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Every now and again we get a product that just ticks all of the boxes. Today we unveil a such a product. It is our exclusive Magnum Safety Strider Boots. This brand new addition to our existing Strider Boot offers all of the same features, but with added composite toe and composite plate, for your protection.
What Makes Our Magnum Safety Strider Boots Different?
Want to come and check out our latest security clothing first hand? Well today is a great day to do just that! We’re currently at the Association of University Chief Security Officers. AUCSO is the leading association for security professionals who work in universities, colleges and further forms of higher education. If you haven’t already done so, come over and meet us here at Aston University today to have a chat about your uniforms and check out our latest samples of security clothing!
On a recent trip to St. Andrews for an exhibition to show off our latest security clothing, Keltic’s very own Ian Lines scored a hole in one!
We were at St. Andrews University demonstrating our recent security clothes innovations, and Ian and David took the time out to practice their golf skills in the evening.
So after a hard day’s work, Ian was rewarded with a couple of beers and a hole in one – not a bad day’s work all round then!
Check back next week for further Keltic antics!
Throughout the two days at Parkex, on our security clothing stand we ran competitions for both the golden ticket and champagne draw. We are happy announce the winners of these with some great photos!
The Golden Ticket was won on the second day by Mr Gary McArdle, Regional Manager at Britannia Parking. He was delighted to find the golden ticket hidden in his pink cupcake and was awarded with the great prize of a Kindle.
The Champagne draw revealed Emma Powell to be our winner, Parking Manager at Colchester Council leading authority for North Essex Parking Partnership. A Magnum bottle of champagne is on its way to her!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to our stand over the two days and the great feedback we have received on our new parking and security clothes!
For further information on security clothing and equipment, speak with Vicki Whitbrook on 01922 616999.
With less than a week to go we couldn’t wait to shout about our brand new product we will be showcasing at Parkex. Our new security clothing garments are set to provide security and parking staff alike with fantastic quality and comfort during their working day.
Our ParkVest is based on the Police-issue Tactical Vest, but includes a number of specific pockets and add-ons for the special equipment staff carry. Our security clothes allow the weight to be spread evenly across the upper body for better comfort.
This also helps to prevent back pain, foot pain, and increase morale and deployment by decreasing sickness and absence. This is win-win for both staff and managers alike. The ParkVest even has specific pockets for a printer that allows a ticket to be issued without removing the printer from the pocket, PCN pockets, and the option to add a Klichfast docks for radios/bodycams.
Our Parkvest is a great update to traditional clothing security and parking staff traditionally wear and offers a great alterative to classic styles.
For further information on our security clothing and equipment call Vicki on 01922 616 999 or even better, visit us at Parkex stand D42 opposite the Parkex Cafe – we’d love to see you there!
The countdown to Christmas has now begun, with only a week to go I’m sure all staff working outside are feeling the chill. Find your ideal security clothes this winter starting with our Patrol Anorak.
A key part to any security guards uniform in the winter is a warm, insulated jacket: Our Patrol anorak is ideal. This comes available as a 3-in-1 garment which includes the zip out patrol fleece, 8 times more waterproof than the highest level of waterproofness and many more times more breathable than the highest breathability at EN343.
This winter clothing for security comes complete with all the features for security staff including epaulettes, mesh lining, two radio chest pocket, radio loops and much more. Ideal for the winter it also includes a higher shaped collar for maximum warmth and weather protection.
Warm and insulated garments are always ideal for dealing with uncertain temperatures. We will continue to blog on further security clothing and equipment to ensure you get the ideal security clothing this winter.
Now the sun is shining, the time has come to start looking into your summer uniforms for your security staff. Find the ideal summer security clothes starting with our Patrol Mac.
An important part of a security guard’s uniform is an ultra-light Jacket. Our Patrol Mac is perfect for these hot summer days due to its light weight properties and breathability. Our Patrol Mac also exceeds the highest level of waterproofness at EN343 (Class 3) by more than four times, which is ideal for rainy days but fingers crossed the rain stays at bay!
This summer clothing for security comes complete with all the features for security staff including epaulettes, radio loops, breast and lower pockets and lightweight and breathable glass head reflective tape – ideal for summer use. This is supplied in a stuff sack which fits neatly onto a utility belt pouch.
Dry and cool garments are always ideal for dealing with uncertain temperatures. We will blog on further security clothing and equipment next week; the next step to getting your ideal security summer clothing.
The world of security clothing may be a million miles from the catwalk, but like every type of work wear it has changed and developed over the years, influenced by a number of factors. This blog post takes a look at what those factors are, where we are now, and what we can expect in the future.
Whereas high street fashion takes its cue from celebrity culture and the catwalks of Paris and Milan, security clothes have previously taken their cue from closer to home – the good old English bobby on the beat. In the hit ITV show Heartbeat, actor Nick Berry modelled the archetypal ’60s police uniform, complete with tunic and traditional helmet.
Uniforms vary from force to force, but generally in the late ’70s and ’80s there was a move away from tunics and helmets towards nato jumpers and uniform caps – and again with the security industry followed suit (pardon the pun!).
During the nineties and noughties there has been a move towards fleeces with epaulettes and radio loops. Interestingly, however, security clothing is only just picking up on this development, and the majority of security guards are still wearing jumpers – or suits.
And that’s the other trend – with the retail world developing so much since the days of Heartbeat, the role of security guards and police has diverged further, and now a security guard in a security suit is common in retail, company offices and government buildings.
However, the more casual police-type look of fleece/jumper with police style polywool trousers, smart trousers with combat pockets to store notebooks and similar equipment still prevails as the most popular security clothing. And the tried and trusted security shirt has remained pretty much unchanged over all this time!
Today, the key point of differentiation for the security guard from the police and other personnel is the outer jacket – in the British weather, for security guards that work outside, or do a mix of inside and outside work, this is the face of their company to the public. There is a trend away from the bog-standard yellow hi vis jackets toward different colours of jackets such as blues, maroons, blacks, many of which fit better with company or client colours, and provide differentiation in a crowded marketplace.
Finally, having gone from head to toe, you have the good old police boots. For many years Magnum boots has been the favoured brand. This is still the case, but the trusty Magnum Classic and Magnum Patrol are making way for new alternatives such as the Magnum stealth and Magnum Strider.
We’ll be regularly blogging about the changing face of security clothing so check back for more updates, or sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with new developments.