A multi faceted security services business with a background ingrained within protecting with fortitude
Octaga is steeping in culture and heritage
In April 2001, Pilgrims Global Ltd was founded then rebranded to Octaga in 2004 by our Founder & CEO David Allison. After a distinguished career serving with the Elite 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment and then with UK Special Forces 22 SAS.
Having served in various hostile environments, Counter Terrorism, Close Protection and Surveillance roles, he and others with similar authentic specialist backgrounds, began to personally advise, assist, and carry out varied security roles within the civilian sectors. Gaining contracts and the trust from assisting Heads of Security in large corporations, Film, Pharmaceutical, Banking and Private High net worth / Family Offices, we became the service provider that became the first choice.
A manifold of security solutions formed from a passion
In 2003, Pilgrims Global earned recognition as an accepted member of the British Security Industry Association and the following year, the company re-branded as Octaga Security Services Ltd.
Based on the Greek word ‘Oktagonon’, meaning ‘eight angles’, Octaga symbolizes strength in its shape with the eight sides representing the eight key security services we provide – Risk Consultancy, Asset Protection, Technical Security Services, Close Protection/RST’s (Residential security teams), Surveillance, TSCM (Technical security counter measures) Training and Industry Profiling.
Later that same year we were accredited further with the National Security Inspectorate Guarding Gold, incorporating ISO 9001, BS 7858 & BS 7499 and in 2005, awarded the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Status.
To date, Octaga is one of the leading security and risk management companies in the UK, holding NSI Status in both Physical Security and Technical Systems; the Industry’s highest Award. We are also accredited in NSI Systems Gold, Safe Contractor and a BTEC Edexcel Approved National Training Centre for SIA Security Training courses.
A selection of our services
- Threat Assessment
- Risk Analysis
- Threat Profiling
- Individual and Group Close Protection
- Residential Security Teams (RSTs)
- Physical and Technical
- Incident and Fraud
- Commercial and Private
- Integrated Security Systems
- CCTV Supply
- Access & Perimeter Control Systems
- CCTV Design
- CCTV Installation and Maintenance
- Intruder & Fire Detection System
- Manned Guarding
- Transit of High Value Goods
- Asset Tracking
- Corporate & Private Events
- Public Events incl. Festivals, Concerts & Country Shows
- Bespoke Security Systems
- Overseas Projects
- Intelligence Reports
- Security Training
- Close Protection
- Hostile Environment Training
- Basic and Advanced Surveillance
- Corporate Security Awareness
- Driver Training (Vehicle and Safety Awareness, On and Off Road Remote and Hazardous Terrain)