Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Magpie Security Ltd Newsletter - July 2017

“Another Recording Breaking Month for
Magpie Security Ltd”

Customer retention and an increased volume of sales, saw June 2017 become a record breaking month for Magpie Security Ltd.
The Management Team have implemented a clear and concise objective on exceeding current SLA’s (service level agreements) with all clients and the results speak for themselves.
There was a sales increase in all services offered, which maintain Magpie Security Ltd as a market leader with the security industry.
The Training Academy has seen a gargantuan increase with a consistent turn-over of SIA Guards scheduled for the remainder of 2017.
Company Director Mr. Jason Bailey stated “I am very happy with the performance of the Company and through continual development and investment into personnel, we are on track for a successful 2017.”
With security levels at an all-time high, all industry segments are continuing to maintain a safe and secure environment for all its customers, employees and visitors.

“Contact Magpie Security Ltd Today to Discuss your 
Security & Training Requirements

T:  0115 9866 000 E:

CCTV car to patrol Nottinghamshire village to Deter bad behaviour
 (The Story Continues…)

A CCTV van will patrol the streets of Lowdham for 12 hours a day in an attempt to crack down on crime.
Richard Bailey, who is managing director of Magpie Security along with his son Jason, has been a resident of Lowdham for more than 30 years.
Security firm Magpie Security is sending out one of its vans between 7pm and 7am every night for four weeks.
It comes after local residents raised concerns about an apparent rise in anti-social behaviour - although police say incidents are actually on the decrease.
The company says it aims to act as a 'visual deterrent', covering 30 miles each shift.
André Corbett, of Top Valley, is one of two men taking shifts in driving the van.
The 34-year-old, who has worked for Magpie Security for 14 years, said: "I've dealt with a few people in cars smoking and drinking and making a mess. We patrol the same areas all the time.
"We run through areas people have alerted us to, like the car park at St Mary's Church and the village hall. It's usually your typical teenagers and young boys and we want to stamp it out.
"This type of thing has never been done before, but we're happy to help."
Locals seem to be appreciating it, they have come up to me saying they feel safer and like the idea. I hope it gets extended as it's keeping everything quiet and keeping out unwanted guests.
"People are recognising the van now. We've also put up special signs saying certain areas are patrolled by us to act as a further deterrent."
He said: "We created something that would be here now and make a presence - it's bright so people can see it and it films all the time. We heard the parish council's and residents' concerns and we were in a position to help, so we did."
Jacqueline Finn, 63, chairman of Lowdham Parish Council, said: "We haven't decided if this has been a success yet, but we wanted to do it as there had been several problems raised in the village. We decided to accept the offer to see if it made a difference and we think it has.
"We are in the third week of the trial phase now, but we will need a discussion to see what people will think long-term. People's views have differed on it, some have said it is very good and they feel safer, others don't like the idea of being asked to pay for a security firm to patrol the streets. We have a lot to consider."

“Congratulations to Andrew Corbette

our Employee of the Month”

Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Andre on his Employee of the Month Award.

Andre has received exceptional reports for his work on the Lowdham Parish Council Project.

“Fantastic work Andre…  very happy with the reports I have received.  Keep it up.” –
Mr. Richard Bailey.
 Managing Director

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Magpie Security Ltd Newsletter - June 2017

Working in partnership with Lowdham Parish Council to Deter Anti-Social Behaviour & Crime

The Managing Director of Magpie Security Ltd, Mr. Richard Bailey is a huge advocate for Nottingham. 
Over the last 12 months, Mr. Bailey has become very concerned with the increase in anti-social behaviour and crime within the Lowdham area.  Examples have ranged from the published acts of vandalism at Lowdham cars, to home burglaries to the theft of locally highlighted jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of pounds and anti-social behaviour in parks into the evening
On the 15th May 2017, the Magpie Security Ltd CCTV Unit was deployed to patrol the village of Lowdham from 7pm to 7am for a period of 28 days at no charge to Lowdham Parish Council to deter anti-social behaviour and crime.
CCTV is now recognised throughout the private security industry for the prevention and detection of crime, it may also be used to monitor events and public meetings, maintaining a safe and secure environment having the capabilities to record images throughout the duration of the monitoring process. These images may be used by the Local Authority/Police to identify personnel out to cause disruption or criminal activity.
“High Level of Asset Protection”
CCTV cameras can serve as a dual purpose. Firstly, they have a deterrent effect, as wrong-doers are likely to avoid areas where they may be caught on camera. Secondly, film footage of a crime being committed can help to ensure that the criminal is convicted.

