Working outdoors is part of the job when it comes to mobile patrols, manned guarding and door supervisors, and that means whatever the weather, we will be vigilant when it comes to security. Even though it’s May, we don’t seem to be having much luck with the weather, and that’s made us think about how the weather can affect crime at your business, and what we can do as a professional security provider to assist.
Research has shown that crime levels tend to be higher when the weather is warmer, and reduced when the weather is wet or cold. This makes sense, especially when it comes to vandalism and trespassing, as these crimes tend to take place outdoors by passers-by who might want to try their luck. For our security officers, this doesn’t mean sitting back and relaxing when the weather is poor! In fact, there are plenty of reasons to be extra aware when the weather is bad.
Poor visuals on CCTV
CCTV footage is always best in broad daylight when imagery will be clearer. In poorer weather conditions, it will be more difficult to get confirmed identification of a trespassing or vandalising individual. This is especially the case in very stormy weather when heavy rainfall could impact visibility further. This is where mobile patrols and manned guarding will have a distinct advantage, as nothing beats having feet on the ground, patrolling your business premises. Our security officers are all equipped with excellent sturdy footwear and waterproof jackets, meaning whatever the weather, we’re always more than prepared.
Checking the perimeters for flood or storm damage
High winds, flooding and heavy rain can all cause damage to your business site, especially if you have tall fencing around the perimeter. Part of our role as security officers is checking the perimeters and reporting damage to you. 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 support your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.
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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