Residential Security in London

Residential Security in London is more important now than ever before. With police cutbacks and the slow recovery from the recession, thieves are taking advantage. With less chance of them being caught, and less chance of them going to prison with the prisons being full. The risk vs reward has made burglary a more attractive option for organised criminal gangs who are targeting more affluent residential areas in London with the hope of an easy pay day.

Burglary is the fastest growing crime nationwide, with criminals getting evermore sophisticated and violent in order to take your personal possessions for their own financial gain and greed. The festive season being the peak period where homes are targeted. A combination of the long dark nights and homes being fully stocked with Christmas gifts, gives burglars the perfect opportunity to profit.

London is home to the most expensive properties in the UK, and the most expensive residential street. These affluent areas are like magnets to criminals who will travel great distances, even from Europe, to target homes and vehicles. Vehicles are often stolen to order then exported.

Recently published figures shows Belgravia and Knightsbridge in Westminster as home to 5 of the top 10 most expensive streets, the others being close by in Kensington & Chelsea:

Grosvenor Crescent is the most expensive residential street in England and Wales, says latest research from Lloyds Bank.
To acquire a typical Grade II listed house on Grosvenor Crescent will cost an average of £16,918,000.
Five of the ten most expensive streets are in the prime residential areas of Belgravia and Knightsbridge in the City of Westminster.
They include Eaton Square with an average property value of £15,520,000 and Chester Square — £8,282,000 — both are in Belgravia.
Not far behind are Trevor Street, £10,150,000, and Montpelier Street, £8,483,000, in the Knightsbridge area.
The remaining four streets are in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; they include Cadogan Square, £8,592,000, Elgin Crescent, £7,683,000, Egerton Crescent — the most expensive street for the past two years, £7,100,000, and Hillsleigh Road, £7,091,000.

It’s no surprise then with these facts and figures in mind, that Westminster Security has seen a sharp increase in enquiries and customers for our mobile security patrols and residential security in London.

CCTV and an alarm, just isn’t enough these days. Nothing beats physical presence.

We provide former Police and Ex-Military security guards to protect properties 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. This could be through our static guard service, were a team of residential security guards are permanently stationed at your house; opening the door, screening mail and visitors, answering the phone, monitoring CCTV and conducting hi-visibility patrols.

Or through our mobile security patrol service, were a dedicated team visits your property and grounds at random times throughout the day and night, to conduct security patrols and checks. This service also includes alarm response and key holding. The mobile security patrol unit occasionally utilises guard dogs to assist in search of, and deterring opportunist and organised criminals.

Westminster Security pride ourselves in providing a premier security service to our customers. We have built an exemplary reputation for providing an unparalleled service, both in quality and efficiency. We can provide our residential security in London on a full-time, or part time basis. Ideal if you’re going away on business or holiday, giving you that peace of mind.

Westminster Security offer a free initial no obligation residential security review of your property. To find out more about our residential security in London, please contact us by filling in our enquiry form, or call us on 0208 123 3323, one of our security advisers will gladly assist you.

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Originally published at on December 15, 2014.