Our Approach

We provide protection dog handler teams to support or replace conventional security guards in situations where a security officer alone is not a sufficiently effective solution.



A protection dog handler team provides a more effective solution than several man guards and is a more effective deterrent for a range of sites including; distribution centres, unoccupied sites, stores and sites with heightened risks.

We are responsible for the protection of a variety of Critical National Infrastructure, high value and high risk assets and also provide protection dog handler teams to assist and support door staff in enforcing entrance policies at venues and events.

We pay particular attention to our dogs’ socialisation, tracking and containment skills – skills which are often overlooked in the sector. Our mainly ex military and Police trained protection dog handler teams are responsible for numerous detentions and arrests every month, which often result in a conviction at court. GSS provide demonstrations of our protection dog handler  teams to potential clients, either at our training facility or at their own premises.

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The Benefits
  • Improved deterrent: The presence of a dog is often enough
  • Improved results: A protection dog handler team is much more effective at containing suspects and reducing violent behaviours
  • Reduced cost: A protection dog handler team can do the job of up to 8 security guards – generating savings of £280,000 per year (based on 108 hours)
  • Reduced criminality: On our clients’ sites and in the wider neighbourhood
Case Study
National Grid

GSS were appointed to secure a 50 acre site in Manchester. The presence of large quantities of valuable metals meant this site was a prime target. There had been a significant amount of thefts from the site by organised criminal gangs. In many cases the mere presence of our protection dog handler team is a sufficient deterrent to make potential offenders move on to a ‘softer target’.

GSS deployed an experienced dog handling team, night vision equipment, perimeter intruder detection system and an all terrain vehicle. During our three-year engagement, the site has not been subjected to a single successful attempt, intelligence has been gathered and arrests have been made – all directly attributed to the work of the GSS teams.

“We appointed GSS as this site had been suffering significant losses over a long period. Their appraisal of the threat and the proposals they came up with really turned the approach to security on the site on its head. GSS’ proposals have resulted in a number of arrests. Since their appointment there have been no losses or thefts from the site”.

National Account Manager,
National Grid