White Papers

Dynam­ic Site Secu­ri­ty: guards ver­sus tech­nol­o­gy (Spe­cial Con­struc­tion Site edition)

Out­lin­ing the strengths and lim­i­ta­tions of manned guard­ing solu­tions com­pared with tech­no­log­i­cal alter­na­tives, and sum­maris­ing cur­rent best prac­tice in the pro­tec­tion of con­struc­tion sites.

Guards ver­sus tech­nol­o­gy — Pro­tect­ing vacant com­mer­cial prop­er­ty (Vacant Prop­er­ty edition)

This white paper out­lines the strengths and lim­i­ta­tions of manned guard­ing solu­tions comm­pared with tech­no­log­i­cal alter­na­tives with par­tic­u­lar ref­er­ence to pro­tect­ing con­struc­tion and build­ing sites.


Although squat­ting of homes is ille­gal, vacant com­mer­cial prop­er­ties remain prone to inva­sions of sev­er­al kinds. This arti­cle, that appeared in the lead­ing Facil­i­ties Man­age­ment jour­nal, Facil­i­tate, has been adapt­ed from a pre­sen­ta­tion by VPS at an RICS (Roy­al Insti­tute of Char­tered Sur­vey­ors) event last year. 

How to tack­le con­den­sa­tion on win­dows and doors

Advice on tack­ling con­den­sa­tion in the home. 

VPS cold weath­er plan for vacant properties

Advice on pro­tect­ing vacant prop­er­ty from win­ter weather.

The Vacant Prop­er­ty Risk List — A focus on Inspections

VPS, the country’s lead­ing vacant prop­er­ty spe­cial­ists, have issued The Risk List, explain­ing why we rec­om­mend inspec­tions as a min­i­mum, and why the major­i­ty of insur­ers will insist upon these being car­ried out.