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Vacant Property Security

Vacant properties are an invitation to trouble, causing stress for the owner or management: everything from squatters and fly-tipping, to destructive vandals or thieves stealing the roof tiles or copper pipes.

The fabric of a vacant property deteriorates far quicker than an occupied premises so vacant property security in the form of clear-and-clean, utility drain-down/isolation, both internal and external security and regular property inspections are essential to ensuring insurance compliance and maintaining the value of the asset.

Clearway provides industry accredited vacant property security designed to prevent vacant property deterioration. We provide empty property security solutions to a number of clients, such as government organisations, estate agencies, housing associations and retail businesses. Many of our solutions work independently of mains supply or a telephone line, thereby reducing ongoing security-related utility costs. Most importantly, they give you peace of mind.

Vacant Property Security Doors

Designed from the ground up, the Clearway Keyless Toreadoor was the first of its kind to be accredited to the LPS1175 standard, receiving UK Police & Insurance approval and incorporates many unique security features which specifically provide continued resistance to high-impact assault and/or repeated attempts at intrusion.

Significantly, Toreadoors also allow easy management of access for authorised personnel, removing concerns for the property owner or manager of lost or missing keys, or being called out simply to provide access as required. A key-operated version is also available.

Vacant Property Security Screens

Clearway’s steel security panels are prefabricated from a single sheet of high-quality, zinc-coated, perforated steel that is folded to create a rigid box shape. They are fitted to the outside of the property completely covering each entire window and frame and, using tamper-proof bolts, screens are secured to an internal steel frame thereby causing little or no damage to the existing window frame.

By contrast, wooden door and window boarding may cost less but is ineffective as it can easily be removed and may even provide fuel for would-be arson attacks.

The steel screens are perforated to allow ventilation and some light through and are painted a neutral stone colour. Where folded steel screens are not suitable, we will use sheets of perforated steel sheet, hand-cut on-site to fit difficult shapes or openings such as church arched or lancet windows.

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Verified Video Alarm

The Clearway inView Verified Video system is a battery powered internal or external alarm system that captures a short section of footage to immediately identify the cause of the activation and sends that, via the mobile network, to a predetermined recipient or monitoring station.

The Verified Video system is most commonly used to provide notification of different activation types, such as human entry or wildlife, especially where false alarms may be prevalent, allowing the monitoring service to determine the appropriate action to be taken and/or the security service or police to be deployed.

A range of options are available including indoor and outdoor PIR cameras with day/night visibility.

Battery life for all devices, including the control panel, is up to 4 years.

Concrete Barrier Blocks

Concrete blocks, temporary steel mesh panel (Heras) fencing and telescopic bollards provide highly effective perimeter security and vehicle access management. Together, they prevent access from fly-tippers or those wishing to illegally occupy land or property.

Quick to install, concrete blocks are also highly effective at preventing unauthorised access to forecourts, car parks, fields and site compounds, and are commonly used to prevent ram-raiders or terrorist attacks on key buildings or public areas and are ideal for:

  • preventing unauthorised access to forecourts, car parks, fields and site compounds
  • preventing access to fly-tippers,  squatters and other illegal occupation
  • protecting buildings against ram-raiders and terrorist attacks
  • protecting pedestrians from traffic

Property Inspections

Regular property inspections provide advanced warning of any vulnerabilities before significant issues arise. A full report will assist the property owner in complying with relevant insurance requirements. We provide this service as part of our void or vacant property security solutions.

Property inspections include:

Exterior checks: Inspecting exterior of property to check on building security integrity, attempted intrusions, build-up of rubbish, land and garden maintenance, and any potential hazards to the public.

Utility checks: Gas, Water and Electric meter readings will be recorded along with photographic evidence on each visit.

Interior checks: Inspecting interior of premises for evidence of intruders and any essential maintenance required to prevent damage to the property i.e. wind & water tight, no leaks or infestation.

A permanent record: A log of every inspection to be maintained.

Temporary CCTV Solutions

Clearway specialises in the delivery, upkeep and monitoring of temporary CCTV and video solutions for empty properties or sites. Many of our clients face a number of remote video access issues in which our solutions are specially designed for. We provide discreet, video-verified alarms to fully independent CCTV vehicles with 6m masts.

Our temporary CCTV solutions can be operated independently of the power services available on-site, with live video streams sent to a remote user or Clearway’s NSI Gold monitoring station. This allows greater flexibility and location independence whilst acting as a deterrent to unlawful entry and vandalism.

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CCTV Towers

CCTV towers are the perfect solution for monitoring of your site or empty property, as well as acting as a highly effective deterrent to anti-social behaviour. All events are recorded, stored remotely and made available to security staff as well as local authorities, providing greater security and peace of mind.

Our CCTV Towers comprise of a central pylon and 6m mast, topped by a high-definition digital camera providing coverage in every direction. Their unique design makes them much more difficult to sabotage, whilst at the same time providing an ideal vantage point for CCTV monitoring.

Our CCTV towers run on solar energy and high capacity batteries, obviating the need for an electricity supply provided on your site. As standard they include infrared and voice challenge facilities, illumination, and timed arm and disarm. CCTV towers provide one of the most robust and effective empty property security options on the market.

Other Void Property Security

Our vacant property security solutions can be used for a number of applications such as securing construction sites and car parks, retail parks and open land.

Construction sites are at high risk and there is always a need to employ security measures to prevent theft. Data suggests that half of all builders have experienced tool theft at some point in their career, primarily because tools are typically left unattended in vans. Criminals have also been known to assault builders directly for their valuable possessions.

Our rapidly deployable site security solutions enable site managers to effectively protect their staff and on-site assets. As spe­cial­ists in tem­po­rary and remote site secu­ri­ty, we know the importance of delivering a project in line with project costs whilst ensuring the safety and protection of the site and personnel.

Used in conjunction with concrete barrier perimeter security to control vehicle access and protect against unwanted access.

See our vacant property security team in action

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Empty Property Security Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need power/electricity at my property if I need an alarm?

As vacant property security specialists, all of our products are battery or solar powered, so no power needed at the property

Do you have national coverage?

Clearway has 3 main depots/offices, covering the South/Midlands/North including Scotland.

How can I contact you? What is the process?

Our Operations team is available from 8am – 6pm, 5 days a week and we provide an out-of-hours emergency call service. Once you have registered your interest, a regional manager will contact you to discuss your requirements and arrange an on-site visit (if possible), in order to establish the right solution for you.

Can you supply SIA licensed security guards?

We supply SIA Manned Guarding and Security Guard Services, such as static security guards and mobile security guards. We also offer SIA security guards with K9 services.

Contact our empty property security specialists today

To learn more about our void property security services contact Clearway on 01322 479652 or email us at

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