It will come as no surprise that from November to January, businesses typically see almost a 30% rise in robberies. As nights get longer, thieves get bolder, taking advantage of the colder, darker nights to gain entry to your business.
There are several measures you can take to reduce this risk, with manned guarding or mobile patrols being the number 1 deterrent, excellent at reducing the risk of crime at your premises.
Remove the darkness
An obvious measure you can take is lighting. Motion sensor lighting is quick and relatively cheap to install, and we can work with you to identify the weak spots in your perimeter and buildings to best place effective lighting – this might be windows, doors, and back entrances.
Along the same vein is a little bit of gardening! Pruning back thick bushes and trees, or removing them all together takes away easy hiding places as well as branches to climb to gain access to windows, for example.
Make everyone aware that you have security measures in place. This might be illuminating a sign that says you have CCTV, or perhaps even a Carter Security sign that clearly states you have trained security officers in place. Your signage is only as good as its visibility, so make sure you’re crystal clear in your placement to deter opportunistic criminals.
Invest in quality security
Finally, there’s our manned guarding services, or mobile patrols, or CCTV management – whichever best fits your budget and business. We can provide security officers 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week – this means your business will be covered throughout these dark nights. We can also provide an alarm response service, meaning if an alarm is triggered at your business out of hours, we can deploy trained security officers to attend the scene and assess the situation. This would include detaining trespassers and calling the local authorities.
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 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. You will need to hold a valid SIA license before applying.