Financial

(adjective) The financial sector is a category of the economy made up of firms that provide financial services to commercial and retail customers. e.g. Banks, investment funds, insurance companies and real estate.

Financial Sector

At APG we strongly believe in safeguarding clients in all sectors and markets but especially the financial sector, we appreciate in this line of work it is not just money – it is your client’s money.

We feel strongly about protecting both of these assets. Whether you are an accountant office, a national bank, insurance firm, real estate or finance advisor. We are able to help protect your staff, office and assets.

Group Services

  • Open and lock (ARK)
  • Alarm response and key holding (ARK)
  • Gates (BGB)
  • Rising Bollards (BGB)
  • Road blockers (BGB)
  • Ansul R102 (Cannon)
  • Sprinklers (Cannon)
  • Extinguisher (Cannon)
  • Call-handling (VRC)
  • iLocate (VRC)

What can ARK do for the financial customer?

ARK’s alarm response and key holding services respectively are extremely useful in this financial context, as we could be instructed to be there within 20 mins of the alarm sounding which is significantly faster than the average police response time in parts of the UK.

ARK’s ‘open and lock’ service could also be a valuable service especially at night, as well as locking up, our officers can switch off lights, shut down computers/machinery and set alarms. We can give our officers a complete checklist of all your needs to fulfil any requirements you may have. The Open and Lock service can also have added value such as escorting staff to their vehicles or work destination during dark hours or simply assisting vulnerable staff members who have to shut down the premises at night.

ARK Alarm Response & Keyholding

Alarm Response & Keyholding specialise in providing professional keyholding and alarm response services across the UK to secure your home or business and ensure the safety of your family and staff.

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What can BGB do for the financial customer?

BGB can install a variety of perimeter solutions including gates (Sliding, Swing, Bifold & Cantilever) depending on your requirement.

Additionally, BGB can help control traffic and prevent vehicles from entering an area. For example, using Rising Bollards could be used to close a car park after hours.

Finally, BGB Speed lanes/Turnstiles could be set up indoors in a number of different ways, such as using a speed lane to access employee break room. This system could be set to allow employees access when they present ID access card.

The Turnstiles could be used on the main door with/without RFID access.   

BGB Boundary Gate and Barrier

Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts are experts in all forms of Perimeter Security. With national installation and service capabilities, Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts provides our customers with a one-stop gate and barrier solution.

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What can Cannon do for the financial customer?

Cannon can provide Ansul systems to be used in kitchens. The Ansul R-102 Restaurant Fire Suppression System is an automatic, pre-engineered, fire suppression system designed to protect areas associated with ventilating equipment including hoods, ducts, plenums, and filters.

Additionally, we can also provide alarms & sprinkler systems that will be able to suppress a fire outside of a kitchen. 

Cannon Fire Protection

With almost 30 years experience, Cannon Fire Protection has developed an excellent reputation within the fire protection industry throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. 

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What can VRC do for the financial customer?

VRC offers a call-handling service, which ensures your customers always get through. This service is most used to answer out-of-hours calls.

The iLocate service is also popular with these types of businesses. The benefit is being able to remotely track important assets whether it was company vehicles or equipment, so in the event of a robbery and the asset was to go missing its location can be identified remotely with the push of a button, then steps can be taken to ensure the property is recovered.

24/7 365 Live Monitoring is another popular service that can be set up to cover the whole business or just specific areas that are higher risk.

VRC Video Receiving Centre

For over 10 years we have been offering bespoke monitoring solutions to protect people, property and peace of mind across the UK and Ireland. From our state of the art, Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) in Yate, our highly experienced team work night and day to ensure your people and property are protected.

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Stay Safe at Christmas 

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, however, it’s also a potentially dangerous time of year so we have prepared some safety tips for your home and office.

Memory Cafe (Ollerton) Donation

We visited the Memory Cafe in Ollerton to give our donation of £531.66. We asked, What will the donation go towards? & What are your plans for next year?

VRC Building Acquired

The existing building is now fully owned by VRC & APG. On Tuesday 27th November, VRC purchased the building from the landlord at a Maggs and Allen Auction.