The Magpie Security Ltd Mobile CCTV Vehicle has previously been used at:

-Commercial Developments
-Community Protection Schemes
-Constructions Sites
-Council Projects
-Music Events
-Residential Developments
-Rail/Tram Infrastructure
-Sporting Events
For further information on the Magpie Security Ltd CCTV, please click on the link below:

“Congratulations to Harry Wright
our Employee of the 


Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Harry on his Employee of the Month Award.
Harry performance as a Response Supervisor has been exceptional and clearly noted by the Management Team and client.

 “Keep up the great work Harry… very well done” – 

Mr. Richard Bailey. 
 Managing Director

Terrorist Threat to the UK

In response to the recent events in Manchester, we want to reinforce and emphasise the importance of vigilance and of reporting any concerns to the anti-terrorist hotline. The current UK threat level for international terrorism is: SEVERE.  This means that another terrorist attack is highly likely.
If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist-related trust your instincts and call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

1st JUNE 2017


Your Crash Course in Personal Protection 

This is not Martial Arts or Combat Sports. This is a life skill very much in the same frame as learning First Aid or learning to Swim.   

Date:  1st June 2017

Time:  6pm

Venue:  Magpie Security Ltd Training Academy. Unit 3. Queens Road. Nottingham. NG2 3AS

To Book Call 0115 9866 000 or email

*Maximum 12 Spaces Available

“We don't teach a style we teach a skill”

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Magpie Security Ltd Newsletter May 2017


Hear the word 'security' and you may automatically associate it with a big, burly bouncer – but a Nottingham company is trying to change that perception.
Magpie Security wants to train the next generation of door supervisors, who it says don't have to just be "hard men" working outside nightclubs and bars.
Instead, they can keep watch in calmer environments such as student accommodation, building sites, railways, festivals – or even work as a dog handler.
Business Development Manager Steve Drake said: "We're trying to re-educate people about what security jobs involve.
"Today, door supervisors are trained in conflict management, physical intervention, body language and effective communication skills, and are a far cry from the pre-requisite of being a hard man from the old bouncer days.
"We have more than 75 guards working in security but hardly any work in licenced premises. Some are at schools, outside flats or at hospitals.
"That perception of what being a door supervisor involves is a big hurdle to get over for us, and it's very frustrating
"But it's a good time to be in security, especially if someone is looking for a new career.
"We'd also like to have more female operators because there's some jobs where we think a woman would be much better fit than a man."
Its courses vary in length, with a 20-day version costing £650, and jobs await people who complete them.
Magpie Security has rebranded the training as being for "security practitioners" in a bid to widen its audience, with trainees learning about first aid, manual handling, personal awareness and self-defence.
Mr Drake added: "We're offering the complete package. When a person leaves, us they have to be trained to write a CV, have interview skills and the right qualifications.
"It means they're a good bet for the job. We don't like someone going away and applying for a position but then finding out that they need to be fire trained, so we try to provide everything they could need.
For further information on the training services available, please click on the following link:

Congratulations to LEONIE MOORE Our Employee of the Month

Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Leonie on her Employee of the Month Award.

Leonie has been part of the site security team at the Nottingham Tetri Bluu project since 2016 and has received exceptional reports from the client.
“Fantastic work Leonie… very well done” – Mr. Richard Bailey. Managing Director


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Security Practitioner Course at Magpie Security Ltd Head Office #NewYearNewCareerNewAmbition

The Security Practitioner Course at Magpie Security Ltd HQ

 Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to earn extra income or start a new career in the Private Security Industry. You then have a choice of sectors you may be able to work in, such as a Concierge, Construction Sites, Event Steward, Door Supervisor, Dog Handler, Mobile Response, Railway Industry to name but a few.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 45 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours if supported distance learning is undertaken over a minimum of 4 training days.

