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Do thermal imagery cameras still work in minus temperatures?

Brrr it is cold outside! With the temperatures dipping below zero and the nights now longer and darker than ever, you’d be forgiven for thinking that security officers would struggle this time of year. You’d be wrong – well as far as security officers that are part of the Carter Solutions and Services team!

5th December 2019

National security coverage with the attention only a local company can provide.

We take the quality of the security we provide extremely seriously, and we’re fully aware of the problems that can occur when a business grows. As a national provider of a range of security services, we have grown from humble roots. Started by Nick Carter, we’re hugely proud of the journey our business has taken, but it hasn’t been without strict quality control along the way! There are four key factors to consider, that of recruitment, training, staff appreciation and remote management and we think we’ve done a great job of maintaining quality throughout our history and into our future.

29th November 2019

What do we look for in a quality security officer?

Having strong principles and knowing the difference between right and wrong is one of the key things we look for when recruiting for security officers. De-escalation training is difficult, there’s no doubt about it. Knowing how to handle a situation and having a clear moral compass in the face of adversity is a very difficult skill, and often something that can’t be taught. We consistently rely on our security officers to make the right call and to know their limits, knowing when the right time is to call for the local authorities, for example.

21st November 2019

The surprising benefits of being a security officer.

When it comes to a career in security, there’s perhaps a few aspects of the job that might be a little surprising.

20th November 2019

Is your business at risk of authorised access from criminals?

One of the most common problems with security that we hear about time and time again is with unauthorised access.

15th November 2019

Should you out-source your security or hire in-house?

Making a decision about the security of your company is a difficult one. It should never be rushed, with all aspects carefully considered. Your location, individual needs and budget will all play a factor, and one question we get asked time and time again is should you hire in-house or contract a security provider instead? Whilst in many industries, it makes sense to hire in house, for security, the opposite applies, and here’s why.

13th November 2019

Remember, remember your security agenda…

I think it’s fair to say that winter has arrived. It’s cold, it’s dark and with Halloween now been and gone we’re left with Bonfire Night and then the countdown to Christmas begins. Winter is arguably the most vulnerable time for your business when it comes to security as the nights are longer, and it’s much more likely for sites to be unattended and quieter. After all, no one likes to be out and about when it’s freezing cold and wet outside! This makes businesses much more vulnerable, so it’s hugely important to consider your security agenda at this time of year.

5th November 2019

Four ways to choose your security provider

Choosing your security provider could be a stressful time with a lot of unknowns. The last thing you want to do is to make your business more vulnerable by not choosing the right company! We’ve put together four ways to ensure the security provider you opt for is reliable, effective and efficient.

4th November 2019