Why is canine security a better form of security?

Dog security is much more effective in certain situations because dogs can be trained to be more obedient and to follow strict orders. This means they will react in a specific way only and won’t be required to make decisions, just to follow orders. Dogs also have a much heightened sense of smell, compared to humans, which is a great advantage in many situations and dogs also act as a great visual deterrent.

Are your dogs trained?

Yes, our dogs and their handlers follow the guidance and recommendations contained within the Code of Practice BS 8517 for the use of security dogs. All our professional dog handlers are screened to guarantee they are SIA (Security Industry Authority) licensed, and they are also registered with NASDU (National Association of Security Dog Users). Being NASDU-registered guarantees the dog has passed a comprehensive and professional training programme and is classed as ‘safe’ for deployment in a range of situations. It also means the dog handlers are trained and are classified as ‘competent’ in handling their dog. Regular training continues at all times to ensure the dogs and their handlers remain responsive and reliable in a range of live situations.

What canine security services do you offer?

Why is SIA licensing important?

SIA-licensing is essential for any security job.

It is a standard requirement which ensures security employees are properly trained and qualified to carry out their jobs, and any security professional who does not hold an SIA licence risks a fine or imprisonment.

Can you provide temporary canine security solutions?

Yes, we can supply fast and reactive canine security solutions for any situation you face. We understand that security requirements can appear out of the blue and can be solved quickly, such as a vacant property which becomes occupied, or an unauthorised encampment of your premises which is dealt with. Dog security is an ideal solution in these circumstances, but we know that once the issue has been resolved, your security needs may change, so we are completely adaptable and able to supply dog security solutions on a short term, long term or temporary basis.

Are your canine security solutions flexible?

We are completely client-driven in the services we offer and we know that demands change regularly, so one week you might need additional security for a one-off event and the following week you might reduce your needs to routine patrols. You might also undertake some construction or encounter a problem with a site eviction. These require specialist dog security solutions which we can provide, but once that problem is resolved, your dog security needs will change, so we can be flexible to adapt our services to your needs from week-to-week and even from day-to-day.

Is dog security a good deterrent?

In certain situations yes, dog security is a very good deterrent, but it is important that you react quickly to a situation and don’t think of dog security as a last resort, or employ it when the horse has already bolted. Our professional dog security team can carry out a risk assessment of your site to identify what security problems you may encounter. Dog security will then act as a visible deterrent to the threat of burglary, vandalism or encampment, or to someone looking to smuggle drugs or other materials into an event. Dog security can be very effective just with its presence, and without having to physically do anything.

Will dog security look too aggressive to our customers?

No, we can adapt our dog security team to any situation. They will always be dressed professionally, but their presence can be downplayed so that the dog handling team are passive and restrained and can blend into the background without being ‘on the frontline’. The dogs will only become aggressive in situations where they are trained to be and where it is necessary. In our experience, where a client has deployed our services, it is in a situation where dog security is deemed necessary, and therefore a customer would not be surprised to see our team of dogs and handlers.

Is it possible that dog security will attack our staff?

Absolutely not. Our dogs undertake years of strict training and only progress through each stage based on stringent character tests and behaviour tests. After that they are trained to respond only in certain situations, so your staff should feel perfectly safe. Furthermore, our dogs remain with their handlers at all times while on site and will never be allowed to roam free.

What insurance can you provide?

We are comprehensively insured and can provide employer and public liability insurance in all circumstances. We also carry out a full risk assessment of each site before we commence work and our dog handlers carry GPS trackers so we always know where they are located on any particular site.

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Trained and qualified K9 Security Dogs and Dog Handlers.

As part of our commitment to exceptional quality and animal welfare, React K9 is a member of NASDU, the National Association of Security Dog Users.

All our dog handlers are SIA (Security Industry Authority) licensed and certificated by NASDU or an equivalent. Using certificated handlers is critical to our promise of quality as it guarantees the dog has passed a comprehensive and professional training programme and is classed as ‘safe’ for deployment. It also means the dog handlers are trained and are classified as ‘competent’ in handling their dog. Certification also places strong importance on the welfare of the dog – a core part of our company ethos.

All security dogs undergo regular training including ‘scenario’ training, guaranteeing a dog will respond reliably and consistently to a live threat.

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