Ad Hoc Property Management introduces all-new operation focused on security provision

Ad Hoc Property Management, one of Europe’s leading providers of Property Guardians, has launched a new business division – Ad Hoc Security UK Limited – to sit alongside its core offer and strengthen its dedicated security service for property owners.

The company, which already lends help to vacant property owners through commercial and residential Property Guardianship, will focus the new arm of the business solely on security and technology, using a combination of security officers, its Cyclops-powered Smart Camera Tower System and Smart Alarm System at the forefront of its property protection solutions.

The new area of business will operate out of Ad Hoc’s Midlands office in Birmingham, but will have a national mandate with Darren Tubb, former area manager for the Midlands, heading up the division. Having worked with Ad Hoc since 2010 and built up an extensive knowledge of (and experience within) the property management and security industries, Tubb’s appointment to the role of UK general manager of the security arm of the business has been very well received.

Building on the core business

“Building on our core business while offering clients a niche expertise in real estate protection and security services is an exciting development for Ad Hoc,” said Tubb. “The range of products that Ad Hoc offers are some of the best in the industry and will allow property owners to protect and monitor their properties 24/7.”

While security officers are a great immediate option for property protection, the technology side of the security solutions works a bit differently. The Cyclops-powered Smart Alarm and Smart Camera Tower System both work around the clock, ensuring that properties are safe from trespassers and vandals.

The former has the ability to detect motion, heat, threshold breaches and smoke, while the camera tower, sitting at six metres tall, offers a 360-degree camera which can be programmed to move zones at set intervals. The camera also provides a 36x optical zoom which magnifies distances of up to 150 yards and has a 12x digital zoom which digitally enhances the optical image.

State-of-the-art technology

“Our security solutions have been deployed by a number of clients around the UK who have found success in protecting their properties,” explained Simon Finneran, managing director of Ad Hoc Property Management. “The Smart Camera Tower in particular uses a state-of-the-art technology – the same technology as used by US defence centre The Pentagon, in fact – giving property owners the peace of mind they need when leaving property or land unattended. Ad Hoc is the first business in its industry to have launched a Charter to underpin and safeguard excellent working relationships with its Property Guardians. Now, with the addition of bespoke security services, Ad Hoc is the first to develop business that offers specifically tailored security solutions. That’s why I believe we remain the go-to organisation for nearly all vacant property protection services.”

Predominately known for Property Guardianship, Ad Hoc Property Management has been operating for over 25 years in Europe and the UK. The Property Occupation Model, where Property Guardians move into a range of vacant commercial and residential buildings, has been hugely successful as a deterrent to vandalism, fly-tipping and squatting, and has been widely adopted across the commercial and public sectors.

Some buildings, or parts of them however, are simply not suitable as living accommodation, which is where Ad Hoc’s new security business will work in conjunction with Property Guardianship solutions to provide clients with robust protection arrangements.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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