Security matters for the festive season

Published: Wednesday | December 18, 2013 Comments 0
To complement the foot and bicycle patrols, Guardsman also utilises motorcycle patrol guards like Kenneth Osbourne, who keeps his trained eye on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies. - Gladstone Taylor/Photographer
To complement the foot and bicycle patrols, Guardsman also utilises motorcycle patrol guards like Kenneth Osbourne, who keeps his trained eye on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies. - Gladstone Taylor/Photographer

Keisha Hill, Gleaner Writer

With crime continuing to spiral out of control, added security has become a vital part of organised businesses to protect life and property. And with incidents of robbery more prevalent during the busy Christmas season, qualified security personnel is the key to success in any organisation. Guardsman Group Limited is going all out to ensure its clients' safety.

Now more than 7,000 employees strong, the journey began with founder Kenneth Benjamin's passion for training canines. For years, he nurtured the strength and intelligence of these animals, utilising them to protect his family and property. But he recognised that his motivation for safety was in fact a far-reaching need.

Thirty years later, Guardsman now provides these solutions across the island and region. What began with one man, four guard dogs and a passion for excellence is now the region's most trusted provider of a full range of 24-hour security services.

Aim

From their armed and unarmed security guards and canines to the personal protection offered by Guardsman Elite, their aim is to continually set and raise the bar for private security. They are now Jamaica's largest and most powerful security guards, protecting homes, businesses, factories, airports, embassies and hospitals.

Guardsman Limited provides services for all aspects of its operations, including data security systems and armed bodyguards to GPS tracking and air courier solutions.

The security officers at Guardsman Limited fall into three categories: the Unarmed Division of guards who perform general security duties; the Canine Division of dog handlers, and the Armed Section.

Prospective applicants

Prospective applicants are carefully screened and evaluated before joining the team. They must have a sound academic background, clean police record, take a proficiency test and, if successful, they are then placed in the Unarmed Division where they undergo an intensive orientation training course.

If you need these services during the Yuletide season contact: 2-6 Emmaville Crescent, Kingston CSO, Jamaica W.I.

Tel: (876) 928-2246, (876) 928-5285, (876) 928-2641

Fax: (876) 928-5936

Email: info.guardsman@guardsmangroup.com.

keisha.hill@gleanerjm.com

 




Guardsman Armoured

This Jamaican franchise of Brink's Incorporated does much more than just transport money, as through adept cash logistics services, they monitor it, manage it, and keep it safe. They are also respected for their superior cash logistics and repatriation solutions. Clients include: banks, restaurants and government institutions. They also service more than 80 per cent of the island's ATMs.

Guardsman Alarms

Guardsman Alarms' 24-hour monitoring and response services for businesses, homes, and on the road ensures protection anywhere, anytime. In addition to designing, installing and maintaining monitoring and alarm systems, they also provide vehicle tracking and fleet management services.

Through Clearchannel Communications Limited they utilise a leading-edge, island-wide radio communications system, significantly enhancing their speed and effectiveness.

Marksman

Marksman Limited provides security for hundreds of homes, hospitals, schools and businesses islandwide.They offer everything from investigative services and security consultation to armed and unarmed security guards, canines and handlers. They also offer services to the Ministry of Tourism to provide officers who serve in the Tourism Courtesy Corps.

Products and Services

Armed and unarmed guards

Canine training and handling

Security consultation

24-hour mobile patrols

Personal protection

Detective services

CCTV agents

Late bag delivery

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