Public sector premises present unique security challenges, and the safeguarding and protection of staff, visitors, service users and assets is vital. Security needs for local authorities and other social housing providers can also be complex and varied, with the need to protect and safeguard units and empty accommodations from multiple potential risks.
From hospital sites and educational establishments, where prevention of criminal activity is crucial to operations, to public sector workspaces managing sensitive user data, many premises have large sites, complex user needs and high visitor turnaround.
Approximately 55% of the country’s social housing stock is owned by local authorities, however we recognise that these properties are often managed on a day-to-day basis by management organisations.
With many more social homes needed to end the housing emergency, it’s imperative that when a social housing property does become vacant, action is taken quickly to pre-empt and prevent security risks, preserve the safety of neighbouring tenants and reduce potential time and cost risks associated with evicting squatters and repairing damage or replacing items.
Social housing providers can reduce repair and maintenance costs, improve tenant satisfaction, minimise the disruption and expense of dealing with break-ins and deter unwanted behaviour with flexible security and safety risk mitigation solutions.
We are experts in providing robust, efficient and diligent security services to all public sector buildings and social housing properties.
CCTV is a popular choice for school sites, public sector offices and healthcare facilities. It protects vulnerable perimeters from intruders, and provides a deterrent in remote locations.
Clearway install, monitor and maintain CCTV tailored to your needs – such as wireless detection services away from main buildings, or fixed CCTV towers to provide oversight of car parks. Read more about our CCTV monitoring here.
Controlling access to public sector sites can be challenging where multiple users and visitors attend each day.
Professional security services can control the flow of traffic, authorise permitted visitors, and act as a visible preventative measure to signal that your site is protected. Read more about our business access control systems here.
Where sensitive data or valuable assets provide an attractive proposition for criminals, having a robust alarm response protocol in place is vital to premises security.
Along with commercial CCTV monitoring, physical security guarding and a Gold Standard rated alarm response system, Clearway offers a year-round, 24/7 keyholding service.
This ensures that any alarm activations, whether due to unlawful entry, fire, flooding or false call-outs are dealt with quickly, without any risk to your workforce. Read more about our keyholding services here.
Manned patrols are available in any format that suits the risk assessment of your premises. This can include:
The visible presence of professional security guards is an effective deterrent and ensures that your site users are assured of their safety when attending your facility.
Read more about our manned guarding services here.
As an independent, full-service security firm, Clearway offers a complete range of security solutions for every public sector facility. Related services include:
Ideal for buildings that are out of use, whether a complete vacant site or a single empty property.
Vacant property security includes options such as alarm systems, steel security doors, and regular site inspections.
Bespoke site monitoring is essential for public sector facilities with vulnerable service users and adapts our response systems specifically to your needs.
Isolated workers face a higher risk, and so protecting those members of the workforce is essential. This applies to multiple public sector clients, including roles such as outreach workers.
Clearway offers lone worker devices with instant alarm activations and professional security responders to ensure lone workers have immediate access to help if the need arises.
Clearway provides a full range of environmental services, primarily in relation to vacant property, including clearance, cleaning, control of pests and invasive plants, fly-tipping removal, hazardous waste disposal and extreme or crime-scene cleaning.
Clearway works with multiple public sector sites, including hospitals and educational establishments, and applies our 20 years of experience to deliver outstanding security for every facility.
With a complete range of public sector security options, and the capacity to adapt and respond to changing demand, we provide complete oversight of your safety strategy, adapted perfectly to your site.