Published: 30 Sep 2022 in

The weather has most certainly changed, with a wet start to the autumn and a notable dip in temperature! There are a number of reasons why security services such as manned guarding and mobile patrols are preferable in bad weather, which we detail below.

CCTV struggles in bad weather due to limited visibility

CCTV footage is always best in broad daylight when imagery will be clearer. In poorer weather conditions, it will inevitably be more difficult to get a confirmed identity of individuals looking to cause damage to your property. This is especially the case in very stormy weather late at night when heavy rainfall could impact visibility further. This is where mobile patrols and manned guarding, in particular, will have a distinct advantage, as nothing beats having feet on the ground actively patrolling your business premises! Our security officers are all equipped with excellent sturdy footwear and waterproof jackets, as well as body cameras, meaning whatever the weather, we're always more than prepared.

We can also provide you with thermal intruder identification should that be determined the most suitable for your needs and location. This is especially useful as days become shorter and shorter and weather becomes more dank. This picks up images using body heat, meaning trespassers are lit up on the screen and therefore much easer to see. It does however make identification of that individual more difficult that a clear CCTV image. It would therefore be down to our security officers to attend the scene and remove them from your property – calling the local authorities to assist with identification if required.

Bad weather could cause damage to your perimeters

High winds, flooding, and heavy rain can all cause damage to your gates, fences, hedges and anything else that enclosing your business premises. Part of our role as security officers is checking the perimeters and reporting damage to you, but ensuring they’re maintained ahead of any bad weather is greatly recommended. Damage to your physical security measures such as railings and barbed wire could make it much easier for individuals to gain access to your property, therefore, having it reported quickly so it can be repaired will assist in crime prevention at your business.

For more information on how we can work and advise you on our security services, 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.

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