The city of St. Albans is approximately 20 miles to the north-west of London, with Hatfield and Hemel Hempstead sitting in close proximity to the east and west respectively. It was the first major city on the old Roman Road heading north from London and is now a ‘dormitory town’ in the London commuter belt. St. Albans has its own industries too, many of which operate in the city’s three small industrial estates – Acrewood Way, Lyon Way, and Alban Park. Successful industries, however, are often reliant on excellent security services to protect property and materials. Here at Cannon Guards Security, we offer an array of security solutions to meet those needs effectively.
St. Albans’ industrial growth
In Victorian times, St. Albans was known for being a market town and was the first coach stop en route to the north from London, hence its plethora of old inns. During this time, the city’s growth was slow, expanding at a rate of just 8-9% per decade for the first six decades of the 19th century. The final decade of the 1800s, however, saw a remarkable 37% increase in the city’s population size.
After the turmoil of the first world war, St. Alban’s, like many of its neighbouring towns and cities, emerged as a place for the high technology industry, most notably aerospace. St. Albans itself became the centre for Marconi PLC, which would become the telecommunications arm of the General Electric Company and take the position as the city’s biggest employer right up until the 1990s.
In line with centralised government plans, St. Albans expanded rapidly after The Second World War, and new housing estates emerged in various locations. Towards the end of the 20th-century, business parks began to spring up in suburban locations taking much of the city’s consumer activity away from the centre.
Why choose Cannon Guards?
If you run a business in Watford, then it’s likely you rely on some form of security service. It could be in the shape of alarm systems at the office, security personnel on location or CCTV monitoring. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that Cannon Guards Security, proud security service providers for over a decade, provide the highest quality services and training in Watford and the surrounding areas.
In addition to providing excellent service, another advantage for customers in Watford to enjoy is the fact that our central offices are based in Luton. This means that face-to-face communication can be arranged as easily as telephone or email, guaranteeing smooth and efficient co-operation from the point of the first contact.
Security services available in St. Albans
The security solutions we offer for companies in St. Albans include CCTV operation, door supervision, car park security, alarm response and access control. In addition, we offer training in security too, which may interest parties planning to operate in the private security sector. If your business is in need of any of the security solutions on offer at Cannon Guards, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.