Next Security Practitioner Course:
Dates:   April, May, June 2017 (Courses Full).  Register Your Interest for the Next Course Today

Next Course Dates:  17-20 July 2017
Start Time: 08:00 - 17:30
Cost: £210 inc vat.  £50.00 deposit required to secure your place on the course

Venue:  Magpie Security Ltd Head Office.  Unit 3.  Queens Road.  Nottingham.  NG2 3AS

For Further information please contact Magpie Security Ltd on 01159 866 000 or Email

HABC Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

Introducing The Magpie Security Ltd Mobile CCTV Vehicles

“An Innovative Solution Combining Technology & Security”  

Magpie Security Ltd would like to take this opportunity and introduce you and your business to the Magpie Security Ltd Mobile CCTV Vehicle.  Using the latest technology that the industry has to offer, we have been able to create x2 vehicles that acts as a high visual deterrent when placed in strategic locations to protect your home or business premises.

CCTV is now recognised throughout the private security industry for the prevention and detection of crime, it may also be used to monitor events and public meetings, maintaining a safe and secure environment having the capabilities to record images throughout the duration of the monitoring process. These images may be used by the Local Authority/Police to identify personnel out to cause disruption or criminal activity.

CCTV cameras can serve as a dual purpose.  Firstly, they have a deterrent effect, as wrong-doers are likely to avoid areas where they may be caught on camera.  Secondly, film footage of a crime being committed can help to ensure that the criminal is convicted.

-Infer Red PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom)

-X4 Infer Red 360 Dome Cameras enabling all round vision.

-X1 40 inch Monitor with split screen viewing option.

-X1 Joy-stick allowing the opportunity to operate the PTZ (CCTV License Required)

-X1 DVR for internal storage and playback/recording facility.

-Solar panel, allowing 72 hours of remote viewing without the need of the engine allowing total silence in built up areas.

-Fully sign written making it identifiable and that CCTV is in operation.

-Full remote viewing and operation with IP option to view from anywhere in the UK

-Save money by reducing the number of security staff required thanks to a wider scope of CCTV coverage

-Video records available for future event planning

-Fast time CCTV evidence recovery if something does go wrong and footage is required by the police

-Ability to obtain clear images of offences being committed resulting in the appropriate action being able to be taken effectively

-We are able to provide an additional peace of mind, provide a safer environment and deter and prevent crime from occurring at your event. This mobile CCTV van is available to hire for a number of situations including music festivals, football matches, anti-ticket touting, race meetings, crime prevention in local areas and many, many more.

So if you’re looking to hire a mobile CCTV unit, please feel free to contact us today on 0115 9866 000.   We’ll assess your need and propose the most effective course of action for your requirements.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017



With thousands of career choices available how do you know what career path is best for you. If you are keen on safety and security, then read on because this could be a perfect career choice for you. A career in security is a highly responsible position where you are required to keep any premises and people safe and secure.

Some enjoy a career in security as there are various challenges faced every day, others may choose this career as they can achieve a sense of duty and responsibility.

There’s always a demand for security in every populated area in the country, from event security to bodyguard jobs. If you are considering beginning your career in security, read on to find out more about the role and if it matches your expectations and career aspirations.

How Do I Get a Job in Security?

Like any career, the first thing you need to do before applying for a job is to get the appropriate training and licenses. In many places, it is illegal for you to do security work without meeting a set list of requirements, this being certification, security checks and medical checks to ensure you are of a good physical fitness for what can sometimes be a physical job.

In order to work in the security industry, you are required to be:

· Honest, mature and responsible with a positive attitude to work
· Polite and helpful
· A reasonable level of physical fitness
· A good level of written communication skills to write reports
· The confidence to challenge people when necessary
· The ability to remain calm and controlled in stressful situations
· Use your initiative and be able to make quick decisions
· SIA Licenced

If you can say yes to the first 7 headings we can help you achieve the last requirement on the list. In fact, we almost guarantee that if you can without any doubt say yes to the first 7 requirements you will already have most of skills it takes to obtain your security licence.

Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence. We can help you obtain the licence you need to get you started.

“We are the Security Training Specialist” 

The courses offered focus on different domains within the security sector and will give delegates the necessary understanding to work in a variety of different scenarios.

The approved Home Office / SIA training we deliver addresses the different techniques used in day-to-day experiences of those working in security positions.

“We understand that examinations can be a little daunting but don't worry. “Our security training specialist makes the course entertaining and easy to understand, and above all takes pride in his high percentage pass rate. So, if you are looking for a new career in the early part of this new year we have a variety of security jobs available in the East Midlands.” – Magpie Security Ltd

For further information on our Training Courses and to Pre-Register, simply click on the link below: