a high-level security company. Sentinel Group Security Ltd(SGS) are a rapidly growing London-based team who specialise in training and on-site security.

SGS provide professionally trained and licensed staff across the UK, and with a growing 400-strong team of employees, SGS are carving themselves a great niche in the security industry. One key area in which SGS are forging ahead is training - they have their own facility where they train people for the SIA badge and qualification, now legally required by all UK security staff.

Sentinel Group Security
Sentinel Group Security

I spoke with the CEO about the recent riots in London and how they had affected their business - interestingly, he said that even though business had picked up (due to the need for additional protection), the company's first priority was to ensure the safety of their guards. This is was a refreshing change from my days as a guard, when our safety was the last thing to be considered.

SGS Training
SGS Training

After getting some shots of the somewhat shy office staff, Theo drove me to some of their prestigious sites across the city and ensured that I had everything I needed to get the images required. Their numerous operations run from guarding high-end commercial properties to carrying out dog patrols. There has been one obvious visible change in the security field in the last few years - gone are the days of uniforms, now all guards wear suits. All SGS staff are very professional and approachable, important qualities when dealing with the public.

SGS Patrol
SGS Patrol

Having spent time with the company's staff, I would happily recommend SGS for your security needs.