Prime Secure: supporting local charities in areas where they make premises safer
Security specialist Prime Secure, which provides a range of services for the construction, corporate and void property sectors, not only helps protect people, equipment and buildings but also raises money for charity at the same time.
Prime Secure, a Secured by Design member company, supplies a comprehensive range of CCTV and guarding services to address front of house security and access management along with more conventional security deployments for building and infrastructure developments around the UK.
As well as mitigating potential threats to security and assisting with health and safety of workers, the Glasgow-based company has been running a fund-raising scheme called The Fiver Initiative, which gives customers using its pioneering CCTV systems the option to donate an additional £5 a week to charities during hire periods in the areas where their equipment is being used.
So far, a total of £28,840 has been raised for a wide range of worthy causes from soup kitchens through to supporting local sports teams.
Robert Dempster, of Prime Secure, said: “It’s our way of giving back to the communities where we are working. The aim is to help those in need and give them the support they deserve. It’s all about helping every community we touch as a business.”
Prime Secure’s V-POD mobile CCTV unit, which protects void properties, has been accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative, for achieving SBD’s Police Preferred Specification for its capabilities to deter and reduce crime.
The V-PODs cameras and audio technology are contained in a bright orange box which stands just over five feet high on four supporting legs. Easy to install, this hi-tech automated protection system can be deployed rapidly. Its full colour cameras capture clear and vibrant images – providing more extensive coverage than rival systems. It is battery powered and only records once triggered – when it provides visual and audio alerts to deter intruders.
The organisations benefitting from The Fiver Initiative include (with respective photos below each charity):
Simon Community Scotland
Helps support adults and young people who are homeless and sleeping rough by providing them with emergency shelter as well as homes in the community.
Provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment.
Hub West Scotland: winter warmer appeal
Third annual appeal for winter clothing for children living in poverty in Glasgow after research found that one in four children in Scotland’s largest city won’t have appropriate clothing to keep them warm.
Social Bite: Festival of Kindness
The Festival of Kindness is Social Bite’s mission to provide accommodation, support and 250,000 food and essentials packs to homeless people over winter. This will bring our distribution of emergency food packs and essential items to over one million since the pandemic began.
Erskine Hospital, Renfrewshire
Provides unrivalled support to veterans in Scotland, through four care homes and a veterans village, comprising of 44 cottages, an activity centre, five assisted living apartments and 24 single living apartments (under construction).
Movember: Mental Health UK
Prime Secure head office staff competed as departments to walk the most miles in a lunchtime over the course of a week. Prime Secure donated £5 for every km covered, raising £435.
For further information visit: https://www.fiverinitiative.co.uk
Prime Secure has a long history and helped spearhead an industry-wide shift from traditional manned guarding to cheaper, technology-led systems, and has been innovating for more than 25 years. Their latest initiative, in keeping with the Fiver Initiative’s focus on helping communities, is their Street Patrol service.
Prime Secure carried out more than six months of street patrols to provide a point of contact and visible deterrence to keep the streets safe during the latest phase of Edinburgh Council’s continuing Pennywell homes project, which is creating high quality social housing on nine brownfield sites across the city.
Prime Secure’s uniformed Security Officers were equipped with body cameras and personal protective equipment and worked closely with residents and in partnership with the police. As construction work progressed to complete a phase of the development between August 2020 and January 2021, the number of incidents of anti-social behaviour fell almost 90%, from 19 per month to just two, clearly demonstrating the effectiveness of street patrols in engaging with the local community and helping to foster a safer community for all.
The Council’s development partner, Urban Union, has so far delivered 187 private homes and 183 affordable homes out of a total of more than 700 homes in one of Scotland’s largest housing-led regeneration projects, which is due for completion in December 2023.
For more information on the Street Patrol’s success in Pennywell, download the case study here:
Contact: Prime Secure
Tel: 0345 88 88 333