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 Keyholding (ARK)
  • Gates (BGB)
  • Bollards (BGB)
  • Road Blockers (BGB)
  • Ansul R-102 (Cannon)
  • Extinguisher (Cannon)
  • Sprinklers (CFS)
  • Out of Hours Call Handling (VRC)
  • CCTV Monitoring (VRC)

What can ARK do for the financial customer?

ARK’s alarm response and keyholding 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 (Tracked Sliding, Swing, Bi-fold & Cantilever) depending on your requirement.

Additionally, BGB can help control traffic and prevent vehicles from entering an area. For example, using 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 Room Integrity Testing & Gas Suppression Systems that will be able to suppress a fire outside of a kitchen. 

Cannon Fire Protection

With over 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 mostly used to answer out-of-hours calls.

CCTV 24/7 365 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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Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the new BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) scheme certificate for kitchen fire suppression systems.

The new scheme (SP206) was originally set up in 2018 by BAFE as a means of verifying the competency of companies who install and maintain commercial kitchen fire suppression systems.

The scheme took almost two years to develop with the support of insurers, equipment manufacturers and trade associations from the fire and catering industries.

Fire industry/insurance data reveals food and drink related fires are statistically the third most likely cause of large fires, also accounting for nearly 10% of all large loss fires. Fires involving restaurants and cafes represent some 42% of all fires within the food and drink sector put together.

BAFE’s new scheme has been developed to provide end users of kitchen equipment with the confidence and peace of mind that their kitchen fire suppression systems have been installed and/or maintained by a provider who has been independently assessed for their competency. The certification scheme covers the design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance of kitchen fire suppression or protection systems.

The BAFE Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (SP206) observes best practice including LPS 1223 (fixed fire extinguishing systems for catering equipment) and the UL 300 (Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment) Approval Standards.

BSI, who carried out the surveillance audit on behalf of BAFE, went through all our processes for installation and maintenance from quotation to final commissioning and all stages in between. They also did a full audit of our quality management system.

Nicola Roberts, Operations Director commented:

“Achieving this accreditation continues to demonstrate that as a business we are committed to third party accredited schemes providing a focus on delivering the best possible service to our customers through quality products and procedures.”

We are now one of seven companies in the UK who have been awarded this certification.

Find out more about Cannon Fire’s certified kitchen fire suppression systems here or call us on 01623 860685.

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