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Security officers granted additional powers to tackle crime

Crime happens everywhere. Whilst Carter Solutions and Services Limited focus on commercial security at your place of work, the truth is that crime isn’t exclusive to business premises. For example, our door supervisors know this only too well, as being responsible for the security at licensed gaming venues, as well as nightclubs, gives them an insight into what goes on in the early hours of the morning of a town centre. This often requires our team to step in to diffuse situations, operating within the confines of the law as dictated by SIA licensing standards, before calling the local authorities.

4 September 2019

What modules does a SIA license cover

We never subcontract our staff, as we believe we’d lose the close relationship we have with the people in our team. We therefore take hiring new security officers extremely seriously, as the nature of the role requires remote working. This means we are putting our trust into our security guards to represent Carter Solutions and Services and maintain our exceptional reputation.

One thing we require upon application is a valid SIA license as this demonstrates a strong basic knowledge of what is expected. The qualification is the first step in a career in security and covers a vast array of modules, summarised below

30 July 2019

Security guards in the news

This week it’s been upsetting to see not one, not two, but three accounts of security officers being attacked during their shifts. Unfortunately, facing abuse is a known risk of the job, but that doesn’t excuse aggressive behaviour towards security guards, and it’s always something taken very seriously. In the below examples reported in the news this week, most attacks were a result of the perpetrator trying to steal, and the security officer on duty simply doing their role. Shoplifting is clearly against the law, and getting caught in the act was enough to drive these criminals to violence.

2 July 2019

Are security drones worth the hype?

Security drones have been growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see the initial appeal. They claim to be great for surveillance, and advanced models can even be used alongside technology that recognises vibrations and movement. They increasingly being used by homes and businesses, and there’s plenty of choice on the market at a variety of different price points. But are they really worth the hype?

25 January 2019

3 ways CSS Ltd can boost your security presence in 2019

A new year means fresh new thinking, and we hope this will encourage you to look at your current security presence on site. It doesn’t matter if you’re an education professional, part of a large – or indeed, small – corporate organisation, a licensed gaming organisation, a construction site or a retailer. All of these industries require a security presence in 2019, and we’ve put together 3 key ways in which CSS Ltd can assist you.

2 January 2019

Invest in excellent security during the longer, darker, colder nights.

It’s well and truly winter, and that means darker and colder nights! What’s particularly alarming is the spike seen in burglaries during the winter months.

26 November 2018