Night Security

If you own a residential or commercial property of any kind, you will require some form of night security.

The nature of your security will depend on the location, contents, and property characteristics but the most comprehensive night security systems usually feature a combination of manned guarding, CCTV, and an extensive alarm system.

At Prime Secure we provide overnight security to the following property types on a regular basis, among many more:
  • Hotels
  • Construction Sites
  • Office Buildings
  • High end residential developments
  • Warehouses
  • Airports

Manned Security

By far the most effective measure that you can take to keep your business premises secure at night is to have a manned guarding presence in place.

A night security officer is responsible for monitoring a premises overnight whilst no staff or members of the public are on site.

The sight of a night security officer on your site will act as a major visual deterrent to thieves, vandals, and other burglars, and you will likely see a major drop in the number of reported incidents with guards posted on site.

At Prime Secure, each night security officer we provide is SIA accredited, supported via our industry leading service team, and highly trained in all aspects of site security.

All our officers will be deployed to your site fully uniformed, and are trained to utilise the latest security technology, such as CCTV and alarm systems.

Night Security Officer Responsibilities

A Prime Secure night security officer can perform the following responsibilities to the highest levels of professionalism to ensure the safety and security of your property.
  • CCTV Monitoring
  • Mobile Patrols
  • Alarm Response
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Canine Patrols
  • Dealing with intruders
  • Alerting the emergency services if necessary
  • Unlocking entry points at the start of the working day and securing the site at end of play.

Our night security officer services are highly flexible, available for any out of hours night shifts during the week and at weekends.

CCTV is a great way to monitor your site, remotely, and to deter criminals from targeting your site at night.

Benefits of CCTV

Access Control

If you own a hotel residential development located in a high population area, tracking who comes in and out can be a challenge, even for an experienced security officer.

CCTV makes this a lot easier as the movement of guests and visitors in communal areas can be tracked remotely from your CCTV monitoring centre.

Detering Criminals

Most criminals are opportunists who choose the properties to target based on the lowest chance of being detected or identified in the act.
This means that a visible CCTV system on your property will cause the vast majority of potential intruders to move on to an easier target where there is less chance of being caught.

Identifying intruders

If you are the target of a crime at night, a CCTV system will improve the effectiveness of the emergency response significantly.
Should an intruder be seen by a security guard on the CCTV monitoring system, they will be able to direct boots on the ground to the location in seconds, meaning there is a much greater chance of catching them in the act than would otherwise be the case.

If an intruder does manage to escape CCTV can be crucial in their identification and conviction, aiding the police and proving the crucial evidence in a court case.

All Prime Secure’s CCTV systems are equipped with motion detection and low light technology, meaning that identification will be possible even in the dead of night in many cases.

Keyholding and Alarm Response
If an incident occurs at night, or at any other time when your site is unoccupied, having an effective fast response available is essential to protecting your property.

If your budget does not allow for a manned guarding presence overnight on your premises, using our keyholding services is a great way to ensure that professional security officers will still be able to respond effectively to emergency incidents.

A key holder will respond to alarm activation at night, attending your site to deal with any ongoing incidents, reset the alarm system, and ensuring that all entry points are secure before leaving again.

Some people entrust this job to a responsible member of staff but given that the key holder may have to attend potentially dangerous situations it is much better to leave this to a professional night security firm such as Prime Secure.

By using our industry leading keyholding and alarm response service you can be confident that should a security breach occur, it will be dealt with in the most appropriate manner by a team of night security experts.

Contact Prime Secure

If you are looking for industry leading night security services on a commercial property or vibrant residential site, contact Prime Secure today.

As a SIA holder, we are committed to providing the highest standard security services, on a permanent or temporary basis, so whatever your needs we have the knowledge and previous experience needed to assist you.

To talk to our expert service team today contact us by phone on 0345 88 88 333 or via email at

Work For Prime Secure

Prime Secure are one of the UK’s top security employers and are frequently recruiting talented individuals to add to the team.

As a UK wide company, we provide security guards from Glasgow to East London so no matter where you are conducting your job search, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Prime Secure operate the Fiver Initiative, our charity arm which sees us ring fence profits and encourage our CCTV clients to join us in donating to local charities and community organisations in the areas we work in.


Prime Secure operate the Fiver Initiative, our charity arm which sees us ring fence profits and encourage our CCTV clients to join us in donating to local charities and community organisations in the areas we work in.