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About Us

Security Watchdog is the industry leader and subject matter expert in all areas of UK and international background screening and pre-employment checks.

Our mission is to develop world-class risk mitigation partnerships with a global client portfolio, underpinned by 'delight through excellence' customer service principles. We have an unrivalled range of pre-employment screening solutions, offering background checks of every kind, in any combination for our clients in the UK and internationally.

Our VOLTi4 and eBulkPlus online systems harness world-class technology to minimise the time, complexity, cost and risk associated with employment screening. Both are proprietary Security Watchdog systems.

Since 1998, Security Watchdog has been at the forefront of the employment screening industry, helping to establish best practice industry standards in the world of employee background checks and working with the then Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) (now known as the now Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)) to develop the eBulk software that now drives the DBS checking system.

Our own enhanced version eBulkPlus is now a main-stay service offering to our 30,000-plus DBS clients, both hosted and under our umbrella licensed system.

Capita Plc acquired Security Watchdog in 2012 in a purchase which brought together the family ethos of the Basingstoke SME with the global traction of a major consulting, transformation and digital services business. Since then, Security Watchdog has gone from strength to strength in terms of sector growth, and the development of new products and services.

To find out more about how Security Watchdog became the industry's leading employment screening, vetting and consultancy company, take a look at our 25th Anniversary page.

Growth through flexibility

We design our service around your specific needs. Our bespoke risk mitigation strategies are matched to your company’s individual requirements and include:

  • Every available employment screening and background check solution
  • International employment screening
  • Training HR teams on secure data handling
  • Prevention of illegal working and identity fraud
  • Crisis management and strategy development
  • Principal documentation development
  • Remote advisory service and real-time support

Protecting your assets

We identify and minimise risk to businesses with a growing portfolio of best practice risk mitigation services in order to address known and future threats to your assets and employees.

Sharing our values with you

Security Watchdog is committed to preventing any risk in your organisation by constantly developing our performance and service offering, ensuring we exceed SLAs with all our clients.

We maintain the highest level of due diligence and our response to your requirements will always be innovative and effective, while ensuring total compliance with relevant legislation and standards.

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Why Security Watchdog?

We help businesses make informed hiring decisions by providing thorough and reliable background checks on prospective employees.
By partnering with us, businesses can benefit in several ways:

  • Reduce Hiring Risks: Our pre-employment screening and background checks help businesses identify potential red flags in a candidate's history, including criminal records, employment history, education, and more. This helps businesses make informed decisions and reduces the risk of a bad hire.
  • Protect Business Reputation: A bad hire can damage a business's reputation and result in financial losses. We conduct thorough background checks to help businesses minimise the risk of hiring someone who may harm the company's reputation.
  • Comply with Regulations: Many industries are subject to legal and regulatory requirements that mandate background checks for certain positions. Our services can help businesses comply with these requirements and avoid legal and financial penalties.
  • Save Time and Resources: Conducting background checks in-house can be time-consuming and expensive. By outsourcing these services to us, businesses can save time and resources and benefit from our expertise and technology.
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Contact Us

Contact our team to find out more.