It’s one thing contracting trained security guards, but quite another to conduct a thorough risk assessment of your business premises and determine the strategy around your security needs. With over 30 years of experience in the security world, Nick Carter of Carter Consultancy can work with your business to advise you on exactly how you should approach the physical security of your business.

Determining internal threats

If your business has a high turnover of staff, a large corporation, or you’re in an industry where differing shifts patterns make it difficult to know who is in control of keys, internal threats to your business might be much higher than you think. Having a designated keyholding service and perhaps even an unlock/lock service takes the pressure of employees, and removes the risk of keyholders abusing their power. A trained security guard would be in control of the keys, meaning there’s no risk of keys being lost, stolen, copied or lent to others. It means there’s just one team of security officers accountable, and in doing so removes the risk of mistreating a keyholder role.

Analysing your existing security measures

Perhaps you already have CCTV and alarms in place… but what about the condition of your doors and windows? Is the technology you’re using safe? Are there better, more cost-efficient, and effective solutions on the market to what you already have in place? Carter Consultancy can discuss your existing security measures with you and help you determine your next steps.

Assessing your perimeters

The need for secure perimeters will be based partly on the location of your site. Rural settings might need a different approach compared to those based in cities centres, such as concrete blockades, for example. Fencing, gates, CCTV, thermal imagery and access will all need to be discussed, as will the number of people you’d expect to be assessing your site. It might be that mobile patrols are most suitable, or that manned guarding is recommended. Knowing the right security measures to take need no be a daunting and costly investment, Carter Security can guide you through the process.

For more information on how we can work advise you on security at your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up-to-date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract, we invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.